It took eight tries, but Jacob deGrom finally posted his first major-league win with a victory over the Marlins on Saturday in Miami.
“The notion that this team is all of a sudden, next year, going to be locked and loaded to win is becoming more comical day by day,” Carton said.
“I don’t forget,” Harvey said. “Once I’m back I’ll be excited about getting the chance to help the captain.”
By the end of his team’s latest deflating loss, Carlos Torres was punching himself in the head. Hard. It’s been that kind of month for the Mets.
The Mets are in freefall, but manager Terry Collins isn’t on the hot seat, according to the Daily News. At least not yet.
“I thought of my dad as I thanked these guys,” Wright said. “He risked his life as a cop to raise me and my brothers. It’s my way of saying thanks to these heroic NYPD cops and my dad at the same time.”
Bartolo Colon carried a three-hitter into the eighth inning, and the New York Mets got home runs from David Wright and Lucas Duda in a 5-0 victory over the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Fired hitting coach Dave Hudgens says players have been “trying too hard” at Citi Field — and not just because of the ballpark’s pitcher-friendly dimensions.
The Mets got 13 hits and another encouraging outing from rookie Jacob deGrom. That still wasn’t enough to overcome the homer-happy Dodgers.
There’s no reason for this team to be floundering at home. An attitude adjustment, not shorter fences, is what this squad needs.
In a tight situation, with the game on the line, ask yourself the following: Do you want David Wright or Daniel Murphy at the plate? If you’ve been paying attention, the answer should be Murph.
When David Wright signed his big contract to stay with the Mets, he cited the exciting young pitchers in the minor leagues as one of the main reasons. He got a pretty good glimpse against the 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.
Ryan Howard had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and Jimmy Rollins homered and scored four times to lead the Philadelphia Phillies past the slumping New York Mets 5-4 on Saturday night.
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.