Matt Harvey was dynamic in his return from Tommy John surgery, outpitching Stephen Strasburg with six scoreless innings, regularly reaching 97 mph and striking out nine.
The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John.
If New York’s top offseason acquisition plays 140-plus games and hits like he’s capable of at the dish, the Mets will compete for a playoff spot.
Dillon Gee allowed two hits over 3 2-3 scoreless innings in his return to the Mets’ rotation, and a New York split squad beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Thursday.
Curtis Granderson and Michael Cuddyer hit solo home runs in the New York Mets’ 11-9 win over the Washington Nationals on Thursday.
Mets ace Matt Harvey might be returning from elbow surgery with another nasty pitch.
Every player strives for consistency and not many achieve it, be it month to month or year to year. But Granderson is shooting for it again this year.
Is the city’s baseball landscape about to shift? Curtis Granderson, who played for the Yankees from 2010-13 and is entering his second season with the Mets, certainly thinks so.
“We’ve got players with the potential to improve us by 10 games, which is what we need,” Alderson said.
One day after unveiling the new dimensions in the outfield at Citi Field, the Mets rolled out their new hitting instructor, Kevin Long, to talk turkey a week before Thanksgiving.
Mired in a streak of six straight losing seasons and hoping to boost offense, the New York Mets are moving in their fences at Citi Field for the second time.
On Monday, WCBS 880’s Tom Kaminski tweeted a picture from above the ballpark, and it looks like right-center is no longer going to be a place where balls go to die.
“I’m excited to get the opportunity to work with a team that I think is on the rise,” Long said in a statement on Thursday.
Long spent the previous eight seasons with the Yankees. He won a World Series ring in 2009 and under his tutelage the Bombers led the majors in runs scored three times and finished second twice.
Sandy Alderson wants fan-friendly? Shorter dimensions in Flushing alone won’t provide that. He needs hitters.