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Mets prep for playoffs with 9-2 rout of Nationals

Oct. 06, 2022 00:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — After wrapping up a 101-win season with an easy romp, the New York Mets know their next challenge will be much tougher. Francisco Lindor and the Mets geared up for the playoffs with a 9-2 rout of the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, completing a fantastic regular...

MLB playoff picture all set, best-of-3 matchups start Friday

Oct. 05, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

Albert Pujols taking his final swings in October, Julio Rodríguez stepping in for the first time. Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom facing Manny Machado and Juan Soto. Bryce Harper, back at last. José Ramírez and his Cleveland teammates trying to break a long drought — with a new...

Complete games disappearing in baseball's Analytics Age

Oct. 03, 2022 16:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Jim Palmer thought back to 1971, when Baltimore Orioles pitching coach George Bamberger kept scrawling marks on the underside of his cap’s brim. “George, what is that?” the Hall of Fame pitcher recalled asking. “He said, ‘I have a complete game clause. If...

Braves sweep Mets, take 2-game lead in East with 3 remaining

Oct. 02, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Matt Olson knew the Atlanta Braves were too talented to stay in a season-long slump. That's why no one panicked when the New York Mets' division lead swelled to double digits in May. Now the Braves are on the cusp of another NL East title. “It's a...

Swanson, Olson go deep vs Scherzer, Braves take NL East lead

Oct. 01, 2022 23:42 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Dansby Swanson isn't surprised the Atlanta Braves have fought back to climb atop the NL East. He's just surprised it took this long to get there. “Just keep going," Swanson said. “This is no time to celebrate. There’s four games left. So much...

Braves hit 3 HRs off deGrom, beat Mets, tie for NL East lead

Sep. 30, 2022 23:36 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Austin Riley doesn't want to put too much emphasis on winning the first game of a crucial three-game series with the New York Mets. That being said, he sure is glad the Atlanta Braves took the opener. “To get the first one is huge and just try to...

Big series in A-T-L: Mets vs Braves with NL East on the line

Sep. 30, 2022 01:50 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two months into the season, it looked like the New York Mets were headed for an NL East runaway. Not so fast, said the reigning World Series champions. Sparked by two budding stars, the Atlanta Braves suddenly found their mojo. Now,...

MLB playoff primer: Things to know as postseason nears

Sep. 28, 2022 23:05 PM EDT

Major League Baseball’s postseason has a little more heft this season. The playoffs are rapidly approaching, with the final regular season games set for Oct. 5. The postseason begins two days later with a field of 12 teams — up from last year’s 10 — and includes a...

Alonso sets team RBI mark; Scherzer, Mets top A's, hold lead

Sep. 25, 2022 20:34 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Pete Alonso homered, doubled and drove in five runs to set the team record for RBIs, Max Scherzer pitched six sharp innings and the New York Mets routed the Oakland Athletics 13-4 Sunday to hold their NL East lead. The Mets remained 1 1/2 games ahead of...

Mets ace deGrom tagged, NL East lead cut in 10-4 loss to A's

Sep. 24, 2022 20:16 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Jacob deGrom called his rare, late September flop unacceptable. The Mets ace got hit around and lasted a season-low four innings, and New York lost 10-4 to the Oakland Athletics on Saturday to see its lead cut in the NL East race. “It...