Ike Davis to DL

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Pete Barrett at 10:53 AM on 05-12-2011

Mets first baseman Ike Davis has been placed on the 15 day DL. The Mets called up RF Fernando Martinez to take his spot on the roster. Despite missing 15 games this year for AAA Buffalo, Martinez hit .292 with 3 HR’s (two of them in the last two games) before being called up.

Sophomore Sluggers Run Into Injuries, Due For MRI’s Thursday

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Pete Barrett at 9:04 PM on 05-11-2011

The injury bug has hit young National League East sophomore sluggers RF Jason Heyward and 1B Ike Davis.

The Braves coveted Outfielder Jason Heyward was removed in the 8th inning of Wednesday nights game due to numbness in his right hand that he believes may stem from shoulder pain that he has felt since spring training.

Yet according to David O’Brian of the Atlanta Journal Constitution, Heyward and Gonzalez may not be on the same page. He wrote: “After Tuesday’s game, Gonzalez said he thought the shoulder had bothered Heyward for ‘7, 10 days.’ Heyward said it was sore since spring training.”

Although it has not been discussed, the aforementioned 7 days Gonzalez referred to may stem from a collision with the right field wall on May 4th . In the bottom of the 8th inning Heyward ran into the wall, bracing himself by sticking out his right shoulder to brace himself after he caught Ryan Braun’s lazy fly. Since that fly ball Heyward has gone just 3 for 23, with no homers, dipping his season average to .220.

Manager Freddy Gonzalez offered that Heyward may have re-aggravated the spring training soreness while swinging in BP, yet the collision in which he slams his shoulder into the wall, could be the reason…

Mets first baseman Ike Davis was removed from yesterdays game in the 5th inning, after he and Mets third baseman David Wright collided on a popup in front of the mound. The Mets have diagnosed his injury as a strained left calf. Davis was seen walking in a boot after the Mets win, and has been sent to New York to undergo further testing.

Although Davis line of .302 AVG, 7HRS and 25 RBI’s is great, he has struggled of late. In his last ten games he has gone just 7 for 38.

Heyward and Davis both have MRI’s scheduled for Thursday.

Phillies-Marlins Rubber Game Tonight at 7:10PM at Sun Life Stadium

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by Pete Barrett at 12:28 PM on 05-11-2011

The Florida Marlins Ricky Nolasco and Philadelphia Phillies Cliff Lee will faceoff in a rubber game tonight at 7:10pm at Sun Life Stadium.

Since Cliff Lee rejoined the Phillies in a move that suprised the baseball world, the lefty is 2-3 with a 3.69 ERA. Lee comes off two of his best starts of the season, giving up just one run to the Mets in 7 strong innings, and then striking out a career high 16 batters against Atlanta. Yet as masterful as he was, Lee did not get the win in either game.

Ricky Nolasco is unbeaten in his seven starts this season, and boasts a 3.23 ERA going into Wednesday nights NL East matchup.

Notes from around the league:

The Mets will have to wait another day before they get to battle the Rockies for the series (1-1), as Wednesday nights game has been postponed until Thursday afternoon.
Have no fear, there is another NL East battle tonight as game 2 of the 3 game series between the Nationals and the Braves will continue , as the Nationals send John Lannon to the mound to try to take the series facing Tommy Hanson at Turner Field. Gametime 7:10pm.

What Should The Mets Do With Reyes? By: Vincent Perricone 5-5-11

Filed Under (Uncategorized) by VinnyP44 at 11:05 AM on 05-05-2011

While we all knew that this day would come, I think we are all a little shocked that it has come this soon. While it is only the 5th of May, the hot stove is starting to crank up to about 350 degrees on the possible move on Mets shortstop Jose Reyes. The writing was on the wall at the start of the season that it was a strong possibilty that Reyes would be moved. With the constant inconsistencies of the Mets and just basic hitting trouble of the Giants (Sandoval out 6-8 weeks; Tejada batting around .200) it has been reported that the Giants have had internal talks about making a move for Reyes. Now, if you are the Mets, do you wait untill the July Trading Deadline to deal your prized shortstop and risk injury, or do you pull the trigger now while he is batting .315 with a .366 OBS? The next question is, what type of talent should  Alderson and the Mets be asking for? If you do indeed trade him to a team like the Giants who have an excess of pitching and despretely need hitting, can you squeeze them for a little more? In my beliefs, the Mets can have either a package of Madison Bumgarner and prospects, or even Jonathon Sanchez and possibly and prospect. While it is apparent that Giants are intrigued by Reyes, he is still a Met and is possibly earining himself that Carl Crawford like deal in the offseason.

