Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit a leadoff homer and later connected for a two-run shot as the New York Mets completed a three-game sweep by beating the Tampa Bay Rays 9-6 on Thursday.
During a week when they had a chance to move into sole possession first place in the National League East, the Mets’ defense has let them down.
Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
Dillon Gee struck out a career-high nine, won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly a year, and doubled and scored the go-ahead run Friday night to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 6-1.
Center fielder Andres Torres will get the night off on Tuesday night in the Mets’ contest against the Pirates, and no, Kirk Nieuwenhuis won’t take his place at the top spot of the order. The leadoff hitter will be … wait for it … Mike Baxter!
Despite Mets first baseman Ike Davis’ issues at the plate this season, it’s unlikely that he’ll be the one sent down when Jason Bay returns to action, according to sources.
The Mets’ bullpen imploded in sensational fashion as the Marlins won 8-4 on a Giancarlo Stanton walk-off home run.
David Wright collected four hits as the Mets defeated the Marlins on Saturday 9-3.
Who are these guys? The Beasts of the East, that’s who. Mets manager Terry Collins stated this spring – “We’re better than people think we are” – and his team has set out to prove him right.
The Mets, who everyone left for dead this offseason, are alive and well in the tough NL East.
Just two short months ago, all we heard was how the Mets were destined to fail. To be honest, that seems like an eternity ago.
Overall, the Mets are 10 and 5 so far this season against NL East opponents. New York has not posted a winning record vs. their division rivals since 2008.
R.A. Dickey nearly went the distance as the Mets defeated the Diamondbacks 3-1 on Sunday.
Remember, this team is still young and inexperienced. Watch out for the speed bumps.
Matt Downs hit a two-run homer and Jed Lowrie had the go-ahead single in the eighth inning to propel the Houston Astros to a 4-3 win over the New York Mets on Monday night.