Category: ‘Starting Pitchers’

Report: Steven Matz Receives Injection for Ailing Back
October 3rd, 2015 at 4:13 PM
The New York Mets' injury subplot for the final week of the regular season centers on starting pitcher Steven Matz. Matz injured his back by getting a bad night of sleep in Philadelphia on Tuesday, leading the Mets to skip his scheduled start in that series. The Mets initially declared...

Jonathon Niese Works in Relief for First Time Since 2011
September 30th, 2015 at 10:17 AM
New York Mets' starting pitcher Jonathon Niese took on a new job assignment last night. With the playoff rotation all but set, Niese approached Mets' manager Terry Collins last week about shifting to the bullpen. Collins obliged, so Niese made his first relief appearance since 2011 last night. The outing...

Matt Harvey Asked New York Mets for More Work Saturday
September 28th, 2015 at 2:02 PM
When the New York Mets clinched the National League East on Saturday afternoon, a big part of the win came as a result of a dominant start from Matt Harvey. Harvey had been embroiled in controversy in recent weeks after his agent, Scott Boras, claimed that the Mets needed to...

New York Mets Could Use Bartolo Colon, Jonathon Niese in Relief Next Week
September 27th, 2015 at 8:40 AM
The New York Mets are clearly planning on using their four top young starters in the playoff rotation. Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz would be in the postseason rotation. That would relegate the other two starters from the six man rotation, Jonathon Niese and Bartolo Colon,...

Jacob DeGrom’s Next Start Will Be Skipped
September 20th, 2015 at 10:23 AM
As the New York Mets mapped out their rotation following the Subway Series, they made one interesting decision. Prior to yesterday's game with the New York Yankees, Mets' manager Terry Collins confirmed that Jacob deGrom's next scheduled start will be skipped. Logan Verrett will take the ball for deGrom on...