Happy Harvey Day, indeed!
The Mets earned their 19th victory in their last 31 games as Matt Harvey was once again absolutely phenomenal today. The ace pitched a hitless ballgame up until the 4th inning where he allowed a measly single. Harvey didn’t let that deter him as he continued to pound the strikeouts on the Phillies hitters. In total, Harvey pitched 7 scoreless innings and struck out an impressive 10 batters, earning his 8th win of the season. Harvey leads the league in strikeouts with 157 Ks.
The offense came to impress by hitting three homeruns off of the Phillies starter, Cliff Lee. Team Captain, David Wright, started it off with a solo blast in the 1st on his 9-year anniversary since joining the Mets. The second homerun, which was right after Wright’s, came from none other than the team’s HR leader, Marlon Byrd for his 17th homerun of the season. However, the biggest homerun of the day came from the rookie, Juan Lagares, who hit his second career homerun, a three-run blast in the 4th to put the Mets up 5-0. That would be all the offense the Mets would need.
Next game: Monday vs Braves 7:10PM SNY, MLB.TV
LET’S GO METS!!!!!
The Mets end their 4 game losing streak by breaking out in a big way. They totaled 15 hits off of Nationals pitching, tying a season high. Each player on the Mets starting lineup had one or more hits off of the Nationals pitching staff. Mets hitters scored two runs in the 2nd, three runs in the 3rd, two runs in the 5th, and three more runs in the 7th.
Lucky #7: Following his impressive start his last time out, Dillon Gee started the game and allowed a whopping 9 hits, but impressively stranded 7 runners on base. Gee pitched effectively for 7 innings and struck out 7 batters, allowing only 1 run. He even drove in a run in the 7th. Gee went on to earn his fourth win on the season.
Next game: Thursday @ Nationals 7:05pm SNY, MLB.TV
LET’S GO METS!!!!!
Mets take the Subway Series! They look for the sweep tomorrow night!
It was a very intriguing game to say the least. Jeremy Hefner was pretty impressive with six innings pitched, he struggled in the 6th but minimized the damage to just 3 runs (one run at the fault of a bad play by Tejada). Hefner struck out 5 and walked none and earned his first win of the season, while the bullpen did the rest with a solid outing from Scott Rice and a shaky but effective outing from LaTroy Hawkins.
The Mets offense got it started very early with 4 hits, 2 walks and 5 runs in the 1st inning off of Yankees starting pitcher, David Phelps. It all started when Ruben Tejada singled in the leadoff spot, followed by a Daniel Murphy double to bring Tejada home for the first run of the game. David Wright then drew a walk, which was followed by a John Buck single that brought Murphy home for the second run of the game.
The offense only continued when Rick Ankiel drew a walk, moving Buck to second-base and Wright to third-base loading the bases. Marlon Byrd came up to the plate and grounded into a fielder’s choice which should’ve been an easy double play, however, the ball was bobbled by Yankees third baseman, Nix and everyone was safe with Wright coming home for the third run of the game. The biggest hit of the 1st inning came when Ike Davis came to the plate and singled to left center bringing home two runs putting the Mets ahead 5-0.
In addition to the early scoring, Marlon Byrd hit an opposite field solo homerun that most likely would’ve been caught in any other stadium. His solo blast put the Mets up 6-0 in the 3rd. Lucas Duda then contributed with an RBI double in the 4th bringing home Baxter and Wright, putting the Mets ahead 8-0. Ankiel added icing on the cake when he singled to left field, sending Murphy home and putting the Mets up 9-3 in the 9th. That would be all they needed. The Mets ultimately won the game 9-4.
Next game: Thursday @ Yankees 7:05pm WPIX, MLBN, MLB.TV
LET’S GO METS!!!!!