Latest Rick Porcello News

New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Bumpy season ends in big disappointment for frustrated Mets

Sep. 29, 2020 4:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Like so many things in everyday life this year, little went according to plan for the New York Mets. And with a change in ownership pending, more upheaval could be coming soon. After starting 2020 with such high hopes, the Mets finished 26-34 under rookie manager Luis Rojas in a rocky...

New York Mets' Dominic Smith smashes into the outfield wall while chasing a fly ball that went for an inside-the-park home run by Washington Nationals' Andrew Stevenson during the fifth inning of the first baseball game of a doubleheader, Saturday, Sept. 26, 2020, in Washington. The game is a makeup from Sept. 25. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Mets eliminated from playoffs, then swept by Nats in DH

Sep. 26, 2020 10:06 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets were eliminated from playoff contention in a mistake-filled loss to the Nationals in the opener of a doubleheader on Saturday, and not much changed in the nightcap as an error extended a big inning for Washington, which won 5-3 to sweep the twinbill. Entering Saturday,...

The tarp lies on the field as the scoreboard indicates that a baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets was postponed due to inclement weather, Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Mets-Nationals postponed; doubleheader set for Saturday

Sep. 25, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The New York Mets' already slim playoff chances could be even skinnier by the time they play again. Friday night's game between the Mets and the Washington Nationals was postponed because of rain. The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader starting at 3:05 p.m. Saturday. New York...

New York Mets' Robinson Chirinos (26) celebrates his two-run home run with Robinson Cano (24) during the fifth inning of the team's baseball game against the Washington Nationals, Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Nick Wass)

Chirinos homers as Mets maintain playoff hopes, top Nats 3-2

Sep. 24, 2020 10:17 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robinson Chirinos homered and drove in three runs, and the New York Mets beat the Washington Nationals 3-2 on Thursday night to keep their flickering postseason hopes alive. The Mets (26-31) moved within 2 1/2 games of Miami (28-28) for second place in the NL East and within 2 1/2 games...

Tampa Bay Rays' Brandon Lowe celebrates as he reaches home plate after hitting a home run as New York Mets catcher Wilson Ramos, left, watches during the fourth inning of a baseball game Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

Lowe homers, Rays inch past deGrom, Mets 2-1 despite 16 Ks

Sep. 22, 2020 12:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Tampa Bay Rays are ready for a party — and mum on the details. “I’m not saying nothing," closer Nick Anderson said with a laugh. Shouldn't have to wait much longer to see what they have in store. Nate Lowe homered and scored both runs against NL Cy Young Award...

Atlanta Braves starting pitcher Kyle Wright throws against the New York Mets during the first inning of a baseball game, Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Wright, Acuña lead 1st-place Braves to 7-0 win over Mets

Sep. 20, 2020 9:11 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Kyle Wright allowed only one hit in the best start of his big league career, pitching into the seventh inning to lead the Atlanta Braves past the New York Mets 7-0 on Sunday. Ronald Acuña Jr. homered off Rick Porcello to break a scoreless tie in the sixth and finished with four RBIs....

New York Mets starting pitcher David Peterson throws to an Atlanta Braves batter during the third inning of a baseball game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Noah K. Murray)

Peterson strikes out 10, Mets stop Freeman, Braves 7-2

Sep. 19, 2020 11:58 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie David Peterson struck out NL batting leader Freddie Freeman three times and fanned a career-high 10 in six sharp innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2 Saturday night. Atlanta saw its NL East lead over second-place Miami drop to 2 1/2 games. The Braves have eight...

Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Jake Arrieta walks to the dugout after an injury during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Arrieta exits with injury, Phillies beat Mets 4-1

Sep. 15, 2020 11:18 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Arrieta promised he'd be ready for the postseason, or sooner. Now the Philadelphia Phillies have to get there. Arrieta pitched effectively into the sixth inning before leaving with a hamstring injury, Didi Gregorius hit a two-run homer and the Phillies beat the New York Mets 4-1...

Toronto Blue Jays starting pitcher Hyun Jin Ryu throws to a New York Mets batter during the first inning of a baseball game in Buffalo, N.Y., Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020. (AP Photo/Adrian Kraus)

Ryu wins 4th straight decision, Blue Jays beat Mets 7-3

Sep. 13, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Lourdes Gurriel Jr. hit a home run completely out of Sahlen Field and Hyun Jin Ryu made the early lead stand up, winning his fourth straight decision as the Toronto Blue Jays beat the New York Mets 7-3 Sunday. Santiago Espinal hit a three-run double in a five-run sixth inning as the...

New York Mets designated hitter Pete Alonso (20) points to the dugout after hitting a solo home run during the eighth inning of the team's baseball game against the Baltimore Orioles, Wednesday, Sept. 9, 2020, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Alonso, Conforto lead Mets to 7-6 win over Orioles

Sep. 10, 2020 12:27 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso hit his second dramatic homer in a week Wednesday night, when his shot to center field leading off the eighth inning lifted the New York Mets to a 7-6 win over the Baltimore Orioles. Alonso hit a walk-off, two-run homer to give the Mets a 9-7, 10-inning win over the New York...