Panicky Mets mess up pitchout, ball hits umpire on Billy Hamilton’s 13th straight steal (Big League Stew)

By at 24 September, 2013, 1:54 am

Cincinnati Reds rookie Billy Hamilton makes things happen. He makes things happen and he makes other teams nervous with his blazing speed. Hamilton makes other teams so jittery when he gets a lead from a base, he can even make the opposing pitcher hit the umpire .
After Hamilton entered as a pinch runner in the eighth inning Monday night, the New York Mets figured he would try to steal second base on the next pitch. After all, Hamilton had not been caught in 12 attempts since being called up from the minors. So the Mets called for a pitchout to help give catcher Travis d’Arnaud a better chance — only the message didn’t get to right-hander Frank Francisco. He threw a 90-mph fastball pretty much down the heart of the plate as d’Arnaud got to his feet and stepped away. d’Arnaud reached back, but could not catch the ball with his mitt, and it drilled umpire Tony Randazzo in the chest protector.
Oh, Mets.
Hamilton slid safely into second base for his 13th steal. Randazzo was OK, if perhaps bruised. It could have been worse, if the ball had hit him in the arm, or facemask. And the Mets looked silly, though we’re not sure if the fault lies with Francisco or the rookie catcher or neither. Maybe the coaching staff messed up. Thankfully for them, kind of, the Reds stranded Hamilton at second. They did manage to score a run in the bottom of the 10th to win 3-2 and help themselves clinch a playoff spot. The Mets could only clench, not clinch.

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Injured Mets ace Harvey to visit Dr. Andrews (The Associated Press)

By at 10 September, 2013, 3:15 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Mets ace Matt Harvey’s ailing elbow is feeling better, and the right-hander said Tuesday he is still optimistic he can avoid reconstructive surgery that would likely sideline him for all of next season.

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Indians 9, Mets 4 (The SportsXchange)

By at 7 September, 2013, 8:13 pm

CLEVELAND — Nick Swisher and Asdrubal Cabrera belted home runs, and right-hander Corey Kluber won his first start after a one-month stay on the disabled list as the Cleveland Indians beat the New York Mets 9-4 Saturday night. It was Cleveland’s fourth…

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Mets ace Harvey likely out for season with injury (Reuters)

By at 26 August, 2013, 6:19 pm

(Reuters) – All-Star starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the New York Mets has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely to miss the rest of the Major League Baseball season, the team said on Monday. Harvey, a candidate for the National Le…

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Baseball-Mets ace Harvey likely out for season with injury (Reuters)

By at 26 August, 2013, 6:18 pm

Aug 26 (Reuters) – All-Star starting pitcher Matt Harvey of the New York Mets has a partially torn ligament in his right elbow and is likely to miss the rest of the Major League Baseball season, the team said on Monday. Harvey, a candidate for the Nati…

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Braves’ Beachy to miss start with sore elbow (The Associated Press)

By at 22 August, 2013, 6:05 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Atlanta Braves right-hander Brandon Beachy will miss his next start due to elbow soreness sustained Tuesday night in a game at the New York Mets.

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Mets doctor: Hefner needs Tommy John surgery (The Associated Press)

By at 20 August, 2013, 5:36 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York Mets doctor is recommending that right-hander Jeremy Hefner have Tommy John surgery.

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Braves beat Nats 2-1, lead NL East by 15 1-2 games (The Associated Press)

By at 18 August, 2013, 5:41 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — Julio Teheran’s ability to work through trouble impressed manager Fredi Gonzalez, who said it’s more proof of the young right-hander’s added maturity in his breakout season.

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Mets place Jenrry Mejia on the disabled list (NBC Sports)

By at 18 August, 2013, 3:08 pm

From ESPN New York’s Adam Rubin comes word that the Mets have placed right-hander Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day disabled list with a right elbow injury. Mejia was removed from his start Saturday against the Padres in the bottom of the fourth inning after complaining of pain in his throwing arm. He’s been pitching with…

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Mets place RHP Jenrry Mejia on DL (The Associated Press)

By at 18 August, 2013, 1:57 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Mets have placed right-hander Jenrry Mejia on the 15-day disabled list after he had to leave Saturday’s start because he experienced pain in his surgically repaired elbow.

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