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Shaun Marcum throws four no-hit innings in extended spring training game

Apr 18, 2013, 6:10 PM EDT

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Shaun Marcum has yet to make his season debut due to nerve inflammation in his neck, but he’s inching closer to joining the Mets’ rotation.

According to Marc Carig of New York Newsday, Marcum tossed no-hit innings this afternoon in an extended spring training game in Port St. Lucie, Florida. The veteran right-hander threw a total of 41 pitches and struck out five batters.

Mets manager Terry Collins previously said that they want Marcum to get stretched out to around 90 pitches before being activated from the disabled list, so he figures to need two more rehab outings. That means left-hander Aaron Laffey will likely stick in the rotation for the time being.

Marcum, 31, posted a 3.70 ERA and 109/41 K/BB ratio in 124 innings over 21 starts with the Brewers last season. He signed a one-year deal with the Mets this winter which includes $4 million guaranteed.

  1. knowlegeforyou - Apr 18, 2013 at 6:31 PM

    So he is the reinforcements until Zach has been in the minors long enough to push his service clock back. Problem is Livan could throw four shut out innings in extended spring training. I still think the Mets will compete next year with a big offseason.

  2. sdelmonte - Apr 18, 2013 at 7:23 PM

    And not a moment too soon.

  3. kollin7 - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    Look, we all know Shaun Marcum is a very good pitcher. Capable of being top of the line. It’s just a matter of getting, and staying healthy.

    • President Charles Logan - Apr 19, 2013 at 1:01 PM

      lol@ very good pitcher and top pf the line… , funniest thing ive read all day

      • kollin7 - Apr 19, 2013 at 9:33 PM

        2008- 151.1 innings, 3.39 ERA
        2010- 195.1 innings, 3.64 ERA
        2011- 200.2 innings, 3.54 ERA, and as a Brewers fan I saw this season firsthand, and he is very good, this being one his healthiest years (shoulder at end of year caused him to be bad in September/October). Also 3.54 ERA is a bit inflated due to a few bad starts. He was a #2 pitcher on most rotations. When he is right/healthy, he is very good, fun to watch.

  4. dondada10 - Apr 18, 2013 at 10:59 PM

    I think it’s time to find a photo of Shaun Marcum. I’m getting tired of looking at a photo of a wax sculpture of Shaun Marcum.

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