• 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 …
  • What it took for Pete Alonso to finally break his Mets funk

    What it took for Pete Alonso to finally break his Mets funk

    BUFFALO — Polar Bears aren’t supposed to hibernate, but Pete Alonso spent much of August defying nature. The Mets slugger largely disappeared, depriving his lineup of a knockout punch. Alonso — who received the “Polar Bear” nickname during his rookie season last year — is now back roaring at opponents. Over his past seven games, …
  • 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 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 …
  • This was perfect way for Mets to honor Tom Seaver

    This was perfect way for Mets to honor Tom Seaver

    One more time, at the best possible time, on the most appropriate day, the Mets reminded us all where, precisely, the home office for baseball phenomena resides. One more time, on the day the franchise formally bid farewell to The Franchise, we were presented a baseball parable that, in these parts, has always been described …
  • Mets walk off on Pete Alonso’s blast for wild comeback win over Yankees

    Mets walk off on Pete Alonso’s blast for wild comeback win over Yankees

    The Mets did everything they could to lose it, but the Yankees were better at the particular game Thursday. In a wild afternoon and early evening of blah starting pitching, bullpen malfunctions and inappropriate base running, Pete Alonso removed the Yankees from their misery with a walk-off 10th-inning homer against Albert Abreu that gave 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 …
  • Pete Alonso’s Mets woes are getting worse

    Pete Alonso’s Mets woes are getting worse

    Pete Alonso’s struggles at the plate have perhaps seeped into the field. The slumping Mets first baseman went hitless in four at-bats Monday, but a defensive letdown loomed larger in the team’s 5-3 loss to the Marlins at Citi Field. After Jacob deGrom had surrendered a homer to Garrett Cooper leading off the sixth, pulling …
  • Steve Cohen is cherry on top of rare Mets utopia

    Steve Cohen is cherry on top of rare Mets utopia

    Look, I get so many of these things wrong, I like to relish and cherish the things I get right. My predictions and my prescience has been questioned and ridiculed for years, and legitimately. I once predicted a Rich Kotite Jets team would win 10 games (missed by seven). I once called for Tom Coughlin …