Mets’ big division lead allows for caution with Brandon Nimmo

Brandon Nimmo believes the Mets’ three-game weekend sweep of the Phillies has made it easier for him to sit out with a sore right wrist.  With an 8 ¹/₂-game lead entering their Memorial Day game against the Nationals, Buck Showalter is remaining patient with two of his lineup staples, Nimmo and Jeff McNeil.  While Nimmo remained … 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

Mets’ Pete Alonso making early case for NL MVP award

SAN FRANCISCO — Pete Alonso’s monster May has thrust his name into the early National League MVP discussion. The Mets have never had a player win the award, and if that drought is going to conclude in 2022 the best bet would be on the team’s slugging first baseman. Alonso entered Tuesday night’s game at … Read more

Mets’ bats deliver laugher over Giants on Showalter’s birthday

SAN FRANCISCO – A bloop here, a blast there and Buck Showalter got to celebrate his birthday with a bash Monday. How about a piñata, cake and smack down of the Giants? It was all there for the Mets manager. Maybe the only thing missing was a juggling clown on a fire truck. The baseball … Read more