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Eric Young Jr. delivered a walk-off two-run homer against Luis Mendoza to beat the Royals 4-2 as the Mets snapped Kansas City’s nine-game winning streak.
Young produced his first homer as a Met. It was the first walk-off hit of Young’s career and the third walk-off homer by a Met this season, joining Jordany Valdespin against the Dodgers on April 25 and Kirk Nieuwenhuis against the Cubs on June 16.
“I think it was big,” Young said of his home run and the win. “Obviously with our captain going down, not sure the extent of his injury and how long he’s going to be out. It definitely was a pickup for everybody, including myself.”
“We definitely needed our spirits boosted up with the captain going down,” Young said.
Young, who had been batting .189 in his last ten games and .232 in his last 30 games prior to last night, gave the team the jolt it needed and maybe with that homer the Mets’ left fielder can put his slump behind him.
BEST OF MAXIM
David Aardsma nearly lost the game for the New York Mets on Friday night. The reliever entered the game in the 9th inning with a 2-1 lead and allowed the Kansas City Royals to tie it up, resulting in a blown save. Fortunately, the Mets won anyway on a walk-off homer from Eric Young Jr. [...]
Adam Rubin of ESPN New York emailed Paul DePodesta a few questions regarding a few of the Mets prospects and regarding Wilmer Flores they had the following exchange:
Asked if Wilmer Flores remaining in the minors is fielding-related, DePodesta wrote: “Wilmer played some first base largely because of the ankle injury. He had been back at second base the last couple of games now...
Wilmer Flores has Las Vegas sitting at the top of the division…
So much of the New York Met sales pitch over the last several years has been a message of hope. Met fans were asked to think forward as the franchise went about the business of establishing a culture and practices geared at making their team competitive year in and year out.
The first order of business we were told...
Mets have announced that Mike Baxter is en route to New York and will likely be activated if Wright is placed on the disabled list after his MRI tomorrow.
This leaves Justin Turner and Josh Satin as the only options at third base with Daniel Murphy remaining at second base.
I would have bet anything that Wilmer Flores would get the call, but what do I know…
The Mets are missing two key cogs in their bullpen, closer Bobby Parnell and setup man Josh Edgin, who are both out as New York opens a series against the Kansas City Royals.
Parnell wasn't available for Friday night's opener, and his status for the weekend is unknown as he deals with a stiff neck.
''Bobby has seen the doctor,'' Mets manager Terry Collins...
The very young Gavin Cecchini runs into a lot of criticism from fans because of the fact that he was drafted so high for the New York Mets — and perhaps rightfully so. It is unfortunate, however, that one so young faces such pressure to perform — although this could be said about a lot of our young prospects that we drafted out of high school.
Cecchini had been struggling with...
Mike Puma of the New York Post added some more context to an earlier statement and reported that a team executive was happy with the team’s performance since June 18 and that it bodes well for Terry Collins whose contract expires at season’s end. (Link via MetsBlog)
“I think they’re doing a good job of sprinting to the finish line,” the official said.
On Monday, a Mets...
Jon Heyman provided his opinion and interpretation on the latest happenings with Biogenesis, and Mets outfield prospect, Cesar Puello, is included. Obviously, this article is mostly focused on Alex Rodriguez because he’s likely going to get the biggest suspension, but here’s what Heyman said in his latest article:
The nine or so Biogenesis-linked players who may take deals...
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Five observations on the current state of the Royals.
FINALLY, SOME OFFENSE
We've been saying all year that the Royals have a simple formula for winning.
They hit. They win.
And the Royals don't have to hit or score much. When the Royals simply score four runs or more, they have an amazing 39-9 record, which tells how good their pitching has been....
After Harvey Day was ‘Shattered’ by the pesky Marlins yesterday afternoon, the Mets look to ‘Lay Down’ the Royals as they try to create some ‘Love and Memories’ back home at Citi Field. Did I mention O.A.R. is playing a post game concert?
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Never let Terry Collins go to Atlantic City.
Here's why: Because he's the type of guy that will put all of his chips on 31 black, win, and then put all of his winnings back on 31 black for the next roll and lose everything. (Forgive me if I referenced that episode of South Park before.) Of course, I'm referring to Terry "One Batter Too Late" Collins, who...
by John Viril—
Last night, I was scrolling through the Kansas City Royals hitting statistics and realized that every starting position player on the opening day roster has hit below their projected performance.
The only players doing better than expected are OF David Lough, who was called up from AAA, and reserve infielder Miguel Tejada.
That’s really quite an amazing when you...
Count Minnesota Twins starter Kevin Correia among those impressed by what the Kansas City Royals have been doing.
Correia and Jeremy Guthrie turned in a tight duel last week and will meet again Monday night in the opener of a three-game set in Kansas City.
The Royals (56-52) have won 11 of 12 and trail Cleveland by 4 1/2 games for the AL's second wild-card spot.