Matsuzaka fans 10, gets no-decision against Marlins

Jul 13, 2014

Matsuzaka fans 10, gets no-decision against Marlins

The New York Mets’ Daisuke Matsuzaka matched his big league-career high with 10 strikeouts on Saturday, but did not get a decision in a 5-4 victory over the Miami Marlins. Matsuzaka allowed four runs and four hits in six innings with four walks at ...

Ex-Mets general manager Cashen dead at 88

Jul 1, 2014

Ex-Mets general manager Cashen dead at 88

Frank Cashen, the general manager who wore a signature bow tie and fashioned a New York Mets team that rollicked its way to the 1986 World Series championship, died Monday. The team said he was 88. He died at Memorial Hospital in Easton, Maryland, ...

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

Jun 16, 2014

Illness forces Dice-K to leave after one inning

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka started against the San Diego Padres on Sunday but left in the first inning after falling ill with an upset stomach. Matsuzaka, who was suffering from bouts of nausea before the game, walked two batters but got Chase ...

Jun 12, 2014

Mets keeping Matsuzaka in starting rotation

New York Mets manager Terry Collins has indicated that he will add right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka to the rotation for the immediate future. Collins revealed Wednesday that the 33-year-old Matsuzaka, who will start against the San Diego Padres on Sunday, has a shot to remain ...

Jun 11, 2014

Dice-K, Mets beat Brewers

Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed a run in six innings to earn his third win of the season as the New York Mets defeated the Milwaukee Brewers 6-2 on Tuesday. Matsuzaka, who was left in the minors on Opening Day and brought up as a reliever, ...

Mariners fall to Yankees

Jun 11, 2014

Mariners fall to Yankees

The room got silent so Seattle manager Lloyd McClendon decided it was a moment to provide a little levity. “It’s OK. We just lost a game. We’re going to be OK, promise you,” McClendon said with a chuckle. With the run the surging Mariners ...

Tanaka baffles Mets in win

May 15, 2014

Tanaka baffles Mets in win

Masahiro Tanaka has been every bit the ace the New York Yankees went shopping for last winter. Tanaka pitched a four-hitter for his first major league shutout and the Yankees got home runs from Yangervis Solarte and Mark Teixeira on Wednesday night, snapping a ...

Howard, Rollins team up to spark Phillies past Mets

May 11, 2014

Howard, Rollins team up to spark Phillies past Mets

The old guard took care of this one for the Phillies — with both their bats and their brains. Ryan Howard had four hits, including a tiebreaking single in the ninth inning, and Jimmy Rollins homered and scored four times to lead Philadelphia past ...

Dice-K earns first MLB save

Apr 25, 2014

Dice-K earns first MLB save

Daisuke Matsuzaka worked a perfect ninth inning for his first major league save on Thursday as the New York Mets topped the St. Louis Cardinals 4-1. Matsuzaka, who had made three appearances in middle relief since the Mets called him up on April 16, ...

Matsuzaka helps preserve Mets' win, could be used to close

Apr 24, 2014

Matsuzaka helps preserve Mets' win, could be used to close

Daisuke Matsuzaka struck out the only batter he faced in the seventh inning as the New York Mets won 3-2 against the St. Louis Cardinals on Wednesday. With the Mets up 3-1, Matsuzaka replaced Jonathon Niese with two outs and a runner on second, ...

Granderson lifts Mets over Braves

Apr 21, 2014

Granderson lifts Mets over Braves

It took all afternoon before Curtis Granderson finally generated some goodwill at Citi Field. The slumping Mets newcomer hit a sacrifice fly in the 14th inning and New York outlasted the Atlanta Braves 4-3 on Sunday to prevent a three-game sweep. “It felt really ...

Davis lifts Mets to win with ninth-inning grand slam

Apr 6, 2014

Davis lifts Mets to win with ninth-inning grand slam

After a demoralizing start to the season where nothing seemed to go their way, the New York Mets are making all the right calls. Pinch-hitter Ike Davis hit a walkoff grand slam one batter after manager Terry Collins won his first replay challenge, and ...