Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over New York 7-2 Tuesday night.
John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 16-5 as snowflakes fell at Target Field on Friday night.
John Buck drove in four RBIs and was at the center of an rare home plate call as the Mets defeated the Marlins 7-3 on Saturday.
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.
Some main attractions are missing as the Mets host the San Diego Padres in their season opener Monday.
“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.”
Even though the Mets lost to the Braves, Jonathon Niese was superb once again.
Mets starter Jon Niese threw three scoreless innings in his major league exhibition debut. He had thrown two innings against the University of Michigan earlier this week. Niese gave up three hits, struck out three and picked off a baserunner.
Dillon Gee allowed one run in two innings in his first outing since having a blood clot removed from an artery in his throwing shoulder.
Despite the possible pressure of being seen as Dickey’s replacement, Marcum felt comfortable coming to New York thanks to a couple of familiar faces.
I assure you that in a year or two, you’ll look at the R.A. Dickey trade as a watershed moment for the Mets.
Despite all the naysayers in the blogosphere, GM Sandy Alderson is doing exactly what he should be doing — keeping his options open.
Brian Cashman usually stresses patience in the offseason, and that seems to be the course he’s taking again this year, even as his team has more glaring needs than normal.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson isn’t about to deal knuckleballer R.A. Dickey for a bag of peanuts. After all, he is the reigning NL Cy Young Award winner.
Here is a laundry list of questions Sandy Alderson must face as we get into the teeth of the off-season.