|NY METS ( DEGROM )|
MIAMI ( KOEHLER )
|903||NY METS||+120||Ov 8,+100||+115||Ov 7.5,+105|
|904||MIAMI||-130||Un 8,-120||-125||Un 7.5,-125|
|vs Right-handed Starters||26-34||-5.3||23-30||3.6||0.224||0.301||3.6||0.241||0.309|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-0.8||0-6||1.9||0.220||0.307||3.1||0.240||0.301|
|vs Right-handed Starters||26-31||-3.6||31-23||4.0||0.248||0.311||4.4||0.269||0.329|
|Past 7 Games||3-4||-1.5||3-3||3.3||0.228||0.287||4.1||0.296||0.346|
|6/7/2014||COLON(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||HUDSON(R)||4-5||L||145||6.5 ov||O||10||12||2||11||11||1|
|6/8/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ SAN FRANCISCO||LINCECUM(R)||4-6||L||110||7.5 un||O||9||5||1||11||6||0|
|6/13/2014||COLON(R)||SAN DIEGO||CASHNER(R)||6-2||W||+100||6.5 un||O||11||6||0||5||6||0|
|6/14/2014||WHEELER(R)||SAN DIEGO||HAHN(R)||0-5||L||-130||7.5 un||U||2||7||1||9||9||0|
|6/15/2014||MATSUZAKA(R)||SAN DIEGO||KENNEDY(R)||3-1||W||+110||7 ev||U||8||11||0||4||7||0|
|6/16/2014||DEGROM(R)||@ ST LOUIS||MARTINEZ(R)||2-6||L||150||8 ov||P||5||7||0||12||6||1|
|6/17/2014||NIESE(L)||@ ST LOUIS||WACHA(R)||2-5||L||160||7.5 un||U||7||7||2||10||9||0|
|6/18/2014||COLON(R)||@ ST LOUIS||LYNN(R)||3-2||W||120||7.5 ov||U||8||6||0||6||3||1|
|6/19/2014||WHEELER(R)||@ MIAMI||HEANEY(L)||1-0||W||120||7.5 un||U||6||6||0||3||1||0|
|6/20/2014||MATSUZAKA(R)||@ MIAMI||ALVAREZ(R)||2-3||L||135||7.5 ev||U||11||7||1||8||6||0|
|6/21/2014||DEGROM(R)||@ MIAMI||KOEHLER(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||NIESE(L)||@ MIAMI||DESCLAFANI(R)|| |
|6/26/2014||MATSUZAKA(R)||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|6/27/2014||DEGROM(R)||@ PITTSBURGH||CUMPTON(R)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||@ PITTSBURGH|| || |
|6/7/2014||WOLF(L)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||2-5||L||130||7.5 ev||U||5||4||0||11||5||0|
|6/8/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||4-3||W||-105||6.5 ev||O||8||7||1||9||10||1|
|6/10/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ TEXAS||LEWIS(R)||8-5||W||145||9 ov||O||14||13||1||7||7||3|
|6/11/2014||TURNER(R)||@ TEXAS||DARVISH(R)||0-6||L||225||8.5 un||U||6||5||1||11||6||0|
|6/16/2014||KOEHLER(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||HAMMEL(R)||4-5||L||-105||7 un||O||10||12||0||11||9||0|
|6/17/2014||DESCLAFANI(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||SAMARDZIJA(R)||6-5||W||+105||7 un||O||9||8||0||9||7||2|
|6/18/2014||EOVALDI(R)||CHICAGO CUBS||ARRIETA(R)||1-6||L||-120||7 un||P||5||6||0||13||7||1|
|6/19/2014||HEANEY(L)||NY METS||WHEELER(R)||0-1||L||-130||7.5 un||U||3||1||0||6||6||0|
|6/20/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||NY METS||MATSUZAKA(R)||3-2||W||-145||7.5 ev||U||8||6||0||11||7||1|
|6/21/2014||KOEHLER(R)||NY METS||DEGROM(R)|| |
|6/22/2014||DESCLAFANI(R)||NY METS||NIESE(L)|| |
|6/23/2014||EOVALDI(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HERNANDEZ(R)|| |
|6/24/2014||HEANEY(L)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BUCHANAN(R)|| |
|6/25/2014||ALVAREZ(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||BURNETT(R)|| |
|6/26/2014||KOEHLER(R)||@ PHILADELPHIA||HAMELS(L)|| |
|6/28/2014|| ||OAKLAND|| || |
|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 (33-40) at Miami (36-36), 4:10 p.m. EDT
Strong pitching has spurred the Miami Marlins' home success against the New York Mets, and Tom Koehler has been an unexpected contributor.
Koehler looks to extend the Marlins' longest stretch of home dominance on the mound against the Mets on Saturday.
Miami (37-36) has won 13 of the past 18 home meetings with New York behind a 2.37 ERA, and it's at 1.14 in taking six of the last seven. The Marlins won 3-2 Friday after falling 1-0 in the opener of the four-game set a day earlier.
Turning to Koehler (5-5, 3.84 ERA) may only keep that dominance going, while shaking him out of his recent funk.
The right-hander's 18 consecutive scoreless innings at home against the Mets (33-41) is the longest by any Marlins pitcher in the all-time series. That's a big reason why he owns a 1.59 ERA in five home games - three starts - against the NL East rival, splitting a pair of decisions.
Koehler dominated New York at Marlins Park again May 7, yielding two hits in eight innings of a 1-0 victory.
Another meeting may be welcome since he's 1-2 with a 6.99 ERA in five starts after compiling a 1.40 ERA and 2-1 record over the previous four outings.
His struggles came in one inning Monday, blowing a three-run lead by surrendering four in the sixth of a 5-4 loss in 13 to the Chicago Cubs. Koehler gave up four of five runs in the sixth inning against Texas six days earlier.
"For whatever reason, Tommy is having a tough time getting through that sixth inning," manager Mike Redmond told the team's official website. "He was breezing. He's got to fight through that to win ballgames at this level. He's got to find a way to execute pitches and get that win."
Adeiny Hechavarria also seems to be rather comfortable at home, hitting .322 compared to .213 on the road. He had a double and two RBIs on Friday, giving him a .389 average in the last nine games in Miami.
The shortstop, though, is 4 for 38 in 12 career home matchups with New York.
The Mets have dropped nine of 11 on the road, failing to score more than four runs in any of those games while batting .165 with runners in scoring position.
Jacob deGrom (0-4, 4.39) takes the ball for New York as he again seeks his first career win.
The rookie right-hander is 0-2 with a 6.75 ERA over his last four starts after going 0-2 with a 1.83 mark in his first three, while being backed by four total runs.
DeGrom's latest outing was his worst of the season, giving up six runs and 12 hits while being pulled with one out in the fifth inning of Monday's 6-2 loss at St. Louis.
Still, he wasn't frustrated by the effort.
"I just look at how many balls were really hit hard," he said. "Three or four were hit hard, the rest just kind of found holes and went through."
It may be important for deGrom to show some improvement, as the Mets expect to make a change to the rotation with Dillon Gee (strained right lat) expected to come off the disabled list soon.
|Last Updated: 9/23/2014 1:23:52 AM EST|