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World Series Game 3 Preview: Kansas City Royals vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 11 months 5 days ago
The old baseball adage is that, “Good pitching always beats good hitting.” Not so fast, say the Kansas City Royals.  Surely after this World Series ends, whether the Royals win or lose, newly hired general managers will be shifting the way they build their ball clubs to feature more contact-driven lineups. All season long the Mets' core of young power pitchers bullied...

2015 World Series Preview and Prediction: New York Mets vs. Kansas City Royals

By Jake Rose, 11 months 1 week ago
Earlier this summer, the Mets were being written off. They were too banged up, and lacked any tangible run support that could balance out their fantastic pitching rotation. After July, the Mets sat at an uninspiring 53-50 in the underwhelming NL East. With the addition of Yoenis Cespedes in a trade from Detroit, the call up of Michael Conforto, and the return of lineup staples Travis d’...

NLCS Preview and Prediction: Chicago Cubs vs. New York Mets

By Jake Rose, 11 months 2 weeks ago
Forget about the Cubs' 7-0 record against the Mets this season. It doesn’t matter anymore. The Cubs and Mets haven’t faced one another since the July trade deadline, in which the Mets made the move for bomb-hitting, bat-flipping Yoenis Cespedes, who has turned into a superstar since coming to Queens. Since being traded from Detroit, Cespedes has hit 17 home runs with 44 RBIs...

NLDS Preview and Prediction: New York Mets vs. Los Angeles Dodgers

By Jake Rose, 11 months 3 weeks ago
Los Angeles Dodgers fans nor New York Mets fans want to think about the implications of either of their teams losing in the National League Division Series. That statement seems rather obvious, doesn’t it? But there is more to that shallow declaration than meets the reader’s eye.  Let’s look at the Dodgers first, the highest paid team in baseball’s thriving...

New York Mets Mt. Rushmore (Franchise Four)

By Charlie Miller, 1 year 2 months ago
Major League Baseball is promoting an effort to identify the best four players in each team’s history with their "Franchise Four." We selected our choices for Mt. Rushmores a few years ago. Here are updated versions for all 30 teams. Who are the four baseball players that have risen above all others for each organization? The question sounds simple, right? Not so fast. Let the...

Mets activate Murphy

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets activated Daniel Murphy off the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Murphy has been out since June 5 with a left quad strain. The 30-year-old was hitting .283 with four home runs and 29 RBI in 55 games this season, his seventh with the Mets. He was playing second base, but upon his return is expected to move over to third base as David...

Recap: NY Mets vs. Chicago Cubs

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Kyle Hendricks tossed six shutout innings and the Chicago Cubs blanked the New York Mets 1-0 in the opener of a three- game set. Hendricks (3-4) struck out six, scattered three hits and walked one for the Cubs, who snapped a five-game skid. Their 19 one-run wins this season are the most in MLB. "A 1-0 win is always pretty spectacular, but we still have...

Mets Prospect Steven Matz Dominates on Mound and at Plate

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 3 months ago
Top Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz did more than just pitch well in a rout of the Cincinnati to earn his first Major League win in his first start. In 7.2 innings, he only allowed two runs, while striking out six. But arguably his best production came on the opposite end of pitching: Batting. In three at-bats, he doubled and singled twice, driving in a debut franchise record four RBIs....

Mets promote Matz for MLB debut

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets have officially recalled pitching prospect Steven Matz from Triple-A Las Vegas to start Sunday's regularly scheduled game against the Cincinnati Reds. Matz, currently listed 54th on MLB.com's Top 100 Prospects list, joins what will be a six-man rotation for the Mets for the time being. The team is attempting to limit the innings of ace...

Recap: NY Mets vs. Cincinnati

By The Sports Network, 1 year 3 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - Noah Syndergaard tossed eight strong innings to lead the New York Mets in a 2-1 win over the Cincinnati Reds to open a three-game set. Syndergaard (3-4) allowed a run on five hits with five strikeouts for the Mets, who have won their past two after dropping seven straight. Curtis Granderson hit a solo home run and Lucas Duda had the other RBI. Johnny...