Matt Harvey outpitched Stephen Strasburg in a marquee matchup of young aces, escaping a late bases-loaded jam while the crowd chanted his name and leading the New York Mets over the Washington Nationals 7-1 Friday night.
Time to head home and warm up. A frigid road trip for the Mets came to a miserable end Thursday, though Friday’s game should be sizzling.
Lucas Duda hit a big blast off Drew Storen in the Mets 3-1 victory over the Nationals on Saturday.
The Yankees have signed Chien-Ming Wang to a minor-league deal, he will report to the Yankees’ minor league complex immediately.
Chien-Ming Wang earned a workout with the Yankees on Wednesday after his strong showing in the World Baseball Classic. A minor league deal with his former team could be next.
The future will only get brighter for Bryce Harper, who has a good chance to develop into a perennial All-Star and MVP candidate.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis led off the Mets’ first inning with a single and Ruben Tejada followed by homering over the left-center field fence on a full count.
Legendary Baltimore Orioles’ Manager Earl Weaver has passed away at 82.
A one-time All-Star, Soriano had 42 saves and a 2.26 ERA for the American League East-champion Yankees last year while filling in for injured closer Mariano Rivera, who plans to return from a knee injury in 2013.
Negotiations between David Wright and the Mets have reportedly hit a snag over deferred money.
The big question remains: Does Wright want to be a one-team man like Chipper Jones and Derek Jeter, or does he eventually want to test the free-agent waters like most elite players of the modern era?
If you are of a mind to make a futures bet, think twice about plunking your money down on next year’s World Series favorites.
Jeter reportedly first experienced left ankle issues in early September, and he exacerbated the area with the foul tip in mid-September. He was also said to have injured the same ankle, in a different place, in the last game of the regular season.
If Commissioner Selig is so insistent on having an extra Wild Card team in each league, then I have a solution. Is it a perfect solution? By no stretch of the imagination. It has its holes, and many would cry foul if it was ever implemented, but I can guarantee than it’s far more fair than what’s currently in place.
The Nationals overcame a wild start by 21-game winner Gio Gonzalez, then watched their bullpen shut down St. Louis in the late innings.