Montreal will pay tribute to the late Hall of Famer when Major League Baseball returns to Olympic Stadium this weekend for the first time in nearly 10 years.
It looks like it’ll be Ruben Tejada at shortstop on Opening Day, barring a last-minute move by the Mets.
Prepare to be unspoiled. Though D-Rob has shown a solid, “go get ’em” attitude on his six Grapefruit League outings, nobody knows how he’ll handle closer duties.
Freddy Garcia bounced back from two rough outings, allowing two hits while pitching into the sixth inning Sunday as the Atlanta Braves beat a New York Mets’ split-squad 4-1 on Sunday.
Bombers center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury was sent for an MRI Thursday of his cranky right calf, which was negative. “We just wanted to make sure he was OK,” manager Joe Girardi said.
Pineda, who missed the past two seasons while recovering from right shoulder surgery, gave up four hits and struck out five in 4 1/3 shutout innings.
The game was delayed for seven minutes heading into the bottom of the third inning Tuesday because of a swarm of bees in left field. This wasn’t just a few. We’re talking about a massive swarm, here.
Syndergaard’s major league debut will have to wait. The Mets pitching prospect was optioned to minor league camp on Tuesday and is expected to start the season at Triple-A Las Vegas.
Jon Niese received a cortisone shot for inflammation in the back of his left elbow and may be cleared to resume throwing as early as Wednesday.
This probably isn’t the perfect comparison, but Masahiro Tanaka seems to have an array of pitches somewhat like Orlando “El Duque” Hernandez. And he throws harder.
Typical Mets. Stephen Drew’s price tag is too high? Don’t pay. The timing of the signing would force them to give up a draft pick? Don’t sign until he comes for free.
Chris Rusin threw four scoreless innings, while Donnie Murphy, Daniel Vogelbach, and Arismendy Alcantara each homered to lead the Chicago Cubs to a 6-3 victory over the New York Mets.
Masahiro Tanaka allowed one run and three hits over 4 1-3 innings Sunday in the New York Yankees’ 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves.
Jonathon Niese lasted only two innings for a New York Mets split squad Sunday, leaving a 10-4 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals with a sore left elbow.
Three errors in six games. One hit in 15 at-bats. Ruben Tejada came into spring training with something to prove. But so far all he’s done is fuel the naysayers.