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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

Frazier’s slam sparks rout as Mets cool off Cubs

Frazier’s slam sparks rout as Mets cool off Cubs
The Mets believed patience had rewarded them in February when, amidst a flurry of late moves that a depressed free-agent market made possible, they signed Todd Frazier and Jason Vargas to two-year contracts. The former, one of the game’s most durable players, had recently submitted a 40-homer campaign. The latter was a steady starting pitcher coming off an 18-win season.... more

Mets trade Jose Bautista to Phillies

Following three months of production and versatility at a time when many of their veteran alternatives were sidelined, the Mets thanked Jose Bautista on Tuesday with a trade to a contender. The team dealt Bautista to the Phillies for cash or a player to be named after Philadelphia claimed him on revocable waivers. The trade, Mets assistant general manager John... more

Syndergaard can’t get on track as Mets lose to Cubs

The numbers, at face value, are fine. But they are not dominant. And that’s troubling for a pitcher who is accustomed to being dominant. Once again a shade less than his old shutdown self on Monday night, starter Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs on eight hits in the first three innings of the Mets’ 7-4 loss to the Cubs in... more

Matz impresses again, but Mets blanked in loss to Washington

The Mets couldn’t continue playing spoiler on Sunday against a Nationals team that may not need the nudge. They couldn’t keep Washington’s scoreless-innings streak going and they couldn’t extend their own positive pitching streak to any great lengths. In the end, they couldn’t even keep their 15-0 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field close. But at least the Mets... more

Hot Wheels! Righty sharp as Mets blank Nats

Zack Wheeler had the nickname Wheels on the back of his special Players’ Weekend jersey. It fit considering his last name and the fact that he had been rolling, carrying the second six-game winning streak of his career into Saturday’s start against the Nationals at Citi Field. “He’s more confident than he’s ever been,” Mets manager Mickey Callaway said before... more

Vargas dazzles, Bruce homers as Mets blank Nats

Early in the season, a Mets-Nats series in late August looked like it might be meaningful baseball. Washington started the season as the favorite to claim the National League East, while the Mets flashed the signs of a contender when they opened with 11 wins in their first 12 tries. But things have changed. The Nationals didn’t live up to... more

deGrom drops frustrating decision to Giants

All season long, Jacob deGrom has been extremely even-keeled, never letting anything get to him. His signature saying after a tough game always resembles something of “controlling what I can control.” On Thursday afternoon at Citi Field, in a 3-1 loss to the Giants, the Mets’ ace finally showed a bit of frustration, which was reasonable. With the end of... more
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