New York Mets
The young pitching trio of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard has gotten much of the credit for the New York Mets’ climb atop the NL East.
Yoenis Cespedes hit three doubles and drove in four runs, leading the Mets over the Miami Marlins 12-1 and putting them atop the NL East.
There is no doubt that the two teams starting a 3-game series at Marlins Park are going in the opposite directions.
The Marlins had very few answers for Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, whether it was pitching or batting, who walked away as the NL’s leader in wins after New Year beat Miami 4-3 on Sunday.
It’s been over a month since the Miami Marlins last swept a series. You have to go back to last July to find the last time they swept a team on the road.
Giancarlo Stanton hit one laser of a line drive barely high enough to clear the fence, and later a colossal clout that soared deep into the second deck at Citi Field.
Amid a rough stretch of almost three weeks, the Miami Marlins will take anything positive to build on.
Rookie Justin Bour hit a three-run homer to back Dan Haren, and the Miami Marlins extended Matt Harvey’s winless streak to five starts by beating the New York Mets 4-3 on Friday night.
Matt Harvey had been his dominant self since returning this season from Tommy John surgery, though he finally looked vulnerable his last time out.
One full month of the MLB season is in the books, what are the biggest surprises?