FINAL: Mets 7, Orioles 1
WP: Taijuan Walker
LP: Matt Harvey
📰 Harvey allowed seven runs in his first career start against the Mets, who won their seventh straight game.
📊 Record: 18-13
📈 Streak: W7
🏃♂️ Pace: 94-68
Next: May 14 @ TB, 7:10 p.m.
The Mets signed Taijuan Walker to a two-year, $20 million deal after pitchers and catchers had already reported to spring training.
He has a 2.20 ERA this year, 11th best in all of MLB among starters.
Outside of a brief hiccup when he walked consecutive batters in the second inning, Taijuan Walker is delivering another strong start for the Mets. He's retired eight in a row, and has thrown just 52 pitches.
Mets 4, Orioles 0, mid-four.
Matt Harvey, 3 Pitch K to Taijuan Walker, Overlay.
Walker has amazingly repeatable mechanics.
Does Taijuan Walker feel like he's proving doubters wrong?
"I feel confident in myself, I don't care if I'm proving people wrong, I know what I can do. The Mets believed in me"
Mets have 3 of the Top 7 starting pitchers by ERA in the NL
1st Jacob deGrom 0.68
6th Marcus Stroman 2.01
7th Taijuan Walker 2.20
TAIJUAN WALKER WITH 7 BRILLIANT INNINGS, THE BENCH MOB CAN’T STOP DRIVING IN RUNS, DOM SMITH IS HAVING FUN AND THE METS ARE ON A SEVEN GAME WINNING STREAK
Taijuan Walker > Trevor Bauer all day
Taijuan Walker’s last two starts:
14.0 IP, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 3 BB, 12 SO
Updated NL leaders in ERA:
1st: Jacob deGrom: 0.68 ERA
6th: Marcus Stroman: 2.01 ERA
7th: Taijuan Walker: 2.20 ERA
Taijuan walker has to be near the steal of the offseason right? Definitely is for the mets.
ERA in 2021:
Trevor Bauer: 2.50
Taijuan Walker: 2.38
The last four #Mets to have back-to-back starts of 7+ IP with no more than 4 hits allowed & 1 or 0 ER allowed:
Jacob deGrom: 7/19/19-7/25/19
Jacob deGrom: 8/17/19-8/23/19
Jacob deGrom: 9/9/19-9/25/19 (4-straight)
Taijuan Walker: 5/6/21/-5/12/21
More from Taijuan Walker: "We're finally starting to click. We know we're a good team, we know we can go out there and win ballgames and we're starting to show that now."
Taijuan Walker and Luis Rojas both heaping praise on the Mets defense.
(and very well deserved)
Taijuan Walker: "This year, my only focus is to go out there and help the team win ball games. That's all I'm doing." #Mets
Liking the not-so-under the radar signing of Taijuan Walker thus far!
Taijuan Walker now has 3️⃣ starts with at least 7 innings pitched as a Met.
🔥 start to the season. https://t.co/BbKOwaPqeE
Apple might put more effort into the IPhone 13 than Taijuan Walker put into that at-bat
Taijuan Walker has been fantastic. This looks like the best signing in years by the Mets.#LGM
Austin Hays off RHP Taijuan Walker - 100.4 mph, 28 degrees (385 ft Flyout, .610 xBA)
91.4 mph Sinker
#Orioles @ #Mets (T6)
Imagine paying an extra 30 million dollars for someone worse than Taijuan Walker. Couldn't be us
Taijuan Walker isn’t getting to 3rd base in 2 pitches though