Tanner Roark recovered from a shaky first inning as an emergency starter in place of ailing Jordan Zimmermann, and the Washington Nationals rallied past the New York Mets 8-2 Thursday for an opening three-game sweep.
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.
Curtis Granderson hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning and a New York Mets split-squad earned a 3-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Sunday.
The Mets are following the lead of their captain. Not just in regard to how he acts on and off the field, but how he conducts himself in the barbershop.
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs and Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Tuesday.
The Mets have had to do more with less since Sandy Alderson took over as general manager in October 2010. And now COO Jeff Wilpon is ready to see results.
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.
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.
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.
The Mets’ quiet offseason has gotten considerably louder.
The former Yankees outfielder quickly endeared himself to Mets fans during his introductory press conference Tuesday with the money quote “true New Yorkers” root for the Amazin’s.
“A lot of the people I’ve met in New York have always said that true New Yorkers are Mets fans,” Granderson said. “So I’m excited to get a chance to see them all out there.”
Inking Grandy sends the right message, and it puts the baseball world on notice that this franchise isn’t just going to rest on its laurels and continue to be a complete and utter joke.