• Aaron Judge exits Game 2 early as Yankees get swept by Braves

    Aaron Judge exits Game 2 early as Yankees get swept by Braves

    The Yankees began a stretch of 35 games in 33 days with a doubleheader in Atlanta on Wednesday. It couldn’t have gone much worse. They dropped both ends of the twin bill, with Gerrit Cole beaten in the first game, as the Yankees lost 5-1 in seven innings. And then they dropped the second game …
  • The only Mets goal that matters is there for the taking: Sherman

    The only Mets goal that matters is there for the taking: Sherman

    Here is the question all Mets fans should be asking. Can we finish second? Sure, no fan base wants to chant, “We’re No. 2.” But remember that with expanded playoffs, eight clubs in each league make the playoffs and the top two in each division are guaranteed entry. So, like every team, the Mets want …
  • Mets pounded by Braves in lackluster, sloppy performance

    Mets pounded by Braves in lackluster, sloppy performance

    ATLANTA — The Mets sure resembled a team Saturday that had their hearts ripped out and shown to them the previous night. Zombies was more like it, as manager Luis Rojas’ crew fell into an early hole then never bothered to muster much of a fight in losing their fourth straight, 7-1 to the Braves …
  • Mets blow six-run lead as bullpen implodes for crushing loss

    Mets blow six-run lead as bullpen implodes for crushing loss

    ATLANTA — Meet the Mess, 2020 version. Just over a week into their 60-game season, the Mets have a glaring problem that will keep them socially distanced from even the expanded playoff format if they can’t find a fast solution. Just like old times, the bullpen is a raging inferno. Friday night it was Dellin …
  • Mets bring sense of familiar to opening success in abnormal times: Sherman

    Mets bring sense of familiar to opening success in abnormal times: Sherman

    Jacob deGrom pitched brilliantly yet did not win. But since it was Opening Day — even in late July — the Mets did. That was all quite familiar. So much else was not. It still takes getting used to cardboard cutout fans, piped in noise and a designated hitter in a National League park. Especially …
  • Yoenis Cespedes’ home run leads Mets to Opening Day win over Braves

    Yoenis Cespedes’ home run leads Mets to Opening Day win over Braves

    Yoenis Cespedes crushed it and Edwin Diaz protected it, turning fan-empty Citi Field into a tame celebration of high-fives and blaring music. The Mets couldn’t have asked for a better script to start their abbreviated 2020 season. With Cespedes’ mighty bat supplying the only run, the Mets beat the Braves 1-0 in front of several …
  • Chipper Jones taunts Mets by purchasing Citi Field cutout

    Chipper Jones taunts Mets by purchasing Citi Field cutout

    He retired in 2012, but longtime foe Chipper Jones is still haunting the Mets. The Hall of Famer provided a Hall of Fame-level troll for his old rivals, buying a cutout of himself at Citi Field. The Mets are allowing fans to buy cutouts of themselves to fill the empty seats. During his 19-year career …
  • 2020 MLB predictions: Mets’ all-in attitude will propel them in NL East

    2020 MLB predictions: Mets’ all-in attitude will propel them in NL East

    The Post’s Ken Davidoff previews the NL East. 1. New York Mets O/U wins: 32 Key player: OF/DH Yoenis Cespedes. In his four years as an active Met, Cespedes has tallied a 138 OPS+, his best output for any of the four major league teams for which he has played. If he could produce at …
  • Braves’ Freddie Freeman prayed for his life while battling coronavirus

    Braves’ Freddie Freeman prayed for his life while battling coronavirus

    ATLANTA — Freddie Freeman doesn’t know if he has time to be ready for the Atlanta Braves’ opener. Following a scary journey in his battle with COVID-19, Freeman is grateful to even have a chance. On Saturday, the four-time All-Star revealed he had a high temperature of 104.5 degrees early in his battle with the …