Escobar hits for cycle, has 6 RBIs as Mets beat Padres 11-5
Mets Padres Baseball New York Mets' Eduardo Escobar reacts after hitting a two-run home run during the eighth inning of a baseball game against the San Diego Padres, Monday, June 6, 2022, in San Diego. Escobar also hit a two-run single in the first and a double in the fourth. Escobar followed with a two-run single. STAR POWERFormer Michigan and San Diego State basketball coach Steve Fisher threw out the ceremonial first pitch on behalf of the ALS Association. Walker has a 1.97 ERA in six career starts against San Diego.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Harper gets injection, Acuña MRI, Pineda out
Phillies star Bryce Harper is scheduled to get a platelet-rich plasma injection to help with a small tear in his right elbow, causing him to miss the series finale at Dodger Stadium. Harper might also miss Philadelphia's home game Tuesday night against San Diego. Braves star Ronald Acuña Jr. has missed three straight games because of a sore groin and the team had him undergo an MRI, which was negative.news.yahoo.com
Carrasco solid, Lindor homers, Mets take 3 of 4 from Giants
Giants Mets Baseball New York Mets' Carlos Carrasco pitches in the first inning during a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants on Thursday, April 21, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle) (Craig Ruttle)NEW YORK — (AP) — Carlos Carrasco pitched into the eighth inning for the first time in almost three years, leading the New York Mets over the San Francisco Giants 6-2 Thursday. Escobar’s second-inning shot gave the Mets the lead for good as they took three of four from the Giants. Mets manager Buck Showalter was back in the dugout after missing a game because of a medical procedure. Mets: Showalter returned after undergoing a medical procedure Wednesday, when Carlos Rodon struck out eight over five scoreless innings for the Giants.wftv.com
Alcantara homers, D-Backs finally beat Mets in New York
Diamondbacks Mets Baseball Arizona Diamondbacks' Sergio Alcantara hits a two-run home run off New York Mets relief pitcher Seth Lugo (67) in the seventh inning of a baseball game, Saturday, April 16, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/John Minchillo) (John Minchillo)NEW YORK — (AP) — Sergio Alcantara snapped a scoreless tie with a two-run homer in the seventh inning, Ketel Marte added an RBI double and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the New York Mets 3-2 Saturday. New York won that series finale the next day and swept three-game sets in 2018, 2019 and 2021 before winning Friday’s opener. Seth Beer led off with an infield single against Rodriguez, and Lugo struck out Carson Kelly before Alcantara homered to right field. LONG ENOUGHOnly two other teams have endured longer road losing streaks against the Mets than the Diamondbacks.wftv.com
Cruz homers, keys Nats over Mets 4-2 with 8th-inning hit
Cruz, who put the Nationals ahead in the first inning with his first home run for Washington. The Mets have not swept the Nationals in Washington since 2018. Francisco Lindor’s first homer tied the game in a 34-pitch fifth, when Canha hit a go-ahead single. Mets starter Carlos Carrasco retired 15 consecutive batters after allowing a first-inning single to Josh Bell. Nationals: RHP Aníbal Sánchez is “doubtful” for Monday’s expected start in Atlanta because of a stiff neck.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: LA homecoming for Braves' Fried in NLCS Game 5
NLCS Dodgers Braves Baseball Atlanta Braves pitcher Max Fried walks to the dugout during the fourth inning in Game 1 of baseball's National League Championship Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021, in Atlanta. Max Fried is scheduled to start for the Braves in his hometown, while Los Angeles was planning a bullpen game. The 27-year-old Fried was born in Santa Monica, California, and attended Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles. During the regular season, Fried went 14-7 with a 3.04 ERA. Nathan Eovaldi, who won Game 2 but came on in relief and lost in Game 4, will start for the Red Sox.wftv.com
Judge HRs twice, rallies Yanks past Mets on 9/11 anniversary
Aaron Judge tied it with his second homer of the game in the eighth inning, Mets infielder Javier Báez gave away the lead with an error a few at-bats later and the New York Yankees beat their crosstown rival 8-7 at Citi Field following a stirring ceremony on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
Bang, bang! Pair of 1st-pitch HRs for 1st time in decades
Marlins Mets Baseball New York Mets' Jonathan Villar celebrates a home run in front of Miami Marlins catcher Jorge Alfaro during the first inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 2, 2021, in New York. Statisticians at Elias were unable to go back any further with certainty because prior pitch-count records aren't precise. It was Rojas’ third leadoff home run this season and eighth overall. It was Villar’s eighth career leadoff shot and first this year. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed without permission.wftv.com
Bang, bang! Pair of 1st-pitch HRs for 1st time in decades
Miami Marlins leadoff batter Miguel Rojas and New York Mets counterpart Jonathan Villar each homered on the first pitch they saw Thursday night, the first time that’s happened in a major league game since at least 1985, according to the Elias Sports Bureau.
