Jenrry Mejia celebrates

Mejia could pitch in both games if needed

Jenrry Mejia could pitch in both games of Sunday’s doubleheader on Sunday, Terry Collins said (Ehalt, May 25).

Mejia felt no issue with his arm after pitching back-to-back days in relief, and said he’s ready to pitch again, Collins told reporters Friday.

Mejia has not allowed a run in five relief appearances this season, during which he is 2-for-2 in save opportunities.

“This is my new home,” Mejia said about pitching in relief (Star-Ledger, May 24).




24 comments
Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

Things are looking up for Mejia!!!

Darrell Smith
Darrell Smith

If Terry uses Meja in both games , he is risking the teams season.WE seem to have found a closer , the last thing we need is one with another arm injury. 

Keith Allen-Verdi
Keith Allen-Verdi

I'm hoping Montero pitches a shutout lol

Juan Lagares, cf 
Daniel Murphy, 2b 
David Wright, 3b 
Curtis Granderson, rf 
Chris Young, lf 
Lucas Duda, 1b 
Ruben Tejada, ss 
Juan Centeno, c 
Rafael Montero, rhp

chasesimms
chasesimms

They're also considering teaching Mejia how to play first and left field.

chasesimms
chasesimms

Disregard any sentence that ends in the words "Terry Collins said."

Joe Clark
Joe Clark

He won't pitch because they can't score runs.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

I like Mejia but I also think he is eager to pitch even at the risk of injury to his arm.

Curtis Batdorf
Curtis Batdorf

Do we have to hear about every stupid little thought that runs through Terry's head? 



Yes and Chris Young is available to pitch 2 innings IF the game goes 19 innings and all available pitchers are used??!?

bigdirty
bigdirty

things that need to be resolved by 2014 Mets:

1) Zach Wheeler's Development - To me this season is all about what Wheeler really is. As much as the Mets future is built on pithing they need to know if this guy is really truly going to be a front end starter. it makes every othe rdecision a lot easier.

2) Travis D'Arnaud's Development - He get the entire year to hit and play. Travis is the first position player in a long time that the mets hierarchy has felt the y need to build around. I am not asking for a 300 hitter but am asking for a competent hitter and good catcher. Having him take over the position helps the team immensly but if he doesnt, catcher doesnt have to be a top priority. Just a strong veterean will suffice.

4) Juan Lagaress' Develoopment - We already know he can get the ball bu tthis team needs offense. if lagaress can produce consisitantly at the plate it would be such a big push forward for this team. 

3) Jenri Mejia's Development - Is this talented kid truley the closer of the future? The diffrence between an 500 team and a winnign team can be as simple as how good a closer is. Its an significant edge to have a guy you trust at the end of the game. 

4) The rest of the pitching staff - Montereo/Degrom/Syndergard - I dont hink we will see a lot of Noah this year but I think we will get an indication as to what these guys are. Are they trade chips or does one or more really make a move to claim a spot in the rotation or the pen and become a true keeper. 

hashburry
hashburry

Two things.  Who expects the Mets to be in a position to use a closer in both games?  Second, how about they don't destroy this kid when he seems to be showing some promise?  Why do they have to experiment with him when he hasn't had a healthy season in the bigs?

Vincent Santiago
Vincent Santiago

He wont. Valverde will get in the last game if they need a closer and the mets will then in turn lose that final game.  

nolrog
nolrog

Terry Collins should not be allowed to ruin this kid.

Brad Houser
Brad Houser

next weekends headline: Mejia to visit Dr. James Andrews.

dukewillie
dukewillie

@Keith Allen-Verdi Where is Campbell, TC? How many times does Duda have to fail , or not produce in the clutch, before you give Campbell (who you said you need to find a spot in the lineup for) a shot at 1B???

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

@bigdirty . . .you left out new owners, new front office, new coaches and new players.

bigdirty
bigdirty

@MetsFan1962 I give the Wilpons one more off season to spend what a contending team in NY needs to spend. In a sense they were not entirley wrong in not spending inconsiously this past off season. The team had too many questions and too many auditions at too many spots to lock in too much money in just the outfield or some other spot. 


Lets say they spent on Choo, grandy and drew but first base, cf, catcher and ss are all lost spots? What if the pitching doesnt pan out? 2014 is a developmental  year. The 2015 off season is when you finalize all of your spots.


Unfortunatley though, there wont be players like Choo, ellsbury or cano available next year.