1:09 PM EDT, Sun May 26, 2019
14 hours ago

Mets’ four-out save plan for Edwin Diaz goes up in smoke

Mickey Callaway planned to use Edwin Diaz for a four-out save Saturday. Instead, the Mets’ closer didn’t even pitch the ninth. Three days after Callaway said the Mets were willing to let their closer be used in four-out save situations — and one month after declaring Diaz wouldn’t be asked to record more than three...
14 hours ago

Jason Vargas gives Mets what they need in return from IL

Jason Vargas hadn’t pitched in nearly three weeks, and fans were fed up with him before the game’s first at-bat was through. Vargas threw his first pitch wide. His second, too. The third was deemed low. When the oft-injured, oft-struggling southpaw finally fired a strike, the Saturday afternoon crowd at Citi Field responded with sarcastic...
15 hours ago

Wilson Ramos starting to look like the hitter the Mets paid for

The Mets had the whole Star Wars theme working Saturday afternoon at Citi Field. Princess Leia was there in costume and a bobble-head of Obi-Wan Canobi was distributed to fans with the likeness of Robinson Cano. But no one carried a bigger lightsaber on this day than Mets catcher Wilson Ramos. Sure, backup catcher Tomas...
15 hours ago

Matt Harvey put on IL after ‘embarrassing loss’

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Angels placed Matt Harvey on the 10-day injured list with an upper back strain on Saturday, two days after what he deemed an “embarrassing” loss and one of the worst starts of his career. Harvey allowed eight earned runs and gave up four homers in the Angels’ 16-7 loss to the...
16 hours ago

Mets outlast Tigers in 13 thanks to another unlikely hero

Juan Lagares one day. Carlos Gomez the next. Now Tomas Nido. The Mets’ offensive heroes have been as unpredictable as the weather. The defensive-minded backup catcher was the latest to send the injury-riddled Mets to a victory in their final at-bat, drilling a solo homer to right-center field in a 5-4, 13-inning victory over the...
17 hours ago

Kevin Durant center of attention in packed sports summer

After all the winters of their discontent, the Knicks are poised to be the Boys of Summer. LeBron James never intended to take his talents to New York, but here we are, nine years later, and the Knicks will be asking the basketball gods for help. The lottery awarded Zion Williamson to New Orleans, but...
20 hours ago

Brandon Nimmo injury news gets worse with bulging disk reveal

Perhaps this explains all the new outfield moves the Mets have made recently. Brandon Nimmo told MLB.com on Saturday that he has a bulging disk in his neck and is suffering from whiplash. The Mets have been vague about the injury that sent Nimmo to the injured list Wednesday, first describing it as a stiff...
20 hours ago

Michael Conforto awaiting one final check before Mets return

After going through his second full day of baseball activities without restrictions, Michael Conforto expects to return to the Mets’ lineup on Sunday. All that’s left is receiving MLB’s approval. “They said this morning they should get back to us [Saturday],” Conforto, who suffered a concussion on May 16 after colliding with Robinson Cano while...
23 hours ago

Why Pete Alonso could be left off Rookie of the Year ballots

Pete Alonso is on the path to the best season ever by a Mets rookie position player. Yet, he may not win NL Rookie of the Year and might not even appear on every ballot. With the season one-third complete, the NL Rookie race is setting up as the best of any award. If the...
May 25, 2019

Newest Met belts a homer in his first swing with new team

When May began, Aaron Altherr had only been with one organization since being drafted a decade ago. When he arrived in Queens on Friday, the outfielder was joining his third team in as many weeks. After being dumped by both the Phillies and Giants in a 15-day span, Altherr was at his home in Arizona...
May 25, 2019

Mets won’t be able to get away with spackling over problems

Just enough spackle can create a beautiful illusion. Too much spackle, though? Eventually, those cracks prevail. So told the tale of your Mets, whose four-game winning streak came to a jarring end Friday night with a roller-coaster, 9-8 loss at Citi Field to the terrible Tigers — who halted a nine-game losing streak by beating...
May 24, 2019

Why Mets shouldn’t rush up stud pitching prospect

Jason Vargas plans to return from the injured list Saturday afternoon to start for the Mets against the Tigers, and you know what that means: It’s time to contemplate other options for the Mets’ starting rotation. (Yes, to be fair, the soft-throwing lefty had been pitching somewhat better, putting together a 3.00 ERA in four...
May 24, 2019

Noah Syndergaard, pen stink it up as Mets’ streak ends in loss to awful Tigers

Between Noah Syndergaard and Drew Gagnon, the Mets on Friday played “Game of Flush it Down the Throne.” What could have been a celebratory night, with five home runs blasted by the Mets and resilience on display after Syndergaard buried them in an early hole, turned into disaster against the lowly Tigers. After Syndergaard muddled...
May 24, 2019
Keon Broxton shows off power he never displayed with Mets

Keon Broxton shows off power he never displayed with Mets

Former Mets outfielder Keon Broxton must really be glad to be out of New York. In his first at-bat as an Oriole, Broxton, who was traded to Baltimore on Wednesday, belted a 474-foot, two-run homer in the third inning of Friday night’s game against the Rockies. Broxton, whom the Mets were able to unload for...
May 24, 2019

Symptom-free, Michael Conforto ready to replenish depleted Mets outfield

The Mets won’t be without Michael Conforto — or a left-handed bat — much longer. Conforto, who has been on the injured list since suffering a concussion in a collision with Robinson Cano on May 16, said Friday that he feels “100%,” and expects to resume playing this weekend at Citi Field. Manager Mickey Callaway...