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Jacob deGrom falters as Mets drop series-opener to Braves

ATLANTA — Superman suddenly has developed a kryptonite problem, at the worst possible time for the Mets. Jacob deGrom is still faster than a speeding bullet and more powerful than a locomotive, but he can’t avoid the long ball. To start their most anticipated series in several years, the Mets needed their ace Friday night, …

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Steve Cohen ‘pumped’ for pivotal Mets-Braves series

The New York Mets and Atlanta Braves begin a massive three-game series in Atlanta on Friday and Mets owner Steve Cohen can’t wait. “I just landed in Atlanta and I’m pumped for the weekend series against the Braves,” Cohen tweeted on Thursday. “Baseball doesn’t get any better than this. LGM.” The Mets’ magic number to …

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Mets, Braves to proceed with key series as scheduled

The Mets and Braves remain scheduled for a series in Atlanta this weekend, with a contingency plan of sorts now in place. Hurricane Ian hit Florida’s Gulf Coast on Wednesday, and rain is forecast throughout the southeast region through the weekend. As a result, various scenarios were under discussion Wednesday for the three-game series, which …

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Mets calling up Mark Vientos as Starling Marte lands on IL

The Mets are adding some needed juice to the lineup. But it came at a price. They are calling up touted prospect Mark Vientos from Triple-A Syracuse, The Post’s Jon Heyman reported Saturday. The 22-year-old is ranked as the team’s No. 7 prospect, according to MLB.com. Mark VientosCorey Sipkin for the NY POST To make …

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Jerry Seinfeld blames Timmy Trumpet for Mets’ recent ‘bad mojo’

Jerry Seinfeld was not a fan of Timmy Trumpet’s live performance of “Narco” at Citi Field last week. The famous comedian took to Instagram, responding to an SNY post about the Mets being tied with the Braves atop the NL East after Tuesday’s action, blaming the standings situation on Trumpet’s performance as closer Edwin Diaz …

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Mets’ Max Scherzer ‘hurt, not injured’ after early exit

Max Scherzer appears likely to avoid the injured list, in part because the Mets ace does not consider himself injured. After leaving Saturday’s start early with left side fatigue, Scherzer woke up on Sunday feeling “OK, kind of as expected,” he said, and was not scheduled to undergo any imaging. “There’s nothing that’s sharp that’s …

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