David Wright has taken over the lead in the voting to be the starting third baseman for the National League All-Star team. Wright has also been hot at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a home run in the Mets’ 8-0 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
Kevin Frandsen HR leading off the ninth, lifting Phillies to an 8-7 win over the Mets, wiped out the Mets’ comeback from a six-run deficit.
The Mets have placed left-handed pitcher Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list and recalled relief pitcher Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.
If Wheeler turns into an equivalent mound presence as Harvey this year, all well and good. He might even become the second part of a 1-1A entry. But there’s no need to pressure Wheeler into becoming a savior. The Mets already have one.
The Mets and Braves waited a long time to get going. Finally, at 1:22 a.m., Freddie Freeman gave Atlanta a most improbable victory.
Dillon Gee had his third straight stellar start, Lucas Duda hit one of three Mets homers and New York scored the most runs allowed by Shelby Miller in his young career for a 5-1 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday night.
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.