• Mets’ thrilling win shows MLB expanded playoffs here to stay

    Mets’ thrilling win shows MLB expanded playoffs here to stay

    It’s going to work. Major League Baseball is going to keep the 16-team postseason that emanated from the pandemic shutdown, and you’re going to like it. Don’t believe me? Then tell me you watched the Mets’ insane, 10-6 victory over the Phillies Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park and didn’t get roped in by the …
  • Mets wallop Blue Jays with 10-run inning, dominant Jacob deGrom

    Mets wallop Blue Jays with 10-run inning, dominant Jacob deGrom

    BUFFALO — Jacob deGrom is a spoiled man when it comes to run support. Those words have seldom been uttered before and may never be again, but in the present they hold true for the Mets ace. As deGrom pursues a third straight National League Cy Young award, the lineup around him continues to sizzle. …
  • Mets mailbag: What Amazin’s 2021 rotation may look like

    Mets mailbag: What Amazin’s 2021 rotation may look like

    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. Realistically, what does the rotation look like next year? — @BrightApollo Of all the areas the Mets …
  • 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 …
  • Dom Smith’s raw honesty led to powerful Mets moment: Sherman

    Dom Smith’s raw honesty led to powerful Mets moment: Sherman

    They couldn’t play. Not the team considered the heir to Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers. Not 24 hours before the whole sport actually celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. Not 24 hours after their most prominent African-American player elevated the discussion around police brutality toward minorities with raw words and painful tears. The Mets couldn’t play Thursday night …
  • Dom Smith’s pain shows how far away US is from racial justice: Sherman

    Dom Smith’s pain shows how far away US is from racial justice: Sherman

    Dom Smith kneeled before Wednesday night’s game and wept afterward. He took a knee in solidarity and symbolism. And he cried in pain and fury. How are we still here? How are black people, especially black men, still being used as target practice by police? How, after all the attention on George Floyd and Breonna …
  • Mets’ offense explodes in dominant win over Nationals

    Mets’ offense explodes in dominant win over Nationals

    Since Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young run began in 2018, the Mets have gone 31-37 in games he’s pitched. They know how inconsequential a day’s starter can ultimately be. Revealing hours before Wednesday’s game against the Nationals that Robert Gsellman would make his first start in nearly three years, the Mets watched the right-hander surrender the …
  • Mets vow to end struggles with runners in scoring position

    Mets vow to end struggles with runners in scoring position

    Key numbers suggest the Mets are a solid team offensively, despite their mediocre scoring output. Start with an on-base percentage of .350 that ranked second in the major leagues as Thursday’s play began, 117 hits (second in the majors) and .261 batting average (third in the majors). And yet the Mets were averaging just 3.92 …
  • Mets clip Nationals as Rick Porcello steps up

    Mets clip Nationals as Rick Porcello steps up

    WASHINGTON — The battle between 2016 Cy Young award-winners ended with one injured and the other in control. If you guessed Rick Porcello as the injured, given the Mets’ health misfortunes this week and Max Scherzer’s ability to dominate, wrong answer. In the kind of performance the team envisioned when it gave Porcello a one-year …
  • How Mets can overcome this nightmare start: Sherman

    How Mets can overcome this nightmare start: Sherman

    The Mets have produced a better-than .500 record just three times in the past 11 seasons. On each occasion they were mediocre or worse for much of the schedule, then were among the majors’ best teams down the stretch. This year is pretty much all stretch. By late July or early August of 2015, 2016 …