X-rays were negative and Niese left with a bruise. The Mets said he was day to day. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” Niese said. “But I should be able to throw a bullpen and make my next start.”
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.
It’s not ridiculous to say that Harvey will turn out to be a more durable and superior pitcher than Strasburg. It’s just way too early to make that claim. Heading into Friday evening’s showdown at Citi, Strasburg is the superior arm.
Time to head home and warm up. A frigid road trip for the Mets came to a miserable end Thursday, though Friday’s game should be sizzling.
For the Mets, it’s been Jon Niese, Matt Harvey and pray for rain — or snow. Or perhaps Zack Wheeler?
Maybe it’s too soon this second, but by tomorrow we will clamor for sports, for the soothing transaction of a three-pointer, the staccato squeak of sneakers, the crisp crack of a bat meeting a ball.
The back end of New York’s rotation has been predictably abysmal. Dillon Gee, Jeremy Hefner and Aaron Laffey — the current No. 3, No. 4 and No. 5 starters — have a combined 6.23 ERA in 23 2/3 innings pitched.
The Mets are off to a 7-4 start in 2013 with the battery of Matt Harvey and John Buck leading the way.
Matt Harvey didn’t allow a hit until Justin Morneau homered off the right-field foul pole with two outs in the seventh inning and led the New York Mets over the Minnesota Twins 4-2 Saturday.
On a night when Roy Halladay looked more like an aging star on the decline, Matt Harvey showed he’s got the stuff to replace him as the big-time ace in the NL East.
On a night when Roy Halladay looked more like an aging star on the decline, the Mets’ Matt Harvey showed he’s got the stuff to replace him as the big-time ace in the NL East.
For the first time since 2006, the Mets have won their first two series of the season thanks to Marlon Byrd’s two-run single in the bottom of the ninth inning that lifted the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Marlins on Sunday.
The forecast for Thursday afternoon in Flushing calls for sun, a light wind and temperatures around 50 degrees. Sounds like a beautiful day for a sweep.
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.
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