Abreu, deGrom named top rookies

Nov 11, 2014

Abreu, deGrom named top rookies

Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was a unanimous winner of the AL Rookie of the Year award, and New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom won the NL honor. “I don’t have any words to describe this moment,” Abreu said through a translator ...

Oct 31, 2014

Hawks interested in signing Matsuzaka: Goto

Fukuoka Softbank Hawks acting owner Yoshimitsu Goto on Friday expressed interest in acquiring the services of free agent right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka. “He is a good player. We will see (about decisions on reinforcements) from now,” said Goto. “I will discuss this with (the staff ...

DeGrom fans first eight batters to tie rare MLB mark

Sep 16, 2014

DeGrom fans first eight batters to tie rare MLB mark

Jacob deGrom overpowered the first eight Miami hitters, and all that stood between him and sole possession of a major league record was the opposing pitcher. Line drive, base hit. “I had no idea,” Marlins starter Jarred Cosart said. “Any time you can keep ...

Aug 22, 2014

Matsuzaka effective in third rehab start

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka allowed two hits in five innings on Thursday in his third rehab appearance while on the disabled list due to inflammation in his pitching elbow. Pitching in a Single-A game for the Brooklyn Cyclones against the Staten Island ...

Taylor homers in first MLB game

Aug 13, 2014

Taylor homers in first MLB game

Michael Taylor’s parents planned to come see him this weekend, so they missed his smashing start. At least the rookie had a proud souvenir to show them — barely. Taylor homered in his big league debut, setting off a silly sequence to retrieve the ...

Mets right-hander Colon notches 200th career win

Aug 9, 2014

Mets right-hander Colon notches 200th career win

Bartolo Colon moved into an elite club on Friday night. Colon pitched eight innings for his 200th career victory, Travis d’Arnaud homered in the New York Mets’ 5-4 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. Daniel Murphy recorded his fifth straight multihit game with two singles ...

Fister posts 11th victory

Aug 7, 2014

Fister posts 11th victory

Doug Fister made quick work of the New York Mets, and that’s one reason why his teammates on the Washington Nationals provided him with ample hitting support. Fister took a five-hit shutout into the eighth inning, Adam LaRoche homered twice and Danny Espinosa also ...

Aug 5, 2014

Matsuzaka has bullpen session

New York Mets right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka threw off the mound in a bullpen practice Monday for the first time since going on the 15-day disabled list with elbow inflammation. The 33-year-old Matsuzaka came out in uniform before his team’s game against the San Francisco ...

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 ...