Good morning Mets fans! Tonight the New York Yankees will host the Oakland Athletics in the American League Wild Card game. Luis Severino will get the start for the Yankees, and Liam Hendriks will take the mound for the A’s.
Hendriks has largely been used as a reliever this season, and the Athletics plan on utilizing their bullpen to get through the one-game playoff. The winner of the game will take on the Boston Red Sox in the American League Division Series.
Last night, the Colorado Rockies defeated the Chicago Cubs by a score of 2-1 at Wrigley Field in a thrilling 13 inning NL Wild Card Game to advance to the NLDS to face the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Latest Mets News
Matt Ehalt of The Record asked Athletics’ reliever Jeurys Familia if he has considered a reunion with the Mets. Familia responded with a political answer, saying that his focus is on the Wild Card game.
Latest MLB News
Major League Baseball released a new promotion for the postseason that takes a step away from some of the supposed unwritten rules of baseball.
Jayson Stark of The Athletic explored the numbers that defined the 2018 baseball season. He takes a look at increasing shifts, decreasing balls in play, and increasing use of relievers.
Ichiro Suzuki of the Seattle Mariners will join the team’s roster for the series in Japan to open the 2019 season. Seattle and Oakland can carry 28-man rosters in Japan, and Ichiro will take one of those spots for the Mariners.
Latest NL East News
Todd Zolecki of MLB.com writes about the Phillies collapse, including comments from Phillies president Andy MacPhail.
Jared Diamond of the Wall Street Journal writes about ex-Marlins who are now playing key roles in the 2018 postseason.
Latest on MMO
Tim Ryder explores the details of the Mets’ search for a new General Manager.
John Sheridan takes a look at the former Mets who are making an impact in the 2018 postseason.
Jack Ramsey asks five important questions that will shape the Mets offseason.
Richard Heaton argues that the Mets’ struggles to support Jacob deGrom help the ace’s MVP candidacy.
This Day in Mets History
2002: The Mets fire manager Bobby Valentine.
2004: In their final game before moving to Washington, D.C., the Montreal Expos lose to the Mets 8-1 at Shea Stadium.
2015: Max Scherzer twirls a no-hitter against the Mets in the second-to-last game of the season.