This is a team that, not too long ago, couldn’t hit sand if it fell off a camel. Now, the Amazin’s have become a force to be reckoned with in the batter’s box.
After taking four of five games against the Orioles and Rockies, the NL East-leading New York Mets’ nine-game road trip continues this week with four games against the Phillies.
Yoenis Cespedes hit three home runs, including a grand slam, and had a career-high seven RBIs and the New York Mets overpowered the Colorado Rockies 14-9 on Friday night.
Gregory Polanco singled home the go-ahead run in the 10th inning and the Pittsburgh Pirates ended the Mets’ seven-game home winning streak, stopping New York 3-2 Friday night.
A bright yellow bird mysteriously made its perch on the backstop at Citi Field, to the delight of Mets fans, players and SNY’s broadcast booth.
The Mets have mojo. Six straight wins. A two-game lead. The best young staff in the sport. And a suddenly resurgent offense.
Cespedes has been a Met less than a week, but he already sees a future for himself in New York.
Dealing with such diverse emotions can be a challenge, but it’s certainly doable, especially with a team that hasn’t experienced joy since ‘08.
Fresh off sweeping Washington, the Mets won their fourth in a row and moved a game ahead of the Nationals for the NL East lead.
Yoenis Cespedes hit three doubles and the New York Mets took over first place in the NL East, routing the Miami Marlins 12-1 Monday night.
The Mets gained about 40 homers, thousands of fans, and three games on Washington in just a few days without unloading one player who would have impacted this season.
The Mets acquired slugging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes from Detroit Friday in their strongest attempt yet to boost a punchless lineup that threatened to derail their postseason hopes.
Derek Jeter went 1 for 2 with an infield single and left for a pinch hitter in the fifth inning. Even he wasn’t going to pull the Yankees out of this hole in the next-to-last game of his 20-year big league career.
In light of the Boston Red Sox signing Cuban outfielder Rusney Castillo to a seven-year, $72.5 million deal, let’s take a look at other MLB players who defected from Cuba.
The last-place Red Sox may debut newcomers Yoenis Cespedes and Allen Craig on Friday night at home, where they’ll face one former teammate in New York Yankees starter Chris Capuano and possibly another in shortstop Stephen Drew.