For the fourteenth consecutive year, WFUV talks to the members of the Brooklyn Cyclones and the Staten Island Yankees in the New York Single-A Penn League about the trials and tribulations of being minor league ballplayers. The long bus rides, the low pay, 76 games in 80 days. This is a look into Life in the Minors: How the Other Half Lives.
This week, Drew Casey and Brendan Bowers talk about the importance of coming together.
The New York Mets received good news on Monday as third baseman David Wright will not go on the disabled list.
Manager Terry Collins said the seven time All-Star will miss the three game set with the Atlanta Braves, but should return soon after. Wright had missed the previous three games with a bruised rotator cuff in his left shoulder.
Since being placed on the disabled list on May 14 with a right lat strain, New York Mets opening day starter Dillon Gee has been rehabbing to rejoin the Amazins as soon as possible. He made his second rehab start with the Brooklyn Cyclones, the short season affiliate of the Mets, on Sunday night in Coney Island.
When the New York Yankees cleaned their plate with a sweep earlier this season, the New York Mets turned it right around, sweeping the Tampa Bay Rays in stunning fashion. How about the last week of June? The Mets won four straight to close out the month, bringing them two and a half games back.
With the Mets slashing payroll and Gee having proved himself last season, broke camp with the team as the fifth starter. However he struggled early, posting a 5.65 ERA through his first seven starts. He bounced back nicely winning his next 2 starts, and his ERA has dropped to a respectable 4.42. With the trio of Dickey, Santana, and Niese all pitching well, Gee’s performances will loom. large.
During the One on One Citi Field show, Amit Badlani interviewed Dillon Gee and Josh Thole, while Chris Quagliata and Mike Giandomenico talked to Mike Pelfrey and Bobby Parnell. They asked questions regarding the impact of their play on moves at the trading deadline, injured teammate returning to the field, and the Francisco Rodriguez trade.