|NY METS ( COLON )|
MIAMI ( ALVAREZ )
|905||NY METS||+110||Ov 7.5,-110||+110||Ov 7.5,-115|
|906||MIAMI||-120||Un 7.5,-110||-120||Un 7.5,-105|
|vs Right-handed Starters||14-10||+6.2||9-10||4.3||0.222||0.298||3.7||0.241||0.299|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.6||3-2||5.0||0.268||0.340||4.9||0.271||0.327|
|vs Right-handed Starters||9-13||-4.3||14-7||4.3||0.262||0.328||4.5||0.253||0.324|
|Past 7 Games||6-1||+5.3||6-0||6.4||0.325||0.382||3.7||0.224||0.287|
|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)||3-4||L||115||7 ov||P||6||4||2||9||11||0|
|5/6/2014||COLON(R)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)|| |
|5/7/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)|| |
|5/12/2014||COLON(R)||@ NY YANKEES||KURODA(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ NY YANKEES|| || |
|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)||4-3||W||-125||7 ov||P||9||11||0||6||4||2|
|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||KOEHLER(R)||@ LA DODGERS||HAREN(R)|| |
|5/13/2014|| ||@ 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) ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ |
*Mets-Marlins Preview* ======================
By NICOLINO DIBENEDETTO STATS Writer
New York (16-14) at Miami (16-15), 7:10 p.m. EDT
The Miami Marlins are among the best offensive teams in baseball, and that's mostly due to their success at home.
Coming off another victory in their final at-bat, the Marlins look to continue their surge in South Florida by beating the New York Mets at home for the fourth straight time Tuesday night.
Miami (17-15) is batting .271 to rank third in the majors, while its 33 homers and 153 runs are also among the best in baseball.
Much of the Marlins' offensive success has come while going 15-5 at home. They're second in the majors with a .305 home batting average while hitting 21 homers with 121 runs.
Miami averaged 7.2 runs while going 4-1 on the first half of its 10-game homestand, and though it's only totaled nine runs in the last two, it has come through in the clutch. Jeff Baker's two-out RBI double sealed a walkoff 5-4 win over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday before Casey McGehee's ninth-inning single secured Monday's 4-3 win over the Mets, completing a rally from a three-run deficit in the eighth.
"The Marlins have been hot, especially in this park and late," Mets manager Terry Collins said. "They can be really tough."
McGehee certainly fits that bill. The third baseman is hitting .355 with 19 RBIs at Marlins Park, going 11 for 26 over the past six games there after getting two hits Monday.
He's hitting .234 with two RBIs on the road.
Pitching, though, has keyed Miami's six wins over the past eight home meetings with New York, as the staff has a 2.84 ERA while holding the Mets to a .224 average.
The Marlins will try to keep that going by giving the ball to Henderson Alvarez (1-2, 3.28 ERA), who's 2-0 with a 1.77 ERA over his last three starts against the Mets (16-15). That includes yielding two runs in six innings while not getting a decision in a 4-3 loss at New York on April 25.
The right-hander, though, followed that up with a less impressive performance Thursday against Atlanta. He gave up two homers in a game for the first time since Sept. 24, 2012, with those accounting for the four runs he allowed over six innings before the Marlins rallied to win 5-4.
The Mets have dropped four of five, and will give the ball to Bartolo Colon (2-4, 5.65), who has lost three of four starts behind a 7.61 ERA.
The right-hander also has surrendered an NL worst-tying seven homers, and the four he's given up in the first inning lead the majors. He allowed a solo shot in the opening inning Thursday, giving up seven runs and 10 hits in 4 2-3 innings of a 7-4 loss at Colorado.
"My two-seamer wasn't going where I wanted it to go," Colon told the team's official website through an interpreter. "I didn't have any command from the first inning on. I had no control of where the ball was going.
Colon hasn't faced the Marlins since 2002 with Montreal.
|Last Updated: 9/1/2014 6:06:00 PM EST|