EW YORK -- Rare is it for a team battling for a playoff berth to feel it gained momentum from a late-season loss. But most teams don't lose like the New York Mets did Saturday night. The Mets look to retain at least a share of the lead in the National League wild-card race Sunday afternoon when they host the Philadelphia Phillies in the regular-season home finale at Citi Field. The Mets (82-73) and San Francisco Giants enter Sunday tied for the top NL wild card. They are a half-game ahead of the St. Louis Cardinals (81-73). New York won the first two contests of the four-game series against the Phillies on Thursday and Friday before falling 10-8 on Saturday. But the Mets felt pretty good about
The Mets won two of three games from the Phillies over the weekend at Citi Field, including a 17-0 victory on Sunday, which was their last regular season home game of the season Read more The Giant and Cardinals both lost on Sunday. With six games left in the season, the Mets are now one game ahead of the Giants for the first Wild Card spot and 1.5 games up on the Cardinals... Marlins pitcher Jose Fernandez was killed in a boating accident on Sunday Read more Wilmer Flores could be done for the rest of the regular season due to his wrist injury Read more Noah Syndergaard threw a bullpen session over the weekend and is expected to start Tuesday Read more Steven Matz is still being
The stream of Chandon Brut flowed through the bottle's green stem, across the shorn skull of Dave Roberts and down his forehead. During his first season as manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, an eight-month odyssey through a record-setting slew of injuries, Roberts had stood on the verge of tears, tested the depth of his stamina and approached the limits of his patience. Roberts cleared his field of vision and witnessed joy all around the clubhouse at Dodger Stadium. A lagoon of liquid pooled in the center of the carpet, while the room stank of fermented grapes and cigar exhaust - the sights and smells that greet baseball's victors, teams such as the Dodgers, who claimed a fourth consecutive National League West title with a 4-3, 10-inning victory over Colorado on Sunday.