Jacob deGrom will start the opener Friday in Los Angeles, as expected.
The Mets lost their chance Saturday at home-field advantage in the upcoming best-of-five matchup by dropping their fifth game in a row. Clayton Kershaw or Zack Greinke will be waiting on the pitching mound. Terry Collins recounted it in the press conference room of Citi Field, a drink by his hand after he had toasted to his first postseason as a manager in his career. There’s no promises or guarantees that this is something that will now carry on yearly, so we play for today and live in the moment.
In his book “Outliers, ” Malcolm Gladwell writes about the theory that genius is found in doing the same thing over and over, until we get it right. “Spring training, a lot of guys said it, that they felt we were a playoff team”.
Scherzer struck out a team-record 17 to breeze past the NL East champions.
“I trusted my catcher“, Scherzer said.
So this is the CONCACAF Cup match where Mexican TV broadcaster Azteca was promoting with ads that included cuts of Donald Trump talking about immigration, how the “American dream is dead” and “we don’t have victories anymore”. “We’ve got to move ahead”, Collins said.
Only no one was comfortable against Scherzer on Saturday night. He was pulled after throwing 72 pitches in four innings. He fanned 166 and walked 31 in 150 innings.
Nolan Ryan was the previous pitcher to achieve the feat in the regular season, in 1973.
To me, the playoffs are a whole new season and once you get in, anything can happen. “Now I think I’ve advanced myself to more of a pitcher, and I’m really excited at the strides I’ve made this season”, he said. The 17 strikeouts were the most ever in a no-hitter, tying a mark set by Ryan.
McHugh (19-7), pitching a night after teammate Dallas Keuchel won his 20th game, allowed a run and six hits in seven innings to improve to 6-0 in his last seven starts.
BALTIMORE (AP) – The New York Yankees failed to clinch home field in the AL wild-card game, getting swept by Baltimore in a day-night doubleheader. The others were the 2010 Tampa Bay Rays and 1917 Chicago White Sox, who won the World Series.
Clearly, it doesn’t deteriorate than what the Mets did unpalatably amid the last few days of the standard season, scoring two keeps running in their last four amusements, incorporating a diversion in which they were no-hit because of Max Scherzer. David Wright is also the only remaining player from that series, that combined with nine years of frustration and injuries has him foaming at the mouth.
The Nationals mounted their only rally in the top of the ninth inning. He was taken off the bases when Daniel Murphy grounded into a fielder’s choice for the second out in the sixth.
Curtis Granderson, perhaps the steadiest bat in the Mets’ lineup, hammered a solo shot in the eighth inning off Blake Treinen for his 26th homer.
Given a clear path to home plate, Tomlinson completed the ninth inside-the-park home run at AT&T Park with a head-first dive on Saturday, propelling the Giants to a 3-2 victory over the Colorado Rockies. Unfortunately for the Nationals, Werth popped up to end Game 162 in the Mets’ favor. 340 and do what I did, ” Harper said.
Mets: LHP Steven Matz got an injection for his sore back and “hopefully that helps him a lot”, Collins said. “You can’t shake everybody’s hand, but just to let them know that we knew they were there and we appreciate their support and we promise to show them a good time come Friday”.