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Syndergaard nails down first career CG as Mets win

Syndergaard nails down first career CG as Mets win
Last week in Chicago, the day after a start in which he berated himself for inconsistent mechanics during a “disappointing” season, Noah Syndergaard crept out of the clubhouse early to work on his form. In the shallow outfield grass at Wrigley Field, Syndergaard played a game of catch, slowing things down as he exaggerated every motion. Oftentimes obsessive about his... more

deGrom’s start washed out; twin bill for the Mets on Wednesday

deGrom’s start washed out; twin bill for the Mets on Wednesday
Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young push will have to wait another day … again. The Mets and Marlins have postponed Monday’s game at Citi Field due to rain, with a single-admission doubleheader scheduled for Wednesday beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET. Originally scheduled to start Sunday against the Phillies, deGrom was a late scratch due to the rainy forecast at Citi Field.... more

deGrom sets MLB record in loss to Marlins

deGrom sets MLB record in loss to Marlins
Among this season’s more telling statistics is the fact that, entering Tuesday’s play, Jacob deGrom led the Majors in pitches thrown in tied or one-run games. Unleashing more than three-quarters of his offerings in those situations, deGrom fashioned himself into a Cy Young candidate despite rarely being afforded the luxury of a mistake. “You’re always in this predicament where one... more

Matz impresses again, but Mets blanked in loss to Washington

Matz impresses again, but Mets blanked in loss to Washington
The Mets couldn’t continue playing spoiler on Sunday against a Nationals team that may not need the nudge. They couldn’t keep Washington’s scoreless-innings streak going and they couldn’t extend their own positive pitching streak to any great lengths. In the end, they couldn’t even keep their 15-0 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field close. But at least the Mets... more

Frazier’s slam sparks rout as Mets cool off Cubs

Frazier’s slam sparks rout as Mets cool off Cubs
The Mets believed patience had rewarded them in February when, amidst a flurry of late moves that a depressed free-agent market made possible, they signed Todd Frazier and Jason Vargas to two-year contracts. The former, one of the game’s most durable players, had recently submitted a 40-homer campaign. The latter was a steady starting pitcher coming off an 18-win season.... more

Matz ineffective vs. Phillies in return from DL

Matz ineffective vs. Phillies in return from DL
Since the calendar flipped to August, the Mets’ rotation has begun to resemble what the team once believed it could be. Jacob deGrom remains Jacob deGrom, one of baseball’s best pitchers. Zack Wheeler has developed into a worthy sidekick. Slowly, Noah Syndergaard has returned to form, while Corey Oswalt has emerged as an intriguing rookie. Even Jason Vargas is fresh... more
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