• 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 …
  • Jacob deGrom-less Mets fall to Phillies after Seth Lugo falters in ninth

    Jacob deGrom-less Mets fall to Phillies after Seth Lugo falters in ninth

    PHILADELPHIA — Five runs for a Jacob deGrom start might have cut it, but forget about it on a night the Mets were forced to test their ultra-thin starting pitching depth yet again. With Jacob deGrom’s neck hurting and the bullpen on fumes from recent activity, team brass saw Walker Lockett as the best option …
  • Amed Rosario won’t lose his Mets spot to upstart Andres Gimenez

    Amed Rosario won’t lose his Mets spot to upstart Andres Gimenez

    Through three weeks of the season, Andres Gimenez has been among the Mets’ best players, but that doesn’t mean he will remain in the lineup. With Amed Rosario sidelined for a third straight day with a stomach bug and Robinson Cano on the injured list with a left groin strain, finding playing time for Gimenez …
  • Mets vow to end struggles with runners in scoring position

    Mets vow to end struggles with runners in scoring position

    Key numbers suggest the Mets are a solid team offensively, despite their mediocre scoring output. Start with an on-base percentage of .350 that ranked second in the major leagues as Thursday’s play began, 117 hits (second in the majors) and .261 batting average (third in the majors). And yet the Mets were averaging just 3.92 …
  • Mets are spiraling, so there are no moral victories

    Mets are spiraling, so there are no moral victories

    For some, the story can be told exclusively in grit and feistiness — your Miami Marlins, for example. The Marlins have no players, they hadn’t played a game in nine days before Tuesday night, and yet they shut out the Orioles, 4-0. Now, the 2020 O’s will never be confused for the ones of championship …
  • Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

    Mets lose Robinson Cano to IL in bittersweet injury update

    WASHINGTON – The Mets are bloodied but managed to avoid a worst-case scenario Tuesday. Even so, the team lost its hottest hitter for at least 10 days with Robinson Cano’s placement on the injured list with a grade two left abductor strain. Two other Mets players who received MRI exams, Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario, …
  • Much-needed Mets win includes several injury scares

    Much-needed Mets win includes several injury scares

    ATLANTA — Just when the Mets should have been allowed to enjoy the gift of runs for their ace and a needed victory, players started departing Monday night. None were opt outs. Amed Rosario walked off the field before the bottom of the third inning with left quad tightness. Two innings later, Robinson Cano exited …
  • Mets pounded by Braves in lackluster, sloppy performance

    Mets pounded by Braves in lackluster, sloppy performance

    ATLANTA — The Mets sure resembled a team Saturday that had their hearts ripped out and shown to them the previous night. Zombies was more like it, as manager Luis Rojas’ crew fell into an early hole then never bothered to muster much of a fight in losing their fourth straight, 7-1 to the Braves …
  • Mets blow six-run lead as bullpen implodes for crushing loss

    Mets blow six-run lead as bullpen implodes for crushing loss

    ATLANTA — Meet the Mess, 2020 version. Just over a week into their 60-game season, the Mets have a glaring problem that will keep them socially distanced from even the expanded playoff format if they can’t find a fast solution. Just like old times, the bullpen is a raging inferno. Friday night it was Dellin …
  • Mets bullpen flops as rally falls short in loss to Red Sox

    Mets bullpen flops as rally falls short in loss to Red Sox

    The sight of Seth Lugo or Justin Wilson to protect a lead or tie usually ensures the Mets are in good shape, but Wednesday night they got hit with a double whammy. First, the ultra-reliable Lugo flushed a lead in the seventh inning by surrendering a long ball to tie it. Wilson took matters a …