“We haven’t set a payroll for next year, but I can tell you we’re ready to invest with those big contracts coming off the books,” Mets COO Jeff Wilpon told Mike Francesa. “We have the money to invest. We’re going to invest it prudently.”
Former Giants prospect Zack Wheeler pitched seven sharp innings, Marlon Byrd homered again and the New York Mets completed their first sweep in San Francisco since 1994 with a 7-2 win Wednesday.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis drove in a career-best five runs and Zack Wheeler allowed one earned run over five shaky innings to pace the New York Mets to a 12-5 victory over the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday night.
The Mets’ day started with such promise — and ended with a backup catcher pitching the ninth inning.
Many of the fans in attendance at Citi Field were eager to see Zack Wheeler do the same as Matt Harvey and Dillon Gee did in the first two games of the series.
David Wright did what a leader is supposed to do — get the ship back on course as quickly as possible.
The manager said he’s talking publicly about it because the problem was so obvious he received about 10 text messages and emails alerting him to the issue.
Zack Wheeler allowed his first major-league home run, a game-tying solo shot by Tyler Flowers in the third inning.
Alexei Ramirez singled in the winning run in the bottom of the ninth after Chicago committed a costly error in the top half of the inning, and the White Sox beat the Mets 5-4 on Tuesday night.
David Wright has taken over the lead in the voting to be the starting third baseman for the National League All-Star team. Wright has also been hot at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, a triple and a home run in the Mets’ 8-0 win over the Phillies on Sunday.
The Mets have placed left-handed pitcher Jon Niese on the 15-day disabled list and recalled relief pitcher Greg Burke from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Matt Harvey isn’t the next Roger Clemens, Zack Wheeler isn’t the next A.J. Burnett and LeBron James isn’t the next Michael Jordan.
If Wheeler turns into an equivalent mound presence as Harvey this year, all well and good. He might even become the second part of a 1-1A entry. But there’s no need to pressure Wheeler into becoming a savior. The Mets already have one.
Zack Wheeler lived up the hype in his major league debut, pitching six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets to a 6-1 victory over the first-place Atlanta Braves and a doubleheader sweep on Tuesday.
The Mets have placed infielder Justin Turner on the 15-day disabled list with pain in his ribcage, setting up a roster shuffle that led to top prospect Zack Wheeler being added as the extra player for a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves.