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Bruce’s HR, solid Wheeler not enough for Mets vs. Cards

Cardinals rookie shortstop Paul DeJong tied his career high with three hits on Friday night. He topped that feat with a historic performance on Saturday. DeJong went 4-for-4 with a home run, three doubles and two RBIs as the Cardinals defeated the Mets 4-1 at Busch Stadium. He pushed his average to .306 and now has 10 doubles and eight... more

Mets rained out in DC; deGrom to start Friday

Heavy rains over Nationals Park on Wednesday postponed the Mets’ series finale against the Nats. The two teams will make up the game at a date to be determined; they next meet for a three-game series in Washington from Aug. 25-27. Jacob deGrom, New York’s scheduled starter in the finale, will be pushed back two days to pitch the Mets’... more

3 HRs not enough for Mets on Independence Day in Washington

The Nationals have owned the Mets during their head-to-head matchups this season, thwarting each attempt New York has made to close the gap between them in the division. Washington’s latest pummeling came during Tuesday’s 11-4 victory during the annual Fourth of July game in the nation’s capital. Three Nationals regulars — Matt Wieters, Anthony Rendon and Ryan Zimmerman — all... more

Mets denied sweep in loss to Phils

There are instances in baseball where one poor inning ultimately affects a game’s result, no matter what else happens over the majority of the other eight innings. That’s essentially what happened Sunday against the Phillies for the Mets and starter Rafael Montero, who gave up four runs in the second inning during Philadelphia’s 7-1 victory, spoiling the Mets’ sweep efforts.... more

Dazzling deGrom strikes out 12 as Mets edge Phillies

On another night, had the winds of fate blown differently, Jacob deGrom might have approached history. As it was, deGrom settled for mere shades of immortality on Friday, his 12-strikeout performance capping a standout month for the Mets’ healthiest pitcher. Delivering seven innings of one-run ball in a 2-1 win over the Phillies, deGrom improved to 4-0 with a 0.84... more

Bruce, Mets jump out early, hold on in Miami

Given an opening Thursday night, Jay Bruce took advantage — twice. The Mets’ veteran right fielder laced a two-out RBI single in a two-run first inning, and after a Miami error in the third, he delivered a run-scoring double in a three-run frame. Seth Lugo capitalized on the early run support, turning in a six-inning quality start, and the Mets... more

Masterful Matz leads Mets over Marlins

Steven Matz gave hitters another pitch to think about on Wednesday. The left-hander unveiled a slider for the first time this season, sprinkling in four of them on a night his sinker was inducing plenty of ground balls and soft contact. Backed by two-run home runs from Asdrubal Cabrera and Curtis Granderson, Matz worked seven brilliant innings and the Mets... more

Mets strike first, tie it late, but fall to Marlins

There was nothing flashy about Ichiro Suzuki’s 3,051th MLB hit, other than the placement and perfect timing. The slapped pinch-hit single through the hole at short in the seventh inning drove in the go-ahead run in the Marlins’ 6-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Marlins Park. The exit velocity of the RBI single was a mere 87.8... more

R. Rivera homers twice as Mets sweep Giants

Rene Rivera’s versatile effort, which featured a pair of home runs and shutdown defense, spurred the New York Mets to Sunday’s 8-2 victory over the San Francisco Giants. Rivera homered in each of his first two at-bats off Giants starter Matt Moore, helping New York grab a 4-1 lead. He also made a hustling, daring catch of Denard Span’s first-inning... more

deGrom takes charge, carries Mets past Giants

Reaffirming his status as one of the National League’s elite performers, Jacob deGrom pitched a four-hitter for eight innings Saturday to lead the Mets to a 5-2 victory over the Giants. deGrom (7-3) has worked at least eight innings in three consecutive starts, the first Met to accomplish this since Johan Santana in August 2010. He lapsed only in the... more

deGrominant ace’s bat, arm lead Mets to Father’s Day win

The Mets fell into a familiar pattern over the first two months of this season, playing well at times only to lose difficult games on Sunday afternoons. Some of their most memorable losses came with the sun up on Sundays, including a blowout in Washington on the final day of April. Behind Jacob deGrom’s dominant outing and first career homer,... more

Matz goes 7 innings, but Scherzer stifles Mets

The Mets entered this weekend’s four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it’s the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead back to double digits with a 7-2 win Friday night at Citi Field. Allowing just four hits and leaning on a career-high-tying... more

Gsellman can’t pick up injury-plagued Mets

Few themes around baseball have been as consistent the past two seasons as Daniel Murphy’s superhero act and the Mets’ injury woes. So it came as little surprise that on a day in which the Mets absorbed troubling news on four of their players, Murphy took no mercy with another standout performance against his former team. Murphy collected hits in... more

Wheeler, Mets can’t handle Cubs in loss

Cubs manager Joe Maddon stopped at St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Tuesday, but not to light a candle for his team. “I really avoid praying for success as a group, hitting or pitching,” Maddon said. “That’s not what candles are for.” It wasn’t divine intervention either that prompted Maddon to insert Anthony Rizzo into the leadoff spot, but it worked. Rizzo... more
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