What’s on Tap for Tuesday, June 10

The Mets, who have lost six straight games, open a three-game series against the Brewers at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Daisuke Matsuzaka (2-0, 3.21 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Marco Estrada (5-2, 4.19 ERA) for Milwaukee.


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Jeremy Hefner is scheduled to throw off a mound on Tuesday for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery last August.


Eric Young, Jr., currently on the DL with a pulled hamstring, hit during an extended spring training game and will attempt to run the bases on Tuesday. Young, Jr. attempted to run last week, but felt tightness in his hamstring and backed off his rehab program.


Triple-A Las Vegas RHP Jeff Walters has a torn UCL in his right elbow, and is likely headed for Tommy John surgery.


John Lannan, who was DFA’d on April 19 and who has been tending to a family issue since, has reported to the Mets facility in Port St. Lucie. It’s expected that Lannan will join Triple-A Las Vegas soon.




22 comments
Haig Mathosian
Haig Mathosian

Dice K will probably pitch a 3- hitter, and LOSE

thjopr6986
thjopr6986

Note to Mets fans: don't go to Citifield. Don't waste your time watching this atrocity either.

Michael Paulsen
Michael Paulsen

Yes, the Marlins have rebuilt into respectability, and look at Toronto, that Dickey trade isn't looking so glamorous after all.


The Mets are treading water and that is never good.

ny12jets
ny12jets

It kills me to see that the Marlins have broken it down and built it back up to respectability so quickly.  Now the Braves, Nationals and Marlins are good and young. Sell the team Mr. Wilpon.

buddyryan
buddyryan

Mets might not win tonight but I would bet Dice-K bounces back and has a quality start

Ed Renner
Ed Renner

Jeff Walters Tommy John surgery......I have heard the old Pirates catcher Kendall, first name Jason, I think . I have heard a famous Doctor on Ed Randall's "talking baseball". Both are adamant about the culprit, leading to all these Tommy Johns. Weights!!!! Is baseball (and the Mets) doing anything to restrict weights in the workouts? I would think that, with  teams left with Millions of loss when one of their signed pitchers goes down, they would want to look at this as a cause..

So, why don't we hear anything about this thought process?

nykjw2
nykjw2

The Magic # is 90 - Mets just have to go 44-55 to get there!

Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

I wonder if it would have made more sense to trade Davis to Baltimore for LHP Zach Britton which Sandy reportedly turned down.. who is 3-0 with 5 saves and lefties hitting only .186 off him?..we could use a lefty  reliever.

anymos
anymos

@Michael Paulsen Toronto's record has no bearing on analysis of the Dickey trade.  He's 6-4 with an ERA over 4 and 1.4 whip.  That trade gets made 10 times out of 10.

anymos
anymos

@ny12jets So quickly?  The Marlins haven't won anything since 2003 and they've been atrocious the last three years.  Sure, they had a few 80+ win seasons thrown in, but that's basically 10 years of stockpiling draft picks to get to where they are now.

thjopr6986
thjopr6986

Difference with the Mets and Marlins 'rebuilding' is the Mets never got HORRIBLY bad in order to get a top 5 pick several years in a row. To rebuild correctly, you gotta break it down bare bones and build it up from scratch. The Mets refuse to do that.

bleck319
bleck319

And that is all we have to look forward to as Mets fans? A possible quality start from a has-been.

hankypanky
hankypanky

We have to assume that Alderson makes many of his player evaluations based on scouting reports. Judging from his record, it looks as if he may have to fire or replace his scouting team, since he won't fire himself.

anymos
anymos

@thjopr6986 You're correct- this period reminds me of the post subway series Mets.  I wanted them to find a place to trade Piazza in '01, you could see the writing was on the wall- Ventura had fallen off, Fonzi as breaking down, Zeile was just about done.  Mike was still mashing and could have really helped bring in pieces to kick-start the rebuilding- but our owners didn't want to bite the bullet.  I can understand it in some regard- its a tough call- the Marlins have played in an empty stadium for years while rebuilding.  As an owner of a franchise, that's got to be tough to swallow and there's not always a clear finish line.  If prospects pan out, it could be four years- if not, you could be wandering in the wilderness for two decades like the Pirates.

anymos
anymos

@spelletrader I personally think some of it is the way kids start pitching in their youth.  The best kids are playing fall ball, spring baseball, and sometimes a summer league too.  That's a development of the last 20 years or so.  Plus they specialize so much more quickly now.  If a kid shows he has a good arm, he spends more time working on pitching, going to camps and such.  I have a feeling that's contributing too.

mrgee
mrgee

@spelletrader  Not really. But understanding somebody's point, that's priceless. 

spelletrader
spelletrader

What's the point, the Mets are terrible and have little chance of reaching .500, much less 90 wins?

I don't think anyone needs bad math to tell them that.