New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.
Matt den Dekker singled home the go-ahead run off Tyler Clippard (7-4) in the eighth inning to help the Mets (77-81) avoid clinching a sixth consecutive losing season for at least a few hours.
Although Terry Collins has yet to post a winning record in any of his years at the helm, he can move into fourth place on the club’s all-time wins list.
The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.
Jacob deGrom burnished his rookie of the year credentials by pitching three-hit ball for eight dominant innings, and the New York Mets held on to beat the Colorado Rockies 2-0 Tuesday night.
Curtis Granderson hit a tying triple off former-Met LaTroy Hawkins and scored two pitches later on Wilmer Flores’ sacrifice fly, giving New York a 3-2 win Monday night.
Curtis Granderson and Anthony Recker homered, and the New York Mets scored four unearned runs in a 4-3 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Sunday.
Curtis Granderson and Travis d’Arnaud each hit a three-run homer and drove in four runs on Friday night, powering the New York Mets to their third straight victory, 14-5 over the Cincinnati Reds.
The Bombers spent nearly $500 million in the offseason and this was the year that the Mets were finally expected to contend. Let’s just say it hasn’t worked out for either party.
So if it’s not just a matter of the physical, what about the metaphysical? Do the Mets foster a losing culture? Do new players arrive as optimists and leave as cynics?
Dan Haren overcame a leadoff homer by Curtis Granderson and a pair of failed sacrifice bunt attempts to help the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the error-prone New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night.
Mets brass has gone halfway with Collins, and that beats the heck out of the alternative. But they’ll do him an even greater service by actually spending some money this offseason.
Bartolo Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d’Arnaud homered and the New York Mets held on for a 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday night.
So you can see why it sometimes takes Terry Collins hours to figure out what his lineup will be that day. He constantly has to wipe the tears from his eyes.
Jacob deGrom had a tiebreaking single and again shut down the Marlins with seven impressive innings.