The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.
When the hard comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran (of course it was him) smashed off the right elbow of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday afternoon, you just had to laugh — to keep from crying.
Montero is not the only young arm drawing raves. Cory Mazzoni, the Mets’ second-round pick in 2011 out of North Carolina State, has started camp with five scoreless innings while allowing just one hit, no walks and three strikeouts.
The New York Mets today announced that they have traded infielder Omar Quintanilla to the Baltimore Orioles for cash considerations.
Jason Bay was activated off the disabled list prior to Tuesday night’s series opener against the division-rival Nationals. The left fielder took early batting practice with the team on Tuesday afternoon, and will bat fifth and start in left field.
What the Mets really need is a new arm or two out there. That might be something for Sandy Alderson to consider well before the July 31 trade deadline.
Russell Martin and the homer-happy Yankees appeared a little out of practice when it came to celebrating a game-winning homer. No matter, they sent the Mets back to Queens without a win to show for their Bronx trip.
Well, actually 51, but who’s counting. Everywhere you turn, people mention how surprised they are that the Mets have kept themselves in the NL East conversation.
Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
No offense to David Wright and Terry Collins, but the Mets’ All-Star third baseman is no Derek Jeter.
By the end of New York’s 8-4 loss to the Phillies, Plan C at shortstop, Justin Turner, was out with a badly sprained right ankle.
Behind R.A. Dickey’s superb start, the Mets defeated the Astros 8-2 on Thursday.
Dickey had a rough outing, giving up five runs and eight hits in three innings.
Scott Hairston is back. Jeff Stevens and utilityman Corey Wimberly have been signed to minor league deals. Please check IDs at the door so we know who you are.