Jul 14, 2014, 3:15 PM EST
Colon has mediocre overall numbers thanks to a poor first six weeks, but since mid-May he’s started 10 games with a 2.74 ERA and 51/12 K/BB ratio in 72 innings.
Jun 30, 2014, 6:23 AM EST
Clayton Kershaw continues to dominate. And the Dodgers find themselves in a virtual tie for first place in the NL West.
Jun 23, 2014, 4:07 PM EST
Could be the best game plan for multiple reasons, actually.
Jun 19, 2014, 6:17 AM EST
Clayton Kershaw was nearly perfect. And, at least by one measure, was better than a lot of guys who have thrown perfect games.
Jun 18, 2014, 3:30 PM EST
Fact: you couldn’t make contact off Lance Lynn. Bartolo Colon just hit a double off him.
Jun 14, 2014, 11:01 AM EST
40-year-old Bobby Abreu was released by the Phillies at the end of spring training, but he continues to be a surprising contributor for the offense-starved Mets.
Jun 4, 2014, 6:40 AM EST
Henderson Alvarez has three shutouts. Three shutouts was enough to be the full-season leader in that category in five of the past 11 seasons.
Jun 3, 2014, 6:39 AM EST
Jose Abreu is back, Clayton Kershaw withstood his return and I made a sobering discovery about “Billy Madison.”
Jun 2, 2014, 6:38 PM EST
The Mets might not make the playoffs this season, but they can at least hang their hats on this little distinction.
May 29, 2014, 7:01 AM EST
Ryan Howard walked the Phillies off with a three-run homer. Josh Donaldson did the same thing for the Athletics. Really, if you weren’t hitting walkoff three-run homers last night, we don’t want to know you.
May 17, 2014, 8:10 PM EST
Juan Lagares showed the Mets why he should be the team’s everyday center fielder on Saturday afternoon.
May 12, 2014, 9:16 PM EST
Alfonso Soriano notched his 1,000th hit in the American League this evening against the Mets.
May 7, 2014, 12:28 PM EST
They’ve already set a new modern record for the most hitless at-bats to begin a season, but the Mets’ pitchers aren’t done yet. After another 0-for yesterday the pitching staff is a collective 0-for-55 at the plate this year.
May 1, 2014, 11:00 PM EST
Carlos Gonzalez is day-to-day with a left index finger contusion.
Apr 26, 2014, 6:15 PM EST
The Mets stuck up for teammate Bartolo Colon after the New York Post made fat jokes in an article, including in the headline.
Apr 25, 2014, 6:51 AM EST
The Yankees bounce back. The Astros play like bush leaguers.
Apr 16, 2014, 9:01 AM EST
Some aches and pains for the Mets’ staff.
Apr 14, 2014, 5:00 AM EST
The other owners will have to ratify the move at their next meeting, but as of yesterday it’s all but official: the Braves now own the Nationals.
Apr 13, 2014, 9:25 PM EST
Reds lefty Tony Cingrani is doing something that hasn’t been accomplished in 100 years.
Apr 9, 2014, 6:18 AM EST
A ton of guys had multi-homer games yesterday. Ryan Braun led the pack with his three. I’m sure that won’t bother anyone.
Mar 20, 2014, 8:39 PM EST
With Matt Harvey working his way back from Tommy John surgery and Jon Niese likely to be held back for the second series of the regular season due to elbow inflammation, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reported this morning that Dillon Gee will start for the Mets on Opening Day against the Nationals on…
Mar 17, 2014, 12:48 PM EST
It’s hard to really think of anything related to Jon Niese‘s arm as “good news” considering the Mets left-hander has already had shoulder and elbow problems this spring, but this at least qualifies as “not-bad news.” Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Niese received a cortisone injection after leaving Sunday’s start with elbow…
Mar 16, 2014, 3:34 PM EST
Another day, another injured MLB pitcher. Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports that Mets starter Jon Niese was pulled from Sunday’s Grapefruit League game against the Cardinals with what’s being called a hyperextended left elbow. Niese suffered the injury 10 days ago in an intrasquad game and it began causing him discomfort in the…
Mar 3, 2014, 12:00 PM EST
Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2014 season. Next up: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can the Mets finish with 80 or more wins for the first time…
Jan 18, 2014, 5:24 PM EST
The Mets secured some rotation depth this afternoon by signing left-hander John Lannan to a minor league contract with an invitation to spring training. Lannan struggled with the Phillies last season, posting a 5.33 ERA in 14 starts while dealing with a quad injury and a knee injury which required surgery. The 29-year-old Long Island…
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