Meet the Mets TV and radio teams

4:15 pm: Seth Everett will be WOR’s pre- and post-game host before radio broadcasts of Mets games, the team announced Friday.

9:45 am: Everett, who currently hosts a FOX Sports Radio Saturday morning show, will join Howie Rose and Josh Lewin, who will return as the on-air broadcast team during games.

Eddie Coleman will continue in his role as WFAN’s Mets beat reporter, filing on air reports and updates and doing fill-in hosting throughout the year.

SNY recently announced that Gary Apple will replace Chris Carlin as host of their pre- and post-game show. Bob Ojeda will return as the show’s studio analyst. Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling will again be in the booth. Carlin will continue hosting SNY’s Loud Mouths and will host GEICO SportsNite.

This is the final year of Kevin Burkhardt’s current contract with SNY. FOX recently announced he will host a new pre- and post-game studio show, based in Los Angeles, for their National baseball programming. Steve Gelbs will start the season as Burkhardt’s fill-in.

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Final Score: Marlins 5 Mets (SS) 2

Jose Fernandez pitched 3 1/3 scoreless innings, as the Marlins beat the split-squad Mets 5-2 in 10 innings Wednesday.

Eric Young Jr. hit a leadoff single before Fernandez retired the next nine batters.

Dillon Gee allowed one run and four hits in 2 1/3 innings. He gave up three straight hits to start the second, including an RBI double by Reed Johnson.

Jose Valverde threw one scoreless inning.

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The Astros host the Mets on Thursday at 1:05 pm ET.

Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez recap the Mets loss to the Marlins today, as Anthony Recker and Matt den Dekker each had an RBI as the Mets fell to the Fish 5-2.

Mets consider Mike Piazza a Hall of Famer

Mike Piazza 1 polaroidIn a report for the Daily News, Andy Martino says the Mets truly feel Mike Piazza belongs in the National Baseball Hall of Fame, even if members of the Baseball Writers Association did not elect him on the first ballot last January.

“Some on the Mets’ Hall of Fame committee felt that it would be a strong show of support to elect Piazza before he landed in Cooperstown. The team wanted to make clear to Piazza that it considered him a Hall of Famer, regardless of how members of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America voted,” Martino explains.

Piazza received 57.8% of the vote last winter – 75% is required to gain election into the Hall of Fame.

Still, while the Hall of Fame committee – comprised of Howie Rose, Gary Cohen, Al Jackson, Marty Noble and Jay Horwitz – are sensitive to the fact Piazza wasn’t elected, they felt it was appropriate to elect them to their Hall of Fame this year.

“The Hall of Fame committee recommended it,” Principal Owner Fred Wilpon told Martino. “I agreed with it. Some of our fans asked for it and wanted it. It seemed like the right time for Mike and for us.”

As for Piazza’s distance from the franchise Martino says Mets people attribute that simply to Piazza wanting a private life after retiring from baseball, and not any kind of rift.

“Ron and Keith were out of baseball for a while after retiring, too. A lot of guys just need that time,” A friend of Piazza told Martino.

Read more: Daily News

Jayson Werth HBP, Shaun Marcum calls out SNY’s Gary Cohen and Ron Darling

Frank Francisco started the eighth inning Tuesday, allowed back-to-back doubles, then plunked Jayson Werth in the upper back with a fastball.

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Francisco and Werth had a bit of a stare down, while Anthony Recker directed Werth down the first base line.

“Boy, that was obvious,” Ron Darling said during SNY’s broadcast. “For you folks at home — and you hear me all the time say ‘That wasn’t intentional.’ Well, this one was intentional. I mean, that’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen. Base open, behind in the count, nails him in the back. You know what that does? It gets one of your players hit in the next inning. Put [Francisco] up to bat next inning. These things aren’t forgotten, and if it’s not forgotten this season it won’t be next year, either.”

Early Friday morning, former Mets pitcher Shaun Marcum took to Twitter to tweet about the hit by pitch and Darling’s comments, who was in the booth with Gary Cohen on Thursday:

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Marcum was 1-10 with a 5.29 ERA with the Mets in 2013, before his season ended with a shoulder injury. He was signed to a one-year, $4 million deal in late January.

MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon: Keith Hernandez talks life before baseball

SNY bobbleheadIn this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, pres. by Verizon, Matthew Cerrone talks with SNY’s Keith Hernandez.

He, Ron Darling, Gary Cohen and their foundation (GKR Foundation) are doing a special ticket offer for August 27, which includes a limited edition Gary, Keith, and Ron Bobblehead, your choice of a hot dog, burger, or slice of pizza, and a soft drink. A portion of each ticket purchased through this offer will benefit the GKR Foundation.

