• Mets’ thrilling comeback win marred by Jacob deGrom injury

    Mets’ thrilling comeback win marred by Jacob deGrom injury

    PHILADELPHIA — Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young Award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace — with some shaky defense as a culprit — allowed three earned runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with what the team called a right hamstring spasm. Through …
  • Jacob deGrom struggles, exits Mets game with apparent injury

    Jacob deGrom struggles, exits Mets game with apparent injury

    PHILADELPHIA – Jacob deGrom’s bid for a Cy Young award three-peat took a double hit Wednesday night. First, the Mets ace – with some shaky defense as a chief culprit – allowed three runs against the Phillies over two innings. Then he departed the game with an apparent injury. Michael Wacha entered to begin 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. …
  • The Mets are wasting peak Jacob deGrom: Sherman

    The Mets are wasting peak Jacob deGrom: Sherman

    Jacob deGrom is the pitching Mike Trout. We are watching genius wasted by organizations unable to build championship contenders despite being gifted the head start of someone who is the best at what they do. Trout has played three playoff games in a decade, none of them wins. One postseason appearance for the best player …
  • 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 …
  • Mets destroy Phillies as Jacob deGrom dominates

    Mets destroy Phillies as Jacob deGrom dominates

    Three weeks from Monday the Mets will either be preparing for a National League playoff series or cleaning out lockers to begin their offseason. Whether they reach October will hinge largely upon starting pitching, with the bullpen also hardly immune from worry. The lineup is by far the least of the Mets’ concerns. A fruitful …
  • The Mets are running out of time

    The Mets are running out of time

    It was Luis Rojas, who happens to be the manager of the Mets, who said it. Not a jaded, cynical sportswriter. Not a wounded, skeptical fan. The man who watches the Mets more closely and with more interest than any man on earth had this remarkably honest assessment of his baseball team Monday: “You can …
  • There is a Mets surprise waiting for all of us

    There is a Mets surprise waiting for all of us

    You get the sense that if they could, the Mets would channel one of the signature moves of the seminal figure of one of their ancestral forebears. That would be John J. McGraw, also known (though never to his face) as Muggsy, who for 31 years won 59.1 percent of the 4,424 games he managed …
  • Mets’ Seth Lugo-to-rotation plan is risky business

    Mets’ Seth Lugo-to-rotation plan is risky business

    A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Unless you’re the New York Mets, who could tie themselves into mental knots over the ordering, today, of a vanilla ice cream cone. Wednesday night ended well for the Peter Griffin of the baseball world, as Michael Conforto’s two-run, ninth-inning homer cleaned up the …
  • Steven Matz lit up again as Mets get whipped by Phillies

    Steven Matz lit up again as Mets get whipped by Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA — Steven Splatz was more like it. That was the sound Saturday of a certain Mets pitcher hitting the pavement like a watermelon heaved from the roof of a 32-story building, as the Phillies were putting the latest hurting on the beleaguered left-hander wearing No. 32. If there was thought Steven Matz’s 8.20 ERA …