Luis Guillorme Receives All-Star Praise From Buck Showalter

Photo by Roberto Carlo If Mets’ manager Buck Showalter had his way, Luis Guillorme would be going to the 2022 All-Star Game in Los Angeles. Having established himself as a regular on the Mets’ lineup card this season, Guillorme has won the trust of Showalter and he’s paid that back with some clutch performances at the … Read more

David Peterson remains part of Mets’ rotation plan

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Mets are still deciding when David Peterson will pitch again, but the left-hander remains part of the team’s rotation plans, pitching coach Jeremy Hefner said. Tylor Megill’s return from the injured list means team officials must decide whether Peterson or Trevor Williams will get squeezed from the rotation. For now, the … Read more

Mike Trout’s two homers sink Mets as Angels roll

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The Mets weren’t lucky enough to leave town before Mike Trout got healthy. Flush it and move on. That is the best advice Buck Showalter’s team can take after Trout tormented it Saturday night, with a hand from Shohei Ohtani, in the Mets’ 11-6 loss to the Angels. Trout blasted two homers … Read more

Pete Alonso’s two homers power Mets to big win over rival Dodgers

LOS ANGELES — This year’s Home Run Derby will be held at Dodger Stadium, where the event’s two-time defending champion got into blast mode Saturday night. Pete Alonso smashed two home runs, resurrecting an offense that had been silenced in the first two games of this series and ensuring the Mets would avoid the unchartered … Read more

Buck Showalter has Mets entering telling stretch on perfect note

Of all the baseball gospels Buck Showalter has preached since he took over as Mets manager, the one that resonates through all the rest is this: Keep things as simple as possible. Don’t overcomplicate. Don’t overcompensate. See the ball. Hit the ball. Field the ball. Worry about today. Tomorrow will take care of itself. That … Read more

Terry Collins may have exorcized Johan Santana demons

Time might heal everything, but it does not change everything. Ten years later, Terry Collins still made the right decision to keep Johan Santana on the mound for what was more of an exorcism than a baseball game. One hundred and thirty-four pitches. “Oh please,” Collins said when the man who sits in his old … Read more

Mets’ Francisco Lindor hitting again due to patient approach

As any toddler could have reminded Francisco Lindor, you must learn to walk before you can run. So, as Lindor sped around the bases and slid into third with a game-breaking two-run triple Saturday night in the Mets’ 8-2 victory against the Phillies, it should not be lost that his bat began to sizzle after … Read more

Mets use balanced offensive attack to pound rival Phillies

Maybe the Mets really can survive the looming June gauntlet without Jacob deGrom and Max Scherzer. Their lineup seems prepared to slug its way through the brutal stretch of playoff contenders. The latest evidence arrived Saturday night at Citi Field, in an 8-2 pounding of the Phillies that exhibited this group’s versatility. There was a … Read more

Chemistry fueling Buck Showalter’s Mets amid injury bug

The Mets had already made it perfectly clear what they think of manager Buck Showalter. You don’t even consider trying to get Shakira to attend a 66-year-old man’s birthday party unless you really love the guy.  “It was touching,” Showalter said Friday about the cake, the spin-around, the piñata, and all that fun Shakira ultimately … Read more

Mets’ Jacob deGrom will now be rehabbing in New York

SAN FRANCISCO — Jacob deGrom’s rehab has moved north to Queens. The Mets ace has shifted his workouts to Citi Field after spending the last several weeks in Florida, according to pitching coach Jeremy Hefner, as organizational officials look to monitor deGrom more closely in his rehab from a stress reaction on his right scapula. … Read more