MetsJunkies Recap: Cookie Retires 18 in a Row in Mets Win

The Mets beat the Giants 6-2 to win their fourth series of the year. With the 6-2 win the Mets improved to 10-4, being the first MLB team to reach 10 wins.

Carlos Carrasco was the star of the show, going 7.2 innings of 2 run ball. At some point Cookie retired 18 Giants in a row, before Yastrzemski broke that streak with a solo shot. Carrasco allowed just 4 hits without allowing a walk, while striking out 7.

Joely Rodriguez got the final out in the eight before Edwin Diaz shut the door in the ninth.

The Mets offense scored runs in different ways today. Lindor and Escobar provided the power. Lindor hit his 4th in a 3 for 5 day. The star shortstop is now hitting. 308 with a .1034 OPS.

Escobar hit his first as a Met as he improved his stats to a .318 average with a .1055OPS. Escobar has been walking a lot, as he added another walk in a 1 for 3 day.

Arguably the biggest hit came of the bat from Mark Canha. After Alonso and Escobar couldn’t come thru with 2nd and 3rd, Canha hit a huge 2 out, 2 rbi single to make it 5-1. McNeil and Nimmo both had a RBI Double in the win.

The Mets will fly to Arizona to face the Diamondbacks tomorrow at 9.40pm. David Peterson will get his second start as he tries to keep his solid start of the year going.

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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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Mets Junkies Game Recap: A Good Look by Cookie; Mets fall to Nats.

New York Mets starter Carlos Cookie Carrasco took the hill for the first time of the 2022 campaign and pitched really well. Unfortunately, the outing did not result in a team victory as the Mets picked up their first loss of the season.

However, back to Carrasco. The right-hander tossed 5.2 innings while allowing a run on two base hits. One of the hits came off of the bat of Nelson Cruz and resulted in a solo home run in the bottom half of the first.

Catcher Tomas Nido picked up a hit but also came up with a big defensive play in the bottom of the seventh. Nido would throw out Josh Bell as he attempted to steal second base with two outs, at which point the Mets still had a 2-1 lead over the Nationals.

Mark Canha is here to hit and that’s being shown as the newly acquired outfielder went 3-4, upping his BA to .700 after 10 AB’s.

Jeff McNeil picked up another hit today, as the super utility man went 1-3 on the afternoon as he also started in left field. McNeil now has a .438 BA as Buck Showalter continues to utilize McNeil’s versatility across the diamond.

McNeil, nicknamed The Flying Squirrel, even took a hit away from Josh Bell in left field as he made a sliding catch to rob the slugger of a cheap hit.

However, it would end up being the Mets defense that would cost them the game. An errant throw by Pete Alonso would eventually give Nelson Cruz and the Nationals the opportunity to take the game, and they did.

The Nationals would take the last game as the Mets take the four-game series.

The Mets will be in Philadelphia for a three game set with the Phillies as Taijuan Walker kicks it off against Ranger Suarez.

MetsJunkies Recap: Carrasco Solid in Mets Tie

The Mets and Astros played a game that ended in a 3-3 tie yesterday. Carrasco pitched well in his final tune up, pitching 4.1 innings of 2 run ball. Carrasco allowed 4 hits and a walk, while striking out 5. It was an encouraging outing for the righty.

Sean Reid-Foley and Edwin Diaz both pitched 0.2 innings of scoreless relief. Diaz looked nasty striking out Bregman and Tucker on absolute filth.

May and Lugo both pitched a scoreless frame. Lugo did allow two hits but struck out 4 in his scoreless frame. Both will be an important part in the Mets pen.

Adam Ottavino was shaky for the second straight outing allowing the tying run to score in the bottom of the ninth.

On the offensive side, all the runs scored on Dom Smith three run bomb. Smith is now hitting .440 with a .1413OPS this spring. McNeil and Canha both collected two hits.

Today the Mets will play their final game of the spring vs. The Nats at 12.05PM. The game will be on MASN, which you can on watch on MLBTV. Taijuan Walker will the ball for his final tune up.

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Mets Junkies Game Recap: Cookie Crumb’s

New York Mets starter Carlos Carrasco had another tough outing in Orange & Blue. The former Cleveland Indians pitcher made his first appearance of the spring, while giving up three runs in four innings pitched.

