MetsJunkies Recap: Alvarez Goes Beast Mode

The Mets beat the Marlins 9-3 yesterday behind some powerfully offense. The power started in the first when Mark Canha and Francisco Lindor went back-to-back. It ended with a bomb by top prospect Francisco Alvarez in the eight.

Lindor had a solid game going 2 for 3 with that homerun and double. The star shortstop drove in two in the win.

Arguably the biggest hit came of the bat from J.D. Davis. Davis cleared the bases with a three run double, an at bat after he got hit in the knee by a pitch. Eduardo Escobar also had a solid game going 3 for 3 with a RBI.

Arguably the most exciting moment was Francisco Alvarez crushing a homerun off the scoreboard in left field. It showed the amazing pop Francisco Alvarez has. He is going to be exciting.

With the Mets expecting a rainy evening, they went with relief pitchers and had Bassitt and Carrasco work in the minor league Instrasquad game earlier on the day. The bullpen game went well as Diaz, Castro, Orze, Shreve, Holderman, Lugo and Mitchell all had a scoreless frame. Sean Reid-Foley walked 3, allowing just one run and Josh Walker allowed 2 (1 earned) in his inning.

Castro did got some help by some sparkling defense behind him. Jeff McNeil made a terrific play for and out and Brandon Nimmo followed with a nice catch in CF.

Bassitt and Carrasco got their work in on the minor league site. Bassitt went 5 innings allowing just one hit with 5 strikeouts. Carlos Carrasco however, struggled in his outing allowing 5 runs on 6 hits over 3.1 innings. He allowed homeruns to Jose Peroza and Thomas Nido. Drew Smith also pitched, he went a perfect inning.

Today the Mets face the Astros at 6.10pm with Tylor Megill making the start. The Game is not televised.

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Mets Recap: deGrom was O. (5)K

The Mets beat the Astros 2-0 yesterday with Jacob deGrom getting his first Grapefruit League Action. deGrom went 2 innings, allowing one hit with 5 strikeouts. deGrom looked free and easy, hitting 99mph on his fastball. Jake threw mostly fastball and sliders, but ended his outing with his only change up for the K. He threw 30 pitches and is expected to throw around 45 next outing.

It was the start of a very solid pitching day for the Mets, as they shutout the Astros with 7 pitchers getting into the action. Adam Ottavino made his Mets debut with a perfect innings and one K. Trevor Williams followed with 2 scoreless frame (needed 50 pitches). Both are part of the major league roster in all likelihood.

Lefties Alex Claudio and Rob Zastryzny came into action and pitched very well. Zastryzny struck out the side for the save and Claudio struck out the lefty he faced and followed with getting two righties out. Nogosek and Jose Rodriguez also pitched a scoreless frame in the win.

The Mets got their runs in the 5th after back to back hits by Dom Smith and Nick Meyer opened the innings. Lindor drove in Dom with a ground out and McNeil lined a sac fly to score Meyer. Overall the Mets collected just 6 hits. Alonso had the only extra base hit with a ringing double.

The Mets don’t have a game today and will be back against the Marlins on Thursday 6.10pm. Reportedly Carlos Carrasco and Chris Bassitt will make their spring debut.

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Mets Recap: Scherzer Gets Spring Training deGrom Treatment

The Mets got shutout by the Marlins 3-0, dropping their Spring record to 1-2. Main plus was the strong outing from Max Scherzer, who went 5 innings of one run ball in his first outing.

Max velo started out lower but he dialed it up later in his outing. Scherzer threw just 72 pitches (55 strikes) over his 5 innings. Max struck out 5, allowed 3 hits and walked none. Impressive to see in his first outing of spring.

Jose Butto came into the sixth in relief of Scherzer. Butto could be an important depth piece for the Mets as the young righty is placed on the 40 man roster. Butto started with a strong 6th but allowed 2 unearned runs in the seventh (hit and a walk in that inning). Butto went 1.1 innings allowing those 2 unearned runs before Eric Orze came in.

Eric Orze allowed the third run to score, but limited the damage going 0.2 innings. Orze is also an arm to keep an eye on and likely to make his major league debut soon.

The last Mets pitcher to pitch was Colin Holderman, who was absolutely filthy in his outing. Holderman struck out 3, allowing one hit in his inning of work. He demonstrated filthy sliders with 99mph sinkers. Also an arm to keep an eye on in the Mets system.

On the offensive side, the Mets collected just 2 hits. Luis Guillorme doubled and Jake Mangum singled. Let’s hope that won’t be a theme. Early spring with lots of inregulars in the lineup, I am not worried jet.

