That’s right, the executive producer of the Morning Extravaganza found himself a loophole.
A lot of words can be used to describe the great Jerry Recco, but today I think “patient” was applicable.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis hit his first major league homer for the Mets, who are 4-0 for the first time since 2007. Coming off a surprising three-game sweep of Atlanta to start the season, New York rallied from a three-run deficit before a crowd of 23,970.
Johan Santana strode to the mound on Opening Day with one thing on his mind — give his team a chance to win the game. How he did that is another story as his five scoreless innings were the culmination of many hours of rehab.
Ike Davis hit a tiebreaking home run off Mark Montgomery with one out in the ninth inning, giving the Mets a 7-6 victory over the Yankees on Tuesday in the first spring training game between the New York rivals since since 1996.
You need to use your eyes in evaluating players more than the spring training stat sheet.
Pelfrey’s spring stats usually aren’t so hot — and this year has been no different. Well, certain members of the Mets’ front office were reportedly ready to give up on the 6-foot-7 hurler.
The Mets trimmed their roster down to 32 on Thursday by making six cuts, none of them surprising.
In order to make the next step in his career, Niese must overcome two hurdles: durability and his love affair with the cut fastball.
Mike Pelfrey was a much different pitcher on Saturday, and that was a relief both to him and the Mets.
Ike Davis and Lucas Duda each hit home runs as the New York Mets’ tied the St. Louis Cardinals 6-6 in 10 innings.
Now that their financial future is sorted, the New York Mets can turn most of their attention back to the ballclub on the field. Good thing, too, because an awful lot of work lies ahead.
The Mets have talked often about a quick start to the season, a fast getaway to make everyone forget about payroll reductions and lowered expectations for the 2012 season. Well, the start better not mirror the first-half results thus far this spring.
The Houston Astros crushed Mike Pelfrey for eight runs over two and two-thirds innings pitched on Sunday as the Mets lost 9-5.
Adam Wainwright pitched three scoreless innings in his second outing of the spring, and David Freese and Yadier Molina homered in the St. Louis Cardinals’ 7-1 win over the New York Mets on Tuesday.