Eric Young Jr.
According to a report, not only will the Mets entertain offers for veteran pitcher Bartolo Colon, but they will look to upgrade at both shortstop and left field.
It might have been asking too much for Bartolo Colon to become an offensive force out of that spot. Still, there was some clear thinking from manager Terry Collins.
The New York Mets have placed speedy outfielder Eric Young, Jr. on the 15-day disabled list because of a strained right hamstring.
I’m sure all the Terry Collins bashers had a field day after Juan Lagares’ big game Saturday. But keep in mind — the Mets’ manager is not dumb.
The New York Mets surprisingly slugged their way to their longest winning streak over the New York Yankees.
The Mets’ leadoff hitter was hit below the right eye during batting practice Sunday in Colorado. “I don’t know what my symptoms will be (Monday),” he said.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, the only other time that a Mets pitcher gave up three consecutive first-inning home runs was on July 23, 1996 at Coors Field.
Eric Young Jr. got three hits, stole three bases and scored four times as the New York Mets overcame Justin Upton’s two home runs to beat the Atlanta Braves 6-4 on Thursday night.
Jordan Zimmermann allowed four hits in five scoreless innings and also had a RBI infield single, helping the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-0 Thursday in the final Florida spring training game for both teams.
Mets closer Bobby Parnell agreed Friday to a $3.7 million, one-year contract while second baseman Daniel Murphy settled for $5.7 million and left fielder Eric Young Jr. for $1.85 million.
Daisuke Matsuzaka scattered four hits in 7 2-3 shutout innings to win his third consecutive start, outdueling Cincinnati’s Mat Latos in the New York Mets’ 1-0 victory over the Reds on Wednesday.
Scott Rice begins the week having appeared in 72 games, the most in the major leagues. Rice is the 7th left-handed pitcher in Mets’ history to appear in 70 or more games in a season.
Carlos Torres did his best Matt Harvey imitation, carrying a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning for the New York Mets in an 11-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday.
Eric Young made a diving catch to take a go-ahead hit away from Todd Helton in the sixth inning, then raced home with the tiebreaking run in the eighth, and the Mets beat the Rockies 3-2 on Tuesday night.
Eric Young Jr. homered with two outs in the 11th inning and the New York Mets overcame a blown lead to beat Kansas City 4-2 on Friday night, snapping the Royals’ winning streak at nine.