Mets Chat Room: Perez DL’s for Niese.

Game #56 vs. Marlins

Well, what do you know? The Mets found something wrong with Oliver Perez. A MRI revealed patella tendonitis of his right knee.

So, Perez was placed on the disabled list which conveniently allows the Mets room to recall Jon Niese to make this afternoon’s start against the Florida Marlins.

Niese strained his surgically-repaired hamstring, May 16, in a loss at Florida. Niese (1-2, 4.79) is 0-2 a 5.63 ERA in two starts lifetime against the Marlins.

Niese will attempt to extend the Mets’ mastery at Citi Field, where they have won six straight and 16 of their last 20 games.

“The way we play right now, we just feel so confident to win at home,’’ said Jeff Francoeur. “I don’t know what it is.’’

It’s been pitching and timely hitting. The Mets have a 1.67 ERA during their Citi Field winning streak.

Here’s today’s lineup:

Jose Reyes, SS
Angel Pagan, CF
Jason Bay, LF
Ike Davis, 1B
David Wright, 3B
Rod Barajas, C
Jeff Francoeur, RF
Ruben Tejada, 2B
Jon Niese, LP

14 thoughts on “Mets Chat Room: Perez DL’s for Niese.

  1. i find it curious that our minor league system is doing fairly well.

    it cant be a coincidence that the minor league administration was revamped this offseason with baseball people

  2. (7) Yes — it’s very curious, indeed!!! Because we all know Tony Bernazard wasn’t a “baseball person” and we all know that the young players coming along in the minor league system have all been acquired since his termination, right? It’s amazing how we restocked the entire system in less than a year. Baseball is so much fun!!!!

  3. (10) It has little to do with the revamping of the minor-league system, and more to do with the players drafted and signed by Omar and Tony B. making their way through the system. That and what seems to be a particular interest in stocking Buffalo with over-30 players who might post a winning record but have little, if any, future in the bigs. The real story is at AA, where the Mets currently have a handful of legitimate hitting prospects, all courtesy of that Tony B. regime.

  4. 11

    last year all of our teams were getting killed. we kept promoting kids who did less than well at their level. pushing them ahead to challenge them.

    this year if they didnt do well they stayed where they are so that they can handle their level before progressing.

    last year even tho stocked as you say AAA did not do well.

    it may be as you say that the stars align, but the minor league teams were not created 5 years ago. we had a system. someone besides the one or two stars could help.

  5. (12) Can you give me some specific examples of minor-league players who were promoted last year when they were not doing well? Thanks.