Mets lose Taijuan Walker, fall to Braves as NL East lead shrinks

ATLANTA — At least they have got Max Scherzer and Jacob deGrom aligned for the next two nights? The Mets need something to which they can cling for the rest of this series against the Braves, and the presence of their aces — provided they can stay on the mound — serves as comfort food. … Read more

Braves’ Spencer Strider not impressed with Mets: ‘A lot of luck’

The Mets chased Spencer Strider out in the third inning of Sunday’s victory over the Braves – though the rookie pitcher did not sound impressed. Strider was tagged for four runs and six hits before Braves manager Brian Snitker pulled him after 2 2/3 innings and 79 pitches thrown. Shortly after the 5-2 loss, the … Read more

Max Scherzer, Pete Alonso propel Mets to sweep over Braves

The NL East cannot be won in August, never mind in one series, even if it is five games. But the Mets are at least giving themselves a little more room to breathe. Strong starting pitching from David Peterson and Max Scherzer, plus standout offensive performances by Francisco Lindor and Pete Alonso, fueled the Mets … Read more

David Peterson, Francisco Lindor power Mets over Braves

After nearly coming all the way back from an eight-run deficit Friday night, the Mets made things much easier for themselves to start their doubleheader Saturday. Of course, it helps when Francisco Lindor and David Peterson have the kind of games they did. The Mets grabbed the lead in the first inning, kept adding to … Read more

Taijuan Walker’s ugly start dooms Mets in loss to Braves

With a doubleheader looming on Saturday, the Mets could ill afford a short start Friday night. But Taijuan Walker gave them that short start, a potential injury scare and an eight-run deficit in one fell swoop. Walker’s night ended before he could record a fourth out, and he had dug the Mets a big hole … Read more

Mets’ new additions erupt for three homers in win over Braves

The Mets are whole, playing their best baseball of the season and establishing their promise against a team with postseason bona fides. They entered a five-game set against the Braves in first place in the NL East, and the Mets will finish the series in the same spot after riding four home runs to a … Read more

Max Scherzer dominates as Mets beat Braves in series-opener

ATLANTA — Truist Park became circus Maximus on Monday, but only one ace named Max really delivered. That was Max Scherzer, who dominated the opposition while his Braves counterpart, Max Fried, was lucky to survive the early innings. With Scherzer in charge the Mets’ wasted opportunities weren’t so pronounced. The right-hander’s seven strong innings led … Read more

Freddie Freeman clearly wanted Braves return over Dodgers deal

It is rare when a player changes agents right after signing a monster deal. But Freddie Freeman is seriously contemplating doing just that, and is actually expected to do so, as Buster Olney first reported. Freeman obviously wasn’t happy to leave the Braves even if it meant going almost home to the Dodgers (he’s from … Read more

Freddie Freeman’s fired agent destroys Doug Gottlieb

One of MLB’s most bizarre stories of the season continues to add twist after twist. After Fox Sports radio host Doug Gottlieb tweeted an alleged bombshell about why Dodgers star Freddie Freeman abruptly fired Casey Close, the MLB agent completely shut down Gottlieb’s claim. “Casey Close never told Freddie Freeman about the Braves final offer, … Read more