Today the Mets will play the Astros at Clover Park. The game will start at 6.10pm with Jacob deGrom facing Jake Odorizzi.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Instrasquad Game

The Mets played the Mets on Friday in an intersquad game. SNY and the Mets were nice enough to broadcast the game on their social media outlets for us to watch the action from behind the plate.

Josh Rodriguez and Thomas Szapucki both made the start for the Mets and were both unscored upon. Szapucki did struggle with control but got 2 double plays in two innings of work.

The Mets offense was silent for the first 3 innings, with Robinson Cano collecting all 2 hits. On Cano second hit Nimmo tried to score and was gunned down by Carlos Cortes. In the later part of the 5 inning game, we saw the Mets with some power.

The power started with a Francisco Lindor 2 run homerun. The Mets shortstop crushed one to right field for a no doubt homerun.

It wasn’t the only Met, who is expected to be on the opening day roster with a homerun. JD Davis hit an impressive homerun, were he looked a little bit to early. Important for JD to show the power he had in 2019, to be a very good bat for the Mets.

It was the minor leaguers time after the regulars got theirs. Khalil Lee crushed one the opposite field and Baty went yard to deep center. Both showed impressive power. Francisco Alvarez also collected a hit and Cole Gordon pitched 2 scoreless frames in relief.

Tomorrow the Mets will face the Nationals at 6.05. The Game will be avaliable on the radio but won’t be televised. Josh Walker will start for the Mets against righty Josiah Gray.

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MetsJunkies Recap: McCannon Strikes in Comeback Win

The Mets beat the Braves 4-3 in the opening game of a three game series in Atlanta. After the offense was stymied over 6 innings, the bats woke up in the seventh.

James McCann hit a huge game tying three run homerun. It was McCann his 7th of the year. Most likely the biggest of his Mets tenure so far.

After Peraza doubled, Lindor got him home with a 2 out RBI Single to give the Mets the lead.

Trevor May, Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz closed out the game to get the one run victory. Drew Smith got the win after a scoreless sixth.

Tylor Megill was solid over 5 innings of three run ball, striking out 8. Only blemish was an Ozzie Albies 3 run homerun.

The Mets will try to make it two in a row with David Peterson facing Max Fried.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Mets Win Thriller in Miami

The Mets beat the Marlins 6-5 after a 12 inning thriller. Huge hits from Khalil Lee and Johneswhy Fargas scored three runs in the top of the 12th. Loup made it dicy in the bottom of the frame, but got a huge double play. Barnes got Duvall to get the save.

Stroman got the start and was terrific over 6 plus innings, allowing 2 runs. Castro allowed a game tying two run homerun to Cooper in the seventh. The Mets scored two in the first after a Lindor hit, who later scored on an error. The Mets added another on a RBI double from Nido in the fourth.

After the seventh is was a game of missed opportunities. The bullpen got big outs in numerous situations. May pitched out of a bases loaded situation, Familia Diaz and Smith left runners in scoring position to keep the game going.

Tomas Nido also had a big game with a RBI Double and he caught two runners trying to steal! A huge 12th with Lee and Fargas big hits, was just enough.

The Mets will try to win the series tomorrow against the Marlins. Game will start at 4.10PM

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MetsJunkies Game Recap: ReplaceMets Best Braves After Nido Clutch Homerun

The Mets beat the Braves 4-3 after Tomas Nido hit a clutch 2 out, solo homerun in the top of the ninth. Diaz closed it out with a perfect ninth striking out two.

The Mets went with a bullpen game and it worked. Miguel Castro opened the game with a perfect inning. Hunter followed with 2 scoreless, striking out 4 and collecting his first hit. The veteran hasn’t allowed an earned run so far this year.

Gsellman and May allowed a solo homerun in their outings, to let the Braves get back into the game.

After Loup pitched a solid 7th, he started the ninth allowing a double. Familia walked Acuna, but got a huge double play from Freeman. Unfortunately a broken bat hit from Ozuna tied the game in the eight.

On the offensive side the Mets got a two run homerun by Villar, scoring him and Hunter in the third. Alonso added another run with a sac fly, scoring Lindor who went 2 for 4.

The Mets defense did their part in the win. Khalil Lee made a great diving catch in the sixth, to make up for him overmatched start at the plate.

Peraza also made a terrific play to rob a hit in the fourth. The run down took a little bit to long, but the stop from Peraza was a run saving play.

The Mets won back to back games against a division rival in their ballpark, with most of their players on the injured list. This is as impressive as can be. The Mets will try to sweep the Braves with David Peterson getting the start.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Bullpen Struggles in Blow Out Loss

The Mets lost to the Rays 12-5 on Saturday for their second straight loss in St. Petersburg.

Drew Smith was the opener and pitched well going 2 innings, allowing 1 unearned run. Smith struck out three in his outing.

