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Longoria crushes two-run blast (0:29)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Catcher Rene Rivera, who was James Loney's teammate with the Rays, explains how the first baseman will help the Mets.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Sandy Alderson explains the acquisition of James Loney from the Padres for cash to address the loss of Lucas Duda to a stress fracture in his lower back.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Another bad outing for Michael Pineda, who lasted just 3-2/3 innings against the Rays today, allowing 6 earned runs on 9 hits, including Evan Longoria's mammoth 2-run HR in the second. Will be interesting to see if Pineda, who now has the worst ERA (6.92) of any qualifying starter in MLB, will remain in the Yankees rotation. Not a lot of alternatives on their roster or in AAA


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Howard Johnson reacts to being around his '86 teammates this weekend. He also discusses David Wright's back issue. Wright used to refer to HoJo as his "baseball father."


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Sandy Alderson discuses the latest with David Wright's neck issue pregame Saturday at Citi Field.


Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

VIDEO: Dwight Gooden weighs in on whether the 1986 or 2016 rotation is better for the Mets. He also acknowledges reaching out to Matt Harvey (and sounded like he got no response).

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

In only 8.0 IP vs Tampa Bay Rays (so far) this season, Michael Pineda has an ERA of 13.50 – giving up 12 ER on 17 hits (5 home runs)

Stats & Info

Age not holding back these sluggers

Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz are both 40, while Albert Pujols is 36 years old. Regardless, all three have continued their march up the all-time home run list this season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says there's a "reasonable chance" Wilmer Flores will be active Sunday for the Mets.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

David Wright out with neck issue. Unrelated to back. He also will sit Monday's day game assuming he can play on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.

Bad luck a factor for Teixeira, Headley?

Mark Teixeira and Chase Headley have both suffered massive OPS declines this season. Are their poor performances for real or is bad luck a factor? FiveThirtyEight has the answer. Hitting hard, or into hard luck?

Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

Mets confirman la adquisición del primera base James Loney de los Padres de San Diego.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Wheeler is up to throwing 20 pitches off a mound per session. He is not imminently scheduled to be in a minor league rehab game, so we're probably looking at after the July 1 estimate for his return to the majors. Pitchers' rehab assignments in the minors can last 30 days (roughly six starts). Wheeler is returning from Tommy John surgery.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's a close-up look at the Yankees new matte road helmets. This particular one won't be used today or probably tomorrow; Mark Teixeira, still bothered by neck spasms but somewhat improved today, is unlikely to play until Monday according to Joe Girardi.

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Austin Romine gets the nod over Brian McCann in the Yankees lineup today vs. Tampa Bay lefty Matt Moore. Brett Gardner also sits in favor of righty swinging Aaron Hicks. Here's the entire rundown:

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Mets have landed James Loney, I'm told.

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Expect Pineda to turn things around

Michael Pineda has been largely ineffective this season, but a lot of that has to do with both bad luck and poor defensive play behind him. Baseball Info Solutions expects the right-hander to bounce back. Pitchers who will rebound (Insider)

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Expect Harvey to turn things around

Given Matt Harvey's drop in velocity, it would probably be naïve to believe that all of his problems this season are luck-related. That being said, Harvey has been among baseball's unluckiest pitchers this year, so better days should be ahead for him. Pitchers who will rebound (Insider)

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Granderson finally gets 2nd walk-off HR

Before Friday night, Curtis Granderson's last walk-off homer came in 2005, giving him one of the longest stretches between first and second career walk-off HRs in the last 40 years, per Elias Sports Bureau.

  • Andres Galarraga - 13 years, 363 days
  • Barry Larkin - 12 years, 235 days
  • Alex Gonzalez - 11 years, 359 days
  • Curtis Granderson - 10 years, 244 days
  • Tony Gwynn - 10 years, 13 days

Stats & Info

Wind helps Mets get the win

Curtis Granderson's walk-off home run against the Dodgers on Friday traveled 350 feet, 18 of which came from the wind blowing out to right field, per ESPN's Home Run Tracker.

1927 Yankees diary

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  • Immerse yourself in the 1927 Yankees

    "The Diary of Myles Thomas" is an experiment in storytelling, a genre we're calling real-time historical fiction. Experience the Roaring Twenties through the eyes of a mediocre pitcher on the greatest baseball team of all time.