• Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso heroics lead Mets to wild win

    Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso heroics lead Mets to wild win

    This was one of those nights the Mets lineup wasn’t going to be inconvenienced by the starting rotation’s follies. When in doubt use the long ball. All it took was four of them on Wednesday, including an eighth-inning blast from Pete Alonso for the lead, sending the Mets to a 7-6 victory over the Orioles …
  • 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 …
  • Mets’ trade deadline flurry sends strong clubhouse message

    Mets’ trade deadline flurry sends strong clubhouse message

    BALTIMORE — Todd Frazier, Robinson Chirinos and Miguel Castro alone won’t be enough to resurrect this Mets season — that will take a team effort — but the trade-deadline additions of the three veterans sent a message through the clubhouse that there is still hope for 2020. And with just 3 ½ weeks remaining in …
  • 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 …
  • Mets’ Jeff McNeil carted off after crashing into wall making catch

    Mets’ Jeff McNeil carted off after crashing into wall making catch

    The Mets were just dealt a potentially huge injury blow. Jeff McNeil was carted off with an apparent left leg injury Thursday afternoon at Citi Field after crashing into the left-field wall making an impressive catch to end the top of the first inning. McNeil, 28, ran toward the fence and made an out-stretched grab …
  • Mets flop vs. severely-depleted, surging Marlins

    Mets flop vs. severely-depleted, surging Marlins

    More than a decade has passed since the Marlins had a winning season. They’ve spent the past two years buried at the bottom of the National League. They have the second-smallest payroll in the league. They endured a COVID-19 outbreak, afflicting 18 players, suspending their season for eight days and keeping them from home since …
  • Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

    Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

    WASHINGTON – The Mets are bloodied but managed to avoid a worst-case scenario Tuesday. Even so, the team lost its hottest hitter for at least 10 days with Robinson Cano’s placement on the injured list with a grade two left abductor strain. Two other Mets players who received MRI exams, Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario, …
  • Much-needed Mets win includes several injury scares

    Much-needed Mets win includes several injury scares

    ATLANTA — Just when the Mets should have been allowed to enjoy the gift of runs for their ace and a needed victory, players started departing Monday night. None were opt outs. Amed Rosario walked off the field before the bottom of the third inning with left quad tightness. Two innings later, Robinson Cano exited …
  • 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 …
  • Robinson Cano’s cloudy status has Mets facing roster decision

    Robinson Cano’s cloudy status has Mets facing roster decision

    The resumption of spring training 2.0 on Tuesday will bring an increased focus on roster construction for Mets officials. With only 10 workout days remaining until Opening Day, following Monday’s mid-camp break at Citi Field, the biggest personnel question might be whether the team can count on Robinson Cano and Brad Brach as part of …