The New York Mets return home this week to face the Nationals and Cubs, but they may have wanted to stay in Philadelphia.
Bryce Harper’s two-run homer in the bottom of the 13th inning lifted Washington past the New York Mets 5-3 Thursday and gave the Nationals a season-high 4 1/2-game lead in the NL East.
After suffering their first losing homestand since late May, the Mets go back on the road this week to take on the Nationals and Phillies.
Pablo Sandoval drove in three runs with three hits, including an RBI double with two outs in the ninth inning that sent the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets 4-3 Monday.
Mets fans were forewarned: don’t expect much, if anything, on July 31. And that’s exactly what was — or wasn’t — there, but probably for the right reasons, and likely with the right intentions.
In the end, the Mets would have had to pay too much to get needed upgrades. So went the rationale of general manager Sandy Alderson after the non-waiver trade deadline came and went without the Mets doing anything to improve their roster.
Daniel Murphy hit a three-run homer to back up Zack Wheeler’s sixth straight strong start, and the New York Mets routed the Philadelphia Phillies 11-2 on Wednesday afternoon.
Trading Bartolo Colon and Daniel Murphy would be a mistake. One is an effective innings eater and the other is a professional hitter. Keep them both.
Lucas Duda hit a two-run home run in the top of the ninth inning to lead the New York Mets to a 3-2 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
The Mets have seen their past few seasons spiral out of control after the All-Star break. They hope it won’t be the same old story this year.
Whatever that run leading into the All-Star break was, it has to continue if the Mets are to try to add a significant piece or two this season. So was the missive handed down by general manager Sandy Alderson on Friday.
The players like Murphy. The fans like Murphy. We’ll see in the next couple of weeks how much the rest of the league likes him.
Mariano Rivera was the center of attention in 2013. Derek Jeter will be in the spotlight this year for the game at Target Field in Minnesota on July 15.
Murphy is the third second baseman in club history to be selected for the MLB All-Star Game.
The Mets entered their series finale in Atlanta on Wednesday 37-47 and general manager Sandy Alderson said a course of action would be charted out over the next 10 days to two weeks.