By Steve Keane at 28 April, 2015, 8:35 pm
Remember how the New York Mets were hoping to show the world that they have taken over the city? Well, that never really happened. After seeing off Matt Harvey with their win on Saturday, they went ahead to lose their match on Friday night. As if that wasn’t enough, they embarrassed themselves on Sunday as their errors proved costly when they lost to the New York Yankees in the Subway Series Finale. After committing four errors, a season high figure on Sunday, we turn our attention to what they will do next and you can get the MLB betting lines for the Mets’ next games here.
So, what went wrong for the Mets on Sunday? Well, to begin with, Jonathan Niese didn’t give his A game as all the four errors that we have been talking about originated from the five innings which he pitched. The Mets’ only positive on the night was Curtis Granderson’s leadoff homerun. Daniel Murphy’s two doubles may however prove crucial in their quest. However with a 14 – 5 record in 19 games, the Mets’ can keep their heads up despite losing twice in three games against the Yankees. Their fans will however feel worried following a 10 – 0 home stand.
On the erroneous night few were impressed by the Mets with Flores, Campbell and Cuddyer seemingly competing on number of errors with Campbell proving the winner as he ran the bases in the sixth inning being doubled off first base on a routine fly ball. All this whilst still considering they’ve had only 9 errors in 18 games. Murphy also had a game to forget as he was on base with a walk and two hard-hit doubles with his manager coming to his defense claiming his hamstring injury which made him miss out on the better part of spring training. On the other hand it took Granderson 16 games to hit a home run as opposed to his past record of just eight games as he sent Nathan Eovaldi’s pitch straight into the seats. But the question is how will they respond as they face Miami Marlin’s on Monday night?
Rafael Montero is set to make a return against the Miami Marlins as the starting pitchers seek to earn a deserved rest. Montero in an outing with Las Vegas got up to 74 pitches while only allowing 4 runs and 6 hits at Reno.
Tuesday’s reports will get the Mets fans excited as they beat Miami 3-1 with Murphy delivering a three home runner. Following Monday’s win, Muno was dropped for Montero who may go back to Vegas after Tuesday’s game. Syndergaard overcame food poisoning in style in Las Vegas as he tossed a two hit and struck out 9 in an 8-0 win. Cecchini also returned from a groin injury while Gsellman pitched 6 in St. Lucie’s 7-1 win. Bobby Parnell is set to make his comeback after a forearm fatigue and he is hopeful of a strong return.
The Mets though hampered by the defeat to the Yankees which was downplayed came straight up with a win and look to continue their impressive record. This one defeat cannot be used against them to indicate a season killer as we expect them to bounce back and rectify their mistakes as they look to get back to winning ways.