What’s on Tap for Monday, June 16

The Mets open a three-game series against the Cardinals in St. Louis on Monday at 8:00 p.m. ET.

Jacob deGrom (0-3, 3.44 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Carlos Martinez (0-3, 4.67 ERA) for the Cardinals.

Later, Noah Syndergaard is set to return from the disabled list and make the start for Triple-A Las Vegas.


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Weekend Review…


Daisuke Matsuzaka left Sunday’s start with an upset stomach after just one inning pitched, but the bullpen – which included Jenrry Mejia returning from a sore back – was stellar, and the Mets took two of three from the Padres at Citi Field >> Read more at MetsBlog


The Mets are expected to make a roster move prior to Monday’s game, by either promoting a reliever or activating Eric Young, Jr. from the disabled list >> Read more


The Mets acquired LHP Blake Taylor from Pittsburgh to complete the deal that sent Ike Davis to the Pirates >> Read more


Travis d’Arnaud, who was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas a week ago, has homered in each of the last three games. Overall, he’s hitting .414 with five home runs and 10 RBI in seven games for Las Vegas.


Juan Lagares, on the disabled list with a strained intercostal, has resumed baseball activity, but is not yet ready to enter rehab games.


Rafael Montero left his start with Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday after just 1/3 of an inning and was later diagnosed with a strained left oblique.


Curtis Granderson returned to the starting lineup Sunday and went 2-for-3 with a home run.




64 comments
semperfi
semperfi

Agreed on dArnaud, gap to gap hitter and capable of hitting .300 at big league level with a ton of doubles, kinda like LaDuca type of hitter

Not4Nutten
Not4Nutten

d'Arnaud is not a HR hitter, he can hit triple A,but in the bigs its an overswing! Should concentrate on contact hitting!

semperfi
semperfi

Alexi Ramirez, I would give some serious talent for this guy, we have the pitching depth to make it happen and Whitesox need pitching, he is one of the better fielding SSs and he is hitting over .300, fills a huge whole for us, throw in Tejada and Degrom and Montero, sounds like a lot but we don't need 10 starters, 2015/Colon, Harvey, Niese, Gee, Wheeler, Snydergard, Hefner will be back and they have lefty Steven Matz who will be better than Niese, with deGrom and Montero will make 10 plus Matsusaka who has proven he can help in any capacity, utilize the surplus of pitching and fill some holes, like SS and OF to start with, they have the pitching to make some nice moves, just do it!

semperfi
semperfi

I would check in with LA on Kemp and how much of his contract they would pick up, he is only 29 and a couple of years removed from being the best hitter in baseball, he is hitting .320 in June with a .410 obp, .511 slugging and a .910 ops, unload CY why there at it, if LA paid 50% of his contract to move him it might be worth it, if his June numbers are any indication of what he is going to do moving forward he would definitely be a major upgrade to the Mets OF

Steven M. Harries
Steven M. Harries

They should bring up that midgety guy again,  d'Arnaud. 


deGrom is feeling lonely being the only small "d" on the ML Roster.


Actually, the Mets are full of small "d's."

semperfi
semperfi

dArnaud should be brought back up, that's the whole reason for sending someone down, take the pressure off, work on what's wrong, get back on track and get back up, nice to see things turn quickly for him, Backman seems to make the guys feel comfortable and gets them back on tract quickly, which is what TC should be able to do at the big league level, Wally and TC should switch roles, Wally could help Wright too where as TC would not dare to try. TC always looks uptight and has a type of energy that makes players seem unsure of themselves where as Wally is the exact opposite, very composed and relaxed but still has the fire and desire but with confidence which comes with being a world champion, TC can talk about being a champion and what it takes but it is much different coming from someone who has been there and done it.

nhmetsfan
nhmetsfan

I think they should bring up  DArnaud. He is ready as ever based on the last week  and hopefully just needed to get his head on straight.

Al Gelsomino
Al Gelsomino

Jason Kubel released by Twins, will be wearing a Mets uni by Saturday, batting 4th..............hahahaha. Sandy's idea of improving the offense.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

Spent a very nice Fathers Day at the Mets game yesterday. Didn't know if I wanted to go but glad I did. Thanks to those who suggested that I go. The worst day at the ball park is still better than the best day at work. Lets go Mets!

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

I hope they call up a RP. This BP just had to go 8 innings yesterday. And I want no part in relying on Dice K who was so sick yesterday that he had to battle just to make it through 1 inning. He's been pitching very well and I don't want to mess with him any further even if he only threw 17 pitches. I have no idea why they are in such a rush to get EY back anyway. So delaying his return even by a day or 2 is a good thing to me. He played 3 games in AA and he couldn't even get 1 hit. They did the same thing when d'Arnaud came back from injury and look how that turned out.

theglider
theglider

The team is worth a few hundred million more now than it was a few weeks ago so why would the Wilpons sell?

greekgod
greekgod

Fred and Jeff Wilpon are saying to themselves that the fans wish they had their money......LOL

helloboy
helloboy

Helloboy's Starting lineup, assuming EY is activated.   Note Collins and I  have not put out the same lineup ever, sorry, can't fix the bottom half and I know Grandy is not ideal for the OF, but hey.:


LF) EYJ

CF) Curtis Granderson

2B) Daniel Murphy

3B) David Wright

RF) Bobby Abreu

1B) Lucas Duda

C) Taylor Teagarden. 

