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New York Mets
St. Louis Cardinals
NEW YORK -- Before he was inducted into the New York Mets' Hall of Fame on Sunday night, former reliever John Franco compared the current Mets team to his 2000 National League championship team, saying it had something special going on. Then the Mets backed up Franco's claim, nearly shutting out the defending World Series champion St. Louis Cardinals for the third consecutive game before settling for a 6-1 win. This time, Jonathon Niese pitched six scoreless innings while striking out a career-high 10, following Johan Santana's no-hitter and R.A. Dickey's shutout. Niese added a career-high two hits, while Kirk Nieuwenhuis homered and had a career-high three RBI. Andres Torres had three hits for the surprising Mets, who moved a season-high eight games over .500. Jake Westbrook (4-5) allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings for the Cardinals, who dropped their fifth straight game. The Mets moved into a three-way tie for first place with the Miami Marlins ...
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If these past three days have not been enough to convince every last nay-sayer out there that this team is for real, then I don’t know what possibly will. Continuing the theme of sharp play, red hot offense and of course unfathomable pitching, the Mets took the third game of this four-game set 6-1.
Following Santana’s no-no and Dickey’s shutout, Jon Niese looked to...
Mets pitcher Jonathon Niese says he's OK after his heart ''started racing'' during a game over the weekend.
Niese said Monday that he's expecting to have a procedure called an ablation next month at the All-Star break to help the condition. He said it would be an outpatient treatment and he doesn't expect to miss a start.
Niese felt the irregular heartbeat...
Mets starter Jonathon Niese says he’s OK after his heart started racing during a game over the weekend. Niese was pulled from the game after tossing six impressive innings in which he struck out ten batters.
Yesterday, Niese said that he’s expecting to have a minor procedure during the All-Star break to help correct the condition that leads to his heart racing. He was checked...
APNewsNow. With AP Photos. John Franco has been inducted into the New York Mets' Hall of Fame.
The former closer and team captain was honored in a 35-minute ceremony before Sunday night's game at Citi Field against the St. Louis Cardinals. Franco, who grew up in Brooklyn, says his dream came true when he got a chance to play for the team he rooted for as a kid. The pitcher...
OK Jon Niese, it’s your turn again. For the 2nd straight start, Jon Niese (3-2 4.55 ERA) will be following consecutive complete game shutouts by Johan Santana and R.A. Dickey. Dickey followed up Santana’s no-hitter by tossing a pedestrian 7-hit complete game shutout yesterday to put the Mets a season high 7 games over .500. Jake Westbrook (4-4 3.84 ERA) will have the...
Jonathon Niese struck out a career-high 10 in six scoreless innings and the New York Mets shut down the slumping St. Louis Cardinals for the third straight game, getting a homer and three RBIs from rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis in a 6-1 victory Sunday night.
Andres Torres added a two-run triple and finished a homer shy of the cycle. Nieuwenhuis, batting leadoff, also had three hits.
Kirk Nieuwenhuis, lf
Andres Torres, cf
David Wright, 3b
Lucas Duda, rf
Daniel Murphy, 2b
Ike Davis, 1b
Omar Quintanilla, ss
Jon Niese, lhp
The Mets were selected for the 8 PM game tonight as the Mets and Cardinals play game 3 in their 4 game set. Before tonight’s game, the Mets will honor John Franco as he enters the Mets Hall of Fame. In on the field...
NEW YORK (AP) -- Jonathon Niese struck out a career-high 10 in six scoreless innings and the New York Mets shut down the slumping St. Louis Cardinals for the third straight game, getting a homer and three RBIs from rookie Kirk Nieuwenhuis in a 6-1 victory Sunday night.
Andres Torres added a two-run triple and finished a homer shy of the cycle. Nieuwenhuis, batting leadoff, also...
The New York Mets defeated the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday Night Baseball tonight by the score of 6-1, yes one, the Cardinals were able to score their first run of the series through 27 innings so far in this four game series against their former division rivals.
The Mets jumped out first in the bottom half of the opening inning as Andres Torres doubled with one out followed by...
The St Louis Cardinals had a rough weekend in Queens, with the New York Mets taking 3 of 4 from them. The Cardinals dropped to the .500 mark for the first time this season following a 6-1 loss on Sunday night at the hands of the Mets and New York starter Jonathon Niese. The Redbirds [...]
The Mets have taken their third consecutive game from the St. Louis Cardinals, with only tomorrow’s game keeping them from a four-game sweep. So far in this series the Mets have outscored the World Champs 19-1 through three games…UNREAL. This has been the most amazing weekend for Mets pitching. Two complete game shut outs, one ho-hitter and a 10 strike-out performance in...
Like I’ve done in the past, I will be live blogging tonight’s Mets game from the Citi Field press box. I will create a post that I will update every few minutes.
But before that, I’ll be on field for the John Franco Mets Hall of Fame induction ceremony. I will have photos and video, so definitely stay tuned for the coverage.
I will create a post closer to game time for everyone...
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W: J. Niese (4-2) L: J. Westbrook (4-5)
HR: STL - None NYM - K. Nieuwenhuis (3)
Jon Niese went six scoreless innings and the Mets defeated the Cardinals, 6-1, on Sunday.
Niese (4-2) allowed six hits, set a career-high with 10 strikeouts, and continued...
Here's a running list of injury updates around the Major Leagues:
– Jon Niese left yesterday's start due to rapid heartbeat according to Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork. Niese also suffered from tachycardia last season, but didn't bothered him again until last night.
– Infielder Edwin Encarnacion was plunked in his hand yesterday by Red Sox's Daniel Bard. But according...