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Category: ‘Starting Pitchers’

Steven Matz Looks Sharp in Latest Rehab Start
August 27th, 2015 at 10:07 AM
The New York Mets want to get starting pitcher Steven Matz back in their rotation soon. Matz, who has been out since mid-July with a lat injury, should help the Mets stretch out their rotation once he is activated from the disabled list. The Mets currently have Matz out on...

New York Mets May Skip Matt Harvey’s Start on Sunday
August 20th, 2015 at 10:35 AM
A big part of the New York Mets' loss last night was the decision to pull reliever Logan Verrett early. Verrett only threw six pitches in the sixth inning against the Baltimore Orioles, but he was pulled for Hansel Robles in the seventh with the Mets clinging to a 4-3...

New York Mets Will Likely Skip Some Starts for Young Pitchers in September
August 19th, 2015 at 8:47 AM
For a while, the New York Mets have indicated that they are planning to ensure their young starting pitchers will be available for postseason play and critical games down the stretch. The Mets have also indicated they want their young starters, particularly Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard, to get some...

New York Mets Try to Balance Innings Limits and Playoff Chase
August 13th, 2015 at 7:15 PM
The New York Mets find themselves all alone in first place tonight thanks in large part to their strong starting rotation. The rotation has seen a starter pitch at least seven innings 52 times in 113 games, Rockies' beat reporter Danny Knobler reports. Those strong starts have helped save the...

Noah Syndergaard’s Home/Road Splits Should Concern New York Mets
August 9th, 2015 at 11:49 AM
While everyone has sung Noah Syndergaard's praises for the past few weeks, there has been a bit of an alarming trend for him. That trend continued last night, when the Tampa Bay Rays beat up Syndergaard to the tune of five runs in just four innings pitched. This came just...

Terry Collins Challenges Rafael Montero to Get Back on Field
August 6th, 2015 at 3:32 PM
The New York Mets could really use Rafael Montero in their rotation down the stretch to help save a few innings for the other starting pitchers. Montero almost was in the rotation at the beginning of the season, and made one start in April before going down with a shoulder...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, July 2015: Noah Syndergaard
August 4th, 2015 at 7:29 AM
When it came time to choose our Met of the Month winner for July, it was a bit of a difficult choice. Lucas Duda nearly stole the award with his showstopping end to July, and he actually hit eight homers and 12 RBI's for the month. The thing that cost...

Minor League Mondays: Michael Fulmer Latest Pitching Prospect to Rise in New York Mets’ System
July 20th, 2015 at 11:46 AM
Now that Steven Matz has made his big league debut, there are no top pitching prospects on the horizon for the New York Mets. The starting rotation for the Triple-A Las Vegas 51's features Dillon Gee, Logan Verrett, Matt Bowman, Darin Gorski, and Tyler Pill. None of those players figure...

New York Mets not Planning Return to Six Man Rotation in Second Half
July 19th, 2015 at 7:28 AM
When Steven Matz joined the New York Mets' rotation at the end of June, the team announced they were planning to go with a six man rotation for the remainder of the season. The plan looked good as the starters all pitched pretty well in that stretch, but Matz suffered...

Rafael Montero on Mend for New York Mets
July 15th, 2015 at 12:28 PM
It seems like a whole other season where Rafael Montero was a factor for the New York Mets. Montero actually began the campaign in the bullpen before being sent to Triple-A Las Vegas to stretch back out as a starter. The Mets gave Montero a spot start in Miami back...

Noah Syndergaard Will Start Second Half for New York Mets
July 12th, 2015 at 3:03 PM
The New York Mets announced their plans for their rotation after the All Star Break prior to today's game against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Mets' Manager Terry Collins told reporters that Noah Syndergaard will kick off the second half on Friday in St. Louis, MetsBlog.com reports. After Syndergaard, Bartolo Colon and...

Jacob DeGrom Named to National League All Star Team, Jeurys Familia in Final Vote Mix
July 6th, 2015 at 10:31 PM
In the end, most figured that the only two All Star candidates the New York Mets really had were starting pitcher Jacob deGrom and closer Jeurys Familia. Mets' skipper Terry Collins stumped for both of his players' candidacies over the weekend, although he noted he has no control over the...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, June 2015: Jacob DeGrom
July 3rd, 2015 at 10:02 AM
Unlike in April and May, there wasn't much competition for the Met of the Month Award in June. The offense's nose dive into oblivion forced us to disqualify anyone from that side of the ball, so Curtis Granderson's hot finish to June didn't factor into our decision. The pitchers fared...

Trade Market Beginning to Develop for Jonathon Niese
June 29th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
The New York Mets have acknowledged they are actively searching for help on offense before the trade deadline. The offense has been absolutely atrocious, as the Mets went through a stretch where they scored 15 runs in 10 games recently. Not surprisingly, the Mets lost seven of those 10 games....

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Steven Matz
June 28th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets have been a factory for elite young pitching prospects over the last several years. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler started the trend in 2012 and 2013 respectively, with Jacob deGrom making a surprise entrance last season. Noah Syndergaard joined the big club this season, and now...

New York Mets Will Move Back to Six Man Rotation Starting Sunday
June 26th, 2015 at 4:55 PM
General Manager Sandy Alderson confirmed the world's worst kept secret at a press conference this afternoon. The New York Mets are planning on promoting Steven Matz to the major leagues on Sunday, where he will make his major league debut against the Cincinnati Reds. Alderson elaborated on Matz's arrival, however,...

New York Mets Might Call Steven Matz up Tomorrow
June 25th, 2015 at 5:51 PM
The New York Mets finally got a win today, defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-0 to snap a seven game losing skid. There may be more positive news on the way. According to a report from Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal, the Mets are calling up top pitching prospect Steven Matz tomorrow....

Dillon Gee on Waivers After New York Mets Fail to Trade Him
June 21st, 2015 at 6:22 PM
The New York Mets placed Dillon Gee on waivers this afternoon, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Gee, who was designated for assignment last Monday, actually drew some interest from other teams. The Mets, however, failed to reach a deal and placed Gee on outright waivers. If Gee is not...

Dillon Gee’s Next Step Unclear After DFA by New York Mets
June 17th, 2015 at 12:21 PM
The clock officially struck midnight on Dillon Gee's tenure with the New York Mets at approximately 4:00 on Monday, when the team designated him for assignment. Gee had been in limbo the whole season as the sixth and unwanted starter in the Mets' rotation. The Mets started him out in...

Dillon Gee to Start Sunday as New York Mets Go to “Light” Six Man Rotation
June 12th, 2015 at 6:26 PM
The New York Mets made a big buzz going to a six man rotation a few weeks ago, then quickly abandoned it after one turn. The situation, which ended with Dillon Gee being shunted to the bullpen, was absolutely ridiculous and irritated nearly every member of the rotation to some...