9:26 PM EDT, Fri August 14, 2020
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Jacob deGrom scratched from Friday start against Phillies

Jacob deGrom scratched from Friday start against Phillies

Jacob deGrom won’t take the mound for the Mets on Friday. The 32-year-old righty was scratched from his start against the Phillies due to neck stiffness, he told reporters. DeGrom said the discomfort “popped up out of nowhere.” After his last start on Aug. 9, deGrom had lingering tightness in his neck. While he threw...
20 hours ago

Dwight Gooden: Yoenis Cespedes may get ‘blackballed’ over Mets opt-out

Dwight Gooden sees how Yoenis Cespedes handled opting out of the Mets season as a “weak move” that could hurt the slugger next season. “He may get blackballed [in baseball] next year and I’m OK with that,” the former Cy Young winner said on the latest episode of The Post’s “Amazin’ But True” Mets podcast....
23 hours ago

David Peterson’s shoulder issue reason for early Mets exit

David Peterson was sitting at 74 pitches when the fifth inning concluded Thursday and had mowed through the Nationals lineup. But his day was finished. The Mets rookie, dealing with shoulder fatigue, was removed and watched the bullpen protect the lead for his third victory in four starts. “It’s just a matter of trying to...
Aug 13, 2020
Listen to Episode 18 of ‘Amazin’ But True’: McNeil’s Knee, Nido’s Game feat. Dwight Gooden

Listen to Episode 18 of ‘Amazin’ But True’: McNeil’s Knee, Nido’s Game feat. Dwight Gooden

  The Mets picked up back-to-back wins against the Nationals to work out a split of the four-game set at Citi Field this week. Unfortunately, they lost Jeff McNeil in the process. On the latest episode of the “Amazin’ But True” podcast with Nelson Figueroa and I, we talk about everything going on in Mets...
Aug 13, 2020

Mets get Jeff McNeil update after Tomas Nido powers them to win

The Mets turned to the bench for their catcher Thursday and ended up with Johnny Bench. Tomas Nido barely hit enough to stay in the major leagues last season, but a winter spent working with a private swing instructor may have been the best $25,000 the Mets backup catcher ever spent. Nido smashed two home...
Aug 13, 2020
Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg ejected from stands in social distancing oddity

Nationals’ Stephen Strasburg ejected from stands in social distancing oddity

Stephen Strasburg was forced to do some extra social distancing. The Washington Nationals pitcher, taking in Thursday’s tilt with the Mets from the empty stands, was ejected by umpire Carlos Torres in the bottom of the third inning. Upset with a pair of borderline pitch calls from teammate Austin Voth to Mets slugger Pete Alonso,...
Aug 13, 2020

Mets’ Jeff McNeil carted off after crashing into wall making catch

The Mets were just dealt a potentially huge injury blow. Jeff McNeil was carted off with an apparent left leg injury Thursday afternoon at Citi Field after crashing into the left-field wall making an impressive catch to end the top of the first inning. McNeil, 28, ran toward the fence and made an out-stretched grab...
Aug 13, 2020
Amed Rosario won’t lose his Mets spot to upstart Andres Gimenez

Amed Rosario won’t lose his Mets spot to upstart Andres Gimenez

Through three weeks of the season, Andres Gimenez has been among the Mets’ best players, but that doesn’t mean he will remain in the lineup. With Amed Rosario sidelined for a third straight day with a stomach bug and Robinson Cano on the injured list with a left groin strain, finding playing time for Gimenez...
Aug 13, 2020
Mets’ Robert Gsellman’s return to rotation was a rocky one

Mets’ Robert Gsellman’s return to rotation was a rocky one

Nearly three years later, Robert Gsellman is returning to the rotation. Though Walker Lockett appeared to be the favorite to fill Wednesday’s vacancy against the Nationals, Luis Rojas gave Gsellman his first start since Sept. 27, 2017, with plans to keep the right-hander in the injured Michael Wacha’s rotation spot. Gsellman, who made 29 starts...
Aug 13, 2020
This is how the Mets offense was always supposed to look

This is how the Mets offense was always supposed to look

Three weeks into the season, the most stunning statistic so far is this: Across Major League Baseball, the combined batting average of all 30 teams entering Wednesday’s games was .235. If that sounds bad, it should: 52 years ago, in 1968, the 20 big-league clubs hit a combined .237. You may recall: 1968 has been...
Aug 12, 2020
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...
Aug 12, 2020

Opponents of Steve Cohen’s Mets bid point to new discrimination claims

Opponents of billionaire Steve Cohen’s efforts to buy the New York Mets are licking their chops over fresh discrimination complaints filed against his firm, Point72 Asset Management, The Post has learned. Back-to-back complaints by ex-female employees of Cohen’s Stamford, Conn., hedge fund have been filed with Connecticut’s Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities in recent...
Aug 12, 2020
Walker Lockett set for crack at Mets’ rotation vacancy

Walker Lockett set for crack at Mets’ rotation vacancy

The first crack at filling the vacancy in the Mets rotation could belong to Walker Lockett. The right-hander was removed from the injured list Tuesday and added to the bullpen for at least one night (he didn’t pitch in the Mets’ 2-1 loss to the Nationals), but team brass has bigger plans: He is the...
Aug 11, 2020
Mets’ shaky finances could help determine impending sale

Mets’ shaky finances could help determine impending sale

The Mets’ sale process is nearing a finish with much still left in the air. Suitors are preparing to make final bids by a just set Aug. 31 deadline, as first reported Tuesday by Sportico. Yet, the three main remaining bidders have not seen the detailed Mets financials and are expected to start reviewing the...
Aug 11, 2020
Mets’ bats doom them in loss to Nationals

Mets’ bats doom them in loss to Nationals

The Mets got defensive to protect pitch-to-contact Rick Porcello on Tuesday and succeeded at that level, but a familiar foe crushed them. A hitless night with runners in scoring position and seven runners left on base is not a recipe for winning games. For all their impressive bats, the Mets remain largely a disappointment offensively....