LEADING OFF: Dodgers' Scherzer faces familiar Mets lineup
Dodgers Phillies Baseball Los Angeles Dodgers starting pitcher Max Scherzer stands in the rain during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) (Matt Slocum)A look at what's happening around the majors today:___OLD FRIENDSMax Scherzer faces a familiar NL East foe when his Dodgers go for a three-game sweep of the Mets in prime time. It’ll be Scherzer’s third start with LA since being acquired from the Nationals, and he should be plenty comfortable at Citi Field. Carlos Carrasco (0-0, 6.75) is set for his fourth start for New York after missing most of the season with a hamstring injury. DRIVE FOR FIVEBraves second baseman Ozzie Albies has homered in four straight games heading into a series finale against struggling Washington.wftv.com
Votto homers in 7th straight game, Reds beat Mets 6-2
Reds Mets Baseball Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto (19), Eugenio Suarez, second from left, Kyle Farmer, second from right, and Jonathan India (6) celebrate after defeating the New York Mets in a baseball game, Friday, July 30, 2021, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer) (Mary Altaffer)NEW YORK — (AP) — Joey Votto homered for the seventh straight game, one shy of a major league record, and the Cincinnati Reds beat the New York Mets 6-2 on Friday night. Aristides Aquino lofted a pinch-hit sacrifice fly in the eighth before India followed with his second homer, a two-run shot. It’s the second straight month in which he’s reached base at least 50 times. Mets: Lindor (right oblique) took grounders for a second straight day.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Scherzer? Trade deadline looms after big moves
Nationals Phillies Baseball Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max Scherzer throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Thursday, July 29, 2021, in Philadelphia in the first game of a doubleheader. The Blue Jays recently got approval from the Canadian government for an exemption on border restrictions. It will be the 100th game this season for the Blue Jays when they host Kansas City to open an 11 game, 10-day homestand. It will be the 45th “home” game for the Blue Jays, who went 22-22 combined in Buffalo and Dunedin. Astros lefty Framber Vadez (6-2, 2.97) pitched six no-hit innings in his last start at home against Texas last Saturday.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Ohtani hits MLB-high 35th HR, now faces Rockies
Angels Twins Baseball Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani (17) waits on deck to bat against the Minnesota Twins in the eighth inning where he drew an intentional walk. Shohei Ohtani has done it all this season, from leading the majors in home runs to throwing 100 mph heat while starting the All-Star Game. Ohtani (4-1, 3.21 ERA) will be starting with an extra day of rest when Los Angeles hosts Colorado. Ohtani hit his 35th home run Sunday in a win at Minnesota. He’s coming off a sharp start in which he pitched six shutout innings of three-hit ball, striking out eight at Oakland.wftv.com
AP source: Lindor, Mets agree to $341 million, 10-year deal
Lindor was eligible for free agency after this season and said this spring he wouldn't negotiate with the Mets on a long-term contract after opening day. New York added Lindor knowing he could walk after the 2021 season, but the team said it would try to negotiate a long-term pact. Lindor will retain his $22.3 million salary for 2021 before the contract kicks in for 2022. Only Mike Trout's $426.5 million, 12-year deal with the Los Angeles Angels and Mookie Betts' $365 million, 12-year contract with the Los Angeles Dodgers are worth more. Lindor's deal is also by far the largest payout ever from the Mets, surpassing contracts for third baseman David Wright ($138 million), pitchers Jacob deGrom ($137.5 million) and Johan Santana ($137.5 million).
