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Slumping Cespedes comes up clutch for Mets in 12th

Yoenis Cespedes, in his own words, is “lost” at the plate. Since April 8, Cespedes has struck out in 44 percent of his plate appearances, including four whiffs in his first five trips to the plate on Friday. He is batting .200 over that stretch. He leads the Major Leagues in strikeouts. Unsure quite how to emerge from this, Cespedes... more

Braves pounce on Harvey as Mets lose in Atlanta

The downturn in Matt Harvey’s fortunes has come at an awkward time for him and the Mets. An unquestioned member of the team’s rotation heading into the season, Harvey has since started four games, struggled thrice and, on Thursday, pitched poorly enough at SunTrust Park that the Braves effectively iced their 12-4 win before sunset. Over his last three starts,... more

Yo’s slam caps Mets’ 9-run 8th, comeback win

Coming into this week’s series against the Nationals, the Mets held a distinct and relatively unfamiliar edge over their National League East rivals. Their six-game NL East lead spoke volumes about their hot start, giving them an opportunity to press their advantage against the two-time defending division champions. Climb that ladder, Yo!@ynscspds crushed a grand slam for the @Mets on... more

Mets can’t break through to back solid Wheeler

The situation was precisely what the Mets desired: hitter’s count, runners at the corners, one out in a one-run game. This was their chance to break through against the Nationals, to wash away the residue of a particularly stinging loss on Monday, to prevent one defeat from becoming something more. Sammy Solis delivered the two-ball, one-strike pitch, and Jose Reyes,... more

Mets squander lead, deGrom as ‘pen unravels

The Mets were never under any delusions that their bullpen, which ranked 29th in the Majors last season, would transform overnight into baseball’s best. But they did see real improvement in the group that entered Monday’s play sporting a 1.51 ERA, lowest in the Majors. Even if no bullpen can be that steady over a six-month season, the Mets hardly... more

Mets’ bats kept in check, win streak ends at 9

The Mets finally went quiet on Saturday night. After more than a week of nothing but comebacks, clutch pitching and wins, the Mets didn’t have any of that and fell to the Brewers 5-1 before 40,965 at Citi Field. The defeat ended a nine-game winning streak that had propelled the Mets to a franchise-best 11-1 start. New York still has... more

Mets win 9th straight as Frazier goes deep twice

Throughout the Mets’ winning streak, now nine games and counting, Todd Frazier had served as a spokesman and rallyer, a clubhouse mayor of sorts. Frazier had contributed his share of go-ahead RBIs and diving defensive stops, but until Friday, he was at least as well-known for popularizing the Mets’ salt and pepper celebration and ordering T-shirts to commemorate it. On... more

Mets win 8th straight with late inning rally

In his first big league start, Jarlin Garcia didn’t allow a hit in six innings, but the left-hander didn’t conserve enough pitches to work any deeper into the game. After he was lifted, Adrian Gonzalez delivered the go-ahead two-run single as the Mets rallied to a 4-1 win over the Marlins on Wednesday night to complete a three-game sweep at... more

Mets homer 3 times, rally to make club history at 9-1 start

The Mets rallied behind a pair of Asdrubal Cabrera home runs and capitalized on a ninth-inning error. Yoenis Cespedes made Miami pay for the mistake with a two-run double that lifted New York to an 8-6 victory at Marlins Park. Now 9-1, the Mets are off to their best start in franchise history, as they’ve won seven straight. With the... more

Yo sinks Nats in 12th as Mets win 5th straight

It was Yoenis Cespedes who flared the go-ahead hit into center field just past midnight Monday morning, delivering the Mets’ fifth straight victory, though admittedly it could have been anyone. In matching their 1985 and 2006 predecessors for the best eight-game start in franchise history, the 7-1 Mets have left few potential contributors untapped. Sunday, it was Cespedes, who overcame... more

Mickey’s maneuvers help Mets win 4th in a row

By the time manager Mickey Callaway decided to pinch-hit for his starting pitcher, Steven Matz, in the sixth inning of the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Nationals on Saturday at Nationals Park, he was forecasting potential matchups in the eighth and the ninth. Already, Callaway was considering using closer Jeurys Familia for more than three outs, knowing once the Mets... more

Tim Tebow hits homer on 1st pitch for Binghamton (video)

Tim Tebow sure knows how to make an entrance. Playing his first game in Double-A ball, Tebow hit a three-run homer on the first pitch he saw. The New York Mets minor leaguer connected on a frigid Thursday night at home for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies in the Eastern League, facing Portland. Read More LIFT OFF!@TimTebow crushes his first home run... more

Trio of HRs helps Mets spoil Nationals’ opener

The Mets could have been a nice story for a week: the National League East’s challengers, finally healthy, rallying out to a strong beginning. Yet it would have meant little had they flown down to enemy territory and fallen flat, succumbing to a Nationals club that has owned this division for two years running. Instead, the Mets silenced a sellout... more
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