Jeremy Hefner 2 (Baron)

Hefner pitches two innings in rehab

Jeremy Hefner, rehabbing from Tommy John surgery, pitched two innings for the Gulf Coast League Mets.

In his two innings of work, he allowed two hits, one run and struck out one.

He recently threw a perfect inning for the GCL Mets on July 13.

Hefner said recently that he may be able to pitch in the major league game in 2014 (ESPN, June 22).

“If there’s a need here, and they want me here, I can foresee that,” Hefner said.

Hefner underwent Tommy John surgery on August 28, 2013, six weeks before Matt Harvey had the same surgery.




24 comments
Tarheel11
Tarheel11

I just don't get why this guy even gets mentioned. 8-15 record on a 28 year old (not a kid) with a career 4.65 ERA who has been a negative WAR guy both of his years in the majors. What am I missing?

metfaninva
metfaninva

Hefner is a good guy as well.  My son was in DC last season to see a game.  Hefner walked up to my son, watching pre-game warmups with a Mets jersey and hat on, and talked with him to 20 minutes. Good guy.  Quality pitcher we need to keep in the mix.

Mike Dell Italia
Mike Dell Italia

Jus another pitcher to add to list, we have so much depth I'm to part w someone for a bat

hankincolo
hankincolo

He was very good before he got hurt. I keep forgetting about him. Thanks for posting Metsblog.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Gosh, I guess Dr Harvey will be looking over Hefner's shoulder and breathing hard.

C Nerrie
C Nerrie

Any way to get you to stop saying "six weeks"?

Hefner: Wednesday, August 28

Harvey: Tuesday, October 22

Difference: one day shy of 8 weeks

It's important because, as you know, people compare their progress.

kingman76
kingman76

Mike Puma ‏@NYPost_Mets 
Terry Collins on his bullpen: "Are they overworked? Hell, I won’t know that until the end of August,” 

Both he and Warthen need to go before they jeopardize 2015 and beyond.

7up17left
7up17left

Israel launching offensive in Gaza....

Ukraine shooting down domestic airplanes...

Heff throwing 2 rehab innings...


Sometimes you have to remember it is just a game.....

Nico Centanni
Nico Centanni

Could make an nice addition to the pen down the stretch

wingo43
wingo43

What was his velocity like?

queva
queva

Great! If we trade Colon--Hefner can step in!

mets2014
mets2014

@Tarheel11  he had a nice stretch last season leading up to the all star break.  if memory serves me correctly, Baltimore approached the mets about him but they couldn't work anything out...then he was gone for the season

1harris1
1harris1

LMAO if indeed Terry actually said that.

hankincolo
hankincolo

@7up17left It is just a game, but I do come here to get away from the crap that goes on around the world. Let's please stick to sports.
 Thank you.

nashbo
nashbo

@7up17left this is a sports blog... we don't come here to talk politics, international affairs, current events (other than ones pertaining to the mets).  You must have not realized what website you were visiting or something.  

jenkins
jenkins

@wingo43 Most of his time with the Mets he threw 90-91. Then he suddenly was throwing 93-94 and kicking zzz.

Michael Leiman
Michael Leiman

@queva I don't think the Mets will be looking to Hef anytime soon, even if they did trade Colon. I'd expect they'd want him to at least throw a few games in Triple A before even considering bringing him up...another words, perhaps after the September roster expansion. I really liked him before his injury...he had about a 6 to 8 week stretch where he was as effective as anyone. Seems like a good guy and I wish him well. Don't expect his future will be with the Mets, though.

7up17left
7up17left

@nashbo @7up17left Dude, please don't preach to me.  I've been a contributor to this site as long as anyone.


The purpose of my comment was to put things in perspective, if you can't handle that...too bad. 

Mexpert
Mexpert

@nashbo Relax u don't own the blog !! Free country last I heard.

metsfanman
metsfanman

@Michael Leiman @queva There does seem to be more potential starting pitchers than spots for next year if everyone states healthy and/or isn't traded and Hefner may well not be one of their 5 best options, but I do wonder if Hefner could serve a role as a long reliever/spot starter, though the Mets may already kind of have that in Carlos Torres (who also pitches late in games). If Dice K does not return in 2015, it could make sense to have Hefner replace him, primarily as a reliever, which will hopefully be Dice K's role again once Niese returns..