Springer, Bauer, Lindor lead list of big names on new teams
The reigning World Series champions already had a pair of Cy Young Award winners in Clayton Kershaw and David Price. Darvish has twice finished runner-up for a Cy Young Award, including last season when he was 8-3 with a 2.01 ERA in 12 starts. Lester is a three-time World Series champion, winning twice with Boston and once with the Cubs. He’s part of a rotation led by three-time Cy Young Award winner Max Scherzer, 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg and lefty Patrick Corbin. Bradley was a Gold Glove winner in 2018 when the Red Sox won the World Series.
AP source: Taijuan Walker, Mets strike $20M, 2-year deal
FILE - Seattle Mariners starting pitcher Taijuan Walker (99) throws to the Texas Rangers in the first inning of a baseball game in Arlington, Texas, in this Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020, file photo. The Mets made a late addition to their starting rotation, agreeing to a $20 million, two-year contract with right-hander Taijuan Walker, a person familiar with the negotiations said. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)NEW YORK – The Mets made a late addition to their starting rotation, agreeing to a $20 million, two-year contract with right-hander Taijuan Walker. Mets manager Luis Rojas cautioned the deal was not yet final but already was viewing the addition as a boost. The Mets have won just two World Series titles, in 1969 and 1986, and last won a pennant in 2015.
Eddie Rosario, Indians finalize $8 million, 1-year contract
FILE - Minnesota Twins' Eddie Rosario hits the ball during a spring training baseball game against the St. Louis Cardinals in Fort Myers, Fla., in this Monday, March 9, 2020, file photo. The Indians officially signed free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario, adding a quality player who pounded their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday, Feb. 4, 2021, to finalize a one-year, $8 million contract for 2021. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola, File)CLEVELAND – Free agent outfielder Eddie Rosario has joined the Cleveland Indians, adding a quality player who has haunted their pitchers in recent years. Rosario passed his physical on Thursday and finalized the $8 million, one-year contract he agreed to late last week.
Padres bring Musgrove home in 3-team trade with Bucs, Mets
The San Diego Padres are adding yet another pitcher to their rotation, agreeing to bring right-hander Musgrove to his hometown in a trade with the Pirates, according to a person familiar with the deal. The Padres brought Musgrove home Tuesday, adding yet another starting pitcher via a seven-player trade involving the Pittsburgh Pirates and New York Mets. The Padres sent left-hander Joey Lucchesi to New York, and the Pirates got catcher Endy Rodríguez from the Mets. Musgrove won a World Series ring with Houston in 2017 before being sent to the Pirates in the trade that sent Gerrit Cole to the Astros in January 2018. Musgrove was the winning pitcher in Game 5 of the World Series against the Dodgers.
Francisco Lindor all smiles after trade from Indians to Mets
In this screen grab taken from video, Major League baseball player Francisco Lindor answers questions during a virtual press conference introducing him as the New York Mets new shortstop, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, in New York. (New York Mets via AP)NEW YORK – Francisco Lindor smiled widely for a full 40 minutes, enthralled to join a New York Mets team bulking up under new owner Steven Cohen. I’m not against it,” Lindor said in a news conference from Florida, wearing his new team’s royal blue cap. But the Indians did not think they could afford a multiyear contract with the 27-year-old, so they chose to make the trade. If Lindor agrees to a long-term deal, it likely would become the largest in Mets' history, surpassing the $138 million, eight-year agreement of captain David Wright that covered 2013-20.
Mega deal: Indians trade star Lindor, Carrasco to Mets
The Cleveland Indians have agreed to trade four-time All-Star shortstop Francisco Lindor and pitcher Carlos Carrasco to the New York Mets, a person with direct knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. The cash-strapped Indians sent Lindor and Carrasco to the Mets on Thursday for young infielders Andrés Giménez and Amed Rosario, and two minor league prospects: right-hander Josh Wolf and outfielder Isaiah Greene. "They did not come cheaply,” Mets president Sandy Alderson said of Lindor and Carrasco. One of his next big-ticket items figures to be trying to sign Lindor to a long-term contract, something the Indians couldn't do. New York also signed injured right-hander Noah Syndergaard to a $9.7 million, one-year deal, avoiding arbitration.