June 16th 2015 -- Mets 3, Blue Jays 2

Tuesday night in Flushing, Matt Harvey pitched 7 scoreless innings. The Mets beat the Blue Jays 3-2.  After 3 rocky outings, Matt Harvey returned to form on Tuesday night blanking the Blue Jays through 7.  Meanwhile the Mets took a 3-0 lead against Toronto.  In the 2nd the Mets made it 2-0 on a RBI single by Ruben Tejada and a long RBI double to center by Matt Harvey.   In the 3rd the Mets made it 3-0 on a sac-fly by Wilmer Flores.  Harvey blanked the Jays through 7. In the 8th Carlos Torres came on and loaded the bases with one out, Bobby Parnell came on and allowed a sac-fly by Jose Bautista and a RBI single by Edwin Encarnation to make it 3-2. Parnell then retired the final 4 batters of the game to notch his first save since 2013.  Harvey went 7 allowing 4 hits and striking out 6. He gets the win improving to 7-4. Parnell gets his 1st save, Scott Copeland takes the loss he’s now 1-1.  Juan Lagares and Darrell Ceciliani led the Mets with 2 hits apiece as the Mets sweep their part of a 4 game home at home series with the red hot Blue Jays.  With the win the Mets are now 36-30 overall and 26-11 at Citi Field.  The Nats won on Tuesday so the Mets remain 1 ½ games in first place in the NL East. Wednesday night the Mets start a 2 game series in Toronto. Jonathon Niese (3-6  4.24) goes for the Mets, Drew Hutchinson (5-1 5.75) goes for the Blue Jays. 


Richard Jones said...

Can Ceciliani be to position prospects what deGrom has been as a pitching prospect. It wont be to the same level. Ceciliani would have to be Stanton like to pull that off but he has been a pleasant surprise. I hpe he keeps it up. I think I would like to see him in there on a regular basis over Granderson. I no Collins wont allow that to happen.

Thomas Brennan said...

Richard, Ceciliani may have a high ceiling. His biggest problem has been staying healthy, having played just 350 games in 4 full season leagues from 2011-2014. I love his 115 minor league steals, and this year, is finally showing the kind of power more suited to a 6'1". 220 guy. Maybe he is a hidden gem.

He had a so-so .289 season while repeating Binghamton in 2014, so objectively speaking, he is a very pleasant surprise in 2015.

Christopher Soto said...

@Tom and Rich

Lets not get too excited and set unrealistic expectations. Ceciliani is guy with a ceiling as a good role player. He's brings good value to the bench but he'll get exposed if he receives too many starts just like Campbell was. He's HOT right now though...enjoy it and ride the hot hand while it last.....cause it will eventually end.

Anonymous said...

Surprised that he is officially listed at 220. Must be the vertical stripes.

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