MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Shutout D’Backs. Improve to 7-3

The Mets improved to 7-3 on the year after a 5-0 victory on Sunday afternoon. David Peterson and the Mets bullpen held the Diamondbacks off the board in a stellar performance.

Peterson made the start instead of Taijuan Walker. He didn’t disappoint, as he went 4.1 scoreless frames. The young lefty allowed just 3 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 4. He has thrown 8.1 scoreless frames so far this season.

Trevor Williams, Chasen Shreve, Drew Smith and Edwin Diaz combined to throw the other 4.2 scoreless frames. Shreve was outstanding over 2 scoreless to collect the win.

The Mets offense was silent against Diamondbacks starter Castellanos, but woke up against the Diamondbacks bullpen. With some great and smart baserunning in between the Mets scored 3 runs in the sixth. Eduardo Escobar hit a hustle double that led to a Pavin Smith throwing error. This scored Alonso and got Escobar to third for the first run.

JD Davis followed with a clutch pinch hit RBI Single and Smith later scored on a James McCann sac fly. After that play JD Sacrificed himself on the bases, so the Diamondbacks couldn’t appeal Smith leaving to early at third. Davis ended up surprising the Diamondbacks and steal a base. After the Game Davis admitted it was on Buck Showalter. What a great call by the skipper.

A inning later Pete Alonso hit a line drive over the wall for his 3rd homerun of the season, a 2 run shot to left. Pete now has 14 runs batted in in the early season, leading the NL.

After a 7-3 start to the year the Mets will welcome the San Francisco Giants to town. The opening game of the 4 game series starts today at 7.10, with Tylor Megill on the hill vs Alex Cobb.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Lugo Struggles as Mets Waiste Carrasco’s Gem

The Mets lost to the Diamondbacks on Saturday afternoon 3-2. After 5 scoreless frames with 8 strikeouts for Carlos Carrasco, the game remained tied until the seventh.

After a strong sixth, Joely Rodriguez was asked to get the lefty to start the seventh. He allowed a Bloop hit to Seth Beer, before he got replaced by Seth Lugo. Lugo struggled in his outing, allowing a 2 run homerun to Sergio Alcantara and the Diamondbacks added another run on a Ketel Marte RBI Double. It was noticeable that Lugo velo was down in the outing, which is concerning.

May, who returned to action, kept the Mets in the game with a scoreless 8th in his return. The Mets offense, who were silenced by Zac Gallen and the Arizona Bullpen, cut rhe deficit to one run in eight on a Starling Marte two run homer.

After Ottavino struck out three to get out of a bases loaded gem in the ninth, the Mets couldn’t complete the comeback. Today the Mets will try to win their third series in a row, with David Peterson getting his first start of the season.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Clobber D’Backs in Home Opener

On the festive loaded day the Mets beat the Diamondbacks in their first game at Citi Field in 2022. The day the Mets unveiled the Seaver statue and MLB celebrated Jackie Robinson Day, the Mets didn’t disappoint in a 10-3 victory.

The Mets opened with score with two Pete Alonso sac flies, before the power was shown. Robinson Cano hit his first homerun of the year on Jackie Robinson Day. He took a Davies off speed pitch the other way in the fourth to extend the Mets lead to 3-0.

In the fifth Francisco Lindor added a 2 run bomb to make it 5-0 Mets. It was the first of two homeruns for the Mets star shortstop, who is off to a hot start.

After a run in the seventh, the Mets added 4 to bust the Game open in the eight. Starling Marte hit his first as a Met and Lindor followed with his second of the Game to make it 10-1. Marte and Jankowski collected three hit games in the win.

It was more then enough for Bassitt and the bullpen. Bassitt went 6 innings of one run ball, allowing just 2 hits and 2 walks with 6 strikeouts. Shreve struck out the side in the 7th and Smith followed with a scoreless frame in the eight, before Sean Reid-Foley allowed 2 in the ninth.

