Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
Dillon Gee struck out a career-high nine, won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly a year, and doubled and scored the go-ahead run Friday night to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 6-1.
Fresh off batting lead-off for the Mets in their 3-2 win over the Pirates last night, outfielder Mike Baxter joined Boomer & Craig via the hotline to talk about the Mets latest victory, their impressive start to the young season.
Center fielder Andres Torres will get the night off on Tuesday night in the Mets’ contest against the Pirates, and no, Kirk Nieuwenhuis won’t take his place at the top spot of the order. The leadoff hitter will be … wait for it … Mike Baxter!
Mike Baxter had three hits and came within a home run of the cycle, Dillon Gee won for the first time in four starts and the New York Mets held on to beat the Toronto Blue Jays 6-5 on Sunday.
Despite Mets first baseman Ike Davis’ issues at the plate this season, it’s unlikely that he’ll be the one sent down when Jason Bay returns to action, according to sources.
Sunday’s walk-off grand slam stung and stunned New York. But it wasn’t the first time. Or even the ninth.
The Mets won an 11-inning thriller on Sunday as they defeated the Rockies, 6-5 at Coors Field.
Tim Lincecum posted his first win of the season despite another uneven performance, Nate Schierholtz and Buster Posey homered and the San Francisco Giants beat the New York Mets 6-1 Monday in the first game of a doubleheader.
Steve was sitting around Monday night, thinking to himself, “Let’s see, would I rather be 4-0 or 1-3?”
Matt Harvey stole the show once again on Friday. The young pitcher, whom Sandy Koufax was looking to meet at Mets camp the other day, retired all six Atlanta batters he faced.
The Mets set a most dubious record Friday night, beaten by Prince Fielder and the Milwaukee Brewers 6-1 in a rainy, testy matchup.
August has not been kind to the Mets so far. New York has gone just 3 and 9 this month, continuing a trend over the past few seasons where things unravel during the final third of the baseball schedule.
Minus their top two hitters, the Mets took the field Monday night with an all-too-familiar challenge: find a way to win without their best players. They did, but the road ahead won’t be so easy.
The New York Mets have officially placed Jose Reyes on the disabled list, prompting the team to call up Ruben Tejada and Mike Baxter following Reyes and Daniel Murphy going to the DL.