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Byrdak: “Surgery went really well”

New York Mets lefty specialist, Tim Byrdak declared his surgery to repair a torn anterior capsule in his left shoulder, as well as a torn meniscus in his right knee, as a success on Twitter Wednesday afternoon: Surgery went really well. Inch to inch and a half tear in the capsule is fixed. 20% tear [...]

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Tim Byrdak done for the season

According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the New York Mets received news on Monday afternoon that an MRI revealed that lefty reliever Tim Byrdak has a torn anterior capsule in his shoulder.  According to Rubin: Surgery is a possibility, although treatment for the injury has not been finalized, according to the team. Starters [...]

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Sherman: Byrdak, Hairston available for pieces that would help in ’13

It wasn’t long ago that trade chatter surrounding the New York Mets included names like Brett Myers, Grant Balfour, and Huston Street. Relievers who could be brought in to fix the Mets putrid bullpen while helping the club make a second half run towards a playoff berth. Now, however, after losing six in a row [...]

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Something Needs to Change in This Bullpen…

Tonight, the Met offense provided the bullpen with two opportunities to close out the Nationals, and the bullpen could not do the job in either circumstance and fell to the Nationals 5-4. After Jordany Valdespin hit yet another big homer for the team in the ninth inning to take the lead, Bobby Parnell couldn’t hold [...]

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Mets pick up a game on the Nats and Braves

The New York Mets turned their offense around on Wednesday afternoon in the series finale against the  Chicago Cubs and the bullpen followed suit Thursday evening vs. the Los Angeles Dodgers.  After another strong start from Chris Young the Mets pen combined for 2 2/3 innings of scoreless relief.  Tim Byrdak and Jon Rauch set [...]

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Terry Collins opted not to use Byrdak and I’m still wondering why…?

New York Mets starter Chris Young was cruising through six scoreless innings — allowing just two hits — before the wheels fell off in the top half of the seventh inning.  With the Mets leading 3-0, the 6’10″ right hander walked New York Yankee first baseman Mark Teixeira to start the frame.  Nick Swisher followed [...]

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Byrdak and Parnell are HOLDING it down for the Mets

The New York Mets bullpen hasn’t exactly been a picture of consistency through the first quarter of the season, but at times it certainly looks like a group capable of shortening a game.  Frank Francisco has had his struggles but has been impressive over his last five outings.  The Mets closer has gone 4 for [...]

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Mets rally late once again to take down Phillies

Much like in the series opener, the New York Mets found themselves down early on against the Philadelphia Phillies Tuesday night.  This time it was 2-run homer by Hunter Pence in the first inning off Miguel Batista that put New York behind early, but even after falling down 4-0, the Mets would not be denied. [...]

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Dickey terrific in win as Mets take series from Diamondbacks

After losing the series opener and their fourth consecutive game on Friday, the New York Mets managed to battle back and win the final two games against the Diamondbacks and secure a series win.  Today’s 3-1 victory came behind another quality start from R.A. Dickey as the knuckleballer went eight strong innings while allowing just [...]

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