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 Mike Phillips
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
By Mike Phillips
Atlanta-The New York Mets entered their double header with the Atlanta Braves expecting to get a look at their future on the mound. While Zack Wheeler's eagerly anticipated major league debut is hours away, the team's ace Matt Harvey got to work early in the day portion of the doubleheader. Harvey delivered one of his best outings of the season, flirting with a no hitter again and striking out a career high 13 as the Mets defeated the Braves 4-3 to grab the opener of the twin bill.
The Mets jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Marlon Byrd delivered an RBI single to score Daniel Murphy. John Buck expanded on that lead in the fourth with a solo home run. Buck's 12th homer of the year stretched the Mets lead to 2-0, a lead that would look to be insurmountable with the way Harvey (6-1, 2.16 ERA) was dealing. Harvey set an early tone for the game with how he was dealing, as his fastball was absolutely electric. Harvey's fastball was recorded at 100 miles per hour in the first inning, and you could hear the pop off of catcher John Buck's mitt the whole day.Read more... Join the Conversation...
By Mike Phillips
After waiting for nearly four hours to play baseball last night, the New York Mets lost 2-1 to the Atlanta Braves on a walk off home run by Freddie Freeman. Today the two teams will play a day/night double header to make up one of the games that was rained out in early May. Today will be special for Mets' fans as it will offer a glimpse into the future of the Mets, as Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler will pitch in the double header. It is rare when a Matt Harvey (5-1, 2.04 ERA) start is the undercard for the Mets as "Harvey Day" has become the most anticipated day of the week for the Mets and their fans. Harvey will start the matinee game today, while the night cap will feature the eagerly anticipated debut of Wheeler. As far as Atlanta is concerned, Alex Wood (0-0, 3.52 ERA) will start this afternoon's contest. First pitch for the afternoon game at Turner Field is scheduled for 1:10 pm. Here is this afternoon's Mets' lineup:
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