He throws a scoreless ninth, but the game goes into extras and Lugo issues a leadoff walk, and later in the inning gives up a run when Nick Williams singles to plate Bryce Harper. Deolis Guerra, still playing after being one of the players the Mets dealt to get Johan Santana back in 2008, sets down Eduardo Nunez, who had come into the game for Rosario at short, Matt Adams, who hit for Jake Marisnick earlier in the game and then got some outfield playing time, and Rene Rivera in order to hand the…
Posted: March 29, 2020, 8:10 pm
Buster Olney ESPN Senior Writer Close Senior writer ESPN Magazine/ESPN.com Analyst/reporter ESPN television Author of “The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty” Follow on Twitter Before these seismic events interrupted life as we know it, the trajectory for someone in Noah Syndergaard’s current circumstances would have been predictable. The talented Mets right-hander had reconstructive elbow surgery Thursday, a procedure that typically requires 12 to 15 months of recovery.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 6:00 pm
Michael Wacha’s dad has always been “way more interested” in analytics than Wacha himself. But this past offseason, after a poor performance in 2019, he turned to videos of his starts that he looked at with his dad—assessing release point, spin rate, arm slot and other mechanics—to try to improve. Service time was the focal point,” said Tony Clark, the head of the MLBPA, regarding the deal between MLB and the players.
Posted: March 29, 2020, 1:01 pm
Thursday was also the day the Mets’ Noah Syndergaard became the third top-20 fantasy pitcher (at least in Roto Rage’s mind) to undergo Tommy John surgery since the end of February, joining the Yankees’ Luis Severino and Boston’s Chris Sale. That’s right, Thor had his power taken away from his right arm and will have to wait until 2021 to be able to lift Mjölnir again.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 7:41 pm
Though now he is not going to earn all of it, with games (and maybe a season) lost to the virus. An actor can miss a year of movies, a singer a year of making music, and have it viewed as a hiatus. But there are just so many years for an athlete, particularly just so many throws in a pitcher’s arm while at the apex of their talents.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 4:54 pm
The New York Post also reported that the surgery did not violate the standards set by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis on March 20 prohibiting “non-urgent or non-emergency procedure or surgery. Sale, too, will undergo the same procedure as Syndergaard, though it’s unclear where and when it may happen. Red Sox Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom said he would be operated on “soon,” the Boston Herald reported.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 9:00 am
The 14-inning game was the longest Opening Day game in NL history (breaking the record of 13 innings, set by the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants in both 1906 and 1909) and one inning shy of the longest Opening Day game in history (the Washington Senators’ 1-0 win over the Philadelphia Athletics in 1926). The latter record was broken in 2012, when the Blue Jays beat the Indians, 7-4, in 16 innings.
Posted: March 28, 2020, 3:44 am
She and hundreds of other contracted food service workers at the Mets’ home ballpark haven’t received a single paycheck since the league suspended the 2020 season. “How are people supposed to live” Witherspoon said, who is a cook for Citi Field’s Sweet Chick, a stadium outpost of the popular comfort food restaurant. “Nobody reached out to us when this happened.”
Posted: March 28, 2020, 2:01 am
Whatever the case, here’s the roster I set for Opening Day for these Mets: Pitchers Jacob deGrom Noah Syndergaard Marcus Stroman Steven Matz Michael Wacha Edwin Diaz Seth Lugo Justin Wilson Dellin Betances Jeruys Familia Brad Brach Robert Gsellman Rick Porcello That’s thirteen pitchers, as I’ve taken that 26th spot that was suppsoed to be implemented to begin this season and used it on the pitching side.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 11:30 pm
The Baseball Reference rabbit hole just got a little bit deeper. Maybe you’ve already checked out Baseball Reference to see how many home runs Aaron Judge hit in his rookie season or who led the Majors in ERA in 1984 or which dead-ball era legends hit over . in a season.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 8:05 pm
Players in Major League Baseball will be able to accrue service time should the season be cancelled or shortened due to coronavirus.
Posted: March 27, 2020, 7:10 pm
Mookie Betts and all the players set to be free agents after the 2020 season would still get that chance if there is no baseball this year, part of a broad deal being negotiated by the commissioner’s office and the players’ association. Trevor Bauer, Marcus Stroman, George Springer, JT Realmuto also would be eligible for free agency, even if the season is canceled. Betts, the 2018 AL MVP, was acquired by the Dodgers from Boston last month for outfielder Alex Verdugo and two prospects.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 11:38 pm
Inside that huge, horseshoe-shaped ballpark, a favorite son had returned. Tom Seaver was back with the New York Mets six years after being traded away. Looked it up a little while back – at 38 years old, he shut down a pennant-winning Phillies lineup that featured Pete Rose and three Hall of Famers.
Posted: March 25, 2020, 6:15 pm
1973 — Minnesota pitcher Jim Perry became the first player to use the “10 and 5 rule” when he OK’d his own trade to the Detroit Tigers for minor league pitcher Dan Fife and cash. 1986 — Major League Baseball’s Rules Committee voted to change the designated hitter rule for the World Series allowing a DH to be used in all games played in the American League home park. 1977 — Lenny Randle of the Texas Rangers, angry about having been benched during spring training, attacked 50-year-old manager Frank Lucchesi and sent him to the hospital with a shattered cheekbone.
Posted: March 24, 2020, 5:38 pm
Pete Alonso of the New York Mets made a video call to an 82-year-old lifelong fan recently diagnosed with terminal cancer.
Posted: March 19, 2020, 1:42 pm