MLB: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners

Game Recap: Mets 3 – Mariners 2

Result: The Mets defeated the Mariners, 3-2, taking the rubber match of the three-game series.


Need to Know: Bartolo Colon was perfect through 6 2/3 innings before Robinson Cano spoiled things with a single to left. Colon allowed two runs on three hits in 7 1/3 innings.

Daniel Murphy drove in Eric Young Jr. with an RBI double in the second inning for the Mets’ first run. Juan Lagares’ sac fly in the sixth brought home Lucas Duda, and David Wright’s RBI single in the seventh allowed Young Jr. to score his second run of the day. Young Jr. reached base three times and Wright was the only Met with a two-hit game.

Ruben Tejada was removed from the game after taking a fastball to the helmet in the fifth.

Jenrry Mejia escaped trouble in the ninth to record his 12th save of  the season.


Game Ball: Colon, who tossed a gem amidst rumors of him possibly being traded in the coming days.


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What’s Next: The Mets next fly to Milwaukee where they will play four games against the Brewers. Dillon Gee (4-2, 2.92 ERA) starts the opener opposite Milwaukee’s Matt Garza (6-7, 4.04).




166 comments
rstpigeon
rstpigeon

Colon is so much fun. A player who really loves the game and what he does. Young pitchers can learn a lot from how he's hung around, adapted, and kept himself in shape (albeit round) to pitch.

cyjabeli
cyjabeli

Question.....Would we take Marlon Byrd back??????

Will Hammerstein
Will Hammerstein

Why did the Mets give Colon that second year with all these homegrown pitchers coming up and deficiencies in other areas?   The only possible value he could have had was as bait at the trade deadline to pick up a young bat, and that expensive second year reduces his trade value to almost zero. Unless they expected him to give us a ticket to the post season this year, that signing was a complete waste of time.  At this point, the only way they can save face is if they actually get out the check book and eat some of that second year so they can get a prospect back for all the trouble. So, DO IT. Spend some damn money!!!

cduran
cduran

Imagine the cubs...

C kyle schwraber

1b Rizzo

2b Russell

Ss alcantara

3b baez/castro

Rf bryant

Cf almora

Lf soler

Why do I post this ? One because it's amazing to see the hitting prospects the cubs have.

2 because there is an odd man out between Castro, Alcantara,Baez, and Russell. Sandy needs to be paying close attention

A 1 for 1 swap makes sense for both teams at this point Synderguard for one of these guys

じゅあn
じゅあn

2018 Mets opening day lineup

RF-B.Nimmo

2B-D.Herrera

C-T.d'Arnaud

LF-M.Conforto

3B-D.Wright

1B-D.Smith

SS-A.Rosario

CF-J.Lagares

P-M.Harvey

Manager

Wally Backman

cduran
cduran

Side note Sandy Alderson has done a pretty good job in building a damn good farm system. Although the 2012 Draft is looking to be the one mistake .

11 A's get Russell ss

12 Mets get cechinni ss

18 Dodgers seager ss

Even then you can't really blame Alderson, mock drafts had cechinni going to the Mets. Just wish the A's would have taken cechinni a pick earlier. The Mets were going for a ss that year and either one of Russell or seager would of put us at number 1 in the farm this time around. Oh well that's just how baseball works gotta give it to billy bean

Still happy were we stand Sandy Alderson is a hustler

Brandon Hillman
Brandon Hillman

Murphy to LA dodgers for Joc Pederson. Joc Pederson to LF Flores to second base. Next July or after super two date Dillson Herrera to SS. Herrera has been getting a 1/3 of his starts at ss this season. And is better then Flores, defensively. Still a weak ss but probably on the same level as Tejada with way better bat. Has the range, weak arm. 

eric88
eric88

If Rueban is out and they put Flores in there EVERYDAY we got our BAT and will get back in the race. That pitch might do what our dumb manager could not.