SS) Ruben Tejada




Lets Go Mets!
Lets Go Mets!

N - never say die!

E - everlasting power!

W - win boys, win!

Y - your team and ours!

O - oh to be a Mets fan!

R - ripping the ball to all fields!

K - K's here, K's there, our pitchers throw K's everywhere!

M - M-e-t-s!

E - everlasting power!

T - today, tomorrow, and always, Met victories!

S - soaring to victory!

greekgod
greekgod

If I have said it once or said it a thousand times d'Arnaud is at best going to  be a .220 hitter.......to me he is the atypical Mets prospect that becomes a bust or just a decent player.

Jim Yager
Jim Yager

This is what we have been waiting for, the METS win a series at home. Can they build upon this or flush it away, again? We are only 7 games under 500, LETS GO METS!!!

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

The "New York Prospects."  This should be the new name of the Mets, since it seems all they EVER do is acquire prospects.

07mets
07mets

The same old same old. It's a badly run organization that specializes in making excuses and not spending and investing in the product. Sad but fourth or last place is theirs soon the Marlins will surpass them. Here comes Wilpons tomb.

donw
donw

@semperfi  How about Murphy, EYoung, deGrom for Kemp and D. Gordon?  Put Flores at 2nd and Gordon at short batting leadoff.

greekgod
greekgod

@Bob Burket The Wilpon's love guys like you. Its the reason they don't have to spend money on better players to make the team competitive.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@kjd78 I think the real question here is far more basic -  are the ownership and the front office really this dumb as to have such a valuable club in such a major market doing this poorly for this long, or are they actually up to something?

greekgod
greekgod

@kjd78 BS is what I say. Wilpon's will never sell the Mets. NEVER!

theglider
theglider

Sure, because baseball would want them moving out of TV's top market to go to a market that doesn't even register on American television. That'll make the next contract with Fox worth so much more.

stemog
stemog

@helloboy Wright has had about 2 hits in 3 weeks and we'll make him cleanup? Why is he so sacred. Drop him to sixth until he gets going.

Father Dooley
Father Dooley

@helloboy This is about as good as it's going to get for this team.  They will not hit a lot, but maybe Terry can get them to play "small ball" to try to manufacture some runs?  We have speed at the top of the lineup anyway.

horseshaveboatnames
horseshaveboatnames

@greekgod He played only 67 games or so in 2012 due to injury, and played only 32 games in 2013 (19 in AAA) before being called up after the byrd and buck trade. The Mets were fools to not sign someone to a one year deal and leave d'arnaud from April to at least September. His development was protracted to his own detriment. We'll see what he is in 2015 and then decide if he is a bust or a player that was grossly mishandled. 

Brian Webster
Brian Webster

@greekgod I believe you may have used the wrong word as atypical actually means not typical. Unless you think most Mets prospects don't become busts or just decent players

Kyle Munroe
Kyle Munroe

But with a dif team he'd probably hit 280'with 15 hr and 75 RBI... Just makes you wonder what the heck the mets are doing that they can't get it right ..

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@greekgod @Bob Burket  The Wilpons don't give 2 craps about me or guys like you either. They have their Mansions and cars and money and eat at the best places if we go to the games or not.  So why should I deny myself a nice day out? Its guys like you who are the buzz kill.

hankypanky
hankypanky

Agreed. The article loses credibility with the remark about Minaya. It is intriguing, though.

Doubleday
Doubleday

@theglider I don't know.  If you're Wilpon, who has already shown a propensity to align himself with the biggest scam artist in history and who has ties to the felon of a Commissioner, do you really think he gives a rat's posterior about baseball fans?  Think like one of these smarmy people for a change - would you spend $2-3B to make $14-20B?

theglider
theglider

EY will play. He's got too much speed not to.

blaiseda
blaiseda

@mattisadrunk @greekgod I agree he was never able to Leave AAA behind.  Looks like he's ripping it up in LV.. i hope they leave him there for a long time and let him relaize he has nothing more to prove at that level and he will hoepfully come up without trying to hard.. He'll know he beongs inthe bigs.

theglider
theglider

He'll be fine. Catchers take time. This is his third organization, he's been injured twice and he's 25. No need to worry.

greekgod
greekgod

@Bob Burket @greekgod So your telling me if less than 1000 fans in the seats  would not make a difference ? 

I went to a game  in 1970 and their were 5000 fans in the seats ......in 1973 they went to the playoffs. . . . 'nuff said.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

@greekgod @Bob Burket  Same here whats your point. I may have been at the same game you're talking about. Point is we go because we want to go regardless of the talent level of that years team. They really weren't that much different in 1973 than 1970. Great pitching with a so so offense.  For the record, I would put the 1970-1973 teams up against todays bunch any day. The management way of thinking has to change before the team gets better.