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Mets swept by Marlins 00:01:12
For the first time since 1967 the Mets had two or fewer hits in back-to-back games. It's also the first series sweep for Miami since 2017

The Mets fell to a season-worst five games under .500 with their offense close to a total no-show as the Marlins completed a three-game sweep. After getting one hit on Saturday, the Mets managed just two hits -- making Sunday the first time since 1967 that they were held to two or fewer hits in back-to-back games. >> Box score

Five things to know about Sunday's game...

1) With manager Mickey Callaway's job potentially on the line, the Mets' offense reached a new low -- with Marlins RHP Sandy Alcantara reaching the eighth inning having thrown just 62 pitches. Yes, 62 pitches. Alcantara faltered a bit in the eighth, but came back out for the ninth with only 78 pitches under his belt and retired the side in order to complete the shutout. It took him 89 total pitches. The game took one hour and 59 minutes.

Tags: Dominic Smith, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Danny Abriano
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New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz delivers a pitch against the Miami Marlins in the first inning at Marlins Park. (Steve Mitchell/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (20-23, 4.5 GB in NL East) will try to even up the series with the Marlins (11-31, 13 GB) on Saturday at Marlins Park at 4:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets have dropped three games in a row and are now 11-16 on the road this season ... Steven Matz, who was placed on the IL with left forearm irritation on May 5th, makes his return to the mound for the Mets ... Matz has been dominant at Marlins Park, posting a 3-0 record with a 0.93 ERA in five career starts in South Florida... Pete Alonso's 14 home runs through his first 43 career games is tied for the seventh-most in MLB history dating back to 1908.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jeff McNeil, Miami Marlins, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Steven Matz
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May 17, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
May 17, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets (20-23, 4.5 GB in the NL East) lost the opening game of a three-game set against the Marlins 8-6. They try to bounce back on Saturday in a late afternoon matchup in Miami.

Here's what went down on Friday, in case you missed it:


Jacob deGrom imploded against the worst team in baseball and a late rally proved to be too little too late in an 8-6 loss to the Marlins. The right-hander took accountability for the loss after the game. 

 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Paul Sewald, Pete Alonso, Zack Wheeler
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Alonso goes deep 00:00:19
Pete Alonso drills his 13th home run of the season to give the Mets a 1-0 lead

Pete Alonso provided the Mets with an early spark on Friday night against Miami, smashing a home run to right-center field in the top of the second inning to give the Mets a 1-0 lead. 

Alonso's blast was his 13th home run of the season, adding on to his team lead. The ball got out of Marlins Park in a hurry, traveling 417 feet to give the Mets an early edge in South Florida.

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deGrom pounded in loss 00:01:17
Despite pair of Pete Alonso home runs, the Marlins handed Jacob deGrom and the Mets their 3rd straight loss, 8-6

Jacob deGrom just wasn't himself in Miami on Friday night, as he was smacked around in an 8-6 loss to the Marlins. >> Box score

Five things to know about Friday's game...

1) Coming into the game, the Mets couldn't have had a better pitcher on the mound in Jacob deGrom. He had owned the Marlins in the first two outings of the season, but this outing was a major outlier. DeGrom imploded, allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits while striking out three and walking none over five innings. It was deGrom's worst outing of the season, and it couldn't have come at a worse time. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Pete Alonso, Todd Frazier, Scott Thompson
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (20-21, 3.5 GB in NL East) take on the Washington Nationals (17-25, 7 GB) in the rubber game of a three-game set on Thursday at 1:05 p.m. at Nationals Park on SNY.

Mets notes

Amed Rosario's eight-game hitting streak ended with an 0-for-3 night on Wednesday. During his hitting streak, the 23-year-old Rosario was slashing .333/.368/.528 with one home run and seven RBIs. ... Pete Alonso is in the midst of a 2-for-18 slump that has dropped his batting average from .284 to .263. ... Mets catchers this season have hit .211 (ninth worst in the majors) with three home runs and 18 RBIs.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Pete Alonso, Washington Nationals, Zack Wheeler
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Dominic Smith (22) Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Dominic Smith (22) Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Last season, we saw Dominic Smith test the outfield waters, as the Mets wanted to see if he could be of versatile use in the future. While he had a couple hiccups, which were expected, he still managed to be a decent defender out there. 

