6:20 AM EDT, Mon August 20, 2018
7 hours ago
Final score: Mets 8, Phillies 2—Philadelphia looks like the Little League team

Final score: Mets 8, Phillies 2—Philadelphia looks like the Little League team

Jason Vargas pitched well, and the Mets scored with ease. The Mets won the Little League Classic with ease, beating the Phillies 8-2 in the Sunday night affair. Jason Vargas was excellent, at least for a bit, as he threw five scoreless innings before giving up two runs and getting just one out in the sixth inning. That outing was more than enough for the Mets to win. The team scored eight times of fourteen hits, the vast majority of which were singles. Every hitter who made a plate appearance in the game—except for Michael Conforto—had at least one hit in the game. Amed Rosario had the...
12 hours ago
Open thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 8/19/18

Open thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 8/19/18

The Mets and Phillies play in Williamsport tonight. Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Jeff McNeil - 2B Wilmer Flores - 1B Michael Conforto - LF Todd Frazier - 3B Austin Jackson - CF Jose Bautista - RF Kevin Plawecki - C Jason Vargas - LHP Phillies lineup Cesar Hernandez - 2B Rhys Hoskins - LF Carlos Santana - 1B Wilson Ramos - C Asdrubal Cabrera - 3B Nick Williams - RF Scott Kingery - SS Odubel Herrera - CF Nick Pivetta - RHP Broadcast info TV: ESPN Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
16 hours ago
Mets call up Dominic Smith as 26th man

Mets call up Dominic Smith as 26th man

The team was granted an extra roster spot for tonight’s Little League World Series Classic in Williamsport The Mets have recalled first baseman Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas as their 26th man for tonight’s Little League World Series Classic in Williamsport, the team announced. MLB granted both the Mets and Phillies the roster spot usually reserved for doubleheaders. The 23-year-old Smith has had a tumultuous season, failing to produce while up with the major league team but also not getting much consistent playing time. During his last stint in the majors, he was up from June 12...
17 hours ago
Mets Afternoon News for August 19, 2018

Mets Afternoon News for August 19, 2018

Your Sunday afternoon dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Jacob deGrom put one more notch in his belt in his Cy Young caliber season: a complete game. Even a rain delay couldn’t stop deGrom. He didn’t miss a beat and was dominant the whole afternoon, striking out nine Phillies. He capped it off with his three hardest fastballs of the day—98 mph, 99 mph, 99 mph—to the final batter of the game. He earned the win to go over .500 for the year and the Mets won 3-1. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Post, Daily News,...
22 hours ago
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/19/18: Cyclones split key doubleheader, Dunn continues to dominate

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/19/18: Cyclones split key doubleheader, Dunn continues to dominate

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action here! *All results from games played on Saturday, August 18th, 2018 Triple-A: Las Vegas 51s (61-64) EL PASO 4, LAS VEGAS 3 (BOX) A run in the seventh would be the difference for Las Vegas as they dropped a tight contest on Saturday evening, their third consecutive loss against first place El Paso. Bryce Brentz got the scoring going in the top of the first, going deep to left after a single from Zach Borenstein, and giving the 51s a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the inning, however, the home team followed the visitors’...
Aug 18, 2018
With a win over the Phillies, Jacob deGrom continues to prove he is the best pitcher in baseball

With a win over the Phillies, Jacob deGrom continues to prove he is the best pitcher in baseball

The Mets’ ace added another notch to his Cy Young belt with a dominant, complete game performance. Jacob deGrom continued his Cy Young campaign, leading the Mets to a 3-1 win over the Phillies. The stellar right-hander tossed a complete game, allowing only one unearned run and striking out nine while walking none. Jeff McNeil led the offense with two singles, a triple, a run, an RBI, his first major league steal, and a stellar defensive play on a ball hit to his right. The Arrieta-deGrom matchup lived up to the billing early, as the Mets and Phillies traded zeros for the...
Aug 18, 2018
Final Score: Mets 3, Phillies 1 - Simply deGrominant

Final Score: Mets 3, Phillies 1 - Simply deGrominant

It’s a headline we’ve used before, but there’s no better way to describe Jacob deGrom right now. Jacob deGrom’s extraordinary season continued on Saturday, tossing a complete game in a 3-1 win against the Phillies. A day after Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola made stellar starts to state their case for the Cy Young, deGrom reminded everyone that he is the frontrunner, striking out nine and lowering his ERA on the season to 1.71. The only run he allowed was unearned. Jeff McNeil was the offensive star. His fourth inning single led to the Mets’ first run, and he added an RBI triple in...
Aug 18, 2018
Open Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 8/18/18

