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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MetsJunkies Recap: Robbie Cano, Way to Go!

The Mets beat the Marlins yesterday with a 8-4 final score. The Mets collected 15 hits, including a 4 hit game from Robinson Cano. Cano went 4 for 4 with a double, 2 runs scored and a RBI.

Other solid performances came from Starling Marte (2-4, R, 2RBI, 2B, BB), Pete Alonso (2-4, 2 2B, 2R), Tomas Nido (3-4, RBI, R) and Eduardo Escobar (1-4, HR, R, RBI)

The offense was just enough for Chris Bassitt as he struggled over his 5 innings of work. Bassitt allowed 2 homeruns and 4 runs overall, getting hit charged for 3 in the 4th. Bassitt bounced back with a good 5th to end on a high note in his final tune up. Bassitt struck out 6, allowing 6 hits and 2 walks.

Bassitt was relieved by Chasen Shreve, who kept his fabulous spring going with another hitless inning. Shreve has now pitched 4 hitless innings with just one walk and 6 strikeouts this spring. He will most likely make the team as a lefty reliever with newly acquired Joely Rodriguez.

Trevor Williams finished it off with 3 scoreless frames of his own. Williams allowed three hits and worked out of a bases loaded gem in the ninth, but got the job done. He also got help from a fine diving catch from Jaylen Palmer in center.

Today the Mets will face the Astros at Palm Beach as Carlos Carrasco gets the start for his final tune up. The game will start at 12.05PM and can be watched on MLB.tv (Houston feed)

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MetsJunkies Recap: Prospect Galore

During the time Mets fans waited patiently on the deGrom update, the Mets played a game against the Cardinals. A lot of regulars started the game, but in the third inning, the Game got into a rain delay. The Mets end up losing the Game 7-2.

After the rain delay, the regulars were replaced and a lot of young minor league prospects came in. Alex Ramirez was the best prospect that got Game action and he collected a nice opposite field hit.

Wyatt Young was the star for the Mets as he went 2 for 3, with both Mets runs driven in. The 2021 15th round pick has a terrific pro debut year and shows it off during Spring Training.

On the pitching side, the Mets gave the start to Felix Pena in place of deGrom. Pena allowed 3 runs in 2 innings of work. The Mets got scoreless outings from Alex Claudio, Drew Smith (both 1 inning) and Sean Reid-Foley (2 innings). Both Ottavino and Collin Holderman allowed 2 runs in their inning.

The Mets are off today and will play the Marlins on Sunday at Port St. Lucie. Game wi start at 1.10pm.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Bassitt Shines

The Mets played the Marlins yesterday with Chris Bassitt making his unofficial Mets debut. The newly acquired righty pitched well, going 4.2 scoreless frames. Bassitt allowed just 4 hits while walking none and striking out 3.

That was the start of a Mets shutout, as the Mets beat the Marlins 10-0. Eric Orze got the final out of the 5th. Felix Pena followed with 2 scoreless frames and Chasen Shreve kept his strong bid for the opening day roster going with a perfect frame and 2 strikeouts. Sean Reid-Foley finished it off with a scoreless innings, allowing 1 hit with 2 K’s of his own.

The Mets offense got the better of Major League arms Pablo Lopez and Zack Pop. The Mets got 4 runs against the Marlins starter and added 4 against the Marlins righty reliever. Francisco Lindor homered yet again as he hit a 2 run homerun against Lopez in a 2 for 2 day with 4 RBI’s

Lindor didn’t just hit, he also made a sparkling defensive gem to get an out. He ranged far to his left to help Bassitt get the out. Impressive play by the star shortstop, who has been terrific.

Lindor wasn’t the only Mets player who had a terrific day. Nimmo went yard in a 2 for 5 day. McNeil and Dom both collected 2 hits. Marte and McCann drove in a run and the Mets overall collected 15 hits with 7 extra base hits (Lindor 2, McNeil, Dom, Nimmo, Marte and McCann).

Tomorrow the Mets will face the Astros at Glover Park with Carlos Carrasco getting the start for the Mets. It will be televised on SNY, starting at 6.10pm.

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MetsJunkies Recap: Davis Struggles at Third as Mets fall to Astros

The Mets dropped to 3-3 on the Spring after the Mets lost to the Astros 2-1. The Mets pitching held up very well against a lineup that featured Jose Altuve, Alex Bregman, Yordan Alvarez and others. Unfortunately the defense wasn’t up to par and JD Davis struggled with 2 errors at third.

The errors cost Megill two unearned runs in his solid outing. The righty went 3.2 innings, allowing 2 (unearned) runs on 3 hits and 2 walks. He struck out 4 Astros hitters in his outing.

The relief corps behind Megill shined as they combined to pitch 5.1 scoreless frames with 0 walks and 7 strikeouts. Lefties Rob Zastryzny and Alex Claudio both pitched perfect innings. Claudio collected 2 strikeouts, while Zastryzny got one. Both are battling to make the bullpen.

Trevor May made his spring debut with a scoreless inning. The righty did allow 2 hits but also struck out 2. Adam Ottavino impressed with a perfect frame, striking out Altuve.

The Mets offense didn’t do a lot. Daniel Palka drove in the only run with a single and Jankowski kept his strong spring going with a 2 hit game. Jankowski also made a terrific diving catch in center as he tries to make the Mets bench.

Tomorrow the Mets will face the Nationals at 1.10PM as David Peterson looks to rebound.

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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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Mets Beat Nats in Spring Training Opener

The Mets beat the Nationals 6-2 after a 4 run, 3 homer first gave the Mets a 4-0 lead against Josiah Gray. Luis Guillorme, Dom Smith and Nick Plummer all went the opposite way for a homer.

Smith and Guillorme drove in a run later in the game to get the Mets total to 6 runs on the day. Guillorme went 3 for 4 with his homerun and 2 singles with 2 runs batted in.

Dom Smith kept his strong start going with a 2 for 3 day with a homerun and triple. Early on Dom has been the 2020 Dom we got to love, so hopefully that continues.

On the pitching side, the Mets got a great outing from 27 year old Josh Walker. Walker was impressive in the minors last year and he didn’t disappoint today. Walker went 3 scoreless innings allowing just one hit and 2 walks, with 2 strikeouts. On the only hit he allowed, the Mets made a terrific relay play to get the out at third. Mangum>Guillorme>JD.

Alex Claudio, Rob Zastryzny, Eric Orze and Stephen Nogosek all threw scoreless frames in their outings. Holderman allowed an unearned run and Trey Cobb allowed the only Mets earned run.

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