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

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 drub Yankees to snag Game 1 of Subway Series

One down, 10 to go? To reach that ambitious total of matchups, the Yankees and Mets would play their three remaining regular-season games and follow that with a Subway World Series stretched to the limit. Who says no? Tuesday night the sellout crowd of 42,364 at Citi Field got its money’s worth in the first … Read more

Mets’ Jacob deGrom hits 100 mph three times in rehab start

CHICAGO — Jacob deGrom extended to pitch four innings Thursday night, perhaps the last action he will see in a minor league uniform before rejoining the Mets. The ace right-hander allowed an unearned run over four innings and 42 pitches for Triple-A Syracuse against Jacksonville. DeGrom hit 100 mph on the radar gun three times, … Read more

Francisco Lindor, Buck Showalter lead Mets past Marlins

MIAMI — Buck Showalter and Francisco Lindor combined for a rare form of double trouble Friday night. First, the Mets manager won a double challenge on a double-play call in the sixth inning. Then, his star shortstop emerged to ensure it counted with a go-ahead three-run double that sent the Mets to a 5-3 victory … Read more

Mets ride Taijuan Walker’s gem in win over Angels

ANAHEIM, Calif. — Taijuan Walker was the hardest-working pitcher on the Mets’ marathon West Coast swing that concluded Sunday night. Seldom does a pitcher receive three starts on the same road trip, but there was Walker facing the Angels to bookend a journey that began with him on the mound at Dodger Stadium on June … Read more

St. Louis Cardinals’ Nolan Arenado, Genesis Cabrera get suspensions for roles in benches-clearing brawl

St. Louis Cardinals third baseman Nolan Arenado and pitcher Genesis Cabrera have each received suspensions from Major League Baseball for their roles in the benches-clearing brawl in their 10-5 win Wednesday over the New York Mets at Busch Stadium. Arenado received a two-game suspension for “contributing to the incitement of the incident,” the league announced … Read more

Mets starter David Peterson temporarily demoted

PHOENIX — David Peterson is out for now, but the left-hander will return to the Mets soon enough. In need of an extra reliever Saturday, the Mets optioned Peterson to Triple-A Syracuse and recalled right-hander Adonis Medina. The shuffle came after Peterson pitched a gem Friday night against the Diamondbacks, allowing one run on three … Read more

Michael Conforto undergoes season-ending shoulder surgery

PHOENIX — Michael Conforto’s free agency will spill over into next offseason. The former Mets outfielder underwent surgery on his right shoulder last week that will keep him sidelined for all of 2022, according to agent Scott Boras. The Post recently reported that Conforto had been given the option of surgery. The Post’s Jon Heyman … Read more