Today’s Game: Marlins at Mets

The Mets and Marlins finish their three-game series at 1 p.m. on Sunday at Citi Field.

Mets Pre Game begins at 12 p.m.

Jacob deGrom (2.25, 3.38) starts for the Mets, while Brad Hand (0-1, 5.09) pitches for Miami.

Mets Marlins
1. Curtis Granderson – RF 1. Christian Yelich – LF
2. Eric Campbell – 2B 2. Adeiny Hechavarria – SS
3. David Wright – 3B 3. Giancarlo Stanton – RF
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Casey McGehee – 3B
5. Juan Lagares – CF 5. Garrett Jones – 1B
6. Chris Young – LF 6. Marcell Ozuna – CF
7. Anthony Recker – C 7. Ed Lucas – 2B
8. Ruben Tejada – SS 8. Jeff Mathis – C
9. Jacob deGrom  – RHP 9. Brad Hand – LHP

 




858 comments
James
James

BTW, if you are still feeling the buzz for the Mets, you can watch Plawecki and Thor on MLB now in the futures game :)

Randy Wilcox
Randy Wilcox

Grandy may be the most well-spoken person on the team. He should consider broadcasting when it's all over.

citifield
citifield

Nice win mets...see you all in sandiego where we need to  win 2 out 3 atleast ...LGM!

sandybgone
sandybgone

Very nice Mets.


great job by the players for leaving their hearts on the field heading in to the break. Mets are now in 3rd place and have a chance...


Now....dont have a 2nd half swoon please...and Wilpons/Sandy...can we add a proven player or 2 instead of just stockpiling prospects...we get you guys are good at cutting payroll...I want to see how Sandy does with adding talent for the stretch run....you talk about wanting to win, we are in another spot where we are in a weak division and a big bat two can propel us into contention...


If you are about winning...prove it to the players and the fan base

Randy Wilcox
Randy Wilcox

PIITB!!!!! Enjoy the break, folks. Let's hope the Mets are more July and less May when we resume!

kefhrny17
kefhrny17

Get way to go into the break! LGM!!

January 12th
January 12th

baseball is so much more interesting when the mets are doing good, i think it really helps the sport as well

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

What was the record at the ASB last year? 

John Plain
John Plain

Meeting adjourned. Reconvene in San Diego.

citifield
citifield

45 wins down 45 more wins to go....Lets go mets! :)

kingman76
kingman76

Is Collins wise to use Carlisle with more than a 6 run lead.

/sarcasm

queva
queva

Put it in the books!

citifield
citifield

Nice pitching and hitting all around this series Lets go mets!

January 12th
January 12th

the mets pitching as been superb, and on top of that the offense has been brilliant, these games are not even close. The mets blowing people out

queva
queva

Legares makes it sooooo easy!

James
James

Wierd standings in the NL for the All Star break, tie in the East, tie in the Central and just 1 game seperating the Dodgers and Giants in the West.  COuld have finished the day with ties in all 3 divisions potentially except for the Brew Crew taking it to STL today will break that tie.  Still will be an interesting second half, hopefully we can make some way there.

MetsFan1962
MetsFan1962

It haunts me when Sandy said a couple of weeks ago that the team is not performing as expected. Well, the team must have read the article and decided to turn it around. And, more importantly they are doing it in CitiField. . . Lets GOooo Mets!

January 12th
January 12th

it will be interesting what the mets do with colon. I think it was always sandy's plan to flip him at the deadline for prospects, but the mets are playing competitive baseball as of late. Colon factors into the equation for a stretch run

ShawnP
ShawnP

For once in a long while EVERYTHING is going the Mets way.


And,what can you say about deGrom,if you hadn't knew him at all you would never guess this guy is a raw rookie,hes quite polished and in control out there.


The kid can also rake to boot.

LGM!!

ShawnP
ShawnP

@Randy Wilcox  Wouldn't be surprised if ESPN and other sports networks were knocking on Grandys door after he retired.

James
James

@sandybgone To be honest I don't agree with this, I want Sandy to make moves at the deadline, but only for something with a longterm benefit, not to sure up this year.  I agree we can't keep relying on prospects, but this year is not worth mortgaging the future for.  If we can get a player for the next few years at the deadline, we do it, I doubt that will be available, but if it is we should get it.  Otherwise our assets do us better for picking up that extra player in a future year not this year.

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

@sandybgone I actually wouldn't mind trading Colon and bringing up Syndergaard in his place. Far as I'm concerned, Bartolo did his job: deliver enough quality starts to keep the team close and boost his trade value by the middle of July.

Get a solid piece for him and keep the pitching going wtih Thor. On the other hand, I like watching Colon pitch and wouldn't freak out if he stayed. 

