MLB: Oakland Athletics at New York Mets

Video highlights from Tuesday’s win, Terry and CY post-game talk


Terry Collins and Chris Young talk about defeating the A’s, 10-1, at Citi Field  on Tuesday night >> Watch here.



In the second inning, Curtis Granderson hit a two-run home run to right field >> Watch here. 


In his first game back after being demoted to Triple-A, Travis d’Arnaud hit a home run >> Watch here.


Chris Young hit two home runs, including one in the fifth inning to give the Mets and 8-1 lead >> Watch here.




27 comments
Albert E Lewis
Albert E Lewis

With Colon pitching as well as he has he has become good trade bait for any team needing a decent starter..the Dodgers?..Chad billingsley out for the year they might need him.

greekgod
greekgod

Let me critique the game for all Mets fans.......they won because the pitcher did not have his stuff and it was due to his head not being in the right place at the right time and happens every so often to all pitchers.

Let me see the Mets win 10  games in a row and THEN we can ring the bell for a 90 win team....very simple.

corcoran
corcoran

until the mets and its players start playing consistently these little spurts of success do not mean much. d'arnaud hit a hanger out which is wonderful but his other at bats werent so great. as with any major league player hovering around .200 is not a recipe for longevity in this league.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

Over the past 5 years the Mets have had times where all of a sudden things come together and they get into contention for a period of time.  Right now that looks like it is happening for this team.  The have some confidence and they look like that 90 win team Sandy talked about.  However then the team nose dives and they never get out of their funk during the second half.  My focus will be less on this current hot streak and more on how this team reacts when that hot streak ends.  Do they nose dive or do they fight through the tough times and pull through to get back on track.

theglider
theglider

Is there a moderator on this board?

Bob Burket
Bob Burket

The last couple of games have been fun to watch but I would rather see some consistency and a bunch of 3-1, 4-2 type wins strung together with all around good play. Clutch hitting, good base running, defense

Kevin VanTassell
Kevin VanTassell

The last week has given me hope that in a month from now the Mets could be buyers instead of sellers.

upstaphan
upstaphan

Chris Young! Ruben Tejada! Eric Young Jr! Lucas Duda! Sandy's Master Plan is coming together! 90 wins baby!

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

It was encouraging to see D'Arnaud hit the home run.  I think a lot of people would have enjoyed seeing him go 2-4 or 3-4 rather than 1-4, but the homerun came in a big spot in that it put the game away for the Mets.  I'm sure it also lifted some of that weight off of D'Arnaud's shoulders.


Chris Young's night on the other hand was less news worthy.  He does this all the time, he will have 10 horrible games and then have a huge night.  The Mets need consistency and I don't think he will provide it.  When Lagaras comes back Young should be cut and the outfield should consist of EY, Lagaras, and Granderson.  EY isn't the greatest player but his speed brings a much needed element lacking from the offense without him and before Lagaras went down he was the shining star on this team. 

jamets
jamets

@Albert E Lewis  Billingsley hasn't been part of the Dodgers rotation since Aug., 2012.  I think they'll be just fine without him - Kershaw, Greinke, Ryu, Beckett, Haren isn't too shabby.

D
D

@Steven Matregrano have the NY Mets given their fans any reason to NOT have a terrible mentality since the 2006 season?

Eric Hack
Eric Hack

@Steven Matregrano Someone asked me if the Mets win 10 in a row would I believe in the turnaround. Simply put if Terry needs to manage we cant go on an extended streak. He will burn out the pen using 4 pitchers to get one out and lose in 15 innings with the cumulative effect of ruining the ability to win over the next week. He did this in the Philly series and has done this throughout his career. If the Mets win huge and he doesn't have to manage we have a shot. The problem is we don't have that kind of team. So as long as Terry and Sandy are st the top I am pessimistic. If you watched yesterdays game the hitters were aggressive and swinging early. Yet Terry praised the hitters for hunting strikes. It didn't happen that way and because Terry sees things that didn't happen we are doomed.

spelletrader
spelletrader

This is entirely untrue. When they were going badly they let bad pitching off the hook on a consistent basis. Runners stranded all game long, couldn't even scratch a sac fly across most of the time.

Is that to say that the offense won't revert? Of course not, but give credit where it's due, they have been able to take advantage over their opponents weaknesses these last few games.

Don't go reserving post season tickets though.

11gilkey
11gilkey

@Bob Burket So now some fans are not completely satisfied with scoring double digit runs.  The Oakland A's have a +130 something run differential and the best record in baseball.  Good teams have blow outs occasionally.  They won a 3 close games prior to the 2 blowouts. 

theglider
theglider

In their 5 of 6 they've won 3-2, 1-0 and 4-0. They're not just winning when they score ten runs.

personman
personman

@Chad Michael If Chris Young actually turns it around, great.  But I fear he just bought himself another ten games in which he'll hit .083.

spelletrader
spelletrader

He had a few nice at bats, looked comfortable and like he had a plan. It's better than the mess he was when sent down.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

@Steven Matregrano @Chad Michael I said before he went down Lagaras was the shining star.  The thing with Lagaras was the Mets need him to just be alright on offense.  He is a guy that can change the outcome of a game with his defense and that is rare.  

corcoran
corcoran

@personman @Chad Michael well he did buy himself more time but isnt that how it should work? i mean pretty hard to cut a guy after he hits two homeruns. if your prediction is right that would be the exact time to cut him. id be more worried about what travis does. chris young has nothing to do with this team past this season, travis was suppossed to be our catcher for hte next ten years.

Chad Michael
Chad Michael

@personman @Chad Michael My point exactly.  This is not a guy who was solid for 5+ seasons, lost his touch for a few years and is trying to find his way back.  He is a player who showed a lot of talent at the beginning of his career and has struggled ever since.  It is clear he has some unbelievable power but why should last night be an indicator of him turning it around when he has been struggling the past handful of seasons.  


I understood the need to bring him in and at his age it wasn't entirely impossible for him to turn things around but nothing this season has shown that he will.  It is time to move on and work with the guys that might not have raw power of Young, but are more consistent players.

jenkins
jenkins

@spelletrader The first 2 swings he took in his first AB were the best he has taken all year-even though he didn't connect. 1st sign of aggressiveness I've seen from him...ever.

jenkins
jenkins

@sandybgone Thank you! I can't believe the RHers don't even try to pull the ball most of the time. I understand that you can get into bad habits trying to pull everything, but when the pitch is middle in- let er rip.


and good luck with the hottie!