Until they start throwing around the old hardball for real, everybody’s even despite the obvious baggage the Mets bring against the Nationals on Monday or the improvements the Yanks take to Houston on Tuesday.
The Mets close out the 2013 season with a three-game series against the Reds in Cincinnati, and then they return home for four games vs. the Milwaukee Brewers.
Madison Bumgarner struck out 10 in seven innings of four-hit ball, outpitching Jonathon Niese to lead the San Francisco Giants over the New York Mets, 2-1, on Thursday.
It’s all about windows. The Yanks’ is closing, and not just because of the Alex Rodriguez mess. The windows around Citi Field are wide open.
The rookie third baseman will eventually lose his position when captain David Wright returns from a hamstring injury. So what then? A move to the outfield?
David Wright is going on the 15-day disabled list with a right hamstring injury. Mike Baxter was recalled from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
Josh Satin had two doubles and a single for the Mets, scoring one run and driving in the other to extend his hitting streak to 11 games.
Jeremy Hefner and the Mets handed Patrick Corbin his first loss, breaking away from the Arizona Diamondbacks 9-1 on a drizzly Tuesday night.
Ian Desmond doubled home the go-ahead run in the ninth inning and the Washington Nationals rallied late after a dominant Matt Harvey departed, overtaking the New York Mets 6-4 Friday night.
The 23-year-old could make his major-league debut in grand fashion, as part of a doubleheader against the Braves on June 18. And who would start the other game of the double dip? None other than ace Matt Harvey.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson finally had his Peter Finch moment: “I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
Harvey pitched his initial two innings of the spring against the Astros, concentrating on keeping his fastball down in the zone, and he thought d’Arnaud did an excellent job of helping him get strikes.