The New York Mets surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.
After going 4-0 last year for their first season sweep of the Yankees, the Mets picked up right where they left off last May. “You know in this ballpark the game’s never over,” David Wright said.
The Mets aren’t going to miss Derek Jeter. Not on the field, anyway. Just look at these numbers: .368 average with 13 home runs and 43 RBIs in 84 games.
Marlon Byrd sliced an RBI double just inside the right field line in the 11th inning, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 3-2 Friday night in a game of many squandered opportunities.
Despite the criticisms from Mariano Rivera and New York hitting coach Kevin Long, Granderson says his former Yankees teammate has good reason to not go all-out on every play.
Henderson Alvarez pitched a six-hitter for his second shutout this season, and the Miami Marlins won again at home, beating the New York Mets 3-0 Tuesday night.
“That guy’s got the greatest attitude I’ve ever been around,” Sabathia said. “He’s dealt with failure better than anybody I’ve been around. I’m sure he’ll come out of this and perform well over there.”
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gee is now 4-0 with a 3.61 earned run average in nine career starts in rubber games.
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Slumping Curtis Granderson grounded an RBI single to cap an improbable two-run rally with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the New York Mets past the Miami Marlins 4-3 Friday night.
Chris Young homered to start New York’s comeback and slumping Curtis Granderson singled in a run as a pinch hitter as Bartolo Colon and the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1 Thursday.
The 40-year-old Bobby Abreu isn’t known for his defense, which could make for an interesting afternoon at blustery Citi Field.
Granderson went 0-for-3 before a sparse crowd announced at a season-low 20,220. He is hitless in 22 at-bats — the longest drought of his career, according to STATS. His 4-for-50 slide has dropped his average to .116.
Only 23 homegrown Mets played in more career games for the club than Davis, who appeared in 433 games at first base for the Mets, the fifth-most in club history.
Slumping newcomer Curtis Granderson hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and the New York Mets outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep.