Harvey battled through five innings allowing season-highs in hits and runs in his shortest start of the season.
David Wright and Lucas Duda hit RBI singles off Mariano Rivera in the ninth inning, and the New York Mets rallied past the Yankees 2-1 on Tuesday night to beat baseball’s career saves leader only hours after honoring him at Citi Field.
Ike Davis will probably be sent down to Triple-A, but there are plenty of culprits to share the blame.
“I don’t know what to say,” Gee said. “I didn’t feel all that bad tonight. I’m a ground-ball guy and I think seven ground balls got through. I don’t know what else to do.”
For a split second, Lucas Duda’s sharp grounder looked as if it was going to lift the Mets out of their doldrums. An unfortunate bounce later, New York was headed toward another loss in a season in which they are rapidly mounting.
The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.
I sincerely hope Davis proves me wrong and suddenly finds his stroke. I hope he can be the .270, 40-homer guy that we all envisioned him being. But I just don’t see that ever coming to fruition. And sooner or later, the Mets will have to make a decision about their first baseman.
Rain has forced the Braves to postpone their game Saturday against the Mets. A makeup date has yet to be determined.
David Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.
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?