Browsing Archive April, 2013

Link Roundup: Harvey Day #5

Happy Matt Harvey Day!  Matt Harvey (4-0, 0.93 ERA, 0.66 WHIP, 9.9 SO/9) takes the mound against…well, who cares? It’s Matt Harvey Day.

But seriously, it’s Ted Lilly and the Dodgers at Citi Field.

There’s lots of reaction to last night’s loss.  Mark (Bleepin’) Ellis Chippered the Mets with a pair of home runs, and a hot shot that knocked Jon Niese on his butt and out of the game.  Niese is day-to-day and says he’ll make his next start.  We shall see.

Josh Edgin got lit up last night and now sports a 10.80 ERA.  Terry Collins is concerned.  Edgin’s fastball was straight and his slider was a cement mixer.  Could Robert Carson, who did yeoman’s work on short notice after replacing the injured Niese, be in line to replace Edgin?  Shaun Marcum is due to be activated on Saturday, and someone in the bullpen is going to have to head out to Vegas.  Or maybe another answer could come from within.

Jack Leathersich continued his scoreless streak in Binghamton last night.  The Leather Rocket is slight of build, but has 15 Ks in 10 innings this year.  Perhaps his time won’t come this year, but we may see him in Queens soon.

The Mets have a lot of flaws, that’s really not news.  But let’s just hold our horses.

It’s Matt Harvey Day.


Wild Night in Colorado Springs

It was a wild night in Colorado Springs on the night of April 20th.  And it had nothing whatsoever to do with the state-wide legalization of pot.

The Las Vegas 51s, the new Mets Triple-A affiliate took game one of their four game set with the Sky Sox, 10-6 (Box Score), and the wildness came from the mound.  Maybe the pitchers got a contact high.


BREAKING: Travis d’Arnaud’s Foot

Last night, Mets catching prospect Travis d’Arnaud took a foul tip off the top of his foot.  He was later removed from the game.  Today, he was diagnosed with a non-displaced fracture of the first metatarsal bone.  The approximate amount of time he will miss has not been determined.

This could be a serious injury considering how much that area of your foot flexes when you get into a crouch.

Obviously, this is a big loss for the Mets, even though John Buck‘s hot start mitigates it a little.

d’Arnaud has had a history of injuries that has limited his time in the minors.  This one was a freak thing that simply is part of the life of a catcher.  Hopefully he will lose a minimum of time.