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  1. Answering your Twitter Questions

    May 16, 2013, 2:03 PM EDT

    Don Draper

    Q: What did you think of Hideki Matsui’s postseason performance? Would you like to have a player like Matsui on your team? I love the oldies. Q: Went to watch the M’s at Yankees stadium last night and tonight. National Anthem pre-recorded both nights, is this a thing? I wish it were more of one. How…

  2. Zack Wheeler checks out OK

    May 15, 2013, 5:02 PM EDT

    zack wheeler getty

    Mets prospect Zack Wheeler who, along with Matt Harvey may be the only reasons to watch the Mets as the year goes on, was in New York to be checked out for some shoulder soreness today. Good news: “All good,” Wheeler’s agent Al Goetz said via text message. “No structural damage.” He’ll miss a start,…

  3. Terry Collins: “I don’t answer to fans”

    May 15, 2013, 8:51 AM EDT

    Pittsburgh Pirates v New York Mets

    He doesn’t. But it’s one of those things that you tend to do better never actually saying. But Collins said it anyway yesterday, in response to the flap in which Mets players did not appear to have Jordany Valdespin‘s back after he got plunked by a Pirates pitcher on Saturday night: “I don’t answer to…

  4. UPDATE: Frank Francisco diagnosed with mild flexor pronator strain

    May 13, 2013, 6:43 PM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    UPDATE: It turns out it wasn’t all good news for Francisco. Mets assistant general manager John Ricco told Rubin that the veteran reliever was actually diagnosed with a mild strain of the flexor pronator in his right elbow. Either way, he’s going to rest for 72 hours before attempting to throw again. 6:32 PM: Frank…

  5. How long will players be under suspicion for PED use because they fought testing in the 90s?

    May 13, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    David Ortiz Reuters

    Gregg Doyel has a column up at CBS Sports.com talking about that whole David Ortiz-Dan Shaughnessy flap from last week in which Shaughnessy basically said it was cool to assume Ortiz was on PEDs because he was hitting well at the time. Doyel’s not a big fan of how Shaughnessy raised the issue — he said…

  6. Jon Niese has been pitching through a neck injury

    May 13, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Jon Niese Getty

    Jon Niese has been knocked around for 15 runs in his last two starts and now maybe we know why. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that Niese has been pitching through a neck injury all month and the left-hander admitted that it has caused him to alter his mechanics in a…

  7. HBT Weekend Wrap

    May 13, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

    Wrap

    What you missed while you were beating on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past, while watching 23 straight showings of a most silly and inappropriate film adaptation: They imposed a No Mo Zone in Kansas City Roy Halladay apologized The Marlins should apologize Just when you thought you were rid of Chris Carpenter Just…

  8. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 13, 2013, 5:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim v Chicago White Sox

    White Sox 3, Angels 0: Chris Sale was fantastic. And not just because of that suh-weet 1983 throwback jersey. A perfect game into the seventh and then the hit that inning to Mike Trout was all the Angels could muster. Indians 4, Tigers 3: Watched this one with the girlfriend’s parents. Tigers fans. Let’s just…

  9. Play of the day: Juan Lagares makes a catch twice

    May 12, 2013, 8:55 PM EDT

    Juan Lagares

    Mets outfielder Juan Lagares hasn’t hit much in his limited playing time — he has a .419 OPS in 33 trips to the plate — but opened some eyes and dropped some balls with a catch in the third inning of this afternoon’s game against the Pirates. Opposing pitcher Jeanmar Gomez led off the inning…

  10. Frank Francisco experiencing renewed elbow discomfort

    May 12, 2013, 4:17 PM EDT

    francisco getty

    ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin has the news out of Port St. Lucie, Florida: Injured New York Mets closer Frank Francisco suffered a setback as he experienced discomfort in his right elbow and missed his bullpen session Saturday, manager Terry Collins said. Collins said Francisco, who is on the disabled list, will be seen by a doctor this week.…

  11. David Wright (and many others) will swing pink bats today

    May 12, 2013, 11:50 AM EDT

    david wright bats

    Here’s a look, via MLB.com’s Anthony DiComo, at the Mother’s Day bats that Mets third baseman David Wright will use in Sunday afternoon’s series finale against the Pirates …

  12. Jordany Valdespin isn’t making many friends

    May 11, 2013, 6:05 PM EDT

    Jordany Valdespin

    Jordany Valdespin has been productive in on-and-off playing time with the Mets this season, memorably hitting home runs in the clutch on April 24 and May 1. Valdespin also plays, as manager Terry Collins describes, “with flair”. The 25-year-old hit a home run in the ninth inning last night against the Pirates and admired his…

  13. Jon Niese hammered for eight runs as ERA rises to 5.93

    May 11, 2013, 3:31 PM EDT

    Jon Niese Getty

    When Jon Niese was awarded his first Opening Day assignment this year, the hope was that he would help lead the Mets’ rotation with Johan Santana sidelined and R.A. Dickey in Toronto. However, while Matt Harvey has quickly emerged as that No. 1 guy, Niese hasn’t looked anything close to the same pitcher. Niese’s early…

