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August 19, 2018 8:32 PM Photos: Big league moments fuel Little League dreams

Every August, Williamsport, Pennsylvania, is the mecca for Little League baseball players from around the world who dream of playing professional baseball. This year, those dreamers were once again treated to a taste of the real thing. The second MLB Little League Classic showcases divisional rivals, as the New York Mets and the Philadelphia Phillies 64

August 18, 2018 7:40 PM Great leap forward: from Williamsport to major leagues

SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Some talented, young baseball players have competed at the Little League World Series over the last 71 years. Fifty-four have gone on to realize another dream — making the majors. Three of those Little League veterans will be on hand when the Mets play the Phillies in Williamsport on Sunday night: Scott Kingery, Todd Frazier 105

August 16, 2018 5:51 PM Keith Hernandez slammed for defending Marlins pitcher for plunking Braves star Ronald Acuna Jr

New York Mets broadcaster Keith Hernandez, left, was slammed after defending a Miami Marlins pitcher who hit Atlanta Braves player Ronald Acuna Jr. with a baseball. (Getty Images/AP) Tempers boiled over on the field Wednesday night after an opposing pitcher fired a baseball into the left elbow of Rookie of the Year frontrunner Ronald Acuna Jr. -- and emotions 95

August 16, 2018 5:10 AM David Wright still looking for first hit after latest rehab game, but Mets captain seeing progress

David Wright, who continues to battle back from his back and shoulder issues, went 0 for 3 while playing third base for Class A St. Lucie and is hitless in three rehab games. “I thought I made some good contact today,” Wright said to SNY after the game. “I just missed a fastball, same thing with a curveball…. Like I said I want to help these guys and gets some hits and score 52

August 14, 2018 11:10 PM Jay Bruce to begin rehab assignment in Port St. Lucie, will get time at first base

Another Met who hasn’t seen the field in quite some time began a rehab assignment in Port St. Lucie Tuesday night. Jay Bruce — who has not appeared in a game since June 17th — doesn’t quite reach David Wright levels of missing time, but the outfielder was in the St. Lucie Mets lineup Tuesday, batting third and playing right field. In 62 games this season 64

August 8, 2018 8:27 PM The Mets Are So Bad They Killed the Win

Ace starter Jacob deGrom could very well end up missing out on the Cy Young Award thanks to his team’s putrid offense Baseball’s analytics community has long derided the humble statistic of pitcher wins. The data wonks and eggheads who now control the sport have taken one of the game’s most fundamental numbers, chewed it up and spat out its tattered 51

August 6, 2018 5:11 AM Cabrera's late HR leads Phils to four-game sweep over Marlins

Asdrubal Cabrera hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies defeated the visiting Miami Marlins 5-3 Sunday afternoon to complete a sweep of the four-game series. The Marlins had tied the game in the seventh on a two-run homer by Derek Dietrich and a solo shot by Justin Bour two outs later. After Pat Neshek (1-0) was perfect 80

July 30, 2018 2:08 AM Happ stifles Royals in his debut with Yankees

J.A. Happ pitched six outstanding innings in his debut for the New York Yankees, who beat the Kansas City Royals 6-3 Sunday afternoon at Yankee Stadium. Happ (11-6) made it to New York on Saturday after inclement weather canceled his flight from Chicago on Friday. After playing catch in between games of Saturday’s doubleheader, Happ went right to work in his debut 84

July 27, 2018 11:17 PM Mets trade Asdrubal Cabrera to Phillies, get minor league pitcher back

The Mets received minor league pitcher Franklyn Kilome in the Friday trade. New York is in sell mode ahead of Tuesday's non-waiver trade deadline. At 43-57 entering Friday night's action, the Mets are 14 games behind the first-place Phillies in the NL East. Cabrera, 32, has primarily played second base this season for the Mets, but he has seen ample 73

July 22, 2018 11:55 PM Yoenis Cespedes out of Mets lineup again Sunday after floating idea of surgery due to heels issue

“He was checked out again for this down in Florida a couple of weeks ago, and it was the same diagnosis,” Ricco said. “The surgery is fairly radical, it puts you out for a while. So it’s not something that you look to do immediately. He has good days and bad days. He played three games in a row down in Florida last week and was fine. Came up here on Friday 50