NL East Lineups for 5-4-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose at 3:13 PM on 05-04-2011

A Double header in Atlanta tonight, begins with this lineup as the Brewers and Braves play two!

#Brewers Game 1 Lineup: Weeks 2B, Morgan CF, Braun LF, Fielder 1B, McGehee 3B, Kotsay RF, Lucroy C, Counsell SS, Estrada P
@BrewersJuice
Tim Harrington
#Braves lineup 1. Prado LF, 2. Heyward RF, 3. Jones 3B, 4. McCann C, 5. Uggla 2B, 6. Freeman 1B, 7. Gonzalez SS, . McLouth CF, 9. Hanson
@BravesTicketGuy
Braves Ticket Guy

 

The Nationals look to even the series against the Phillies tonight with this lineup.

Tonight's lineup: 4- espinosa, 6- desmond, 9- werth, 3- laroche, 2- ramos, 7- morse, 8- hairston, 5- cora, 1- marquis
@NationalsPR
Nationals PR
Tonight's lineup vs. WSH: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Francisco RF, Ibanez LF, Schneider C, Valdez 2B, Worley P.
@ToddZolecki
Todd Zolecki

 

The Marlins continue against the Cardinals

#Marlins 5/4 at STL: coghlan 8, bonifacio 7, ramirez 6, sanchez 3, stanton 9, dobbs 5, infante 4, hayes 2, vazquez 1
@marlinsbaseball
MarlinsBaseball.com
#stlcards lineup Theriot 6, Craig 5, Pujols 3, Holliday 7, Berkman 9, Rasmus 8, Molina 2, Descalso 4, Carpenter RHP #Cardinals
@solomonsside
David Solomon

 

And finally, the Giants continue against the Mets

Giants: Rowand cf. Sanchez 2b Fontenot ss. Posey c. Huff 1b. Burrell lf. Schierholtz rf. Tejada 3b. Lincecum p
@KBurkhardtSNY
Kevin Burkhardt
Tonight's @ line-up vs @: Reyes-6, Murphy-4, Wright-5, Beltran-9, Davis-3, Paulino-2, Harris-7, Pridie-8, Capuano-1
@NewYorkMets
New York Mets

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NL East Lineups for 5-3-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose at 3:38 PM on 05-03-2011

Tonight, the Phillies open up a series at home against the Nationals in Philly coming off a series win against the Mets.

Washington Nationals - Lineup 5/3: Espinosa 2B, Desmond SS, Werth RF, LaRoche 1B, Morse LF, Hairston CF, Rodriguez C, Bixler 3B, Hernandez P
@fantasynewsman
The Fantasy Newsman
Tonight's Lineup vs. Nationals: Rollins SS, Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, Howard 1B, Francisco RF, Ibanez LF, Orr 2B, Schneider C, Hamels P
@philliesnetwork
Phillies Network

 

The Braves welcome in the Brewers and hope to fair better against them in Atlanta than they did in Milwaukee in early April

#Brewers Lineup: Weeks 2B, Morgan CF, Braun LF, Fielder 1B, McGehee 3B, Hart RF, Betancourt SS, Lucroy C, Estrada P
@BrewersJuice
Tim Harrington
Tonight's lineup (7:10 Peachtree/FS South):Prado 7Heyward 9Chipper 5McCann 2Uggla 4Freeman 3Gonzalez 6McLouth 8Hanson 1
@Braves
Atlanta Braves

Finally, the Mets will open a three game set at home against the defending World Series Champion Giants

San Francisco Giants - Lineup 5/3: Rowand CF, Tejada 3B, Fontenot SS, Posey C, Huff 1B, Schierholtz RF, Ross LF, Burriss 2B, Vogelsong P
@fantasynewsman
The Fantasy Newsman
Mets lineup vs. Giants: Reyes-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Beltran-RF, Davis-1B, Duda-LF, Thole-C, Pridie-CF, Dickey-RHP
@NewYorkMets
New York Mets

 

The Marlins and Cardinals lineups will be posted when we can get them.

