• Derek Jeter’s two Marlins trades both hurt the Yankees

    Derek Jeter’s two Marlins trades both hurt the Yankees

    Derek Jeter put a damper on the Yankees’ trade deadline day. The Marlins acquired outfielder Starling Marte, who was a target for the Yankees, from the Diamondbacks before the trade deadline, The Post’s Joel Sherman reported. Marte is hitting .311 with two home runs and 14 RBIs in 33 games this season. The Yankees have …
  • Mets, Marlins stage walkout protest after moment of silence

    Mets, Marlins stage walkout protest after moment of silence

    The Mets took the field on Thursday night, and then left it. After a day of questions surrounding if they would indeed play, the Mets took the field with the Marlins, took off their hats for 42 seconds of silence, laid a Black Lives Matter shirt at home plate, and then promptly left the field. …
  • Mets blanked twice in sweep in return from coronavirus hiatus

    Mets blanked twice in sweep in return from coronavirus hiatus

    After spending the weekend cooped up inside their homes following a player and coach testing positive for COVID-19 last Thursday, the Mets resumed their season Tuesday. They were quickly reminded of frustrations that don’t exist in quarantine: rain delays, runners left in scoring position and all-around sloppy play. What was a problem before the Mets’ …
  • Mets’ return from coronavirus break doesn’t go well

    Mets’ return from coronavirus break doesn’t go well

    After spending the weekend cooped up inside their homes following a player and coach testing positive for COVID-19 last Thursday, the Mets resumed their season Tuesday. They were quickly reminded of frustrations that don’t exist in quarantine: rain delays and runners left in scoring position. The rain interrupted Game 1 of their doubleheader against the …
  • Mets’ bats comes through again in takedown of Marlins

    Mets’ bats comes through again in takedown of Marlins

    Though the Mets’ starting rotation is in tatters, the offense has come to life in two straight wins in Miami. After slugging four homers in Monday’s win, the Mets hit three more Tuesday in an 8-3 victory over the Marlins. The day started with another injury to a starter, this time to David Peterson, who …
  • Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano homer Mets to big win over Marlins

    Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano homer Mets to big win over Marlins

    The official Home Run Derby at Marlins Park occurred three years ago before the All-Star Game, but the unofficial version, featuring two prominent Mets, was underway Monday night. Robinson Cano and Pete Alonso turned Miami’s empty Fish Tank (just like old times) into a launching pad, jump-starting a Mets lineup that spent the weekend searching …
  • Rookie David Peterson wins again as Mets power past Marlins

    Rookie David Peterson wins again as Mets power past Marlins

    Saturday night was more of what is becoming the usual for the Mets’ rookie starting pitcher. Norm, Peterson. Cheers — the fake kind — filled Citi Field for David Peterson’s home debut, and the left-hander was certainly worthy. Fifteen outs came quickly, leaving the bullpen to finish the job, albeit with a brief snafu, in …
  • MLB’s biggest obstacles in keeping season afloat: Sherman

    MLB’s biggest obstacles in keeping season afloat: Sherman

    A few days of no new COVID-19 positive tests raised hopes within MLB. Maybe they could get on a roll. Push toward as close to normalcy as you will get in 2020. But that is not this season. MLB was so close on Friday to a full slate of games — all 30 teams playing …
  • 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 …
  • The only Mets goal that matters is there for the taking: Sherman

    The only Mets goal that matters is there for the taking: Sherman

    Here is the question all Mets fans should be asking. Can we finish second? Sure, no fan base wants to chant, “We’re No. 2.” But remember that with expanded playoffs, eight clubs in each league make the playoffs and the top two in each division are guaranteed entry. So, like every team, the Mets want …