The Mets did indeed extend their winning streak to 8 games with their second straight sweep at Citi Field. However, all is not blue skies and rainbows. The Mets held on and won 7-6 despite a so-so outing from Harvey and a second straight shaky appearance out of their bullpen. Again, those were the positives, as the Mets lost two key cogs to their early season success. Both Travis d’Arnaud and Jerry Blevins went down with fractures during the game. Blevins suffered a left forearm fracture after getting hit by a comebacker on the mound and d’Arnaud suffered a right hand fracture after getting nailed on the hand while batting in the 7th.
So far this year, the Mets have suffered significant injuries to Zack Wheeler, Josh Edgin, Vic Black, David Wright, Travis d’Arnaud and Jerry Blevins, yet it is only April 19th. The good news is that despite all of the injuries so early in the season, the Mets have the best record in the NL and are tied for the most wins in all of baseball with 10 (Tigers).
Today, the Mets were facing Marlins righty, Koehler, who always seems to have their number. He was perfect through 3 innings until the tide changed quickly in the 4th. The Mets put up a 7 spot, quickly chasing him from the game, and seemingly giving Harvey more than enough runs to close out the series sweep. As we saw that wasn’t the case, but Harvey ultimately got his 3rd win in three tries. In fact, the 7 run 4th was the biggest inning the Mets have had since July 2013 (7 run inning against the Diamondbacks).
At 10-3 on the season, the Mets match their best record through 13 games in franchise history. Hopefully they can overcome some of the losses from today’s game and with the off-day tomorrow, allow the bullpen to rest up and re-energize to help the Mets continue on their winning ways.