Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Travis d'Arnaud (R) C
3. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
4. Eric Campbell (R) 3B
5. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
6. Juan Lagares (R) CF
7. Kirk Nieuwenhuis (L) LF
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS
9. Matt Harvey (R) P
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Preview: 2015 Season - Game 13 - Marlins at Mets - Koehler vs Harvey - 1:10 PMMiami Marlins (3-9) vs New York Mets (9-3)
Probable Pitchers: MIA - Tom Koehler (1-1) 3.18 ERA vs NYM - Matt Harvey (2-0) 2.25 ERA
TV - SNY - Radio WOR 710 AM - Game Time - 1:10 PM
Having won each of his first two games since returning from Tommy John surgery, Matt Harvey will attempt to keep that streak going by leading the New York Mets to their best home start in franchise history.
The Mets will try to reach 7-0 at Citi Field and win their eighth in a row overall Sunday while registering their first four-game sweep of the Miami Marlins.
Harvey (2-0, 2.25 ERA) wasn't nearly as sharp in his first start in New York since his surgery in 2013 as he was in his season debut but gave the Mets enough for a 6-5 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday. The right-hander struck out eight while yielding two solo homers and three runs in six innings.
Harvey fanned nine in six scoreless innings and outdueled Washington's Stephen Strasburg in his long-awaited return April 9.
The Mets (9-3) have continued to roll since Harvey's latest outing despite sending David Wright to the disabled list Wednesday for a strained right hamstring. They've batted .295 with 22 runs in four games without their star third baseman and had 10 hits in a 5-4 victory Saturday.
Wilmer Flores homered and Eric Campbell had an RBI single in a three-run sixth inning as New York tied its 6-0 home start from 1985 and moved closer to matching its eight-game overall win streak from June 2010.
Tom Koehler will try to spoil that fun while winning back-to-back starts for Miami (3-9). The right-hander split his two outings against Atlanta to begin 2015, giving up two runs in each.
Koehler went 5 1/3 innings in an 8-2 road win Tuesday after pitching six in a 2-0 home loss April 8. The New York native is 1/3 with a 2.73 ERA in nine career starts against the Mets and went 0-1 with a 2.22 ERA in his final four matchups in 2014.
Commentary: All is Good in Mets LandWell Mets Fans, rub the coals out of your eyes and look at the standings.. Yes, you're not dreaming, the Mets are in first place and on a current 7 game win streak. With Harvey Day on Sunday making it possible that the Mets could have a 8 Game win streak going into Monday... You don't say?...
This team has New York buzzing.. The team is exciting to watch again and all the misery carried over the last eight years has gone away. The Mets Brain Trust looks like Geniuses and makes the Wilpons look smarter with only minor additions that had critics ready to ship the owners to a secluded island.
Wow, I bet we all did not think thing we're going to start out like this.. The pitching has been superb, the hitting has been timely and all the little things have been falling into place with some luck attached to it. It's truly a Mets fan dream come true.
The Mets have been firing on all cylinders since the departure of their fallen captain David Wright.
Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Michael Cuddyer all have been major contributors and have been why the Mets have not missed a beat. Wilmer Flores now has New York's attention with two HRs and people have started to say Tulo who? And Juan Lagares just keeps proving he will get better and last years Golden Glove was not a fluke.
Daniel Murphy and Curtis Granderson have not turned up the heat just yet, but Granderson has been getting on base with walks, which has led to runs and opportunities to score runs. Murphy even though his numbers are not exciting, has had his moments like a key HR.
Mets Minor League Roundup 4/18: Syndergaard not sharp for Vegas, but the 51's blowout Fresno scoring 17 runs
Mets Minor League Roundup 4/18: Syndergaard not sharp for Vegas, but the 51's blowout Fresno scoring 17 runsMets AAA - LAS VEGAS 17, FRESNO 4 : Noah Syndergaard allowed two runs on two hits and five walks in 3 2/3 innings. He took a scoreless effort into the fourth, when he surrendered a two-run homer to Domingo Santana. Syndergaard tossed 82 pitches. Other than that the 51's scored 10 Runs in the 7th inning, which opened up the blow out. They had a total of 19 hits. Prospect shortstop Matt Reynolds went 4 for 5 with 2 2Bs. Dilson Herrera went 3 for 5 leading off. Kevin Plawecki and Travis Taijeron had 5 RBIs apiece. Box
Mets AA - HARRISBURG 7, BINGHAMTON 5: Chase Huchingson gave up two ninth-inning runs as the B-Mets lost to the Senators. Huchingson walked the leadoff hitter in the ninth and hit the next batter before giving up a two-run single. Left fielder Jared King and shortstop Josh Rodriguez each had three of Binghamton's 13 hits, while catcher Albert Cordero had two doubles. T.J. Rivera left the game with an apparent hamstring pull. Starter Luis Cessa allowed only an unearned run in four innings. The B-Mets had the tying runs on base with one out in the bottom of the ninth, but Brandon Nimmo and Jayce Boyd struck out. Box
Mets High A - ST. LUCIE 7, FORT MYERS 5: Left fielder Michael Conforto, last year's first-round draft pick, went 3-for-4 and hit his third home run of the season for St. Lucie. Designated hitter Matt Oberste also had three hits, including a home run. Box
Mets Low A - CHARLESTON 6, SAVANNAH 4: The Sand Gnats wasted a good start from Casey Meisner. Relievers Alberto Baldonado and Cameron Griffin combined to give up four runs in the eighth inning. Meisner allowed one run on four hits in six innings with eight strikeouts. Right fielder Patrick Biondi and third baseman Jonathan Johnson each had two hits for Savannah. Box
Happy Recap: 2015 Season - Game 12 - Marlins (4) at Mets (5) - deGrom solid, Mets hold off Marlins for 7th straight win
Happy Recap: 2015 Season - Game 12 - Marlins (4) at Mets (5) - deGrom Solid, Mets hold off Marlins for 7th straight winJacob deGrom fired seven shutout innings, Wilmer Flores smacked a two-run homer and the New York Mets won their seventh straight game following a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins in the third of a four-game set.
It's the Mets' longest winning streak since they won eight in a row in June of 2010.
DeGrom (2-1) struck out eight and scattered six hits for the Mets. Travis d'Arnaud cracked a solo shot and Eric Campbell posted two hits, two runs scored and an RBI in the triumph.
Mat Latos (0-3) allowed two runs on six hits and a walk over five frames for the Marlins, who have dropped six of their last eight games.
Dee Gordon went 5-for-5 with three RBI and Michael Morse hit a solo shot in defeat.
The Mets plated a run in the second and third innings, then added three more to break the game open in the sixth.
Campbell hit a one-out single in the second, stole second and came home on Juan Lagares' base hit to center. D'Arnaud belted his solo shot with one out in the third.
Michael Cuddyer doubled to lead off the sixth and scored on Campbell's single to right two batters later. Flores' two-run blast came with two outs, cracking a 1-0 fastball over the wall in left for a 5-0 margin.
Gordon hit a run-scoring double in the eighth and Morse's blast in the ninth made it 5-2. Gordon lined a two-out, two-run single later in the ninth, but Alex Torres struck out Christian Yelich to end the game and record his first save of the season.
The reigning NL Rookie of the Year deGrom's ERA sits at just 0.93 ... The last time Latos has lost his first three starts of a season came in 2011 when he dropped his first four with the San Diego Padres ... New York was 3-for-7 with runners in scoring position, while Miami finished 2-for-10 with RISP.