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Cano nets first career 3-homer game in win 

@AnthonyDiComo
July 23, 2019

NEW YORK -- Tethered to Robinson Canó through 2023, the Mets aren’t ready to give up on one of their prime offseason acquisitions just yet. Cano hit three home runs on Tuesday, breaking out with easily his best game as a Met in a 5-2 win over the Padres. In

Wheeler locked in for possible Mets swan song

@AnthonyDiComo
July 23, 2019

NEW YORK -- In a situation that could have a ripple effect for teams throughout the league seeking starting pitching, Zack Wheeler threw a 30-pitch live batting practice session on Tuesday at Citi Field with no ill effects. Wheeler remains in line to start Friday against the Pirates, in what

Jeff McNeil, master of a lost art: Making contact

Mets' leadoff man among Majors' best hitters since callup last July 24
@AnthonyDiComo
July 22, 2019

On the McNeil family ball field, there was no lack of incentive to avoid home runs. Balls that went over the right-field fence tended to land in a stream, forcing the pitcher to navigate the fence and wade through water to retrieve them. Beyond that was a farm, with all

Tuesday's top prospect performers

@wboor
July 23, 2019

Here's a look at Tuesday's top Minor League performers from each team's Top 30 Prospects list: Blue Jays: Jonathan Davis, OF (No. 28) -- 2-for-4, 2 HR, 3 RBI (Triple-A Buffalo) Not known for his power, Davis put on an impressive display in Buffalo's win over Charlotte. The 27-year-old bumped

Alonso, Lowe pace Rookie field in latest poll

@RichardJustice
July 23, 2019

Pete Alonso of the Mets and Brandon Lowe of the Rays continue to hold big leads in this season’s Rookie of the Year races. In the latest poll of MLB.com reporters, each received 35 of 41 first-place votes, and neither player appears close to being challenged. Alonso surely can begin

Mets plan to activate Wheeler on Friday

@AnthonyDiComo
July 22, 2019

NEW YORK -- The Mets plan to activate starting pitcher Zack Wheeler from the injured list Friday, a team official said, giving him one final showcase before the July 31 Trade Deadline. Wheeler took a tangible step forward Sunday on his road back from a right shoulder impingement, throwing a

Mets frustrated after third walk-off loss in SF

@AnthonyDiComo
July 21, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Pete Alonso encapsulated the Mets’ afternoon at Oracle Park, their nine-game road trip and, in many ways, their entire season with a single action in the third inning Sunday. After waving and missing at a fastball high and away, Alonso turned, took three steps back toward the

Watch Alonso snap bat over his knee like a twig

July 21, 2019

Mets slugger Pete Alonso can make even a strikeout exciting. The All-Star first baseman wowed the crowd at Oracle Park on Sunday by snapping his bat with noticeable gusto after striking out swinging against Giants rookie Conner Menez to end the top of the third. "I was just upset because

Lockett earns condiment shower after 1st win

@AnthonyDiComo
July 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- In Pete Alonso’s recollection, the Mets’ postgame fete of Walker Lockett at Oracle Park included “beer, shaving cream, mayonnaise, ketchup, maybe some baby powder.” Alonso would know. Following his first career home run in April, the Mets stuffed Alonso onto a laundry cart and doused him with

Alonso sets Mets' rookie RBI record on 3-run HR

@AnthonyDiComo
July 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Earlier this week, Mickey Callaway was speaking to Todd Frazier about his 2015 Home Run Derby experience when Frazier mentioned how much that event sapped him, physically. In the days following the Derby, Frazier went 0-for-10 before warming at the plate later in July. With that conversation

Smith says collision fear led to decisive error

@AnthonyDiComo
July 20, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- As the baseball floated in the air above shallow left field, Dominic Smith ranged in to make a play on it. Although he was set up deep to guard against a double, Smith had little trouble beating the ball to its landing spot. It seemed destined for

Tight NL East race may impact Deadline deals

@matthewhleach
July 18, 2019

It’s just under two weeks until the Trade Deadline (note the absence of that old “non-waiver” descriptor), and virtually the entire National League is in position at least to dream about a playoff bid. That makes for an interesting Deadline, especially in the absence of August trades. The busy standings

Thor's gem spoiled as Mets are stunned in SF

Alonso homers in top of 16th, but Giants roar back to walk off
@AnthonyDiComo
July 19, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- The scouts in attendance for Noah Syndergaard vs. Madison Bumgarner on Thursday night saw exactly what their bosses hoped they might see. Both pitchers were brilliant, proving why they are two of the league’s most sought-after commodities less than two weeks shy of the July 31 Trade

Nimmo tests neck, resumes swinging bat

Mets do not expect Minor League rehab until next month
@AnthonyDiComo
July 18, 2019

SAN FRANCISCO -- Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo, who refrained from baseball activities for 30 days following a second epidural injection in his neck, began swinging a bat this week. That represents tangible progress for Nimmo, though the Mets do not expect him to begin playing in even Minor League games

Alonso's 474-ft bomb proves every day's a Derby

@AnthonyDiComo
July 17, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- As it turns out, the Home Run Derby did not ruin Pete Alonso’s swing. Nine days after his Derby victory, Alonso bashed his first home run of the season’s second half in the Mets’ 14-4 rout of the Twins on Wednesday. For the Mets, it was worth the

Pinch-hit hero Smith still proving worth to Mets

@AnthonyDiComo
July 17, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- While the Mets have made it clear they have little interest in trading assets under team control beyond this season, perhaps Dominic Smith is an exception. Smith, a first baseman, is blocked at his natural position by Pete Alonso. Even though he’s acquitted himself just fine to the

These 30 prospects could draw trade interest

@GoldenSombrero and @JimCallisMLB and @JonathanMayo
July 18, 2019

The July 31 Trade Deadline looms, with a rule change this year now forbidding the use of waivers to make deals afterward. So if teams want to bolster their rosters and enhance their postseason possibilities via trades, they'll have to do so in the next couple of weeks. With that

Mets deal Font to Blue Jays for cash

@AnthonyDiComo
July 17, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- All told, Wilmer Font’s Mets tenure lasted two and a half months. The Mets on Tuesday traded Font, a right-handed pitcher, to the Blue Jays for cash. The Mets had acquired Font in May from the Rays for prospect Neraldo Catalina, who has since posted a 2.35 ERA

Conforto does it with bat, glove to propel Mets

Center fielder goes 4-for-4 with go-ahead hit, makes run-saving grab
@AnthonyDiComo
July 17, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- In sum, Michael Conforto's Tuesday night included four hits, a run scored, an RBI and a leaping, run-saving catch in the Mets’ 3-2 win over the Twins at Target Field. It was the type of game that occurs only so often even in the best of seasons. Conforto’s

Wheeler to IL; no structural damage to shoulder

@AnthonyDiComo
July 16, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS -- Downplaying the shoulder injury that forced him to the injured list this week, Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler returned to the team on Tuesday determined to climb back atop the mound before long. When exactly that will be, Wheeler cannot say. He defined his injury as a right shoulder