Doubleday
Doubleday

Wilmer is 2-3 with a HR and 3 RBI through 6 1/2 in Tacoma tonight.  He's ready If Ruben can't play.

metsfan91
metsfan91

I can see the Mets making a trade with the team they just beat. Angels, Detroit, and Oakland all made moves. It's there turn, Mariners are a perfect match. They need a starter and a bat. Package Murphy and Colon for prospect(s)? Maybe D.J. Peterson? Hate to see murph go but this would be perfect for the Mets.

Doubleday
Doubleday

I'm looking at you. Lloyd McClendon, for having your guys throw inside to our guys.  I'm jealous, but I'm mad.  And how dare you hit our doughboy shortstop in the head.  

Michael Scarn
Michael Scarn

1. Release CY  

2. Release Abreu 

3. Acquire any SS 

4. Trade Colon and Murphy

5. Callup Flores

Dave D'Agnese
Dave D'Agnese

Colon by himself might not bring back a great return but who says he has to be traded by himself? Maybe if gee or murphy is included it could bring back a good prospect and in the process shed (if it's murphy) 20 million combined off next year's payroll to sign people

ponzies86
ponzies86

I was pulling for Colon to get that Perfect game, oh well and TC is horrible game manager Mets will not go far with him idc how good the talent is

lindro88
lindro88

Colon is not a guy who puts a team over the top. He's a guy who fills a hole n a good teams rotation. Big difference.

thwacker
thwacker

Just reading about Tulo - he "has a history of leg issues".  His .340 BA looks great but it is .417 at Coors and .257 everywhere else! Half the HR's, RBi's and doubles on the road with the same # of AB's.  How well will he hit at Citifield? Sure, he will do better than Ruben but is he worth the great prospects we will give up?  I would rather see one of the 3 younger Cubs SS.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@cyjabeli Move Grandy to LF, put Bryd in the #5 spot...hmmm....i could see it.  Amauro needs to shed some payroll anyway (Howard really is making $25Mil this season?)  It answers the offensive need without really harming the defense and keeps the lineup balanced.  Sandy should've resigned him in the off season in the first place.

C.K. Dexter Haven
C.K. Dexter Haven

@Will Hammerstein a Few reasons:  

A. As Tarheel said, you don't likely get Colon without the second year.

B. Backloading the contract minimizes the Mets financial liability.  The Mets were never planning to keep Colon past this trade deadline.  SA counted on Colon having a good enough year to only have to pay him through July.  A portion of $9Mil is more palatable than a portion of say $12Mil to a team watching every nickel and dime

C. Most teams trading for a "rental" aren't giving up high end prospects (unless the rental's name is Carlos Beltran).  At best it's some mid level guy (who's been in the org. for X years and has stalled). The extra year gives the receiving team more bang for their prospect buck.

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Will Hammerstein Sandy was banking on Colon doing well in the first half so he could deal him. We'll see how that works out. But I hate how the Met's constantly back load deals. I know the financial issues this team has but would have made Colon a little more valuable had he split his contract a little more this year vs next year instead of the 9/11 that he did. As well as now with Grandy too with his 13 this year but then up to 16. Then they will turn around and complain about the contracts and financial flexibility. Owing more money when the player is older and less productive doesn't help the team at all 

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@cduran They are definitely loaded with bats. All indications are that it's just a matter of when Russell can make his way up from AA and he will be the SS. Alcantara is already taking over from Barney at 2b. It sure looks like Castro is the one Theo would love to move. Frees up money, albeit a team friendly contract, but also moves a kid with questions about his make up. 

Now that Baez has righted himself at AAA he should be up soon after such a horrible start. Nice problem to have in todays market to have excess bats

cduran
cduran

If we had the opportunity to draft Russell that would have been amazing. Although not everyone turns out the way you want that is a line up with great potential.

Also most of those guys will be ready by mid 2016 if they keep developing

Max Denby
Max Denby

@cduran Sandy is really bad GM sorry to break it to you.  Mets have sucked every year under his reign.  He's built a solid farm, but has no idea how to build the major league roster.  And has a history of bad signings.  Almost all the guys playing well (the young arms) are Omar guys. 

