• Amed Rosario pickoff flub symbolizes this Mets’ season

    Amed Rosario pickoff flub symbolizes this Mets’ season

    BUFFALO — On an aggravating night, in an aggravating season, it only seemed appropriate that the Mets would suffer one of their most damaging losses of the year thanks to the follies and foibles of an unbelievably, unconscionably aggravating inning. It ended on a pickoff? Of course it ended on a pick-off. Of course before …
  • Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    BUFFALO — For the past two weeks, it’s been just about all roses from this lineup, but Saturday night the Mets were a handful of dead dandelions. Maybe it was the hangover effect after scoring 18 runs the previous night. For nearly 3 ½ hours they waited for a big hit that never arrived in …
  • Amed Rosario’s walk-off homer leads Mets to sweep of Yankees

    Amed Rosario’s walk-off homer leads Mets to sweep of Yankees

    The Mets made themselves right at home at Yankee Stadium on Friday. They won both ends of a doubleheader against the Yankees and look to be on their way to getting a deep-pocketed owner. And they ended the night by walking off the Yankees in their own stadium, as Amed Rosario finished the nightcap with …
  • Amed Rosario won’t lose his Mets spot to upstart Andres Gimenez

    Amed Rosario won’t lose his Mets spot to upstart Andres Gimenez

    Through three weeks of the season, Andres Gimenez has been among the Mets’ best players, but that doesn’t mean he will remain in the lineup. With Amed Rosario sidelined for a third straight day with a stomach bug and Robinson Cano on the injured list with a left groin strain, finding playing time for Gimenez …
  • Steven Matz, Amed Rosario remain big Mets teases: Sherman

    Steven Matz, Amed Rosario remain big Mets teases: Sherman

    Put shorts and a t-shirt on Steven Matz and Amed Rosario and run them through a tryout camp and they will wow even seasoned scouts. Just the speed alone, the 95 mph from Matz’s left arm, the elite get-up-and go from Rosario’s legs would impress. It explains, among other things, why they receive so many …
  • Mets flop vs. severely-depleted, surging Marlins

    Mets flop vs. severely-depleted, surging Marlins

    More than a decade has passed since the Marlins had a winning season. They’ve spent the past two years buried at the bottom of the National League. They have the second-smallest payroll in the league. They endured a COVID-19 outbreak, afflicting 18 players, suspending their season for eight days and keeping them from home since …
  • Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

    Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

    WASHINGTON – The Mets are bloodied but managed to avoid a worst-case scenario Tuesday. Even so, the team lost its hottest hitter for at least 10 days with Robinson Cano’s placement on the injured list with a grade two left abductor strain. Two other Mets players who received MRI exams, Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario, …
  • Much-needed Mets win includes several injury scares

    Much-needed Mets win includes several injury scares

    ATLANTA — Just when the Mets should have been allowed to enjoy the gift of runs for their ace and a needed victory, players started departing Monday night. None were opt outs. Amed Rosario walked off the field before the bottom of the third inning with left quad tightness. Two innings later, Robinson Cano exited …
  • Mets roll as rookie David Peterson shuts down Red Sox

    Mets roll as rookie David Peterson shuts down Red Sox

    BOSTON — David Peterson earned his big-boy pants Tuesday night, departing the mound in the sixth inning all grown up so quickly. A major league debut can be scary enough, but for a left-handed pitcher performing in the Green Monster’s fabled shadow, the pressure can strangulate. And yet here was Peterson in control against the …
  • Mets 2020 preview: Shaky bullpen will make or break playoff chances

    Mets 2020 preview: Shaky bullpen will make or break playoff chances

    Rewind to early March, when life still seemed mostly normal and the countdown was underway to the Mets opening the 2020 season. At the time, the Mets didn’t resemble a team that was an obvious favorite in the NL East, but likewise it was hard to say they shouldn’t compete for first place. The lineup …