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In sixth career start, Flexen takes on D-backs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:18:02 EDT

The Mets and D-backs are both currently in a run of 20 consecutive games, the season-long stretch for each team. The grind continues Wednesday, as the teams meet for the third of four games in New York. Chris Flexen will make his sixth career start for the Mets, while Zack Godley gets the nod for the D-backs.

Wright on hitless rehab debut: 'I'll take it'

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 22:48:15 EDT

The Mets' injury-plagued captain, David Wright, who hasn't appeared in a game in over a year, went 0-for-4 as the designated hitter for the Class A Advanced St. Lucie Mets in their 6-3 loss to the Charlotte StoneCrabs in a Florida State League game at Charlotte Sports Park.

Rosario homers, but Mets fall to D-backs

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 00:41:29 EDT

A difficult August could be turning better for the D-backs, who followed Monday's extra-inning win with a 7-4 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Conforto rides 'Scooter' for Players Weekend

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 02:24:27 EDT

It was shortly after Michael Conforto's big league callup in 2015 that a group of Mets pitchers took it upon themselves to determine what the rookie's nickname should be. The one that stuck will be on Conforto's jersey for the inaugural Players Weekend, Aug. 25-27.

Bold bats will fit in nicely on Players Weekend

Wed, 23 Aug 2017 09:07:40 EDT

It has been 133 years since a phenom named Pete Browning broke his bat in a game and received a custom-made replacement from John Hillerich's woodworking shop in Louisville, Ky. Legend has it that Browning, the "Louisville Slugger," had three hits the next day.

Conforto sits with sore right thumb

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 23:57:27 EDT

Mets outfielder Michael Conforto was scratched from Tuesday's lineup against the D-backs with a sore right thumb, an issue that has slightly nagged him for several days.

Flushing YMCA kids get lessons on wellness

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:58:00 EDT

Roughly seven hours before the Mets and D-backs took the field Tuesday at Citi Field, 48 members of the Flushing YMCA took the field as part of the national PLAY campaign, which partners with the training staff from all 30 MLB teams to raise awareness about children's health issues and the obesity epidemic in the United States.

Mets' Top 30 prospects list

Fri, 17 Feb 2017 20:58:52 EDT

Who do the Mets have in the pipeline? Get scouting reports, video, stats, projected ETAs and more for New York's Top 30 Prospects on's Prospect Watch.

Matz to undergo left elbow surgery

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:28:32 EDT

Starting pitcher Steven Matz has been diagnosed with irritation of the ulnar nerve in his left elbow, the Mets announced Monday, and he will undergo surgery "to reposition the nerve and eliminate the irritation."

Gsellman solid over 6 1/3, but Mets fall in extras

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 01:49:26 EDT

After getting swept by the Twins on the road, the playoff-chasing D-backs came to Citi Field on Monday night hoping for better results against a Mets team that has had an even harder time winning.

Cespedes robs Lamb of XBH with 5-star catch

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 00:20:51 EDT

On Sunday, Mets manager Terry Collins called Yoenis Cespedes one of the best left fielders in the Majors. Cespedes backed up his skipper's claim with a sliding catch in the left-field corner to rob Jake Lamb of extra bases in the fifth inning.

Harvey pitches 3 innings in third rehab start

Mon, 21 Aug 2017 22:37:29 EDT

Matt Harvey continued to progress toward a return to the Mets' rotation with his third Minor League rehab outing on Monday.

Yo homers, but deGrom chased in 7th in loss

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:47:20 EDT

The Mets couldn't avoid pitching to Giancarlo Stanton on Sunday afternoon, and the slugger made them pay. Stanton belted a three-run homer in the seventh inning off Jacob deGrom, as the Marlins held on for a 6-4 victory in the series finale at Citi Field.

Rosario's miscue costs deGrom, offers lesson

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 19:46:20 EDT

Baseball has a way of inflicting growing pains on its young players, no matter how highly touted they may be. That much was apparent for Amed Rosario during the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Marlins on Sunday at Citi Field.

Mets acquire prospect as player to be named

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 20:06:18 EDT

The Mets acquired Jacob Rhame from the Dodgers, the team announced on Sunday, as the player to be named later in the trade that sent Curtis Granderson to Los Angeles late Friday night. He will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.

Montero turning corner by pounding strike zone

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:05:11 EDT

Rafael Montero stood in front of his locker dressed in a king-like robe and crown, the reward Mets players designate for the player of the game after wins.

Young Mets thankful for Grandy's mentorship

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 19:34:39 EDT

Curtis Granderson's nameplate that hung above his locker in the corner of the Mets' room rested on a table about 20 feet outside the doors that led to the clubhouse. Granderson, who was traded to the postseason-bound Dodgers after the Mets' 3-1 loss to the Marlins on Friday, will not be walking through those doors anytime soon. His teammates know that, but Granderson's presence and impact, especially on the younger players, will still be felt.

Rivera claimed by Cubs; Mets recall Plawecki

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 22:32:14 EDT

NEW YORK -- Backup catcher Rene Rivera was awarded to the Cubs on a waiver claim on Saturday, ending his stint with the Mets that spanned the majority of two seasons. The Mets recalled catcher Kevin Plawecki from Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move. Additionally, to replace recently traded outfielder Curtis Granderson on the 25-man roster, the Mets activated pitcher Tommy Milone from the disabled list. Milone had been on the DL retroactive to May 24 with a sprained left knee.

