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Scott Rice update: Leads MLB in appearances, on pace for Mets record, wins at Wrigley

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Here’s a link from the Newark Star-Ledger, written by reporter Jorge Castillo: http://www.nj.com/mets/index.ssf/2013/05/mets_scott_rice_on_pace_to_set.html

It’s a few days old, but the information is basically the same; former Revolution (’11) left-hander Scott Rice leads the Majors in appearances out of the Mets bullpen.  As of May 20, he’s pitched in 25 games.  He’s on pace for around 100 appearances, which would set a New York Mets record.  I’m guessing after waiting for this opportunity through 14 minor league seasons, Rice is more than happy to pitch in as many Major League games as possible.  He’s pitched 20.2 innings in those 25 games with a 3.05 ERA so far, and has 13 strikeouts.

On May 19, Rice earned his second career MLB win after he retired all six batters he faced with a strikeout in the 7th and 8th in Chicago, in his first big league appearance at Wrigley Field.  Daniel Murphy’s solo home run in the top of the 8th put the Mets ahead for good 4-3, making Rice the pitcher of record.  It was also his first MLB win on the road.  His first big league winning decision came at Citi Field in Queens with the Mets 4-3 triumph over the Marlins on April 7.

-Paul Braverman

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