After manager Don Mattingly’s Marlins and the Cincinnati Reds clinched postseason spots, two NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. Wainwright has dropped two of his past three decisions after starting the season 4-0. White Sox outfielder Eloy Jimenez has a sprained right foot, likely sidelining him for this season-ending series against the crosstown Cubs.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 5:04 am
Mets ace Jacob deGrom is trying to win his third-straight Cy Young, a feat that hasn’t been achieved since Randy Johnson won his third-straight in 2001 (followed by his fourth-straight in 2002). Here’s where things stand with deGrom and his closest competitors for the award…
Posted: September 26, 2020, 4:24 am
A look at what’s happening around the majors on Saturday: PLAYOFF CHASE After manager Don Mattingly’s Marlins clinched a most unlikely postseason spot, three NL playoff slots are still open with two days left in the regular season. St. Louis, Cincinnati and San Francisco are all at . or better, Philadelphia and Milwaukee are two games under.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 3:40 am
The New York Mets’ already slim playoff chances could be even skinnier by the time they play again. Friday night’s game between the Mets and the Washington Nationals was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader starting at 3:05 p.m.
Posted: September 26, 2020, 12:06 am
I reached my lifetime goal of becoming a Major League Baseball player and now I’m on the path to playing this game for a long time. I think I’m more focused on the things that I have to do to stay here rather than the business side of it. I think that’s always been the best approach for me to keep my mind where it needs to be and to continue to grow as a player.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 10:51 pm
On this BNNY edition of Doug’s Diary, Doug Williams recounts what the Mets and Yankees shortened seasons have looked like with the postseason approaching. Will the Yankees be able to capitalize this year despite their struggles? What will 2021 bring to the Mets after falling short again? How will each team build around their star talent this offseason? That and more in this diary session.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 10:36 pm
RHP Rick Porcello (1-6, 5.46 ERA) gets the start for the Mets as they face off against the Nationals and RHP Max Scherzer (4-4, 3.67 ERA) at 6:05 p.m.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 8:15 pm
With the future of Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen murky as Sandy Alderson is poised to take over the team president role if Steve Cohen is approved as owner, a key Oakland Athletics executive is being linked to the GM job in Queens.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 5:27 pm
A major college football season that was in peril six week ago as conferences succumbed to concerns about COVID-19 is reconstituting. The West Coast got back in the game Thursday night. The Mountain West followed up a few hours later by announcing it is aiming to kick off Oct. 24.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 6:35 am
Eight teams in the National League are vying for four available postseason spots heading into the regular season’s final weekend, and Cardinals ace Jack Flaherty can get St. Louis a crucial win in the opener of a doubleheader against Milwaukee. The Marlins, Phillies, Cardinals, Reds, Brewers and Giants are the top teams still in contention — and they’re packed tightly with slots available for one team from the NL East, another from the NL Central and then two wild cards. Only one playoff spot remains open in the AL, and Michael Brantley and the Astros are on the verge of clinching it.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 6:24 am
Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz explains why he feels like he has regained his 2018 form and has left his 2019 season in the past. Pitcher David Peterson recounts what he’s learned in his first big league season. Catcher Robinson Chirinos and manager Luis Rojas discuss how Peterson has evolved his game in his rookie season.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 4:00 am
Condensed Game: Robinson Chirinos homered and had three RBIs for the Mets, backing David Peterson’s start in a 3-2 win over the Nationals
Posted: September 25, 2020, 2:25 am
Robinson Chirinos homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night to keep their flickering postseason hopes alive. David Peterson (6-2) closed his rookie season with his longest outing, going seven innings and allowing four hits and one run while striking out four. Peterson is in line to become the sixth rookie ever to lead the Mets in victories and the first since Dillon Gee in 2011.
Posted: September 25, 2020, 2:17 am
Robinson Chirinos gives the Mets a 3-1 lead in the top of the 6th, as his single brings in Robinson Canó
Posted: September 24, 2020, 11:41 pm
The New York Mets placed Michael Conforto on the injured list Thursday with a hamstring injury, ending the outfielder’s regular season. Conforto was first hurt Sunday, sat out two games and then returned in Wednesday’s loss to Tampa Bay. Manager Luis Rojas said Conforto aggravated the injury running to first base in the eighth inning.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 8:09 pm
The Mets placed Michael Conforto on the 10-day IL with right hamstring tightness, the team announced on Thursday.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 8:02 pm
Kansas City Royals outfielder Alex Gordon, whose rollercoaster career took him from near bust to All-Star and Gold Glove winner, will retire after the season. Gordon had signed a one-year deal to play with the Royals, and now he will do what so few have done in pro sports: end his career with the team where it began. Gordon thought about retirement last year, when the Royals were hiring Mike Matheny to replace his longtime manager, Ned Yost, and the team appeared to be rebuilding.
Posted: September 24, 2020, 8:00 pm