Thor keys offense as Mets break out vs. Jays

When their bus pulled back into Citi Field late Sunday following a road trip starved for offense, the Mets ranked dead last in baseball in runs over the past calendar month, and bottom five in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging. So desperate were the Mets for offense that they were willing to gamble with their most expensive player’s health,... more

Mets fall as key pitching decision misfires

Before arriving at Citizens Bank Park this weekend, Mickey Callaway and his coaches met to discuss their pregame procedures in light of last week’s lineup card snafu, as well as their overall processes as a team. Self-evaluating, Callaway tweaked things here and there in hopes of helping the Mets snap out of their May malaise. But when it came time... more

Back-to-back HRs in 9th rescue Mets in Philly

So enthused was Mickey Callaway with Michael Conforto’s first three plate appearances Friday — a single, a lineout, a walk — that before Ruben Amaro Jr. left the dugout to coach first base in the top of the ninth inning, the Mets manager mentioned that Conforto might hit a homer. Two pitches into the at-bat, Callaway nearly felt prophetic, as... more

Mets lose again as solid Wheeler outing goes for naught

The Mets’ struggles have descended beyond mere hitting slumps and pitching slumps at this point, even beyond simple wins and losses. A sliver of the absurd played into their undoing Wednesday, when the Mets batted out of order en route to a 2-1, 10th-inning loss to the Reds at Great American Ball Park. The Reds won back-to-back games for just... more

Vargas stumbles again as Mets fall to Reds

When the Mets acquired Jason Vargas in February, they believed they were bringing stability to their rotation. Scroll-like injury histories had cast uncertainty over most other members of the Mets’ rotation, prompting the team to sign a player with enough durability to glue things together. Vargas, however, has provided nothing of the sort. The four runs Vargas allowed in four... more

Mets edged by Rockies as losing skid hits 6 games

Whatever goodwill the Mets engendered with their brilliant first dozen games of the season has expired. In losing to the Rockies, 3-2, on Sunday, the Mets dropped their sixth straight game to cap a winless homestand. Since opening the year 11-1, they have gone 6-14, posting one of Major League Baseball’s five worst records over that stretch. Culprits lurk in... more

Matz deals season-high 6 IP but Mets bats fall flat

The Mets didn’t want to see Steven Matz unravel at the sight of a little adversity or a big traffic jam on the bases against the Rockies on Saturday night at Citi Field, like he did against the Cardinals in St. Louis during his previous start. “His stuff is there,” manager Mickey Callaway said before the Mets’ 2-0 loss to... more

Mets blanked again as Vargas, Harvey struggle

Whatever good vibes the Mets felt Thursday morning upon learning that Jacob deGrom’s right elbow injury was not serious evaporated in the midafternoon sun. By the time the Mets came to bat in the first inning of their series finale against the Braves, they were trailing by three runs. By the time Matt Harvey entered to a chorus of boos... more

Mets lose deGrom, game, top spot in NL East

The Mets spent much of this winter bulking up their depth. They added to their lineup, pushing former regular contributors into supporting roles. They beefed up their bullpen, creating competition at the back end. They even signed a starting pitcher, adding to their already admirable depth in that area. But the one thing Mets officials knew they could not insure... more

Mets fall after Braves get to Syndergaard early

When the Mets last won the National League East in 2015, they were sheriffs of the division. Boasting winning records against each of their divisional opponents, the Mets had their way with the teams they saw most often, finishing with a .618 winning percentage against them. The dynamic has since shifted; while the Marlins are no longer the well of... more

Vargas chased early as Padres beat Mets

Jason Vargas’ return to the Mets was far from amazing as he was knocked around in New York’s 12-2 loss to the Padres on Saturday night. “I definitely didn’t want to come out and get hammered like that tonight,” Vargas said. “That’s not what you want to do any night of the week.” View Full Game Coverage The left-handed Vargas... more

Bullpen loses lead for Syndergaard as Mets fall in 13th

Hungry for a strong starting-pitching performance after a string of mostly poor ones, the Mets seemed to receive the antidote on Thursday when Noah Syndergaard dominated for much of the afternoon at Busch Stadium. In what is becoming a common theme, the Mets’ bullpen then made sure it wouldn’t matter. Robert Gsellman was unable to escape an eighth-inning jam, Jeurys... more

Bruce hits game-winning HR in 10th to lift Mets

For most of April, the Mets received little production from their starting outfield trio of Yoenis Cespedes, Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce. They felt it was only a matter of time before that group broke out. Perhaps Tuesday marked the start of it. Cespedes hit a 463-foot, game-tying homer, and Bruce hit a game-winning solo home run in the 10th... more

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
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