7-run 6th, Montero's quality start snap skid

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 00:08:47 EDT

Limited to just one run through the first 14 innings of the series, the Mets woke up in a big way with a seven-run sixth on Saturday night. Wilmer Flores and Kevin Plawecki each belted two-run homers in the outburst, as the Mets defeated the Marlins, 8-1, at Citi Field.

Mets deal Grandy to LA for player to be named

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 03:52:05 EDT

When the Mets signed Curtis Granderson to a four-year, $60 million free agent deal in December 2013, the contract ushered in a new era for the Mets. The day the signing became official at MLB's Winter Meetings, the Mets crowed about their desire to start competing on an annual basis, with a rising payroll and so much bright, young pitching.

Flexen's effort not enough in loss to Marlins

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 02:29:06 EDT

The Mets were determined heading into this weekend's series with the Marlins not to let Giancarlo Stanton beat them.

Familia to slowly make his way back to closer

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 19:38:10 EDT

Within the next few days, Mets closer Jeurys Familia will return to the mound for a second Minor League rehab appearance. Familia, who underwent surgery to remove a blood clot from his right shoulder in May, still needs to show the Mets he can throw at least 30 pitches in an inning before they will activate him. The organization plans to take his rehab slowly, likely stretching it into the final days of August.

Grandy's slam not enough in Subway defeat

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:09:28 EDT

Gary Sanchez is carrying a sizzling bat for a second consecutive August, as the catcher homered and drove in five runs to lead the Yankees to a 7-5 victory over the Mets on Thursday at Citi Field, completing a four-game sweep of the Subway Series.

Matz seeking answers to puzzling rough stretch

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:49:36 EDT

Steven Matz has tried throwing multiple bullpen sessions between starts, as Jacob deGrom has done with great success. He has tried skipping bullpen sessions altogether. Matz has commissioned hitting coaches Kevin Long and Pat Roessler to examine whether he is tipping pitches. He has dabbled in new drills with pitching coach Dan Warthen. None of it has worked.

Reyes lands on DL with sore left rib cage

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 19:25:53 EDT

Jose Reyes stood near his locker, as he has so many times throughout his career, discussing an injury that he hopes is only minor. Tweaking his left oblique Tuesday at Yankee Stadium, Reyes landed on the 10-day disabled list two days later with what the Mets called a "sore left rib cage." The team recalled infielders Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds, also optioning reliever Kevin McGowan to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding move.

Vientos homers, notches four hits in GCL

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 02:16:40 EDT

If there was any doubt about whether Forrest Whitley was ready for the Double-A level, the teenage right-hander laid it to rest on Thursday by tossing six scoreless innings with a career-high 11 strikeouts in his debut for Corpus Christi.

Gsellman returns to hill, apologizes to Sandy

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:41:20 EDT

For the better part of a minute, Robert Gsellman trudged from the pitcher's mound to the dugout, twice glancing behind him to the open bullpen doors. Gsellman appeared agitated, distressed -- hardly the emotionless soul he purported to be just one night earlier, when Gsellman defied Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's concern over his poor results.

Mets can't solve Yanks, drop third straight

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 23:03:52 EDT

Aaron Judge hit one of the most impressive home runs in Citi Field history and Didi Gregorius delivered a tiebreaking hit as the Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-3, in Subway Series action on Wednesday evening.

d'Arnaud has interesting infield debut at 3B, 2B

Thu, 17 Aug 2017 02:05:52 EDT

One of the first things Travis d'Arnaud did upon learning he would play the infield on Wednesday was text David Wright, the Mets' longtime third baseman. d'Arnaud requested permission to use Wright's glove. A few beats later, the injured Wright texted back.

Alderson: Wright wants to return this season

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 19:32:40 EDT

With a little more than six weeks left in the regular season, the window for David Wright to return to the Mets shrinks by the day. When asked for specifics about Wright's timetable, the Mets typically demur, offering little more than vague assurances that he can still return.

Harvey goes 3 scoreless in 2nd rehab start

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:06:14 EDT

Matt Harvey delivered 36 pitches (26 strikes) over three scoreless innings against the Abderdeen IronBirds, allowing one hit and no walks.

Cespedes takes grounders at third base in BP

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 21:27:31 EDT

Cespedes takes grounders at third base in BP

Rosario, Smith give glimpse into future with HRs

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 01:31:13 EDT

Amed Rosario crouched and coiled, priming his body to react to mankind's fastest pitch. No one throws harder than Aroldis Chapman, author of the 18 fastest fastballs in the Majors this season. Pitchers in the Pacific Coast League don't throw 103 mph.

Late homers by rookies can't save Jake, Mets

Wed, 16 Aug 2017 00:21:31 EDT

Sonny Gray hurled six-plus solid innings to pick up his first win in pinstripes and Aroldis Chapman survived a bumpy ninth inning as the Yankees defeated the Mets, 5-4, on Tuesday evening, concluding the Yankee Stadium portion of the Subway Series.

Thor throws first bullpen session since injury

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 19:36:00 EDT

Noah Syndergaard took his time between throws, concentrating on his target, periodically glancing back at pitching coach Dan Warthen. Syndergaard threw just 20 pitches at less than 100 percent Tuesday in his first bullpen session since tearing his right lat muscle April 30 in Washington. He wanted to be sure to fire each one with conviction.

Mets acquire Snider from Rangers

Tue, 15 Aug 2017 18:54:23 EDT

Travis Snider, a former Blue Jays top prospect who made one of the most memorable catches in Citi Field history, is now a member of the Mets' organization. The club acquired Snider from the Rangers on Tuesday for cash, sending him to Triple-A Las Vegas.