The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.
“I would love to (return to the Mets),” Rodriguez said. “They’ve got a great coaching staff over there. To come back and redeem myself would be great … To be able to get one more shot and get it done would be great.”
It seems unlikely that the Mets will sign Jose Valverde to join their bullpen.
Compare and contrast. Go ahead. It’ll make the next six weeks even more interesting.
Parnell on Wednesday morning said that he appreciated manager Terry Collins’ phone call on Tuesday night — the message basically being, “Get ready, we may need you.”
“This is between you and me right now, I tell ya, because I haven’t talked to anybody else,” Collins said. “But tomorrow I’m gonna go to Bobby Parnell and tell him that he’s gonna be the guy we’re gonna gear up to pitch the ninth inning.”
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has resisted naming Frank Francisco his team’s closer. Maybe his manager never got the memo.
Relief pitcher Brian Wilson worked out for the Mets at UCLA on Saturday, and according to a report, general manager Sandy Alderson was far from impressed.
Sandy Alderson needs to act swiftly in order to restore confidence in the eyes of the team’s fan base. With that in mind, here is what I think are the top five offseason issues he needs to address prior to the 2013 season.
The Atlanta Braves completed a three-game sweep over the Mets on Sunday. Atlanta won in extra innings 3-2.
Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking double during a four-run 10th inning, Kelly Shoppach had a two-run homer and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-5 Tuesday night for their third straight victory.
Collin McHugh pitched two-hit ball over seven scoreless innings for the Mets in his Major League debut, but the Colorado Rockies completed their second straight four-game sweep of New York with a 1-0 victory on Thursday.
Jeremy Hefner gave the Mets six solid innings as they defeated the Padres 6-2 on Saturday night.