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Alonso’s massive homer lifts Mets to win over Cards

Alonso’s massive homer lifts Mets to win over Cards
  After struggling in their last two games coming up with big hits, the Mets hoped to get a jolt from their offense as they opened a three-game series against the Cardinals on Friday night. Pete Alonso delivered. Alonso homered, collected two hits and scored twice in the Mets’ 5-4 win. And that home run may have been one of... more

Mets lose another close one in Philadelphia

Mets lose another close one in Philadelphia
Some Phillies fans might have missed a comment that Jake Arrieta made last Friday as he celebrated his 100th career win in Miami. “I know I can still be elite,” he said. Arrieta put together another strong performance in Wednesday afternoon’s 3-2 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, clinching the three-game series and improving the first-place Phillies to... more

Mets give up 10 runs in first inning; routed by Phils

Mets give up 10 runs in first inning; routed by Phils
Phillies fans showed their appreciation for the effort Tuesday night. They stood and cheered as Mets left-hander Steven Matz walked off the mound in the bottom of the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Matz faced eight batters. He allowed eight runs. He retired nobody. It sparked a 14-3 victory over the Mets. Matz became just the fifth starting pitcher... more

Mets pull out win over Phillies in 11th inning

Mets pull out win over Phillies in 11th inning
Before Monday, the Mets had seen only flashes of Edwin Díaz’s brilliance. The end results for Diaz had been just fine, albeit with a fair bit of shakiness en route. Monday, Mets manager Mickey Callaway hesitated to use his most potent bullpen weapon for over an hour, warming Diaz multiple times in the Citizens Bank Park bullpen but never bringing... more

Mets’ offense keeps rolling with new-look lineup

Mets’ offense keeps rolling with new-look lineup
Pete Alonso’s reward for splashing a 454-foot homer into a pool of water? A seat on the bench the following night. For the second time this season, Mets manager Mickey Callaway bucked popular opinion in resting Alonso on Friday immediately after he hit a memorable home run. This was no case of cause-and-effect; Callaway typically writes out his lineups days... more

Rosario does heavy-lifting for Mets in series opening win in Atlanta

Rosario does heavy-lifting for Mets in series opening win in Atlanta
Entering this season, the Mets had outsized expectations for their rookie first baseman, Pete Alonso; their new second baseman, Robinson Cano; and their free agent catcher, Wilson Ramos. Somewhat forgotten in that mix was Amed Rosario, their starting shortstop who remains the youngest player on the team. Consider him forgotten no more. Rosario homered, singled and drove home four runs... more

Twins rock deGrom, beat Mets 14-8

Twins rock deGrom, beat Mets 14-8
Right-hander Jacob deGrom is the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, but one wouldn’t necessarily know it the way the Twins handled him in a 14-8 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field. How dominating was deGrom prior to Tuesday’s tilt? He pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings and added another inning to the total before the... more

Mets’ homer parade comes to Citi Field

Mets’ homer parade comes to Citi Field
By game’s end, the Mets’ 6-5 win over the Nationals on Saturday was a derby. J.D. Davis hit the hardest home run of the Major League season, then followed it up with the Mets’ longest of the year. Michael Conforto blasted a parabola into the second deck. Pete Alonso struck the batter’s eye in straightaway center. Robinson Canó muscled one... more

Mets win again as deGrom ties Bob Gibson’s record

Mets win again as deGrom ties Bob Gibson’s record
Mets ace Jacob deGrom’s brilliance on the mound continued in historic fashion during Wednesday night’s 6-4 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park. deGrom, who fired seven scoreless innings of three-hit ball and struck out a career-high 14 batters, matched Bob Gibson’s Major League record of 26 straight quality starts (1967-68) and surpassed Eddie Cicotte (1916-17) in the process. It... more

Dominic Smith keys 5-run first inning as Mets top Marlins

Dominic Smith keys 5-run first inning as Mets top Marlins
A note to opposing clubs game planning against Dominic Smith: Shift at your own risk. Much like he did the previous night, Smith beat the defensive shift during a five-run first inning in the Mets’ 6-5 win over the Marlins on Tuesday at Marlins Park. Smith, who got his first start of the season at first base, with top prospect... more

New York Mets radio blackout a ‘middle finger’ to CNY fans, CEO says

New York Mets radio blackout a ‘middle finger’ to CNY fans, CEO says
The New York Mets will be trying to grow their brand in the Syracuse area this season without the strategy of flooding radio broadcasts of their games across the airwaves of Central New York. The Mets and their radio partner, Entercom Communications, have apparently shut down their network across New York state for 2019. The only network that will air... more

Alonso’s first career HR helps Mets over Marlins

Alonso’s first career HR helps Mets over Marlins
Pete Alonso knocked his first career homer during the decisive four-run ninth inning as the Mets beat the Marlins, 7-3, on Monday night at Marlins Park. Alonso, ranked by MLB Pipeline as the Mets’ top prospect (No. 50 overall), jumped on a first-pitch, 95.5 mph fastball from Drew Steckenrider and sent it over the center-field wall. According to Statcast, the... more

Mets drop Sunday series finale on Nats walk-off

Mets drop Sunday series finale on Nats walk-off
Trea Turner is often faced with a complicated dilemma at the plate. Some in the organization want him to utilize his elite speed and baserunning ability even more, laying down bunts for hits more frequently, or focus on hitting the ball on the ground. And then there’s Turner, who likes to think of himself as a pure hitter, perhaps with... more

Mets’ new approach pays off with second win on Saturday

Mets’ new approach pays off with second win on Saturday
Earlier in his eighth-inning at-bat on Saturday, J.D. Davis swung through a 97-mph fastball at the letters. One of the Mets’ offseason trade acquisitions, Davis is built for power. But when Nationals reliever Trevor Rosenthal backed up two more fastballs with an 87-mph slider, Davis tapped into the muscle memory the Mets instilled in him all spring: He waited a... more
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