Fast forward one year and Smith has been in the spotlight for his bat in timely situations with the Mets. He is hitting .344/.462/.500 as strictly a left-handed bat off the bench, and in his first game back with the Mets on Tuesday night after briefly being sent down to Triple-A, he had a pinch-hit homer. It was his first of the season. 

Smith has proven his bat can be consistent for the Mets, which begs the question why he isn't featured in the lineup more to start this season. Obviously, Pete Alonso has solidified himself as the team's starting first baseman as a rookie. 

Tags: Dominic Smith, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Scott Thompson
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May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a two run home run during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a two run home run during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

Mets rookie Pete Alonso has taken the league by storm, won the Rookie of the Month award for April, and is on pace to hit 49 homers. And with the Home Run Derby about two months away, Alonso is all-in.

"I would love to do it," Alonso said Tuesday, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post. "I think that would be fun, a real amazing thing to do, but I haven't heard anything yet. I would be honored to do it for sure."

Alonso added that "you only live once," and that he hopes somebody picks him to participate.

Tags: David Wright, Pete Alonso, Danny Abriano
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May 15, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Wilmer Font (68) is removed from the game by manager Mickey Callaway (36) during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
May 15, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Wilmer Font (68) is removed from the game by manager Mickey Callaway (36) during the third inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

The Mets (20-21, 3.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) had their bats go silent while losing to the Nationals on Wednesday night in Washington, D.C. They wrap up their three-game series with the Nats on Thursday afternoon at 1:05 on SNY. 

Here's what went down on Wednesday in case you missed it:


In the Mets' loss, Wilmer Font put the team in an immediate 3-0 hole in the first inning and not much went right from there >> Read more

Tags: Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom reacts after walking a batter against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom reacts after walking a batter against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

The NL East will not end the exact way it stands today, at least that's what three scouts, two rival executives and my own common sense is telling me...

"If you think this thing doesn't move, and then move again, you're either not paying attention to the talent or you haven't watched enough baseball in your life," I was told last week by an NL East team executive who has been in baseball for decades. "It's still a four-team race, regardless of the standings, and that's how we're all looking at it."

The Phillies have been playing well, but have also been playing the least competitive teams, which is almost certainly inflating their stats and perceived dominance. At the same time, the Mets and Braves are playing better opponents and because so have been bobbing around .500. The Mets and Braves have also bounced around between being league average to slightly-below league average in runs scored and runs allowed. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Steven Matz, Todd Frazier
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May 11, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) tosses his bat after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 11, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) tosses his bat after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (19-20, 3.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) got a second-straight strong start from Jacob deGrom and belted a pair of homers as they beat the Marlins for the second-straight night. They wrap up their three-game series against the Marlins on Sunday at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Here's what went down on Saturday in case you missed it:


In the Mets' win over the Marlins, Jacob deGrom allowed one run over 7.0 dominant innings, Pete Alonso hit a tie-breaking opposite-field homer, and Edwin Diaz nailed it down >> Read more

 

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Pete Alonso
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Mets cruise to 4-1 win 00:01:29
New York Mets extend their winning streak to 5-0 against the Marlins this season with the help from back-to-back Alonso and Conforto homers.

With the lowly Marlins in town, the Mets are taking advantage as they won their second straight Saturday night, this one a 4-1 victory. >> Box score

Six things to know about Saturday's game...

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Miami Marlins, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Seth Lugo
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Alonso, Conforto go back-to-back 00:00:27
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso and outfielder Michael Conforto crush back-to-back home runs to go up on the Marlins.

With the game tied 1-1, Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto hit back-to-back home runs in the sixth inning to give the Mets a 3-1 lead.