Shawn R. Babcock
Shawn R. Babcock

The Mets need to get SS and LF right. That will hopefully go a long way. Big spots. I agree that Duda is what he is - this is probably the best we'll see out of him.

I'd love to see them upgrade 1B too. But I bet they're satisfied with Duda's stats. Dominic Smith is probably when that will get fixed.

I'd like to see Murph stick around for a long time. The guy can hit.

birtelcom
birtelcom

We can use the Win Probability Added (WPA) stat to identify the degree of "clutchiness" of a hit. WPA calculates the amount by which a hitter's particular plate appearance improved (or reduced) his team's chances of winning a game.  The highest WPA hit of the season for the Mets so far has been Duda's two-out, two-run homer in the top of the 11th against the Phillies on June 1.    

nym68
nym68

@Brandon Hillman You think the Dodgers are going to give up their prize minor leaguer who is praised for his offensive skills and is primed to be their center fielder fir the next decade for a singles hitter? I love Murph as much as any Mets fan, but please wake up and smell the reality of this fantasy. Ain't...No....Way. "Throw in" Wheeler, Noah, or deGrom and maybe, maybe they take the call. But probably not

Flocaveli
Flocaveli

That's what I've been saying but unlikely

tk2120
tk2120

@Michael Scarn 

1. yes

2. why?

3. we already have ANY SS..we need a good one

4. yes and why would we trade our best player?

5. not a major leaguer.

ken1010
ken1010

Trade the Tulo package of pitchers plus Duda for Goldschmidt.

lindro88
lindro88

Tulo is a beast. All those Rockies hit better at home. It hurts them on the road. Some are purely Coors benefactors. Tulo is a huge talent, in the field and at the plate. I agree on the injury matter. Cargo has the same issue. Maybe playing on bad teams leads to more DL trips for cramps

Will Hammerstein
Will Hammerstein

@C.K. Dexter Haven @Will Hammerstein


A. Why do you need Colon?

B. The second year reduces his value. Period. What can you get for him now?

C.  I disagree.  Teams trade prospects who are on pace to contribute 2-3 years down the road, for a shot at winning a chip now.  And the extra bang for the buck in this case is a 42 year old pitcher at $11 MM.  Pop.


We will see soon enough who's right on this. If you are correct, we'll get a decent prospect. I hope you're right. If I'm right, they'll put him on waivers and get nothing back. If they're lucky.  Worst case, he clears waivers and takes up a valuable rotation spot through 2015.

Will Hammerstein
Will Hammerstein

@Tarheel11 @Will Hammerstein "banking on Colon doing well in the first half so he could deal him."  This is my point. If that's the reason Alderson signed him, what's the point agreeing to the second year "poison pill," that drastically diminishes Colons' trade value? Seems like a pathetic waste of time.

charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

@cduran I was high on Russell in that year's draft. He was projected to be drafted further back from where he was ultimately picked. Was surprised at the time the A's took him so high with other good players available.

Will Hammerstein
Will Hammerstein

@Max Denby I agree that Omar doesn't get near enough credit. I disagree that Sandy is that bad a GM. It can't be easy to be this patient while losing in this town.  Our kids need time to develop and he's giving it to them. My only beef is that Sandy doesn't seem to work very hard. It seemed like Omar was on the job 365/24/7.  Sandy appears to hold bankers hours.

charlie duck sauce
charlie duck sauce

@Max Denby I couldn't disagree more. I see a GM who is very competent but has his detractors who fault him for not moving at their speed. But I wouldn't expect you to understand because...look at your comment.

Lee Lewin
Lee Lewin

@Max Denby all the young arms aren't Omar. Wheeler and Thor are Sandy to start. Fact is when Sandy got here the team was a mess with a terrible farm system and very flawed major league team. What Sandy should have stated from the beginning which all Mets fans would have been ok with is what he somewhat did. Strip the team down and start over for the most part. That's the biggest issue i have with him, is his transparency to the team. 


