Plenty of no-name Mets are contributing to the Amazins’ unexpected rise toward becoming NL East contenders.
The Mets should look very closely at the Diamondbacks when they hit the field this weekend at Citi, because in many ways the Mets may be this year’s version of the D-Backs.
According to the Elias Sports Bureau, Sunday was the second victory in franchise history in which the Mets allowed a pair of game-tying home runs in the eighth inning or later.
The Mets won an 11-inning thriller on Sunday as they defeated the Rockies, 6-5 at Coors Field.
Sandy Alderson had a vision going into the offseason, and that was to re-shape the bullpen. So far, it has worked wonders.
Now that their financial future is sorted, the New York Mets can turn most of their attention back to the ballclub on the field. Good thing, too, because an awful lot of work lies ahead.
The Mets have talked often about a quick start to the season, a fast getaway to make everyone forget about payroll reductions and lowered expectations for the 2012 season. Well, the start better not mirror the first-half results thus far this spring.
Whether he attempted to send a message to his team or simply lost control is up for interpretation, but what’s indisputable is that Terry Collins is not a happy camper at the moment.
Mets reliever Tim Byrdak is set to undergo surgery on Tuesday to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee, according to CBSSports’ Jon Heyman.
After his workout last Thursday, the Suffern native said the Mets were his “first choice.”
Never let it be said that the Mets are lacking for drama. On an afternoon in which Johan Santana took another step toward Opening Day, the Mets announced that both David Wright and Tim Byrdak will miss more time.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said Sunday said he expects Wright will receive a cortisone shot. Wright will be checked Monday at the Hospital for Special Surgery.
Matt Harvey stole the show once again on Friday. The young pitcher, whom Sandy Koufax was looking to meet at Mets camp the other day, retired all six Atlanta batters he faced.
Jonathan Niese was sharp on Wednesday in Jupiter as the Mets shutout the Marlins 7-0. Niese was a little anxious to get going before his first spring start, but he delivered two solid innings, striking out 2 while walking one. Niese was pretty happy with his performance.
The New York Mets have signed relief pitcher Tim Byrdak to a 2012 contract. A 37-year-old lefty specialist, Byrdak is 2-0 with a 2.89 ERA in 37 1-3 innings.
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