6:19 PM EDT, Tue April 13, 2021
20 hours ago
Mets going back to Marcus Stroman after rain debacle

Mets going back to Marcus Stroman after rain debacle

Marcus Stroman’s initial thought was to wait five days for his next start, but that plan changed after he felt strong in a throwing session Monday. In need of another starting pitcher for Tuesday’s doubleheader against the Phillies at Citi Field, the Mets will turn to Stroman in the nightcap. Taijuan Walker will start Game...
23 hours ago

Mets’ lack of games playing role in slow start: ‘Thing we’re missing’

The Mets left Port St. Lucie with full steam ahead and even got a last-minute boost from Francisco Lindor’s contract extension on the eve of Opening Day. They have spent seven of the next 12 days not playing baseball. A mix of COVID-19 issues, scheduled off days and, most recently, weather headaches — including another...
23 hours ago
Phillies’ revamped bullpen making all the difference: Sherman

Phillies’ revamped bullpen making all the difference: Sherman

If the Phillies’ 2020 bullpen had just been bad, the team would have made the playoffs last year; maybe even won the NL East. The butterfly effect would have — among other results — likely kept Dave Dombrowski as a front man trying to bring Major League Baseball to Nashville. Instead, the 2020 Phillies’ bullpen...
23 hours ago
Listen to Episode 42 of ‘Amazin’ But True’: Is Luis Rojas in Over His Head? feat. Dwight Gooden

Listen to Episode 42 of ‘Amazin’ But True’: Is Luis Rojas in Over His Head? feat. Dwight Gooden

After going to more than 400 Mets games in my life, I have finally caught a ball. And it happened to be on Jacob deGrom’s 100-mph fastball off the bat of Jazz Chisholm Jr. Should I have thrown it back? Not a chance. It also was the first 0-2 pitch deGrom has given up a...
Apr 12, 2021

Mets-Phillies game postponed by rain

The Mets have been washed out again. A day after they played for seven minutes, only to have their game suspended by rain, the nasty weather stuck once more around Citi Field and postponed Monday’s Mets game against the Phillies. The game will be made up as part of a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday, beginning...
Apr 11, 2021

Michael Conforto’s nightmarish start leads to Mets lineup demotion

Michael Conforto’s early-season slump has led to a drop in the lineup. The Mets’ right fielder, who had hit in the three-hole in each of the first five games of the season, was set to bat sixth Sunday before the series finale against the Marlins at Citi Field was suspended. Dominic Smith replaced Conforto in...
Apr 11, 2021
Mets turn routine April shower into embarrassing soap opera

Mets turn routine April shower into embarrassing soap opera

A brief history of rain-and-sports quotes: Noah, 5,000 BC: “We’re gonna need a bigger boat.” Carl Spackler, 1980: “I’d keep playing. I don’t think the heavy stuff’s going to come down for quite a while.” Crash Davis, 1988: “Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.” Luis Rojas, 2021: “We had an exclusive forecast...
Apr 11, 2021
Marcus Stroman unhappy Mets game started in rain: ‘Not smart’

Marcus Stroman unhappy Mets game started in rain: ‘Not smart’

So far this season, the Mets’ frustrations had been largely due to coming up empty with runners in scoring position and having their season delayed by the Nationals’ COVID-19 issues. Sunday, they added another source from a situation that appeared to be completely avoidable. The Mets wasted a start from Marcus Stroman for seven minutes of...
Apr 11, 2021
Mets open to moving struggling Michael Conforto down in order

Mets open to moving struggling Michael Conforto down in order

It’s early, as Luis Rojas emphasized Saturday afternoon, but that doesn’t mean the Mets manager is wed to the idea of his struggling right fielder remaining in the lineup’s No. 3 hole. After watching Michael Conforto finish hitless in four at-bats with three strikeouts in the Mets’ 3-0 loss to the Marlins, Rojas said he...
Apr 10, 2021

Alex Rodriguez in talks to buy the Timberwolves

Alex Rodriguez is trying to buy another pro sports team. The former Yankees star and his partner, Jennifer Lopez, lost out on purchasing the Mets to Steve Cohen, but now A-Rod and his close friend Marc Lore have signed a letter of intent with Glen Taylor to become the new owners of the NBA’s Minnesota...
Apr 10, 2021

Mets hitters owe Jacob deGrom an apology

It must have sounded like a capacity crowd at Citi Field to beleaguered Michael Conforto when the boobirds rained jeers down on him in the sixth inning. The last thing Mets fans will accept is yet another betrayal of Jacob deGrom, much less on a day when he tied a career high with 14 strikeouts...
Apr 10, 2021

Jed Lowrie alleges Mets refused to let him get knee surgery

Jed Lowrie claims the Mets refused to allow him to get an operation to repair an extremely painful knee condition during his wasted two-year stint with the organization. “When you’re questioned on social media or by people behind your back, I consider it to be nothing more significant than gossip,” Lowrie told The Athletic. “I’ve...
Apr 10, 2021
Mets heavily booed after ruining another Jacob deGrom gem

Mets heavily booed after ruining another Jacob deGrom gem

Michael Conforto got booed. Edwin Diaz got booed. Jacob deGrom got shafted. Saturday afternoon at Citi Field had zero offensive and bullpen highlights from the Mets, turning what should have been a celebrated deGrom performance into just another frustrating day for the stud right-hander. DeGrom matched a career high with 14 strikeouts, but the Mets...
Apr 10, 2021

Imperfect replay system is still better than none at all

There is no greater love/hate relationship in all of sports than replay. It is essential … and it is bothersome. It increases integrity within the games … and slows them to a crawl. It gets bad calls turned to good calls … except when it doesn’t. And, as we saw Thursday at Citi Field, there...
Apr 10, 2021

Mets place J.D. Davis on 10-day injured list

J.D. Davis’ left hand has improved, but not to the point he was ready to swing a bat for the Mets. The third baseman was placed on the 10-day injured list before Saturday’s game against the Marlins, four days after he was drilled in his hand during a plate appearance in Philadelphia. Jose Peraza was...