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Tue. July 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese was tagged with the loss Monday against the Mariners, allowing four runs on 11 hits with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings.
Impact: Niese admitted to feeling a little rusty after coming of the disabled list. The 13 baserunners is the most he's given up all season. Niese will try to shake off the rust Saturday in Milwaukee.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Abreu started on Sunday to prepare him for the DH role in Seattle.
Impact: Abreu will start at DH this week in Seattle.
Mon. July 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Wheeler was sharp Sunday.
Impact: Wheeler allowed one run and eight hits in six innings with seven strikeouts and a walk. He draws the Brewers next.
Sun. July 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Carlyle has been designated for assignment by the New York Mets, who plan to activate left-hander Jon Niese from the 15-day disabled list to start Monday night in Seattle against the Mariners.
Impact: Carlyle is 1-0 with a 1.29 ERA in five relief appearances and seven innings. He appeared in three games this month.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Carlyle was designated for assignment Sunday to clear a roster spot for Jon Niese, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Impact: In five appearances with the Mets out of the bullpen, Carlyle has posted a 1.29 ERA in seven innings. If he clears waivers, he'll continue to offer organizational bullpen depth at the Triple-A level.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wheeler allowed one run on eight hits and one walk while striking out seven in six innings in the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Padres on Sunday.
Impact: Despite taking the no-decision, Wheeler has allowed one run in each of his last four starts. After a weak June that saw his ERA rise to 4.25, Wheeler's three starts in July have lowered it to 3.78. Wheeler is also keeping up his strikeout rate, retiring 17 batters on strikes in the last three games. He ranks 26th in the league with 112 strikeouts.
Sun. July 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Wright was 0 for 4 with two strikeouts Saturday.
Impact: Wright looks lost at the plate in this series, going 0 for 8. You wouldn't be wrong to consider benching him.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: A promotion to the big leagues does not appear to be on the horizon for Flores, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. "I don't want to bring young guys up here and have them sit on the bench," manager Terry Collins said. "There's nothing wrong with going and having a big year in Triple-A."
Impact: Flores is in the midst of a 20-game hitting streak with Triple-A Las Vegas while rotating among shortstop, second base and third base. His .325 batting average and 12 homers in 200 at-bats is pretty impressive, but he hasn't done well in his brief cups of coffee with the Mets, and the team is not in contention, so it makes sense to keep him down where he'll play every day.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis is out of the lineup Sunday against the Padres, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Nieuwenhuis seems to have carved out a more consistent role of late, having started four of the past five games for the Mets. He'll get a day off Sunday afternoon, however, with Bobby Abreu taking over in left field. The Mets will begin a series in Seattle on Monday, which will likely mean Abreu will see reps as the DH, leaving an outfield spot open for Nieuwenhuis to resume.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Matsuzaka will return to the bullpen, as Jon Niese has officially been named Monday's starter, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Matsuzaka made a few spot starts while Niese was on the disabled list, but most of his work has been in relief this season. He'll likely be one of the first options to rejoin the rotation if the need for another spot start arises.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese has been officially named Monday's starter, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Niese hasn't pitched since July 4, when he took a line drive off his back and had to be removed after recording just one out. He had been on a roll prior to that unfortunate mishap, posting six straight quality starts to go along with a 2.96 ERA. Niese is set to take on Roenis Elias and the Mariners on Monday, and the move will also send Daisuke Matsuzaka to the bullpen.
July 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gee picked up the loss Saturday as he allowed four earned runs and five hits over five innings against the Padres.
Impact: Gee did, however, strike out eight while walking none. It was his second start since missing two months with a strained right lat, and he looks as though he's back to form. Gee's only started 10 games this season, but he has a solid 2.92 ERA, 1.05 WHIP, and a 45:16 K:BB ratio.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Colon did not get a decision Friday.
Impact: Colon was derailed by a sour stomach and a headache. He allowed four runs and struck out six in five innings.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Granderson returned from the All-Star break in strong fashion Friday.
