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Former Mets Second Baseman: Brad Emaus (2011)

Bradley Mark Emaus was born on March 28th, 1986 in Kalamazoo Michigan. The six foot right had hitting infielder attended Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. There he was drafted by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 11th round of the 2007 draft. He hit .298 in 2010 at AAA Las Vegas in the Pacific Coast League & was drafted away (Rule V) by the New York Mets that winter. As the new Terry Collins managerial era began, everyone had a chance of making the ball club. The Mets were fed up woth Luis Castillo & he was released in mid March. Emaus had a good spring surprising everyone & manager Collins named him the clubs second baseman for 2011. He found himself as the teams Opening Day second baseman batting in the seventh position. He drew a walk that day & got his first career hit the next day against the Marlins in Florida. On April 5th he singled off the Phillies Cole Hamels driving in the fifth run of a Mets six run third inning, in a game they went on to win

Comparing Matt Harvey's 2013 Start to Nolan Ryan's 1970 Start

Matt Harvey is one of three pitchers to begin a season with at least 25 strike outs in his first three games. It is the second time in Mets history that it has been done, the other Mets pitched to do it; was future Hall of Famer Nolan Ryan in 1970. Lets take a look at the two Mets pitchers, first three games, 43 years apart. NOLAN RYAN -1970: On April 18th, 1970 Nolan Ryan took the mound at Shea Stadium for the first time in the young season for the reigning World Champion Mets. His last appearance had been World Series Game #3 at Shea, pitching in relief of Gary Gentry in the Mets 5-0 win. The shutout was saved by the two spectacular catches from Tommie Agee. In the April 18th 1970 game, Ryan went up against the Phillies Jim Bunning. It was Bunning back on Fathers Day 1964, who pitched a perfect game against the Mets at Shea. But todays game was all about the Mets & Nolan Ryan. Ryan went out & pitched the fourth one hitter in Mets history. The Phillies Denny Doyle

The Girlfriends Of Matt Harvey 2013-2016

Lets take a fun look back at Matt Harvey's  famous model girlfriends, during his time with the Mets............ . Anne Vyalitsyna was born March 19, 1986 in Gorky Soviet Union Russia. Both of her parents are doctors, she began modeling at age 15. Her career quickly took off as she appeared in Glamour, Vouge, Elle & then Sports Illustrated Swim suit Issue every year since 2005. She had appeared in music videos by Maroon 5 & Alanis Morisette as well as a cameo in Die Hard's A Good Day To Die Hard. She dated Maroon 5's Adam Levine & in 2015 had a daughter with Adam Cahan SR. VP of Yahoo. She was Harvey's main chick during his rise to stardom & possibly was in the limelight most with him 2013-2014. Ashley Sara Haas is a the brunette model whom Harvey dated after breaking up with Vyalitsna & after his Tommy John surgery in 2014. They were seen on the NY Post Page Six but the relationship didn't last too long. Ash

Remembering Mets History (1974): Rusty Staub's Two Walk Off Hits

Wednesday August 14th 1974: The reigning NL Champion Mets were certainly struggling in 1974. At this point in time the Mets were 51-63 but eight 1/2 games out of first place, a feat they overcame later in the season last year. There was still some hope although not too much. On this day the Mets hosted, who were to be this years NL Champions; the Los Angeles Dodgers. Walt Alston's club was riding high at 75-43. The Dodgers' Doug Rau took on a struggling reigning Cy Young winner; Tom Seaver. Starting Lineups Dodgers 1 Davey Lopes 2B 2 Bill Buckner LF 3 Willie Crawford RF 4 Steve Garvey 1B 5 Ron Cey 3B 6 Von Joshua CF 7 Bill Russell SS 8 Steve Yeager C 9 Doug Rau P Mets