Scherzer out after 6 perfect innings, Brewers break up no-no
MILWAUKEE — (AP) — Max Scherzer pitched six perfect innings for the New York Mets in his return from the injured list Monday night before Milwaukee Brewers star Christian Yelich doubled in the seventh off reliever Tylor Megill. Trying for his 200th career win as the NL East-leading Mets look to clinch a playoff spot, the 38-year-old Scherzer struck out nine of the 18 batters he faced. He threw only 68 pitches, but that was as far as New York let him go in his first start in 16 days. Megill entered to start the seventh with the Mets ahead 5-0 and gave up a leadoff double to Yelich on his second pitch. Megill started a combined no-hitter by five Mets pitchers on April 29 against Philadelphia — the second no-no in franchise history.wftv.com
Scherzer exits with side fatigue, Mets fall to Nationals
NEW YORK — (AP) — Mets ace Max Scherzer exited with left side fatigue after five sharp innings and 67 pitches and NL East-leading New York lost to the Washington Nationals 7-1 Saturday night. Scherzer, who missed almost seven weeks earlier this season with a left oblique strain, had his fastball clocked as high as 96 mph. He retired his final seven batters before heading straight to the tunnel leading to the Mets’ clubhouse following the fifth. He gave up three hits, including Eduardo Escobar’s homer in the third, and walked one with five strikeouts in seven innings. UP NEXTNationals: RHP Erick Fedde (5-9, 5.29 ERA) is 0-4 with a 7.11 ERA over his last seven starts dating to June 27.wftv.com
Timmy Trumpet plays horn, Nimmo saves Mets in 2-1 win vs LAD
Brandon Nimmo saved Jacob deGrom and the New York Mets with a breathtaking catch atop the center-field fence, and Edwin Díaz entered to Timmy Trumpet’s live horn at pulsing Citi Field before closing out the Los Angeles Dodgers for a scintillating 2-1 victory.
LEADING OFF: Phils' Thomson aims to extend undefeated start
Angels Phillies Baseball Philadelphia Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson, right, talks with first base coach Paco Figueroa, center, before a baseball game against the Los Angeles Angels, Saturday, June 4, 2022, in Philadelphia. Phillies interim manager Rob Thomson tries to extend his unbeaten run when Arizona visits Citizens Bank Park. Thomson is 6-0 since taking over after manager Joe Girardi was fired last Friday. Thomson is off to the best start by a first-time major league manager since Boston’s Joe Morgan won his first 12 games in 1988, the Elias Sports Bureau said. Kyle Gibson (3-2, 4.40 ERA) starts for the Phillies against Zac Gallen (4-1, 2.40) and the Diamondbacks.wftv.com
LEADING OFF: Reds' Votto on COVID list, Windy City rivalry
Reds Rockies Baseball Cincinnati Reds' Joey Votto strikes out against Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Chad Kuhl in the fourth inning of a baseball game Saturday, April 30, 2022, in Denver. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski) (David Zalubowski)A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday:VOTTO OUTA rough year for Joey Votto and the Reds got worse when the slumping first baseman was put on the COVID-19 injured list. Manager David Bell said Votto hadn't tested positive for the virus, but had shown symptoms. On Monday, Votto linked to a blog post on Fangraphs.com that carried this headline: “Is This the End for Joey Votto?” On his Twitter account, he posted: “Five months to go. WINDY CITY WATCHINGThe second game of the season between the White Sox and Cubs features a pair of accomplished right-handers in Lucas Giolito and Kyle Hendricks at Wrigley Field.wftv.com
No-no-no-no-no! 5 Mets pitchers combine to no-hit Phillies
Phillies Mets Baseball New York Mets pitcher Tylor Megill throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 29, 2022, in New York. The bullpen took over from there, with Drew Smith, Joely Rodríguez, Seth Lugo and Edwin Díaz completing the second no-hitter in Mets history. Mets pitchers combined to fan 13 and walk six. Last weekend, six Tampa Bay Rays pitchers combined to carry a no-hit bid into the 10th inning of a scoreless game against the Boston Red Sox. By official MLB rules, it did not count as a no-hitter because Rays pitchers didn't end the game allowing no hits.wftv.com
Mets pitching combined no-hitter thru 6 innings vs Phillies
Phillies Mets Baseball New York Mets pitcher Tylor Megill throws during the first inning of the team's baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies on Friday, April 29, 2022, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — (AP) — New York Mets starter Tylor Megill and reliever Drew Smith have combined to pitch six no-hit innings against the Philadelphia Phillies. Megill was the fourth pitcher to be pulled after throwing at least five no-hit innings this year. Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw was taken out after seven perfect innings, San Diego's Sean Manaea left after seven no-hit innings and Padres teammate Yu Darvish came out after six no-hit innings. Johan Santana threw the Mets’ only no-hitter on June 1, 2012, when he struck out eight and needed 134 pitches in an 8-0 win over the St. Louis Cardinals.wftv.com
Mets' Lindor bailed out by Alonso, wins it in 10th vs Giants
Giants Mets Baseball San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Alex Cobb, left, cannot handle the ball as New York Mets runner Starling Marte (6) scores on a wild pitch during the first inning of the first game of a baseball double-header Tuesday, April 19, 2022, in New York. Replays showed Alonso just barely held the base with his right foot — Alonso jumped for joy when a freeze frame appeared on the video board — and umpires overruled the safe call. The Mets nearly ended it in the ninth, when Giants closer Camilo Doval walked Eduardo Escobar and Robinson Canó leading off the ninth. Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (right shoulder) will have a new round of imaging taken next Monday. UP NEXTA showdown of aces in the nightcap, with Giants RHP Logan Webb (1-0, 1.29 ERA) facing Mets RHP Max Scherzer (2-0, 3.27), making his first home start in Queens.wftv.com
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
Megill delivers again, leads Nimmo, Mets past Phillies 2-0
Mets Phillies Baseball New York Mets starting pitcher Tylor Megill (38) throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies, Tuesday, April 12, 2022, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Laurence Kesterson) (Laurence Kesterson)PHILADELPHIA — (AP) — Tylor Megill delivered his second straight scoreless start for the Mets, Brandon Nimmo homered and New York beat the Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 on Tuesday night. After throwing five shutout innings to win on opening day at Washington, Megill outpitched Zack Wheeler (0-1). Mets manager Buck Showalter lifted Megill in the sixth after Johan Camargo singled and went to second on Simon Muzziotti’s sacrifice bunt. The Phillies’ balky infield defense helped the Mets gain a two-run cushion in the eighth.wftv.com
Jays beat Yanks for 8th straight, 1/2 game back in wild card
Bo Bichette thumped a leadoff homer in the first inning and singled in the tiebreaking run in the seventh, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. hit his 42nd homer, and the Toronto Blue Jays held off the skidding New York Yankees 6-4 for their eighth straight win.
Phils win 6th straight, beat Mets to take over NL East lead
Bryce Harper homered, Kyle Gibson pitched six strong innings and drove in the go-ahead run, and the streaking Philadelphia Phillies won their sixth straight game to take over first place in the NL East with a 4-2 victory over the slumping New York Mets.