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Jon Niese was back on the mound. David Wright hit an RBI single on the 10th anniversary of his major league debut. That was about it for Mets highlights.
Travis D’Arnaud’s go-ahead single in the ninth inning lifted the New York Mets to their fourth straight win, 5-4 over the San Diego Padres on Friday night.
“I shook off d’Arnaud and that ended up being a big mistake,” Matsuzaka said through a translator. “I apologize to him about that.”
Mets manager Terry Collins hopes catcher Travis d’Arnaud can bring his hot bat with him when he’s called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.
The former top prospect is 12-for-29 (.414) with five home runs, 10 RBIs and two doubles. He’s drawn three walks, scored eight runs and struck out only twice. His on-base percentage? A ridiculous .485.
Wright and Murphy were called out on strikes earlier in the game and both took exception with Basner’s strikeout call with Travis d’Arnaud at-bat. It was the fourth career ejection for Wright and the first for Murphy.
With their lineup seriously lacking in the run-producing department as it is, the Mets can ill-afford to get nothing from Travis d’Arnaud. Yet, they are.
Five straight losing seasons. That’s what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.
Mets starter Zack Wheeler lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits, including Harper’s homer. Wheeler threw 73 pitches, 40 in the third inning alone before he was removed.
Ike Davis and Travis d’Arnaud each hit a two-run homer, leading the New York Mets to a 10-2 rout of a Miami Marlins’ split-squad on Saturday.
“Obviously, I feel like I got a lot out of my abilities when I played, so if I can just talk to some young guys and maybe put a little thought to help advance their careers, it’s very rewarding.”
The 25-year-old catcher sounded excited to get to work when speaking to reporters Monday from the team’s complex in Port St. Lucie, Fla. “I expect a lot from this team,” he said.
He hit .167 with two homers and five RBIs in 60 at-bats last season for Baltimore, which designated him for assignment Sept. 1.
Lou Brock’s shoulder-to-shoulder collision with Bill Freehan during the 1968 World Series and Pete Rose’s bruising hit on Ray Fosse in the 1970 All-Star game could become relics of baseball history, like the dead-ball era.