Impact: Granderson had two hits and scored twice.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Granderson picked up his eighth stolen base of the season while going 2-for-4 with two runs scored against the Padres on Friday.
Impact: For a leadoff hitter, Granderson has had far too many goose-egg nights, which have led to his hot-and-cold season to this point. Even with the inconsistencies, he's getting on base at a good rate (.349 OBP) and providing solid power.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: d'Arnaud went 3-for-5 with a run scored and two RBI against the Padres on Friday.
Impact: In addition to fighting injury this season, d'Arnaud has struggled with the bat (.227/.299/.361), but recently, he's picked things up, raising his batting average from .182 on June 24. He hasn't realized his full potential yet, although health always seems to be an issue.
Sat. July 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Colon pitched five innings Friday facing the Padres, giving up four runs on five hits while striking out six in a no decision.
Impact: The 41-year-old Colon was sailing along until he got to the fifth inning, when he gave up four runs to Padres hitters. He hasn't won a decision dating back to June 24, although he continues to be a solid source of strikeouts and WHIP.
Fri. July 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese (shoulder) is on track to return Monday against the Mariners, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Niese went on the disabled list July 6 after being hit by a line drive two days before. He appears ready to return to the rotation, so the Mets will have to make a corresponding move to activate him.
Thu. July 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Montero, who has been sidelined since June 14 with a strained left oblique, was moved back up to Triple-A Las Vegas, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Montero made two rehab appearances, throwing four scoreless innings for High-A St. Lucie on Monday after tossing two innings for the Gulf Coast Mets five days earlier. He should slide back in to the Vegas rotation and is likely to rejoin the Mets in September at the latest.
Thu. July 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Eveland has made 13 appearances since getting promoted on May 31, posting a 2.63 ERA and 0.95 WHIP.
Impact: Eveland is used a spot lefty and mop-up man out of the bullpen for New York, throwing 13.2 innings in the seven weeks since his call up. Two of his appearances have been five innings long, which should give you a sense of how he's used.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | STATS
News: deGrom allowed one run and five hits over seven innings to beat Miami 9-1 on Sunday.
Impact: deGrom has now won back-to-back starts behind a 0.64 ERA. He could be in for a big second half.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | STATS
News: Wright doubled twice in four at-bats in Sunday's 9-1 win over Miami.
Impact: Wright is 10 for his last 20 with a homer and six RBIs.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teagarden (hamstring) went 1-for-3 in a rehab assignment for the Rookie League Mets on Monday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Teagarden wasn't able to make it back when he was first eligible July 7, but appears to be on track to return early in the second half. The Mets have been rolling with Travis D'Arnaud and Anthony Recker behind the plate in Teagarden's absence, but he could take Recker's spot once healthy enough to return.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Montero (oblique), making his second rehab start, gave up no runs on two hits and one walk with four strikeouts for High-A St. Lucie on Monday.
Impact: Montero, sidelined for over three weeks with the injury, returned to action last week for the Gulf Coast Mets and took the next step in his rehab Monday. He threw 64 pitches, 40 for strikes, and should progress up the ladder back to Triple-A Las Vegas in the next start or two, assuming he has no more setbacks. He is expected to return to the big club sometime in September.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wright received a planned cortisone shot in his left shoulder following Sunday's game, Newsday reports
Impact: Wright is dealing with a bruised rotator cuff that cost him a week at the end of June and beginning of July. That time off seems to have rejuvenated his bat, as he is 12-for-33 with a pair of home runs and seven runs batted in since July 5. In addition, his overall slow start looks to be a memory, as Wright is 26-for-68 with 15 RBI in 18 games since June 17.
Mon. July 14, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Trade interest and conversations surrounding a possible deal for Colon are expected to increase over the next week, ESPN New York reports.
Impact: This report confirms what had been reported about a week ago but notes that Colon has officially been made available. Colon, who will start the Mets' first game after the All-Star break Friday in San Diego, is making $9 million this year and $11 million next season. The Mets are in the market for a shortstop and a left fielder.
