Jay Bruce homers twice to help Mets past Rangers

Jay Bruce homers twice to help Mets past Rangers

He suddenly stopped running between first and second base, briefly holding out both hands and unsure if he had homered or not.

Although they really tried to turn their second of two games in Texas into a signature 2017 loss, the New York Mets were able to avoid catastrophe and beat the Rangers on Wednesday night.

The Mets led 3-1 after Bruce went the opposite way in the sixth for his 14th homer, a solo shot just over the 14-foot wall in left. "We had no indication at all at the end of a year ago that we'd be going through what we're going through", he said.

"We certainly needed one like that I can tell you".

Said Bruce, "It was just super high".

"Honestly I didn't know what to expect coming in", Wheeler said.

Texas, though, was still leading 5-4 after three frames.

While Darvish gave the rest of the Mets' hitter fits, Bruce nearly single handedly carried the offense against Texas' ace, and notched two of the Mets' three hits against Darvish.

"Those are fun", Hoying said. "I was lucky enough I made some quality pitches to do that". He pitched 3.1 innings, allowing eight hits, four runs, and striking out two batters.

The Rangers, as they have so often done this year, scored the first run of the game; Delino DeShields' leadoff single up the middle was followed by a Shin-Soo Choo walk and an Elvis Andrus single into the fiery blinding sunosphere in left field.

With Rangers hitters swinging and missing at a record pace, and the Houston Astros off to a franchise-best start after a weekend series sweep of their instate division rival, two-time defending champion Texas went into its off day the first Monday of June already with a 15-game deficit.

"It got a little worse". This will be the first game of his career against the Rangers. We'll see where he is at and have the doctor look at him.

Texas closer Matt Bush (2-1) took over to start the ninth. The right-hander gave up eight runs and 10 hits to the Rangers, after Milwaukee had seven runs and eight hits off him six days earlier.

Zack Wheeler produced a stellar start and Jay Bruce homered twice off Yu Darvish before Jerry Blevins wasted the lead, but the Mets (25-32) rebounded for a series split.

"I didn't honestly have a clue where the ball was going the first inning but after that settled down and found it quick", Wheeler said.

Beltre sat out the first two months of the 2017 season with a calf injury, but returned to the lineup for Texas on May 29.

The power display didn't hold up as deGrom (4-3) was rocked in his first career outing against Texas. Texas last month matched an Major League Baseball record for a nine-inning game with 20 strikeouts against five Boston pitchers. NY is 2-2, but its 180-166 record against AL teams is the best among NL teams since interleague play began in 1997. "Adrian plays with a different goal than most". He had been tied with Miami's Ichiro Suzuki at 299. "Sort of the main goal staying healthy and give the team a chance to win".

Mike Napoli is on the disabled list. It's part of what makes the prospect of a six-man rotation so appealing to the Mets, because the last thing they need to ponder now is removing their most reliable arm from the rotation.

Related News:

  • Carolina Hurricanes 2017 exhibition schedule includes two home games

    Carolina Hurricanes 2017 exhibition schedule includes two home games

    After a road game at Washington on September 23, the Hurricanes travel to Edmonton to open a two-game set against the Oilers. The Hurricanes released their preseason schedule Thursday, and they open their exhibitions September 18 in Buffalo.

    Henderson Group PLC Has $5.11 Million Position in Phillips 66 (PSX)

    It has underperformed by 9.16% the S&P500. 133.90 million shares or 0.79% less from 134.97 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. The expected PSX's profit could reach $579.40M giving the stock 17.07 P/E in the case that $1.12 earnings per share is reported.
    Man kicked by cops in critical with burns

    Man kicked by cops in critical with burns

    A friend of the 28-year-old told the Jersey Journal that the man was driving home from work and tried to avoid Pinkston's auto . The video shows the man trying to put out the flames when officers surround him with guns drawn and then begin kicking him.
  • Police dog fired for being too friendly gets job with governor

    Police dog fired for being too friendly gets job with governor

    An Australian dog deemed not fit to be a police dog was granted a new job as the vice-regal dog of Queensland. But the sweet-natured German Shepherd was not left unemployed despite his shortcomings in training.
    Tottenham increase price for Man City target Walker

    Tottenham increase price for Man City target Walker

    I have been with him in the England Under-19 squad and we have bounced off each other since then. "I've known Trip since U19s". It's not hard to see why Pochettino might want to proactively explore his options in preperation for a future without Walker.
    Trump Organization Building Hotels in Mississippi Delta

    Trump Organization Building Hotels in Mississippi Delta

    Trump for about 30 minutes, getting some advice on Small Business Administration loans that he could use to complete the project. The Chawlas met the Trump family after a campaign stop in Jackson, Miss. during the presidential election.
  • Kohli makes place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

    Kohli makes place in Forbes list of highest paid athletes

    Indian cricket team's captain, Virat Kohli is the only Indian and the only cricketer to have made the cut in Top-100 in 2017. Conor McGregor has improved his rating, Forbes included the UFC fighter in the list of the highest-paid athletes in sports.

    Senator Investment Group LP Raised Holding in Sba Communications Corp (SBAC)

    Grassi Investment Management owns 0.16% invested in SBA Communications Corporation (NASDAQ:SBAC) for 8,775 shares. Salzhauer Michael decreased Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET) stake by 18,223 shares to 15,277 valued at $823,000 in 2016Q4.

