• Brandon Nimmo’s blast in ninth propels Mets to big win over Phillies

    Brandon Nimmo’s blast in ninth propels Mets to big win over Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA — The yelling from the Mets dugout echoed through the empty ballpark as Brandon Nimmo sped around the bases. All night the Mets had clawed following a disastrous Seth Lugo start, and finally they had the lead again. And soon enough, a must-needed series victory. Nimmo’s homer leading off the ninth against Brandon Workman …
  • Bullpen is always the culprit behind Mets’ heartbreak

    Bullpen is always the culprit behind Mets’ heartbreak

    Bart Giamatti once wrote of baseball, “It breaks your heart,” and just think, the late commissioner published that 31 Mets bullpens ago. If it’s a Mets gut-punch loss, it must be their bullpen. OK, to be fair, their 10-inning, 9-8 defeat to the Phillies on Monday afternoon at Citi Field could’ve been far more pedestrian …
  • Seth Lugo give Mets’ rotation big lift in win over Phillies

    Seth Lugo give Mets’ rotation big lift in win over Phillies

    The Mets have enough problems filling a rotation that includes Seth Lugo. Without Lugo’s transition from the bullpen, this starting pitching mess would be piled higher and deeper. Saturday night the right-hander completed his buildup, reaching five innings for the first time and giving the Mets hope they have a respectable No. 2 behind Jacob …
  • Brodie Van Wagenen’s Mets job riding on Edwin Diaz solution

    Brodie Van Wagenen’s Mets job riding on Edwin Diaz solution

    You know Brodie Van Wagenen is having a particularly bad week when Edwin Diaz registers two more meltdowns and it’s not the news that most imperils his job security. Here’s what all Mets fans should be shouting into a hot mic: If their general manager wants any chance at retaining his post under Steve Cohen …
  • Yankees’ insane rally stuns Mets as Edwin Diaz crumbles

    Yankees’ insane rally stuns Mets as Edwin Diaz crumbles

    The Yankees were one out away from their eighth loss in nine games when they erupted for five runs in the bottom of the seventh to tie the game and won it in the eighth in the first game of Friday’s doubleheader in The Bronx. Gio Urshela’s two-out single off Edwin Diaz drove in Mike …
  • 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 …
  • Edwin Diaz may have lost Mets’ trust after another meltdown

    Edwin Diaz may have lost Mets’ trust after another meltdown

    Edwin Diaz is getting off easy. The cardboard cutouts will remain quiet. Following a brutal debut season in Queens spent absorbing venom from Mets fans, Diaz has quickly destroyed any optimism of a bounce-back campaign, and potentially lost the trust of new manager Luis Rojas, with his second straight ninth-inning meltdown coming in Thursday’s 4-2 …
  • Mets flop in clutch again for second straight loss to Red Sox

    Mets flop in clutch again for second straight loss to Red Sox

    In two games at Fenway Park this week, the Mets lineup looked more than formidable. Before and after, it’s been a different story. Thursday night, most of the Mets hitters could have traded places with the cardboard cutouts in the stands and few would have recognized the difference. Yet for a second straight night the …
  • Edwin Diaz blows save in 2019-like fashion as Mets lose crusher

    Edwin Diaz blows save in 2019-like fashion as Mets lose crusher

    One strike away from clinching a series win, the ghost of 2019 came back to visit the Mets on Saturday at Citi Field. A day after looking sharp in his season debut, Edwin Diaz failed to make it back-to-back saves as he gave up a game-tying home run to Marcell Ozuna with two strikes and …
  • 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 …