Playoff Teams Get Boost From Midseason Makeovers Everywhere you turn in these playoffs, late pickups and midseason acquisitions are playing important roles on the field.
Finally, Postseason In New York For Ex-Met FrancoeurWhen Jeff Francoeur was traded from the Braves to the Mets in 2009, the outfielder dreamed of postseason baseball in New York. The opportunity has arrived - with the Texas Rangers.
Rivera Blows It; Rangers Beat Yankees 7-6Mariano Rivera blew it, ending the New York Yankees' perfect record when leading after eight innings.
Schwei: Examining the Mets' Offensive EruptionThe Mets erupted for 18 runs and 21 hits in Sunday's win over the Cubs. It was the 7th time that the Mets scored 18 or more runs in a game. All of the 18-plus run outbursts have come on the road and four have been at the "friendly confines" of Wrigley Field.
Mets Trade Jeff Francoeur To RangersThe first-place Texas Rangers acquired outfielder Jeff Francoeur for their playoff push Tuesday night, just hours before the deadline for players to be eligible for the postseason roster.
Pelfrey Ties Career High For Wins; Mets Edge AstrosMike Pelfrey allowed six hits in eight dominant innings and the New York Mets ended the Houston Astros' five-game winning streak, 2-1 on Friday night.
1 Bad Inning Dooms Misch, MetsCarlos Lee hit a three-run homer in the seventh inning and the Houston Astros rallied to beat the New York Mets 3-2 on Thursday night.
Schwei By The Numbers: Trying To Change Their LuckMaybe the Mets will have better luck when they face two teams this week that they have not seen so far in 2010 as they visit the Houston Astros and Pittsburgh Pirates.
After Woeful 2009, Mets Slide AgainNot winning consecutive games since mid-June is the least of the New York Mets' worries.
Schwei By The Numbers: Climbing The ChartsOmar Minaya is fast approaching a milestone as the Mets' chief baseball decision-maker; the second-longest tenure in that position in club history.
Santana, Francoeur Lead Mets To 1-0 Win Over PhilsJohan Santana allowed five hits in 7 1-3 innings and Jeff Francoeur supplied the game's only run with a homer to lead the New York Mets to a 1-0 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday night.