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Dillon Gee came unglued in the fifth inning of a game against the Braves on May 25, sending the Mets to a fifth straight loss and lowering their record to 17-29.
Since then, they've gone 29-26 and are 13-10 in July. How did the Mets improve?
Ike Davis' on-base plus slugging percentage fell to .500 on June 9 and he was sent to the minors. Davis was recalled on...Read more »
WASHINGTON -- With innings limits bearing down on Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, the Mets will switch to a six-man rotation, manager Terry Collins said following an 11-0 drubbing of the Nationals on Friday afternoon.
Jenrry Mejia will slide into the six-man rotation, his reward for tossing seven shutout innings against the Nationals in his first start of the season. Mejia, 23, struck out seven...Read more »
Mets outfielder Eric Young Jr. was a late scratch for Friday's doubleheader matinee against the Nationals.
Young injured his right knee when he stepped on the ankle of Braves pitcher Tim Hudson during Wednesday's game at Citi Field. Though the pain he complained of on Thursday is gone, Young said he needed another day of rest and treatment.
Mets manager Terry Collins initially inserted...Read more »
Arlington was the latest stop in the Mariano Rivera “farewell tour,” as the Yankees closer was reunited with former teammate John Wetteland, and was presented with a gift and charitable donation from the Rangers. In a pregame ceremony, Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan was on hand to present a $5,000 donation to Rivera’s charitable foundation, and later Wetteland gave Rivera a cowboy hat and boots with the...Read more »
Alex Rodriguez, in a new statement Thursday, says he’s ready to play and wants to be in the Yankees' lineup Friday night.
“Enough doctors, let’s play,” Rodriguez said in a statement sent to a number of media outlets.
The Yankees' third baseman has yet to play at the MLB level this season and has been sidelined since Sunday with what the Yankees’ doctor called a Grade 1 strain of his...Read more »
The Atlanta Braves walked away with an 8-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday, but the winning pitcher wasn't able to walk under his own power after.
In the eighth inning while covering first base, Tim Hudson got his right heel stepped on by Eric Young Jr., who was trying to beat out a base hit. Hudson fell to the ground writing in pain, and after being examined by the Mets' medical staff, had...Read more »
While Alfonso Soriano has veto power over any trade, he has given Chicago Cubs president Theo Epstein a list of teams he would accept a trade to, and the Yankees are one of them, according to multiple reports.
The trade deadline is still one week away, and other teams are reportedly interested in the 37-year-old outfielder. Soriano said he wouldn't turn down the Yankees but is waiting so the...Read more »
When the Yankees started the season without Curtis Granderson, Brett Gardner was called upon to start in centerfield. Last night he showed why.
Gardner ran a long way to catch a ball hit by Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus in the bottom of the eighth inning, saving what would have been at least a double.
At the time, the Yankees still trailed the Rangers 4-3. Gardner's two-out catch...Read more »
Francisco Rodriguez has been traded from the Milwaukee Brewers to the Baltimore Orioles. In exchange, the Brewers will receive minor-league infielder Nick Delmonico.
Rodriguez's role with the Brewers has changed throughout the season, but he took over the closer's role after Jim Henderson struggled and battled an injury. The Orioles already have the MLB saves leader in Jim Johnson, so Rodriguez...Read more »
A new Marist Poll released Tuesday by the Marist College Center for Sports Communication found that 61 percent of baseball fans believe it is wrong to suspend a player without knowledge of a positive test for PEDs, even if they are linked to Biogenesis.
On the other hand 28 percent think players should be suspended while 11 percent are unsure.
The same poll showed that 78 percent of...Read more »