• Sandy Alderson: ‘Very likely’ Luis Rojas manages Mets in 2021

    Sandy Alderson: ‘Very likely’ Luis Rojas manages Mets in 2021

    Steve Cohen has cleaned out the Mets’ front office, but Luis Rojas is probably staying. Returning team president Sandy Alderson said Tuesday it’s “very likely” Rojas will
  • 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 …
  • 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 …
  • Mets fail in clutch, Porcello flops in brutal loss to Phillies

    Mets fail in clutch, Porcello flops in brutal loss to Phillies

    PHILADELPHIA – Zack Wheeler, Marcus Stroman and Noah Syndergaard are three names that probably would have looked better than Rick Porcello pitching for the dire-straits Mets on Tuesday. For various reasons, the aforementioned trio was unavailable, starting with the fact the Mets didn’t re-sign Wheeler last offseason, letting him defect to the Phillies. Syndergaard’s season …
  • Amed Rosario pickoff flub symbolizes this Mets’ season

    Amed Rosario pickoff flub symbolizes this Mets’ season

    BUFFALO — On an aggravating night, in an aggravating season, it only seemed appropriate that the Mets would suffer one of their most damaging losses of the year thanks to the follies and foibles of an unbelievably, unconscionably aggravating inning. It ended on a pickoff? Of course it ended on a pick-off. Of course before …
  • Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    BUFFALO — For the past two weeks, it’s been just about all roses from this lineup, but Saturday night the Mets were a handful of dead dandelions. Maybe it was the hangover effect after scoring 18 runs the previous night. For nearly 3 ½ hours they waited for a big hit that never arrived in …
  • Mets’ playoff hopes take another hit in loss to Phillies

    Mets’ playoff hopes take another hit in loss to Phillies

    In this almost-everybody-has-a-shot season, the Mets’ chances of winning the NL East are virtually dead. Another avenue to the postseason also could be almost closed by the time Monday’s Labor Day cookouts are concluding. With second-place teams assured a playoff berth, the Mets can still go that route, but unless they show something against the …
  • Mets have the stink of a team playing out the string

    Mets have the stink of a team playing out the string

    The season leaks away bit by bit, day by day. It happens this way to bad baseball teams once they’ve given up the ghost. September can be the cruelest kind of gauntlet, 30 days that feel like 300 when reality sets in and you are merely playing out the string. It shouldn’t be that way …
  • 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 …
  • Deivi Garcia gives Yankees hope in weekend of bad baseball: Sherman

    Deivi Garcia gives Yankees hope in weekend of bad baseball: Sherman

    Gerrit Cole did not start over the weekend. Neither did Masahiro Tanaka. Yet, the only part of the Yankees team that performed well against the Mets was the rotation — or the area they are most trying to improve before the 4 p.m. Monday trade deadline. Deivi Garcia punctuated the effort by Yankee starters with …