Only Halladay, who walked one in his postseason no-hitter and whose regular season no-no was a flawless game, allowed fewer baserunners in his two same-season no-hitters as Scherzer, and only Ryan, who struck out 29, compiled more strikeouts than Scherzers 27 in his two no-hitters this year. Also, Collins has been tinkering with his lineup, which should already be set heading into the postseason.
RHP Jacob deGrom warmed up for his National League Division Series start in impressive fashion Sunday, when he threw four no-hit innings in the Mets’ 1-0 win over the Nationals.
“I just think it’s a great way to finish”, manager Terry Collins said. Utley has hit. 211 since arriving in L.A., and Rollins, capable as he remains with his glove, may end up on the bench behind hot-hitting rookie shortstop Corey Seager.
MARLINS 5-7, PHILLIES 2-6: In Philadelphia, Dee Gordon got his 200th hit of the season in the opener, and Christian Yelich tied a club record with hits in eight straight at-bats as Miami swept a doubleheader.
Bartolo Colon and Logan Verrett each tossed a hitless inning of relief before Niese entered in the seventh.
Washington Nationals catcher Pedro Severino winds up before… On opening day, he carried a no-hitter against the Mets into the sixth inning in Washington. Chris Heston of the Giants worked his magic against them on June 9. It was also the second at Citi Field this year.
Washington Nationals starting pitcher Tanner Roark delivers in the…
The New York Mets playoff schedule is out and now the NLDS starting rotation is too. CBSSports.com reported Friday that Williams will be fired. “Just to be able to come out here and compete against the Mets, I mean, I know our season didn’t go the way we wanted it to, but we finished strong”. Tigers manager Brad Ausmus said Cabrera will likely not play today in the season finale. Rafael Martin (2-0) got one out as the Nationals ended a six-game skid against the Mets.
Maybe the Mets tried to sabotage that message with the way the kicked around the final week of the season, all but FedExing the home-field to Los Angeles.
“These things are sort of hard to predict”. All NLDS games will be broadcast on TBS. “It all ends very abruptly”. Jordan Zimmermann did that previous year. In the clubhouse after the game, a choked-up Desmond was crying. “I know what’s at stake and I want it”. “But they couldn’t have found a better home”.
With the arms shutting down the Nats, the Mets needed just one run and Granderson provided it with his home run to center off Blake Treinen.
As he did against the Pirates – when he hit pinch-hitter Jose Tabata with two outs and two strikes in the ninth inning – Scherzer missed perfection by a single batter on Saturday. He dominated the Nationals in his four-inning tuneup, not surrendering a single hit and striking out seven. Kershaw (16-7, 2.13 ERA) tuned up Sunday by fanning seven against San Diego, giving him 301 strikeouts. “The front-runner for NL MVP, Harper began the day ahead by the slimmest of margins “.330754 to.330606.
“I was happy with the way the season played out”, said Peavy. “But it’s nice to back up that thought that we had in spring training that we could be a playoff team”.
The Mets lost their fifth straight, having dropped the opener 3-1. Next up, deGrom starts Game 1 in the best-of-five matchup Friday at Los Angeles. “My goal is to do everything I can to help my teammates”.
With a four-game winning streak and the division crown to their name, the Mets were rolling. But before embarking on the franchise’s pursuit of its first world championship in 29 years, the Mets took a moment to recognize what they achieved in snapping a almost decade-long playoff drought.