First baseman Daniel Murphy snapped a tie with a two-run double in a four-run 13th inning, lifting the New York Mets to a 9-5 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night.
As we well know, four months ago I wrote a piece proclaiming the Mets were about to leapfrog the Yanks as New York’s No. 1 baseball club.
The Mets made their moves and scripted their mission statement in July. They are going for it. So go for it. Don’t send mixed messages by bumping Harvey to another day.
One streak ended, one streak remained intact. Neither of those developments was good for the Mets.
In two outings this series, Parnell, who’s coming off Tommy John surgery, gave up five hits and six runs — four earned — while only getting two outs. Both times he was booed off the mound.
Yoenis Cespedes hit three doubles and the New York Mets took over first place in the NL East, routing the Miami Marlins 12-1 Monday night.
Instead of pulling to within a game of the Nationals, the Mets fell three off the division pace Wednesday after dropping two of three in the series.
It all adds up to the fact that, for this squad, winning away from Citi Field comes about as easy as quantum physics to an English Lit major.
Coupled with Washington’s victory over the Yankees, the Mets’ loss on Wednesday dropped them out of first place in the NL East for the first time since April 14.
The Yanks still have hope, and thus they’re rushing a pitcher back from the DL. The Mets, as usual, think about next year with a prize prospect. It’s like night and day.
The Nationals won’t have to face Mets impressive rookie Jacob deGrom on Tuesday night, but they haven’t required any such breaks to win in New York recently.
In his last three appearances, including New York’s 5-3 loss to the NL East-leading Nationals on Thursday, Carlos Torres has a 22.50 ERA.
It wasn’t exactly State of the Mets, but G.M. Sandy Alderson – after a 1-6 road trip and watching his team lose 7 of 8 games – met the media prior to Friday night’s start of a 10-game homestand.
Here are the Mets, playing more like Single-A than MLB, performing before empty seats at Citi Field, just five games off the lead. One good streak, and the season could look totally different.
It’s nothing new in these parts. Mets have become the heel against which the loose shoe rubs. Only numbness exists along with a patch of ugly derma.