by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner was on the wrong side of the ledger Saturday against the Cubs, as he remains winless through his first eight starts.
Hefner allowed four runs in four innings of work, all coming in his fourth and final inning. He faced just two batters over the minimum in his first three innings, with one hit and walk as his only blemishes before he fell apart in the fourth.
The Cubs jumped on Hefner for four runs on four hits and a walk in the fourth inning. He also hit a batter. Hefner finished with three strikeouts, two walks and five hits allowed in four innings en route to an 8-2 loss.
The Mets have lost each of Hefner's starts this season, and he is 0-5 with a 5.00 ERA. Hefner will try to turn things around Friday against the Braves.
Jeremy Hefner quality in no-decision
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (5/14/2013) Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner turned in a quality start in Monday's series opener against the Cardinals. He allowed three runs on five hits over six innings of work.
The right-hander was tagged with a two-spot in the first before giving up his final damage the following frame. He cruised over his final four innings and left with the game tied, 3-3.
Hefner, who threw 97 pitches, also walked four and struck out two in a no-decision.
His next start is scheduled for Saturday against the Cubs.
Jeremy Hefner remains winless after Wednesday's loss
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/8/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner failed to secure his first win of the season Wednesday, falling to 0-4 after surrendering four earned runs on eight hits and one walk while striking out five in six innings against the White Sox.
Hefner was coming off back-to-back quality starts but got off to a poor start in this game, giving up a home run to the first batter of the game before allowing three more runs in the third inning. He'll try to bounce back against the Cardinals in St. Louis Monday, but his time in the rotation could be running short with Zack Wheeler primed for a promotion soon.
Rainout forces Mets to alter rotation
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) The Mets' game at Atlanta scheduled for Saturday was postponed due to rain and a makeup date was not announced. Although the Braves decided to skip Saturday's starter Julio Teheran in the rotation, New York chose to push back its group.
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Through his first three starts, Mets starter Jeremy Hefner hardly looked like he belonged in the majors. The 27-year-old had a 7.07 ERA, with only one more strikeout than walk in 14 innings.
But he has been tremendous since, falling just short of the first complete game shutout of his career Tuesday against the Marlins. Hefner has 12 strikeouts and three walks in 15 innings over those two starts, and most importantly, has not allowed a home run. Before that, he allowed seven homers in 14 innings.
Despite the solid stretch, Hefner remains a marginal major-league pitcher, without much of a track record in the majors or minors that indicate he can sustain his recent success. Hefner has floated near the top of our most-viewed players list today, but I don't see much of a reason to add him in most Fantasy formats. He is unlikely to rack up many strikeouts or wins, and history suggests his 4.34 ERA might not hold up. Outside of NL-only formats, Hefner remains waiver-wire fodder.
Jeremy Hefner solid again in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/30/2013) Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner turned in a solid effort but was charged with his third loss of the season Tuesday against the Marlins.
Hefner, who made his sixth appearance, cruised through his first eight innings before surrendering two runs in the bottom of the ninth to lose a one-run lead. The right-hander was charged with two runs and four hits in eight innings of a 2-1 loss. He struck out eight and did not issue a walk in 107 pitches, 70 for strikes.
Hefner has allowed six runs in his last 19 innings. He has watched his ERA drop from 7.20 to 4.34 over that span.
The 27-year-old is scheduled to start Tuesday at home against the White Sox. He is 0-1 and has allowed five runs in 17 innings of work at Citi Field.
Jeremy Hefner keeps Mets in the game Thursday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com (4/25/2013) Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner tossed seven innings Thursday, giving up one run.
Hefner only gave up three hits and walked three batters. He registered four strikeouts and tossed 93 pitches. Hefner didn't factor into the decision.
Jeremy Hefner gives up two homers
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (4/20/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner had a no-decision despite allowing a solo home run to Ian Desmond in the second and a two-run home run to Bryce Harper in the third Saturday in New York.
The right-hander was charged with three runs on four hits in four innings of a 7-6 loss. He also walked three and struck out two in 65 pitches, 35 for strikes.
Hefner has a 7.07 ERA and a 1.79 WHIP. His next start is Thursday at home against the Dodgers.
Jeremy Hefner won't start in doubleheader
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (4/16/2013) The Mets announced Aaron Laffey will start Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader, choosing the left-hander over Jeremy Hefner for the nightcap. Dillon Gee is scheduled to pitch Game 1 after Monday's contest was postponed due to snow.
The Mets haven't announced when Hefner will make his next start, but it's likely he will pitch Wednesday. Hefner is 0-2 with a 6.00 ERA and 1.78 WHIP in two starts.
Mets have second straight game postponed
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/15/2013) Mets pitcher Dillon Gee had his started pushed back a second straight day as Monday's contest against the Rockies was postponed due to snow.
Gee, who was scheduled to pitch Sunday against the Twins before it was pushed back due to inclement weather, will start Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader.
"It gets to be tough, because now your pitching is drastically affected, along with your pitching down the line here a little bit," Collins said. "It is what it is. Certainly I understand the thought process today and understood the thought process yesterday. But when you're scheduled to play in these seven days in the two towns we're in, you've got a chance to run into some bad weather this time of year. We have, and we'll just adjust."
Mets push back rotation after postponement
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) A wintry mix of snow and rain forced the Twins to postpone their interleague series finale against the visiting Mets on Sunday. As a result, New York pushed back its starting rotation for an upcoming four-game series at Colorado.
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner lasted just three innings in Wednesday's loss to the Phillies, surrendering five earned runs on six hits and three walks while striking out two and allowing two home runs. He exited after throwing 68 pitches on a day where the team wanted to save the bullpen.
