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Jun 20, 2018

Yankees’ pitching whisperer Billy Connors dead at 76

Billy Connors, a former Yankee executive and pitching coach — who also pitched for the Mets — died Monday. He was 76. Connors had three stints as Yankees pitching coach (1989-90, 1994-95 and 2000), but he made his most significant impact with the organization as vice president, player personnel, from 1996-2012. In his most recent...
Jun 11, 2018

It has been a long time since Luis Severino looked this mortal

The Yankees hadn’t lost a game Luis Severino started since April 10, when he and the Yankees were pounded by the Red Sox at a cold, damp Fenway Park. He hadn’t left a game while trailing since the Yankees were down a run to the Angels on April 27 — a game they came back...
Jun 11, 2018

Mets make Adrian Gonzalez first casualty of slide

The Mets finally won a game and beat the Yankees, but it wasn’t enough to save Adrian Gonzalez. Gonzalez was released following Sunday’s 2-0 victory at Citi Field after Gonzalez went 0-for-3 with three strikeouts. To take his spot, the Mets called up Dominic Smith from Triple-A Las Vegas and the 22-year-old will likely take...
Jun 7, 2018

Maybe it’s the Mets Giancarlo Stanton’s been waiting for

New York has not been kind to Giancarlo Stanton since he became a Yankee. Maybe a trip across town will do him some good. If history is any indication, it will. Stanton feasted on Mets pitching during his years with the Marlins, especially at Citi Field. His 21 career homers there are more than Stanton...
Jun 7, 2018

Mets hold one edge in lopsided Subway Series matchups

The Yankees and Mets meet in the first edition of this year’s Subway Series, beginning Friday, heading in distinctly different directions. The three-game series will be played in Queens, but for now, all the momentum is in The Bronx, where the Yankees are so far living up to their sky-high expectations under first-year manager Aaron...
May 24, 2018
Cespedes and Frazier return dates remain a mystery

Cespedes and Frazier return dates remain a mystery

There’s no telling when the Mets lineup might be at full strength again. Mickey Callaway said Wednesday that both Yoenis Cespedes (strained hip flexor) and Todd Frazier (left hamstring) will join the team on its upcoming road trip, but they won’t be playing. Instead, the two sidelined players will stay with the Mets in order...
May 24, 2018
Mets manager benches Jose Reyes and tries to lift his spirits

Mets manager benches Jose Reyes and tries to lift his spirits

After Jose Reyes made two errors at third base on Tuesday, Mets manager Mickey Callaway went with Luis Guillorme in Frazier’s spot on Wednesday. Callaway said he spoke to Reyes following Tuesday’s game, when one of his miscues led to a pair of unearned runs against Zack Wheeler. “No matter the age or how long...
May 23, 2018
Familia’s implosion wastes deGrom gem as Mets lose crusher

Familia’s implosion wastes deGrom gem as Mets lose crusher

Jeurys Familia called it “one of those days.’’ This season, the closer has had several of “those days” after Jacob deGrom and the Mets were in line for victories. Familia gave up two runs in the top of the ninth to blow a save in the Mets’ 2-1 loss to the Marlins on Wednesday at...
May 23, 2018
Nimmo will remain Mets’ leadoff hitter despite Bautista addition

Nimmo will remain Mets’ leadoff hitter despite Bautista addition

Even with the arrival of Jose Bautista, Mickey Callaway said Brandon Nimmo will be the Mets’ regular leadoff hitter. Following Tuesday’s 5-1 loss to the Marlins at Citi Field, Callaway said Bautista is expected to give occasional days off to the three everyday outfielders — Nimmo, Michael Conforto and Jay Bruce. On Tuesday, the odd...
May 23, 2018
Gleyber Torres’ meteoric rise not affecting Mets’ young shortstop

Gleyber Torres’ meteoric rise not affecting Mets’ young shortstop

Amed Rosario went 0-for-3 in the Mets’ 5-1 loss to the Marlins Tuesday night at Citi Field, but was solid again at shortstop and said before the game he’s keeping an eye on Yankees phenom Gleyber Torres, whom he met last year. “I’m very impressed with [Torres],’’ Rosario said, adding Torres’ meteoric rise hasn’t had...
May 23, 2018
Zack Wheeler finds his missing pitch in hard-luck loss

Zack Wheeler finds his missing pitch in hard-luck loss

Zack Wheeler and the Mets lost on Tuesday, but he may have discovered his slider. If that’s the case — and Wheeler is finally able to find consistent success — it’s a trade he and the Mets will probably take. The right-hander gave up three runs in six innings in a 5-1 loss to the...
May 22, 2018
Mets swear we haven’t seen the last of Jose Reyes

Mets swear we haven’t seen the last of Jose Reyes

Jose Reyes wasn’t in the lineup against Miami right-hander Elieser Hernandez and he’s mired in a 2-for-22 slide as he struggles in his bench role. Asked if Reyes’ roster spot might be in jeopardy because of that lack of production, Mickey Callaway said before the Mets beat the Marlins 2-0 at Citi Field. “That’s probably...

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