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Thor rebounds with scoreless 10-K gem as Mets roll

Thor rebounds with scoreless 10-K gem as Mets roll
In the days following what was, statistically, the worst start of his career, Noah Syndergaard did not alter his routine in any dramatic way. He may have spent a bit more time than usual with a baseball in his hand, trying to do as much as possible to avoid another blowup. The actual differences between that 10-run outing against the... more

Cubs pounce on Mets early, hold on for victory

Cubs pounce on Mets early, hold on for victory
The Cubs had an offensive identity over the first six weeks of the season. They slugged to the opposite field, displaying the approach preached by manager Joe Maddon all spring long. They made pitchers work, drew their walks and were on the attack. And then that brand of offensive baseball went missing — except in sporadic, overwhelming bursts — for... more

Mets swept by Braves after 2-1 Sunday loss

Mets swept by Braves after 2-1 Sunday loss
Remember when it felt like the sky was falling when the Braves dropped two straight to the Royals and then saw Nick Markakis fracture his wrist during the game that followed? Well, the Braves, on an eight-game winning streak, have produced one of the National League’s top three winning percentages dating back to July 26, the day Markakis was injured... more

Braves pounce on bullpen to take second straight from Mets

Braves pounce on bullpen to take second straight from Mets
Though the Braves have recently experienced frequent frustration with their bullpen, they have spent this season routinely damaging opponents with late-inning uprisings similar to the five-run seventh that gave them a 6-4 win over the Mets on Wednesday night at SunTrust Park. After Mets starter Steven Matz made an unexpected exit after batting in the top of the seventh, Seth... more

Braves, Acuña Jr. sink Mets on Tuesday night

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As Ronald Acuña Jr. continues to manufacture one of the most impressive seasons MLB has seen from a player 21 years old or younger, he has created reason to think Cody Bellinger and Christian Yelich will not be the only National League players who receive first-place MVP votes. Acuna strengthened his MVP resume as the Braves cooled a hot division... more

Ex-Met Cabrera lifts Nats past former team

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Before Sunday’s game against the Mets, Nationals manager Dave Martinez said his team had to be aggressive against Jacob deGrom. Washington was aggressive against the right-hander, all right. He was out of the game after throwing 101 pitches in five innings. But deGrom didn’t figure in the decision as the Nationals defeated the Mets, 7-4, at Citi Field. Washington was... more

Mets stay smoking hot with 8th straight win

Mets stay smoking hot with 8th straight win
In beating up on various underachieving teams to make themselves relevant again, the Mets proved they could defeat teams that will sit home in October. This weekend they are proving they can beat just about anyone. For the second straight night on Saturday, the Mets came from behind to upend the Nationals, this time 4-3 at Citi Field. Luis Guillorme... more

Mets sweeps Miami to win 6 games in a row and 13 of 14

Mets sweeps Miami to win 6 games in a row and 13 of 14
Over the past two weeks, the Mets have proven their mettle against a third-place team and two fifth-place clubs, winning 13 of their last 14 games to rocket back into the National League postseason race. That’s no criticism; the Mets have played the schedule as presented to them and thrived, achieving their best run since winning 16 of 17 in... more

Mets cruise to 5th straight win as Wheeler goes 8 innings

Mets cruise to 5th straight win as Wheeler goes 8 innings
In the days, hours and minutes leading up to the July 31 Trade Deadline, the Mets paid close attention to rumors regarding Zack Wheeler. The industry-wide assumption was that general manager Brodie Van Wagenen, whose team had fallen as far as 11 games below .500 following the All-Star break, would trade the impending free agent before 4 p.m. ET that... more

Red-hot Mets now over .500 with doubleheader sweep of Marlins

Red-hot Mets now over .500 with doubleheader sweep of Marlins
he climb was more than two months in the making, and at times, it seemed as if the Mets might never complete it. The first step in reestablishing themselves as bona fide contenders, the Mets knew, was to clamber back up to .500. Only from there could they pursue loftier goals. So it was with some measure of anticipation that... more
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