Mets Sign John Curtiss

The Mets have made a move that wouldn’t help them in 2022, as they signed John Curtiss to a major league deal. Curtiss is currently rehabbing from his TJS and will miss the entire 2022 season. The Mets made this move for his cheap team option in 2023. He is signed for 770.000 this year with a 775.000 team option.

In 2022 Curtiss pitched to a 3.45 ERA after a 2.48 ERA with the Marlins, before he got hurt. In 44.1 innings, he pitched to a 3.82FIP and 1.23 WHIP. The 29 year old righty has a 2.89 ERA in 71.2 innings since 2019.

This is a very smart move by the Mets. Worst case scenario is losing close to 1.5 mil, but if the rehab goes well they added a solid reliever without spending a lot. With some prime Mets relievers in their last season before hitting free agency, this could be a very important move.

The Mets also made some other moves as they put Chasen Shreve and Travis Jankowski on the 40 man roster. Both will make the team out of spring training. To make room, the Mets DFA’d Travis Blankenhorn and Jordan Yamamoto

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Connor Grey Takes No-Hitter into the Ninth

Syracuse Mets (23-41)

Syracuse clobbered the Red Wings by a 13-8 final score. A notable moment was Syracuse going back-to-back-to-back in the 5th. Almora, Blankenhorn and Drury went deep.

Albert Almora: 3 for 5, HR, 3RBI’s .262avg/.807OPS

Chance Sisco: 1 for 5, HR, 3RBI’s .239avg/.822OPS

Wilfredo Tovar: 2 for 5, 2B, 2RBI’s .274avg/.750OPS

Vance Worley, who had a RBI Single in the game, went 5 innings, allowing 5 runs on 10 hits. Andrew Mitchell made his Syracuse debut with three innings of work. The lefty allowed 2 solo homeruns but nothing more, striking out three.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (24-37)

The Rumble Ponies beat the Altoona Curve 7-1 behind 2 homeruns from Mark Vientos.

Mark Vientos: 2 for 4, 2HR, 2RBI .282avg/.973OPS

Johneswhy Fargas: 2 for 3, 2RBI .273avg/.701OPS

Nick Senger: 3 for 5, 2B .295avg/.824OPS

Manny Rodriguez: 3 for 5, 2B, 2RBI’s .205avg/.589OPS

Yeizo Campos and Josh Walker combined to pitch 9 innings of one run ball.

Yeizo Campos: 4IP, 7H, 1ER, 0BB, 2K. 3.92ERA

Josh Walker: 5IP, 2H, 0R, 1BB, 3K. 2.64ERA (W, 5-1)

Brooklyn Cyclones (21-41)

The Cyclones beat the BlueClaws by a 6-1 final score. Joe Suozzi homered to back up Grey strong outing in the win.

Joe Suozzi: 1 for 4, HR, 2RBI .154avg/.538OPS

Ronny Mauricio: 2 for 4, RBI .234avg/.696OPS

Edgardo Fermin: 2 for 4, 2B, RBI .214avg/.598OPS

The story of the day in the Mets Minor leagues was Connor Grey, who didn’t allow a hit (inside the park homerun) after one out in the ninth.

Connor Grey: 8.1IP, 1H, 1ER, 2BB, 9K. 3.22ERA (W, 1-1)

St. Lucie Mets (33-31)

The St. Lucie Mets were one hit in their loss against the Palm Beach Cardinals, losing 7-0.

Matt Dyer had the only hit, a triple with one out in the ninth.

Fraklyn Parra pitched 5 innings of 3 run ball (2 earned). He allowed just 3 hits with 4 walks and 1 strikeout.

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Syracuse Mets (22-41)

The Syracuse Mets just held a big lead, beating the Red Wings 14-12. Syracuse got a big third inning, scoring nine runs.

A lot of good offensive performances as Syracuse collected 14 hits with 4 homeruns. Albert Almora, Khalil Lee, Patrick Mazeika and Drew Jackson homered. Jackson homer was in grand style as he hit a grand slam in the third.

Drew Jackson: 1 for 5, HR, 4RBI .253avg/.846OPS

Albert Almora: 2 for 5, HR, 2RBI .232avg/.721OPS

Travis Blankenhorn: 2 for 3, 2 2B, 2BB .250avg/.949OPS

Brandon Drury: 3 for 4, 2B .271avg/.814OPS

Patrick Mazeika: 1 for 4, HR, 3RBI .309avg/.847OPS

Khalil Lee: 2 for 3, HR, 2RBI .276avg/.918OPS

Wilfredo Tovar: 2 for 4, 2RBI .271avg/.741OPS

Three of the Syracuse pitchers had awful outings as Cobb and Nogosek combined to allow 9 runs over 2 innings. Banda pitched 4 allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in relief.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (23-37)

The Rumble Ponies beat the Altoona Curve 4-3, after a 3 run eight got the Ponies the lead.

Wagner Lagrange: 2 for 4 .266avg/.719OPS

Nick Conti: 2 for 4, 2B, 2R, 2RBI .261avg/.697OPS

Adam Oller was strong and Allen Winans collected a 6 out save. Winans is unscored upon over 7 innings since his promotion to AA.

Adam Oller: 7IP, 6H, 3ER, 0BB, 6K. 5.12 ERA (W 4-3)

Allen Winans: 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K. 0.00 ERA (second save)

Brooklyn Cyclones (20-41)

The Cyclones got crushed 13-3 after getting 2 scoreless frames from Carlos Carrasco in his first rehab stint. The Cyclones offense wasn’t able to keep up with the BlueClaws offense.

Antione Duplantis: 2 for 5, RBI .255avg/.685OPS

Cody Bohanek: 1 for 4, 2B, 2RBI .205avg/.692OPS

After Carrasco was strong, the Cyclones bullpen struggled. Bryce Montes de Oca had the only scoreless outing out of the pen.

Carlos Carrasco: 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K. 0.00 ERA

Bryce Montes de Oca: 1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 1K. 3.15ERA

St. Lucie Mets (33-30)

The St. Lucie Mets lost a close one to the Palm Beach Cardinals, who walked it off in the ninth 5-4.

Alex Ramirez: 0 for 5, 4K .248avg/.671OPS

Warren Saunders: 3 for 5, RBI, R .299avg/.731OPS

Oscar Rojas struggled with his control over 4.1 innings of work. Nolan Clenney got the loss, allowing the walk off run to score.

Oscar Rojas: 4.1IP, 5H, 3ER, 5BB, 5K. 2.91ERA

Nolan Clenney: 1.1IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 2K. 2.70ERA (L 0-1)

Photo by: Brooklyn Cyclones Twitter

Mets Aquire Another Player

The New York Mets have claimed infielder Travis Blankenhorn off waivers from the Seattle Mariners and will be active for tonight’s contest in Arizona.

In return, the Mets have DFA’d Wilfredo Tovar.

Blankenhorn has appeared in one game for the Minnesota Twins this season however has yet to have an at-bat.