• Mets could use Robinson Cano savings on Michael Conforto

    Mets could use Robinson Cano savings on Michael Conforto

    The initial reaction to Robinson Cano being suspended for the entire 2021 season for a failed drug test was the Mets had a little more than $20 million extra to spend on free agents. DJ LeMahieu’s
  • 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. …
  • 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’ 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 …
  • Michael Conforto power display leads Mets to much-needed win

    Michael Conforto power display leads Mets to much-needed win

    BALTIMORE –— Through the thick Maryland humidity there were signs of life Wednesday from a Mets team that desperately needs a hot streak. Among the successes for the Mets in their 9-4 victory over the Orioles at Camden Yards to snap a five-game skid was David Peterson’s seamless adaption to a different role. Moved to …
  • Dom Smith’s raw honesty led to powerful Mets moment: Sherman

    Dom Smith’s raw honesty led to powerful Mets moment: Sherman

    They couldn’t play. Not the team considered the heir to Jackie Robinson’s Brooklyn Dodgers. Not 24 hours before the whole sport actually celebrates Jackie Robinson Day. Not 24 hours after their most prominent African-American player elevated the discussion around police brutality toward minorities with raw words and painful tears. The Mets couldn’t play Thursday night …
  • Michael Conforto turns Mets implosion into magical moment

    Michael Conforto turns Mets implosion into magical moment

    Luis Rojas’ impending rotation shake-up put the Mets in peril Wednesday night in Miami, but a dependable bat helped ensure the team didn’t have to bleed before the experiment could potentially succeed. Michael Conforto turned a blown save by this Seth Lugo-less bullpen into a magical moment in this Mets’ season. Conforto’s ball cleared the …
  • Mets’ Pete Alonso rediscovering 2019 Polar Bear vibe

    Mets’ Pete Alonso rediscovering 2019 Polar Bear vibe

    The What Have You Done For Us Lately? Crowd isn’t the sole property of New York, but it is everpresent and omnipresent when you set the bar as high as Pete Alonso did in his historic rookie season. The bar is never lowered by the What Have You Done For Us Lately? Crowd. It stays …
  • 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 …
  • 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 …