  14. Hisashi Iwakuma continues to quietly dominate

    May 11, 2013, 1:05 PM EDT

    Hisashi Iwakuma AP

    It’s tough to get much attention when AL ERA leader Felix Hernandez is your teammate, but Hisashi Iwakuma is quietly emerging as a formidable sidekick at the top of the Mariners’ rotation. Iwakuma gave up two runs over seven innings last night in a 6-3 win over the Athletics. The 32-year-old struck out nine and…

  15. The awesomeness of Miller and Harvey

    May 11, 2013, 12:32 PM EDT

    Colorado Rockies v St. Louis Cardinals

    Last year, of course, we were lucky enough to get two of the most precocious young players in baseball history — Mike Trout put up a historic season at age 20, Bryce Harper put up a superb one at age 19. It was the greatest young duo to hit baseball since 1928 — when Jimmie…

  16. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    May 10, 2013, 6:45 AM EDT

    Luke Scott, Ryan Roberts

    Rays 5, Blue Jays 4: A battle of reigning Cy Young winners decided by a bases loaded walk to an Obama birther. Good times. I watched most of this one. Price and Dickey were OK, but not great. It was, like, the third straight home Rays game I’ve watched where Dick Vitale was noted in…

  17. Harold Reynolds takes on Matt Harvey’s lack of a win on Tuesday night on “MLB Now”

    May 9, 2013, 3:00 PM EDT

    Harold Reynolds

    Matt Harvey didn’t get the win on Tuesday. Shameful, really. I mean, yes, it was nice to see nine nearly-perfect innings, but no win, meh. Just lacking tWtW. The folks at “MLB Now” used one of my tweets to ask Harold Reynolds about that yesterday.  And his ability to disconnect himself from his past statements…

  18. Matt Harvey gets the overlaid gif treatment. And it’s spectacular

    May 8, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox with a bloody nose during the first inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Matt Harvey‘s outing last night was otherworldy dominant. To see exactly why, you have to go check out Drew Sheppard’s latest at FanGraphs. Drew is the guy who made that Yu Darvish gif mashup that went viral, but this one is both instructive and cool. There are multiple gifs on the post showing strikeout sequences…

  19. The Brian Kenny Show is doing God’s work

    May 8, 2013, 8:57 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox with a bloody nose during the first inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    My snark at Matt Harvey‘s alleged lack of The Will to Win continued on to Twitter this morning, where I decided to be a pest to the MLB Network people: .@mlbnetwork if no one asks Harold today if Matt Harvey’s game last night was lacking because of no W, you guys are committing malpractice. —…

  20. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    May 8, 2013, 6:50 AM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey pitches against the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of their MLB Inter League baseball game at CitiField in New York

    Mets 1, White Sox 0: For as good a pitcher as Matt Harvey is, something is clearly wrong with him given that he did not get the win in this game. The object of the game is to win it, Matt. You clearly lack The Will to Win, as I’m sure Hawk Harrelson mentioned during…

  21. Zack Wheeler pitches well again

    May 6, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Zack Wheeler

    I was on WIP in Philly this morning and Angelo asked me if I had a choice of being given the Phillies GM job or the Mets GM job, which one would I take. It didn’t take me long to answer that: the Mets. Easy. And not just because being the Mets GM means you…

  22. Frank Francisco makes scoreless rehab appearance

    May 6, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    Frank Francisco Getty

    After various setbacks in his recovery from December elbow surgery Frank Francisco resumed a minor-league rehab assignment yesterday by throwing a scoreless inning at high Single-A. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Francisco was clocked at 93-94 miles per hour while striking out two of the three batters he faced. Bobby Parnell has…

  23. And That Happened: Sunday’s scores and highlights

    May 6, 2013, 6:58 AM EDT

    Allen Craig

    Cardinals 10, Brewers 1: The four-game sweep of the Brewers. Four RBI for Allen Craig. That’s six straight wins for the Cards, who are in their customary first place position in rather quiet fashion. The six first place teams right now: Boston, Detroit, Texas, Atlanta, St. Louis, San Francisco. Not many surprises there. I guess…

  24. R.A. Dickey surrenders grand slam as struggles continue

    May 4, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

    dickey getty

    Blue Jays starter R.A. Dickey appeared to be getting back on track having logged quality starts in three out of his last four appearances entering this afternoon’s match against the offensively-impotent Mariners. Over six innings today, though, the right-hander allowed three home runs, including a first inning lead-off home run to Michael Saunders (his first…

  25. Play of the Day: minor league home run robbery

    May 4, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Thumbs Up

    You don’t see catches like this every day: That’s Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Las Vegas 51s robbing Steven Vogt of the Sacramento RiverCats. Not bad.  Not as good as this: But not bad.

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