Hopefully the Mets will switch from a six-man rotation to the traditional five-man rotation sooner rather than later. Shaun Marcum was ineffective and lost, again, to fall to 0-9 on the season. His days in the starting rotation could be numbered as the Mets move to a five-man rotation in the coming weeks. Marcum was knocked out in the fifth and the Met bats could not pick their starting pitcher up as they dropped the fourth game of the series to the Atlanta Braves by a score of 5-3.Read more... Join the Conversation...
By Kyle Brosnan
By Kyle Brosnan
Wait, so the Mets have pitchers other than Zack Wheeler and Matt Harvey? Indeed they do and the Mets (27-40) look to build off of their double-header sweep yesterday as they take on the Atlanta Braves (42-30) in the fourth game of a five game set at Turner Field. First pitch for tonight’s game is 7:10.
The Mets send Shaun Marcum (0-8, 5.43 ERA) to the hill still in search of his first victory of the season. The Braves counter with Kris Medlen (3-7, 3.09 ERA). The Met lineup is after the jump.Read more... Join the Conversation...
By Mike Phillips
The New York Mets are continuing to try and juggle up their mix of outfielders, and added a new face to the mix after last night's double header sweep of the Atlanta Braves. The Mets and the Colorado Rockies completed a trade last night that saw the teams swap players they recently designated for assignment. The Mets picked up outfielder Eric Young Jr. from Colorado, and the Rockies will receive righty Collin McHugh. Young, 28, was batting .242 with one home run and six RBI's for the Rockies before being DFA'd last week. McHugh, who was waived so the Mets could add Carlos Torres to the 40 man roster last weekend, was 0-1 with a 10.29 ERA in three appearances for the Mets.Read more... Join the Conversation...
By Steve Popoloski
The New York Mets completed a sweep of their doubleheader with the Atlanta Braves Tuesday night with a 6-1 victory at Turner Field. Top prospect Zack Wheeler looked solid in his long awaited MLB debut, tossing six shutout innings, allowing four hits and five walks while striking out seven. Wheeler (W, 1-0) threw his final pitch of the evening with the game tied at 0-0 and looked to be in line for a no-decision, but the Met bats came alive at just the right time for the rookie.
After Josh Satin led off the inning with a single for his first hit of the 2013 MLB season, backup catcher Anthony Recker hit a bomb to dead center field off Braves starter Paul Maholm (L, 7-6) who had cruised up until that point. Wheeler did bat for himself later in the inning, striking out after a failed bunt attempt but did not take to the mound for the home half of the seventh, having thrown 102 pitches (55 for strikes) to that point. Wheeler struggled a bit with his command in his debut, not unlike some of Matt Harvey's early starts, but did a great job in big spots getting out of trouble and keeping the Braves off the scoreboard.Read more... Join the Conversation...
By Steve Popoloski
The New York Mets (26-40) will look to pick up where they left off Tuesday evening against the Atlanta Braves (42-29) after taking the first game of a day-night doubleheader by a score of 4-3. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM at Turner Field in Atlanta. The nightcap will mark the long awaited debut of starting pitcher Zack Wheeler who has posted a 4-2 record with a 3.93 ERA in thirteen starts this season for the AAA Las Vegas 51's. Wheeler will wear #45 in his MLB debut.
Mets Starting Lineup
- LF Colin Cowgill
- 2B Daniel Murphy
- 3B David Wright
- RF Marlon Byrd
- 1B Josh Satin
- C Anthony Recker
- CF Juan Lagares
- SS Omar Quintanilla
- SP Zack Wheeler
Wheeler will face veteran Paul Maholm (7-5, 3.65), who has not faced the Mets yet in 2013. The southpaw holds a career 6-3 record against the Amazins, with a 3.65 ERA.
- MetsBlog.com is reporting the Mets are close to announcing a deal worth close to $2.6 Million for their first-round draft pick Dominic Brown. The eighteen year-old first baseman will officially sign Tuesday or Wednesday night according to Robert Brender.