San Diego Padres
The forecast for Thursday afternoon in Flushing calls for sun, a light wind and temperatures around 50 degrees. Sounds like a beautiful day for a sweep.
Matt Harvey allowed one hit and struck out 10 in seven scoreless innings for his first win at Citi Field, Lucas Duda hit the first of the Mets’ three homers in a whipping wind and New York beat the San Diego Padres 8-4 Wednesday night.
Mets captain David Wright got the skinny soon after the Amazin’s acquired outfielder Collin Cowgill: the kid’s a gamer. He didn’t waste any time proving it.
Some main attractions are missing as the Mets host the San Diego Padres in their season opener Monday.
The hard realities of age, injuries, and talent levels can wait. Today, just knowing that baseball season has begun should suffice. In other words, don’t worry. Be happy.
New York’s Opening Day winning percentage is a major league best .647 (33-18).
Jedd Gyorko is there to provide a solid bat in the lineup, and he could very well emerge as one of the league’s best offensive second baseman.
If you’re a Mets fan, you’ve heard of The 7 Line. Heck, you’re probably a member of The 7 Line Army. And if you’re lucky, you have the hottest ticket in town for Opening Day.
Raul Ibanez’s role will increase against the Tigers’ parade of right-handed starters and will be a key figure in the Yankees’ hopes of reaching the World Series.
A Dodgers-Yankees World Series has not been seen since Tommy Lasorda led the 1981 Dodgers to a six-game victory over the Yankees.
It’s clear that Johan Santana has become a question mark, a potential square in the grand circle of Sandy Alderson’s offseason puzzle.
“Ah, he’s not ready. The changeup isn’t developed. He’s raw.” Blah, blah, blah.
After Craig pointed out that Usain Bolt is fast, Jerry Recco was on hand to deliver his well prepared update.
Matt Harvey and the Mets got roughed up by the Padres on Sunday. San Diego scored five runs off Harvey in five innings and won 7-3.
Jeremy Hefner gave the Mets six solid innings as they defeated the Padres 6-2 on Saturday night.