Marlon Byrd maintained his mastery of Dan Haren with a pair of home runs, and the New York Mets broke a four-game losing streak by pounding the Washington Nationals 10-1 on Wednesday night.
Historically, Greg Luzinski (Philadelphia 1968) appeared in the most games (1,821) and hit the most home runs (307) of any player chosen with the 11th pick.
The Mets were the talk of the town just a week ago — and not in a good way. Who could have thought a four-game set against the Yankees would flip the script?
For eight weeks, the Yankees managed to succeed with a makeshift lineup that had little resemblance to their usual star-filled batting order. Turns out they were primed to be knocked off their perch.
Dillon Gee struck out a career-high 12 and limited the Yankees to four hits over 7 1-3 innings Thursday night in a 3-1 win that gave the Mets a four-game season sweep of their older, more prestigious rival.
The Mets have taken three in a row from their crosstown rivals for their first four-game winning streak of the year and will go for a Big Apple whitewash in the finale Thursday night at Yankee Stadium.
Light-hitting pitcher Mike Minor homered for his first two RBIs in the majors and struck out 10 as the Atlanta Braves posted their second win in a matter of hours, beating the New York Mets 6-0 Saturday for their eighth straight victory.
The Mets will resume their suspended game against the Atlanta Braves at 6:10 p.m, followed by their regularly scheduled game at 7:15 p.m.
Daniel Murphy hit a tiebreaking homer in the 8th inning and, Mets beat the Cubs 4-3, for their first series win at Wrigley Field since 2007.
“I don’t know what to say,” Gee said. “I didn’t feel all that bad tonight. I’m a ground-ball guy and I think seven ground balls got through. I don’t know what else to do.”
Carlos Beltran drove in four runs and rookie left-hander John Gast picked up a win in his major league debut, helping the St. Louis Cardinals cruise past the New York Mets 10-4 on Tuesday night.
Except for the games Matt Harvey pitches, the Mets have fallen out of relevance. There’s only one solution. It’s Wheeler time.
Center fielder Juan Lagares robbed Andrew McCutchen of a go-ahead hit in the top of the ninth inning, then pinch-hitter Mike Baxter’s single in the bottom half sent the New York Mets over the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Thursday night.
Jordany Valdespin hit a three-run, pinch-hit homer as the Mets rallied on Wednesday to break a six-game losing streak and avert a series sweep, beating the Miami Marlins, 7-6.
Kendrick pitched the best game of his career as the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 4-0 on Friday night.