So far this spring, Carrasco sports an ERA of 6.75 after his first go-around against the Houston Astros.

Slugger Pete Alonso displayed his mammoth like power as the first baseman hit a three-run shot in the 6th, counting for his first long-ball of the spring.

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So far during the spring, the Mets pitching staff has looked pretty. Relievers Adam Ottavino, Miguel Castro, Alex Claudio, Drew Smith, and Colin Holderman have all been on point as they haven’t allowed any runs during Spring Training.

The 6-4 Mets will square off against the 1-10 Washington Nationals on Thursday evening as Erick Fedde will take on Taijuan Walker.

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Friday’s Pitching Preview & Lineup (7/30)

The 54-47 New York Mets will play the first game of a three-game set against the 54-49 Cincinnati Reds. The Mets lost the last series to the Braves, and as we approach August, the Mets must stay on track and maintain first place in the standings.

The Mets plan to send right-hander Carlos Carrasco to the hill, making his much anticipated debut for the Orange and Blue. The Barquisimeto, Venezuela native was 3-4 last season and sported a 2.91 ERA throughout 68 innings pitched.

The Cincinnati Reds will have 31-year old right-hander Sonny Gray on the mound, a former first round pick of the Oakland Athletics back in 2011. In his last start, Gray didn’t fare too well as he only pitched 3.1 innings while giving up eight runs on eight hits.

Gray, so far is having a mediocre season, pitching to a 4.50 ERA and owning an ugly 2-6 record. The Smyrna, Tennessee native has also struck out 89 batters in 70.0 innings pitched, so far this season.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and will be televised locally on SNY.

MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Carrasco Rebounds in Latest Rehab Start

Syracuse Mets (23-48)

The Syracuse Mets lost a close one to the Buffalo Bisons 3-2. Drew Jackson drove in the two runs with a 2 run double.

Drew Jackson: 1 for 4, 2B, 2RBI .256avg/.823OPS

Wilfredo Tovar: 2 for 3, R, BB .287avg/.776OPS

Carlos Carrasco was strong in his rehab start, after struggling last time out. The righty pitched 3 scoreless innings, with 6 strikeouts. He was followed by Jesus Reyes who threw 4 hitless innings, but did allow a run. Roel Ramirez, who the Mets just claimed of waivers, got the loss.

Carlos Carrasco: 3IP, 2H, 0R, 0BB, 6K (38 pitches-32 Strikes) 9.64 ERA

Jesus Reyes: 4IP, 0H, 1ER, 3BB, 4K. 6.52ERA

Roel Ramirez: IP, 2H, 2ER, 0BB, 2K. 4.80 ERA (L, 0-2)

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (27-42)

The Rumble Ponies lost to the SeaWolves besides hitting 4 homeruns in the loss. Carlos Rincon hit his first in the Mets organization since the Mets got him for McKinney.

Carlos Rincon: 1 for 5, HR, RBI .231avg/.747OPS

Wagner Lagrange: 1 for 5, HR, RBI .283avg/.785OPS

Matt Winaker: 2 for 4, R .276avg/.730OPS

Nick Conti: 1 for 4, HR, 3RBI .220avg/.661OPS

Manny Rodriguez: 2 for 4, HR, RBI .217avg/.640OPS

Oscar de la Cruz struggled in his start allowing 7 runs. Josh Hejka, who has moved all over the Mets organization, pitched 2 scoreless innings.

Oscar de la Cruz: 5IP, 8H, 7R, 6ER, 0BB, 2K. 6.98ERA (L, 1-4)

Josh Hejka: 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, K. 5.06ERA

Brooklyn Cyclones (28-42)

The Cyclones beat the Blue Rocks 5-4 after a walk off infield single from Luis Gonzalez in the bottom of the ninth. Gonzalez is 10 for his last 19.

Antoine Duplantis: 3 for 5, 3B, 2B, R .272avg/.739OPS

Francisco Alvarez: 1 for 5, 2B, RBI, R, 3K .216avg/.791OPS

Jeremy Vasquez: 1 for 3, RBI, R, 2BB, 2K .286avg/.890OPS

Luis Gonzalez: 3 for 5, RBI .262avg/.679OPS

Luc Rennie pitched well in his first outing since his demotion to Brooklyn. He allowed just 2 runs over 4 innings of work. Willy Taveras got the win with 2 scoreless frames.