July 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Granderson went 3-for-4 with a double, one RBI, two runs scored and a stolen base in Sunday's 9-1 win over the Marlins.
Impact: Granderson ended his roller-coaster first half on a high note Sunday afternoon. Over his last 20 games leading into the break, the veteran outfielder has produced strong numbers for the Mets while mostly batting atop the lineup. During the stretch, Granderson is hitting .268 with five homers, 11 RBI and 15 runs scored, as he seems to have settled nicely into the leadoff role.
July 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese (neck) pitched off a mound Sunday for the first time since going on the disabled list, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Niese has a target return date of July 21. He will likely not require a rehab assignment before rejoining the rotation, which leaves the target date as a possibility.
July 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.
Impact: Murphy will have an extra day of rest to add to the All-Star break with the day off Sunday. Eric Campbell will start in his place and bat second for the Mets.
July 13, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Sunday against the Marlins.
Impact: D'Arnaud will take a seat for the series finale Sunday as Anthony Recker will start behind the plate and bat seventh for the Mets.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis started in left field for the second straight game, going 1-for-3 with a run scored Saturday in the Mets' 5-4 win over the Marlins.
Impact: Manager Terry Collins has shown a willingness to use Nieuwenhuis in left field when a righty is on the hill. With lefty Brad Hand starting Sunday, look for Nieuwenhuis to be on the bench.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young came through in the clutch Saturday, belting a two-run, game-tying pinch-hit homer in the seventh inning against the Marlins.
Impact: This was just his fifth at-bat in July, but boy did he make it count. The 30-year-old outfielder now has nine bombs on the year to go with 25 RBI and a batting average just under .200 (.199) in 206 at-bats this season.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Matsuzaka fanned a season-high 10 on Saturday but came away with a no decision in a four-run, four-hit performance over six innings against the visiting Marlins.
Impact: In contrast to the double-digit whiffs, Matsuzaka also issued four or more free passes for the third time this season. His 3.55 ERA in 26 appearances -- nine of which have been starts -- really isn't all that bad, but his K:BB of 67:44 is far from elite.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Wheeler allowed one run and five hits over 6 2-3 innings to beat Miami 7-1 on Friday.
Impact: Wheeler has now allowed one run in each of his last three starts, going 2-0 with a 1.40 ERA. He'll carry a 3.90 ERA into the second half.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | STATS
News: Wright went 4 for 4 with a two-run homer in Friday's 7-1 win over Miami.
Impact: While it's been a disappointing season for Wright, he's starting to show signs of life. The star third baseman is batting .393 with four homers and 13 RBIs in his last 16 games.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Torres (hand) pitched a scoreless ninth inning in Thursday's loss to the Braves.
Impact: After taking a line drive off his pitching hand in Monday's game, Torres was sent for an X-ray, but that test was returned negative. It seems it was indeed nothing more than a contusion, as he was able to return to action Wednesday.
Sat. July 12, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Familia (arm) retired the side in order on eight pitches in the ninth inning of Friday's game against the Marlins.
Impact: The right-hander struggled to get loose Tuesday, leading manager Terry Collins to deem him unavailable for Wednesday's game, and the skipper went on to label it a "red flag." Familia saw his velocity dip significantly last week (from 97 mph to 93-94), something that was attributed to a tired arm, but his ability to get back onto the big league mound Friday suggests the issue is not something that could force him onto the DL.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Duda was 1-for-4 with a mammoth two-run homer in the Mets' rout of Miami on Friday night.
Impact: Hitting just a modest .257, Duda has accumulated 14 home runs and 48 RBI, so there has been some positive contributions in the counting stats. The Mets have cleared away most of his competition for playing time at first base, so a productive second half could be in the cards.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wright was huge at the plate Friday night, going 4-for-4 with two runs scored and a two-run homer in a win over Miami.
Impact: Wright missed a week with a sore left shoulder, but he has come back with a vengeance building a little five-game hitting streak where he has gone 9-for-18 with a pair of home runs. The Mets rely heavily on Wright and when he's hot the whole team seems to take it up a notch.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wheeler turned in a dazzling effort Friday night, allowing just one run on five hits, walking two and striking out six over 6.2 innings of a 7-1 win against Miami.
