Mets swept by Blue Jays as Kodai Senga struggles, rally wasted

Given the form of the Mets’ offense, four points (all from solo homers) qualify for a breakout. But Buck Showalter’s team needed more than a breakout to survive a powerful Blue Jays club hurtling its way to sweep. As the Mets hitters began to wake up, their pitching became an issue in a disappointing 6-4 […]

Billy Horschel details struggles after brutal Memorial start

A year after Billy Horschel won the Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village, the 36-year-old gave an emotional press conference at the very same event, recounting his recent struggles. Horschel posted a 12-over 84 in the opening round of Thursday’s tournament, finishing second to last behind only Chad Ramey (South Africa’s Dylan Frittelli also withdrew). After […]

Gerrit Cole’s home run struggles returning in new Yankees concern

Gerrit Cole did enough to help the Yankees win, but not enough to make the afternoon feel overly optimistic. The main reason the Yankees ace allowed six runs (five earned) in six or more innings is that a problem he had in 2022 — too many home runs — reappeared. Cole didn’t hit a home […]

Offense helps Yankees top Padres as Gerrit Cole struggles

Gerrit Cole was far from his best, the defense behind him struggled with one of the most embarrassing plays of the season, and an enraged Anthony Rizzo was sent off early in the game. But the Yankees saved a frustrating afternoon when the offense became relentless. The Yankees rose from the first two holes to […]

Phil Mickelson struggles but makes cut: ‘I played terrible’

ROCHESTER, NY — Encouraged by a runner-up finish last month at the Masters, Phil Mickelson predicted big things for himself. After the final round at Augusta National, he said he was “almost on the verge of tears.” “I am ready to shed tears.” That didn’t happen. Since Augusta, Mickelson hasn’t been outstanding in three LIV […]

Clarke Schmidt’s struggles adding to Yankees’ rotation concerns

The Yankees aren’t ostensibly worried about the rotation, but there’s room for concern after the weekend’s shaky start for Nestor Cortez and Clark Schmidt. The Yankees did the same when Schmidt allowed six hits and seven runs in 4/3 innings to end up losing 8–7 at a Mother’s Day matinee the day after Cortez gave […]