Stories by Mike Fitzpatrick

Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016

Banged-up Mets showed character to make it to playoffs

NEW YORK - After grinding for months to get back into the playoffs, the New York Mets didn't last long.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2016

Bumgarner hurls Giants to NL wild-card victory

NEW YORK - Madison Bumgarner pitched a four-hitter for his latest postseason gem and injury substitute Conor Gillaspie hit a three-run homer in the ninth inning that sent San Francisco to a 3-0 ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2016

Starters in NL wild-card game are tall drinks of water

NEW YORK - Bright lights, big city, ol' country hardball.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016

Inciarte robs Mets; Braves complete sweep

NEW YORK - Center fielder Ender Inciarte robbed Yoenis Cespedes of a game-winning homer for the final out, and the New York Mets were handed another costly defeat by last-place Atlanta when the ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Sunday, Aug 7, 2016

A-Rod plans to call it a career

NEW YORK - Ready or not, Alex Rodriguez's career in pinstripes is coming to an end this week.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Sunday, June 19, 2016

Teheran tosses gem for Braves

Julio Teheran tossed a one-hit masterpiece and did not allow any other baserunners, pitching the Atlanta Braves to a 6-0 victory Sunday that capped their surprising three-game sweep of the ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Braves' Wisler handcuffs Mets

NEW YORK - Matt Wisler wiped out the New York Mets with eight innings of one-hit ball and Mallex Smith hit a rare Atlanta homer off a scuffling Matt Harvey, sending the Braves to a 3-0 victory ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Monday, Nov. 16, 2015

Bryant, Correa named Rookies of the Year

NEW YORK - Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant was a unanimous pick as NL Rookie of the Year on Monday, and Houston Astros shortstop Carlos Correa took the American League prize.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Monday, Nov. 2, 2015

Royals take World Series crown

NEW YORK - The Kansas City Royals won their first World Series crown since 1985, rallying in the ninth inning and then breaking away in the 12th to beat the New York Mets 7-2 in Game 5 Sunday night.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2015

Mets' bats get going at home

NEW YORK - David Wright homered and drove in four runs, Curtis Granderson also connected and rookie Noah Synder­gaard set a nasty tone at the start of a 9-3 victory against the Kansas City Royals.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Thursday, Oct. 29, 2015

Pressure is on Mets rookie starter Syndergaard

With the National League champions trailing 2-0 in the World Series, the Mets are turning to 23-year-old Noah Syndergaard as its starter Friday.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Monday, Oct. 26, 2015

Young Mets aces set to take on Royals' lineup

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Anyone arriving a little early to a New York Mets game this season has probably witnessed "The Walk.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Friday, Oct. 23, 2015

Mets welcome break before World Series

NEW YORK - The way the New York Mets were playing, the last thing they needed was five days off. No choice, though. That's exactly what they got.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015

Mets upend Cubs in Game 1 of NLCS

NEW YORK - Matt Harvey delivered the big-game performance he's been pining for and Daniel Murphy took his latest star turn on the October stage and the Mets beat the Chicago Cubs 4-2.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2015

Dodgers force Game 5 with Mets

NEW YORK - Clayton Kershaw finally came through in October, just in time to save the Los Angeles Dodgers from another early exit.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Home runs power Mets past Braves to win series

NEW YORK - Juan Lagares hit a go-ahead homer and the New York Mets used a surprising power surge to rally from five runs down beating the Atlanta Braves.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Mets win 11th in a row to tie team record

NEW YORK - Daniel Murphy drove in four runs and the New York Mets matched a franchise record with their 11th straight victory Thursday, walking their way to a 6-3 win over the Atlanta Braves ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Mets top Braves for 10th win in a row

NEW YORK - Lucas Duda hit a tiebreaking single in the eighth inning that sent the New York Mets to their 10th consecutive victory Wednesday night, 3-2 over the Atlanta Braves.
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Sunday, Jan. 25, 2015

Coach K earns 1,000th career victory

NEW YORK - Mike Krzyzewski earned his 1,000th career win Sunday, making him the first NCAA Division I men's coach to reach the milestone, when No. 5 Duke surged past St. John's in the second half ...
By Mike Fitzpatrick

Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014

Long game have been the norm this postseason

With baseball playoff games now commonly pushing past 3½ hours, sticking around from start to finish is becoming a time-consuming task like never before.
By Mike Fitzpatrick
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