Impact: Wheeler (5-8, 3.90 ERA) has given up one run or fewer in four of his last five starts. It's not surprising that he can struggle at times given his age and experience level, but it's quite possible that stretches of dominance like this could become more and more prevalent as he matures.
Fri. July 11, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wright drove in the Mets' only run Thursday against Atlanta, going 1-for-2 with an RBI single and two walks.
Impact: Wright needed a couple days to get his legs back once he got back in the lineup following a week-long absence, but he has now hit safely in four straight games, going 5-for-14 with a homer, a double and a 3:1 BB:K in that span.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Colon's (8-8) first-inning woes continued Thursday, as he allowed two runs to the Braves in the initial stanza, but settled down to allow three runs over eight innings in a losing effort. He struck out seven without a walk.
Impact: Colon has allowed 11 first-innings runs his last five starts. For the year, he has allowed 18 runs in the first frame, second-most in the majors behind Kyle Kendrick, who has allowed 23. The bright side is that once Colon gets past the first frame, his ERA is just 3.20.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: Wright went 1 for 2 with a double and a run in Wednesday's 4-1 win over Atlanta.
Impact: Wright has hit safely in 14 of 15, batting .339 with three homers and 10 RBIs.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | STATS
News: In his first start in two months, Gee allowed one run over seven-plus innings to beat Atlanta 4-1 on Wednesday.
Impact: Activated from the disabled list to make the start, Gee slid into the rotation slot left open when Jonathon Niese went on the DL on Sunday because of a left shoulder strain. He is now 4-1 with a 2.56 ERA on the season.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud will bat fifth Thursday against the Braves.
Impact: Since his June 24 recall, d'Arnaud has gone 15-for-50 (.300 average) with three homers, four doubles and 10 RBI, thus earning the promotion to the five-hole in the batting order. When asked if he could stick there, manager Terry Collins said, "That's up to [d'Arnaud]." The skipper hinted that a move even further up the order is possible if d'Arnaud continues to rake, but a move any higher than fourth seems rather unlikely at this point.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese (shoulder) is tentatively scheduled to return from the disabled list July 21 against the Mariners, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.
Impact: Niese should begin throwing again next week, and it seems no rehab assignment will be necessary. He's been receiving anti-inflammatory medicine for the shoulder over the last couple days.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mejia recorded his ninth save of the season Wednesday, allowing two hits and striking out two in his lone inning of work.
Impact: He had to work around a bit of trouble in this one. Mejia allowed back-to-back base hits with one out, but followed that up by getting Chris Johnson to pop out and then punching out Tommy La Stella. The 24-year-old is now 9-for-11 in save chances, but his 1.38 WHIP as a reliever could use some improvement.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud went 1-for-3 with a two-run home run in Wednesday's win over the Braves.
Impact: His sixth home run of the season helped give the Mets some breathing room, turning a 2-1 lead into a 4-1 lead. The young catcher has notched a hit in 12 of 13 games since being recalled from the minors, and has batted .300 during that span to go along with three home runs and 10 RBI.
Thu. July 10, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gee (4-1) gave up one run on six hits while striking out four over seven-plus innings to pick up the win over the Braves on Wednesday.
Impact: Gee looked like he didn't miss a beat after missing nearly two months due to a strained lat muscle. He made quick work of the Braves' for most of the night, needing just 85 pitches to get through seven-plus innings. The only blemish was a two-out RBI double off the bat of B.J. Upton in the sixth inning. With the injury behind him, Gee will look to build on his quality (albeit shortened) first half.
Wed. July 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lagares is out of the lineup Wednesday against the Braves, ESPN.com's Adam Rubin reports.
Impact: This looks to be nothing more than a routine day off for Lagares, who has locked himself into an everyday role, thanks to his stellar defense and an acceptable .288 batting average. Just don't expect much from him in the form of counting stats, with only the occasional home run and stolen base to supplement the average.
