Coupled with Washington’s victory over the Yankees, the Mets’ loss on Wednesday dropped them out of first place in the NL East for the first time since April 14.
Matt Adams hit a long three-run homer, Jason Heyward also connected and the St. Louis Cardinals enjoyed their second consecutive offensive outburst.
Ryan Braun homered twice and lead Kyle Lohse and the Milwaukee Brewers to a 7-0 victory over the slumping New York Mets on Friday.
The New York Mets head to Chicago this week to take on the Cubs after taking two of three from the Phillies this past weekend.
Bartolo Colon became the first pitcher in at least 100 years to beat the same opponent with seven different teams, stopping Baltimore once again and leading the New York Mets past the Orioles 3-2 Tuesday night.
Colon’s productivity on the mound — in addition to the leadership he brings off it — will likely make him unavailable come July, unless a team blows Alderson away with an offer.
Bartolo Colon’s bid to be the first five-game winner of 2015 was thwarted Wednesday, as was his chance at joining Dwight Gooden and Pedro Martinez in an exclusive Mets club.
Giancarlo Stanton homered and drove in three runs, Ichiro Suzuki added a three-run homer in the eighth to blow the game open and the Miami Marlins topped the New York Mets 7-3 on Wednesday night.
The 2015 Mets are the fourth major league team from New York or Brooklyn to record a 10-game (or longer) winning streak in April.
Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and the New York Mets matched a franchise record with their 11th straight victory Thursday, walking their way to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves behind Bartolo Colon.
The New York Mets will continue their best-ever first homestand this week after beginning their home schedule with seven straight wins for the first time in club history.
Bartolo Colon hit a tying sacrifice fly for his second RBI in two starts, later pounced off the mound to make a key play, and pitched the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-1 Friday night.
“When he puts it in play he gets a cheer, so when he gets a hit it’s a double cheer,” Mets manager Terry Collins said after the victory.
John Schweibacher’s little-known facts, odd stats and strange records: home opener edition.
They might be the butt of jokes, but pitchers can succeed despite their extra large cabooses and midsections.