Kirk Nieuwenhuis had three hits and three RBIs in his season debut, Jenrry Mejia pitched five effective innings in a combined three-hitter and the New York Mets routed the struggling Arizona Diamondbacks.
Where does Jenrry Mejia fit with the Mets? At this point it’s a mystery, but manager Terry Collins says he expects him to be a valuable addition no matter what his role is.
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized a two-year, $20 million deal.
For now, the 24-year-old Harvey and the Mets hope that he will be able to avoid reconstruction surgery on the ulnar collateral ligament. A full prognosis will not be made until swelling in the elbow goes down in about two weeks.
The Mets have agreed to a deal with starting pitcher Daisuke Matsuzaka, sources have told WFAN/CBSSports.com baseball insider Jon Heyman.
A New York Mets doctor is recommending that right-hander Jeremy Hefner have Tommy John surgery. Hefner was put on the disabled list last week. He said he’s been dealing with a sore elbow all season.
The Mets host the NL East-leading Braves and the AL Central-leading Tigers this week. The Mets are 6 and 7 so far this season against Atlanta, going 3 and 4 in the games played at Citi Field.
The Mets recalled reliever Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas to take Mejia’s place on the roster.
The New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.
Jenrry Mejia (1-2) gave up three runs – two earned – and six hits in six innings as the Mets’ two-game winning streak ended. New York had won five of six.
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.
Jake Marisnick hit his first major league home run, Henderson Alvarez pitched into the eighth inning, and the Miami Marlins beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Wednesday night.
Daniel Murphy homered twice and drove in a career-high five runs and Jenrry Mejia pitched seven innings in his season debut as the Mets defeated the Nationals, 11-0, Friday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
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.
When the hard comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran (of course it was him) smashed off the right elbow of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday afternoon, you just had to laugh — to keep from crying.