Hefner is slated to face the Rockies in Colorado in his next start.
Pen spoils Jeremy Hefner's debut
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (4/5/2013) The Marlins offense has struggled to get going this season, a trend that Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner was able to continue Friday in his first start of the season.
Hefner allowed just one run in six innings of work, a solo home run off the bat of first baseman Greg Dobbs. He allowed five hits and a pair of walks, while striking out three batters. Hefner was generating plenty of groundballs, with nine outs on the ground, as opposed to six flyball outs. But the Mets' offense and bullpen ultimately let him down in a 7-5 loss.
Hefner is scheduled to take the mound for the second time Wednesday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. He faced Philadelphia three times last season, including a pair of starts, and allowed 13 runs in just 7 1/3 innings of work.
Jeremy Hefner plagued by long ball
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner surrendered three home runs in his final spring tune-up Saturday while allowing four earned runs in two innings of work. He also struck out the final two batters he faced to finish the spring with a 4.62 ERA and 21:7 K:BB ratio.
Hefner is projected to start the first game of the Mets' second series of the year Friday against the Marlins.
All systems go for Jeremy Hefner
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/29/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner (elbow) is expected to resume throwing Friday before making an appearance in a spring game Saturday, The Star-Ledger reports. Hefner is dealing with a minor bruise after taking a comebacker off his right elbow during Tuesday's game, but is not expected to miss his first turn in the rotation. He's scheduled to start April 5 against Miami.
Mets not in the market for pitching despite Johan Santana injury
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (3/28/2013) Mets general manager Sandy Alderson indicated that the team is probably not in the market for starting pitching help in the wake of Johan Santana's injury. If the Mets stick with in-house options, it could mean Jeremy Hefner, who is dealing with a right elbow contusion after being struck by a comebacker, will remain in the Mets' rotation. The Mets could also turn to Jenrry Meija, Collin McHugh and Aaron Laffey for rotation help.
Jeremy Hefner expects to make first start
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (3/27/2013) Mets starting pitcher Jeremy Hefner, who was struck on his pitching elbow by a comebacker Tuesday against the Cardinals, said his first regular-season start shouldn't be in jeopardy, according to ESPN.
"I feel good," Hefner said. "I probably can't throw today, obviously. It's a little stiff. But I'm getting my range of motion back. We'll treat it the whole day. My goal is to play catch tomorrow, but their goal is probably a little different."
Hefner added he expects to break camp with the team and not be left behind to throw a simulated game. Hefner is on track to start the fourth game of the season on April 5 vs. Miami. Hefner, who is taking Johan Santana's spot in the rotation, is 1-0 with a 3.47 ERA and 1.20 WHIP through seven spring outings (five starts).
Jeremy Hefner has right elbow contusion
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Mets starter Jeremy Hefner, who left his start Tuesday against the Cardinals after getting hit in the right elbow, underwent X-rays, reports Newsday. Hefner has a contusion of the right elbow and is considered day-to-day. He should be able to make his first start for the Mets in the regular season.
Jeremy Hefner leaves after taking comebacker
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/26/2013) Mets starter Jeremy Hefner had to leave Tuesday's Grapefruit League start against the Cardinals after three innings due to a comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran, reports Newsday.
Hefner was hit in the throwing elbow and immediately left the game and went for X-rays. The 27-year-old, expected to begin the year in the rotation, gave up two earned runs on five hits and no walks over three frames. His spring ERA is at 3.47.
The Mets were already dealing with injuries to several members of the rotation in Johan Santana and Shaun Marcum and this will further complicate things if Hefner needs to miss time.
Hefner went 4-7 with a 5.09 ERA over 26 appearances and 13 starts with the Mets last year.
Jeremy Hefner stays solid against Cards
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/21/2013) Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner turned in another solid outing in Thursday's Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals. Hefner allowed two runs on five hits, including a solo home run to David Freese in the fourth inning. He also struck out four and issued three walks in a 3-2 loss. Hefner pitched five innings for the second-consecutive outing and has a 3.10 ERA this spring.
Hefner is slated to take Johan Santana's spot in the rotation as long as he remains sidelined with a shoulder issue. Hefner started 16 games last season either on short rest or short notice.
"That's what I'm used to," Hefner said. "That's what I'm comfortable with. Having that stability of knowing every five days you're going to get full rest, you're going to get a full bullpen, that type of thing, it's refreshing."
Jeremy Hefner provides assurance
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/15/2013) Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner allowed two runs and five hits over five innings of a 5-2 win over Atlanta in Grapefruit League play Friday. Not known as a strikeout pitcher, Hefner struck out the last six Atlanta batters he faced (seven total) after giving up two early home runs.
"I got mad more than anything," he said about his outing in which his ERA grew slightly to 2.93. "I was less than thrilled with my performance before then." Hefner is expected to occupy a spot in the rotation in case Johan Santana (shoulder) is sidelined for the start of the season.
Mets place Hefner on waiting list
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/11/2013) Mets manager Terry Collins confirmed Monday that pitcher Jeremy Hefner would serve as the replacement in the starting rotation if Johan Santana is unavailable for the start of the season. Santana has been hampered by shoulder woes and has yet to appear in a spring training game. "We're getting Jeremy Hefner ready," Collins told ESPN.com. "In case Johan can't post, we've got to make sure he's lengthened out, so that we have a guy ready to step in."
Hefner starts spring slowly
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (2/24/2013) Mets starting candidate Jeremy Hefner entered Sunday's Grapefruit League game against Houston in the third inning after starter Matt Harvey. Hefner didn't have his best performance as he allowed two earned runs on two hits and no walks over two innings of his own. He surrendered a home run to Jason Castro in the fourth and struck out one batter.