More Injury Updates | Chris Soto
- Despite Terry Collins stating that 3B David Wright, was scheduled to resume baseball activities yesterday, reports revealed that Wright has still not received team doctor clearance to resume his rehab assignment.
- RP Bobby Parnell struggled mightly in his 1st rehab appearance. While his velocity was between 92-96 mph, he struggled badly with his fastball command and bounced a number of curve balls which led to a blown save on 3 R, 2 H, BB, and 2 WP.
- C Travis d'Arnaud has received clearance to resume all baseball activities except hitting. As he gets back into baseball shape, once he does receive hitting clearance he is expected to use a 1 week rehab assignment before returning to the Mets. ETA could be roughly post Memorial Day.
- SP Rafael Montero attempted to throw yesterday but had to shut himself down as he was still experiencing significant pain in his pitching arm rotator cuff.
- RP Buddy Carlyle pulled his hamstring last night as he ran to cover first base in the 7th inning. He is considered day to day at the moment but looked for Hansel Robles to receive some more opportunities in medium leverage situations.
Adam Rubin | ESPN New York- Jacob deGrom bluntly described his recent problem after the loss to the Chicago Cubs, "It boils down to location, Tonight I struggled with it. And I think that kind of makes me get off my game plan. I can't throw the pitches that I want for strikes. I made some mistakes over the middle of the plate and they seemed to hit it a long way." Collins said he could detect frustration in deGrom's body language on the mound. "I saw that tonight for the first time," Collins said about deGrom's visible frustration. "But you've got to also understand, he really hasn't struggled like this before. We've got to get him through it and we've got to get him to get that confidence back and still trust his stuff and make pitches with it."
(Chris Soto: Ughh....your killing my fantasy team bro! deGrom has not been as sharp the past few games and you have to wonder if maybe it's because of Plawecki? Sounds crazy but check this stat out...Plawecki has caught 4 deGrom starts, d'Arnaud has caught 3 deGrom starts. On nights that Plawecki catches, batters hit .276 with a .810 OPS against deGrom, his ERA is 5.64, and his BB rate is 8.9%. On nights that d'Arnaud catches, batters hit .260 with a .618 OPS against deGrom, his ERA is 0.93, and his BB rate is 3.8%)
Ed Coleman | CBS New York- Last year he wasn’t ready, by his own admission and in the judgment of others. This year he is...Yes, Noah Syndergaard is prepared to make his major league debut, and he will do exactly that today at Wrigley Field. Last year, Syndergaard appeared apprehensive at times, a little overwhelmed by his surroundings. This year, he seems to have matured and appears to be much more at ease. When you’re young, big, strong and possess a great fastball like Syndergaard, sometimes you forget how to be a pitcher, and become too reliant on your strength. Syndergaard now is a more well-rounded pitcher.
(Chris Soto: THE GOD OF THUNDER COMETH DOWN UPON THY SOULS OF WRIGLEY FIELD. HE SHALT BRINGTH STRIKEOUTS IN GRAND NUMBERS AND BASEBALLS SHALT NOT LEAVETH THY INFIELD! I don't know about you guys....but I am excited about seeing Syndergaard in action tonight. The 1st major piece of that Dickey has already show us how good he can be and now we get to see the 2nd piece hopefully dominate tonight and for the next 6 years. The Mets need a win and Thor shall bring it!)