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Mets vs. Reds: This won’t be Jacob deGrom’s night

Justin Trudeau, Canadian Prime Minister and multi-talented teacher, snowboarder and makeup artist, will soon be releasing his cover of the Beatles classic, “I Should Have Known Better.” Amazin’, no? That the Mets are still in the hunt? Their playoff chances hanging by a thread, the Mets play in Cincinnati this weekend. They’ve won seven of...
Sep 19, 2019

The Mets have a secret weapon for their final playoff push

Even when they ranked among the industry’s higher rollers, the Mets routinely found themselves plagued by organizational depth concerns. Or have you forgotten how they placed the fate of their 2006 season in the hands of erratic Oliver Perez (he pitched well!), turned similarly in 2007 to a gassed Tom Glavine (he didn’t) and fielded...
Sep 19, 2019

Mets’ Jacob deGrom down to last two shots to boost Cy Young resume

CINCINNATI — Jacob deGrom shaved his ERA from 2.70 to 2.61 in his last start, at a time every number is under the microscope for Cy Young award consideration. The reigning NL winner will make his final road start of the season on Friday, when the Mets face the Reds at Great American Ball Park....
Sep 19, 2019

Mickey Callaway’s Mets future could hinge on this final stretch

CINCINNATI — As the Mets sit on the fringe of National League wild-card contention, questions pertaining to next season have been placed on hold. Included is whether manager Mickey Callaway will return in 2020 to complete the final year of his contract. Multiple organizational sources have indicated in recent days that Callaway’s future won’t be...
Sep 19, 2019

Seth Lugo gets it done for Mets in first at-bat of 2019

DENVER — Seth Lugo figured extended duty was almost a certainty for him Wednesday given the Mets’ schedule. But Lugo couldn’t have anticipated it unfolding in quite this manner. In addition to recording the final six outs in the 7-4 victory over the Rockies, the right-hander batted in the ninth inning and delivered an RBI...
Sep 18, 2019

Noah Syndergaard didn’t make Mets look good for caving to him

DENVER — To point out that a personal catcher didn’t lead to Noah Syndergaard’s personal best would be putting it too politely even for Thor’s liking. Even after an exciting, 7-4 victory over the Rockies on Wednesday afternoon at Coors Field, which kept the Mets’ miracle playoff dream as alive as it can be, Syndergaard...
Sep 18, 2019
The Mets saved Mickey Callaway from himself again

The Mets saved Mickey Callaway from himself again

DENVER — Either it’s better to be lucky than good, or Mickey Callaway is playing intergalactic chess while the rest of us are stranded in Candy Land. Been away this entire roller coaster of a Mets season? You could’ve just watched Wednesday’s game and grasped their primary theme: Don’t count them out, even when you...
Sep 18, 2019
Mets rally to salvage Noah Syndergaard disappointment

Mets rally to salvage Noah Syndergaard disappointment

DENVER — The cavalry waited until the ninth inning, but it eventually arrived to work some Rocky Mountain magic Wednesday. “We still have an outside shot,” Pete Alonso said, referring to the postseason, after the Mets scored four runs in the ninth to beat the Rockies 7-4 at Coors Field. “If keep winning games and...
Sep 18, 2019

Marcus Stroman knows the arduous road Luis Severino faces

DENVER — Luis Severino took the Yankee Stadium mound Tuesday night, his first start of the season after battling multiple injuries, with the hopes of helping his team in October… which is only weeks away. Not many pitchers can relate to the unique challenges of that quick ramp-up from inactivity. One of them, though, just...
Sep 18, 2019

David Cone can empathize with Noah Syndergaard’s catcher fury

DENVER — No one ever called David Cone a diva. He never felt like a diva, even in 2000 when he pushed to work with a catcher besides Jorge Posada. Nevertheless, the two-time former Met and current YES Network broadcaster didn’t offer his unconditional support for Noah Syndergaard. Rather, Cone offered some counsel to his...
Sep 18, 2019

What Mets are showing fans even though dream is likely over

“The answer is … four?” — Thornton Melon, “Back to School” DENVER — Yes, after the Mets’ 6-1 defeat of the Rockies on Tuesday night at Coors Field, combined with the Cubs’ 4-2 loss to the Reds over in Wrigley Field, the Mets’ miracle fantasy rests at four. Four games separate the Mets from both...
Sep 18, 2019

Behind Mets’ decision to let Noah Syndergaard throw to preferred catcher

DENVER — The schedule and altitude are convenient excuses, at least publicly, for manager Mickey Callaway to give Noah Syndergaard a personal catcher Wednesday. Callaway acknowledged Tuesday that Rene Rivera is scheduled to start behind the plate for Syndergaard in the Mets’ series finale at Coors Field. Wilson Ramos was the catcher on Tuesday, a...
Sep 17, 2019
Marcus Stroman’s dominance keeps Mets pipe dream alive

Marcus Stroman’s dominance keeps Mets pipe dream alive

DENVER — Marcus Stroman is peaking just as the Mets need an all-around Herculean effort to keep their razor-thin postseason chances alive. After a rough month-plus to begin his Mets career, the right-hander finally seems worthy of the hype that accompanied his arrival from Toronto at the trade deadline. On Tuesday he posted a second...
Sep 17, 2019

Evaluating the Yankees’ World Series prices heading to playoffs

Baseball often gets overshadowed by football in sports betting media once September rolls around. With both the Yankees and Mets in the thick of championship chatter, VSiN won’t let that happen! Here’s the latest investment news from the diamond exchange: Yankees: Even with Sunday’s loss as a big favorite in Toronto, the Bronx Bombers are...
Sep 17, 2019

What Robert Gsellman needs to make Mets return

DENVER — Robert Gsellman is “very” optimistic he can pitch again for the Mets this season, based on a recent progression in throwing. The right-hander threw about 10 pitches in a bullpen session before the Mets opened a series against the Rockies on Monday and is prepared to repeat the process this week. Gsellman indicated...