Tanner Roark recovered from a shaky first inning as an emergency starter in place of ailing Jordan Zimmermann, and the Washington Nationals rallied past the New York Mets 8-2 Thursday for an opening three-game sweep.
Mets starter Zack Wheeler lasted just 2 2/3 innings, allowing five runs on five hits, including Harper’s homer. Wheeler threw 73 pitches, 40 in the third inning alone before he was removed.
The Mets may have this season’s ace in Zack Wheeler if he can overcome control issues.
Curtis Granderson hit two home runs and Zack Wheeler pitched three scoreless innings as the New York Mets beat the Houston Astros 6-2 Tuesday.
Dollars and cents always seem to take priority over wins and losses, and there is where a lot of the Mets’ problems lie. If Noah Syndergaard proves that good, it might be worth sacrificing the extra cash to get him started in the big leagues.
It’s going to be an intriguing season for the Mets, one filled expected maturation of young players and production from some key veteran signings, but where the Amazins end up in the NL East is anyone’s guess.
Wheeler showed signs last season of becoming a co-ace with Harvey, which is exactly what the Mets envisioned when they acquired the hard-throwing right-hander from the San Francisco Giants for Carlos Beltran back in July 2011.
Free-agent right-hander Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets finalized a two-year, $20 million deal.
Mets COO Jeff Wilpon made some bold comments about the future of his club on Tuesday. When addressing those comments, general manager Sandy Alderson admitted that his boss’ remarks were “off the cuff.”
It sounds like plenty of Mets will be on the hot-stove hot seat.
Mets ace Matt Harvey will have surgery to repair a partially torn ligament in his right elbow, an operation that will sideline him for the 2014 season.
“I think now we’re entering a new phase where the short-term becomes somewhat more important than the long-term,” Alderson said. “And that’s how we’re going to go at it.”
Newtown, Conn., was the scene of a horrific school shooting last year, but on Sunday, a group of middle school students from the town experienced something dreams are made of.
Dan Haren pitched one-hit ball for six innings, Ryan Zimmerman homered and the Washington Nationals won their fifth straight game, beating the New York Mets 3-0 on Wednesday in a night full of 9/11 tributes.
Mets fireballer Matt Harvey plans to visit Dr. James Andrews before deciding whether he will have reconstructive surgery on his ailing right elbow.