For a split second, Lucas Duda’s sharp grounder looked as if it was going to lift the Mets out of their doldrums. An unfortunate bounce later, New York was headed toward another loss in a season in which they are rapidly mounting.
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.
“Harvey was as advertised tonight,” Ventura said after the game. “He was as dominant as anyone they’ve seen. He’s (Justin) Verlander-like — he has velocity, movement and his presence is as good as advertised.”
I sincerely hope Davis proves me wrong and suddenly finds his stroke. I hope he can be the .270, 40-homer guy that we all envisioned him being. But I just don’t see that ever coming to fruition. And sooner or later, the Mets will have to make a decision about their first baseman.
Outside of Jon Niese and Matt Harvey, the Mets are clearly not a reliable lot. Especially on offense.
The Mets couldn’t take advantage of Jeremy Hefner’s strong outing as they lost to the Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday.
Buck’s 22 runs batted in are four shy of Jeff Kent for the most-ever in club history by the end of April. Overall, 13 Mets have finished the month with 20 or more RBIs.
Matt Harvey outpitched Stephen Strasburg in a marquee matchup of young aces, escaping a late bases-loaded jam while the crowd chanted his name and leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 7-1 Friday night.
The Rockies’ president, the Rockies’ mascot and Mets general manager Sandy Alderson helped shovel snow at Coors Field in preparation of Tuesday’s doubleheader.
The Mets are off to a 7-4 start in 2013 with the battery of Matt Harvey and John Buck leading the way.
According to Andy Martino of the New York Daily News, the Mets are continuing to “monitor the situation” surrounding Giancarlo Stanton and Carlos Gonzalez.
The forecast for Thursday afternoon in Flushing calls for sun, a light wind and temperatures around 50 degrees. Sounds like a beautiful day for a sweep.
Matt Harvey allowed one hit and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings for his first win at Citi Field, Lucas Duda hit the first of the Mets’ three homers in a whipping wind and New York beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 Wednesday night.
Nothing about the New York Mets on Monday resembled the second half of last season. Then again, opening day has often been their biggest highlight of the year.
The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.