What’s on Tap for Monday, August 11

The Mets (56-62) will go for the series victory against the Phillies (53-65) on Monday in Philadelphia at 1:05 p.m. ET.

Jon Niese (5-8, 3.51 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by David Buchanan (6-5, 4.39 ERA) for the Phillies.

Jacob deGrom will has his sore shoulder examined in New York, though he told reporters this past weekend that he does not think the issue is serious >> Read more at MetsBlog


Weekend Review…


The Mets took two of three from the Phillies over the weekend, but blew a late 6-1 lead in an eventual 7-6 loss on Sunday >> Read more at MetsBlog

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After suffering a blown save and loss on Sunday, Jenrry Mejia said that he’s been pitching through a hernia for three weeks. According to Terry Collins, Mejia has been told by doctors that he can pitch through the injury as tolerated >> Read more at ESPN


After Friday’s game, Chris Young was designated for assignment. Matt den Dekker was promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Young’s place on the roster, and will platoon in left field with Eric Campbell.


Bobby Parnell played catch on Saturday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery in April.


Jeremy Hefner, who has been working his way back from Tommy John surgery, was placed on the disabled list due to a right forearm strain.




14 comments
archer41
archer41

Please beat the darn Phillies this afternoon.  

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

All we are going to hear about now is the injuries and excuses why this team can't win.

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

As long as we have Collins and Alderson running this team, things will not change for the better.

Metro Sports Chat
Metro Sports Chat

No mention of Kirk Nieuwenhuis in the Mets TV booth. Further proof of broadcast censorship by Mets management. Kirk Nieuwenhuis suddenly became invisible and the late season theater goes on ... 

birtelcom
birtelcom

With six strikeouts in this game, Jon Niese will move into the Mets franchise top 10 for career regular season strikeouts (six Ks will move him into a tie with Craig Swan for 10th, seven Ks will move him past Swan for the 10th spot by himself).


Top 11, Career Regular Season Strikeouts as a Mets Pitcher:

1. Tom Seaver 2,541

2. Dwight Gooden 1,875

3. Jerry Koosman 1,799

4. Sid Fernandez 1,449

5. David Cone 1,172

6. Ron Darling 1,148

7. Al Leiter 1,106

8. Jon Matlack 1,023

9. Bobby Jones 714

10. Craig Swan 671

11. Jon Niese 665

Metro Sports Chat
Metro Sports Chat

You have to question the judgement made by Mets top brass on Jenrry Mejia since NOTHING gets by them!

A Pocono View_
A Pocono View_

I've not had a lot of confidence in Niese lately..

mrgee
mrgee

Can we just end this season now, store all the pitchers in bubble wrap, and wait until 2015?

Metro Sports Chat
Metro Sports Chat

@Bob Burket it's been an ownership problem all along - ll's been all about counting beans since the Bernie M. scandal.

hankypanky
hankypanky

No. I want to see Noah start along with other prospects.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@hankypanky Yep. Unfortunately we don't have a playoff race to look forward to so the highlight of our remaining season is seeing some of the kids hopefully get a chance and hopefully have some success.