Mets can build off this much-needed victory

MIAMI — A chant of “Let’s Go Mets” briefly broke out during the fourth inning Saturday night as the visitors scored eight runs, and a sense of relief enveloped the Marlins’ loanDepot park, which at times like these seems more like a southern precinct of Queens. The Mets and their traveling or transported band of … Read more

The Mets need to get their mojo back — and fast

This kind of stretch happens in May, or in June, it might be concerning but not terrifying. For one thing, as Charles Barkley once said about early-season games against poor NBA teams: “This early, the [crap] teams don’t know they’re [crap] teams enough.” But forget the opponents. Forget the fact that the Nationals and the … Read more

The Mets need to get their mojo back — and fast

This kind of stretch happens in May, or in June, it might be concerning but not terrifying. For one thing, as Charles Barkley once said about early-season games against poor NBA teams: “This early, the [crap] teams don’t know they’re [crap] teams enough.” But forget the opponents. Forget the fact that the Nationals and the … Read more

Mets blank Rockies to cap off special Old Timers’ Day

The good vibes at Citi Field lasted all day, and into the night. A memorable and joyous Saturday in Flushing began with the long-overdue reintroduction of Old Timers’ Day festivities, with a ceremony that struck every right note for Mets fans and participating alumni featuring verbal bouquets directed throughout at owner Steve Cohen and the … Read more

Mets nip Braves after Brett Baty homers in first MLB at-bat

ATLANTA — Brett Baty needed only his first swing to announce his major league arrival Wednesday night. The product of that swing was a ball that disappeared for a home run over the right-field fence at Truist Park, bringing with it a hope that the Mets have a rookie who can contribute to this pennant … Read more

Jacob deGrom dominates in pitchers’ duel as Mets nip Phillies

Jacob deGrom, who took the mound Saturday night for his third start this season, appears to have settled into a routine. Maybe it feels normal for the Mets right-hander, but the stuff that spins out of his hand is not normal. When a string of injuries to various body parts began during the middle of … Read more

Mets waste Max Scherzer’s game in extra-inning loss to Phillies

The Mets lost two contributors, then lost a winning streak in a heartbreaker. The Phillies cut down the potential winning run at the plate in the ninth inning and then capitalized with a run in the 10th to steal a 2-1 victory in front of 38,467 at Citi Field on Friday night. The Mets’ six-game … Read more

Mets waste Max Scherzer’s game in extra-inning loss to Phillies

The Mets lost two contributors, then lost a winning streak in a heartbreaker. The Phillies cut down the potential winning run at the plate in the ninth inning and then capitalized with a run in the 10th to steal a 2-1 victory in front of 38,467 at Citi Field on Friday night. The Mets’ six-game … Read more

Mets’ best MLB trade deadline options with Juan Soto unlikely

LOS ANGELES — Mets All-Star outfielder Starling Marte looked like he was on a recruiting mission. He cheered Juan Soto throughout the Home Run Derby. He coached Soto. He cajoled Soto. And ultimately, when Soto won the Derby with a flourish, topping fellow wunderkind Julio Rodriguez in the final, Marte was there to hold the … Read more