|NY METS ( NIESE )|
MIAMI ( EOVALDI )
|957||NY METS||+115||Ov 7,-130||+125||Ov 7,-115|
|958||MIAMI||-125||Un 7,+110||-135||Un 7,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||14-9||+7.2||9-10||4.3||0.223||0.301||3.7||0.240||0.296|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1||4-2||5.4||0.263||0.339||5.3||0.269||0.321|
|vs Left-handed Starters||7-2||+5.4||5-3||6.0||0.295||0.358||2.8||0.215||0.257|
|Past 7 Games||5-2||+3.3||6-1||5.9||0.309||0.366||3.9||0.226||0.295|
|4/21/2014||MEJIA(R)||ST LOUIS||LYONS(L)||2-0||W||+110||7.5 un||U||7||9||0||6||7||1|
|4/22/2014||GEE(R)||ST LOUIS||WAINWRIGHT(R)||0-3||L||+150||7 ov||U||4||4||1||10||9||0|
|4/23/2014||NIESE(L)||ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||3-2||W||+130||6.5 ov||U||4||8||0||11||10||1|
|4/24/2014||COLON(R)||ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||4-1||W||+115||7 un||U||7||5||1||4||6||1|
|4/29/2014||NIESE(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)||6-1||W||125||7 un||P||9||6||1||5||6||0|
|5/1/2014||COLON(R)||@ COLORADO||NICASIO(R)||4-7||L||125||9.5 un||O||7||4||1||11||5||0|
|5/2/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ COLORADO||DE LA ROSA(L)||3-10||L||120||9.5 ev||O||9||8||1||13||4||0|
|5/3/2014||MEJIA(R)||@ COLORADO||MORALES(L)||10-11||L||120||10.5 un||O||17||12||1||13||6||2|
|5/4/2014||GEE(R)||@ COLORADO||CHACIN(R)||5-1||W||110||11 un||U||10||9||0||8||7||0|
|5/5/2014||NIESE(L)||@ MIAMI||EOVALDI(R)|| |
|5/6/2014||COLON(R)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)|| |
|5/12/2014|| ||@ NY YANKEES|| || |
|4/21/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ ATLANTA||TEHERAN(R)||2-4||L||175||7.5 ov||U||9||10||1||9||12||3|
|4/22/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ ATLANTA||WOOD(L)||1-0||W||120||6.5 un||U||4||3||1||3||3||0|
|4/23/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ ATLANTA||HARANG(R)||1-3||L||125||7 un||U||7||7||1||7||8||0|
|4/25/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ NY METS||WHEELER(R)||3-4||L||105||7 un||P||7||7||0||10||8||1|
|4/26/2014||SLOWEY(R)||@ NY METS||MEJIA(R)||7-6||W||125||7 ov||O||10||7||2||6||5||0|
|4/27/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ NY METS||GEE(R)||0-4||L||110||7 un||U||3||5||1||6||7||0|
|5/2/2014||KOEHLER(R)||LA DODGERS||BECKETT(R)||6-3||W||+105||7.5 ov||O||11||6||1||7||7||0|
|5/3/2014||TURNER(R)||LA DODGERS||MAHOLM(L)||7-9||L||+105||8.5 un||O||14||13||0||16||6||1|
|5/4/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||LA DODGERS||FIFE(R)||5-4||W||-170||7 un||O||9||7||1||6||9||0|
|5/5/2014||EOVALDI(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)|| |
|5/6/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||NY METS||COLON(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||KOEHLER(R)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)|| |
|5/8/2014||TURNER(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)|| |
|5/9/2014||FERNANDEZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ROSS(R)|| |
|5/10/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||STULTS(L)|| |
|5/11/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ SAN DIEGO||ERLIN(L)|| |
|5/12/2014|| ||@ LA DODGERS|| || |
|NY METS: NEW YORK (AP) - Five 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.
''We need to start going out there showing results,'' the star third baseman said. ''The last couple years we've kind of been hampered by some contracts and payroll issues. It seems like that's behind us. At the same time, we've got those prospects knocking at the door. I think we're in a better place now than we have been the past few years and quite frankly, I think we have a better team.''
Translation: No more waiting for next year. No more selling the future. No more excuses.
It's time to take a step forward - and that means winning.
General manager Sandy Alderson seems to think so, too. After he signed free agents Curtis Granderson, Bartolo Colon and Chris Young this offseason, a report emerged that Alderson told staffers he thinks the Mets can win 90 games (with a payroll under $90 million).
Even hard-core fans found that overly optimistic, especially with ace Matt Harvey expected to miss the entire season following Tommy John surgery. New York posted its second consecutive 74-88 record last year - and that was with Harvey on the mound most of the way.
But there is reason for hope, particularly in Triple-A. Touted young pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Rafael Montero could soon join a promising rotation that includes Colon, Zack Wheeler, Dillon Gee and Jonathon Niese.
