• Mets drop extra-inning crusher to Phillies after huge rally

    Mets drop extra-inning crusher to Phillies after huge rally

    The calendar said Labor Day, but this ultimately became Groundhog Day for the Mets. Dramatically, they rallied Monday and appeared ready to win a series against the Phillies and perhaps turn momentum in the race for second place in the NL East. And then came late silence of their bats and not enough outs from …
  • Michael Conforto power display leads Mets to much-needed win

    Michael Conforto power display leads Mets to much-needed win

    BALTIMORE –— Through the thick Maryland humidity there were signs of life Wednesday from a Mets team that desperately needs a hot streak. Among the successes for the Mets in their 9-4 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards to snap a five-game skid was David Peterson’s seamless adaption to a different role. Moved to …
  • Mets lose David Peterson to IL with rotation in shambles

    Mets lose David Peterson to IL with rotation in shambles

    The Mets’ already precarious starting rotation took another hit on Tuesday. In other words, just another day ending in the letter “y.” Less than three hours before first pitch, scheduled starter David Peterson was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder fatigue and replaced by Corey Oswalt. Peterson, off to an impressive start …
  • Mets get Jeff McNeil update after Tomas Nido powers them to win

    Mets get Jeff McNeil update after Tomas Nido powers them to win

    The Mets turned to the bench for their catcher Thursday and ended up with Johnny Bench. Tomas Nido barely hit enough to stay in the major leagues last season, but a winter spent working with a private swing instructor may have been the best $25,000 the Mets backup catcher ever spent. Nido smashed two home …
  • Rookie David Peterson wins again as Mets power past Marlins

    Rookie David Peterson wins again as Mets power past Marlins

    Saturday night was more of what is becoming the usual for the Mets’ rookie starting pitcher. Norm, Peterson. Cheers — the fake kind — filled Citi Field for David Peterson’s home debut, and the left-hander was certainly worthy. Fifteen outs came quickly, leaving the bullpen to finish the job, albeit with a brief snafu, in …
  • Mets’ David Peterson’s MLB debut one to remember

    Mets’ David Peterson’s MLB debut one to remember

    BOSTON — In a best-case scenario — remember those? — David Peterson would be four months into his first season at Triple-A. There wouldn’t have been even a thought about him spending even a day as a Met this year because he would be learning his craft in Syracuse. Meanwhile — best-case, remember — the …
  • 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 mailbag: Pursuit of J.T. Realmuto likely isn’t over

    Mets mailbag: Pursuit of J.T. Realmuto likely isn’t over

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Mets. Does Brodie Van Wagenen’s former work relationship with J.T. Realmuto increase the likelihood that the Mets will …
  • Mets mailbag: Noah Syndergaard fallout, plan for Andres Gimenez

    Mets mailbag: Noah Syndergaard fallout, plan for Andres Gimenez

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Mets. If they are going to try to squeeze as many games as possible into this season (doubleheaders, …
  • Where the Mets will turn after Noah Syndergaard disaster

    Where the Mets will turn after Noah Syndergaard disaster

    And then there were five. Among the storylines that had developed before the COVID-19 outbreak suspended spring training was the Mets’ six starters for five rotation spots. Noah Syndergaard’s torn ulnar collateral ligament, which will keep him sidelined into 2021, has ended that rotation battle. Jacob deGrom, Marcus Stroman, Steven Matz, Rick Porcello and Michael …