Despite positive signs, Mets fall to Rockies

Over a 10-game road trip through Atlanta, Arizona and Colorado, the Mets watched Brandon Nimmo emerge as a potential All-Star, Michael Conforto flip from ice-cold to red-hot, and Jacob deGrom cement himself as perhaps the best pitcher in the National League. They finished the trip with three wins and seven losses. The last of those defeats occurred Thursday at Coors... more

Mets’ Nimmo hits 2 HRs, including inside-the-park shot

Growing up about two hours north of Denver, Wyoming native Brandon Nimmo frequented Coors Field whenever he could, idolizing Todd Helton and his left-handed swing. He left about 75 tickets for friends and family members this week at Coors, where many of them showed up long before first pitch. They were settled into their seats, then, when Nimmo led off... more

Mets stun Diamondbacks with 4 runs in 9th

It rained this weekend in Arizona, the type of biblical downpour that happens infrequently enough for some of the desert’s more cynical dwellers to conclude, not entirely tongue-in-cheek, that a black cloud might be following the Mets. Losing 19 of 24 games coming into Sunday’s play, the Mets could pin the blame on their bullpen, their offense, their defense —... more

Mets’ funk deepens despite deGrom’s strong outing

There was only one thing Todd Frazier had to say to Jacob deGrom after the Mets’ 2-0 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park on Wednesday afternoon. Two simple words: “I’m sorry.” Frazier apologized to deGrom after the starting pitcher gave the Mets a fighting chance to defeat the Braves, but New York’s offense again let down its ace. deGrom... more

Mets come undone in sixth, fall to Braves

Mickey Callaway would have liked to have seen Zack Wheeler rise up to the challenge of getting out of a sixth-inning mess in the Mets’ 8-2 loss to the Braves at SunTrust Park on Tuesday night. After allowing a leadoff homer to Freddie Freeman to tie the game at 2, Callaway thought Wheeler hadn’t lost his effectiveness. When Ender Inciarte... more

Lugo, Frazier lift Mets over Severino, Yankees

The Mets arrived at Citi Field on Sunday facing an unenviable ultimatum: defeat Luis Severino, an early American League Cy Young Award candidate, or cap a winless homestand with their ninth straight loss. Increasing the degree of difficulty was the fact that their own starter, Seth Lugo, was stretched out only enough to give them approximately 80 pitches. On paper,... more

Gardner HR leads Yanks over Mets 4-1 as Tanaka hurt

Brett Gardner has always enjoyed the heightened atmosphere of the Subway Series, saying that he is entertained by the jockeying that takes place in the grandstands, no matter which borough the game is played in. That surely made his trip around the bases in Friday’s intercity opener all the more enjoyable. Gardner slugged a tie-breaking home run in the eighth... more

Mets unable to back brilliant outing from Wheeler

As his Mets teammates descended into their clubhouse following a 1-0 loss to the Orioles on Wednesday afternoon — their sixth straight defeat and their eighth in a row at Citi Field — Asdrubal Cabrera remained seated alone on the dugout bench. He finished 1-for-4 in the game and 1-for-8 in the two-game series sweep, which qualified him as one... more

Mets’ offensive struggles continue in 1-run loss to Orioles

The Mets hoped the return of Todd Frazier would help their struggling lineup, or that a visit from the last-place Orioles would help spark a turnaround Tuesday night. But they managed just three hits and lost again, 2-1, to the Orioles at Citi Field. The Mets have dropped five straight and 10 of their last 12, and have scored just... more

Yankees to stick with ‘simple’ plan in Draft

Despite graduating a strong rookie class to the Majors that has included Aaron Judge, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino and Gleyber Torres in recent years, the Yankees continue to boast one of the best — and arguably the deepest — farm systems in baseball. They hope to add to that collection in the near future, with vice president of domestic amateur... more

deGrom delivers an ace of an outing, with 13 K’s

Mets ace Jacob deGrom equaled a career high with 13 strikeouts and posted his eighth straight start in which he allowed one run or fewer against the Cubs on Saturday night at Citi Field. deGrom fired seven innings of one-run ball vs. Chicago. After whiffing Kris Bryant to finish the seventh inning on his season-high 116th pitch, he was lifted... more

Mets lose lead, fall below .500 for first time this season

At this point, the Mets are fortunate that Brandon Nimmo ranks among the Majors’ top hitters in many offensive categories, considering how fully the rest of their outfield is in disarray. Yoenis Cespedes’ absence has lasted for the better part of a month. Juan Lagares is done for the season. Michael Conforto only recently began hitting with much authority, and... more

Pressed into early service, Vargas delivers gem as Mets win

Jason Vargas was not originally scheduled to get the start on Wednesday night against the Braves at SunTrust Park. But in the finale of the four-game series, a 4-1 Mets win, Vargas recorded a start that Thor himself would have envied. Ace Noah Syndergaard was supposed to take on Julio Teheran and the Braves but was placed on the disabled... more

Mets’s Memorial Day heroics spoiled by walk-off

The Mets’ bullpen wasted another quality start from Jacob deGrom and a late go-ahead homer from Devin Mesoraco as Seth Lugo served up a two-run walk-off homer to Braves pinch-hitter Charlie Culberson to drop Game 1 of Monday’s doubleheader, 4-3, at SunTrust Park. “Things just aren’t going our way,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said. “I think that we’ll snap out... more

Mets can’t hold early lead, swept by Brewers

There was a time this season when manager Mickey Callaway’s every move was golden, his decisions unimpeachable. There was a time when the Mets boasted baseball’s best record and baseball’s best bullpen, the cogs of their machine clicking in tandem. All of that has since unraveled to such an extent that angst is now blooming within their clubhouse. Shortly after... more
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