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Matt Harvey struck out six over 5 1-3 innings of two-run ball as the New York Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 3-2 Monday.
Harvey allowed six hits and has a 2.95 ERA in four spring-training starts.
Cardinals starter Jake Westbrook allowed two runs and three hits in six innings, giving up Lucas Duda's two-run homer in the fourth. Matt Adams hit an RBI double in the bottom half and scored on a single by prospect Oscar Taveras.
Westbrook, projected as the Cardinals' No. 4 starter, has a 3.86 ERA in four starts.
New York's Travis d'Arnuad went 2 for 3 and increased his batting average to .345. He doubled off Marc Rzepczynski leading off the seventh and scored on Andrew Brown's single.
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David Wright is correct, his rib injury could have happened anytime. It could have happened carrying groceries from the car.
That isn’t the issue.
The issues are Wright was injured while at the World Baseball Classic – whatever he was doing at the time, it was away from the Mets – and did not report his injury in a timely fashion.
Also an issue is Wright has a strained left...
New York Mets third baseman David Wright was forced from World Baseball Classic play this past week when he felt a soreness in his rib cage. Wright admitted the injury had been bothering him for about a week leading up to the team’s contest with the Dominican Republic. He was eventually sent to New York where he was diagnosed with a moderate intercostal strain, thereby ending...
Beat writers took to Twitter after today’s game and began posting their projected Opening Day lineups. With the reality now setting in that Johan Santana and David Wright could start the season on the DL lets look at what our lineup could look like as well as our 25 man roster.
Opening Day Lineup
Jordany Valdespin, 2B
Collin Cowgill, CF
Marlon Byrd, RF
Ike Davis, 1B
With two weeks to go before Opening Day, Kirk Nieuwenhuis should be thinking about where he would live in New York rather than Las Vegas.
Nieuwenhuis, who made a strong first impression with the Mets last year, came to camp penciled in as the center fielder and first in line to win the leadoff spot. However, a hitless streak at the start of the exhibition schedule punctuated with...
METS AND HYUNDAI REACH MULTI-YEAR DEAL FOR
HYUNDAI CLUB AT CITI FIELD
FLUSHING, N.Y., March 18, 2013 – The New York Mets today announced a multi-year partnership with Hyundai for naming rights to the Hyundai Club, the only all-inclusive premium seating area at Citi Field.
The Hyundai Club, formerly known as the Champions Club, is located on the field level behind home plate with...
If you have a problem with Sandy Alderson, you have a problem with Major League Baseball. The Mets, as of 2010, have been essentially an MLB operation under virtual MLB oversight with Sandy Alderson a de facto appointee. His job, presiding over this financial and organizational overhaul, has one purpose — to facilitate profitability. That is why he was sent to Queens. Bud Selig...
On Tuesday, the St. Louis Cardinals minor leaguers once again faced their Jupiter, Fla. cohabitants, the Miami Marlins. The Fish swam over to the Birds’ side of the complex – except for those go-against-the-flow Peoria 2 soldiers, who marched over to the Miami fields.
Memphis was the only one of the five Cardinals clubs to log a win. Springfield tied while the three Class-A clubs...
Marlon Byrd is a very lucky man.
Less than a year ago he tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and was slapped with a 50-game suspension. To his credit, and unlike most users who get caught, Byrd manned up, admitted his guilt and issued a remorseful statement.
“I made an inexcusable mistake. Several years ago, I had surgery for a condition that was private and unrelated...
There are just two weeks remaining until opening day and many of the St. Louis Cardinals' top prospects have flourished down at spring training under the Florida sun. Continuing our countdown of the Cardinals' top prospects, No. 1 on the list is easily making the most noise of all position players in camp.
Oscar Taveras, OF, 20
2012 Highest Level: Springfield
2012 AA Stats...
JUPITER, Fla. (AP) Chris Carpenter realizes his baseball career may be over.
The 37-year-old right-hander made a surprise appearance at the St. Louis Cardinals' spring-training camp Monday and said he's still dealing with numbing and tingling sensations in his pitching hand, arm and shoulder.
"I'm not going to have surgery anymore," Carpenter said. "We...
The St. Louis Cardinals brought Ronny Cedeno in on a non-guaranteed contract as insurance in case shortstop Rafael Furcal went down and re-aggravated his ailing elbow. Despite Furcal being out for the entire season and undergoing Tommy John surgery, the Cardinals decided on Tuesday that they still did not need the services of Cedeno.
According to a tweet by Derrick Goold of...
The big question around the Cardinals is who will play shortstop this season; overshadowed by this is the issue of the bench.
The first spot is reserved for the back up catcher…most likely Tony Cruz. The guy can’t hit, but they used him last year in this role and makes next to nothing. There are worse options for more money.
Free agent pick up Ty Wigginton figures to take...
It's the night before St. Patrick's Day. I'm despondent about David Wright, Daniel Murphy, and Justin Turner all being injured so I go on a bender. I wake up hung over, I turn on the television to check out the Mets game wondering who the Mets might bring in or bring up to replace all these guys ... and this is what I see?????
Good thing I don't smoke peyote.
Sorry, boys and girls. But I still like the guy. And I'm not going to qualify this with anything regarding who was at fault for him leaving the Mets. Because I can't fault Jose Reyes for leaving the Mets for a better situation ... even if that better situation was a year away.
So when I see Reyes with a trophy after the Dominican Republic rampaged through the 2013 World...