He's actually been a pretty descent GM in doing what was necessary for this team for the next decade and not just the immediate future. I'm tired of the lying like eveyrone else, but facts are facts and the team needed to rebuild youth to really move forward. 

cduran
cduran

I agree, I just mean the farm system has gotten a whole lot better. He is able to maximize value most of the time for players he's trading, FA is a different story

cduran
cduran

Murphy ,DeGrom and another mid level prospect like plaweki PROBABLY gets it done no way I'm giving up Synderguard unless it's a one for one swap or they include that young lefty Julio arias

Max Denby
Max Denby

Gotta agree here.  Another solid bat will do wonders for this mets offense.  The D will take a little hit, but hopefully not brutal. 

eric88
eric88

@tk2120 @Michael Scarn on # 5 you are a fool. At this point he has the most hitting potential in the entire organization. Are you Terry Collins?

Michael Scarn
Michael Scarn

@tk2120 @Michael Scarn

1. :)


2. Hes old, bad fielder, bad pinch hitter, and just unproductive


3. Ok, then acquire a good SS


4. Murphy gonna make too much money next year for below average D and streaky hitter try to get something while you can market him as a "allstar 2B"


5. To be fair he hasn't had the opportunity to show if he can be one, has 80 sporadic atbats this year, give him 150AB as the the everyday 2B and I think he will be successful

mrgee
mrgee

@Will Hammerstein  While the Mets do have a ton of young arms, it isn't bad to have a veteran who is pitching at a 4.00 ERA pace, on a down year for him to boot, as insurance for next year.  What if Harvey doesn't recover quickly or well enough? What if deGrom has an injury or the league figures him out? What if Thor isn't all he is cracked up to be? What if we trade one or two of our young arms for a bona fide hitter? Etc. Plenty of reasons to have this guy for a second year, worst case scenario.

Will Hammerstein
Will Hammerstein

@Mark Kunzmann @Tarheel11 @Will Hammerstein Teams do this all the time. People act like the Mets are so stupid paying players that haven't put on a uniform in 10 years, but they aren't. It freed up cash so they could pay other players in the short term. Why is this so hard to understand?

Tarheel11
Tarheel11

@Will Hammerstein I'm not denying that at all. Problem is without the second year they don't get Colon. He had other one year offers that were apparently were for more than the average of 10M of the Met's deal. So he had to give him the second year to close the deal. But even then, most baseball people said it was a good deal for the Mets. And had Bartolo had numbers in the first half like he did in Oakland last year then we're not having this discussion.


Michael Scarn
Michael Scarn

@eric88 He's 22 years old and has hit well in the minors and is currently hitting well at AAA. I don't know why people are so down on him like hes 27 and has 1000 AB at the majors and is hitting .200.  He has 175 CAREER AB at the ML level, oh and hes also only 22 years old.

Will Hammerstein
Will Hammerstein

@Tarheel11 @Will Hammerstein …which begs the question, why get Colon in the first place? And the guy is 41 years old. You can't expect him to pitch like last year forever. And, if he pitched like Cy Young himself, we weren't making the playoffs anyway!  The whole thing was a waste of time at best. At worst, it's an albatross contract. Not so much because he can't pitch anymore, but because he's taking up a spot in the rotation that should be there for, say, Noah Syndergaard?  SMH!

Max Denby
Max Denby

@imjimmybx  An interesting point.  You better believe that if Flores was a "Sandy guy" he would be up here.  When Flores comes up and hits it will say a lot about the level of talent Omar was able to gather. 

tk2120
tk2120

@imjimmybx @Max Denby @Michael Scarn Abreu to me is just whatever. Whether he's there or not it doesn't matter. If you can crush a trade and sell Murphy insanely high, then I wouldn't hate it... But it's gotta be a no doubter deal and I don't think Murph brings back anything but a 'prospect'


Flores just doesn't impress me as what everyone else is saying. Whether he hasn't had enough at bats is one thing, but Ruben Tejada CLEARLY beat him out for a position, and i don't want anybody that is worse than Ruben Tejada on my team.