Let’s see where the current Mets staff ranks among the five best pitching rotations of the past 20 years.
Pinch-hitter Eric Campbell put New York ahead with his two-run single in the seventh inning, and a stagnant Mets lineup finally came through with several clutch hits to back Jacob deGrom.
The Mets tied their franchise record for stranding men on base with 25 in 18 innings Sunday against the Cardinals.
“They’re way better,” Smoltz said in regard to the Mets’ rotation. “They’ve got more talent than we could ever have.”
The Mets are in second place in the NL East — two games behind the Nationals — and are a game behind the Cubs for the second NL wild-card berth.
Mike Trout is the brightest of Generation Next, and he may be to the All-Star game in the years to come as Willie Mays was in the 1950s and ‘60s.
In honor of Jacob deGrom’s outstanding bit of work Tuesday night, here are the best pitching performances by Mets hurlers in the Midsummer Classic.
A new-look All-Star Game finished with the same old result. The AL beat the NL 6-3 Tuesday night and will open the World Series at home for the 10th time in 13 years.
Trout took home the All-Star MVP honors, but it was Mets ace Jacob deGrom whose performance turned heads.
This is an age when The Kids are All Right — a record 20 of the 76 All-Stars for Tuesday night’s game are 25 or younger.
All-Star Jacob deGrom allowed two hits over eight innings, Eric Campbell hit a two-run homer and the Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 4-1 Wednesday.
“I think this one, in 2016, could match any rotation the Mets have ever put out there. That’s how much confidence and ability I think they possess.”
Less than three months after making his major league debut, Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant is an All-Star, one of two rookies selected along with Los Angeles Dodgers outfielder Joc Pederson.
“They are so tense and so tight and so worried about making a big out instead of walking up there like they’re going to get a hit,” Collins said.
The crowd booed several times as New York kept making weak outs and breaking their bats.