Taking a look at who’s hot and who’s not on the local sports landscape.
While Terry Collins is finding solace in the Mets’ position atop the NL East, the Orioles are in a much tighter race for an AL wild-card spot.
“Best pitcher in the game, hands down,” Gonzalez said. “His fastball jumps. … When you get two strikes against a guy like him, you don’t even know what to look for.”
A series that not only summons provincial pride, but could also determine the October fates for both teams begins on Sept. 18, when the Yankees and Mets play each other.
Since their inception in 1962, the Mets franchise has been defined by a series of important, infamous, historical, record-breaking numbers.
Let’s see where the current Mets staff ranks among the five best pitching rotations of the past 20 years.
Pinch-hitter Eric Campbell put New York ahead with his two-run single in the seventh inning, and a stagnant Mets lineup finally came through with several clutch hits to back Jacob deGrom.
The Mets tied their franchise record for stranding men on base with 25 in 18 innings Sunday against the Cardinals.
“They’re way better,” Smoltz said in regard to the Mets’ rotation. “They’ve got more talent than we could ever have.”
The Mets are in second place in the NL East — two games behind the Nationals — and are a game behind the Cubs for the second NL wild-card berth.
Mike Trout is the brightest of Generation Next, and he may be to the All-Star game in the years to come as Willie Mays was in the 1950s and ‘60s.
In honor of Jacob deGrom’s outstanding bit of work Tuesday night, here are the best pitching performances by Mets hurlers in the Midsummer Classic.
A new-look All-Star Game finished with the same old result. The AL beat the NL 6-3 Tuesday night and will open the World Series at home for the 10th time in 13 years.
Trout took home the All-Star MVP honors, but it was Mets ace Jacob deGrom whose performance turned heads.
This is an age when The Kids are All Right — a record 20 of the 76 All-Stars for Tuesday night’s game are 25 or younger.