FLUSHING, N.Y., May 7, 2021 — The New York Mets have announced today that minor league RHP Matt Allan will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in the coming weeks. Allan, the Mets third-round pick in the 2019 First-Year Player Draft, underwent a physical examination and MRI that revealed the ligament tear earlier this week. Mets Medical Director Dr. David Altchek has confirmed the diagnosis.
The Syracuse Mets lost a slugfest with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, 17–11.
Jake Hager hit a two-run shot for his second home run on the young season, while catcher Bruce Maxwell added a two-run homer of his own. Maxwell drove in a total of five on the night while recording a three hit game. Drew Ferguson also had a multi-hit game, driving in three and Quinn Brodey scored three runs.
Syracuse continues their series at home against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre tonight at 6:35 p.m.
The Binghamton RumblePonies fell to Akron again on the road last night, 9–2.
By Jay Horwitz
My bags are packed and thinking of moving to Stamford, CT so I could vote for the great Bobby Valentine who announced today he is running to be the city’s Mayor.
Bobby was born in Stamford, was probably the best scholastic athlete in the state’s history and had a superb career as a manager.
For me what would make him a top-flight Mayor is his ability to lead. How he helped rally New York City after the 9–11 attacks, is probably his ultimate legacy.
Here’s one vote for Bobby V, he’s the man!
STEPHANIE SCHMIDT AND JACKIE BARBER WILL BE HONORED SUNDAY, MAY 9 AT CITI FIELD
FLUSHING, N.Y., May 6, 2021 — The New York Mets today announced Stephanie Schmidt and Jackie Barber as the two Honorary Bat Girls who will represent the team in support of MLB’s annual “Honorary Bat Girl” initiative, an effort commemorated each Mother’s Day to highlight extraordinary efforts to support the fight against breast cancer. Schmidt and Barber, each of whom have demonstrated extraordinary strength in her battle against the disease, will be recognized at Citi Field on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9th.
Stephanie Schmidt is a…
The Syracuse Mets fell to Scranton/Wilkes-Barre last night, 7–5.
Jake Hager hit a grand-slam while Brandon Drury recorded a multi-hit game. Martin Červenka doubled, drove in a run and scored. Sam McWilliams tossed two perfect innings, fanning three batters.
Syracuse hosts Scranton/Wilkes-Barre again tonight at 6:35 p.m.
Binghamton was defeated yesterday by Akron, 4–1.
Carlos Cortes, Sebastian Elizalde and Wagner Lagrange tallied hits for the RumblePonies. Colin Holderman fanned six over five innings of work, allowing two runs.
The Binghamton RumblePonies look to get in the win column tonight, continuing their road series at Akron. …
The Syracuse Mets opened their 2021 season at home with a 5–2 victory against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders.
Martin Červenka went 2-for-3 at the dish, including a home run. David Thompson also added a solo shot of his own. Wilfredo Tovar reached base safely three times while Jake Hager drove in a run and scored.
HUGH QUATTLEBAUM & KEVIN HOWARD TO JOIN COACHING STAFF
FLUSHING, N.Y., May 3, 2021 — The New York Mets have announced tonight that the club has relieved hitting coach Chili Davis and assistant hitting coach Tom Slater of their duties, effective immediately. The club has named Hugh Quattlebaum the team’s new hitting coach and Kevin Howard the new assistant hitting coach. Both will be in St. Louis on Tuesday.
Quattlebaum, 42, joined the Mets organization this offseason as the minor league director of hitting development. He had spent the previous three seasons with Seattle. Quattlebaum was the Mariners’ minor league…
By Jay Horwitz
I cleaned out my draw and discovered I was part of Mets history, 17 years before I started working for the club.
I came across a ticket stub from the May 4, 1963, San Francisco Giants vs. New York Mets game at the Polo Grounds. San Francisco won the game 17–4.
According to the Mets Virtual Vault (https://www.metsheritage.com/), with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning, the fans started the “Let’s Go METS” chant for the first time.
I probably didn’t join in because I was a huge Giants fan at the time.
By Jay Horwitz
Davey Johnson always knew Jacob deGrom could hit. A few years back Davey managed Jake in a collegiate summer league and the world’s greatest pitcher wanted to be a shortstop back then.
Davey told me today Jacob could really swing the bat, had good power, rarely struck out and loved playing every day. Thankfully, Jacob listened to his coach.
Johnson closely follows each of deGrom’s starts and just marvels at his superb a career.
“He is just on another level now,” said Johnson.” When he gives up a run, its an upset. I am just glad we got him off of shortstop.”
By Jay Horwitz
With the Boston Red Sox at Citi Field the next few nights, my mind goes back to October 25,1986.
It was Game 6 of the World Series and we were one strike away from being eliminated by Boston. I was sitting in Davey Johnson’s office and I felt like I was about to experience the worst night in my public relations career with the Mets.
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