''He's got all the traits of the good ones,'' manager Terry Collins said about Syndergaard. ''He's on track to be special.''
The offense could be better with the addition of Granderson, who got a $60 million, four-year deal after an injury-plagued season for the Yankees across town. His left-handed power bat should provide some much-needed protection for Wright.
The multitalented Young, on a one-year contract following a down season in Oakland, appears highly motivated to regain his All-Star form.
''It's been interesting to watch the whole team,'' Granderson said early in spring training. ''There's power here. Chris Young has been amazing.''
The lineup remains flawed and prone to strikeouts, though the roster has improved. Perhaps not enough to push Washington and Atlanta in the NL East just yet, but the Mets expect to take significant strides this season as they anticipate Harvey's return in 2015.
''When I re-signed here, I knew it wasn't an overnight fix. I think I like that part of the challenge of it,'' Wright said. ''I want to be part of the reason why we get this thing turned around and headed in the right direction and ultimately start winning again. I think we have that ability.''
|MIAMI: MIAMI (AP) - The owner of the World Series champion Boston Red Sox is apparently unimpressed by the Miami Marlins' attempts to improve their feeble offense.|
''They should apologize for their regular season lineup,'' John Henry tweeted during spring training.
In 2013 the Marlins were truly sorry. They finished last in the majors in batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs and home runs, and scored even less than their woeful 1993 expansion team. They also lost 100 games, two more than in their first season.
Henry was being catty after the Red Sox drew criticism for the minor league lineup they fielded for a spring game against Miami. But he might be right - it's unclear whether an offseason shakeup of the lineup will mean more runs for the Marlins than last year.
''We were anemic offensively,'' new general manager Dan Jennings said. ''Just bad. It's unacceptable.''
|~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ PA SPORTSTICKER NL PREVIEW (NY METS-MIAMI) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
(Edits third paragraph.)
*Mets-Marlins Preview* ======================
By JEFF BARTL STATS Writer
New York (15-14) at Miami (15-15), 7:10 p.m. EDT
Giancarlo Stanton displays his power so frequently that Miami Marlins manager Mike Redmond doesn't even bat an eye during flight of one of Stanton's tape-measure home runs.
Miami also is getting pretty used to winning at home.
Stanton, the National League's leader in homers and RBIs, looks to stay hot against New York Mets starter Jonathon Niese and help the Marlins improve on the majors' best home record Monday night.
Miami (16-15) has made up for its dismal 2-10 road mark by going 14-5 at Marlins Park, winning there for the eighth time in nine games with Sunday's 5-4 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jeff Baker's RBI double with two outs in the ninth scored Adeiny Hechavarria with the winning run.
"We have a comfort level here," Redmond said. "We seem to play with so much confidence in this ballpark, and you could just feel the energy."
That sentiment especially applies to Stanton, who hit a towering two-run homer in the first and added a line-drive solo shot in the sixth. He's hitting .342 with seven of his 10 homers and 29 of his 36 RBIs at home, compared to just a .200 average on the road.
"It's almost like you sort of get used to it, which is crazy," Redmond said. "The second one was like a 54-degree wedge you want to keep down in the wind. I don't know if I've ever seen a baseball hit that hard on a line."
Stanton went 2 for 12 as the Mets (16-14) took two of three from the Marlins in New York from April 25-27, and he's hitting just .125 over his last 13 against them.
Stanton, though, is 7 for 18 with two homers off Niese, who will look to continue his solid run in the opener of this set.
Niese (2-2, 2.20 ERA) gave up one run and four hits in seven innings of a 6-1 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday, and he's allowed one run in each of his last three starts while pitching at least six innings.
"You have to be pretty impressed with the way he's going about it," manager Terry Collins said. "He used all of his pitches. It seemed like he had good command of his curveball. He went out and pitched another great game."
Niese has worked into the sixth in 12 of his 13 starts against the Marlins and went 1-0 with a 2.84 ERA in three outings against them last season.
The left-hander will look to help New York win back-to-back games after it avoided a four-game sweep with Sunday's 5-1 win over Colorado.
Juan Lagares, who was scheduled to have the day off before Eric Young Jr. was hit below the right eye with an errant ball in batting practice, went 3 for 5 to extend his hitting streak to a career-best 13 games.
Nathan Eovaldi will look to help put an end to that run as he takes the mound for the Marlins in this contest.
Eovaldi (2-1, 2.58) has been stellar over his last three outings, going 1-0 with a 0.95 ERA. He gave up one run and three hits through seven innings of Wednesday's 9-3 win over Atlanta, as the offense matched his run support total from his previous three starts.
"I just attack and stay on them," Eovaldi said. "When we have a big lead, don't be afraid to give up a run or two. Keep pounding the strike zone."
The right-hander is 1-1 with a 2.50 ERA in his last three starts against the Mets, but he's had trouble throwing strikes while walking 12 in 18 innings during that stretch.
|Last Updated: 10/20/2014 6:50:46 AM EST|