Gio Gonzalez was inches from a no-hitter and the Washington Nationals hit five home runs Monday night, including long balls by their first two batters, in a 9-0 rout of the New York Mets.
Lucas Duda hit a big blast off Drew Storen in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
If the A’s are going to make the playoffs again, it will be on the strength of their pitching. A.J. Griffin will be a big part of that.
The Mets’ star was locked in again. Wright drove in five runs, the last three with a bases-loaded double in the eighth. That prompted chants of “U-S-A! U-S-A!” from the crowd of 32,872.
Gio Gonzalez wasn’t sure how fans would treat him in his first outing since his name surfaced in reports about a clinic drawing scrutiny from Major League Baseball.
According to the New York Times, the league is now focusing on the University of Miami baseball team. Investigators believe that there may be a connection between the university’s baseball program and PED use, according to the newspaper.
If the new allegations were true, the Yankees would face high hurdles to get out of the final five years and $114 million of Rodriguez’s record $275 million, 10-year contract.
Incredible, yes. Dickey had a lot of people to thank, and wanted to make sure Mets fans were at the top of that list.
Dickey garnered 27 of 32 first-place votes and easily outdistanced 2011 winner Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers. Gio Gonzalez of Washington finished third.
In the third sentence of his memoir, a humble R.A. Dickey said he’d “never lead the league in strikeouts.” It’s time for a revision — or maybe two.
Many will be enticed by R.A. Dickey’s unique story and age, but he’s just one of many candidates who could take home the National League Cy Young.
Putting a little sizzle on a pitch that dances like a butterfly before bending toward home plate, Dickey has been dominant this year. And he has cemented his place not only in Mets lore, but also in New York history.
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Two of Dickey’s complete games and one of his shutouts have come against the Marlins. Let’s see if Dickey’s teammates can pick it up for him like he’s done for them so many times this season.
Gio Gonzalez earned his big league-leading 19th victory and the Washington Nationals backed him with three home runs to beat the listless New York Mets 5-1 Monday night.