Ouch! Mets set MLB record with 106 hit batters in season
MILWAUKEE — (AP) — The New York Mets set a major league record with 106 hit batters this season when Mark Canha was plunked twice and Luis Guillorme once in Wednesday's 6-0 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers. Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo hurt his left quadriceps while stealing second base and left after the first inning. Canha was hit near the hip in the third and the ribs in the fifth. He has been hit a big league-high 24 times this year and tied Seattle's Ty France for last year's high with 27. Batters were hit 1,875 times entering Wednesday with two weeks remaining.wftv.com
Scherzer shines as Mets cool off Braves 4-1 in series opener
Mets Braves Baseball New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer works against the Atlanta Braves in the third inning of a baseball game, Monday, July 11, 2022, in Atlanta. That cut the Mets' lead to 2-1, but Guillorme answered with his homer off Darren O'Day in the eighth. Former Mets second baseman Robinson Canó, obtained by Atlanta for $1 in a minor league deal with the San Diego Padres on Sunday, had two hits in his Braves debut. The Mets led the Braves by 10 1/2 games on June 1, but the lead was cut to 1 1/2 games entering the series. The Braves were 29-8 and the Mets were 19-16 in that span entering Monday night.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Rendon out for season, Koufax statue unveiled
Rendon batted .228 with five homers and 28 RBIs in 45 games this season. He homered in Game 6 and Game 7 of the Nationals’ World Series victory over the Houston Astros. SANDY’S STATUEA statue honoring Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax will be unveiled at Dodger Stadium before Los Angeles hosts Cleveland. Koufax was a two-time World Series MVP with the Dodgers. Zimmerman was the Nats’ first draft pick after moving to Washington in 2005 and played his entire 16-season career with the club -- including on the 2019 World Series championship team.wftv.com
Walker, Mets cruise past Nats 4-1, win another series
Mets Nationals Baseball New York Mets third baseman Luis Guillorme, left, makes the tag on Washington Nationals' Juan Soto on the fielder's choice during the fourth inning of a baseball game at Nationals Park, Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon) (Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — (AP) — Taijuan Walker pitched seven scoreless innings and the New York Mets remained unbeaten in 10 series this season, cruising past the sloppy Washington Nationals 4-1 on Thursday. New York has won nine series and split one, and hasn't lost two straight games in a month. Walker tagged Soto and threw wildly to second, and Bell tried to advance and was thrown out at third. Soto slid into Walker's forearm a few feet in front of the bag, and Walker stood over Soto after tagging him.wftv.com
MLB managers trying to work ahead with ever-evolving lineups
Mets Diamondbacks Baseball New York Mets manager Buck Showalter pauses in the dugout prior to a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Sunday, April 24, 2022, in Phoenix. “Oh yeah, it’s definitely happened,” said the New York Mets’ All-Star infielder and outfielder. McNeil needs to know if he's playing second base or left field, depending on if Canó is headed toward the keystone. Guillorme has been a part-time player over five big league seasons, and he’s ironed out different programs for when he’s playing and when he’s not. “My routine is going to be a lot more toned down if I know I’m playing or if I’m not.wftv.com
Harper homers, Phils split with Mets after Nola ties K mark
Bryce Harper blew kisses at a booing crowd to punctuate his home run, and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the New York Mets 2-1 in eight innings for a doubleheader split after Aaron Nola matched a long-standing major league record with 10 straight strikeouts in the opener.
Lindor, Mets rally after dugout dustup; blame vermin debate
(AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo)NEW YORK — (AP) — Francisco Lindor blamed his apparent dugout dustup with Jeff McNeil on a runaway rodent. The story stunk like a skunk, but either way, the night ended in a New York Mets victory. Lindor gathered himself and hit a tying, two-run homer in the seventh inning, setting up the Mets' extra-innings rally to beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 5-4 Friday night. Moments later, after the inning ended, Mets players rushed into the tunnel adjacent to their dugout, sensing a commotion. Lindor went 2 for 5 and produced his second multi-hit game as a Met.wftv.com
Amazin' at-bat: Mets' Guillorme draws 22-pitch walk vs Hicks
“I don’t even think I’ve had a 13 pitch at-bat in my career.”Hicks was scheduled to pitch one inning. Carlos Martínez worked four innings in the start for St. Louis, allowing two runs and five hits. Pittsburgh starter Steven Brault allowed three runs on five hits and a walk in three innings. YANKEES 5, BLUE JAYS 1New York starter Deivi García gave up one hit and an unearned run in three innings. Dean Kremer allowed a run on three hits, walked two and struck out four in the start for Baltimore.
Boone takes leave for pacemaker; Lester to have surgery
I look forward to getting back to work in the next several days.”LESTER SURGERYWashington Nationals left-hander Jon Lester is leaving spring training camp to have surgery for the removal of his thyroid gland. He underwent chemotherapy treatments and returned to the Red Sox at spring training before the following season. Soto’s spring training start was delayed because he fouled a ball off his right foot in live batting practice Sunday. Martinez had two hits for a second straight game, driving in his first two runs of spring training. Jarred Kelenic, Seattle’s top prospect, hit a two-run homer and Taylor Trammell hit a solo homer.
Healthy ace Scherzer pitches Nats past Mets 2-1 for 1st win
Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer (31) delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020, in New York. But he also looked healthy all the while a wonderful sign for the Washington Nationals. Scherzer showed no effects of hamstring trouble, navigating heavy traffic early for his first win this season, and Trea Turner hit a record-breaking leadoff homer to help Washington beat the New York Mets 2-1 on Tuesday night. Scherzer lasted six innings and threw only 45 pitches over his final four to finish with 105. The Mets hadn't announced a starter to replace Michael Wacha, who went on the injured list Sunday with shoulder inflammation.
Scherzer exits; Porcello gets 150th win, Mets top Soto, Nats
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer (31) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets in Washington, Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2020. Porcello (1-1) went seven innings, allowing one run and five hits and retiring the last 10 batters he faced. Scherzer threw 99 pitches on opening day against the Yankees, then an MLB season-high 112 in his next start. WHAT A STEALIn his Mets debut, CF Billy Hamilton stole his first base of 2020 and 300th of his career. Nationals: After Thursday's fifth day off in a week, they start a three-game series Friday against visiting Baltimore.