Player News - Mets

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Mets prospect Thomas Szapucki pitched six innings of shutout baseball on Sunday for Low-A Columbia.

In those six innings, Szapucki allowed just two hits and two walks, and he struck out ten. Szapucki doesn't get the attention of some of the other Met arms, but he should. He's a southpaw with two plus pitches, and his change is making some progress, as his command. He's at least a couple of years away from seeing the big leagues, but in terms of just upside, he's as talented as any hurler in the New York system.
Jun 26 - 2:01 PM
Tim Tebow - OF - Mets

The Mets have promoted Tim Tebow to High-A St. Lucie.

Tebow "earned" the promotion after batting .220/.311/.336 with three homers, 23 RBI, and 69 strikeouts through 64 games with Class A Columbia. While the results haven't been great, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said the team has been impressed by his increased exit velocity and isolated power in addition to his contributions in the clubhouse. Of course, Tebow has plenty of fans in Florida and should be a nice draw at the gate.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Jun 26 - 9:24 AM

Rene Rivera went 2-for-5 with two home runs and three total RBI in Sunday's 8-2 win over the Giants.

With the Mets already up 1-0, Rivera bumped the lead to 3-0 with a two-run homer off Matt Moore in the second inning. He would add a solo shot in the fourth. The light-hitting backup catcher is slashing .268/.305/.423 with five homers and 19 RBI in 123 at-bats this season.
Jun 25 - 8:01 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-6 with an RBI double in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Duda came through with an RBI double off Matt Moore in the fifth inning to boost the Mets to a 5-1 lead. The two-bagger was his 15th of the season. In addition, the first baseman is slashing a sweet .256/.364/.563 with 13 homers and 29 RBI in 53 games played.
Jun 25 - 7:59 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-6 with a two-run home run and three total RBI in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Bruce crushed a two-run home run in the eighth inning to boost his club to a 7-1 lead. He had earlier driven in a run with an RBI groundout. For the season as a whole, the 30-year-old outfielder is hitting .270/.340/.547 with 20 homers and 52 RBI. Buster Olney of ESPN reported on Friday that Bruce is one potential trade candidate for the out-of-the-picture Mets.
Jun 25 - 7:57 PM

Rafael Montero surrendered one run on five hits over 5 2/3 innings in Sunday's win over the Giants.

Montero struck out seven and walked two on the afternoon. Only a Buster Posey sacrifice fly in the third inning prevented him from a shutout outing. This may just have been a one-off start for the 26-year-old right-hander, as he was filling in for the injured Zack Wheeler (biceps). Wheeler is hoping to be able to make his next turn through the rotation.
Jun 25 - 7:53 PM

Michael Conforto was forced to leave Sunday's game against the Giants after he was drilled by a pitch on his wrist.

Fortunately for Mets fans and fantasy owners alike, X-rays came back negative and he was diagnosed with merely a contusion. There's a chance that he could miss a game or two due to soreness, but it sounds like Conforto should be able to avoid the disabled list here.
Jun 25 - 7:14 PM

Zack Wheeler (biceps) threw a 72-pitch bullpen session Sunday.

Wheeler's next turn in the rotation comes up on Saturday and it's possible he'll be ready then. The Mets should have more on his status later this week. Rafael Montero is starting in Wheeler's place on Sunday.
Jun 25 - 2:37 PM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' lineup Sunday.

He's been receiving extra days off since being activated from the disabled list. The Mets have Michael Conforto, Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce in the outfield on Sunday.
Jun 25 - 1:26 PM

Jacob deGrom limited the Giants to one run over eight innings, striking out seven, and the Mets came on late to grab a 5-2 win Saturday.

deGrom scattered four hits and a walk but was in danger of not factoring in the decision after Brandon Belt's solo homer in the seventh inning tied the game at 1-1. Fortunately for the right-hander, the Mets answered in the top of the eighth and the bullpen held on, getting him his third straight win. He's allowed one run while going at least eight innings in each of those three wins, improving him to 7-3 with a 3.71 ERA and 1.27 WHIP through 15 starts overall. The 29-year-old will have a terrific chance to make it four in a row when he takes on the Phillies on Friday.
Jun 24 - 11:30 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera went 2-for-3 with with a double and a run scored in a win over the Giants on Saturday.

Cabrera also walked twice, reaching base in four of his five plate appearances. If the move to second base is affecting him, he hasn't shown it -- in two games since being relocated, Cabrera has five hits in nine at-bats. Overall, the 31-year-old is hitting .259/.338/.405 in 51 games.
Jun 24 - 11:11 PM

Wilmer Flores went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run and two RBI in Saturday's win over the Giants.

Flores opened the scoring with a solo shot off Giants starter Johnny Cueto in the fourth inning, his seventh of the year. He then plated what ended up being the game-winning run with a double in the eighth. The 25-year-old is a notorious lefty-killer but has held his own against right-handed pitching this year, batting .288 with five homers. It's a large part of the reason he's hitting .295/.314/.481 through 56 games overall.
Jun 24 - 10:58 PM

Michael Conforto is not in the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Giants.

Curtis Granderson will start in his place. Manager Terry Collins opted for Granderson because he's homered three times in 15 career at-bats against tonight's starter, Johnny Cueto. Expect some outfield juggling from the Mets now that Yoenis Cespedes is back at full health.
Jun 24 - 4:55 PM

Lucas Duda homered and doubled twice Friday as the Mets crushed the Giants 11-4.

The second double would have been a homer pretty much anywhere other than San Francisco, and it even drew a replay review there, but it was ruled to have bounced off the top of the wall in right-center. Duda now has 13 homers and 13 doubles, which suggests that he should have more than 27 RBI and 20 runs scored this season. However, 10 of those homers have been solo shots, and the Mets haven't had much hitting behind him in the order this year.
Jun 24 - 1:46 AM

Michael Conforto went 3-for-5 with two RBI against the Giants on Friday.

Conforto, who has had some problems with a stiff back, didn't play Wednesday before the off day Thursday. He needs to hit to ensure his presence in the lineup now that Yoenis Cespedes is back. The Mets would be crazy to sit him with any regularity, but they are the Mets.
Jun 24 - 1:43 AM


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