Friday, May 20, 2016

THIS AND THAT 4-10-2016

Mets start season with a problem they had last season,  lack of offense.  So far this young 2016 season the Mets top of the order has struggled.  The middle with Conforto, Walker have been doing most of the damage .  Granted, the weather has not been conducive to hitting,and it is still very early, still, with the Mets history of offensive woes it is something to keep in mind.

From Mets - Lefthanded reliever Josh Edgin began his rehab stint with Class A St. Lucie Sunday, throwing 27 pitches in 2/3 of an inning.
Edgin, who started, allowed a walk, single and sac fly.  Edgin, who had Tommy John surgery in March 2015, is aiming to return to the Mets around May 1. He was placed on the disabled list at the start of the season.

How about those Columbia Fireflies !  The first victory in Fireflies franchise history goes down as a combined no hitter.  Thomas McIlraith, Alex Palsha and Johnny Magliozzi  were the three pitchers that  no-hit the Charleston RiverDogs . With the help of catcher Jose Garcia, the trio struck out 13 batters and led Columbia to a 9-0 win. 

Jacob deGrom will miss his next start due to a sore lat muscle.  This injury forced him out of his first start in the home opener Friday.  Logan Verrett gets the start.

Went to a book launch for my friend Frank Nappi on Friday evening.  Frank's new book Welcome To The Show,  is the third novel in his Mickey Tussler series which is about an autistic young man who becomes a pitching phenom and the trials and tribulations of life around him and the people he encounters. All three novels are available at Amazon , Barnes and Noble and other fine book stores.  I highly recommend the entire series.

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