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May 8, 2019

Masahiro Tanaka grinds it out, but wasn’t happy with Yankees’ defense

Masahiro Tanaka was once again without his trademark splitter on Tuesday. To make matters worse, his outfield betrayed him more than once. The right-hander still managed to come through with one of his best outings in nearly a month, allowing two runs in 6 ¹/₃ innings in the Yankees 5-4 comeback win over the Mariners...
May 2, 2019

Noah Syndergaard saved Mets from nightmare bullpen scenario

The Mets entered Thursday with a bullpen ERA of 5.37 ERA. Only the Orioles and Nationals had a worse mark. With Seth Lugo and Edwin Diaz perhaps unavailable after pitching in Wednesday’s loss to the Reds and Jeurys Familia on the injured list with a shoulder issue, Mickey Callaway admitted he didn’t exactly have a...
May 2, 2019
Jesse Winker ejected, goes crazy in final act in series as Mets villain

Jesse Winker ejected, goes crazy in final act in series as Mets villain

Jesse Winker wasn’t exactly a household name when the Reds arrived at Citi Field on Monday, but by the end of the four-game series, Mets fans certainly knew who he was. The left fielder hit the go-ahead homer off Edwin Diaz in the ninth inning of Cincinnati’s win Monday and celebrated the Reds’ victory over...
May 2, 2019

Reds’ Jesse Winker opens up on being Mets fans’ most hated

Jesse Winker has a unique way of getting back at the Mets fans who have heckled him during the Reds series at Citi Field. “They talk loud — and a lot,” the Reds left fielder said before Thursday’s game in Queens. “I like to talk back.” On two straight nights, Winker ended Reds wins by...
Apr 30, 2019

Jeurys Familia’s shaken confidence gets imperfect boost

Jeurys Familia walked the tightrope again on Monday. This time, he survived. The struggling right-hander entered to open the eighth inning of what turned into a 5-4 loss to the Reds, with the small Citi Field crowd already on edge due to his presence in a tie game. Familia has been wildly disappointing since rejoining...
Apr 29, 2019

Robinson Cano taking action after avoiding second hand injury in a week

Robinson Cano and the Mets dodged disaster when an MRI exam on his left hand came back negative a day after he was forced from Sunday’s win against Milwaukee, the second time in a week he had to exit a game due to being hit on the hand. “It’s a huge relief,’’ said Cano, who...
Apr 28, 2019

It’s going from bad to worse for the Mets’ Travis d’Arnaud

Mickey Callaway had a simple explanation for Travis d’Arnaud’s slow start to the season. “It’s almost like everything he’s doing is not working,’’ the manager said after another rough night for the backup catcher in the Mets’ 8-6 loss to the Brewers on Saturday. Coming back from Tommy John surgery, d’Arnaud entered Saturday hitless in...
Apr 28, 2019

Gio Gonzalez explains why he chose Brewers over the Mets

Gio Gonzalez will be on the mound at Citi Field on Sunday, just not with the Mets. The left-hander is set to make his first start with Milwaukee after signing with them following his opt-out from his minor league contract with the Yankees last week. Gonzalez said on Saturday the Brewers and Mets were the...
Apr 23, 2019

Zack Wheeler does it all as Mets wallop the Phillies

If the Mets are going to contend for the NL East title this season, they’ll almost certainly have to battle the Phillies for it. After the past two nights at Citi Field, they seem like they’re up for the challenge. On a night when they got a standout performance from Zack Wheeler and a grand...
Apr 23, 2019

Brandon Nimmo exits Mets win with left oblique ‘twinge’

Add Brandon Nimmo to the list of Mets injury concerns. Nimmo left Tuesday’s 9-0 win over the Phillies at Citi Field before the top of the fourth inning with a left oblique “twinge.” He was replaced in center by Juan Lagares. Nimmo reached on an error by second baseman Cesar Hernandez in the second and...
Apr 22, 2019

Steven Matz delivers outing he and Mets desperately needed

Bryce Harper provided plenty of fireworks in his first visit to Citi Field with the Phillies, but Steven Matz stole the show on Monday night. Facing the same Phillies team that scored eight runs off of him in the first inning without Matz recording an out in his previous outing, the left-hander looked like a...
Apr 22, 2019

Todd Frazier’s return comes with more health hits for Mets

The Mets welcomed Todd Frazier back to the lineup on Monday, but their bullpen took a hit when left-hander Justin Wilson was placed on the injured list with a sore elbow. General manager Brodie Van Wagenen said Wilson felt the soreness Friday when he gave up a hit and a walk to the only two...
Apr 22, 2019

Mets get the Jacob deGrom diagnosis they were hoping for

The Mets officially got the news they were hoping for on Jacob deGrom, who underwent an MRI exam Monday after experiencing soreness in his elbow playing catch on Thursday. “It was clean,’’ general manager Brodie Van Wagenen said of the results on Monday at Citi Field. “No problems whatsoever.’’ Then the right-hander went out and...
Apr 22, 2019

Jacob deGrom takes next step amid critical Mets doctor visit

Jacob deGrom went to the outfield and started playing catch on Monday at Citi Field, and followed it up with a bullpen session — making it three straight days the right-hander has thrown. The revelation marked deGrom’s first bullpen session amid his injury concerns. DeGrom was expected to be evaluated by team medical director Dr....
Apr 22, 2019

Mets legend Ed Kranepool has found kidney he needs

Ed Kranepool is finally getting his wish. The Mets legend is due to get a new kidney next month, Kranepool and the team confirmed Monday. Kranepool will be at Citi Field prior to Monday’s game against the Phillies to talk about the procedure. The 74-year-old has battled diabetes and other serious health issues for years...

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