Mets Release Reliever

Yoan Lopez, right-handed reliever, has been released to make room on the 40 man roster after the acquisitions Danny Mendick and Carlos Correa.

In 11 innings pitched, the Cuban native owned a 5.73 ERA while striking out 10 and walking 5.

Lopez only played in 8 games for the Mets, and it sounds like he’s likely taking his stuff to Japan. As recent as this week, his team has been negotiating a contract with the Yomiuri Giants of Nippon Professional Baseball.

Mets Have Best Prospect in MLB

Listen, Francisco Alvarez is the real fuckin’ deal (Pardon my language, I’m dealing with a whole heap of depression and must take it out on my writing). The good folks over at MLB.com have updated their Top Prospects List, and yes, our Francisco is topped off at the number one spot.

There’s no telling how great of a career this youngster can have, especially once he’s completely comfortable in handling calling a major league game. That’s probably where the true test lies, knowing your pitchers, knowing your opponents, creating a game plan.

However, it’s so clear that we’re not the only ones aware of this tank sized catcher that’s about to take over a majority of the catcher’s duties going forward (Just my opinion, no official word has been released).

He’s hit at every level, except for his short stint with the actual big league club. However, his MiLB slash line is .274/.384/.526/.910 in 895 at-bats, just about two seasons of MiLB ball.

It’s no surprise to me, it shouldn’t be to any other Mets fans at all. But the cool thing is, now the rest of the league is starting to hear and learn about Alvarez, and I just don’t think they’re ready for this beast.

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Shutout D’Backs. Improve to 7-3

The Mets improved to 7-3 on the year after a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon. David Peterson and the Mets bullpen held the Diamondbacks off the board in a stellar performance.

Peterson made the start instead of Taijuan Walker. He didn’t disappoint, as he went 4.1 scoreless frames. The young lefty allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 4. He has thrown 8.1 scoreless frames so far this season.

Trevor Williams, Chasen Shreve, Drew Smith and Edwin Diaz combined to throw the other 4.2 scoreless frames. Shreve was outstanding over 2 scoreless to collect the win.

The Mets offense was silent against Diamondbacks starter Castellanos, but woke up against the Diamondbacks bullpen. With some great and smart baserunning in between the Mets scored 3 runs in the sixth. Eduardo Escobar hit a hustle double that led to a Pavin Smith throwing error. This scored Alonso and got Escobar to third for the first run.

JD Davis followed with a clutch pinch hit RBI Single and Smith later scored on a James McCann sac fly. After that play JD Sacrificed himself on the bases, so the Diamondbacks couldn’t appeal Smith leaving to early at third. Davis ended up surprising the Diamondbacks and steal a base. After the Game Davis admitted it was on Buck Showalter. What a great call by the skipper.

A inning later Pete Alonso hit a line drive over the wall for his 3rd homerun of the season, a 2 run shot to left. Pete now has 14 runs batted in in the early season, leading the NL.

After a 7-3 start to the year the Mets will welcome the San Francisco Giants to town. The opening game of the 4 game series starts today at 7.10, with Tylor Megill on the hill vs Alex Cobb.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Lugo Struggles as Mets Waiste Carrasco’s Gem

The Mets lost to the Diamondbacks on Saturday afternoon 3-2. After 5 scoreless frames with 8 strikeouts for Carlos Carrasco, the game remained tied until the seventh.

After a strong sixth, Joely Rodriguez was asked to get the lefty to start the seventh. He allowed a Bloop hit to Seth Beer, before he got replaced by Seth Lugo. Lugo struggled in his outing, allowing a 2 run homerun to Sergio Alcantara and the Diamondbacks added another run on a Ketel Marte RBI Double. It was noticeable that Lugo velo was down in the outing, which is concerning.

May, who returned to action, kept the Mets in the game with a scoreless 8th in his return. The Mets offense, who were silenced by Zac Gallen and the Arizona Bullpen, cut rhe deficit to one run in eight on a Starling Marte two run homer.

After Ottavino struck out three to get out of a bases loaded gem in the ninth, the Mets couldn’t complete the comeback. Today the Mets will try to win their third series in a row, with David Peterson getting his first start of the season.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Clobber D’Backs in Home Opener

On the festive loaded day the Mets beat the Diamondbacks in their first game at Citi Field in 2022. The day the Mets unveiled the Seaver statue and MLB celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, the Mets didn’t disappoint in a 10-3 victory.

The Mets opened with score with two Pete Alonso sac flies, before the power was shown. Robinson Cano hit his first homerun of the year on Jackie Robinson Day. He took a Davies off speed pitch the other way in the fourth to extend the Mets lead to 3-0.

In the fifth Francisco Lindor added a 2 run bomb to make it 5-0 Mets. It was the first of two homeruns for the Mets star shortstop, who is off to a hot start.

After a run in the seventh, the Mets added 4 to bust the Game open in the eight. Starling Marte hit his first as a Met and Lindor followed with his second of the Game to make it 10-1. Marte and Jankowski collected three hit games in the win.

It was more then enough for Bassitt and the bullpen. Bassitt went 6 innings of one run ball, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Shreve struck out the side in the 7th and Smith followed with a scoreless frame in the eight, before Sean Reid-Foley allowed 2 in the ninth.

Tomorrow, the Mets will face Zac Gallen and the Diamondbacks and try to improve to 7-2 on the season. Carlos Carrasco will try to follow up his great first outing with another good one tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled at 1.10pm.

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