Conforto drove in the Mets' first run in the fourth inning.

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May 10, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) is greeted at home plate by catcher Wilson Ramos (40) and center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) and right fielder Michael Conforto (30) after hitting a grand slam home run against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 10, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) is greeted at home plate by catcher Wilson Ramos (40) and center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) and right fielder Michael Conforto (30) after hitting a grand slam home run against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

John Harper, SNY.tv | Twitter | : It was billed as a four-team horse race that anybody could win, perhaps the most competitive division in the Majors this season. But as the contenders reach the quarter-pole this weekend, the NL East is hardly living up to the hype.

The race could still go to the wire, but with only the first-place Phillies over .500 as of Saturday, the division is certainly weaker than expected, with the Mets, Braves, and especially the Nationals all playing less-than-scintillating baseball.

Bad bullpens have been the common denominator -- though the Phillies' pen has been much-improved lately -- leaving open the possibility one of these teams takes the leap to sign Craig Kimbrel.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jeurys Familia, Miami Marlins, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Philadelphia Phillies, Robinson Cano, Washington Nationals, Zack Wheeler, John Harper
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Mets crush Marlins 11-2 00:01:28
New York Mets offense exploded for an 8-run first inning with the help of Amed Rosario's first career grand slam.

The Mets finally produced the offensive explosion they've been needing for a while, putting up eight runs in the first inning of their 11-2 rout of the Marlins Friday night in Flushing. >> Box score

Six things to know about Friday's game...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil, Miami Marlins, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos, Zack Wheeler
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Mets RHP Zack Wheeler (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets are back from their road trip in which they lost five of six games but hope to turn things back around at Citi Field on Friday when they host the Miami Marlins for a three-game homestand, starting at 7:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Mets notes

The Mets are certainly happy to see the Marlins. They have won five straight against Miami dating back to last season and are 11-8 against the NL East this season as they begin a stretch of 13 straight games against division opponents. .... Jeff McNeil has been a real bright spot for the Mets this season. His .356 batting average is second in the majors and .433 on-base percentage is fifth. He is tied for the second-most multi-hit games in the majors with 16. ... Pete Alonso provided ninth-inning heroics earlier this week and is hitting .538 (7-for-13) with seven runs, four home runs, eight RBI and two walks in the ninth this season. 

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Zack Wheeler
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Brodie Van Wagenen
Brodie Van Wagenen

Two weeks ago the Mets seemed to have no need for Jed Lowrie. No room, either. Now, suddenly, with the free-agent infielder finally ready to play, his new team is hoping desperately he can provide exactly the type of offensive spark Brodie Van Wagenen had in mind when he signed him.

For that matter, as badly as the slumping Mets need Lowrie to deliver offensively, it's fair to say Van Wagenen might need it even more.

There is plenty of blame to spread around, obviously, as this team has fallen off a cliff in going 4-10 over the last couple of weeks, beset by problems in all phases of the game.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Edwin Diaz, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Wilson Ramos, John Harper
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 (Orlando Ramirez)
(Orlando Ramirez)

The Mets (17-20, 4.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) squandered numerous scoring opportunities as they lost to the Padres, 3-2, in the final game of a three-game set. They are off on Thursday before opening a three-game series against the Marlins at Citi Field on Friday night. 

Here's what went down on Wednesday, in case you missed it:


In the Mets' loss to the Padres, Wilmer Font got the start and filled in admirably, but Pete Alonso was robbed of a go-ahead homer before two other New York rallies were short-circuited >> Read more

Tags: David Wright, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Wilson Ramos, Danny Abriano
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Mets fall 3-2 in series finale 00:01:30
The Mets lost 3-2 against the Padres. Nimmo flashed his defense, while McNeil showed his hustle and Alonso almost homered.

The Mets couldn't finish their road trip on a high note, as they fell to the Padres, 3-2, at Petco Park on Wednesday afternoon. > Box score

Six things to know about Wednesday's game...

