Two word’s I did not think I would be saying at all this season when it comes to New York Metropolitan captain, David Wright. Once the prognosis was heard, it was hard to believe that David would make it back onto the field this year with hearing of so many other career’s cut short due to spinal stenosis (i.e. Lenny Dykstra).
But here he is, putting back on the jersey with the number 5 on the back, the proverbial C, not on the jersey but in everyone’s minds. The captain is back. Will he be the 3B we all grew to love? Will there be some growing pains? What will David Wright be upon returning to this line-up? Only time will tell, but for now its all excitement, hope and right in the thick of a pennant race. Welcome back Mr. Wright, we all missed you and cannot wait to see you trot out to third base tomorrow with glove in hand, ready to go.
It must have been the sweep sounds of Colorado in the rocky mountain air or just the power house that was the Metropolitan line-up this weekend. The New York Mets completed the series sweep of the Rockies this afternoon at Coors Field with a 5-1 win.
Wolverine himself, Logan Verrett put together a Matt Harvey-esque performance with only allowing 1 ER over 8 IP. Logan’s final line looked as such 8 IP 4H 8K 1BB. What a job by the spot starter who has bounced around from the Mets to the Orioles to the Rangers back to the Mets all within a short amount of time.
The Mets offense scored all of their runs within the first 3 innings, also with help of erratic pitching from Rockies SP, David Hale. With Anthony Recker at the plate, Hale threw back to back wild pitches allowing the Mets to score 2 runs.
The Mets travel to the city of brotherly love to visit the “Phightin Phils.” And queue Captain America’s theme song, as tomorrow marks the return of the face of the franchise, David Wright. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 PM with Mets ace RHP Jacob deGrom (12-6, 1.98 ERA) being opposed by LHP Adam Morgan (4-4, 3.92)
Deja-vu? Nope, just another crazy game out at Coors Field.
It certainly has been an entertaining series to say the least and the Mets came out on top again with the same score as the previous night, 14-9, clinching the series win.
The Mets batted around the order in the third, scoring 8 runs led-off by a Juan Uribe dinger. The Mets went on to jump ahead to a 10 run lead, but at Coors Field that translates to about a two run lead.
The Rockies battled back to within 5 and the Mets needed to call upon their big bullpen guns again in Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia yet again to close the door.
The Mets close out the series Sunday at 4:10 PM EST as Logan Verrett (0-1, 2.82 ERA) is opposed by David Hale (3-4, 6.17 ERA)
The Mets have struck another deal with the Atlanta Braves coming to agreement on a deal for speedy OF Eric Young Jr. for cash considerations.
Speed is never a bad thing to have on the base paths and although their first marriage didn’t go as planned this is not a bad pickup with rosters ready to expand just a bit over a week from now.
Almost every big name player the Mets have signed or traded for has their moment, and last night Yoenis had his.
5-6, 3 home runs, 7 RBI’s, 5 runs score and a stolen base for good measure.
That is what Mr. Cespedes provided for the Mets last night. Maybe it’s the neon yellow sleeve, the spirit of the neon yellow parakeet or maybe its just Yoenis being Yoenis but man was it something to watch. It’s nights like last night that makes you want to have Mr. Wilpon open up that checkbook and make sure the 2013 Home Run Derby winner at Citi Field stays in New York for years to come. Maybe that will happen, maybe it won’t but now is now and it’s time for us as fans to live in the moment and not worry about what could happen next year. So let’s enjoy it.
The Mets defeated the Rockies by a score of 14-9 last night.
Wow, now if that isn’t a Coors field game, what is?
The Mets Struck early and often this game with Yoenis Cespedes highlighting the night with a career performance.
Bartolo didn’t have anywhere near his best stuff, but the bullpen came through to the best of their abilities to keep the game close and let the offense put it in cruise control. Colon may have pitched too much to the game here by just letting the Rockies put the ball in play, which they did and scored 7 times on el guapo
Back to Cespedes though, 3 HR including a grand slam with 7 RBI’s. That’s right, 7 RBI’s.
Travis d’Anaud and Michael Conforto also contributed their own shots for a total of five home-run’s on the night.
The Mets bullpen led by Sean Gilmartin (2-1) getting the W pitched 2 1/3 innings of solid relief with 2H 1R and 3K’s. Hansel Robles struggled through an inning again giving up a HR to Nolan Arenado. Tyler Clippard and Jeurys Familia both pitched scoreless inning to close out the game.
Jon Gray couldn’t last 2 inning for the Rockies in a disappointing performance after come great starts to begin his major league career. Gray though did not get the loss in the game, it was Christian Friedrich (0-4) who is given that honor.
The Mets go for the series win today in Colorado with LHP Jon Niese (7-9) 3.50 ERA opposed by LHP Chris Rusin (4-5) 3.99 ERA taking the mound.