Jeff McNeil

Jeff McNeil

2B - NYM
Height: 6-1
Weight: 195 lbs
Age: 32
New York Mets

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The ScoreMets overcome Pirates, Jones for 9th win in 12 games

NEW YORK (AP) Jose Hernandez balked home the go-ahead run in the seventh inning, Jeff McNeil added an RBI double and the New York Mets beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-1 on Tuesday night.Joey Wendle came off the bench and delivered a tying double in the seventh for the Mets, who have won nine of 12 following an 0-5 start to move over .500 for the first time since early June last year. New York came back to beat the Pirates for the second consecutive night and has won four straight series after dropping its first two.Wendle replaced an ailing Brett Baty (left hamstring tightness) at third base in the top of the seventh and doubled off Luis Ortiz (1-1) moments later. That scored Francisco Lindor, who drew a one-out walk from Ortiz and went to third on Pete Alonso's sharp single to center.With two outs and runners at second and third, Hernandez was summoned to face McNeil. But before throwing a pitch, the left-hander committed a balk that allowed Alonso to score.McNeil then slapped a double to left field, making it 3-1.Reed Garrett (2-0) struck out six over two scoreless innings in relief of Jose Quintana, who permitted only Bryan Reynolds' check-swing RBI single in five innings against his former team.Drew Smith got three outs for his fourth career save and first this season. Mets closer Edwin D az pitched the previous two days.Pirates rookie Jared Jones pitched five shutout innings in his fourth major league start, throwing 50 of 59 pitches for strikes. He struck out seven, walked none and allowed just one hit.Featuring a 97-99 mph fastball, Jones became the fourth pitcher since 1893 (when the mound was established at its current distance from home plate) to strike out at least seven batters in each of his first four games, according to the the Elias Sports Bureau. The others were Masahiro Tanaka (2014), Stephen Strasburg (2010) and Pittsburgh right-hander Jos DeLe n (1983), who all had five-game streaks.The lone hit off Jones was Alonso's soft leadoff double in the second, which could have been caught by a sliding Reynolds in shallow left.Pitching on four days' rest for the first time in the majors, the 22-year-old Jones was pulled by manager Derek Shelton after five overpowering innings.TRAINER S ROOMPirates: Gold Glove 3B Ke Bryan Hayes was scratched from the lineup because of tightness in his lower back. ... C Yasmani Grandal (left foot plantar fasciitis) was scheduled to play four or five innings in his first rehab game at Triple-A Indianapolis.Mets: After receiving an injection last week, DH J.D. Martinez (lower back tightness) has resumed swinging a bat at the club's complex in Florida. But he's unlikely to make his Mets debut until at least April 26 when the team returns from a West Coast trip, manager Carlos Mendoza and president of baseball operations David Stearns said. ... RHP Sean Reid-Foley (shoulder impingement) is scheduled to make back-to-back rehab outings Wednesday and Thursday for Double-A Binghamton. After that, he could be ready to come off the injured list. ... Stearns said he thinks RHP Kodai Senga (right shoulder capsule strain) will be back soon after he's eligible to come off the 60-day injured list May 27. ... RHP Tylor Megill (shoulder strain) was set to throw from 120 feet Tuesday.UP NEXTPirates LHP Bailey Falter (1-0, 4.20 ERA) starts the series finale Wednesday afternoon against RHP Luis Severino (1-1, 3.00), who is coming off his first win for the Mets last Friday against Kansas City.___AP MLB: © 2024 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Tuesday, Apr 16, 2024

The ScoreMets trade Yohan Ram rez to Orioles

The Baltimore Orioles acquired right-handed reliever Yohan Ram rez from the New York Mets for cash considerations, both teams announced Thursday.New York had designated Ram rez for assignment on Monday after adding Cole Sulser to its 40-man roster.Ram rez made headlines early in the season when he was ejected and suspended for throwing a pitch near the head of Milwaukee Brewers slugger Rhys Hoskins on March 30. The incident came one day after Hoskins' hard slide into Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil triggered a brief benches-clearing incident between the clubs.Ram rez claimed postgame that he wasn't throwing at Hoskins intentionally, but MLB still handed him a three-game ban for the incident. After he dropped his appeal, the league reduced his punishment to two games.The 28-year-old adds depth to the Orioles' bullpen, where he could serve as a potential long man and occasional middle reliever.Ram rez owns a lifetime 4.31 ERA and 1.39 WHIP with 134 strikeouts and six saves across 105 big-league appearances, all in relief. He was off to a rough start in 2024, allowing seven earned runs in 5.1 innings with the Mets.Baltimore will be the Dominican Republic native's sixth stop in his big-league career.Copyright © 2024 Score Media Ventures Inc. All rights reserved. Certain content reproduced under license.

Source: The Score
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024

Yahoo SportsMets Jeff McNeil starting to feel good after slow start at the plate

Mets second baseman Jeff McNeil got off to a bit of a slow start this season, but he's feeling good after a big road trip against the Reds and Braves.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Thursday, Apr 11, 2024

Yahoo SportsICYMI in Mets Land: Jeff McNeil's homer pushes Mets past Reds

Here's what happened in Mets Land on Friday, including Jeff McNeil's go-ahead eighth inning home run to lift New York past Cincinnati.

Source: Yahoo Sports
Saturday, Apr 6, 2024

CBS SportsMets pitcher has suspension shortened for throwing behind Brewers' Rhys Hoskins over benches-clearing incident

Yohan Ram rez uncorked a fastball behind Hoskins one day after he and Jeff McNeil got into it over a slide

Source: CBS Sports
Monday, Apr 1, 2024