Jonathan Niese was sharp on Wednesday in Jupiter as the Mets shutout the Marlins 7-0. Niese was a little anxious to get going before his first spring start, but he delivered two solid innings, striking out 2 while walking one. Niese was pretty happy with his performance.
Jonathon Niese used his nervous energy to pitch two hitless innings for New York in a 7-0 win over a Miami Marlins split-squad that played without former Mets star Jose Reyes. Niese faced seven batters, striking out two and walking one while throwing 19 of 31 pitches for strikes.
It’s no secret that the Mets need a fast start out of the gate this year, and at one point during his confab with reporters, Wilpon made a rather public cry for help.
Ruben Tejada never sulked after being sent down. He simply worked at becoming a better player and once he returned to the big leagues, Jose Reyes was there to help him every step of the way.
Well, that was quick. If you paid to watch Jose Reyes’ possible final game with the Mets, you got to see him — for all of one at-bat.
I have sat and watched the Mets the past week and – for the first time this season – it seems the effort is not there and it is sad to see.
Justin Turner is just the third Mets rookie to have two walk-off RBI’s in a season.
Justin Turner doubled in the winning run with two outs in the ninth inning and the New York Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 5-4 on Friday night after blowing a lead moments before.
Ruben Tejada’s combination of defense, improved hitting and overall development has given him a leg-up on the competition for the role of Mets’ starting second baseman in 2012.
The moment happened too quickly — and it was enough to shake up rookie second baseman Justin Turner. A young fan was hurt when he was hit in the face with a line drive during the first of two Mets wins over the Marlins on Monday.
R.A. Dickey pitched seven spotless innings and the New York Mets, back on the field following a two-day break because of Hurricane Irene, beat the Florida Marlins 2-1 in the opener of a doubleheader Monday.
Vance Worley threw seven impressive innings, John Mayberry Jr. and Shane Victorino hit homers and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 9-4 on Tuesday night.
The Mets’ play has turned sour without their injured stars, but that isn’t an excuse to lie down collectively as a ballclub. It’s time the players repay their manager and fans.
The New York Mets have been through so much this season from financial woes to a rash of key injuries to mid-season player trades and through it all, one thing has remained constant. This team refuses to believe their press clippings and plays hard every single night.
Justin Turner, Jason Bay and Josh Thole put on a power display Saturday night as the Mets out-slugged the Atlanta Braves in a 11-7 victory.