• 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 …
  • Amed Rosario pickoff flub symbolizes this Mets’ season

    Amed Rosario pickoff flub symbolizes this Mets’ season

    BUFFALO — On an aggravating night, in an aggravating season, it only seemed appropriate that the Mets would suffer one of their most damaging losses of the year thanks to the follies and foibles of an unbelievably, unconscionably aggravating inning. It ended on a pickoff? Of course it ended on a pick-off. Of course before …
  • Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    Mets lineup cools off at worst time in crushing loss to Blue Jays

    BUFFALO — For the past two weeks, it’s been just about all roses from this lineup, but Saturday night the Mets were a handful of dead dandelions. Maybe it was the hangover effect after scoring 18 runs the previous night. For nearly 3 ½ hours they waited for a big hit that never arrived in …
  • Robert Gsellman heads back to Mets bullpen after latest starting stint

    Robert Gsellman heads back to Mets bullpen after latest starting stint

    “Starting Pitcher Robert Gsellman: Chapter 2” fared nowhere as well as the original, and the endeavor came to an end Sunday. Before the Mets took on the Phillies at Citi Field, manager Luis Rojas said that Gsellman would return to the bullpen. “Gsellman can definitely help our bullpen, bouncing back,” said Rojas, who explained that …
  • 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 …
  • Yankees mailbag: Aaron Boone’s 2021 option will be picked up

    Yankees mailbag: Aaron Boone’s 2021 option will be picked up

    You ask, we answer. The Post is fielding questions from readers about New York’s biggest pro sports teams and getting our beat writers to answer them in a series of regularly published mailbags. In today’s installment: the Yankees. Given that Aaron Boone’s contract is up at the end of the year, what are the chances …
  • Mets running out of time to save this season

    Mets running out of time to save this season

    Thirty-two days down in the 2020 season. Thirty-three to go. And it feels like the Mets are stuck on a treadmill that feels destined for nowhere. Stuck in place. Stuck in the mud. Stuck in a surreal Strawberry Fields of a season. Nothing is real. And nothing to get (upset) about. Usually. “Negligence,” was how …
  • 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’ Seth Lugo-to-rotation plan is risky business

    Mets’ Seth Lugo-to-rotation plan is risky business

    A good plan today is better than a perfect plan tomorrow. Unless you’re the New York Mets, who could tie themselves into mental knots over the ordering, today, of a vanilla ice cream cone. Wednesday night ended well for the Peter Griffin of the baseball world, as Michael Conforto’s two-run, ninth-inning homer cleaned up the …