The historic number four Yankees sluggers are chasing

The Core Four for 40 is on pace to make MLB magic for the Yankees this season. Forty games into the 2018 season, the 28-12 Yankees are on a historic pace to do something that has never been done before — have four players blast 40 home runs in a season. These Yankees will have their young Core Four, but […]

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Miguel Andujar sticks as Yankees make Brandon Drury decision

Miguel Andujar’s stay with the Yankees just got extended. With Brandon Drury’s return from injury looming, the Yankees had faced an inevitable roster crunch at third base thanks to Andujar’s breakout over the last month. Monday afternoon, the club resolved it, at least temporarily, optioning Drury to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, affirming Andujar’s place at the top of the pecking order. Monday […]

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Mets’ rotation defense includes an overhyped Noah Syndergaard

The numbers could suggest mediocrity, but upon closer review Mets officials are largely pleased with the manner in which the pitching staff has performed this season. “For the most part we are giving the team a chance to win, and that’s what it’s all about,” pitching coach Dave Eiland said. Added manager Mickey Callaway: “They are keeping us in the […]

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Noah Syndergaard is ready to get back on schedule

PHILADELPHIA — Noah Syndergaard normally would have taken his turn in the rotation following a rainout, but the previous night’s circumstances prevented it Sunday. All along Saturday, the Mets were led to believe their game against the Phillies would begin as scheduled. But shortly before the scheduled first pitch, the game was delayed by weather concerns and then postponed by […]

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Neil Walker plays the hero as Yankees find a way in extras

Time will tell how good these Yankees turn out to be, but so far, they certainly have a flare for the dramatic. The Yankees celebrated their fourth walk-off win in a little over two weeks on Saturday, a 7-6 victory over Oakland in The Bronx, with Neil Walker providing the decisive blow. Walker’s single to center off Chris Hatcher scored […]

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Dodgers need a Yankees-style turnaround sooner than later

It’s early. Right? There is no official date when that is no longer said. But, at some point, the term annually just peters out of the daily give-and-take of a major league season. Spring training is departed. You blink and one-quarter of the schedule is gone. Every team has or will reach that mark in the next few days. What […]

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Sonny Gray’s issues run much deeper than a personal catcher

The only personal catcher who could have helped Sonny Gray on Friday night at Yankee Stadium would be one placed beyond the outfield walls. Aaron Boone is not a fan of the entire personal catcher thing, and this game was the perfect example why such a move is overrated in this day and age when catchers are armed with the […]

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One of the Mets’ four pillars delivers in a huge way

PHILADELPHIA — As they reported to Citizens Bank Park on Friday night, the Mets’ four pillars had been something closer to two and a half pillars. Jacob deGrom earned full credit and Noah Syndergaard and Yoenis Cespedes three-quarters each. Michael Conforto? A big, fat zero. Suffice it to say that they rank a tick higher than two and a half […]

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This might be Mets’ most humiliating loss of the year

CINCINNATI — Adam Duvall restored order to the Reds universe, on a day the Mets couldn’t bat in order correctly. AJ Ramos’ fourth pitch of the 10th inning was deposited into the left-field seats by Duvall, sending the Mets to a 2-1 loss Wednesday at Great American Ball Park in the series rubber game. Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo had […]

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