Saturday, June 15, 2019

Books: "The Perfect Fraud" By Ellen LaCorte

The Perfect Fraud
By Ellen LaCorte
Harper/HarperCollins Publishers; hardcover, 304 pages; $26.99; available Tuesday, June 18

Ellen LaCorte's intense debut novel, The Perfect Fraud, focuses on two very different women who each hold powerful secrets.

Claire is living in Sedona, Arizona with her boyfriend Cal and she is in the midst of ducking calls from her mother. Her mom is a world class psychic on the East Coast and Claire doesn't want her to discover the truth.

Friday, June 14, 2019

Familia Falters Late As Mets Drop Second Game To St. Louis

St. Louis' Dexter Fowler rounding third base on his game-winning home run. Photo by Jason Schott.

For the second straight night, the Mets' bullpen blew a late lead, as Jeurys Familia gave up four runs in the eighth inning as the St. Louis Cardinals went on to win 9-5 on Friday night at Citi Field.

Cardinals Finish Job Against Diaz To Steal Win From Mets

The Cardinals celebrate in their dugout. Photo by Jason Schott.

On Friday night, the Mets and Cardinals picked up where they left off on Thursday night with the game tied at 4 and the Mets coming to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning.

Carlos Martinez was on for the Cardinals, and he retired the Mets in order, as Todd Frazier grounded to shortstop, Wilson Ramos struck out, and Amed Rosario grounded to second base.

Callaway: Mets Have "Pushed our starters because that's our strength"

Mets Manager Mickey Callaway. Photo by Jason Schott.

Mets Manager Mickey Callaway trusts his prized starting rotation of Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Noah Syndergaard, Jason Vargas, and Zack Wheeler, perhaps more than any other manager in the league.

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Mets Cough Up Late Lead To Cardinals; Game Suspended Until Friday Night

Jacob deGrom pitching on Thursday night.

The Mets appeared to be on their way to a victory over the St. Louis Cardinals at Citi Field on Thursday night, but the redbirds scored two in the ninth to tie it at 4 before the game was suspended due to rain. 

They will pick it up on Friday night at 6 p.m. in the bottom of the ninth inning before the regularly scheduled game.

Yankees Celebrating 10th Anniversary Of HOPE Week, Which Starts Monday

Last year, Giancarlo Stanton, Aaron Judge, and Dellin Betances took part in a softball game across from Yankee Stadium for the anti-bullying organization No Bully ( Photo by Jason Schott.

This year marks the 10th Anniversary of the Yankees HOPE Week (Helping Others Persevere & Excel) initiative, which is rooted in the belief that acts of goodwill provide hope and encouragement to more than just the recipient of the gesture.

Book Chat With Jason Turbow, Author Of "They Bled Blue"

Jason Turbow tells the story of the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers championship team in his new book They Bled Blue: Fernandomania, Strike-Season Mayhem, and the Weirdest Championship Baseball Had Ever Seen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; hardcover, $26.00).