1) Wilmer Font made his Mets debut this afternoon, and he did a solid job over four innings. In 60 pitches, Font allowed two runs on three hits while collecting one strikeout and no walks. The Mets should feel fine with sending Font back out to start if they need him to moving forward.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, San Diego Padres
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Front office values Wright 00:03:20
New York Mets special advisor David Wright discusses how valuable his advice has been to the front office and ownership thus far.

David Wright wasn't even in his new role for over a month before GM Brodie Van Wagenen came forward following Jacob deGrom's extension to say the former captain was a vital piece in making the highly-anticipated new deal come to fruition. 

That is exactly what the Mets and Wright envisioned when he took the special advisor role with the team following his final season in the blue and orange last year. Wright's years not only as a leader on the field, but in the clubhouse has given him invaluable experience that Van Wagenen and Jeff Wilpon are using wisely so far this season. 

"What I think is great is Brodie and Jeff wanting a player's perspective on some things, bouncing ideas off of a guy that -- I don't know much about front office work -- but I do know the difference in some of the very good teams that I've played on and kinda the chemistry that we had in that clubhouse," Wright told SNY's Steve Gelbs during Wednesday's game against the Padres. "I think sometimes that often gets overlooked and it's easy to go out there and try to get the best players. Obviously, that's important, but what goes on behind the scenes in the clubhouse and how they gel and how they get on that same side of the rope and pull together to accomplish that goal I think is important as well. I think it's that type of perspective that I can bring to the table."

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Scott Thompson
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May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (middle) celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (middle) celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

Following Pete Alonso's ninth-inning heroics Tuesday night, the Mets face the Padres Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. on SNY looking to win the three-game series.

Mets notes

The Mets are seeking their first series win since they took a three-game set from the Phillies on April 22-24. ... Alonso, who mashed a go-ahead, two-run home run Tuesday to put the Mets ahead, leads the majors with nine homers and 22 RBI after the seventh inning, and he's hitting .409 with a 1.516 OPS after the seventh. Overall, he has 11 homers and 31 RBI. ... Alonso's 11 homers are already tied for second-most in the first half by a rookie in franchise history along with Ike Davis (2010) and Benny Agbayani (1999.) Ron Swoboda holds the Mets' rookie first-half homer record with 15 in 1965. ... Wilmer Font will make his Mets debut as he draws the start. ... Seth Lugo is on a streak of 10.1 scoreless innings dating back to April 22. ... J.D. Davis gets just his fourth start since April 20.

Tags: Pete Alonso, San Diego Padres, Seth Lugo
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After missing the first month and change of the season due to a knee injury, the Mets could be getting Jed Lowrie back on Friday when they return to Citi Field.

When it comes to playing time after Lowrie returns, it should shake out like this most days: Lowrie at third base (relegating the struggling Todd Frazier to the bench), Amed Rosario at shortstop, Robinson Cano at second base, Pete Aloso at first base.

When it comes to who the Mets remove from the 25-man roster to make room for Lowrie, things get trickier. Here are the likeliest potential roster casualties:

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Juan Lagares, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Todd Frazier
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Just two days after he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later, Font will be thrusted into a big spot right away in his Mets debut this afternoon as the Amazins play the series finale of their three-game set with San Diego.

The interesting thing about this is that Font isn't your typical starter. In fact, of his 37 big-league appearances, only five were starting assignments, and even some of those weren't your garden variety, with Font being deployed as the "opener" in Tampa Bay's bullpen game strategy.

Still, the potential is there for Font to come through with a useful outing in his first game in blue and orange. Although he sports some undesirable numbers in the early going, that came exclusively as a reliever.

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso
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Just two days after he was acquired from the Tampa Bay Rays for a player to be named later, Font will be thrusted into a big spot right away in his Mets debut this afternoon as the Amazins play the series finale of their three-game set with San Diego.

The interesting thing about this is that Font isn't your typical starter. In fact, of his 37 big-league appearances, only five were starting assignments, and even some of those weren't your garden variety, with Font being deployed as the "opener" in Tampa Bay's bullpen game strategy.

