Lance Lynn overcame early control woes and St. Louis used a three-run seventh inning to beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Monday night.
Except for the games Matt Harvey pitches, the Mets have fallen out of relevance. There’s only one solution. It’s Wheeler time.
Jake Peavy pitched three-hit ball in his return from a balky back, Alejandro De Aza had a leadoff homer and the Chicago White Sox beat the New York Mets 6-3 on Wednesday night to split their two-game interleague series.
“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.”
Make it six losses in a row. And more abject futility. It’s enough to drive manager Terry Collins crazy.
Juan Pierre scored standing up on a wild pitch with none out in the ninth, and the Miami Marlins came from behind in the final inning for the second consecutive game to beat the reeling New York Mets 2-1 Tuesday night.
The Mets couldn’t take advantage of Jeremy Hefner’s strong outing as they lost to the Dodgers 3-2 on Thursday.
For the Mets, it’s been Jon Niese, Matt Harvey and pray for rain — or snow. Or perhaps Zack Wheeler?
The back end of New York’s rotation has been predictably abysmal. Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Aaron Laffey — the current No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 starters — have a combined 6.23 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched.
The Mets are off to a 7-4 start in 2013 with the battery of Matt Harvey and John Buck leading the way.
Domonic Brown and Chase Utley homered in a five-run first, Kyle Kendrick threw six effective innings and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 7-3 Wednesday night.
Alex Sanabia won for the first time in more than two years and the Miami Marlins gave Mike Redmond his first victory as a major league manager, beating the New York Mets 7-5 Friday night.
Eric Stults gritted his way through five scoreless innings of three-hit ball, combining with five relievers on a five-hitter and 14 strikeouts to lead the Padres over the Mets 2-1 Thursday for their first win of the season.
Dillon Gee and Jeremy Hefner each had a poor day in the Mets’ final warmup before Opening Day.
“He’s just kind of in a bit of shock,” Wright said. “I don’t think anyone was expecting this. For everyone, it’s kind of shocking. It’s disheartening.”