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.
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.
dam Wainwright threw seven neat innings before leaving with a knee injury, and Jon Jay hit a two-run single that sent the St. Louis Cardinals to a 3-0 victory over the New York Mets on Tuesday night.
Jenrry Mejia pitched four-hit ball into the seventh inning, David Wright delivered another key hit and the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 2-0 Monday night.
Wright and Murphy were called out on strikes earlier in the game and both took exception with Basner’s strikeout call with Travis d’Arnaud at-bat. It was the fourth career ejection for Wright and the first for Murphy.
The Mets have two players hitting above .300. Three batters are averaging between .200 and .250. And everyone else — yes, everyone — is under the Mendoza line.
And I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.
Anthony Rendon hit a three-run homer in the 10th inning and drove in a career-high four runs, twice rallying the Washington Nationals against the New York Mets’ suspect bullpen for a 9-7 opening-day victory Monday.
The Mets often play their best baseball on opening day. This year that good fortune will be put to the test against the Nationals and hard-throwing right-hander Stephen Strasburg.
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.
What Wright learned most emphatically during an at-bat was this: If you try to guess along with Colon as a hitter, you’ll lose.