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May 24, 2015 9:38 PM Liriano Strikes out 12, Pirates Sweep Mets

Francisco Liriano kept up Pittsburgh's strikeout parade, fanning 12 as the Pirates beat the New York Mets 9-1 Sunday for a three-game sweep. After Gerrit Cole fanned 10 in the opener and A.J. Burnett struck out 10 more Saturday, Liriano (2-4) topped them in only six innings. Jonathon Niese (3-5) allowed four runs on seven hits and four walks in 4 2-3 innings 38

May 23, 2015 9:19 PM Mets 3B Wright has spinal stenosis

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets third baseman David Wright has been diagnosed with spinal stenosis and will be out at least another week. The Mets do not believe Wright's condition is degenerative, although assistant general manager John Ricco said Saturday it has lasted longer than expected. "The doctors aren't that worried about 27

May 23, 2015 1:54 AM Recap: Pittsburgh vs. NY Mets

Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Gerrit Cole fired 8 1/3 dominant innings and the Pittsburgh Pirates defeated the New York Mets 4-1 in the opener of a three-game set. Cole (6-2) struck out 10 and allowed an unearned run on six hits and a walk for the Pirates, who had dropped six of their last seven games coming in. Mark Melancon recorded the final 29

May 20, 2015 4:51 AM Cardinals back Wacha in win over Mets

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Randal Grichuk went 3-for-5 with three RBI and a run scored to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 10-2 win over the New York Mets. Mark Reynolds homered among his three hits and Kolten Wong had two RBI for St. Louis, which bounced back from a 14-inning loss in the series opener on Monday night. Michael Wacha (6-0) remained 24

May 20, 2015 3:27 AM The Most Entertaining Hitter in Baseball Is Batting .063

Bartolo Colon seldom makes contact, but his efforts to do so are must-see TV Some baseball fans vehemently argue that the National League should adopt the designated hitter. Run scoring has plummeted over the last decade, and these fans see no entertainment value in watching pitchers make near-automatic outs at the plate. These fans have obviously never 133 12

May 19, 2015 11:38 AM Get to know new Mets call-up Darrell Ceciliani (VIDEO)

1. He was picked with the 134th overall pick of the 2009 draft out of Columbia Basin College in Washington. That made him the fourth round draft pick one selection before the Yankees took Adam Warren. 2. His brother, Devin, was a 34th round pick by the Rays in the 2013 draft. 3. Darrell Ceciliani was hitting .339 with a .963 OPS this year at Las Vegas 18

May 19, 2015 3:46 AM Matt Harvey goes eight shutout innings but doesn’t get the win as victory over Cardinals takes 14 innings

John Mayberry Jr. smoothed his hands over the boxing-style championship belt emblazoned with the Mets logo in the middle and carefully placed it in his locker before he walked out. It was the pinch-hitter’s reward for a clutch infield hit, a walk-off single that gave the Mets a 2-1, 14-inning win over the Cardinals at Citi Field late Monday night. Down the row of lockers 25

May 18, 2015 8:47 PM Yankees’ Chase Whitley to undergo Tommy John surgery

On May 14, Chase Whitley  leaves the game with head athletic trainer Steve Donohue during the second inning vs. the Rays. Chase Whitley, who made four starts for the Bombers this season, has decided to undergo Tommy John surgery on his right elbow Tuesday after meeting with team doctors. Whitley, who was 1-2 with a 4.19 ERA, left Thursday’s game in Tampa 18

May 16, 2015 6:45 PM Mets minor leaguer Jacquez suspended 50 games for drugs

Mets minor league pitcher Ricky Jacquez has been suspended 50 games for a second positive test for a drug of abuse. The 22-year-old righty was on the roster of Kingsport in the rookie-level Appalachian League. The team starts play in late June. Jacquez was 2-0 with six saves and a 1.74 ERA in 16 games with Kingsport in 2013. He didn't pitch in the minors 11

May 16, 2015 1:48 PM The Wilmer Flores Experiment Shouldn't Be Viewed as a Failure

In the minds of most New York Mets' fans, the hunt for Jose Reyes' replacement -- now four seasons after his uncontested free-agent departure -- is still an ongoing journey. Needless to say, current Mets' shortstop Wilmer Flores' performance through May is doing little to inspire fans to move on. Despite a respectable park-adjusted 100 wRC+, Flores is currently 17