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Phillies had lost 7 straight games before beating Mets Monday night

Phillies had lost 7 straight games before beating Mets Monday night
Gabe Kapler on Monday afternoon seemed to acknowledge a serious flaw in the Phillies’ offensive approach the past two seasons. A few hours later he might have seen the early returns in their efforts to change it. The Phillies jumped on fastballs in a 13-7 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park, snapping the Phillies’ season-high seven-game losing streak.... more

Mets fall to Cubs at Wrigley on Sunday, 5-3

Mets fall to Cubs at Wrigley on Sunday, 5-3
Javier Báez jogged up the dugout steps, his dirt-stained jersey pulled out after his trip through the home dugout, and the Cubs’ shortstop howled and pumped his fist. He was answering the “M-V-P!” calls of the roaring Wrigley Field crowd after shaking the old ballpark with his latest heroics. In the eighth inning, Baez drilled a go-ahead three-run home run... more

Alonso sparks Mets by making NL rookie history

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Pete Alonso keeps hitting homers and the records keep falling, as the rookie slugger reached two more milestones in the Mets’ 10-2 win over the Cubs on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field. Alonso battled Cubs starter Jose Quintana for six pitches in his first at-bat of the day before reaching a full count. On the seventh pitch, Alonso unloaded on... more

McNeil makes All-Star case in Mets’ 5-4 win over Cubs

McNeil makes All-Star case in Mets’ 5-4 win over Cubs
The Mets have known what Jeff McNeil can do for almost a year now, and the rest of baseball is starting to learn, too. McNeil has been playing at a high level, and with his positional versatility, he has also given Mets’ manager Mickey Callaway more flexibility. “He always says that he can play any position. He thinks he can... more

Braves cruise past Mets for 7-2 win

Braves cruise past Mets for 7-2 win
Josh Donaldson began this memorable homestand with a frustrated shove and ended it with a furious power surge that provided further indication of just how potent the Braves’ deep lineup can be. Donaldson extended his most impressive stretch of the season with a go-ahead two-run home run that enabled the surging Braves to conclude this productive 10-game homestand with a... more

Mets offense comes alive in 10-2 win in Atlanta

Mets offense comes alive in 10-2 win in Atlanta
About two and a half hours prior to first pitch on Tuesday, the Mets gathered into the SunTrust Park visiting clubhouse for a team meeting. Throughout this season, the Mets have held various meetings for various reasons, yet this one seemed weightier than manager Mickey Callaway’s usual pep talks. Less than a day earlier, after the Mets dropped their fourth... more

Mets fall to Cardinals afrer go-ahead dinger in 8th

Mets fall to Cardinals afrer go-ahead dinger in 8th
Paul DeJong doesn’t know what it is, but there’s something about facing the Mets that makes the Cardinals shortstop hit. Entering Sunday, he ranked first in slugging percentage (.788) among all Major Leaguers with 85 plate appearances against the Mets. He left slugging .807 at Citi Field. His eighth-inning, go-ahead home run gave the Cardinals a 4-3 victory and a... more

Robinson Cano on rehab assignment in Syracuse

Robinson Cano on rehab assignment in Syracuse
Robinson Cano is striding his way back to the New York Mets in progressive steps of two innings at a time. It’s not his choice. He claims he’s ready for a full plate of action. But that’s not the plan for his rehab assignment with the Syracuse Mets. So he made his debut with a five-inning stretch on Tuesday, was... more

Yankees-Mets split Tuesday doubleheader in Bronx

Yankees-Mets split Tuesday doubleheader in Bronx
Luke Voit has made no secret of his desire to participate in the upcoming Home Run Derby, offering an enthusiastic, “Hell yeah!” when quizzed on the topic. As those discussions take place behind closed doors, the Yankees slugger added an impressive blast to his audition reel on Tuesday afternoon. Voit crushed a go-ahead three-run homer into the left-field bleachers and... more

Thor brilliant in Mets win over Rockies

Thor brilliant in Mets win over Rockies
When everything is working for Noah Syndergaard, his four-seam fastball is electric. That’s exactly what happened for him Sunday in the Mets’ 6-1 victory over the Rockies at Citi Field. After the game, he credited a mechanical change that helped him be more effective with the pitch. “I trusted my four-seam fastball,” Syndergaard said. “ slight mechanical tweak... more

Vargas goes distance in Mets’ shutout win

Vargas goes distance in Mets’ shutout win
Since mid-April, Jason Vargas has been the most reliable pitcher on the Mets’ staff and has steadied the rotation. Wednesday was no exception. Vargas gave the Mets distance in the game and gave the bullpen a break for the night, as the Mets won 7-0. Vargas scattered five hits and issued only one walk, with eight strikeouts. It was Vargas’... more
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