Category: ‘Starting Pitchers’

Battle for Fifth Starter’s Spot Could Come Down to Wire for New York Mets
March 20th, 2017 at 11:25 AM
With only two weeks left in spring training, the New York Mets have most of their roster spots accounted for. There are several battles for positions that are still ongoing, however, and none of those is bigger than the race for the final slot in the Mets' starting rotation. For...

Zack Wheeler Set to Make Spring Debut on March 10th
March 1st, 2017 at 1:40 PM
The New York Mets are set to begin rolling out their top starting pitchers this weekend, beginning with Noah Syndergaard taking the ball on Friday. Syndergaard will be followed on the next three days by Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Steven Matz, but the big wild card remains Zack Wheeler....

Former Pitcher Tom House Claims Noah Syndergaard is at Increased Injury Risk This Season
February 18th, 2017 at 3:12 PM
The most dependable player in the New York Mets' rotation last season was starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard. Syndergaard was the only one of the Mets' young guns to stay healthy for the entire season, going 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA while emerging as the staff's ace. After tossing 183.2 innings...

Zack Wheeler’s Elbow Tenderness Opens Door for Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo to Claim Rotation Spot
February 16th, 2017 at 10:10 AM
A new year for the New York Mets began with the same old story for young right hander Zack Wheeler. Wheeler's first throwing session of the season was marred by reports of tenderness in his right elbow. That elbow has been on the shelf for the past two seasons as...

Terry Collins Says Fifth Starter’s Role Will Be Open Competition in Spring Training
February 13th, 2017 at 6:03 PM
On the second full day of spring training, New York Mets' manager Terry Collins met with the media to address some issues facing the team. The Mets appear to be stacked entering the season with a strong rotation, a deep stable of every day players, and a solid bullpen. There...