Alex Gonzalez hit two of Atlanta’s four solo homers and the Braves finally provided some offense for Derek Lowe, beating the skidding New York Mets 4-2 on Saturday in the opener of a doubleheader.
By most projections, 6 of the 7 spots in the Mets’ bullpen are locked up. That leaves Jason Isringhausen, Blaine Boyer, Manny Acosta and Pat Misch all vying for the final spot.
Oliver Perez surrendered back-to-back homers during the Mets’ 7-4 victory over the Washington Nationals. Brooks Conrad hit a two-run homer for the Atlanta Braves and Willie Harris connected for the Mets as the split-squads played to a 3-3 tie.
Not that he had much choice, but Oliver Perez has not fought the decision to go to the pen – he can deal with it whether he likes it or not.
Ollie lives for another day. Perez defied the odds and went out and threw two scoreless innings, allowing two hits, in a 3-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday.
Oliver Perez, who is hoping for a spot at the back end of the Mets rotation, allowed four earned runs and walked three in only two innings
The Mets staged their annual intra-squad matchup on Friday and Scott Hairston stole the spotlight.
The New York Mets’ record may indicate improvement over last season, but it’s still not what embattled manager Jerry Manuel was anticipating.
The New York Mets beat Philadelphia 7-3 on Sunday, preventing the Phillies from clinching their fourth straight NL East title at home.
Jason Heyward homered and drove in four runs, Martin Prado drove in three runs and the NL East-leading Braves beat the Mets 9-3 on Monday night.
The Mets are trying to move above .500 after winning 5-1 against Houston on Sunday to split a six-game homestand.
With rookie Alex Sanabia looking for another strong start, the Marlins try to avoid a fifth consecutive road loss to the Mets on Wednesday night.
Carlos Lee hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday night.