Still, the potential is there for Font to come through with a useful outing in his first game in blue and orange. Although he sports some undesirable numbers in the early going, that came exclusively as a reliever.

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso
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Mets rookie Pete Alonso murdered a baseball on Tuesday night in San Diego.

The original video of Alonso's moonshot and bat flip (which almost hit the ump because of Alonso's sticky hands due to pine tar) has been making the rounds. Here's another angle, showing the bat flip in all its glory:

Click below to watch...

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May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a two run home run during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a two run home run during the ninth inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

In the burgeoning rivalry between Pete Alonso and Chris Paddack, Alonso fired the latest salvo -- not with his mouth, with his bat. And Alonso now has the upper hand.

That was made clear by the furious look on Paddack's face Tuesday night after Alonso blasted a go-ahead home run in the ninth inning to give the Mets a two-run lead. 

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May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (middle) celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
May 7, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria (11) and relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (middle) celebrate after defeating the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

The Mets (17-19, 3.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) came back from a late 5-2 deficit to beat the Padres and snap a four-game losing streak. They wrap up their three-game series with the Padres in San Diego on Wednesday at 3:40 p.m. on SNY.

Here's what went down on Tuesday, in case you missed it:


In the Mets' exhilirating win over the Padres, Pete Alonso broke a 5-5 tie in the ninth inning by hitting a 449 foot two-run homer that ricocheted high off the Western Metal Supply Co. building in left field >> Read more

Tags: Dominic Smith, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Mets beat Padres 7-6 00:01:32
New York Mets end their losing streak behind Pete Alonso's 4 RBI night capped by a 'majestic' home run in the 9th inning to take the lead.

The Mets snapped their four-game losing streak on Tuesday with dramatic, 7-6 come-from-behind victory over the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. > Box score

Six things to know about Monday's game

1) Pete Alonso said Tuesday was a "must-win" game and, boy, he certainly played like it. The rookie slugger delivered in a big way, going 3-for-5 with four RBI, including a go-ahead two-run home run in the ninth inning that featured an emphatic bat flip. 

Tags: Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, San Diego Padres
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Mets talk big Alonso homer 00:01:32
New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso explains how he felt during his go-ahead homer as well as what Manny Machado said to him about it.

It is hard to imagine where he Mets would be without Pete Alonso. 

The rookie slugger, who declared Tuesday's game against the Padres ad a "must win," snapped the Mets four-game losing streak with a four RBI day at the plate, including a go-ahead ninth inning two-run home run off the facade of the Toyota building at petco Park in the 7-6 win. 

"It was awesome. Just really pumped," Alonso said after the game." Got a pitch to drive., capitalized on it and to put us up like that felt really good." 

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Cano tallies 2,500th hit 00:00:19
New York Mets second baseman launches a deep ground-rule double to collect his 2,500th hit of his career.

Robinson Cano ripped a ground-rule double in the first inning for his 2,500th career hit. Cano has the third-most hits among active players and sixth-most among Dominican-born players in MLB history. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano
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May 4, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 4, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a solo home run in the ninth inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

Forget the individual accolades and personal recognitions. Pete Alonso just wants to win -- and do more of it sooner. 

The rookie called Tuesday's game against the Padres "a must" win for the club. The Mets have lost four in a row and dropped five of their last six and find themselves three games under .500 (16-19) for the first time this season. 

The comments stemmed from his back-and-forth with San Diego starter Chris Paddack, who shut the Mets down in Monday's loss. Alonso, however, focused on the broader picture than the individual battle. 

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Mets lose 4th straight game 00:01:27
Mickey Callaway, Pete Alonso and Jacob deGrom talk about the pitching duel between deGrom and Padres rookie Chris Paddack

Mets first baseman Pete Alonso said he thought Padres rookie starting pitcher Chris Paddack "could have been a little jealous" over winning the National League Rookie of the Month for April.

