Wilmer Flores hit a tiebreaking three-run homer off Justin De Fratus in the sixth inning to help Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 6-3 Monday.
Just when the Mets appeared headed back to the win column, everything fell apart.
Weekend series against Washington and its stingy starting rotation. Wrong time for the Mets to hit a serious slump at the plate.
For a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, the Mets are off to a fast start.
The Amazin’s will have to make due without their captain for the next two weeks.
Harvey (2-0) was no doubt retaliating after Buchanan (0-2) plunked Wilmer Flores and Michael Cuddyer in the second inning, both on the left hand.
Lucas Duda will be the Mets’ first baseman on Monday. Three other players have started at three different positions on Opening Day for the Amazin’s.
Michael Cuddyer hit his sixth home run this spring and Lucas Duda homered, doubled and drove in five runs as the New York Mets beat the Miami Marlins 7-1 on Monday.
The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John.
Mat Latos gave up seven hits in an eight-run second inning, and the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 12-3 Monday.
If New York’s top offseason acquisition plays 140-plus games and hits like he’s capable of at the dish, the Mets will compete for a playoff spot.
Michael Cuddyer hit his fourth home run of spring training, his second in two days, helping the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 5-4 Friday.
Long is entering his first season with the Amazin’s, and one player in particular reminds him of the future Hall of Famer. No, not David Wright. Try newcomer Michael Cuddyer.
Dillon Gee allowed two hits over 3 2-3 scoreless innings in his return to the Mets’ rotation, and a New York split squad beat the Houston Astros 3-1 Thursday.
David Wright, Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry Jr. homered Saturday as the New York Mets beat the split-squad Washington Nationals 13-4.