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McNeil's throw saves Mets vs Cards after Syndergaard hurt

Jun. 16, 2019 1:31 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With a beleaguered bullpen having so much trouble closing games for the New York Mets lately, second baseman Jeff McNeil took it upon himself to save this one. McNeil made a perfect throw from right field to home plate for the final out, and the Mets held off the St. Louis Cardinals 8-7 on...

Mets shuffle leaky bullpen, sign 1st-round draft pick

Jun. 15, 2019 9:01 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Desperate for help in a failing bullpen, the New York Mets acquired reliever Brooks Pounders from the Cleveland Indians for cash on Saturday. Pounders, who had been pitching at Triple-A Columbus, was immediately added to the major league roster. The Mets (33-36) also recalled right-hander...

DeJong, Fowler help Cards beat Mets twice in odd twinbill

Jun. 14, 2019 11:30 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Paul DeJong and the Cardinals looked like the ballclub St. Louis fans expect Friday night. "When we play well," manager Mike Shildt said, "we've gotten into people's bullpens and done damage." Not that this odd double feature shocked Mets fans, either. They've seen this horror show before....

Syndergaard, Frazier send Mets to 6-1 win over Rockies

Jun. 9, 2019 6:49 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With four wins in five days, the New York Mets are riding some momentum into the Subway Series. Noah Syndergaard allowed one hit over seven shutout innings, Todd Frazier homered and drove in four runs, and the Mets beat the Colorado Rockies 6-1 on Sunday for their 13th victory in 16 home...

Mets 2B Robinson Canó goes back on 10-day injured list

Jun. 9, 2019 3:09 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Robinson Canó is right back on the injured list. Four days after returning to the lineup, the slumping second baseman was placed on the 10-day IL by the New York Mets again Sunday with tightness in his left quadriceps. The move is retroactive to Thursday, after Canó aggravated the...

Federal prosecutor sits in at Garner administrative trial

Jun. 5, 2019 6:19 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A deadline in a federal civil rights probe loomed large on Wednesday at a disciplinary hearing for a New York City police officer accused of using a banned chokehold in the 2014 killing of Eric Garner, whose dying words - "I can't breathe" - became a slogan for the Black Lives Matter...

Former Syracuse and NBA star Billy Gabor dead at 97

Jun. 4, 2019 6:42 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Former Syracuse basketball star Billy Gabor, who went on to play for the Syracuse Nationals of the NBA, has died. Gabor, who played at Syracuse during the 1940s, was 97. His son, Bill Gabor, told The Post-Standard of Syracuse that his father died after a brief battle with pneumonia....

Gómez helps Mets top slumping Diamondbacks 5-4

Jun. 1, 2019 2:19 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — When New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway went to Carlos Gómez, he delivered. Same for Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. Gómez snapped a tie with a pinch-hit double during New York's bizarre two-run eighth inning, sending the Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks on...

4-star forward Woody Newton commits to Syracuse

May. 29, 2019 6:08 PM EDT

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Four-star forward Woody Newton of Mount Zion Prep in Baltimore has announced he intends to play for the Syracuse Orange. Newton announced his decision Tuesday night on Twitter . The 6-foot-8, 180-pound Newton, a native of Washington, D.C., is listed as the 79th prospect for the 2020...

Mets reach minor league deals with Kemp, Santana

May. 25, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Looking to replenish their depth, the banged-up New York Mets agreed to minor league contracts Friday with veteran outfielder Matt Kemp and pitcher Ervin Santana. Each move is pending a successful physical, and both players are expected to report to the club's spring training complex in...