Ty Kelly – His New York Mets Career 2016,2017

Ty KellyTy Kelly was a career minor leaguer, having spent 8 years there, when the Mets signed him as a free agent on November 19, 2015.  He started the 2016 season playing for the Las Vegas 51s, the Mets triple A affiliate.  He was promoted to the Mets on May 23, 2016 to replace the injured Lucas Duda.  He made his Major League debut on May 24 as the Mets starting 3rd baseman and went 0 for 4 in the Mets 7-4 loss to the Washington Nationals.  Kelly recorded his first Major League hit on May 30, a 5th inning single in the Mets 1-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox.  On June 8 he hit his first home run, a two-run shot that helped propel the Mets to a 6-5 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Kelly returned to the minors at the end of June, at the time he was hitting just .148.  He returned to the Mets at the beginning of August and finished out the season in New York helping them win the top Wild Card spot in the National League.  His most productive game in his second stint came on August 18 against the San Francisco Giants.  As the starting leftfielder he went 2 for 3 with a triple and 2 RBIs, but it was not enough as the Mets lost 10-7.

Kelly appeared in 39 games for the Mets in 2016 and batted .241 with a home run and 7 RBIs.  The Mets included him on their postseason roster.  In the Wild Card game against the San Francisco Giants, he pinch hit for pitcher Addison Reed and singled, it was one of only four hits the Mets recorded against Giants ace Madison Baumgarner who shutout the Mets 4-0 to end the Mets season.

Ty Kelly made the Mets Opening Day roster in 2017 and made his season debut in game number 2 striking out as a pinch hitter for pitcher Josh Edgin in the Mets loss to the Atlanta Braves.  It was his only appearance for the season as he was designated for assignment a few days latter and was picked up off waivers by the Toronto Blue Jays.  In 40 career games for the Mets Kelly batted .237.

While with the Mets Kelly wore number 55 in 2016 and 56 in 2017.

Ty Kelly also played for the Philadelphia Phillies in 2017.

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Dario Alvarez – His New York Mets Career – 2015,2016

dario-alvarezFollowing his release from the Philadelphia Phillies, the Mets signed Dario Alvarez as free agent on January 13, 2013.  The left-handed pitcher worked his way through the Mets minor league system before getting the call to join the big club as a September call up in 2014.  His combined minor league numbers in 2014 consisted of a 10-1 record with a 1.10 ERA in 29 relief appearances.

Alvarez made his Mets as well as his major league debut on September 13, 2014 vs the Miami Marlins.  He faced one batter giving up an RBI single to Christian Yelich which tied the game.  But the Mets would go on to win the game 4-3.  He finished the season in the Mets bullpen appearing a 4 games for a total of 1 1/3 innings with a 13.50 ERA.

In 2015 he once again pitched in the minors before joining the team in September.  As the Mets battled the Washington Nationals for the Eastern Division, Alvarez made his 2015 debut on September 7th.  With the game tied at 5 in the 6th inning, Alvarez struck out Bryce Harper, who would go on to win the National League MVP in 2015.  It was the only batter he would face, but it was good enough to earn him the win as the Mets scored 3 in the 7th inning to take the lead.  With the win the Mets extended their lead over the Nationals to 4 games and would never look back as they cruised the rest of the way to win the division.

Alvarez would appear in another 5 games for the Mets in 2015 pitching a total of 3 2/3 innings and posting an ERA of 12.27.

Alvarez once again started the 2016 season in the Mets minor league system, but with his ERA ballooning to 9.98 for the Las Vegas 51s he was released and selected off waivers by the Atlanta Braves.

His overall numbers with the Mets, 5 innings pitched in 10 relief appearances with an ERA of 12.60.

While with the Mets Alvarez wore number 68.

Dario Alvarez also played for the following teams:
Texas Rangers – 2016
Atlanta Braves – 2016