The Mets were off on Thursday. In St. Louis, wth the game tied in the bottom of the ninth inning, Cardinals C Yadier Molina hit a one-hopper that clearly bounced off a sign above the left-field wall that caromed back on to the field. Instead of ruling it a ground-rule double, which would have kept the score tied, the umpire crew called it fair, the run scored and the game ended. Reds manager Bryan Price ran after the umpires to try and challenge the call, but they had already left the field. Meanwhile in San Francisco, the Giants won 7-2, keeping the Mets' magic number to clinch a Wild Card spot at two... What's on Tap for Friday, Sept. 29 The Mets open their final series of the regular season
The Blue Jays are poised to make the playoffs for the second year in a row and are playing a critical series with the Orioles, the outcome of which will likely determine who gets to play at home for that one-and-done game next week. Why, for example, would the leaders on the team allow someone to put up on a wall photos of two Toronto sports writers with an ‘X’ scratched on their face and the a message written on top reading, ‘Do not grant them interviews’ (or words to that effect)?
Mets RHP Bartolo Colon will not start on short rest Friday against the Phillies in Philadelphia. Instead, RHP Robert Gsellman will get the start. Colon, who is scheduled to start Saturday, only threw 47 pitches on Monday against the Marlins, allowing seven earned runs on eight hits in just 2.1 innings. The Mets had been debating whether to start Colon on Friday, manager Terry Collins told reporters on Wednesday. Moving Colon's start up to Friday night would have put him in line to start the Wild Card Game this coming Wednesday on regular rest if the Mets make the game and Noah Syndergaard is unavailable to pitch. The Mets can clinch a Wild Card spot Friday night if they win and either the