Tomorrow, the Mets will face Zac Gallen and the Diamondbacks and try to improve to 7-2 on the season. Carlos Carrasco will try to follow up his great first outing with another good one tomorrow. First pitch is scheduled at 1.10pm.

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Mets sign Eduardo Escobar

The New York Mets and Eduardo Escobar have agreed to a two year deal worth $20M. The news comes from Jon Heyman of MLB Network.

Escobar spent 2021 with both the Arizona Diamondbacks and Milwaukee Brewers as he slugged 28 homers with 90 RBI’s. The infielder can play either third or short and has a career slash of .256/.309/.436/.745 in 11 seasons.

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It’ll be interesting to see what the Mets will now do with J.D. Davis and even Jeff McNeil, as well as how the team finishes off negotiations with Javy Baez.

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Mets to Sign Veteran Outfielder

The Mets and outfielder Josh Reddick are closing in on a minor-league deal. The veteran outfielder was released by the Arizona Diamondbacks earlier in the week after slashing .258/.285/.371 in 158 plate appearances.

If Reddick sticks with the club for the remainder of the season, the 34-year old would indeed be eligible for the playoffs, should the Mets make it.

Reddick will join outfielders Albert Almora jr, Mason Williams, and Khalil Lee in the organization. While the Mets do have some depth, Reddick is probably the team’s best offensive option of the bunch.

Throughout 4408 career at-bats, Reddick owns a .262/.321/.426/.747 slash line.

MetsJunkies Recap: McCann comes up Huge in Win

The Mets had a huge first inning as Jonathan Villar and Francisco Lindor set the table for catcher James McCann. McCann, who’s set to earn $40M on his current four year contract, blasted a three-run shot off of potential HoF’er Madison Bumgarner.

The Mets were able to tack on another run in the first when Brandon Drury grounded into a double play.

David Patterson gave the Diamondbacks all back and then some as he gave up a two-run shot to Ketel Marte. The Diamondbacks centerfielder is having a great season as he’s .352 on the campaign.

With the bases loaded just minutes later, Ildemaro Vargas would single up the middle to tie the game at four a piece. Not only would that chase Peterson out of the game, but Diamondbacks pitcher Madison Bumgarner would follow up and drive in a run with a single of his own.

James McCann began to get greedy with the RBI’s as he drove in Jonathan Villar for his fourth RBI on the afternoon.

Mets infielder Brandon Drury would get a second chance to obtain the RBI and came through with a hard hit single to give the Mets the 6-5 lead.

The Mets would end up winning the game as well as the series. Today’s win had huge contributions from James McCann, going 3-5 with a home run and four RBI’s. Francisco Lindor upped his batting average to .209 as the newly acquired shortstop went also went 3-5.

Miguel Castro pitched two scoreless innings to get the win, his second of the season. Edwin Diaz bounced back and picked up his 10th save after a rough game on Tuesday.

The Mets are now currently 27-21 and will be taking on the Padres in San Diego for a four-game set starting Thursday.

Tuesday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup 6/1

The 26-20 New York Mets will play the second out of a three-game set against the 19-36 Arizona Diamondbacks. After winning their fifth straight on Memorial Day Monday, the Mets look to keep the momentum going on Tuesday.

The Mets plan to send their hometown kid Marcus Stroman to the hill, making his eleventh appearance of the season. The Medford, New York native is 4-4 with a 2.47 ERA with 46 K’s in 58.1 innings pitched.

Stroman is coming off of a start in which he tossed six innings, while giving up three hits and not allowing any runs.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will have 29-year old Caleb Smith on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his 20th appearance of the campaign. Smith’s last outing was against the St. Louis Cardinals ,however the lefty appeared out of the bullpen. This will only be Smith’s second start of the year.

First pitch is scheduled for 9:40 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

Tuesday’s Pitching Preview 6/1

The 26-20 New York Mets will play the second out of a three-game set against the 19-36 Arizona Diamondbacks. After winning their fifth straight on Memorial Day Monday, the Mets look to keep the momentum going on Tuesday.

