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.
Starters Jon Niese and Bartolo Colon and closer Bobby Parnell pitched batting practice with fielders Thursday.
The 27-year-old told manager Terry Collins on Wednesday that his arm feels “dead,” according to MLB.com. He’s headed to New York to get an MRI on his shoulder. Collins said it’s just a precautionary move.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
While some Yankees fans engaged themselves in some minor hand-wringing over Masahiro Tanaka’s middle-distance running capabilities, just as many Mets fans wondered why on earth Ike Davis is still on the roster.
It’s going to be an intriguing season for the Mets, one filled expected maturation of young players and production from some key veteran signings, but where the Amazins end up in the NL East is anyone’s guess.
Wheeler showed signs last season of becoming a co-ace with Harvey, which is exactly what the Mets envisioned when they acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran back in July 2011.
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized a two-year, $20 million deal.
Looking at the current market and the cost it takes to acquire available shortstops via free agency or trade — it may have been best for Sandy Alderson and the Mets to retain Reyes.
The Yankees officially have a new face. I know Derek Jeter is still here — and this is certainly not any disrespect to The Yankee Captain. But the reality is that there are only two players signed for more than four years and they are Jacoby Ellsbury and Brian McCann.
Let’s face it. Outside of Matt Harvey and Daniel Murphy, the kids haven’t done much for the cause. The Mets might as well try it the Yankee way.