After Smith allowed the run in the first, the Mets took a 3-1 lead thanks to a Jose Peraza 3 run homerun with two outs in the second. Pete Alonso added another run with a solo shot in the third.

That’s when the troubles started. Lucchesi came in after Smith and pitched a good 3rd inning, but falthered in the fourth. The Rays scored 5 runs, four of Lucchesi and 1 off Reid Foley. The Mets were silenced until Lindor homered in the 8th to make it an one run game.

However, in the bottom of the eight the Rays scored 6 runs, to blow the game open for good. Barnes allowed three runs without recording an out and Jeurys Familia had his first real rough outing, allowing 3 in an inning of work. The Mets couldn’t come back in the ninth for a 12-5 final score.

The Mets will try and avoid the sweep on Sunday with Marcus Stroman getting the start.

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MetsJunkies MiLB Recap: Mauricio Homers in Third Straight Game

Syracuse Mets (1-6)

After an opening day win, the Syracuse Mets have lost 6 in a row, losing to the Worcester Red Sox 8-5.

Jake Hager kept his hot hitting going with a 3 for 5 game. He is hitting .414 in the early going. Khalil Lee had a good game going 2 for 4 with 2 RBIs. Catchers Deivy Grullón and Hunter Cervenka homered in the loss.

Former Red Jesus Reyes got the start and allowed 3 runs over 5.2 innings of work. Reyes struck out 6 but allowed 2 homeruns that cost him. Stephen Tarpley was awful again allowing 3 runs while recording one out. His 40 man roster spot is in serious jeopardy with his 67.50 ERA. Zamora allowed 2 runs (1 earned) in 2 innings in relief as his tough start continues.

Binghamton Rumble Ponies (0-6)

The Ponies struggled continued with a 5-0 loss to the Curve. Binghamton collected just one hit in the loss. Sebastian Elizalde collected the only hit, a single. Mark Vientos struggled continued with a Golden Sombrero.

Tyler Megill got his second start and was good once again. The 2018 8th round pick threw 5 scoreless innings, with 7 strikeouts. The righty now has 17 strikeouts in 10 innings of work

Brooklyn Cyclones (3-3)

The Cyclones got back to .500 with a 6-1 victory to the Drive. Mauricio homered for his third straight game, going 1 for 5. Baty stayed hot with a 2 for 4 game with a double and 2 RBIs. Baty is hitting .471 with a 1331 OPS.

Josh Walker collected his second win going 5 innings of one run ball. The 26 year old lefty struck out 7. His ERA stands at 0.90. Dan Goggin pitched two hitless innings with 4 strikeouts and Nick MacDonald closed out the win with 2 scoreless of his own.

St. Lucie Mets (5-2)

The St. Lucie Mets improved to 5-2 with a 4-2 victory. Francisco Alvarez had another great game going 3 for 4 in the win. Alvarez is hitting .571 over the first 7 games of the year.

Luis Moreno pitched 3.2 hitless innings with 4 walks, an unearned run and 6 strikeouts. Cam Opp followed with 3.1 innings, were he allowed an unearned run, allowing 3 hits and 3 walks with 5 strikeouts.

Colby Morris and Reyson Santos closed out the win with a scoreless frame apiece.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Mazeika Does it Again

Mets beat the Orioles 3-2 on jet another walk off fielders choice by Patrick Maizeka. Maizeka is the first player in the last 100 years to have two walk off RBIs before collecting their first MLB hit.

Marcus Stroman got the start and he was splendid over 6.1 innings of one run ball. He allowed just 4 hits and 2 walks, while striking out 5. Loup allowed an inherited runner to score on a sac fly.

The Orioles got an extra run after a scary moment with Albert Almora Jr. The Mets center fielder ran hard, face first into the wall to try and catch Hays his triple. The ball popped out of the glove on the impact, which was severe. Luckily Almora was able to walk off on his own.

Trevor May struck out the next two but Freddy Galvis laid down a perfect 2 out bunt to score Hays to make it 2-0.

Michael Conforto got a run back in the eight with a RBI single, followed by a Familia clean ninth.

Then started the bottom of the ninth. The Mets faced veteran César Valdez who throws mostly change-ups below 80 mph. It didn’t have a ton of success against the Mets. Pillar started with a single (after almost going yard), Villar singled to follow and Smith drove in the tying run with a RBI single.

It was left to Patrick Maizeka again. And he dribbled one to first base this time, which scored Villar who got a terrific jump from third to score. Mets Walk it Off for their 6 win in a row.

The bad news, McNeil and Almora both leaving the game due to injury, with already a lot of injuries in the lineup.

The Mets will face their old Friend Matt Harvey at Citi Field Wednesday afternoon. A 12.10 start to see the Dark Knight vs. The Skywalker

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