• Phillies superstar Bryce Harper and wife Kayla welcome baby girl

    Phillies superstar Bryce Harper and wife Kayla welcome baby girl

    The Philadelphia Phillies have a new fan.
  • 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 …
  • Zack Wheeler suffers freak injury putting on pants

    Zack Wheeler suffers freak injury putting on pants

    Zack Wheeler hasn’t fully shaken the Mets out of his system. Wheeler, who left the Mets after seven seasons to join the rival Phillies on a five-year, $118 million deal in the offseason, is having his next start pushed back because he injured a nail on his pitching hand while putting on his pants. Zack …
  • 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 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 …
  • Seth Lugo give Mets’ rotation big lift in win over Phillies

    Seth Lugo give Mets’ rotation big lift in win over Phillies

    The Mets have enough problems filling a rotation that includes Seth Lugo. Without Lugo’s transition from the bullpen, this starting pitching mess would be piled higher and deeper. Saturday night the right-hander completed his buildup, reaching five innings for the first time and giving the Mets hope they have a respectable No. 2 behind Jacob …
  • 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 …
  • Phillies pitcher Jose Alvarez carted off after line drive to ‘private parts’

    Phillies pitcher Jose Alvarez carted off after line drive to ‘private parts’

    The Phillies added injury to insult Thursday with a 105.3 mph shot to the groin. In the midst of getting swept in a doubleheader by the Blue Jays, Jose Alvarez took the hard line drive off the bat of Lourdes Gurriel Jr. below the belt. He was able to finish the play, picking up the …