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 ...

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 ...