• Mets’ wait to play is so very ‘weird’

    Mets’ wait to play is so very ‘weird’

    WASHINGTON — If the term “chillax” didn’t already exist, a clever writer (not me, in other words) would’ve coined it Saturday afternoon at Nationals Park while watching the Mets. For while
  • Resisting drastic steps, scrapping Mets-Nationals series was right call

    Resisting drastic steps, scrapping Mets-Nationals series was right call

    WASHINGTON — You are a Mets fan and you feel robbed. The launch of your highly anticipated 2021 season has been halted, through no fault of your team. You want (figurative) blood. You want
  • Entire Mets-Nationals series postponed over COVID-19 outbreak

    Entire Mets-Nationals series postponed over COVID-19 outbreak

    WASHINGTON — Major League Baseball has postponed this rest of this weekend’s Mets-Nationals series due to the COVID-19 outbreak among the Nationals, meaning the Mets will kick off their 2021
  • Mets-Nationals Opening Day postponed over COVID-19 issues

    Mets-Nationals Opening Day postponed over COVID-19 issues

    The start of the Mets’ 2021 season is in limbo after Major League Baseball postponed Thursday’s Opening Night due to COVID-related issues among the Nationals and announced that, “out of an
  • Mets’ offense explodes in dominant win over Nationals

    Mets’ offense explodes in dominant win over Nationals

    Since Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young run began in 2018, the Mets have gone 31-37 in games he’s pitched. They know how inconsequential a day’s starter can ultimately be. Revealing hours before Wednesday’s game against the Nationals that Robert Gsellman would make his first start in nearly three years, the Mets watched the right-hander surrender the …
  • Steven Matz clobbered in Mets’ terrible loss to Nationals

    Steven Matz clobbered in Mets’ terrible loss to Nationals

    Steven Matz didn’t tell the Mets he was opting out from mediocrity for a trip to Abysmal-ville on Monday, but it happened. Only hours after fellow Long Island native Marcus Stroman cited coronavirus concerns and opted out for the season, Matz went to the mound at Citi Field and was adept only at leaving pitches …
  • The only Mets goal that matters is there for the taking: Sherman

    The only Mets goal that matters is there for the taking: Sherman

    Here is the question all Mets fans should be asking. Can we finish second? Sure, no fan base wants to chant, “We’re No. 2.” But remember that with expanded playoffs, eight clubs in each league make the playoffs and the top two in each division are guaranteed entry. So, like every team, the Mets want …
  • Mets clip Nationals as Rick Porcello steps up

    Mets clip Nationals as Rick Porcello steps up

    WASHINGTON — The battle between 2016 Cy Young award-winners ended with one injured and the other in control. If you guessed Rick Porcello as the injured, given the Mets’ health misfortunes this week and Max Scherzer’s ability to dominate, wrong answer. In the kind of performance the team envisioned when it gave Porcello a one-year …
  • Nationals players vote against playing Marlins in Miami this weekend

    Nationals players vote against playing Marlins in Miami this weekend

    The latest twist in the Miami Marlins coronavirus crisis could further imperil MLB’s schedule. The Post’s Joel Sherman confirms that a majority of Washington Nationals players voted against traveling to Miami to play a scheduled three-game series this weekend as the Marlins deal with a coronavirus outbreak within their team. The Nationals are waiting on …
  • James Paxton struggles as Yankees get ripped by Nationals

    James Paxton struggles as Yankees get ripped by Nationals

    WASHINGTON — There is no such thing as early in this condensed baseball season. No time to ease into things. In a normal schedule the page turned feels like a feather. Now it weighs in like a bank safe. James Paxton, who had lower back surgery in early February and wouldn’t have been ready by …