Bartolo Colon carried a three-hitter into the eighth inning, and the New York Mets got home runs from David Wright and Lucas Duda in a 5-0 victory over the sloppy Pittsburgh Pirates on Wednesday.
Mets first baseman Lucas Duda and Phillies manager Ryne Sandberg are both blaming Shake Shack hamburgers for their food poisoning over the weekend at Citi Field.
After going 4-0 last year for their first season sweep of the Yankees, the Mets picked up right where they left off last May. “You know in this ballpark the game’s never over,” David Wright said.
Chris Young hit a tiebreaking homer in the eighth inning, Jenrry Mejia provided a jolt after his reluctant move to the bullpen and the previously punchless New York Mets went deep four times to rally past the Yankees 9-7 Monday night in the Subway Series opener.
The Mets’ leadoff hitter was hit below the right eye during batting practice Sunday in Colorado. “I don’t know what my symptoms will be (Monday),” he said.
Many people, myself included, felt that Ike Davis should have been the first-baseman choice for the Mets. Byrd, on the other hand, believes in Duda.
Lucas Duda hit a long home run and the New York Mets threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning to hold off the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Wednesday night with a stiff wind whipping through Citi Field.
I don’t want to hear about upside, the fact that Ike Davis was once a top prospect who had brief success at the major league level. He had over four years to cement himself within this organization, and he never did.
The trade involves minor league right-hand reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named. So far this season, Ike is 5-for-24 with only one home run – although that homer was a walk-off grand slam,
Their spring training showdown never materialized, but now, just three games into the season, the Mets apparently have their minds made up on a starting first baseman.
Five straight losing seasons. That’s what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.
The first-base situation will not alone determine whether Alderson gets his wish for a 90-win season. But it will play a role. Alderson did Duda, Davis and himself no favors by punting the situation away on Tuesday.
It remains to be seen who will win the job, but general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed on Tuesday that both power hitters will be on the Opening Day roster.
Ricky Nolasco allowed seven straight batters to reach in a seven-run first inning for the New York Mets, who beat the Minnesota Twins 9-1 Friday.
Ike Davis may not be a Met by opening day. Then again, he may be the starting first baseman. In the interim he’s again being dangled by general manager Alderson, according to a report.