This is a team that, not too long ago, couldn’t hit sand if it fell off a camel. Now, the Amazin’s have become a force to be reckoned with in the batter’s box.
Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.
Gregory Polanco singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended the Mets’ seven-game home winning streak, stopping New York 3-2 Friday night.
Curtis Granderson and Kelly Johnson each homered and drove in three runs, powering the New York Mets to a 12-3 rout of the Colorado Rockies that completed a four-game sweep Thursday.
After winning seven in a row to take over the lead in the National League East, the New York Mets dropped the final two games of their road trip to the Tampa Bay Rays.
They went 4-2 on a Florida road trip and remain a game-and-a-half ahead of the second-place Washington Nationals, who also lost Sunday.
Fresh off sweeping Washington, the Mets won their fourth in a row and moved a game ahead of the Nationals for the NL East lead.
The Mets gained about 40 homers, thousands of fans, and three games on Washington in just a few days without unloading one player who would have impacted this season.
Jordan Zimmermann gave up three home runs in a span of five pitches, a sudden power strike that sent the Mets past Washington 5-2 Sunday night for a three-game sweep.
Noah Syndergaard retired his first 18 batters in the rookie’s latest overpowering performance, and the New York Mets got two-run homers from Lucas Duda and Curtis Granderson to beat the San Diego Padres.
The Mets tied their franchise record for stranding men on base with 25 in 18 innings Sunday against the Cardinals.
Jhonny Peralta hit a tiebreaking home run in the sixth inning, Lance Lynn outdueled Noah Syndergaard and the St. Louis Cardinals held on for a 3-2 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Colon allowed three runs and 10 hits, all singles, in six innings and the Mets were shut down by Matt Cain and four relievers in a 3-0 loss to the Giants on Tuesday night.
The crowd booed several times as New York kept making weak outs and breaking their bats.
Steven Matz had a memorable major league debut for the Mets Sunday, going 7 2/3 solid innings on the mound and driving in four runs with three hits at the plate.