Mets bite back

The New York Mets (53-51) rebounded from Friday's loss with a 5-4 walk-off win in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks. Jesus Feliciano led off the ninth with a long triple to right-center field. After Jose Reyes popped to right field, the Diamondbacks intentionally walked Angel Pagan and David Wright to load the bases. [...]

Five areas Mets need to address

Most New York Mets fans by now probably thought they would be dealing with another disastrous season: clubhouse turmoil, a new manager, and what many want – a new GM. But thanks to an overachieving starting rotation, great years from David Wright and unheralded Angel Pagan, and now with the imminent return of Carlos Beltran, [...]

Mets Report Card

The All-Star break is upon us and it’s natural to look forward. The Mets at 48-40, four games back of the Atlanta Braves in the NL and one game behind in the wild card race. Below is a list of Mets players with a grade given to each hitter and pitcher on how they have [...]

Mets hold off Marlins

The New York Mets (44-34) salvaged their three-game series in San Juan, holding off the Florida Marlins 6-5. The Mets are now 16-22 on the road this season and 1-6 against the Marlins away from Citi Field. The win pushes the Mets two games ahead of the Philadelphia Phillies (41-35), who lost 4-3 to the Cincinnati Reds, [...]

Niese shuts down Twins

The New York Mets (43-32) defeated the Minnesota Twins 6-0 Sunday at Citi Field. The win put the Mets one-half game behind the Atlanta Braves, who were beaten by the Detroit Tigers. The Mets are now 28-12 at home and 17-6 in the month of June. Minnesota Twins @ New York Mets ... boxscore and recap [...]

Manuel's bullpen decisions

During the middle of Spring Training, if you asked 10 different people to predict who would be in the Mets’ bullpen on Opening Day, you might have gotten 10 different answers. Manager Jerry Manuel did not go for either the popular or conventional way when he constructed his bullpen. Manuel opted to look elsewhere besides [...]

Bullpen Options

Jon Niese seemingly has won the fifth starter’s job, which helps clear things up in the bullpen, too. Fernando Nieve and Hasanori Takahashi, both nominally in the mix for the rotation, now figure to be relievers. Two big questions remain for the pen – Will Jenrry Mejia make the club as a set-up man and [...]