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McNeil’s hot bat spurs Mets to rainy series win

McNeil’s hot bat spurs Mets to rainy series win
With each passing game, what Jeff McNeil is doing seems like less of a fluke. The prospect of him repeating it grows more plausible. The idea of keeping him as the Mets’ regular second baseman next season appears increasingly smart. It is difficult to deny what McNeil has accomplished over his first two months in the big leagues, rapping out... more

Oswalt a bright spot in Mets’ loss to Nats

Oswalt a bright spot in Mets’ loss to Nats
Outside of a few aches and pains here and there, the Mets’ rotation has stayed remarkably healthy this season. A group with significant injury concerns heading into the spring has quelled nearly all of them, with Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz in particular combining to start 111 of the team’s first 155 games. As a result,... more

Syndergaard allows 2 homers in loss to Phillies

Syndergaard allows 2 homers in loss to Phillies
Jose Reyes has accrued 394 plate appearances at Citizens Bank Park over the years, and many of them have offered outcomes more interesting than when he pinch-hit for Noah Syndergaard in the top of the fifth inning of the Mets’ eventual 4-0 loss to the Phillies on Wednesday night. Reyes struck out after Tomas Nido did the same, and three... more

Mets put dent in postseason hopes for Phils

Mets put dent in postseason hopes for Phils
Zack Wheeler silenced any concerns that he might be fatigued in the Mets’ 9-4 win over the Phillies on Monday night at Citizens Bank Park. Wheeler, the club’s’ breakthrough pitcher of the second half, powered through a rough fifth inning to again go deep into the game, this time lasting seven frames. Robert Gsellman, Daniel Zamora and Drew Smith came... more

Jacob deGrom continues Cy Young push in Mets’ loss

Jacob deGrom continues Cy Young push in Mets’ loss
The Mets’ inability to support Jacob deGrom has done nothing to mute his routine excellence. If anything, the Mets’ foibles have only underscored it, giving deGrom, with two starts remaining, a realistic chance to win the National League Cy Young Award despite a losing record. Allowing three runs in seven innings Sunday at Fenway Park, deGrom extended his Major League... more

deGrom sets MLB record in loss to Marlins

deGrom sets MLB record in loss to Marlins
Among this season’s more telling statistics is the fact that, entering Tuesday’s play, Jacob deGrom led the Majors in pitches thrown in tied or one-run games. Unleashing more than three-quarters of his offerings in those situations, deGrom fashioned himself into a Cy Young candidate despite rarely being afforded the luxury of a mistake. “You’re always in this predicament where one... more

deGrom’s start washed out; twin bill for the Mets on Wednesday

deGrom’s start washed out; twin bill for the Mets on Wednesday
Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young push will have to wait another day … again. The Mets and Marlins have postponed Monday’s game at Citi Field due to rain, with a single-admission doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET. Originally scheduled to start Sunday against the Phillies, deGrom was a late scratch due to the rainy forecast at Citi Field.... more

Rosario’s speed, 3 hits lead Mets to series win

Rosario’s speed, 3 hits lead Mets to series win
A slower baserunner might not have scored on Michael Conforto’s seventh-inning single, which capped the Mets’ scoring in their 7-3 win over the Dodgers on Wednesday. Amed Rosario did so standing up — showcasing, for the umpteenth time, his elite speed. The Mets were thrilled that Rosario was on base at all, rapping out three more hits at Dodger Stadium... more

deGrom fires gem, breaks a Doc Gooden record

deGrom fires gem, breaks a Doc Gooden record
Despite the usual adversity around him, Jacob deGrom remained his typical excellent self on Monday night at Dodger Stadium, delivering six more innings of one-run ball to keep his Major League-leading ERA steady at 1.68. The outing was deGrom’s 25th in a row of three or fewer runs, passing Dwight Gooden (1985) to set a Major League record. deGrom faced... more

Syndergaard nails down first career CG as Mets win

Syndergaard nails down first career CG as Mets win
Last week in Chicago, the day after a start in which he berated himself for inconsistent mechanics during a “disappointing” season, Noah Syndergaard crept out of the clubhouse early to work on his form. In the shallow outfield grass at Wrigley Field, Syndergaard played a game of catch, slowing things down as he exaggerated every motion. Oftentimes obsessive about his... more

Mets start September with Matz’s 11-K gem

Mets start September with Matz’s 11-K gem
The last link of the Mets’ rotation to prosper, Steven Matz, spent much of this season struggling through injuries and inconsistencies while the other members of the team’s rotation — Jacob deGrom, Zack Wheeler, even Jason Vargas — began thriving. Matz has now apparently joined that group. Striking out a career-high 11, Matz fired seven innings of one-run ball for... more
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