Prior to getting injured, d’Arnaud was off to a red-hot start. In 11 games he hit .317 with two home runs and 10 RBIs.
Plawecki, 24, has never appeared in a major league game. But he’ll start when New York opens up a three-game series against the Braves at Citi Field on Tuesday night.
The team said Monday that d’Arnaud will be in a splint for three weeks after his right hand was broken when he was hit by a pitch a day earlier.
The New York Mets will continue their best-ever first homestand this week after beginning their home schedule with seven straight wins for the first time in club history.
With higher expectations for 2015, three of the first seven home crowds exceeded 41,000 and two others were around 39,000.
Can they continue to weather the storm? It won’t be easy, and the challenge just got more daunting. But maybe there’s something special about this team. It certainly feels that way early on.
Travis d’Arnaud homered after assuming David Wright’s spot in the lineup, Lucas Duda also went deep and the New York Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 6-1 Wednesday night for a three-game sweep.
Jacob deGrom pitched into the seventh inning, Juan Lagares drove in a run with an infield single and the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 Monday to win their home opener.
Matt Harvey was dynamic in his return from Tommy John surgery, outpitching Stephen Strasburg with six scoreless innings, regularly reaching 97 mph and striking out nine.
Max Scherzer took a no-hitter into the sixth inning of his Washington debut but was unable to overcome two costly errors by shortstop Ian Desmond, and the New York Mets beat the Nationals 3-1 on Monday.
The big names for the New York Mets this season: Matt Harvey, David Wright, Tommy John.
The Mets are getting better with each passing year, and with most of their key players healthy they figure to have a decent shot at a playoff spot in 2015. But they are certainly not without their question marks.
There’s a different vibe this year in Port St. Lucie. Some are already picking New York as their dark horse in the NL East. Why? It’s all about that ace.
New York wrapped up its sixth straight losing season Sunday since moving into Citi Field, and one more would match the longest streak of futility in franchise history. But with a promising pitching staff, the Mets are talking big about 2015.
The Mets, who have been one of the weakest-hitting teams in the sport during that time, have messed with the outfield set-up twice before.