Jonathon Niese pitched a three-hitter and lined a game-breaking three-run double Tuesday night as the New York Mets ended a five-game losing streak by beating the Philadelphia Phillies 5-0.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
“It’s tough,” Niese said. “Obviously (if) we were playing next year we wouldn’t be in that situation. That’s the beauty of replay and how necessary it is. It is what it is. (Layne) made the call, and we just got to get over it and come back after the off-day.”
The Mets lost to the Braves in extra innings in controversial fashion. Manager Terry Collins was ejected for arguing.
Marlon Byrd, Ike Davis and Daniel Murphy each homered as New York won its second straight game after being swept by the Los Angeles Dodgers.
The rookie third baseman will eventually lose his position when captain David Wright returns from a hamstring injury. So what then? A move to the outfield?
The Mets have called up 22-year-old — he turned 22 on Tuesday — infielder Wilmer Flores to the major leagues. Flores is the Mets’ No. 4 rated prospect in the system, according to MLB.com.
David Wright is going on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury. Mike Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Ike Davis had a go-ahead RBI double in a three-run seventh inning, Daniel Murphy drove in three runs, and the New York Mets snapped a five-game skid against the Miami Marlins with a 6-5 victory Monday night.
The Mets have lost three games in a row for the first time since the middle of June as they head to Miami to take on the Marlins.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
Daniel Murphy homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Jenrry Mejia pitched seven innings in his season debut as the Mets defeated the Nationals, 11-0, Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
John Buck drove in three runs and Zack Wheeler beat the Atlanta Braves for the second time in seven major league starts, sending the New York Mets to a 7-4 victory Thursday.
Randall Delgado outpitched Matt Harvey for his first major league win in more than a year, and the Arizona Diamondbacks snapped a five-game skid with a 5-3 victory over the Mets on Wednesday.