Eric Young Jr.
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.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
“I saw his foot as I’m going for the base right there in the middle, and as I came down, I knew I didn’t get any of the base. I knew I got all of his foot,” a somber Young said.
Tim Hudson took a shutout into the eighth inning before getting spiked at first base and carted off the field during the Atlanta Braves’ 8-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.
Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler pitched seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first sweep in San Francisco since 1994 with a 7-2 win Wednesday.
Jeremy Hefner and the Mets handed Patrick Corbin his first loss, breaking away from the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 on a drizzly Tuesday night.
Andrew Brown hit a two-run single with two outs in the 13th inning and the Mets put together a pair of late rallies to hand the NL West-leading Diamondbacks their fourth straight loss, 5-4 on Monday.
Shaun Marcum pitched eight shutout innings for his first win of the season, and Eric Young Jr. had three hits and drove in a run to lead the Mets to a 3-0 victory over the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday.
Kris Medlen shook off a Little League-like mistake with seven strong innings, Chris Johnson hit a three-run homer and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 5-3 Wednesday night.
The New York Mets have traded right-hander Collin McHugh to the Colorado Rockies for outfielder Eric Young Jr.