Category: ‘Relief Pitchers’

Hansel Robles Suspended Three Games for Throwing at Cameron Rupp
October 2nd, 2015 at 8:48 AM
New York Mets' relief pitcher Hansel Robles was suspended for three games by Major League Baseball for his actions in Wednesday night's game. During that game, Robles was ejected for throwing a 93 mile per hour fastball near the ear of Philadelphia Phillies' Cameron Rupp in the sixth inning. Both...

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...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Appears Perilously Thin at Crucial Time
August 20th, 2015 at 7:09 PM
Once a defined strength of the New York Mets, the club's bullpen has eroded over the last few weeks. The addition of Tyler Clippard looked to be a move to fortify a strong unit back in late July, but Clippard merely replaced Jenrry Mejia after the latter was suspended for...

New York Mets Concerned About Bobby Parnell’s Recent Struggles
August 17th, 2015 at 11:37 AM
The New York Mets' bullpen, considered one of the team's strengths, was a major letdown this weekend. The unit gave up the game in extra inning affairs on Friday and Saturday and was torched for seven runs yesterday afternoon. The main culprit in two of those outings was Bobby Parnell,...

Minor League Mondays: Josh Smoker Making Push to Contribute to Major League Bullpen
August 10th, 2015 at 1:32 PM
Its no secret that the New York Mets have been searching for a left handed reliever that can get lefties out for much of the season. Jerry Blevins started the season as a lights out fit in the role, but he had his forearm fractured on a line drive in...