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Mets’ reign as NL champs ends with Wild Card loss

Conor Gillaspie’s three-run homer off Mets reliever Jeurys Familia in the ninth made a winner of Giants starter Madison Bumgarner, who allowed four hits and struck out six in his third career postseason shutout. Mets starter Noah Syndergaard carried a no-hitter two outs into the sixth before taking a no-decision after seven shutout innings and 10 strikeouts. NY Mets: Read... more

Mets’ Syndergaard prepared, eager to start Wild Card Game

Entering Wednesday’s National League Wild Card Game against the Giants at Citi Field (8 p.m. ET on ESPN), Syndergaard can now call himself one of the best starting pitchers in baseball, an easy entry on the short list of the game’s top arms. Syndergaard’s four-seam fastball hits 101 mph. His slider has been clocked above 95 mph. His sinker, curve... more

5 moments that shaped New York Mets’ season

Had the Mets missed the postseason in 2016, injuries would have been the culprit. From David Wright to Neil Walker to three-fifths of the pitching staff, the Mets endured countless maladies over the course of the summer. Even relatively healthy players such as Yoenis Cespedes and Asdrubal Cabrera were not immune. Looking back, here are five moments that changed the... more

Loney, Bruce homer as Mets stay atop WC

Days shy of October, Mets manager Terry Collins’ head is swimming with the possibilities of postseason play. There are tiebreakers to consider, play-in games and National League Wild Card scenarios running every which way. There are thoughts of pitchers on short and extra rest, tune-up starts and must-win games. There are planes, trains and buses, ready to whisk the Mets... more

On night to reflect, Mets out of sync

Jose Fernandez’s presence was everywhere on Monday night, and collectively, the Marlins fed off the energy. Dee Gordon set the tone with a tearful leadoff homer that tugged at the heartstrings of everyone at Marlins Park. Gordon had four hits and Justin Bour collected three, helping the Marlins break open a big lead and hold off the Mets, 7-3, on... more

Mets make late push, but fall to Braves

The mark of good teams is often beating poor ones. Last year, the Mets fattened up on the Braves, Phillies, Reds, Rockies and others, all of whom finished with losing records. Their renaissance this year dovetailed with the softest portion of their schedule. But the Braves, a thorn in New York’s side for decades, are no longer playing along. In... more

Mets hoping Bruce can climb out of slump

For the Mets, the seminal moment of Wednesday’s 1-0 loss to the Nationals turned out to be the top of the first inning, after they loaded the bases with one out. Up strode Jay Bruce, the Mets’ splashy Trade Deadline acquisition, while a traveling pack of Mets fans chanted, “Bruce! There it is! Bruce! There it is!” Whatever good vibes... more
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