Sometimes, the moves a GM chooses not to make turn into his most important during the season. Then again, it could also cause the whole season to blow up in his face.
With Josh Edgin lost for the season, the only other lefty relievers in camp are Sean Gilmartin and three pitchers with minor league contracts — Scott Rice, Dario Alvarez and Jack Leathersich.
Zack Wheeler struggled with his control and allowed six runs in 1 2-3 innings Wednesday in his 2015 spring training debut as the New York Mets lost to the Miami Marlins 13-2.
While so many eyes focus on A-Rod and his journey through comeback-land in Tampa, something interesting is fermenting across the state. The Mets are showing signs of becoming a real baseball team.
Warthen appreciates having Harvey aboard once again to lead the way, and also to add some confidence and swagger to a staff that is seemingly blending together nicely early on.
According to the New York Post, Mets pitcher Matt Harvey will likely make his first start of 2015 on April 9 against the Nationals in Washington, DC.
The Mets’ pitching staff is loaded, so who will get the ball on opening day when the Amazin’s take on the division-rival Nationals on April 6?
“I know how it goes. I know it’s the business. So I’d rather not get traded and stay here because I know what’s about to happen here.”
Gio Gonzalez struck out a career-high 12 batters and allowed just one hit through seven innings in the Nationals’ 3-0 win over the New York Mets in the second game of day-night doubleheader Thursday.
The Nationals, with the best record in the NL, and Mets will now play a day-night doubleheader Thursday with the games starting at 1:05 p.m. and 7:05 p.m.
Giancarlo Stanton hit his 34th home run and the Miami Marlins scored three runs in the eighth inning to beat the New York Mets 9-6 on Monday.
“We’ll play to tie another time,” Mets manager Terry Collins said. “We’ve got to win this game. We’re short pitching, we’re short on the bench. We don’t have a lot of moves if we go extra innings.”
Jason Heyward hit a leadoff home run off Zack Wheeler, Julio Teheran won his third straight start and the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Wednesday.
Lucas Duda hit a three-run homer, Eric Campbell also connected and the New York Mets beat the Oakland Athletics 8-5 on Wednesday to snap a three-game losing streak.
Zack Wheeler struck out 10 in a gritty performance, Eric Campbell hit a three-run homer and the New York Mets beat the free-swinging Chicago Cubs 3-2 Friday night.