What’s on tap for Sat., July 12

The Mets continue their 6-2 home stand Saturday afternoon, facing the Marlins at 4:10 pm.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (3-3, 3.32 ERA) will face Marlins RHP Tom Koehler (6-7, 3.98).

The game will air live on WPIX Ch. 11 and 710 AM WOR radio.

Earlier in the day, Jeremy Hefner is scheduled to throw an inning for the Gulf Coast League, 11 months after undergoing Tommy John surgery.


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In case you missed it

Zack Wheeler allowed one run in 6.2 innings and David Wright went 4-for-4 with a two-run home run as the Mets won Friday’s series opener, 7-1, against the Marlins…


Mets 2014 first-round pick OF Michael Conforto was officially introduced at Citi Field on Friday. He is expected to begin his professional career with the Single-A Brooklyn Cyclones.




107 comments
Kurt Carson
Kurt Carson

In 43 PA's at Citi Field, CarGo is batting .132 with 1 HR. In 58 PA's at Citi Field, Tulo is batting .438 with 5 HR. The only higher batting averages are Bryan LaHair (only 16 PA's), Carlos Gomez, and Miggy.

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Way off topic but, how old was Bryce Harper when he got called up? 19?

C Nerrie
C Nerrie

Just saw a wonderful headline from two days ago over on Bill Price's blog: "I'm not getting sucked in, I'm not getting sucked in, I'm not getting sucked in"

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

Per Adam Rubin 


Bartolo Colon will start Game one after the all-star game, Gee start game two, and (assuming there are not setbacks), Niese will come off the DL for game 3 

mets74
mets74

A bit off topic, but Thursday's loss can be partially blamed on Entertainment Weekly for jinxing our beloved Mets with the following synopsis for "Gang Related":


"The updated three-strikes rule creates a headache for the task force. It's also been a headache for the Mets. Hey-o!"

fredo
fredo

Cleveland keeps winning, but definitely need another starter. Seems like a good match for the Mets. Bartolo for Tyler Naquin and Joe Randle. Naquin is AA outfielder and is there 5th or 6th best prospect. Randle is a middle infielder. I know there seems to be a glut there w Flores, Reynolds, Herrera, Cechini, etc. but you can never have enough options there in the minors and those guys can typically play other positions.

Not asking for the top prospect

mets2death
mets2death

Anybody think the key, besides all other factors, to winning last night was not scoring in the first inning? How many of those first inning scoring games have they won?

lindro88
lindro88

What happened to all of those guys who were destitute when they picked Duda over Ike?

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

If the Mets can keep the winning momentum, a .500+ season is doable. If Sandy can add just one accomplished batter, a play-off spot is not impossible. The Mets players are playing better ball overall. Keeping the momentum is a challenge but attainable.

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

Jose Bautista would have been the perfect fit


its a shame the Blue Jays are so good this year 

mets74
mets74

@mets2death Actually thought TdA would get a day off, but it's all good.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@MetsFan1962 45-24 the rest of the way to even get into the hunt for the WC. I'd say that's pretty close to impossible.

lindro88
lindro88

Gotta avoid the usual post All Star break swoon. Once again they head out West after the break. Seems like that's happened a few times

1harris1
1harris1

What would you prefer? 1:10 or 7:10 P.M.?

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@Olerud42 @Kurt Carson can you imagine if we let go of F-Mart instead of Gomez 


To be fair though, you don't know if Gomez would have matured the same way in New York with the pressure and coaching 


EDIT: At least we got a no hitter and a Cy Young quality season out of trading Gomez, the Twins got fleeced 


kefhrny17
kefhrny17

How long was in AAA for? Or better yet, in the minors?

mets2death
mets2death

@mets74 @mets2death tomorrow probably but I'd prefer not, they have 4 days coming up for that- although he doesnt look to be as productive in the 5 hole as I was hoping...yet.

Kurt Carson
Kurt Carson

Yeah definitely. It's always tough to analyze those kinds of trades bc New York is a completely different place.

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@kefhrny17

2011 72 Games at Single A 

2011 37 Games at Double A 


2012 21 Games at Triple A 

1harris1
1harris1

He just missed on a couple of balls yesterday though. I like him in the 5 hole. Give it time.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@Sylvan Migdal @Steve Finelli @Eric Koeller Thanks for correcting me.  It was close but how could I forget Mr Clean, Mr Ego Steve Phillips!! How would u like to be remembered for Trading Kazmir for Zambrano and trading Jose Bautista away.  How's that for a talent evaluator??

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@Kurt Carson not only that, but Gomez didn't break out until 4 seasons after the trade. I don't think Mets fans (or the media), would be patient enough to wait the long and would have called for him out of NY 

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Wow, kid moved up quick, he must have just been tearing it up.

Eric Ohlson
Eric Ohlson

It was Jim Duquette not Phillips who trade Kazmir.

1harris1
1harris1

Wasn't Bautista traded by a few teams though? It took awhile for him to develop.

Brandon Austin
Brandon Austin

He was really close to trading David Wright also

1harris1
1harris1

In reality, it was Jeff Wilpon who made that trade. No knowledgeable baseball person trades a team's best prospect for V. Zambrano.

Steve Finelli
Steve Finelli

@Eric Ohlson It was really Jeff Wilpon.  Corrected twice.  One more and I'm out!

lindro88
lindro88

Bautista was a Pirate for a few years

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Not at all that impressive... Why the call up so soon, was he that much of a prospect? Sorry for all the questions... Just curious

4EverMets
4EverMets

@1harris1  It was Duquette as he admitted as much on an interview on the WFAN. He also claimed that the trade was made on the recommendation of Peterson "I can fix Zambrano in 10 minutes" fame.

Eric Koeller
Eric Koeller

@kefhrny17 pretty much yeah. Guy was considered a once in a generation prospect  


plus the Nats were in contention for the first time in there history that year, so the timing was perfect

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Thanks man, I wish Mets had a player of that caliber... Conforto perhaps??