If, back on March 28, someone had told you that three of the five National League playoff teams would come out of the East, you would not have had to have been Mr. Met to think the Mets would have been one of them. After all, they had hired a brash new GM, one who was given “autonomy’’ to build the
Jay Bruce heading home after hitting the sixth-inning home run that chased Mets starter Zack Wheeler from the game in the Phillis 8-3 win on Sunday at Citi Field. NEW YORK -- Jay Bruce used words like “ironic’’ and “random’’ to describe the kind of weekend he had in Flushing, in which he helped his
Edwin Diaz leaves the mound under a shower of boos in the ninth inning of the Mets 7-2 loss to the Phillies Friday night at Citi Field. NEW YORK -- Edwin Diaz, acquired in the off-season to be the Mets closer for years to come, may not even be their closer the next time they take a lead into the ninth
And it will not be a one-day absence; Sterling will miss the Yankees’ entire four-game game series against the Rays, and then will get an addition four days off for the All-Star break.
If you thought it took a miracle for the 1969 Mets to become world champions, imagine what it will take for the 2019 Mets just to achieve mediocrity. On Saturday the Mets commemorated the 50th anniversary of the so-called Miracle Mets, and at first glance, it was hard to reconcile the old, frail, withered
To the wish list of things the New York Mets need to climb back into the NL East race -- a top-line starting pitcher, middle relief help, a reliable closer and a 2009 edition of Robinson Cano -- manager Mickey Callaway on Friday added one more item. “It’s going to take a miracle,’’ Callaway said in
In the ninth inning of what was about to become one of the most gut-wrenching losses of a sickening Mets season, Robinson Cano struck out on a pitch that bounced in front of the catcher, and didn’t even make the pretense of trying to run to first. Cano’s indolence was so blatant that virtually simultaneously
On the surface, a third fight between Canelo Alvarez and Gennadiy Golovkin should be one of the easiest superfights to make.
Anthony Joshua came down the aisle to the Madison Square Garden ring Saturday night as if he were going for a walk in the park.It turned out to be like a walk in Central Park circa 1977, when it was at its most treacherous.
It may not have been Buster Douglas upsetting Mike Tyson, but in its own way, Andy Ruiz Jr.’s seventh-round TKO of the previously unbeaten Joshua was every bit as shocking.
Standing next to the buff 6-foot-6, 245-pound Anthony Joshua, Andy Ruiz Jr. is likely to look like the clown half of an Abbott & Costello tribute act.
Joshua-Ruiz will almost assuredly be a one-man show, but it will provide a good gauge on whether Anthony Joshua will be a heavyweight superstar in the U.S. — and whether a fight with Deontay Wilder is in his future.