Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer – a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires – and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.
David Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
The Mets selected the contract of outfielder Andrew Brown from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday and sent down Collin Cowgill to take his spot.
Outside of Jon Niese and Matt Harvey, the Mets are clearly not a reliable lot. Especially on offense.
Jordany Valdespin hit a grand slam in the 10th inning and the New York Mets rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to save early sensation Matt Harvey from his first loss of the season.
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.
It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?
“Right now, the way Valdespin has been swinging the bat in that spot, we’re leaning towards him,” Collins told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “As of right now, that’s what we’re looking at.”
The Yankees and Mets are among teams that are interested in outfielder Brennan Boesch, according to CBSSports.com/WFAN insider Jon Heyman.
Valdespin has learned his lesson — and it was a painful, painful lesson indeed.
It has already been an interesting week at Mets and Yankees camp. Who knows what the next few days will bring?
After tweeting “No body cant stop me (sic),” Valdespin was indeed stopped — by a Justin Verlander fastball to the you-know-what. And he wasn’t wearing a cup.
Shaun Marcum is making quite an impression this spring as the Mets shut out the Cardinals.
Montero is not the only young arm drawing raves. Cory Mazzoni, the Mets’ second-round pick in 2011 out of North Carolina State, has started camp with five scoreless innings while allowing just one hit, no walks and three strikeouts.