He had a.203/.277/.356 slash line on the year with only one home run and eight RBI, four of which came on a grand slam against the Washington Nationals on April 7.
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey doesn't seem to be taking his new bullpen position well. "He went and attacked the ball and lived with the results and the results were good". "I caught it and I hit it". Miles Mikolas improved to 3-0 this season after giving up two runs, one earned, on five hits while striking out six over seven innings of work. The Mets slugger broke through Tuesday night with three hits, including a 10th-inning go-ahead home run as the Mets' beat the Cardinals 6-5 at Busch Stadium.
Bruce's eighth-inning single sent Todd Frazier from first to third before Adrian Gonzalez tied it at 5 with a sacrifice fly. And now that Zack Wheeler is healthy, he and new-comer Jason Vargas are rounding out the Mets' starting rotation. He came in the bottom of the fifth with the game tied at four and gave up back-to-back doubles. "He's manned up and he's going to do the job".
Tommy Pham drove Wheeler's 95 miles per hour fastball 420 feet to center for a home run that gave the Cardinals a 2-0 lead in the first inning. Tommy Pham followed with a single, reaching base for the fifth time Tuesday night. The Mets had gotten on the scoreboard in the second with Jay Bruce's "triple". He walked two and struck out three.
"Anytime you have a three-run lead and you can't hold onto it, that's always going to hurt", Cardinals manager Mike Matheny said. He refused to comment to reporters, and then again snubbed reporters on Wednesday.