8/26/2016 | Collins: Colon has kept Mets in playoff race
On a day when the Mets announced that they will skip Jacob deGrom's next start because of mechanical issues, Mets manager Terry Collins couldn't provide enough praise for Friday's starter Bartolo Colon, the lone pitcher in New York's rotation who hasn't dealt with any sort of lingering issue this season.
8/26/2016 | Thor looks to keep Mets rolling vs. Phils
If the Mets plan to make a late postseason push, Noah Syndergaard (11-7, 2.61 ERA) will likely need to play a big role. After a string of inconsistent outings, the big righty tossed eight shutout innings vs. the Giants on Aug. 21 for his 11th win of the season. The Phillies hope to halt that momentum Saturday.
8/26/2016 | Blond bombshells make history with homers
Jose Reyes and Asdrubal Cabrera opened the bottom of the first inning of the Mets' 9-4 win on Friday with back-to-back homers off Phillies starter Adam Morgan, marking just the second time in franchise history the Mets have opened a game with consecutive dingers.
8/26/2016 | Walker returns from paternity list; T. Rivera optioned
Neil Walker hasn't had much sleep over the last three days, but he wouldn't trade those restless days for anything. Over that time, Walker has been on Major League Baseball's paternity list as his wife and he welcomed their first child, Nora Vail Walker, into the world at 3:06 a.m. ET on Tuesday.
8/26/2016 | Mets decide to skip deGrom's next start
Concerned about Jacob deGrom's consecutive poor starts, the Mets spent this week digging into the Trackman technology available to them at ballparks around the country, hoping to spot the root cause of their ace's struggles. Coming away convinced that deGrom's issues are mechanical, not health-related, the team will spend the next 10 days attempting to fix them.
8/26/2016 | Brinson among top prospect performers Thursday
Brewers No. 2 prospect Lewis Brinson was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Thursday.
8/25/2016 | De Aza pushing for playing time with bat
From the months of April through June, as Mets fans busied themselves booing him and calling for his release, Alejandro De Aza compiled a total of five RBIs.
8/25/2016 | After review, Waino loses glove, Yo gets base
With one out in the fifth inning on Thursday, Mets first baseman James Loney popped a ball into short left field that landed just out of the reach of Greg Garcia. The ensuing play at third led to a replay review that opened the floodgates to a four-run inning that put the Mets ahead, 7-0.
8/25/2016 | Lugo exits with cramp, but gets 1st MLB win
What looked to be an uplifting start on Thursday night for Seth Lugo and the Mets ended abruptly, when Lugo trudged off the mound in the sixth inning with a cramp in his right calf.
8/25/2016 | Bruce doesn't expect right calf issue to linger
Though Mets outfielder Jay Bruce did not feel well enough to return to the starting lineup on Thursday against the Cardinals, as he originally intended after leaving Wednesday night's game with a right calf cramp, he does not expect the issue to linger. Bruce simply pushed his targeted return back one day, to Friday.
8/25/2016 | Mets want to give fatigued deGrom extra rest
The Mets are concerned enough about starter Jacob deGrom's recent struggles -- and convinced enough that fatigue is at the root of them -- that they are considering pushing back his next start.
8/25/2016 | De Aza's 5 RBIs help Mets gain in Wild Card chase
A stay in St. Louis did the Mets well, as they left town following Thursday night's 10-6 victory in better National League Wild Card position than when they arrived. Capping an evening in which Seth Lugo secured his first Major League win and the offense piled on by taking advantage of a shoddy Cardinals defense, the Mets won the series and moved to within 3 1/2 games of St. Louis in the Wild Card standings.
8/24/2016 | Command woes at root of deGrom's struggles
Terry Collins was sitting in his office chair earlier this week, brushing aside concern over Jacob deGrom's career-worst start in San Francisco, when he acknowledged an uncomfortable truth clouding the Mets' postseason chase.
8/24/2016 | Granderson cuts down Grichuk with strike
Never known for his arm strength, Curtis Granderson unleashed one of his strongest throws of the year to nail Randal Grichuk at the plate in the second inning of Wednesday's Mets game against the Cardinals.
8/24/2016 | Bruce exits Mets' game with right calf strain
Just as their lineup was starting to approach something close to whole, the Mets lost another player to injury.
8/24/2016 | Knee surgery to sideline Niese at least 4 weeks
Jonathon Niese's second stint with the Mets began with a July 31 trade from the Pirates, continued with a pair of unsuccessful rotation turns, and likely ended Wednesday, when the team announced that he will undergo surgery to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee.
8/24/2016 | Cespedes to let 'agents worry about' opt-out
Thirteen months into his Mets tenure, Yoenis Cespedes continues to speak about New York as his long-term home. But Cespedes on Wednesday contradicted the notion that he has decided to honor all three years of his current contract, saying only that his hope is to remain with the Mets.
8/24/2016 | Wainwright, Cards look to widen Wild Card gap with Mets
Adam Wainwright's 8.53 ERA through four starts in August is so far the highest he has posted in any month this season, by over a full point. He'll have a chance to lower it Thursday when he faces Seth Lugo in the series finale between the Mets and Cardinals.
8/24/2016 | Martinez, homers carry Cards past deGrom, Mets
Grasping for ways to correct their poor and puzzling home record, the Cardinals leaned on two of their most reliable sources on Wednesday. With punches of power from the offense and another dazzling performance from budding ace Carlos Martinez, the Cardinals coasted to an 8-1 victory to even their three-game series with the Mets.
8/24/2016 | Chasing the Cards, Mets call on deGrom
Cardinals starter Carlos Martinez has struggled to post consistent outings this season. He'll face off with Jacob deGrom, who is coming off a poor start but has found more success in 2016, when the pair meets in the second game of a three-game set at Busch Stadium on Wednesday. The Mets are trying to gain ground on the Cards, who lead them by 3 1/2 games in the race for the second National League Wild Card spot.
8/23/2016 | Rosario, Smith among top prospect performers Tuesday
Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith proved worthy of their elite prospect rankings as the duo led Double-A Binghamton to a 9-1 victory over Hartford on Tuesday night.
8/23/2016 | Mets strike early, often to gain on Cardinals
Though starter Jonathon Niese lasted only 21 pitches before an achy left knee forced him to the clubhouse, the Mets, behind a pair of early home runs and an exhaustive effort from the bullpen, nabbed a 7-4 victory over the Cardinals on Tuesday night at Busch Stadium. The win cut into the Cardinals' advantage over New York for the second National League Wild Card spot, too. The Mets' deficit in that race now sits at 3 1/2 games.
8/23/2016 | Ruggiano's HR longest by Met in Statcast era
It's a trivia question worthy of any bar or break room: Which Met hit the longest home run since Statcast™ began keeping track at the start of the 2015 season?
8/23/2016 | Mets unlikely to trade for relief help
If the Mets' scuffling bullpen is to improve down the stretch, the club will need it to improve from within. The team is no longer seriously pursuing bullpen arms from outside the organization, according to a person with knowledge of the club's thinking.
8/23/2016 | Niese lands on DL; Gsellman to rotation?
Jonathon Niese's night was as ineffective as it was brief. Robert Gsellman saved him and the Mets in his big league debut. In the process, Gsellman appears to have taken over Niese's job.
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