It’s fantastic that the Mets have a wealth of pitching. But do you know what else it is? Infuriating.
Bartolo Colon carried a three-hitter into the eighth inning, and the New York Mets got home runs from David Wright and Lucas Duda in a 5-0 victory over the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season, and the Miami Marlins won again at home, beating the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday night.
The commish has no doubt about the stability of the Mets’ franchise, even if others do. And the team has been playing well. Well, at least they were — until they got to Colorado.
Chris Young homered to start New York’s comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter as Bartolo Colon and the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Thursday.
This can all blow up in Terry Collins’ face over the next few days, weeks or months. But for now, he can’t argue with what his starters have done lately.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other time that a Mets pitcher gave up three consecutive first-inning home runs was on July 23, 1996 at Coors Field.
Mike Trout, Albert Pujols and Raul Ibanez hit consecutive home runs off Bartolo Colon in the first inning, setting the tone for the Los Angeles Angels’ 14-2 rout of the New York Mets on Sunday in the decisive game of their interleague series.
After leaving the game in the bullpen’s hands, the television broadcast caught the veteran grabbing his belly fat and shaking it. With a grin on his face, of course.
Bartolo Colon combined with two relievers on an eight-hitter, Ruben Tejada drove in two runs with two hits and the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 4-0 on Tuesday night.
The Mets are off to a record-setting start. Not the kind they had in mind, though. The 31 whiffs by New York batters were the most in the first two games since at least 1914.
Five straight losing seasons. That’s what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.
“He’s probably the lead guy because of his success against the Nationals,” Collins said. “And to be honest, no disrespect to Bartolo or anybody else, but this guy’s won more games for us in three years than anybody on the staff.”
What Wright learned most emphatically during an at-bat was this: If you try to guess along with Colon as a hitter, you’ll lose.
Bartolo Colon made his exhibition debut for the Mets and allowed three runs and five hits in four innings with one walk and one strikeout.