"If he was upset about it, I'm assuming he could have been a little jealous," Alonso said after going 0-for-3 against Paddack in Monday's 4-0 loss to the Padres. "He had a helluva first month. ... I'm happy to win it. If he was mad about that, there's five other months."

Paddack called out Alonso prior to Monday's game, saying, "I'm coming for him. We'll see Monday who the top dog is."

Tags: Pete Alonso, San Diego Padres
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Mets lose 4th straight 00:01:06
Rookie Chris Paddack struck out a career-high eleven Mets in the Padres 4-0 shutout win

While Jacob deGrom had a strong outing, he was outdueled by Padres rookie Chris Paddack as the Mets lost to San Diego 4-0 on Monday at Petco Park. > Box score

Five things to know about Monday's game

1) DeGrom (2-4, 3.60 ERA) struck out seven batters in seven innings, giving up four hits and two runs, retiring 12 of the first 13 batters he faced before surrendering a solo homer to Hunter Renfroe.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, San Diego Padres
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws the ball against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws the ball against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Jacob deGrom and the Mets begin a three-game series against Chris Paddack and the San Diego Padres on Monday at 10:10 p.m. at Petco Park on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets have lost three games in a row and are 3-8 over their last 11 games. ... Pete Alonso is in the midst of a 4-for-23 slump since April 30 that has dropped his batting average from .304 to .280 and his OPS from 1.065 to .964. ... Over his last 10 games, Jeff McNeil is slashing .317/.391/.415 with non home runs and two RBIs.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, San Diego Padres
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 (Jake Roth)
(Jake Roth)

Is it wise to poke a polar bear? Padres RHP Chris Paddack is about to find out.

"He's a great player, no doubt," Paddack told Dennis Lin of The Athletic about Mets rookie Pete Alonso. "Does he deserve (the Rookie of the Month honor)? Absolutely. But I'm coming for him. We'll see Monday who the top dog is. That's something I'm looking forward to, for sure. And I'm not saying that in a cocky way. I'm saying that because I know what I want, just like I'm sure he knows what he wants. It'll be a fun little matchup."

Paddack was referring above to the honor that was given to Alonso for hitting .292/.382/.642 with nine homers, five doubles, one triple, and 23 RBI in April. 

Tags: Pete Alonso, Danny Abriano
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Apr 19, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Apr 19, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

The Mets will look to avoid being swept in Milwaukee on Sunday with Jason Vargas taking the mound for the 2:10 p.m. first pitch. 

Mets notes

It's been quite the up-and-down season for Brandon Nimmo. He's hitless in his last six games and is currently in the midst of an 0-for-22 skid since April 28, but is batting third Sunday. ... The Mets have scored three or fewer runs in their last four games and they've scored 26 runs over their last 10. The team is hitting .212 during that stretch. ... Pete Alonso hit his 10th homer Saturday tie up the game at 2 in the ninth. Eight of his homers have come in the seventh inning or later, which leads the Major Leagues. Alonso leads all rookies in home runs, RBI (27) and OPS (.994). ... Even against a right-handed pitcher, the Mets have Robinson Cano, Michael Conforto and Jeff McNeil (all lefties) on the bench after Saturday night's 18-inning marathon loss. 

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jason Vargas, Milwaukee Brewers, Pete Alonso
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May 4, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) tosses out Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ben Gamel (not pictured) in the ninth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)
May 4, 2019; Milwaukee, WI, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) tosses out Milwaukee Brewers left fielder Ben Gamel (not pictured) in the ninth inning at Miller Park. Mandatory Credit: Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports (Benny Sieu)

The Mets (16-17, 2.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) lost their second-straight game to the Brewers on Saturday night -- falling after taking a lead in the 18th inning. They wrap up their series with the Brewers on Sunday at 2:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.

