Nats deal Mets first home loss

May 1, 2015

Nats deal Mets first home loss

Stephen Strasburg seemed out of sorts — with his pitches, his catcher and the home plate umpire. Then, as quickly as a 155-kph heater he zinged, he found his groove in a hurry. Strasburg overcame a rocky start and the Washington Nationals became the ...

Ichiro home run ignites Marlins

Apr 30, 2015

Ichiro home run ignites Marlins

Ichiro Suzuki was trying to merely drive home an insurance run. He outdid his own expectations, by plenty. His three-run home run in the eighth blew the game open, Giancarlo Stanton also homered and drove in three runs and the Miami Marlins beat the ...

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Apr 27, 2015

A-Rod edges closer to Mays in win over Mets

Alex Rodriguez is one big swing from matching Willie Mays. Whether the New York Yankees would celebrate that achievement — or pay for it, for that matter — remains to be seen. Rodriguez hit his 659th home run to move within one of Mays ...

Mets see win streak halted at 11

Apr 25, 2015

Mets see win streak halted at 11

On a night that felt more like October than late April, Michael Pineda gave the Yankees an impressive performance in a matchup all of New York could get behind in the World Series. Pineda consistently threw deceptive strikes into the eighth inning, Mark Teixeira ...

Mets reel off 11th straight

Apr 24, 2015

Mets reel off 11th straight

With a perfect ride through their first homestand, the surprising New York Mets matched the best start in team history. Next stop, the Subway Series at Yankee Stadium — and a shot at their longest winning streak ever. Daniel Murphy drove in four runs ...

Mets continue hot start with hard-fought win over Marlins

Apr 17, 2015

Mets continue hot start with hard-fought win over Marlins

To a man, Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer and the rest of the New York Mets quickly point out they’ve played just 10 games in April. Still, for a team with tremendous expectations after a long run of losing, they’re off to a fast ...

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Apr 10, 2015

Harvey bests Strasburg in return as Mets top Nats

Matt Harvey was rarin’ to go in his return from Tommy John surgery, right down to the knobs of his bats labeled with his nickname in all caps: DARK KNIGHT. A little more than two hours before throwing a pitch that mattered for the ...

Mar 7, 2015

Mets' Harvey solid in first spring game

Matt Harvey was back on the mound, pumping fastballs by opposing batters for the first time in more than 18 months. His first outing following elbow surgery could not have been much more impressive. Harvey struck out three in two perfect innings, reaching 159 ...

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 ...