Alvarez Goes Deep, Pirates Sink Colon, Mets 5-2 Pedro Alvarez homered and drove in three runs and Edinson Volquez pitched six shutout innings Sunday to propel the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets.
Schwei’s Mets Notes: Dillon Gee Still Unbeaten In Rubber Games & MoreAccording to the Elias Sports Bureau, Gee is now 4-0 with a 3.61 earned run average in nine career starts in rubber games.
Schwei's Mets Notebook: Grandy's Struggles, Ike's Legacy And Home WoesOnly 23 homegrown Mets played in more career games for the club than Davis, who appeared in 433 games at first base for the Mets, the fifth-most in club history.
Kallet: Goodbye And Good Luck, Ike — It Was Time For You To Go I don't want to hear about upside, the fact that Ike Davis was once a top prospect who had brief success at the major league level. He had over four years to cement himself within this organization, and he never did.
Mets Trade Ike Davis To Pirates In Exchange For Minor League Reliever, Unnamed PlayerThe trade involves minor league right-hand reliever Zack Thornton and a player to be named. So far this season, Ike is 5-for-24 with only one home run – although that homer was a walk-off grand slam,
Schwei: Ike's Walk-Off Slam, Valverde's 1st Save And More Mets NotesThe New York Mets bounced back after being swept by the Washington Nationals to take two of three from the Cincinnati Reds on their first homestand of the season.
Duda To Get First Full-Time Shot To Be Mets' Starting First BasemanTheir spring training showdown never materialized, but now, just three games into the season, the Mets apparently have their minds made up on a starting first baseman.
Eric Young Gets 3 Hits In Florida Finale; Mets Shuffle Off To MontrealJordan Zimmermann allowed four hits in five scoreless innings and also had a RBI infield single, helping the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 4-0 Thursday in the final Florida spring training game for both teams.
Season Preview: With New Faces, Mets Aiming To End 5-Year Losing StreakFive straight losing seasons. That's what the New York Mets have produced since moving into Citi Field. David Wright, for one, is tired of it.
Palladino: Punting On First Base Does The Mets No Good The first-base situation will not alone determine whether Alderson gets his wish for a 90-win season. But it will play a role. Alderson did Duda, Davis and himself no favors by punting the situation away on Tuesday.
Alderson Confirms Ike Davis, Lucas Duda Will Be On Mets' Opening Day RosterIt remains to be seen who will win the job, but general manager Sandy Alderson confirmed on Tuesday that both power hitters will be on the Opening Day roster.