Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner, two names at or near the top of wish lists as the trade deadline approaches, go head-to-head Thursday night when the visiting New York Mets clash with the San Francisco Giants in a duel of streaking teams. Both teams are coming off double-digit offensive performances, with the Mets having run their winning streak to four with a 14-4 romp at Minnesota, while the Giants were completing a four-game sweep at Colorado with an 11-8 triumph. As they attempt to cool down each other in a four-game series, the Mets and Giants have all of a sudden played themselves back into wild-card contention in the National League.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 7:20 am
Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, the first black player to play for the Boston Red Sox, died on Wednesday. Former Boston Red Sox infielder Elijah “Pumpsie” Green, who was the first African-American player to play for the Red Sox, died on Wednesday, according to the Associated Press. He was 85. Green played for the Red Sox from 1959-1962, and spent one season with the New York Mets in 1963.
Posted: July 18, 2019, 12:06 am
Pete Alonso often watches his home runs take flight. So you know where it goes,” Alonso said. That philosophy allowed him to see his moonshot in the eighth inning of the Mets’ 14-4 win over the Twins Wednesday reach the third deck at Target Field.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 10:54 pm
The latest example of this came Wednesday when the team traded righty starter/reliever Wilmer Font –who had been designated for assignment earlier this month – to the Blue Jays for cash considerations. Font produced a 4.94 ERA with the Mets spanning 15 games, and is hardly irreplaceable. However, to acquire Font, the Mets sent hard-throwing prospect Neraldo Catalina to the Rays in May.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 7:11 pm
It’s a sign of an impressive night when a player is asked whether he values his offensive or defense performance in a win more. Michael Conforto had that question presented to him after Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Twins that featured four hits, including the game-winning RBI single in the fifth inning, and a run-saving catch to rob Nelson Cruz of an RBI in the third. It’s got to be the go-ahead hit,” Conforto said.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 5:05 am
New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) celebrates with catcher Wilson Ramos (40) after defeating the Minnesota Twins at Target Field. MINNEAPOLIS – The crowd of 28,712 at Target Field stood and screamed as Edwin Diaz readied for his 33rd pitch in the ninth inning. The Mets led by one, but a Twins player occupied each base, and Nelson Cruz stood at the plate with a 3-2 count.
Posted: July 17, 2019, 4:50 am
You’re going to hear about it and see certain teams and that stuff. My goal is to go out there every fifth day and grab the ball and pitch the best I can. Those rumors had intensified recently with the trade deadline just two weeks away, but Wheeler’s status as a top trade target have taken a hit with the righty landing on the injured list with a right shoulder impingement.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 11:20 pm
The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association announced the nominees from each team for the 2019 Heart and Hustle Award. The award “honors active players who demonstrate a passion for the game of baseball and best embody the values, spirit, and traditions of the game. Voting was conducted prior to the All-Star break.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 9:39 pm
Okay, to be fair, d’Arnaud’s career was going nowhere in New York, and no one blamed the Mets when they cut him outright in early May. And when the Rays moved for d’Arnaud, buying him off the Dodgers (who held him for less than a week), the fantasy world took little notice. D’Arnaud is up to .282/.342/.542 in his 39 games with the Rays, with 26 runs, nine homers, 26 RBIs.
Posted: July 16, 2019, 3:00 pm