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In this week’s podcast, Cerrone talks with Keith about the role of luck, people who helped him become the person he is, and his life before becoming a big-league baseball player…

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Kids Want to Know Q&A with Gary Cohen, pres. by Chevy Youth Baseball

To spotlight the Chevy Youth Baseball program, which is entering its third year, SNY visited participating youth baseball teams and asked kids what they want to know about Gary Cohen:

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Anthony Digiacomo, age 7: What made you want to be a broadcaster?

Gary Cohen: My first dream, Anthony, was to be a Major League shortstop. But I had very little talent, and broadcasting seemed like the next best thing. And it is!

Gavin Kata, age 8, Huntington Sports League: Why do the Mets win more away games than at home?

Gary Cohen: Great question, Gavin. I’m not sure of the answer, but if you and the other Mets fans keep cheering loudly, I am sure they will eventually play even better at home.

Jackson Mitchell, age 8, Warwick Little League: Do you think Roger Maris’ record should still stand?

Gary Cohen: I think it is hard to eliminate records, Jackson. But it is certainly fair to think of Maris as the “clean” holder of the single-season home run record.

The Chevy Youth Baseball program is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between the New York Area Chevrolet Dealers and the communities they serve by providing assistance to 65 leagues in contributions over $100,000 in monetary and equipment donations.

Kids Want to Know Q&A with Gary Cohen, pres. by Chevy Youth Baseball

To spotlight the Chevy Youth Baseball program, which is entering its third year, SNY visited participating youth baseball teams and asked kids what they want to know about Gary Cohen:

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Josh Marx, age 9, Elmsford Little League: Do you think baseball players are more patient than athletes in other sports? Does this make baseball a different kind of sport to play?

Gary Cohen: That’s a very observant question, Josh. Yes, baseball requires much more patience than other sports, and a great deal of mental discipline.

Ethan Good, age 8, Middletown NJ Little League: What was your favorite moment as a fan?

Gary Cohen: When I was 11 years old, the Mets won the 1969 World Series. Maybe, Ethan, you will have the same experience when you are 11!

Nicholas Rocco, age 9, Rhineback NY Little League: Who was your favorite baseball player as a kid and why?

Gary Cohen: My favorite was Bud Harrelson, Mets’ shortstop in the 1960s and 70s. He was a little guy with a great glove and a great heart, Nicholas.

The Chevy Youth Baseball program is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between the New York Area Chevrolet Dealers and the communities they serve by providing assistance to 65 leagues in contributions over $100,000 in monetary and equipment donations.

Final Score: Mets 5 Phillies 4

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Zack Wheeler allowed seven hits and two runs over 4.2 innings, while recording five strikeouts and two walks. He allowed a first inning home run to Jimmy Rollins, but the Mets scored three in the bottom of the inning to take a 3-1 lead.

With the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Gonzalez Germen relieved Wheeler to strike out Delmon Young, keeping the Mets ahead 3-2.

Juan Lagares went 3-for-4 with an RBI single to give the Mets a 2-1 lead in the first inning.

Daniel Murphy went 2-or-4 with an RBI single to get his 41st RBI of the season.

Bobby Parnell gave up a two-run home run in the ninth inning to Chase Utley, but still managed to save his eighteenth game of the season

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 It was a “lazy-hazy-Trachselesque” day at the ballpark as Gary Cohen so accurately put it, at least until the ninth inning. Regardless, this was a good solid win coming after Friday’s tough loss. This team has really struggled to win at home this season (18-28), and the Phillies had been 10-4 in July coming into the game. Though Wheeler did not have his most promising start ever, giving up a leadoff home run to Jimmy Rollins, the offense picked him up early and held the lead for the remainder of the game.

In regards to Wheeler, I really didn’t think he looked that bad. The Phillies’ hitters got his pitch count very high and very early into the game, and it was pretty clear early on that he was not going to last all that long. I would have loved to have seen him go after Delmon Young to try and get the win, but between the heat and a 106 pitch count, I understand Terry’s decision to take him out. He had just walked Darin Ruf to load the bases, and the last thing anybody wanted was for the game to get out of control just because he was one out away from qualifying for a win. Aside from that, I thought Wheeler’s command on his fastball was good, and his ability to strand runners in scoring position was impressive, as it has consistently been throughout his young career. I would still like to see him have a little more confidence in his secondary pitches, but I’m sure that will come with time.

Though Parnell gave me a bit of a scare in the ninth, the bullpen was great today. After striking out Young in the fifth with the bases loaded, Gonzalez Germen threw a scoreless sixth inning and further made the case why he should be kept on the roster when Justin Turner comes back from disabled list on Monday. Scott Rice and Latroy Hawkins also contributed solid innings of work.

