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Rocky Mets’ bullpen can’t pick up stellar Oswalt

Given their expectations at the start of this season, the Mets might have expected to ship off three or four players to the All-Star Game in Washington, D.C., while the rest traveled home, enjoyed a few days of rest and reported back to work fresh for a second-half pennant push. Such imaginings have been dead for weeks. The reality is... more

Mets’ Wheeler sharp in first win since April

Each of Zack Wheeler’s starts this month has drawn scouts from around baseball, as rumors spread that he could be a more affordable trade alternative to Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. Wheeler brushes off the implications, joking that he’s already been traded and “fake traded” in his career. Whatever comes will come. That Wheeler is mentioned at all in trade... more

Syndergaard goes 5 strong, hits RBI single in winning return

Of all the ways the Mets’ season has frayed, few have proven as significant as Noah Syndergaard’s absence. A preseason National League Cy Young Award candidate who aimed to take his place among the game’s elite, Syndergaard instead strained his right index finger in May and missed most of the next two months. His return in a 4-2 win over... more

Mets walk off on Nimmo HR after deGrom gem

A walk-off pinch-hit three-run home run by lovable Brandon Nimmo in the bottom of the 10th gave Mets ace Jacob deGrom something to smile about after another spectacular outing in Wednesday night’s 3-0 win over the Phillies at Citi Field. deGrom spun eight brilliant innings, lowering his ERA to 1.68 to tie all-time Mets great Dwight Gooden for the best... more

Rosario’s 2 triples can’t rescue Mets, Gagnon

The development of Amed Rosario has been a huge focus for the Mets’ organization, and his awakening at the plate provided a positive in a 7-3 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday night at Citi Field. Rosario went 3-for-4 with two triples and one RBI after going just 3-for-28 over his last 14 games entering the contest. The 22-year-old belted... more

Mets splits doubleheader vs. Phillies at Citi Field

A rough fifth inning spoiled Corey Oswalt’s positive performance in only his third Major League start. The 24-year-old threw six innings, giving up one hit and three earned runs while striking out seven, but ultimately earned a 3-1 loss against the Phillies on Monday night in the nightcap of the Mets’ doubleheader at Citi Field. GAME 2 RECAP: Read More In... more

Matz dominant, but Mets’ bats silent behind him

Steven Matz had a scrappy 6 1/3-inning start on Saturday, allowing just one earned run and striking out five. Unfortunately for Matz, the offense couldn’t back him up in a 3-0 loss to the Rays at Citi Field, but the outing could very well boost the starter’s trade value by the non-waiver Trade Deadline. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said he... more

Mets closer to ‘sell mode’ after loss to Blue Jays

No sooner had the Rogers Centre gates opened to the public Tuesday than scores of fans came streaming through, with many of them bolting toward the seats behind the first-base dugout. There, they held up signs and waved caps and baseball cards, hoping for an interaction with longtime Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista. Only later did the first of an... more

Matz effective as Mets begin July with a win

Regardless of what happens the rest of the way, manager Mickey Callaway says, of how deep the Mets fall down the standings or how short they fall of their goals, “I don’t think you ever shift your focus from trying to win.” Even as the Mets stuttered through the worst June in franchise history, their record-breaking start to the season... more

Amid trade buzz, tough-luck deGrom takes loss

Slowly, JT Riddle’s ground ball dribbled down the first-base line, freezing Wilmer Flores where he stood. As Flores stared at the baseball, Riddle ran past him, sprinting into first base with a go-ahead RBI single on Saturday in the Mets’ 5-2 loss to the Marlins. No one had a better vantage point of the play than Jacob deGrom, who had... more

Mets lose 8-2 in Miami on Friday night

Regardless of what happens with Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and other high-profile Mets who may or may not be dealt before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, the team’s reorganized front office will spend the final three months of this season looking forward, ever forward, to 2019. Barring a late charge back into contention — and the Mets dampened those... more

Mets waste Wheeler gem as bullpen falters in 9th

A day into his new position as the Mets’ interim point man and two hours prior to the start of New York’s series finale against the Pirates, assistant general manager John Ricco relayed to reporters what his team’s record states bluntly. The Mets plan to “be active at the Trade Deadline,” Ricco said, strongly hinting that they plan to be... more

Flores walk-off hit in 10th caps late Mets push

The careers of some Mets, more than others, will always be intertwined with that of Sandy Alderson. Zack Wheeler’s life flipped upside down when Alderson made him the first significant acquisition of his tenure as general manager back in 2011. Yoenis Cespedes represented one of the largest risks that Alderson took. Brandon Nimmo became one of the boldest Draft choices... more

Mets’ early errors spoil Lugo’s strong start in loss

Speaking before the Mets’ 6-4 loss to the Pirates on Monday, their seventh straight and their 19th in 23 games, manager Mickey Callaway stressed the importance of his demeanor as his team’s once-promising season smolders. Callaway, who rarely raises his voice and almost never offers negative critiques of his players, remarked, “I hate losing more than anybody,” but, “I understand... more
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