What’s on Tap for Wednesday, June 11

The Mets continue their three-game series against the Brewers at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Jacob deGrom (0-2, 3.19 ERA) gets the start for the Mets, opposed by Wily Peralta (5-5, 3.05) for Milwaukee.


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In case you missed it…

Last night at Citi Field, the Mets snapped their six-game losing streak, topping the Brewers by the score of 6-2 >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN, MLB.com, Newsday, New York Post and Daily News


Sandy Alderson intimated Tuesday that Terry Collins’ job is secure >> Read more at MetsBlog


The Mets activated RHP Gonzalez Germen from the disabled list after Tuesday’s game. To make room for Germen, LHP Scott Rice was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas.


Jeremy Hefner threw off the mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John Surgery last August. Hefner is scheduled to throw from a mound again this Saturday.




23 comments
theglider
theglider

I'd love to see Flores play. Let's see his .280 on base percentage. And then we can hear all the excuses as to why he doesn't hit in the majors. He doesn't get consistent at bats (although other players succeed in similar circumstances). He has great potential (so did Lastings Milledge). He's young (he's 22. Tejada is 24).

I don't think Tejada is the future, but I don't think Flores is either. So I'd rather have some defense at short than on the job training.

Douglas Price
Douglas Price

In case you missed it...the Mets actually won a baseball game instead of opting for a participation certificate.

WoodsideNative
WoodsideNative

let see if the bullpen can hold a win finally for DeGrom! The kid's pitched great and has nothing to show for it.

xplr
xplr

The Mets won one in a row! Time for another poll about how well the Mets are doing.....

nykjw2
nykjw2

Even a broken clock gets it right twice a day.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@theglider I personally don't think either of them is the future. But I don't get Tejada. If his sabermetrics numbers show that he's a below average defensive SS then why are we playing him? 

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@theglider  Tejeda is a good fielder, but not great in my opinion. In fact, Flores has a higher career fielding percentage at SS than Tejada does. The fact that Flores has a higher percentage obviously doesn't mean much because he hasn't played all that much. Let the kid play. Why was he brought up here to sit on the bench? We know what Tejada is and I think we all know he's not the future. Flores may not be either, but why don't we find out.

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@Pete Brilvitch @theglider Fielding percentage?  C'mon...that's not how you evaluate a SS.  Tejada is an average defensive SS, nothing better then that.  Flores is awful, although he has surprised me that he's made a few more plays then we thought.  There's a reason a team void of SS options moved the guy off SS in the minors.  I have a pretty good feeling the more chances he gets the uglier it will be.

theglider
theglider

What did Tejada hit during that time? How often did both get on base?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Steven Matregrano @Tarheel11 @theglider That's just it Steven. I have been watching Ruben Tejada since he's been here. And he fails the eye test. Exactly my point. So I went to the numbers because unlike you I don't claim to know everything. And guess what the numbers back it up. Look it up! 

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@BringBackDaveTelghe @Pete Brilvitch @theglider I thought Flores would be awful at SS, but I really haven't seen that in his limited play. There's a good chance he would be exposed with extended play. Why don't we find out. The team's going nowhere anyway and we already know that Tejada is not the answer.

theglider
theglider

Flores has cost us games at short. I know people on here will deny it but it's true. And with a less than stellar second baseman I'd rather have someone who knows the position.

theglider
theglider

Tejada hit .424 from May 30 to June 6 and got on base 50% of the time. So why was he not the hot hand?

theglider
theglider

You tell us. How many games?

Tejada gets on base. Flores never has. We don't need a shortstop who hits to win. We need a shortstop who gives us defense up the middle since our second baseman doesn't. Or is the Murphy/Flores combination acceptable?

BringBackDaveTelghe
BringBackDaveTelghe

@theglider Tejada doesn't get on base.  He's batting in the 8 hole in the NL, a spot even the worst hitter will work out walks that aren't indicitive of their skills.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@theglider But the numbers don't support Tejada being good or even average defensively. 

theglider
theglider

On base. He didn't hit this weekend but got on base. We want that from our leadoff man. And, leading off, he got on base twice and had two hard outs.

He's hitting and getting good at bats. Why wouldn't we want him playing?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@AgeesCatch @theglider Listen I don't know s h i t about these advanced sabermetric stats but looking at Tejada's numbers they are below average defensively (Rdrs, and all that stuff) so why are we playing him? 

Pete Brilvitch
Pete Brilvitch

@theglider  Tejada's had a couple of good weeks. Let's not go crazy here. We don't want him playing because he's been awful for almost a year and a half.