San Diego Padres
Talk about a different team than just a week ago. Now bring on those Padres.
The New York Mets are considering putting R.A. Dickey on the mound every fourth game instead of the traditional five.
Losers in their last 12 of 13 games, the New York Mets must get themselves together and pull out of this slump soon for any chance at salvaging the season.
Since Alex Rodriguez will be out of the Yankees line up for six to eight weeks, Brian Cashman will need someone to fill his role.
Mets fans are upset and feeling sorry for themselves these days because the club has lost 10 of their last 11 games, falling 5 1/2 games behind in their chase for a playoff spot.
In a season with two extra playoff teams and a great deal of parity, virtually every franchise has hope heading into the season’s second half. That’s why you should care about Tuesday’s Midsummer Classic.
Stony Brook’s underdog run in the College World Series ended on Sunday. The Seawolves were eliminated by Florida State, 12-2.
The Seawolves (52-13) are in the College World Series for the first time in school history, and it’s no sudden rags-to-riches story.
R.A. Dickey struck out 10 and reached double digits for strikeouts in consecutive games for the first time in his career.
Johan Santana dazzled the Padres as he earned a complete game shutout on Saturday. The Mets won 9-0.
Dillon Gee struck out a career-high nine, won consecutive starts for the first time in nearly a year, and doubled and scored the go-ahead run Friday night to lead the New York Mets over the San Diego Padres 6-1.
Will Venable hit a pair of RBI doubles and Cameron Maybin had two run-scoring singles as the San Diego Padres broke out the offense after a long rain delay and beat the New York Mets 11-5 Thursday night.
David Wright’s impressive start this season not only has the Mets third basman atop the majors in batting average but climbing nearer to the top of the club’s all-time leaderboards.
For the Padres, Cameron Maybin set a career high in nearly every offensive category, sometimes by fantastic margins.
Married to one of George Steinbrenner’s daughters, Steve Swindal was a general partner of the Yankees from 1998-06 and chairman of the Yankees’ parent company. These days, Swindal works with players who hope to join the Yankees — or any other team in the big leagues.