Luc Rennie: 4IP, 5H, 2ER, 3BB, 5K. 4.50ERA

Willy Taveras: 2IP, H, 0R, 0BB, 3K. 3.60ERA (W, 2-0)

St. Lucie Mets (39-33)

The St. Lucie Mets clobbered the Maraunders 15-0. Warren Saunders and Tanner Murphy homered in a 7 run seventh innings to blow the game open.

Jaylen Palmer: 1 for 4, RBI, BB, 3R .284avg/.772OPS

Jose Peroza: 2 for 5, RBI, 2R .275avg/.833OPS

Warren Saunders: 3 for 5, HR, 3RBI, 2R .274avg/.694OPS

Tanner Murphy: 1 for 4, HR, 4RBI, 2R, 2BB .217avg/.755OPS

Brandon McIlwain: 3 for 5, 2B, 2RBI .218avg/.710OPS

It was more than enough for Jose Chacin (who made his first start for St Lucie) and the St. Lucie bullpen, who shut out the Maraunders offense.

Jose Chacin: 6IP, 3H, 0R, BB, 5K. 0.00 ERA (W, 1-0)

Luis Montas: 1.1IP, H, 0R, 0BB, K. 0.73ERA

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Carrasco Struggles in Rehab Outing

Syracuse Mets (23-43)

The Syracuse Mets got clobbered by the Bisons 14-1. The only run came on Albert Almora his solo homerun. Syracuse collected just 3 hits in the blow out loss.

Albert Almora: 1 for 4, HR, RBI .275avg/.852OPS

Carrasco got the start and struggled. He allowed 3 homeruns, allowing 5 runs total in 1.2 innings. Carrasco threw 41 pitches, just 23 strikes. After Jesus Reyes got the bulk out of the pen, position player Drew Jackson got an inning and allowed 4 runs.

Carlos Carrasco: 1.2IP, 3H, 5ER, 3BB, 1K. 27.00 ERA (L, 0-1)

Jesus Reyes: 5.1IP, 7H, 5ER, 4BB, 8K. 6.75 ERA

Drew Jackson: IP, 4H, 4ER, 1BB. 18.00 ERA

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (24-40)

The Rumble Ponies couldn’t overcome an eight run third inning in a 13-7 loss to the SeaWolves.

Wagner Lagrange: 2 for 5, HR, RBI .277avg/.744OPS

Carlos Cortes: 1 for 5, HR, 3RBI .256avg/.815OPS

Matt Winaker: 2 for 4, 2B, RBI .265avg/.733OPS

Luc Rennie and Riley Gilliam struggled in the early innings. Tommy Wilson, Andrew Edwards and Tom Hackimer combined for 5 hitless innings.

Luc Rennie: 2.2IP, 8H, 7ER, 0BB, 5K. 9.91 ERA (L, 1-6)

Riley Gilliam: 1.1IP, 4H, 5ER, 0BB, 2K. 9.88 ERA

Tommy Wilson: IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K. 4.50 ERA

Andrew Edwards: 2IP, 0H, 0R, BB, K. 0.00 ERA

Tom Hackimer: 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K. 3.46 ERA

Brooklyn Cyclones (23-42)

The Cyclones beat the Blue Rocks 8-6, making their hits count as the Cyclones collected just 5 hits.

Francisco Alvarez: 1 for 4, HR, 3RBI .220avg/.800OPS

Ronny Mauricio: 2 for 4, 3RBI .243avg/.719OPS

Jaison Vilera got the win, allowing 4 runs over 5 innings of work. Josh Hejika got the final out for the save.

Jaison Vilera: 5IP, 6H, 4R, 2BB, 3K. 8.24ERA (W, 2-5)

St. Lucie Mets (35-32)

The St. Lucie Mets lost 8-6 to the Maraunders, besides Jaylen Palmer first homerun of the year.