Lastly, I think it is also worth pointing out again how terrific the Mets’ defense has been as of late (excluding last night). In particular, Omar Quintanilla has really developed to be a very solid fielder for this team, displaying today not only his good range but his strong arm as well. There is not a doubt in my mind that this team’s defense has played a significant role to their improved play over the past few weeks. Overall, today was fun and should make for an exciting Harvey Day tomorrow. 

For a full recap and box score, check out SNY.TV.

The Mets play the rubber game of their three-game series with the Phillies on Sunday at Citi Field, with Matt Harvey facing Cliff Lee at 1:10 pm ET.

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The fifth, eighth and tenth inning meltdowns for the Mets…

In the fifth inning, with two runners on, Mike Baxter took a terrible route on a Yorvit Torrealalba liner to left and couldn’t make the catch. Two runs scored to bring the Rockies within two.

Later, with the Mets leading 8-6 with two outs in the eighth inning, Josh Rutledge hit a routine comebacker to Brandon Lyon, but the ball bounced off his glove and Rutledge was safe at first.

Then, with the Mets shifting against Carlos Gonzalez, Gonzalez grounded a single the other way, and later stole second base uncontested to put runners at second and third.

Michael Cuddyer then hit a routine chopper up the middle which Ruben Tejada gloved but threw the ball wide to first, which allowed the tying runs to score.

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“All I can tell you is it’s really tough to play in these conditions,” Terry Collins said about Tejada’s throw. “He just didn’t get a grip on the ball. So, it happens. I’m sure there are a lot of guys who aren’t use to playing in that cold.”

Two innings later, with two outs and the score tied 8-8, Greg Burke walked Gonzalez, and then Cuddyer pulled a groundball to David Wright, who just missed it — Gonzalez went to third and Cuddyer took second base on defensive indifference.

With Jordan Pacheco still facing Burke, he lined a single to right field to win the game for the Rockies.

“We had a chance to win the second game and that would have been a little easier to take. I’m not going to use the weather as an excuse,” Collins said. “We’re going to leave here hopefully with all four games played. We’ve just got to regroup and hopefully play better tomorrow.”

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Baxter came into the game for Lucas Duda, who left with back tightness. The Pride of Whitestone, who is normally quite solid in the outfield, looked so bad on that route that even Gary Cohen thought Duda was still in left (heck, Duda was still in the lineup on the scoreboard). It was an ugly play that kept the Rockies in the game and not something you normall expect out of the guy who saved Johan’s no-no.

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There were a whole array of breakdowns for the Mets starting in the eighth inning, starting with Lyon’s error and ending with Wright’s miscue. What’s worse, the situations in both the eighth and tenth innings developed with two outs – it was just an ugly effort on the Mets part right from the beginning of this doubleheader.

First off, I failed to understand why both Bobby Parnell and Anthony Recker essentially let Carlos Gonzalez walk to second base — as the tying run — in the eighth inning. Parnell just wasn’t paying attention to him, and Recker didn’t even attempt a throw.

In regards to Tejada’s error, yes, throwing errors happen. But Tejada has been awful there so far this season, and this error cost the Mets the lead, and potentially the game. Period. He has made six errors in 13 games so far, he’s throwing the ball poorly, backing up on balls and making a lot of back-handed plays. Both Collins and Tejada attributed the poor throw to the cold weather, and I get that. It looks miserable out there, and it must be tough to maintain focus, get a grip on the ball, react quickly, and so on. But what about the other errors which Tejada’s made under more normal conditions? The thing is, everyone knows Tejada is better than this — the Mets have to just ride this out, and hope he cleans his game up. I wonder if Tejada could use a game off just to give himself a mental break, but of course that’s hard to do considering the Mets don’t have a natural shortstop on the roster to back him up.

As for Wright’s misplay, it was originally called an error and later changed to a hit, but Wright makes that play 99 times out of 100. That mistake was representative of everything which had come crashing down in this game — and the doubleheader for that matter — for the Mets. I can sit here and point fingers at the bullpen, and yes, they are accountable to a degree, but they did their job to try and win this game late. They got the groundballs — the Mets didn’t make the plays.

Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, Ron Darling to host pre-game show in 2013

SNYAccording to Bob Raissman of the Daily News, Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez, and Ron Darling will host a pre-game show before games on SNY.

For night games, the three will go on-air at 6:30 pm; Bob Ojeda, Chris Carlin and Kevin Burkhardt will start their pre-game show at 6:00 pm.

Burkhardt will also appear during the 6:30 pm segment of the pre-game coverage, which the News says, “is designed to provide the opportunity for more demonstrational and social media segments.”

To make room for the expanded pre-game show, SNY will be canceling “The Wheelhouse.”

For more, check out The Daily News.