San Diego Padres
The New York Mets have promoted catcher Travis d’Arnaud from Triple-A and put him into the starting lineup for his major league debut.
In just his 11th big league start, Zack Wheeler joined some pretty good company in the Mets’ record book. How about Nolan Ryan and Pedro Martinez good?
Flores is the third player in Mets history to collect nine or more RBIs in his first six games with the club.
Hughes (4-10) had his second-shortest outing of the season, allowing five runs and six hits while striking out one and walking one.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi is giving shortstop Derek Jeter two games off to rest his sore right leg.
Curtis Granderson started in left field and batted fifth Friday night against the San Diego Padres. He went 0-for-4, and struck out twice on Friday at PETCO Park.
Sabathia (9-10) is 0-4 in his last five starts. It’s the second-longest losing streak of his career, behind a five-game skid from July 6-30, 2005, while with Cleveland.
A big bat is returning to New York’s lineup on Friday. And no, we’re not talking about Alex Rodriguez.
“There wasn’t panic, but there were fingers on the button,” Cone told WFAN’s Sweeny Murti. “We saw it potentially slipping away.”
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).