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Around New York Sports with Mike Lalor

Around MLB: Mets stay hot in Miami, wrapping up from the West Coast, and Yankee trade thoughts On Thursday night, the first-place New York Mets won an exciting, see-saw matchup 9-8 in 16 innings in Miami against the Marlins. Mets’ C Travis d’Arnaud went 4-for-6 and hit a game-winning HR in the top of the 16th against Miami LHP Adam ... Read More »

Around NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Mets and MLB Predictions!

By Mike Lalor, Contributing Writer Mets ready for Opening Day....and 2017 MLB Predictions! The New York Mets completed their 2017 Grapefruit League campaign on Thursday with a 5-4 victory over their AAA affiliate, the Las Vegas 51s, at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, FL.  The Mets finished the exhibition season with a 15-17 record, and now that slate ... Read More »

For Mets fans: McAndrew-Dyer Battery Strikes Again!

This story is “amazing” (Mets pun “right off-the-bat”) as it contains all the best things in life: family, long-time friends, baseball and yes, even a miracle! It all began in 1967 when a pitcher, Jim McAndrew and a catcher, Duffy Dyer were teammates on the New York Mets’ minor league team in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Not only were Jim and Duffy ... Read More »

NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor

The New York Mets (48-41, T-2nd NL East) opened up the second half of the 2016 season with a 5-3 win over the Philadelphia Phillies (42-49, 4th NL East) at Citizens Bank Park.  After losing three of four to the first place Washington Nationals (55-36, 1st NL East) to close out the first half, the Mets started their post-All Star ... Read More »

Around NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Mets All-Star

After a miserable start to the week, which saw the Washington Nationals (49-32, 1st NL East) sweep the New York Mets (41-37, 2nd NL East) in Washington, D.C., the Mets returned home for a crucial stretch of games prior to the All-Star break. Heading into the series, the Mets anemic offense had scored only 8 runs in their previous 5 ... Read More »

NY Sports Report with Mike Lalor: Mets, Ichiro & Yanks Trade Chips

Battling through inconsistent play and multiple injuries, the New York Mets (36-29, 2nd NL East)welcome the NL East cellar-dwelling Atlanta Braves (20-46, 5th NL East) into Citi Field this weekend for a three game series.  The Mets will face the young, struggling Braves seven times in their next nine games.  These are games the Mets absolutely must take advantage of ... Read More »

Around NY Sports with Mike Lalor: Mets Edition

After losing 4 of 6 on a short home stand against the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Chicago White Sox, the New York Mets (29-23, 2nd NL East) head out on the road for a 3-city, 10-game road trip. The Mets will start this weekend on Friday night in Miami against Don Mattingly’s improved Marlins, before swinging back north and ... Read More »

Elitism Aside, The Yankees Have Won, For Now

By Kurt Smith of BallParkEGuides.com In case you were out of town in the weeks leading up to baseball season, the Yankees have a new policy regarding entry into the ballpark: no print-at-home tickets. Fans must get real tickets, scan them on their mobile device or watch the game on TV. The move took away the most convenient option for ... Read More »