    Can analysts adopt a bullish outlook for Conatus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CNAT)?

    It closed at $40.68 lastly. 461.41 million shares or 0.20% less from 462.32 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported. (NYSE:SE). It has outperformed by 123.85% the S&P500.The move comes after 6 months negative chart setup for the $150.31 million company.
  • Pats, Julian Edelman agree to multiyear extension

    Pats, Julian Edelman agree to multiyear extension

    He entered the National Football League as a seventh-round draft choice of the Patriots in 2009, the 232nd overall selection. Look for Edelman to continue to play at a high level in New England until he reaches his mid-30s.
    Sessions praises Federal Bureau of Investigation  pick as a 'leader with proven skill'

    Sessions praises Federal Bureau of Investigation pick as a 'leader with proven skill'

    Bush's Corporate Fraud Task Force and oversaw major fraud investigations including that of energy giant Enron . Democrats chose Phil Murphy, a former ambassador and Goldman Sachs executive, while Republicans picked Gov.

    Patty Jenkins Hints at Chris Pine's Presence in Future Wonder Woman Films

    Now Gal has taken to social media to express her profound gratitude to fans for turning Wonder Woman into such a huge success. However the acting makes up for it, as Gadot does an awesome job as wonder woman and Robin Wright as Diana's aunt, Antiope.

Most liked

Mom: 'It looked like they pulled a toddler out of my belly'
Carleigh stayed in the NICU after she was born to get blood sugar levels checked, but was later given the all-clear to go home. But they were not prepared for the baby that Larry Corbitt maintains looks like a 6-month-old toddler.

Polls open in United Kingdom election after campaign marred by attacks
Explaining the surprise announcement, she called it the "only way to guarantee certainty and stability for the years ahead". Mrs May has been forced to defend her previous role as Home Secretary that saw cuts to police budgets.

Most Active Stock: CenturyLink, Inc. (CTL)
ValuEngine lowered shares of Centurylink from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a report on Friday, June 2nd. The company had revenue of $4.21 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.27 billion.

Hello Games Teases Possible New No Man's Sky Content
We'll have to wait for Hello Games to give us the official word on what it all means, but the speculation is always fun. A user took the value and converted HEX to ASCII which turned out to say one thing, "Portal".

Were Analysts Bearish JPMorgan Chase & Co
Pinnacle holds 2.07% or 106,110 shares in its portfolio. 60,340 are owned by Jacobs Levy Equity Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT). Moreover, Denali Advisors Limited Liability Corporation has 1.81% invested in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE: JPM ).

Durant helps Warriors into 3-0 series lead
James was knocked flat in the first quarter, when he accidentally got blasted in the chin by teammate Tristan Thompson's shoulder. The Warriors are 15-0 and can finish off the NBA's first ideal postseason with a victory here in Game 4.

Pier 1 Imports Inc (NYSE:PIR) Institutional Investor Sentiment Analysis
Alambic Investment Management L.P. bought a new stake in Pier 1 Imports during the first quarter valued at approximately $104,000. It was reported on Jun, 7 by Barchart.com. (PIR) earnings have declined with an annualized rate of -24.1% over the last 5 years.

Man accused in Portland stabbings targets victim in outburst
Christian approached the girls while screaming at them, Hudson told the newspaper, relaying an account her daughter had given her. Portland's Oregonian newspaper reported the indictment charges Christian with 15 counts in all, including two counts of murder.

Trump reaction to Tehran ISIS attacks 'repugnant', Zarif says
The Fars News Agency, meanwhile, reported that five people had been killed - and at least 10 injured - in the parliament attack. A police officer stands guard as vehicles drive in front of Iran's parliament building in Tehran, Iran, Thursday, May 8, 2017.

Andromeda patch 1.08 lets you change what your Ryder looks like
The sci-fi RPG was allegedly in development for five years, though the bulk of the work was done in just 18 months. But sometimes that ambition is what gets the better of the people trying to make it a reality.

Karolina Pliskova into first French Open semi-final
I didn't give up. "After Miami, [Darren] stopped working with me because he was upset about that match". Karolina Pliskova beat Caroline Garcia 7-6 (3) 6-4.

Rahul Gandhi taken into custody on way to Madhya Pradesh
Condolence meetings were organised at Krishi Upaj Mandis and elsewhere in the two districts to pay homage to the deceased farmers. The Congress has questioned Prime Minister Narendra Modi's silence on the matter.

Climate decision could accelerate damage to Trump properties
Trump's decision to move out of the Paris Agreement was a mistake, said Humphrey School professor Robert Kudrle. Hawaii has passed a law to document sea level rise and set strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions .

Yemen official: Cholera has killed 746 in war-torn country
Yemen's conflict has killed more than 8 000 people and wounded around 45 000 since March 2015, according to the WHO. The outbreak was first reported in October and cholera has since been identified in 19 governorates, or territories.

Exelon Corp (EXC) Stake Boosted by Seven Eight Capital Llc
Cubist Systematic Strategies Limited Liability Com has invested 0.13% in Exelon Corporation (NYSE:EXC). 877,260 are owned by Axa. Moreover, Cedar Hill Associate Limited Liability Corp has 3.04% invested in FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX) for 97,235 shares.