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

Mark Canha homers twice late as Mets rally to beat Phillies

PHILADELPHIA — The rain washed away the slop, and a game to forget became a game to remember. The Mets entered a 46-minute rain delay in the bottom of the sixth inning in a three-run hole and stormed back with clearer skies — and Mark Canha thunder — to steal a 10-9 victory and a … Read more

Mets beat Phillies behind Pete Alonso, Chris Bassitt

PHILADELPHIA — Pete Alonso has been at his best when it matters the most, raising his play when the moment calls for it. After the Mets dropped three of four to the Braves this week, the division matchup against the rising Phillies that began Friday night certainly mattered, and so the first baseman responded. Alonso … Read more

Surging Mets at top of their game, about to get ‘challenged’

They opened the homestand by bashing the Braves and ended it by stifling the Phillies. In between, they overmatched the Reds. The Mets are at the height of their powers. They shut out the Phillies for the final 18 innings of the series while allowing two runs in total to a loaded lineup, albeit without … Read more

Mets waste Max Scherzer’s gem in extra-inning loss to Phillies

The Mets lost two contributors, then lost a winning streak in a heartbreaker. The Phillies cut down the potential winning run at the plate in the ninth inning and then capitalized with a run in the 10th to steal a 2-1 victory in front of 38,467 at Citi Field on Friday night. The Mets’ six-game … Read more

Pete Rose dismisses sexual misconduct questions at Philadelphia Phillies fete

PHILADELPHIA– Pete Rose dismissed questions Sunday about his first appearance on the field in Philadelphia since the franchise scrapped 2017 plans to honor him because of a woman’s claim she had a sexual relationship with baseball’s hit king when she was a minor. “It was 55 years ago, babe,” Rose told a female baseball writer … Read more

Law: Under-the-radar MLB trades worth noticing from Phillies, Reds, Mets and more

Some quick notes on a few more trades from Tuesday’s deadline. I haven’t covered every single trade that happened, focusing on ones that included prospects or that I otherwise found interesting. Twins get: Tyler Mahle Reds get: Spencer Steer, Stephen Hajjar and Christian Encarnacion Strand Mahle has had a bit of bad luck this year, … Read more

Rosenthal: What I’m hearing ahead of the MLB trade deadline

It’s AJ Preller’s world, and the rest of the baseball industry is just living in it. OK, maybe that’s an overstatement. But true to form, Preller is pursuing a dizzying number of deals and seems virtually certain to make at least one major move before Tuesday’s trade deadline at 6 pm ET. Will it be … Read more