Latest Jeff McNeil News

Alonso ties NL rookie HR record as Mets beat Braves 10-8

Aug. 16, 2019 12:08 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario helped the New York Mets pile up huge totals of hits and runs. The Mets needed almost all of them to hold off the homer-happy Atlanta Braves. Alonso drove in six runs with five hits, including a three-run homer that helped lead to Julio Teheran's shortest career...

Braves jump on Seth Lugo for 5 runs in 7th, beat Mets 6-4

Aug. 15, 2019 12:56 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves survived another near-meltdown by the back end of their bullpen in the ninth after the New York Mets' best reliever gave up five runs in the seventh. Tyler Flowers drove in a tiebreaking run with an infield hit, and Atlanta scored five runs off Seth Lugo in the seventh and...

Mets place McNeil on IL with hamstring injury, recall Tejada

Aug. 14, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — The New York Mets placed All-Star Jeff McNeil on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday and recalled infielder Rubén Tejada from Triple-A Syracuse. Mets manager Mickey Callaway said McNeil suffered a "fairly mild" left hamstring strain when trying to beat out an infield grounder in the...

Mets' McNeil goes down with hamstring in loss to Braves

Aug. 14, 2019 12:36 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A tough night for the New York Mets got even worse when All-Star second baseman Jeff McNeil trudged off the field in the ninth inning with a hamstring injury. McNeil was hurt while trying to beat out a grounder in a 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday. McNeil said he felt "a little...

Acuña homers, shines defensively, Braves beat Mets 5-3

Aug. 14, 2019 12:21 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr. heard chants of "MVP! MVP! MVP!" as he trotted off the field in the sixth inning, tipping his cap to the crowd when he reached the dugout. Maybe the Atlanta fans are on to something. It was another dazzling all-around night for the 21-year-old phenom, who scored his...

Cabrera stings Mets, Nats hold on to end NY's streak, 7-4

Aug. 11, 2019 7:14 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Nationals closer Sean Doolittle became a favorite at Citi Field after blowing a three-run lead Friday night. Mets fans cheered the All-Star closer when he went to the bullpen Saturday, and on Sunday, they clapped and hollered when his name was announced to pitch the ninth. "The fans, they...

Mets rally for 4 in 9th, rock Nats 7-6 for 7th win in row

Aug. 10, 2019 12:58 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Michael Conforto celebrating with his jersey ripped off. Dominic Smith joining the party on his scooter. A crowd that kept cheering long after the last swing. Hard to believe for a team that seemed cooked only a month ago, but the New York Mets and their fans are feeling like serious...

Surging Mets win 7-2, sweep Marlins behind 4 homers

Aug. 7, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Mets are convinced their earlier struggles have made them stronger for the stretch. Michael Conforto homered twice, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil hit two-run shots and surging New York beat the Miami Marlins 7-2 Wednesday to complete a four-game sweep. The Mets took another early...

Wheeler lifts Mets over Marlins 5-0 for 12th win in 13 games

Aug. 6, 2019 11:32 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Zack Wheeler expected to be pitching in a playoff chase this month. As of two weeks ago, that meant his bags were packed — a recommendation from Mets general manager Brodie Van Wagenen as the trade deadline neared, rumors swirled and New York trailed 12 teams in the NL standings. The...

With pitching and power, Mets sweep Marlins, surge over .500

Aug. 6, 2019 1:54 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso turned on a fastball and raised his arms high in triumph, still holding his bat. Fans at Citi Field roared, just like they had moments earlier for J.D. Davis and Michael Conforto. The New York Mets hit three home runs in an inning for the first time exactly two years, riding a...