Wed. July 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Duda was 3 for 3 with two doubles in an 8-3 win against the Braves on Tuesday.
Impact: Duda is batting .338 over his last 22 games with 14 RBIs.
Wed. July 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Murphy was 2 for 5 with his 21st and 22nd doubles of the season Monday versus Atlanta.
Impact: Murphy has recorded at least two hits in eight of his last 18 games.
Wed. July 9, 2014 | STATS
News: Granderson homered for the second straight game in Tuesday's 8-3 victory over Atlanta.
Impact: Granderson is batting .323 over his last eight games with four homers and seven RBIs.
Wed. July 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gee (back) was activated from the DL and has been confirmed as Wednesday's starter against the Braves.
Impact: Upon completion of two rehab starts for the Gulf Coast League Mets, Gee was sent to short-season Brooklyn to finish preparing for a return to the big club. He fanned 10 in his final outing with Brooklyn and will face a Braves team Wednesday that has struck out 770 times this season, second most in the NL. Further, current, active Braves have combined to ht just .220/.291/.353 against the right-hander, so he certainly makes for an intriguing option.
Wed. July 9, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Familia (arm) will be unavailable Wednesday after manager Terry Collins said the reliever had a difficult time getting loose Tuesday, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.
Impact: Collins went so far as to label Familia's inability to get loose a "red flag," suggesting the right-hander could be out for more than just one day. Familia previously required surgery last June to remove bone spurs from his elbow, and it remains possible that this latest setback could be related. Be sure to keep a close eye on Familia's usage the next few days, as a potential DL stint could position Vic Black to emerge as the primary setup man to Jenrry Mejia.
Tue. July 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Germen was demoted to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Impact: The Mets needed to make room for Dillon Gee, who will be activated to start Wednesday's game, so Germen getting sent down is the corresponding move. He has a 5.35 FIP in 26.1 innings of relief with the Mets this season, so it's not that surprising that the team chose to remove him from the bullpen equation.
Tue. July 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Wright hit his seventh homer of the year in Monday's 4-3 win over Atlanta.
Impact: Wright is batting .333 over his last 12 games with three home runs and nine RBIs.
Tue. July 8, 2014 | STATS
News: Granderson homered for the 13th time this season in Monday's 4-3 win over Atlanta.
Impact: Granderson has three homers and six RBIs in his last seven games.
Tue. July 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tejada, who has the game-winning hit in the 11th inning Monday, is hitting .287 with a .397 on-base average since May 27.
Impact: Tejada has solidified his hold on shortstop for now, but with Wilmer Flores red-hot in the minors and the Starlin Castro rumors in full force, that hold may only be short term at best. Tejada has 15 runs scored and 10 RBI in this stretch, so he has been productive in counting stats as well as the averages.
Tue. July 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Familia will get the save chance if one arises Tuesday with Jenrry Mejia dealing with a bit of a tired arm, the SNY Mets blog reports.
Impact: Familia was held out of Monday's game, as his velocity was just 93-94 Sunday versus the normal 97 he throws. Management was concerned that Familia had a tired arm, but he said he was good to go Tuesday.
Tue. July 8, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mejia's arm is a little tired and manager Terry Collins will likely use Jeurys Familia over Mejia if there is a save situation Tuesday , the SNY Mets blog reports.
Impact: Mejia threw 26 pitches in 1.1 innings Monday, 14 pitches in his one inning Sunday and 18 pitches in 1.1 innings Friday. That heavy usage lately has left Mejia, who has transitioned to relieving from starting, a bit tired, which is why he will get a day off Tuesday.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Duda is out of the lineup Monday against the Braves.
Impact: Duda has made 10 straight starts at first base for the Mets, but will give way to Eric Campbell on Monday. Duda is hitting just .156 against southpaws this season, and with the Braves sending tough lefty Mike Minor to the mound, manager Terry Collins likely wanted to get another right-handed bat in his lineup.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: X-rays on Torres' right hand came back negative after Monday's game, Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal reports.
