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Mariners 6, Yankees 5 | 10 innings: Roster Moves, Old and New, Haunt Yankees in Loss to Seattle

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 07:28:31 GMT

Masahiro Tanaka allowed four runs in the third inning as the Yankees lost to the Mariners in Seattle on Saturday.Two former Yankees played key roles in the defeat, but more troubling is the failure of last week’s trade to fortify the bullpen and bolster the lineup.


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Noah Syndergaard, Injured After Bulking Up, Rethinks His Training

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 15:33:38 GMT

The Mets’ Noah Syndergaard at the end of the first inning in a game against the Nationals in Washington on April 30.“I realize now how messed up my body was, and I’m working hard to get it back to normal,” said the Mets starter, who has not pitched since April 30.


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Mets 6, Athletics 5: Wilmer Flores’s Homer Buoys the Mets, if Only for a Moment

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 03:56:49 GMT

The Mets’ Jay Bruce, with Wilmer Flores, after hitting a two-run homer in the sixth inning.With the uncertainty of the nonwaiver trade deadline hanging over the team, Flores lashed a game-ending long ball in the ninth as the Mets rallied to edge the Athletics.


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Keeping Score: For Mets Fans, Sundays at Citi Field Are No Fun to Watch

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 18:19:17 GMT

Steven Matz allowed seven runs in one-plus innings against the Rockies on July 16, as the Mets lost for the sixth time in eight Sunday home games this season.The team was 2-6 going into Sunday’s game against the A’s, with many of the losses being blowouts.


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Extra Bases: Ivan Rodriguez Hit His Target: First-Ballot Hall of Famer

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:19:46 GMT

Ivan Rodriguez, who helped lead the Marlins to a World Series title, threw out a ceremonial first pitch at the All-Star Game this month at Marlins Park. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame next Sunday.Life is grand these days for Rodriguez, a star catcher who in his memoir disputes a steroids accusation against him.


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Ties to Cuba Enhance and Entangle Jorge Mas’s Marlins Bid

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:00:23 GMT

Jorge Mas Santos at the All-Star Game on July 11 at Marlins Park in Miami. Mas is said to lead one of three groups bidding for the Marlins.Jorge Mas Santos, member of a prominent Cuban-American family, is a contender to buy the Marlins, but baseball’s interest in Cuba complicates matters.


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Mets 7, Athletics 5: In Yoenis Cespedes’s Dream, Mets Are Conspicuously Absent

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:54:52 GMT

Yoenis Cespedes scoring during the sixth inning Friday at Citi Field. Cespedes went 3 for 4.Before Friday’s game, Cespedes, a cornerstone in the team’s roster, told a Bay Area reporter he would like to finish his career in Oakland, where it began.


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Ben Gamel Takes Familiar Path to Success: Away From New York

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 02:46:48 GMT

Seattle’s Ben Gamel in the first inning against the Yankees on Thursday.After appearing unnecessary to the Yankees, Gamel found his way to the Mariners, where he has the fifth-highest batting average in the American League.


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Keeping Score: Surprised by Dodgers? Well, It’s Not Just Overachievers

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 00:00:14 GMT

Justin Turner has put up some eye-popping numbers this season, including a .389 batting average on balls in play, indicating that balls are dropping in for hits at an usually high rate.A few players are doing far better than usual, the numbers show, but the team over all does not seem destined to fall.


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Yankees 6, Mariners 4: Frazier Finds a New Swing, and It Pays Off Quickly in Yankees’ Win

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:27:02 GMT

Yankees’ outfielder Brett Gardner hitting a leadoff home run during the team’s 6-4 victory on Sunday against the Seattle Mariners.Frazier, who has begun using a new mechanism in his leg kick, hit a two-run, tiebreaking double that lifted the Yankees to a 6-4 victory on Sunday.


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Athletics 3, Mets 2: Mets Fall to Athletics and Face Likelihood of Roster Changes Before Trade Deadline

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 00:40:37 GMT

The Mets’ Michael Conforto hitting a solo home run in the third inning, his third homer of the weekend and his 19th of the season.A loss to Oakland at Citi Field ended a four-game winning steak, and the Mets prepared to embark on a 10-game West Coast trip knowing that some of their veterans could soon be playing for other teams.


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Eyesore or Blessing? New Safety Feature at Citi Field Divides Fans

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:19:40 GMT

The New York Mets have gone farther with protective netting at Citi Field than Major League Baseball recommended two years ago, drawing complaints from some fans.Almost no one is neutral about the protective netting at Citi Field, which places many seats behind a barrier. Many appreciate the safeguards, while some complain it ruins the view.


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Aaron Judge Has the Power to Teach a Pitcher

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 02:23:17 GMT

Aaron Judge as his three-run homer nearly sailed out of Safeco Field on Friday. He homered again Saturday in a Yankees loss.Since college, Andrew Moore has written in a journal after every game to make notes about his game or a hitter’s. After facing Judge on Friday, he had a lot to add.


