Ike Davis hit a long two-run homer, and prospects Rafael Montero and Jacob DeGrom combined to throw four perfect innings.
Mets fans finally have a lot to look forward to, and it’s not just the much-ballyhooed Noah Syndergaard who is worthy of attention.
Matt Harvey is back! Well, sort of. Harvey met a major goal on Saturday when he threw his first pitches since undergoing Tommy John surgery.
We all know how this ends. We’re talking about the Mets, a franchise so rife with self-inflicted wounds that even the kindest of baseball gods won’t deign to cut it an occasional break.
Terry Collins’ contract will expire at the end of the season. I’m not suggesting that Fred Wilpon should give him a four-year extension. But I’d like to see him finally have a chance with a team that’s built to contend.
The opening event for three days of All-Star festivities at Citi Field, the Futures Game certainly had a Mets flavor in their home ballpark.
All-Star festivities in New York officially kicked off Friday when the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center opened its doors to FanFest, the world’s largest interactive baseball theme park.
If Wheeler turns into an equivalent mound presence as Harvey this year, all well and good. He might even become the second part of a 1-1A entry. But there’s no need to pressure Wheeler into becoming a savior. The Mets already have one.
“There’s a plan,” Mets chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon said. “You can’t change the plan every year. OK? Sandy, it’s taken him two or three years to get the plan into effect, and we have to wait and see it out.”
Lucas Duda hit a big blast off Drew Storen in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
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.