Outside of Jon Niese and Matt Harvey, the Mets are clearly not a reliable lot. Especially on offense.
Buck’s 22 runs batted in are four shy of Jeff Kent for the most-ever in club history by the end of April. Overall, 13 Mets have finished the month with 20 or more RBIs.
Matt Harvey outpitched Stephen Strasburg in a marquee matchup of young aces, escaping a late bases-loaded jam while the crowd chanted his name and leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 7-1 Friday night.
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.
Matt Harvey allowed one hit and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings for his first win at Citi Field, Lucas Duda hit the first of the Mets’ three homers in a whipping wind and New York beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 Wednesday 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?
Lucas Duda hit a big blast off Drew Storen in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
“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.”
Harvey struck out six over 5 1/3 innings of two-run ball as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals, 3-2, on Monday.
Lucas Duda took his spring RBI total to 7 after he collected two more RBIs in the Mets 9-6 win over the Astros.
Sure, the Yankees are banged-up. But the Mets have the Johan Santana mess — plus an outfield by committee, and not a particularly great committee at that.
Mets starter Jon Niese threw three scoreless innings in his major league exhibition debut. He had thrown two innings against the University of Michigan earlier this week. Niese gave up three hits, struck out three and picked off a baserunner.
Gio Gonzalez wasn’t sure how fans would treat him in his first outing since his name surfaced in reports about a clinic drawing scrutiny from Major League Baseball.
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.
There’s potential there. There’s a chance. There’s a job to be won for a player who was once a threatening major-league hitter — and could be again. And with the current state of this outfield, that hope and belief is all that Mets fans have right now.