Here's what went down on Saturday, in case you missed it:


In the Mets' heartbreaking 18-inning loss to the Brewers in Milwaukee, they tied things up in the ninth inning when Pete Alonso smashed a solo homer to right field. After New York took the lead in the top of the 18th, Chris Flexen coughed it all up in the bottom half >> Read more

Tags: Pete Alonso, Danny Abriano
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The Mets played a marathon in Milwaukee and fell short, losing to the Brewers, 4-3, in 18 innings after letting a late lead get away.

It took an entire second game for the Mets to break a deadlock after tying it in the ninth, but Chris Flexen blew it in the bottom of the 18th as the Mets took a heartbreaking 4-3 loss to the Brewers. They fell under .500 for the first time this season. >> Box score


Seven things to know about Saturday's game...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Edwin Diaz, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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Pete Alonso launches his 10th home run of the year to get the Mets even in Milwaukee in the top of the 9th inning on Saturday night.

Pete Alonso came through in the clutch once again.

With the Mets trailing 2-1 entering the ninth, Alonso led off the inning with a first-pitch solo homer to right-center to tie the game and help get the game to extra innings.

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Apr 30, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a game winning walkoff sacrifice fly against the Cincinnati Reds during the tenth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 30, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) hits a game winning walkoff sacrifice fly against the Cincinnati Reds during the tenth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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Even as his bat has cooled a bit, the raves keep coming for Pete Alonso as he continues to make believers throughout the baseball community, not only with his missile-launches but also his advanced approach at the plate that makes him much more than an all-or-nothing slugger.

That rare combination earned him recognition last week as the National League's Rookie of the Month for April, as well as comparisons via the MLB Network to the likes of Mark McGwire, Buster Posey, and Justin Turner.

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 (Amber Searls)
(Amber Searls)

The Mets (16-16, 2.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) dropped the first of a three-game road series against the Milwaukee Brewers. They prepare to face the Brewers again on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. in Milwaukee.

Here's what went down Friday, in case you missed it:


Steven Matz did not have his best outing, but still managed to go 5.2 innings allowing just three runs but the offense was unable to back him up in a 3-1 loss to the Brewers

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Dominic Smith, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Steven Matz
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Jed Lowrie (Mark Flamini, SNY)
Jed Lowrie (Mark Flamini, SNY)

Jed Lowrie's Mets debut could be on the horizon.

After being hampered by a sprained knee capsule throughout Spring Training, Lowrie is playing in rehab games and will move from High-A Port St. Lucie to Triple-A Syracuse. He should be in the Syracuse lineup on Saturday.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Todd Frazier
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Apr 3, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith (22) scores on a single by catcher Wilson Ramos (not pictured) in the eight inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)
Apr 3, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets first baseman Dominic Smith (22) scores on a single by catcher Wilson Ramos (not pictured) in the eight inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)

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Dom Smith carved a decent niche for himself so far this season -- part left-handed bench threat, part dugout caffeine. But the Mets did the right thing Friday when they optioned Smith to Triple-A to make roster room for shortstop Adeiny Hechavarria.

Here's why: Smith needs to play every day and that won't happen on the Mets, where Pete Alonso owns first base. But if Smith goes to Syracuse and thrives as a starter, he can maximize his value.

Tags: Dominic Smith, Pete Alonso, Todd Frazier, Anthony McCarron
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard shakes hands with manager Mickey Callaway after throwing a shutout against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard shakes hands with manager Mickey Callaway after throwing a shutout against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (16-15, 1.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) split a four-game series with the Reds, thanks to a historic outing by Noah Syndergaard. Now, they prepare to face the Brewers for a three-game series beginning Friday in Milwaukee.

Here's what went down Thursday, in case you missed it:


Syndergaard homered for the Mets' only run, then threw a complete-game shutout as the Mets salvaged a series split with a 1-0 win over the Reds.

 

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso
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Pete Alonso is very thankful after winning NL Rookie of the Month for April

Pete Alonso has been highly impressive for the Mets in April, which is why it's only fitting that he was named the National League Rookie of the Month on Thursday. 