Open Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 8/18/18

Jacob deGrom looks to continue his Cy Young campaign against the Phillies. Mets Lineup Amed Rosario - SSJeff McNeil - 2BWilmer Flores - 1BMichael Conforto - LFTodd Frazier - 3BAustin Jackson - CFJose Bautista - RFDevin Mesoraco - CJacob deGrom - P Phillies Lineup Cesar Hernandez - 2BRhys Hoskins - LFCarlos Santana - 1BWilson Ramos - CNick Williams - RFMaikel Franco - 3BOdubel Herrera - CFScott Kingery - SSJake Arrieta - P Broadcast Info TV: SNYRadio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050
Aug 18, 2018
Jacob deGrom’s stellar season: Start #24

Jacob deGrom’s stellar season: Start #24

The righty was dominant against the Mets’ crosstown rivals. Jacob deGrom was originally supposed to start against the Yankees on July 22, but heavy rain postponed the game until August 13. At the time, with speculation and rumors surrounding the Mets trading their ace, Aaron Boone was asked if he would start deGrom against the Mets for the make up game. Boone laughed, but it was instead the Mets who made sure deGrom started that game. It was technically Jason Vargas’s day to start, but the Mets went with their ace on regular rest instead. The Mets were facing Luis Severino but they got...
Aug 18, 2018
Mets Morning News for August 18, 2018

Mets Morning News for August 18, 2018

Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets Aaron Nola proved too much for the Mets, who let Jacob deGrom down even when he wasn’t pitching. The Mets could muster only one run against Nola, before adding another after he left the game. The Phillies, on the other hand, got to Noah Syndergaard early, with Asdrubal Cabrera doing damage to his old team. The final score was 4-2. Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record. Brandon Nimmo has avoided a trip to the DL...
Aug 18, 2018
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/18/2018

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/18/2018

Catch up on all your Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action here! *All results from games played on Friday, August 17, 2018 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (61-63) EL PASO 8, LAS VEGAS 2 (Box) The 51s were unable to overcome a rocky outing from starting pitcher Drew Gagmon on Friday night. Gagnon went four innings and allowed five runs while also walking three batters. Logan Taylor also struggled in relief of Gagnon as he gave up two runs on three hits in just one inning of work. At the plate, Bryce Bentz and Patrick Kivlehan led the way for the 51s with a pair of solo home runs. 2B...
Aug 18, 2018
Syndergaard felled by bad defense, stolen bases in Mets loss

Syndergaard felled by bad defense, stolen bases in Mets loss

The three runs Syndergaard gave up in the first inning were all the cushion Aaron Nola needed. On a night billed as a marquee pitching matchup, in contrast to the high-scoring doubleheader the day before, the Phillies beat the Mets 4-2 behind a strong performance from Aaron Nola. Nola struck out eleven batters and gave up just one run over seven innings, keeping himself very much in the Cy Young conversation in the National League. Even when Jacob deGrom isn’t pitching, the Mets continue to do him no favors in that race. Meanwhile, the Mets’ other ace is not having a very ace-like...
Aug 17, 2018
Final Score: Phillies 4, Mets 2—Helping Nola’s Cy Young case

Final Score: Phillies 4, Mets 2—Helping Nola’s Cy Young case

Even when deGrom doesn’t pitch, the Mets still manage to hurt his Cy Young chances. It seems the Mets left all of their offensive prowess behind in the first game of yesterday’s double header. To be fair, they were facing a slightly better pitcher this time around. The Mets managed just three hits and one run off Aaron Nola as they dropped this game to the Phillies 4-2. Nola struck out 11 Mets in his seven innings of work. Meanwhile Noah Syndergaard was not sharp tonight, getting hit hard in the first inning, giving Nola a three run advantage before he even took the mound....
Aug 17, 2018
Episode 293: Blowouts, Baby

Episode 293: Blowouts, Baby

This week, we celebrate beating up the AL East.  Welcome back to Amazin’ Avenue Audio, where we take solace in small victories. This week, Brian Salvatore and Jack McLoone discuss the Mets’ win over the Yankees, their offensive explosion in Baltimore, the emergence of Austin Jackson, the continued presence of Jose Reyes, and lots more. (1:23) Next up, Allison McCague updates both the Nimmometer and the deGrometer, your weekly check-ins on, you guessed it, Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom. (54:56) As always, you can listen or subscribe to the podcast through Apple Podcasts, where we...
Aug 17, 2018
Mets vs. Phillies: Lineups, broadcast info, and open thread, 8/17/18

Mets vs. Phillies: Lineups, broadcast info, and open thread, 8/17/18

It’s a battle of two aces on the mound, as Noah Syndergaard takes on Aaron Nola at Citizen’s Bank Park. Mets Lineup Amed Rosario - SSJeff McNeil - 2BAustin Jackson - CFMichael Conforto - RFTodd Frazier - 3BJose Bautista - 1BKevin Plawecki - CNoah Syndergaard - PJack Reinheimer - LF Phillies Lineup Cesar Hernandez - 2BRhys Hoskins - LFAsdrubal Cabrera - SSNick Williams - RFCarlos Santana - 1BMaikel Franco - 3BRoman Quinn - CFJorge Alfaro - CAaron Nola - P Broadcast Info TV: SNY Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050 AM