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Mets avoid sweep with 5-2 win over Brewers

Mets avoid sweep with 5-2 win over Brewers
The Mets took the scenic route to Sunday’s 5-2 victory over the Brewers at Citi Field, avoiding a series sweep despite Steven Matz — who otherwise pitched brilliantly — giving up a game-tying homer in the seventh. All that Mike Moustakas blast did was set up three final innings of intrigue, beginning with the Mets’ seventh-inning rally. The Mets emptied... more

Mets crushed by Brewers in Friday night Citi Field rout

Mets crushed by Brewers in Friday night City Field rout
The Brewers took the first of a three-game series against the Mets on Friday night, winning, 10-2, after a two-hour, 42-minute rain delay that pushed the game’s start time to nearly 10 p.m. ET. The late-night win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Brewers, who had lost seven of eight overall entering Friday’s game. The offense broke out in... more

Wheeler fans 11 as Mets rout Phils at Citi Field

Wheeler fans 11 as Mets rout Phils at Citi Field
  When Zack Wheeler managed to put it all together — to really, truly put it all together — down the stretch last season, the result was the type of dominance long expected from the former first-round pick. At his best, Wheeler can throw five electric pitches, from a four-seam fastball that hits triple digits to a hammer curve and... more

Mets fall again in St. Louis on Sunday

Mets fall again in St. Louis on Sunday
When Cardinals outfielders Harrison Bader (hamstring) and Tyler O’Neill (right elbow) both went down with injuries last week, Jose Martinez was there to play his role. Taking over in right field after Dexter Fowler moved to center in Bader’s absence, Martinez has filled the gap in the outfield — and the lineup, stringing together consistent at-bats. He continued to do... more

Cards take it to Mets in 10-2 St. Louis win

Cards take it to Mets in 10-2 St. Louis win
Rarely one to forcefully counter a critique, manager Mike Shildt took exception on Saturday morning to what he perceived to be a suggestion that the club needed to consider other starting pitching options amid a run of abbreviated starts. “If we’re talking about the confidence in our rotation, it’s still high,” Shildt said in his retort. “I expect us at... more

Alonso’s massive homer lifts Mets to win over Cards

Alonso’s massive homer lifts Mets to win over Cards
  After struggling in their last two games coming up with big hits, the Mets hoped to get a jolt from their offense as they opened a three-game series against the Cardinals on Friday night. Pete Alonso delivered. Alonso homered, collected two hits and scored twice in the Mets’ 5-4 win. And that home run may have been one of... more

Mets lose another close one in Philadelphia

Mets lose another close one in Philadelphia
Some Phillies fans might have missed a comment that Jake Arrieta made last Friday as he celebrated his 100th career win in Miami. “I know I can still be elite,” he said. Arrieta put together another strong performance in Wednesday afternoon’s 3-2 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, clinching the three-game series and improving the first-place Phillies to... more

Mets give up 10 runs in first inning; routed by Phils

Mets give up 10 runs in first inning; routed by Phils
Phillies fans showed their appreciation for the effort Tuesday night. They stood and cheered as Mets left-hander Steven Matz walked off the mound in the bottom of the first inning at Citizens Bank Park. Matz faced eight batters. He allowed eight runs. He retired nobody. It sparked a 14-3 victory over the Mets. Matz became just the fifth starting pitcher... more

Mets pull out win over Phillies in 11th inning

Mets pull out win over Phillies in 11th inning
Before Monday, the Mets had seen only flashes of Edwin Díaz’s brilliance. The end results for Diaz had been just fine, albeit with a fair bit of shakiness en route. Monday, Mets manager Mickey Callaway hesitated to use his most potent bullpen weapon for over an hour, warming Diaz multiple times in the Citizens Bank Park bullpen but never bringing... more

Mets’ offense keeps rolling with new-look lineup

Mets’ offense keeps rolling with new-look lineup
Pete Alonso’s reward for splashing a 454-foot homer into a pool of water? A seat on the bench the following night. For the second time this season, Mets manager Mickey Callaway bucked popular opinion in resting Alonso on Friday immediately after he hit a memorable home run. This was no case of cause-and-effect; Callaway typically writes out his lineups days... more

Rosario does heavy-lifting for Mets in series opening win in Atlanta

Rosario does heavy-lifting for Mets in series opening win in Atlanta
Entering this season, the Mets had outsized expectations for their rookie first baseman, Pete Alonso; their new second baseman, Robinson Cano; and their free agent catcher, Wilson Ramos. Somewhat forgotten in that mix was Amed Rosario, their starting shortstop who remains the youngest player on the team. Consider him forgotten no more. Rosario homered, singled and drove home four runs... more

Twins rock deGrom, beat Mets 14-8

Twins rock deGrom, beat Mets 14-8
Right-hander Jacob deGrom is the reigning National League Cy Young Award winner, but one wouldn’t necessarily know it the way the Twins handled him in a 14-8 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field. How dominating was deGrom prior to Tuesday’s tilt? He pitched 26 consecutive scoreless innings and added another inning to the total before the... more

Mets’ homer parade comes to Citi Field

Mets’ homer parade comes to Citi Field
By game’s end, the Mets’ 6-5 win over the Nationals on Saturday was a derby. J.D. Davis hit the hardest home run of the Major League season, then followed it up with the Mets’ longest of the year. Michael Conforto blasted a parabola into the second deck. Pete Alonso struck the batter’s eye in straightaway center. Robinson Canó muscled one... more
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