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Mets’ rotation set – no-hitter anyone?

OK, we finally have our cast of characters to break the New York Mets’ streak of 7,482 games without a no-hitter. Mets’ manager Jerry Manuel today named Livan Hernandez the fifth starter, rounding out the rotation of Johan Santana, Mike … Continue reading

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Happy 44th anniversary, Kroll and Richardson

When your team goes 47 years without a single no-hitter, you have to celebrate the little things. One of those moments happened 44 years ago today. On March 21, 1965, Mets pitchers Gary Kroll and Gordy Richardson combined for a … Continue reading

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Livan’s sinker helps Pelfrey sink Astros

Livan Hernandez hasn’t yet earned the Mets No. 5 rotation spot, but No. 61 is contributing in other areas as well. Hernandez taught Mets’ starter Mike Pelfrey a new sinker, and it came in handy during the club’s 12-1 win … Continue reading

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Attrition could decide Mets’ fifth starter spot

The Mets’ fifth starter position could be decided by attrition. The team has shut down right-hander Tim Redding because of weakness and aching in his throwing shoulder, according to MLB.com. That leaves two oldtimers – Livan Hernandez and Freddy Garcia … Continue reading

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Hey Mets: Vote for Pedro

Pedro Martinez says he’d like to come back to the Mets. Looking up and down the Spring Training roster, I don’t see anyone more qualified to take the club’s fifth starter position. Jon Niese? Tim Redding? Freddy Garcia? Livan Hernandez? … Continue reading

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Who wants the Mets’ fifth rotation spot?

Does anyone want to be the New York Mets’ fifth starter? Candidate Freddy Garcia gave up a first-inning three-run homer to Chris Duncan and a second inning solo blast to Allen Craig Tuesday as the the St. Louis Cardinals pounded … Continue reading

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Niese flustered in Spring Training start

With the fifth starter position still up for grabs, Jon Niese did little to make a case to fill the spot. Niese gave up two runs, two hits and two walks in two innings of work as the Detroit Tigers … Continue reading

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Mets hold Marlins to three hits in Grapefruit League matchup

Could this be the year of the first Mets’ no-hitter? The club held the Florida Marlins to just one hit through seven innings Thursday afternoon en route to a three-hit, 9-0 rout at Tradition Field. Mets’ starter Oliver Perez held … Continue reading

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Shea Stadium demolition continues as spring training gets underway

As the Mets’ prepare for their spring training opener on Feb. 25, crews continue taking down Shea Stadium back in Flushing. Check out this video of some of the deconstruction.

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Mets sign Livan Hernandez – El Duque’s half brother – to a minor-league deal

Another veteran arm has been brought into training camp to compete for the Mets’ fifth rotation spot. Livan Hernandez – half brother of former Met Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez – was signed to a minor-league contract Saturday, according to Mets.com. … Continue reading

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