Alonso sets team RBI mark; Scherzer, Mets top A's, hold lead
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 Atlanta. New York has won eight of 10, and plays the Braves on the road next weekend in a three-game series.news.yahoo.com
Judge 48th HR, Yanks beat Mets 4-2 to sweep Subway Series
Aaron Judge hit a 453-foot drive halfway up the bleachers for his 48th home run and added an RBI single during a seventh-inning rally, boosting the Yankees past the Mets 4-2 for a two-game sweep in a Subway Series both teams hope was a World Series prelude.
Judge 47th HR, Yanks top Scherzer, Mets 4-2 in Subway Series
Aaron Judge connected off Max Scherzer for his major league-leading 47th home run, Andrew Benintendi drove in two runs and the New York Yankees withstood a botched popup by rookie Oswaldo Cabrera to beat the Mets 4-2 for their first Subway Series win this season.
Mets' Lindor bailed out by Alonso, wins it in 10th vs Giants
Pete Alonso had Francisco Lindor's back. It's no stretch to say Alonso earned the souvenir. Lindor lined a walk-off single in the 10th after a big reach by Alonso bailed him out in the top of the inning, and the New York Mets beat the San Francisco Giants 5-4 Tuesday to open a doubleheader.news.yahoo.com
In hot MLB market, patience takes a backseat to action
Patience is often rewarded for both free agents and general managers during most Major League Baseball offseasons. As expected, free agents are flying off the market and trades are getting done at a breakneck pace following MLB's 99-day lockout that froze the league's transactions for more than three months. “It’s like drinking out of a firehose,” said Andrew Friedman, the president of baseball operations for the Dodgers.news.yahoo.com
Mets let go manager Luis Rojas out after 2 losing seasons
Luis Rojas was let go as manager of the New York Mets on Monday after two losing seasons. The team declined its option on Rojas’ contract for 2022, making the announcement a day after finishing third in the NL East at 77-85 in Steve Cohen’s first year of ownership. “I want to share such heartfelt gratitude to so many in the Mets organization for not only the last two seasons as manager, but for the last 16 years in a variety of roles,” Rojas said in a statement released by the team.news.yahoo.com
Home Run Derby 2021: Records fall as Mets’ Pete Alonso repeats as champ
Batting second, Alonso trailed 22-17 after the first two minutes of the final round, then hit six homers on six swings over the first 28 seconds of his final minute. Alonso hit a first-round record 35 dingers, seven more than Josh Hamilton in 2008 at the original Yankee Stadium, and topped Kansas City’s Salvador Pérez with 27. Alonso, batting second, beat Soto 16-15 in the second round. The 29-year-old Baltimore Orioles first baseman hit .256 with 16 homers and 55 RBIs going into the All-Star break. Mancini knocked out Story 13-12 in the second round, hitting second and advancing with a drive to center.mlive.com
Mets slugger Pete Alonso donates custom cleats and baseball bat to 9/11 museum
Mets slugger Pete Alonso visited the National September 11 Memorial & Museum on Tuesday to donate the custom cleats and baseball bat honoring first responders that he used in a game on the 18th anniversary of the terrorist attacks. "Just being here in New York, I just wanted to show every bit of gratitude I could," Alonso said. The museum reached out to Mets Chief Operating Officer Jeff Wilpon about acquiring Alonso's shoes. "I barely got the words out of my mouth that the museum wanted them and Pete was saying, 'Absolutely,'" Wilpon said. A closer look at the cleats and bat Pete Alonso donated to the 9/11 Museum today.cbsnews.com
Baseball Report: Let The October Baseball Begin, MLB Playoff Field Is Set
Now, the Wild Card teams gear up for a win-or-go-home game while the rest of the playoff field rests up and gets its rotation set for their quest for a title. Meanwhile in Chicago, Sunday marked the end of an era for Cubs fans. Playoff Field SetThe MLB playoffs are officially locked in and there will be just the singular one-game playoff in each league between two Wild Card teams. That is despite a month of speculation as to whether we could end up with multiple teams tied for the second Wild Card spot. The NL will kick off the Wild Card action with the Brewers heading to the nations capital for the matchup with the Nationals on Tuesday night.detroit.cbslocal.com
Baseball Report: Best Home Run Derby Ever?
The power surge was full display in Monday nights Home Run Derby, as MLBs rising stars battled for long ball supremacy. Justin Verlander, the Houston Astros ace, who will start Tuesday nights All-Star Game, voiced his opinion Monday night. This weeks Baseball Report takes measure of the Home Run Derby, digs into Verlanders juiced ball comments, and reviews the All-Star Game starting lineups. Home Run Derby FireworksLong balls, juiced or not, flew out of Progressive Field in this years Home Run Derby Monday night. All-Star Game LineupsStarting pitchers Justin Verlander and Los Angeles Dodgers Hyun-Jin Ryu will face dream lineups in Tuesday nights All-Star Game.detroit.cbslocal.com
Mets rookie Pete Alonso wins MLB All-Star Home Run Derby
Mets rookie Pete Alonso has a million-dollar swing. New York's newest slugger outlasted a worn-down Vladimir Guerrero Jr. in the final round of the All-Star Home Run Derby on Monday night to win $1 million nearly double his 2019 salary. Pete Alonso, of the New York Mets, reacts during the Major League Baseball Home Run Derby, Monday, July 8, 2019, in Cleveland. John Minchillo / APNeeding 23 homers to beat Guerrero, Alonso connected for a homer to left-center before flipping his bat high into the air and hugging his pitcher, cousin Derek Morgan. Alonso has hit 30 home runs this year and will play in Tuesday night's All-Star Game.cbsnews.com