Francisco Lindor’s grand slam propels Mets to comeback win

MILWAUKEE — Francisco Lindor spent much of Tuesday’s pregame on the clubhouse couch huddled under a blanket, resembling somebody who might have celebrated too much the previous night. But the star shortstop was wide awake and full of energy when the Mets needed him most. Lindor smashed a go-ahead grand slam in the seventh inning … Read more

Bowden: 13 MLB players who need to step up as the postseason races heat up

Only three more weeks remain in the MLB regular season and the postseason races are heating up. The Braves trail the Mets by only half a game in the National League East and the White Sox are just three back of the Guardians in the American League Central. The AL wild-card teams have separated from … Read more

Mets can build off this much-needed victory

MIAMI — A chant of “Let’s Go Mets” briefly broke out during the fourth inning Saturday night as the visitors scored eight runs, and a sense of relief enveloped the Marlins’ loanDepot park, which at times like these seems more like a southern precinct of queens The Mets and their traveling or transported band of … Read more

Mets fall into first place tie with Braves after loss to Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Make room for the new (unwelcome) co-inhabitants to the NL East penthouse. After keeping the Braves in the rear view for the first 135 games this season, the Mets again lost to a last-place team, 8-2 to the Pirates on Tuesday, and hours later were hit with the sobering reality that first place … Read more

How New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz went from Big Apple bust to the King of Queens

EDWIN DIAZ DOESN’T forget there was a time before he was a Mets folk hero, before Timmy Trumpet’s horns on “Narco” were the sign of an incoming New York victory, before he was the best closer in baseball. Just three years ago, more often than not, Diaz would come home from Mets games, rest his … Read more

Foodie Mets players dish on their favorite NYC spots

The Mets are stepping up to the plate. The first-place Kings of Queens are foodies—and they can often be found chowing down near Citi Field and in other NYC neighborhoods. The city’s culinary lineup “was a huge bonus” to signing with the team last year, said outfielder Mark Canha, who chronicles his eating adventures on … Read more

Mets blank Rockies to cap off special Old Timers’ Day

The good vibes at Citi Field lasted all day, and into the night. A memorable and joyous Saturday in Flushing began with the long-overdue reintroduction of Old Timers’ Day festivities, with a ceremony that struck every right note for Mets fans and participating alumni featuring verbal bouquets directed throughout at owner Steve Cohen and the … Read more

Met’s retire Willie Mays’ number in Old Timers’ Day surprise

The Mets did more than retire a famous baseball number Saturday afternoon, stunning a nostalgia-nourished crowd at Citi Field when it was revealed that Willie Mays’ No. 24 would formally be retired. The team honored its recent vow to recognize its rich franchise history on the day it celebrated the return of Old Timers’ Day. … Read more