Jaylen Palmer: 1 for 5, HR, RBI .278avg/.767OPS

Omar de los Santos: 3 for 5 .333avg/.652OPS

Alex Ramirez: 2 for 4, 2 2B, RBI .257avg/.704OPS

Matt O’Neil: 1 for 2, 2RBI, 2BB .197avg/.699OPS

Luis Moreno got the start and was solid over 4 innings. The bullpen struggled besides Collin Holderman.

Luis Moreno: 4IP, 3H, 2ER, 2BB, 2K. 6.00 ERA (L, 2-2)

Collin Holderman: 2IP, 0H, 0R, 0BB, 3K. 0.00 ERA

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Cookie Strong in Rehab Outing

Syracuse Mets (22-41)

The Syracuse Mets just held a big lead, beating the Red Wings 14-12. Syracuse got a big third inning, scoring nine runs.

A lot of good offensive performances as Syracuse collected 14 hits with 4 homeruns. Albert Almora, Khalil Lee, Patrick Mazeika and Drew Jackson homered. Jackson homer was in grand style as he hit a grand slam in the third.

Drew Jackson: 1 for 5, HR, 4RBI .253avg/.846OPS

Albert Almora: 2 for 5, HR, 2RBI .232avg/.721OPS

Travis Blankenhorn: 2 for 3, 2 2B, 2BB .250avg/.949OPS

Brandon Drury: 3 for 4, 2B .271avg/.814OPS

Patrick Mazeika: 1 for 4, HR, 3RBI .309avg/.847OPS

Khalil Lee: 2 for 3, HR, 2RBI .276avg/.918OPS

Wilfredo Tovar: 2 for 4, 2RBI .271avg/.741OPS

Three of the Syracuse pitchers had awful outings as Cobb and Nogosek combined to allow 9 runs over 2 innings. Banda pitched 4 allowing 3 runs (2 earned) in relief.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (23-37)

The Rumble Ponies beat the Altoona Curve 4-3, after a 3 run eight got the Ponies the lead.

Wagner Lagrange: 2 for 4 .266avg/.719OPS

Nick Conti: 2 for 4, 2B, 2R, 2RBI .261avg/.697OPS

Adam Oller was strong and Allen Winans collected a 6 out save. Winans is unscored upon over 7 innings since his promotion to AA.

Adam Oller: 7IP, 6H, 3ER, 0BB, 6K. 5.12 ERA (W 4-3)

Allen Winans: 2IP, 0H, 0R, 2BB, 3K. 0.00 ERA (second save)

Brooklyn Cyclones (20-41)

The Cyclones got crushed 13-3 after getting 2 scoreless frames from Carlos Carrasco in his first rehab stint. The Cyclones offense wasn’t able to keep up with the BlueClaws offense.

Antione Duplantis: 2 for 5, RBI .255avg/.685OPS

Cody Bohanek: 1 for 4, 2B, 2RBI .205avg/.692OPS

After Carrasco was strong, the Cyclones bullpen struggled. Bryce Montes de Oca had the only scoreless outing out of the pen.

Carlos Carrasco: 2IP, 1H, 0R, 0BB, 2K. 0.00 ERA

Bryce Montes de Oca: 1.1IP, 0H, 0R, 1BB, 1K. 3.15ERA

St. Lucie Mets (33-30)

The St. Lucie Mets lost a close one to the Palm Beach Cardinals, who walked it off in the ninth 5-4.

Alex Ramirez: 0 for 5, 4K .248avg/.671OPS

Warren Saunders: 3 for 5, RBI, R .299avg/.731OPS

Oscar Rojas struggled with his control over 4.1 innings of work. Nolan Clenney got the loss, allowing the walk off run to score.

Oscar Rojas: 4.1IP, 5H, 3ER, 5BB, 5K. 2.91ERA

Nolan Clenney: 1.1IP, 2H, 1ER, 1BB, 2K. 2.70ERA (L 0-1)

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Carrasco placed on 60-day IL

The newly acquired starting pitcher from the Cleveland Indians has been officially placed on the 60-day injured list. Of course, Carrasco came over in a trade that also brought Francisco Lindor to the New York Mets.

While the Mets are claiming this isn’t a setback in Carrasco’s return, they are admitting it is a delay as the right-hander is slowing down his progress. While the Mets hoped he would be further along, his soonest return date is May 31st.

Reliever Tommy Hunter will join the Mets.

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