Jeurys Familia earned his 11th save of the season despite allowing a solo home run in Tuesday's 3-2 win against the Orioles.
Familia gave up a leadoff solo home run to Chris Davis to cut the Mets' lead to 3-2, but he got a strikeout from Delmon Young, a fly out from Caleb Joseph, and a ground out from Travis Snider to end the contest. Familia is now 11-for-11 in save opportunities with a 1.88 ERA, 0.56 WHIP, and a 17/3 K/BB ratio in 14 1/3 innings. The Mets couldn't have asked for much more in a pinch after losing Jenrry Mejia.
Chris Davis went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in Tuesday's loss to the Mets.
Davis led off the top of the ninth with the Orioles down two runs, facing closer Jeurys Familia. He belted a solo home run to the opposite field to cut the Mets' lead in half, but it wasn't enough. Davis has quietly racked up six home runs and 18 RBI with a .274/.344/.548 triple-slash line.
Manny Machado hit a solo home run in the eighth inning to prevent the Orioles from getting shut out in Tuesday's loss against the Mets.
Machado, who went 1-for-4, ruined Bartolo Colon's run at a shutout, delivering a one-out solo shot to left-center. The blast is the third baseman's fifth of the season and his 13th run batted in. He's batting .250/.327/.476.
Bud Norris had a decent start on Tuesday, allowing three runs in seven innings, but took the loss against the Mets.
All three runs came in the fourth inning when Daniel Murphy singled in a run and Kevin Plawecki doubled in another two. Norris allowed seven hits and a walk while striking out four. Norris badly needed Tuesday's outing, as it lowered his ERA to a still-ugly 9.75 with a 1.75 WHIP and a 16/10 K/BB ratio in 24 innings over five starts. He'll look for more positive results his next time out, which will come against the Yankees in the Bronx.
Bartolo Colon pitched effectively into the eighth inning, earning his fifth win of the season to help the Mets take down the Orioles on Tuesday.
Colon was working on a shutout until Manny Machado lifted a solo home run to left-center with one out in the eighth inning. He got one more out, then was taken out of the game. The right-hander scattered six hits in total while issuing no walks and striking out nine. The 41-year-old has been in top form through six starts, sporting a terrific 2.90 ERA, 0.94 WHIP, and a 36/1 K/BB ratio in 40 1/3 innings. Colon will go for win number six at Wrigley Field against the Cubs next.
Angel Pagan has been scratched from Tuesday's lineup with a laceration on his left middle finger.
Pagan injured the finger sliding into second base on Monday, cracking the nail of the finger after his hand was stepped on. Justin Maxwell will get the right field start, with Gregor Blanco moving to center. Pagan is considered day-to-day.
Stephen Strasburg exited Tuesday's game against the Marlins with an apparent injury.
Strasburg labored through three innings and 64 pitches before Doug Fister pinch-hit for him. Nationals' broadcasters were speculating that it might be Strasburg's back, but that's just speculation at this point. The team should pass along concrete details shortly.
Josh Johnson (elbow) reported that he had felt tightness in his triceps after throwing a simulated game a week ago.
Johnson said that the tightness he felt after his simulated game on April 28 has abated, at least. He plans on playing catch later this week. It's a setback for the oft-injured pitcher, who will need to show that he's healthy before the Padres move forward with his rehab.