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One night after recording 13 runs and 19 hits in one of their best offensive performances of the season, the Bisons had to scratch and claw just to score one run as they barely squeaked out a 1-0 victory over Syracuse in a classic pitchers duel.
Chris Schwinden started for the Herd on the night, throwing six innings of scoreless ball while striking out six Chiefs.
“He pounded the zone down, had command of his breaking pitch and when he needed to, he threw strikes and got key outs” said Bisons hitting coach George Greer.
Schwinden had one of his finer starts of the season, watching his ERA drop below 3.00 overall to 2.96.
Yet, even with Schwinden pitching a gem, he still barely earned the victory.
With the game tied 0-0 in the bottom of the 6th, the Bisons recorded their only run of the game when Lucas Duda hit an RBI double to put the Herd up 1-0.
“You want your speedy outfielder to get on base, you want your middle infielder to get him over and you want your big guy to drive him in...
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If you ask me, the worst thing the Mets could have done this year… would have been to thrust Matt Harvey into the big-league team from the start of the season. They didn’t, but could you imagine what that might have done to Matt Harvey’s career prospects? Actually, we all can. Because the Mets were good enough to give us an example… his name is Jenrry Mejia.
When asked about the difference between facing Triple-A and major league hitters, Mets starter Matt Harvey said:
“When you make a mistake, they hit it. Down there you can get away with some stuff. Not all the time, but more often than not. Up here, you’re going to make a mistake, they’re going to hit it. They did. I just have to do a better job.”
I really love how Harvey...
Back from a weekend hiatus from Down On The Farm, we return with the deck chairs completely shuffled on the Titanic as Matt Harvey has been called up to the Majors while Zack Wheeler has replaced him in Triple-A Buffalo.
Buffalo Bisons (56-58; 6 1/2 GB)
-The aforementioned Zack Wheeler makes his Buffalo debut today at Coca Cola Field against the Syracuse Chiefs with a look to avoid...
The Binghamton Mets and Reading Phillies played two on Saturday night at First Energy Stadium in Reading, Pennsylvania, with the B-Mets taking game one by a score of 7-2, and dropping the nightcap 3-1.
In game one, the two teams were knotted at two until the B-Mets broke the game wide open in the top of the fifth inning. Behind doubles by Reese Havens, Wilmer Flores, and Eric Campbell...
It took two innings of free baseball to do it, but the Binghamton Mets won the rubber match of their series against the Harrisburg Senators on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium by a score of 4-3. Dustin Martin’s one out single in the bottom of the twelfth inning scored Raul Reyes from second base leading the B-Mets to their 53rd win of the season.
Cory Mazzoni was on the hill for...
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Padres - Game 109:
Ruben Tejada, ss
Jordany Valdespin, cf
David Wright, 3b
Ike Davis, 1b
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Jason Bay, lf
Mike Baxter, rf
Rob Johnson, c
Matt Harvey, rhp
Unlike when Luca met his demise, the Mets usually see it coming
“Luca Brasi sleeps with the fishes”. The Famous line from the movie The Godfather seems somewhat fitting for how the Mets looked in July. They looked like they were dead in the water.
Now as the calendar has turned to August it seems as though they have come up for air and are beginning to steady the ship.
Ruben Tejada – SS
Jordany Valdespin – LF
David Wright – 3B
Ike Davis – 1B
Daniel Murphy – 2B
Mike Baxter - RF
Andres Torres – CF
Josh Thole – C
Jeremy Hefner – RHP
Ruben Tejada went 2-4 last night to extend his hitting streak to nine games, one shy of his career-high. Tejada had a 10-game hitting streak June 12-27, 2010. He is batting...
Domingo Tapia: Hard Luck Loser
A lot of stuff went on down on the farm this weekend. Johan made a rehab start for Brooklyn. Tyler Pill continues to dazzle in the Florida State League. Nimmo and Evans heat up with the lumber, and much more. And thanks to our new and improved Mets minor league coverage, you don’t have to search the web to find out what happened. We’ve got you covered...
It’s 5:20 PM, and it’s the bottom of the fifth inning of the New York Mets vs. San Diego Padres game. This is the first time I have ever started to write anything before a game was finished, but I have to get this off my chest.
Why are the Mets insisting on Matt Harvey throwing so many change-ups?
I don’t see the logic. I see the logic in the change-up, just not in the way...
The New York Mets planned to activate closer Frank Francisco from the 15-day disabled list before Friday's series opener against the San Diego Padres, ESPN New York reported. Francisco went on the DL with a left oblique strain June 22 against the New York Yankees. Before the game, he created a stir by calling the Yankees "chickens." He said he is still bothered...
New York Mets (52-55) at San Diego Padres (45-63) 8:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 5 1-4 5.525.10-24.057/30@SFND5.21040-113.25.27
E. Volquez (R) 22 7-7 3.515.13-42.847/30@CINW5.0652-021.03.00
Edinson Volquez is looking for the longest winning streak of his career, and a start at Petco Park...
Carlos Quentin scored the go-ahead run in the seventh inning when he knocked the ball out of catcher Josh Thole's glove, and the San Diego Padres denied R.A. Dickey his 15th victory with a 3-1 win over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Clayton Richard (8-11) limited New York to one run and eight hits in seven-plus innings.
Dickey (14-3) held the Padres to one run and one hit...
You probably have figured out after seven years of doing this that I like to be aggravated. I like to think that I don't aggravate easily without a good reason. And let's face it. The Mets have given me no shortage of good reasons to be aggravated.I can't get aggravated by Sunday's loss. Don't get me wrong ... I really want to. Especially because the Mets, as...