Stephen Strasburg settled down in a hurry after a rocky start and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 8-2 on Thursday night.
Now that’s how you return from Tommy John surgery. Mets ace Matt Harvey impressed everyone in the ballpark in his first start in nearly 20 months.
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.
Matt Harvey has been itching to help the Mets. That day has finally arrived. New York’s ace, with his surgically repaired elbow, will take the mound Thursday afternoon in Washington.
“Hey, Terry. Here’s your lineup for tomorrow,” the Mets GM said in front of reporters. Finishing the bit, Collins put the prop in a pocket and joked, “I was waiting for that all day.”
Jordan Zimmermann didn’t quite pick up where he left off in 2014, when he threw a no-hitter to close the regular season, but he only allowed one run in six innings Wednesday night.
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.
As the season starts, the Nationals are a popular pick to win their first World Series. Meanwhile, the Mets are looking to bump Washington off its perch. Talk about a juicy opening day matchup.
Lucas Duda will be the Mets’ first baseman on Monday. Three other players have started at three different positions on Opening Day for the Amazin’s.
A day after being traded from the Washington Nationals to the New York Mets, left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins found himself facing slugger Bryce Harper.
Curtis Granderson and David Wright hit consecutive home runs off Stephen Strasburg in the bottom of the third inning, leading the Mets to a 10-2 win over the Washington Nationals on Saturday.
Doug Fister hit a two-run single off Chasen Shreve, and the Washington Nationals rallied to beat the New York Yankees 7-6 on Monday.
Max Scherzer will be the opening day starter for the Washington Nationals instead of Stephen Strasburg, who has made the previous three opening day starts.
David Wright, Michael Cuddyer and John Mayberry Jr. homered Saturday as the New York Mets beat the split-squad Washington Nationals 13-4.
Max Scherzer will take fun over flawless in his first start for the Washington Nationals.