The Mets plan to send their hometown kid Marcus Stroman to the hill, making his eleventh appearance of the season. The Medford, New York native is 4-4 with a 2.47 ERA with 46 K’s in 58.1 innings pitched.

Stroman is coming off of a start in which he tossed six innings, while giving up three hits and not allowing any runs.

The Arizona Diamondbacks will have 29-year old Caleb Smith on the mound, a veteran left-hander making his 20th appearance of the campaign. Smith’s last outing was against the St. Louis Cardinals ,however the lefty appeared out of the bullpen. This will only be Smith’s second start of the year.

First pitch is scheduled for 9:40 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

MetsJunkies Recap: Mets drop Snakes in Arizona

With another amazing Jacob deGrom performance in the books, not only were the Mets able to be victorious, but they were able to put another W in deGrom’s Win column. The New York Mets ace was phenomenal, especially given that he was pitching in the tough environment in Phoenix, Arizona.

While Mets fans were chanting “M-V-P!” for deGrom at Chase Field, it was the Mets offense that pulled through for the right-hander. Jose Peraza and the newly added Mason Williams started the third off with a pair of singles before Francisco Lindor would hit a sharp line drive single to set up a pair of RBI’s for Pete Alonso.

After another hit by Peraza, a double this time, Jacob deGrom once again would help his own cause with an RBI single to extend the lead to 3-0 in the top of the fourth.

With deGrom cruising on the hill, the two-time Cy Young award winner would retire the first 13 batters he faced before allowing a single to Carson Kelly in the fifth.

“What we’re watching is definitely something special. In my mind, he’s in a league of his own,” Arizona starting pitcher Merrill Kelly said. “The fact that he has the stuff that he has and can command it the way that he does, I think, is probably what sets him apart the most. You know, there’s a lot of guys in this league that throw 90-100 [mph], but he pitches with it, and it’s relentless, and it’s every single pitch.”

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The Mets tacked on two more runs in the seventh when slugging first baseman Pete Alonso took Merrill Kelly yard for a two-run home run. The long-ball would go down as Pete’s seventh of the 2021 season.

Miguel Castro and Jeurys Familia both combined to pitch 2.1 innings without allowing a run to score. Both pitchers currently have a sub-three ERA and have come up big this year.

The Mets will square up against the Diamondbacks again at the same time (9:40 PM EST) as the boys look to keep their momentum and winning streak going.

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MetsJunkies Recap: deGrom exits game; Picks up W

The Mets have swept the series against the Arizona Diamondbacks with ace Jacob deGrom taking the mound on Sunday afternoon. deGrom would only pitch five innings due to an early exit, this comes right after a skipped start.

The reason for deGrom’s exit after five innings is due to “right-side tightness”. While it was initially viewed as a minor issue, there very well may be more to this injury. However before leaving the game, deGrom pitched five innings of one-hit, one-run ball and now has a 0.68 ERA.

The Mets would score first after a pair of singles by James McCann and Jacob deGrom. A Jeff McNeil soft ground out would move the runners overs for Francisco Lindor, who hit it well into the left-centerfield gap for a sacrifice fly.

Michael Conforto would follow with a two-out single to the opposite field driving in deGrom, putting the Mets up by two. Conforto is only hitting .174 in his last seven games, so this should serve as a confidence boost going into the next series with the Orioles.

Miguel Castro would come in after deGrom and pitch a scoreless inning, lowering his ERA to 2.77 on the year.

Jacob Barnes pitched 1.1 innings and gave up a bomb to former Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabrera, his third. The home run would cut the Mets lead in half, 4-2.

Edwin Diaz picked up his fifth save of the year, pitching a scoreless ninth inning and lowering his ERA to 3.14 on the campaign.

The Mets have Monday off, however will be hosting Matt Harvey and the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday for a two-game set. But not before trying to sweep the Diamondbacks on Sunday afternoon.

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