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NL East Lineups for 4-28-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose at 3:42 PM on 04-28-2011

The only NL East game on the board for tonight is the Mets going for the sweep in Washington:

 

Thursday's lineup at Washington: Reyes-SS, Murphy-2B, Wright-3B, Beltran-RF, Bay-LF, Davis-1B, Thole-C, Harris-CF, Capuano-LHP
@NewYorkMets
New York Mets
Lineup for tonight: Espinosa 2b, Ankiel cf, Werth rf, LaRoche 1b, Morse lf, Desmond ss, Hairston 3b, Rodriguez c, Hernandez p #nationals
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Ben Goessling onMASN

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NL East Lineups for 4-27-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose at 11:07 AM on 04-27-2011

The Marlins go for the sweeep in Miami today against the Marlins beginning shortly at 12:10PM

#Dodgers lineup:Gwynn 7, Carroll 6, Ethier 9, Kemp 8, Loney 3, Barajas 2, Miles 5, De Jesus 4, Billingsley 1
@Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
#Marlins 4/27 vs LA: coghlan 8, infante 4, ramirez 6, gsanchez 3, stanton 9, dobbs 5, bonifacio 7, haytes 2, asanchez 1
@marlinsbaseball
MarlinsBaseball.com

Also, the Phillies try to avoid a sweep in Arizona at 3:40PM today

Today's lineup (3:40 vs AZ)-Victorino CF, Polanco 3B, J Roll SS, Howard 1B, Francisco RF, Mayberry LF, Ruiz C, Valdez 2B, Hamels P. #phils
@philaphillies
Phillies
4/27 @ vs. #dbacks: Young CF, Johnson 2B, Upton RF, Drew SS, Roberts LF, Nady 1B, Mora 3B, Blanco C, Saunders LHP
@dbacks
Arizona Diamondbacks

the Braves will look to take the series versus the Padres in San Diego

Today's lineup (3:35 SportSouth):Prado 7Heyward 9Chipper 5McCann 2Uggla 4Freeman 3Gonzalez 6McLouth 8Hanson 1
@Braves
Atlanta Braves
#Padres Maybin 8 Bartlett 6 Ludwick 7 Cantu 5 Hawpe 3 Hudson 4 Venable 9 Johnson 2 Latos 1
@SDPadres
San Diego Padres

and finally, the Nationals and Mets matchup in game two of a three game set.

Wednesday lineup @ Washington: Reyes-SS, Turner-2B, Wright-3B, Beltran-RF, Bay-LF, Davis-1B, Hairston-CF, Nickeas-C, Dickey-RHP
@NewYorkMets
New York Mets
#Nationals lineup vs. #Mets - Espinosa 4, Ankiel 8, Werth 9, LaRoche 3, Ramos 2, Morse 7, Hairston 5, Cora 6, Gorzelanny 1
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Nationals PR

 

 

 

 

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NL East Lineups for 4-26-2011

Filed Under (Daily Lineups) by mrose at 3:42 PM on 04-26-2011

Tonight, the Phillies continue their set against the Diamondbacks and hope to pull even at home.  The lineups have yet to be posted, but we will have them when they are.

The Dodgers take on the Marlins again tonight, who have a chance to take over first place with help tonight from the D’Backs.

#Dodgers lineup: Miles 3B, Carroll SS, Ethier RF, Kemp CF, Sands LF, Loney 1B, Barajas C, De Jesus 2B, Kershaw P
@Dodgers
Los Angeles Dodgers
#Marlins 4/26 vs LAD: coghlan 8, infante 4, ramirez 6, sanchez 3, stanton 9, buck 2, helms 5, bonifacio 7, volstad 1
@marlinsbaseball
MarlinsBaseball.com

During the late game, the Braves will look to right the ship after losing a 13 inning battle against the Padres last night.  Again, these will be posted when available.

Finally, the Mets take on the Nationals in Washington tonight beginning a three game set.

@ line-up for tonight's game @: Reyes-6, Murphy-4, Wright-5, Beltran-9, Bay-7, Davis-3, Thole-2, Pridie-8, Young-1
@NewYorkMets
New York Mets
#Nationals lineup vs. #Mets - Espinosa 4, Ankiel 8, Werth 9, LaRoche 3, Ramos 2, Morse 7, Hairston 5, Cora 6, Zimmermann 1
@NationalsPR
Nationals PR

Tagged Under : Arizona Diamondbacks, Atlanta Braves, Florida Marlins, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, San Diego Padres, Washington Nationals

Still need some help!

Filed Under (NL East Chatter) by mrose at 9:27 AM on 04-26-2011

With the regular season underway, we here at NLEC and our family of blogs are still a bit under staffed (except Real Dirty Mets).  We are in need of additional Philllies Bloggers at Phillies Phandom, more Nats bloggers at Centerfield Gate and some dedicated individuals to start their own Braves and Marlins blogs.  All the while, if you want to write about the NL East in general, we need help at the parent site here, at NL East chatter.

For any of the above, please contact mrose@nleastchatter.com

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