Just finished a bag of Cracker Jack. My prize was a New York Yankees stick on tattoo. Yeah, I know the Mets don’t have any say in the prizes, but there’s something funny about this.
Jacob deGrom set down the Phillies in order in the first.
David Wright walked with one out in the Mets’ first, then in one of my favorite plays, tagged up and advance on Lucas Duda’s fly to left. I wish more players did that as it takes advantage of an out to do something productive.
Phillies 0, Mets 0 (1)
Bartolo Colon threw his second straight quality start to start the season and added a RBI single to carry the Mets to a 4-3 victory over the Braves Sunday afternoon. And with it, the Mets finish their season-opening road trip at .500 on the eve of their home opener Monday against Philadelphia.
Although he didn’t start, the Mets scored the game-winner on pinch-hitter Daniel Murphy’s sacrifice fly in the eighth. Offensively, Michael Cuddyer hit a two-run homer, his first of the season, and Lucas Duda had three hits.
MURPHY DOESN’T START: Personally, I thought Murphy should have started the season on the disabled list because of a pulled right hamstring. Still do.
That Murphy needed to rest Sunday because his hamstring remains sore, and has a .111 batting average, help support my premise. He just doesn’t look right, and spending the last week in Florida rehabbing would have been the prudent thing.
SYNDERGAARD SORE: As if the Mets didn’t have enough pitching problems, prospect Noah Syndergaard is dealing with forearm soreness.
Don’t forget, Matt Harvey’s elbow problem began with soreness in his elbow.
Syndergaard is scheduled to make his first start of Las Vegas’ Triple-A season Monday at Sacramento.
SCORE: Washington 2, Mets 1.
THE SKINNY: It’s painful to waste strong outings by the starter, but that’s what the Mets did Wednesday behind Jacob deGrom. The Mets’ offense sputtered and left the bases loaded in the second against Jordan Zimmerman.
GAME SUMMARY: Ryan Zimmerman hit a two-run homer off deGrom and the Mets’ new look line-up offered just six hits.
PITCHING: Under normal circumstances, the Mets would take what deGrom gave them every night, two runs in six innings. … Rafael Montero pitched two scoreless innings in relief.
HITTING: Could we please forget about this line-up? … The Mets bunched together three hits for a run in the second, with Travis d’Arnaud getting a RBI single. However, they left the bases loaded. … David Wright singled in the eighth for his first hit of the season.
NOTES: Prior to the game GM Sandy Alderson poked his head into Terry Collins‘ office and joked he had the lineup. Always with the jokes is Alderson.
Jacob deGrom’s 2015 debut was a solid one for the Mets, but he’s still on the hook for the loss as the game moves into the eighth inning.
DeGrom gave up two runs on six hits – a two-run homer to Ryan Zimmerman – with two walks and six strikeouts in six innings, and departed trailing 2-1.
Rafael Montero relieved and pitched a scoreless seventh.
SCORE: Washington 2, Mets 1 (top 8th)