Alonso became an integral part of the Mets at the onset of the season, showcasing his heralded power at the plate and charisma in the locker room. In his first 29 games in March and April, Alonso hit .292 with nine homers, eight doubles and 26 RBI. 

Those nine home runs not only lead all MLB rookies so far this season, but they put him in the Mets record books as well. Alonso tied Darryl Strawberry for the most homers in a calendar month after the former hit nine in 1983. He also tied the club record for homers prior to May 1.

 

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard put on a clinic against the Reds by striking out 10 batters and hitting a home run of his own.

Noah Syndergaard did it all for the Mets on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field as they beat the Reds, 1-0, to earn a split of their four-game series..  > Box score


Five things to know about Thursday's game...

1) On a day where the Mets' bullpen was exhausted and Syndergaard was in need of a strong start after struggling for most of the season, Syndergaard delivered -- hurling a shutout in a thorough dismantling of the Reds. With his fastball topping out at 101 MPH and featuring a wicked curve ball, Syndergaard entered the ninth inning having retired 15 of the last 16 batters to face him. He retired the first two batters before allowing a broken-bat single to Derek Dietrich. After Dietrich was pinch-run for by pitcher Michael Lorenzen -- who stole second base -- Syndergaard struck out Yasiel Puig to end the game. 

Tags: Dominic Smith, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Danny Abriano
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. (Jeff Curry/USA TODAY Sports)

Noah Syndergaard and the Mets face the Cincinnati Reds in the final game of a four-game series on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Mets notes

The Mets' bullpen's 5.53 ERA ranks third-worst in the majors. Edwin Diaz allowed runs in back-to-back games for the first time since Sept. 11-15, 2018, as a member of the Mariners. ... Since his first-inning triple on Sunday, Pete Alonso is in the midst of a 2-for-15 slump. ... Michael Conforto is in a 2-for-21 slump over his last seven games. 

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Edwin Diaz, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso
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May 1, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after giving up a home run in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
May 1, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after giving up a home run in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (15-15, 2.0 games behind the Phillies for first place in NL East) face the Reds on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. on SNY.

Here's what went down on Wednesday in case you missed it...


In the Mets' 1-0 loss to the Reds, Jacob deGrom returned to being his dominant self, but Edwin Diaz served up his second game-losing homer in three games >> Read more

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jacob Rhame, Jeurys Familia, Pete Alonso, Danny Abriano
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Jacob deGrom looked like his dominant self again. However, Edwin Diaz gave up a home run for the second straight night for the loss.

Edwin Diaz allowed another homer in the top of the ninth to give the Reds the win, 1-0, at Citi Field on Wednesday night.  > Box score

Five things to know about Wednesday's game...

1) On Monday, Diaz allowed a solo homer to Jesse Winker with two outs to give Cincinnati a 5-4 lead that would be the eventual win. Well, that happened again in the same fashion tonight on two outs. This time is was Jose Iglesias that hit a line drive homer to left field to give the Reds the lead and the win. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Pete Alonso
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Apr 10, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) reacts after scoring in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 10, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets second baseman Robinson Cano (24) reacts after scoring in the fifth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets and Reds continue their four-game set at Citi Field on Wednedsay at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

Pete Alonso hit his first career walk-off, a sacrifice fly to right field, on Tuesday night to propel the Mets over the Reds. He also had a record-setting month as he was tied for home runs by a rookie with Darryl Strawberry (9). He also tied the club record for homers prior to May 1. ...Robinson Cano is back in the lineup tonight after getting hit by a pitch in the hand on Sunday. Over his last 12 games, Cano is hitting .360 with a homer, six doubles, six RBI four runs scored. ...Michael Conforto has reached base safely in nine straight games. ...Amed Rosario recorded his fifth multi-hit game of the season in last night's win. ...The Mets' team average of .259 this year is ranked fourth in the NL and seventh in the league thus far. ...Jeurys Familia has hit the IL with shoulder soreness. He received an injection in his shoulder today. 

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano
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