ShawnP
ShawnP

@Jay Cross  If I'm not mistaken,we were 10 or 11 games out at the ASB.

William Bonilla
William Bonilla

Basically every team ahead of the Mets are in contention...Mets are the best team(by record) that isn't in contention....hopefully they can join the group by the end of the month

queva
queva

@mets2death But Tejada was involved in two sucessful double plays, though! 

Tormented Mets Fan
Tormented Mets Fan

I didn't expect him to be bad, but I didn't expect him to be this good

mustang66
mustang66

can take a chance on having them have a big downturn. He will lose all value and will be stuck with an 11 million dollar worthless picture for next season. I'd like to use that money in a little bit extra together top flight left fielder

sandybgone
sandybgone

@Jay Cross @sandybgone I get it but they need to start trading for now and 2015 a la Gary Carter/Keith Hernandez...they can't keep trying to build this team primarily on prospects...they have to get a LF and SS...at least one of them through trade and the other via FA

sandybgone
sandybgone

@jsizzle @sandybgone no doubt...I was worried after the Braves loss but they proved they can bounce back...to me...best series of the season so far

keith4prez
keith4prez

Lol we were like 500 at the break last year

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

@ShawnP @Jay Cross That makes this a pretty big improvement when you consider the team wasn't playing anywhere near this well last year. It's not just the four extra wins, it's the way they're winning. Very encouraging! 

theglider
theglider

And he scored our third run. But people, I guess, must find something to complain about.

James
James

@Tormented Mets Fan That's what Sandy is saying too...  Let's hope it is more than a hot streak.  For him and the team.

Frank Tangorra
Frank Tangorra

It just takes a team to get desperate and give up what Sandy wants back. Sabean never wanted to give up Wheeler for Beltran but he got desperate.

James
James

@Jay Cross @ShawnP of course the two years before that we were over .500 at this point and finished in basically the same spot as last year.  The next 66 games will say a lot about how this team holds togetehr.

ShawnP
ShawnP

@Jay Cross @ShawnP  Absolutely.


Something completely different seems to be happening here.Keith also mentioned that today.

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

@Frank Tangorra Sandy has won enough trades by now that I trust his thought process if he goes for it. By now we know he's not trading somebody without getting exactly what he wants. If nobody gets desperate, I think Colon sticks around. 

Jay Cross
Jay Cross

@ShawnP @Jay Cross For as much grief as everyone gives Cerrone, I have to give him some credit. He always said the key to a winning season was Duda and d'Arnaud and both have been outstanding during this stretch. I don't think that's a coincidence. 

Obviously, the pitching is the other half of the equation. 

theglider
theglider

Ozuna got an infield hit. Nothing anyone could do on that play. It happens.

We're winning 9-1 and someone is complaining. I'm not surprised.

sandybgone
sandybgone

@Jay Cross @Frank Tangorra he did not win the Pagan trade...he did not win the K-Rod trade....the Dickey trade is still TBD...the Byrd Buck trade is still TBD. He did not win the Ike Trade...to me the only trade that has worked out for right now is Wheeler...lets see how D'arnaud and Thor end up..lets see how black and herrera end up...please lets not act like Sandy is Cashen..he has a lot to prove...

James
James

@sandybgone @Jay Cross @Frank Tangorra Disagree with this entirely, Sandy made a KILLING on the Dickey deal, TDA and Thor were two of our best prospects, prospects are just prospects and they can fade, but you trade for the talent, and Sandy got a STEAL.  Period.

sandybgone
sandybgone

@James @sandybgone @Jay Cross @Frank Tangorra No one said it is a bad trade or that I would not do it...but I am not going to sit here and say it was until I see what they turn out to be...if d'arnaud is a bust and THOR is a bust..was it a steal? No...I like to see how they turn out before automatically claiming victory for the GM that made the trade

James
James

@sandybgone @James @Jay Cross @Frank Tangorra See I disagree with your grading system, you make the deal at the time not with a crystal ball.  To me Sandy got a great value for Dickey considering the situation we were in at the time.

sandybgone
sandybgone

@James @sandybgone @Jay Cross @Frank Tangorra If I had to choose trading Dickey or not..I am trading Dickey 10 out of 10 times...however, a catcher that was a highly touted prospect has started his career with a combined average of over .200..that is from last season, spring training and this season. He JUST started hitting now and it is Juy. Thor is not even up here yet and he struggled in AAA this season. Was it a good trade? Yes..was it a steal...not yet...to me..a steal was Johan Santana...that was a steal for what we gave up and it had immediate impact...I just need to see more. What I have seen from d'arnuad has not been super impressive..however, if Thor comes in and is lights out or close to it...I will definitely change my stance on this trade as a whole