MLB Power Rankings: The Padres reach a season high and the Phillies are flying

Every week,​ we​ ask all​ of our baseball​ writers​ — both the​ local​ scribes​ and the national team,​ more​ than​​ 30 writers in all — to rank the teams from first to worst. Here are the collective results, the TA30. The first time Ozzie Smith made an All-Star team was 1981, and The Wizard was … Read more

Mets ride Taijuan Walker’s gem in win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Taijuan Walker was the hardest-working pitcher on the Mets’ marathon West Coast swing that concluded Sunday night.  Seldom does a pitcher receive three starts on the same road trip, but there was Walker facing the Angels to bookend a journey that began with him on the mound at Dodger Stadium on June … Read more

Jared Walsh hits for cycle, Mike Trout returns to lineup with two homers as Los Angeles Angels rout New York Mets

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Not many teams can claim having a no-hitter, posting a franchise-record losing streak, firing a manager and then having a player hit for the cycle in the span of nearly five weeks. Well, the Los Angeles Angels can. Jared Walsh continued one of the wildest spans in franchise history by hitting for … 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

Brandon Nimmo played through injury to ease burden on teammates

ANAHEIM, Calif. — The easiest thing for Brandon Nimmo would have been to take two weeks off, allowing his wrist to heal and ensuring his numbers wouldn’t suffer.  But that is not part of the Mets outfielder’s DNA.  Nimmo has struggled at the plate after a late-May sprained right wrist forced him to miss games … Read more

2022 MLB Mock Draft 1.0

The two biggest stories of this MLB draft class are: (1) Whoa! That’s the son of [notable big leaguer]; and (2) the upside of the four prep position players at the top. These two issues overlap as the projected top two picks below are the sons of Andruw Jones and Matt Holliday. Also in the … Read more

Jordan Montgomery’s win far from the whole Yankees story

Look. We get it. The norms and numbers of baseball have blown past us in a rush. We have three true outcomes now. We have OPS. We have OPS-plus. We have ERA-plus. If you aren’t careful, no matter how much baseball you watch, you might find yourself wondering what, precisely, you’re watching. So yes: we … Read more

Joey Gallo productive with bat and glove for Yankees in win

Joey Gallo was back in the nine-hole for the Yankees on Tuesday for a third straight game. But he was also in right field, which he said, “feels like home,” and made a pair of nice plays on defense and had two hits (including a double) and scored twice as the Yankees routed the Angels … Read more

Yankees cruise past Angels, Noah Syndergaard for easy win

In a battle of stars, Tuesday night got off to a perfect start for the Yankees. Just two batters into the game, Jordan Montgomery allowed a shot to dead center by Shohei Ohtani. Aaron Judge tracked it back to the wall, timed his jump perfectly and made a tremendous leaping grab to rob the Angels … Read more