Lucas Duda’s three-run homer in the seventh gave New York the lead, Jonathon Niese pitched seven strong innings for his third straight win and the Mets beat Tim Hudson and the Braves 3-1 on Friday night.
Sandy Alderson needs to act swiftly in order to restore confidence in the eyes of the team’s fan base. With that in mind, here is what I think are the top five offseason issues he needs to address prior to the 2013 season.
The first baseman didn’t sound too concerned Monday amid speculation that New York may move him this winter.
Lucas Duda homered and doubled, Jonathon Niese pitched six strong innings and the New York Mets snapped a six-game losing streak, beating the surging Milwaukee Brewers 7-3 on Friday night.
Will Daniel Murphy be a Met in 2013?
R.A. Dickey became the first pitcher in the Majors to win 18 games this season and Ike Davis hit a three-run homer as the Mets topped the Cardinals, 6-2, on Wednesday.
Maybe a month in the minors was all Lucas Duda needed. Duda hit a two-run homer, Matt Harvey had another sharp outing and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 3-2 Wednesday night for their fourth straight win.
I’ll never be critical of Terry Collins, or anyone else who sets a team goal that involves winning baseball games. Isn’t that why he’s the manager?
Ike Davis collected the game-winning homer as the Mets defeated the Astros on Sunday.
The Mets are set to recall outfielder Lucas Duda on Sunday.
R.A. Dickey earned his 16th win of the season as the Mets finally snapped their losing skid on Saturday.
The 26-year-old Duda was batting .241 with 12 homers, 44 RBIs and a .335 on-base percentage. He had struck out 94 times, most on the team.
The Mets were swept by the Dodgers and lost in extra innings on Sunday. For the first time this season, the Mets are below .500.
A power surge is staring the Mets right in the face. They’d be foolish not to take advantage of the free-swinging Valdespin, and they must do it NOW.
The Mets’ beleaguered bullpen will have to make due without Francisco for longer than expected.