Impact: The result isn't particularly surprising, given that Torres stayed in the game for another batter, after taking a line drive off his pitching hand. He only needed 22 pitches to toss two shutout innings Monday night, so there's a chance he'll be available Tuesday, if the injury isn't too bad. In all likelihood, he's merely dealing with a contusion.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wright went 1-for-5 with a solo home run Monday against the Braves.
Impact: Wright has had a mostly disappointing season, but he was starting to get hot before he went down with a shoulder injury. He is still only hitting .272 with seven home runs and 42 RBI, and will need to start hitting for more power if he is going to come close to meeting the expectations fantasy owners had for him heading into the season.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mejia blew the save Monday against the Braves as he pitched 1.1 innings and allowed one run, three hits and two walks to go along with two strikeouts.
Impact: Although Mejia blew the save Monday, he has largely pitched well since becoming the team's closer and is in no danger of losing that job at this time.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Matsuzaka did not record a decision Monday against the Braves as he allowed six hits and two walks to go along with three strikeouts in seven scoreless innings.
Impact: Matsuzaka was in line for the win Monday until the Mets' bullpen blew the lead for him. He had allowed five runs in both of his last two starts, so Matsuzaka showed Monday that his surprisingly strong season is not over just yet. He is now 3-3 with a 3.32 ERA and 1.32 WHIP.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Torres, who threw two scoreless innings to get the extra-inning win Monday against the Braves, is getting an X-ray on his hand, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Torres was hit by a line drive off the bat of B.J. Upton with two outs in the 11th, but was able to stay in the game and record the last out of the inning.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Wheeler had his second straight solid outing in an up-and-down season to help the Mets win Saturday.
Impact: The lanky right-hander lasted 6 1-3 innings and gave up a run and six hits. It was Wheeler's first victory in his last 10 home starts. He is 1-6 over that span. "We've got a young pitcher on our hands who's going to be really, really good," manager Terry Collins said.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | STATS
News: Recker hit a three-run homer Sunday for the Mets.
Impact: Recker is a .211 hitter with little to no potential. Don't be fooled since he was drafted by Billy Beane for the Oakland A's.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Teagarden (hamstring) will not be activated from the disabled list when he's first eligible Monday, Matt Ehalt of The Bergen Record reports.
Impact: Teagarden has yet to begin playing in rehab games, suggesting that his return may not arrive until after the All-Star break. Travis d'Arnaud and Anthony Recker will continue to handle the catching duties for the Mets in the meantime.
Mon. July 7, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese had a second MRI and X-Ray on his shoulder Monday which showed inflammation in his AC joint that will be treated with anti-inflammatory medicine, Matt Ehalt of the Bergen Record reports.
Impact: The MRI results have to be considered good news for the Mets and Niese, as there is no structural damage in the shoulder. The hope is that he will be able to return after the All-Star break.
Sun. July 6, 2014 | STATS
News: Right-hander Buddy Carlyle has been designated for assignment by the New York Mets, who plan to activate Niese from the 15-day disabled list to start Monday night in Seattle against the Mariners.
Impact: Niese was put on the 15-day disabled list on July 6, a move retroactive to a day earlier, after the Mets detected a drop-off in the crispness of some of his pitches.
Sat. July 5, 2014 | STATS
News: Campbell had three hits Friday.
Impact: David Wright is coming back soon so Campbell could receive less playing time. He's hitting .340 so manager Terry Collins must find a way to get the rookie into his lineup.
Fri. July 4, 2014 | STATS
News: Niese has left his start against Texas in the first inning after getting hit near his hip by a line drive.
Impact: Alex Rios' liner appeared to hit Niese on the left side of his lower back Friday night. He recovered to throw out Rios at first base before manager Terry Collins, pitching coach Dan Warthen and trainer Ray Ramirez came out to check on Niese.
Wed. July 2, 2014 | STATS
News: Granderson went 2 for 5 with a two-run homer in Tuesday's 5-4 loss at Atlanta.
Impact: Granderson has now homered in back-to-back games, giving him 12 long balls on the season.