Todd Frazier and Adam Eaton may be rewriting the record book on baseball players holding onto petty beefs — and it’s reaching delicious, “Real Housewives” type levels. Frazier, now with the New York Mets, and Eaton, now with the Washington Nationals, used to be teammates on the 2016 Chicago White Sox, a team that’s just ripe for a 30-for-30 one day. It was the White Sox team that exiled young Drake LaRoche from the clubhouse.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 11:22 pm
The New York Mets ended an eventful Monday with a much-needed win. However, if they want to finally keep the drama to a minimum, they’ll need to carry the momentum of that victory into Tuesday night, when they host the Washington Nationals in the second game of a four-game series. The Mets’ Zack Wheeler (3-3, 4.85 ERA) is scheduled to oppose the Nationals’ Erick Fedde (0-0, 3.38) in a battle of right-handers.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 6:59 am
New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes suffered multiple fractures of his right ankle during a “violent fall” on Saturday, according to the Mets. The incident occurred at Cespedes’ ranch in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen told reporters on Monday that Cespedes stepped in a hole. “He twisted and put his leg and foot in a difficult position,” said Van Wagenen, adding that Cespedes didn’t fall off a horse.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 2:39 am
Manager Mickey Callaway scored a victory before the New York Mets even started their seven-game homestand Monday, as the front office game him a vote of confidence. Then the Mets went out and defeated the visiting Washington Nationals 5-3 to end a five-game losing streak. Speculation was rampant that Callaway could be fired soon because of the Mets’ 20-25 start to the season, before Monday’s game.
Posted: May 21, 2019, 2:32 am
Managers are rarely the focal point of a baseball series, especially one between two longtime rivals expected to battle each other for a division title this season. But the New York Mets and Washington Nationals are both a long way from looking like contenders, which is why Mickey Callaway and Dave Martinez are likely to be in the uncomfortable spotlight Monday night when the Mets host the Nationals in the opener of a four-game series. Mets right-hander Drew Gagnon (1-0, 4.09 ERA) is expected to make his first start of the season when he opposes Nationals left-hander Patrick Corbin (4-1, 2.91).
Posted: May 20, 2019, 5:49 am