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

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

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