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On Baseball: Fatherhood, and Illness, Retools the Priorities of Rockies Starter Chad Bettis

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:39:08 GMT

Chad Bettis, center, with Darryl Scott, right, a Rockies pitching coordinator. Bettis’s fastball was clocked at 94 m.p.h.Bettis, 28, who was battling testicular cancer when his baby daughter, Everleigh, arrived, said, “I kind of found out where baseball stood.”


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Yankees 4, Mariners 1: Luis Severino, Again Facing the Best, Holds His Own in Seattle

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:58:35 GMT

Luis Severino of the New York Yankees pitched seven shutout innings against the Mariners on Thursday in Seattle.For the second straight start, Luis Severino was pitted against a former Cy Young Award winner in peak form — this time, Felix Hernandez — and delivered.


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No No. 21 for Todd Frazier. Instead, He’ll Settle for No. 29.

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 03:13:14 GMT

New Yankees third baseman Todd Frazier will wear No. 29, not the No. 21 he wore while playing for the White Sox and Reds.Though he wore uniform No. 21 with his previous two teams, the newest Frazier on the Yankees squad will be bumped up to No. 29.


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Mets 3, Cardinals 2: Mets Say Asdrubal Cabrera May Have More Suitors as a Third Baseman

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:20:49 GMT

Speaking about Asdrubal Cabrera, above, Manager Terry Collins said, “There’s probably a larger market for third basemen than second basemen at this particular point.”Manager Terry Collins acknowledged that Cabrera, who was unhappy about being moved from shortstop to second base in June, would begin working out at third.


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Mets 7, Cardinals 3: Yoenis Cespedes Shows Signs of Life in Mets Win

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:06:16 GMT

The Mets’ third-base coach, Glenn Sherlock, sent Asdrubal Cabrera home to score on a single by Yoenis Cespedes in the first inning on Wednesday.Cespedes, who had batted .195 with one R.B.I. in the first 10 games of July, drove in a run in each of the first two innings in a victory over the Cardinals.


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Twins 6, Yankees 1: Yankees’ Reinforcements Arrive, but to No Avail

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:46:51 GMT

In his first at-bat as a Yankee, Todd Frazier struck out against the Minnesota Twins.Todd Frazier, David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle, all acquired from the White Sox, showed up in time to see Minnesota score six in the second inning.


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Yankees Acquire Todd Frazier and David Robertson in Trade With White Sox

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 16:25:36 GMT

Todd Frazier during the White Sox’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Tuesday night.The Yankees received Frazier, Robertson and Tommy Kahnle from Chicago in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard and three prospects: Ian Clarkin, Blake Rutherford and Tito Polo.


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Cardinals 5, Mets 0: With a Roster Overhaul Likely, the Mets Fall Meekly

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 03:13:40 GMT

Given an early lead, the Cardinals’ Michael Wacha allowed only three hits and walked one while striking out eight and pitching a complete game.Michael Wacha allowed only three hits as the Cardinals shut out the struggling Mets, who have several free-agents-to-be who could soon change addresses.


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Aaron Judge Shrugs Off Slump, Then Delivers Two Hits in Yankees’ Win

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 02:16:11 GMT

Aaron Judge after striking out in a game on Sunday. He led the major leagues in home runs with 30 entering Wednesday but has struggled since the All-Star break.Judge had gone 1 for 21 after the All-Star break. But after a first-inning strikeout on Tuesday, he had two straight singles and an R.B.I.


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Weary Yankees Are Greeted by Injury News and a Loss in Minnesota

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 04:53:46 GMT

Minnesota Twins’ Joe Mauer scores against the New York Yankees during the eighth inning.After a taxing series against Boston, the Yankees played sloppily in a drizzly game against the Twins in a city where they have traditionally had little trouble.


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Cardinals 6, Mets 3: Mets Can’t Escape Ghosts of a Dejecting Playoff Loss

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:33:14 GMT

Paul DeJong hitting a two-run home run on Monday, his fourth consecutive game against the Mets in which he homered.The Cardinals’ Adam Wainwright and Yadier Molina figured prominently when the Mets lost Game 7 of the 2006 N.L.C.S. On Monday, they struck again.


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On Baseball: When Syndergaard and Harvey Play Catch, Every Throw Is Fraught

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 00:59:04 GMT

Mets pitchers Noah Syndergaard, left, Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey before a game in May against the San Francisco Giants. Of those, deGrom is the only active starter.Two Mets starters recovering from injury said they felt good, Still, their manager said, “I don’t know when I’ll get them back or if I’ll get them back.”


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How Aaron Judge Built Baseball’s Mightiest Swing

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 06:59:22 GMT

Aaron Judge’s swing, from start to finish, is a portrait of technical precision after a winter of work fine-tuning his mechanics.The Yankees home run leader spent time tinkering with his body’s mechanics after a rude introduction to the majors last August. The results are hard to deny.


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