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Steven Matz the anti-Harvey as Mets take series from Nats

WASHINGTON — Steven Matz was the best cure Wednesday for the Mets’ anemia at the plate and their season-long bout with Harvey-itis. With a series against the first-place Nationals there for the taking, the stud lefty came up with his sharpest performance of the season. Matz’s eight shutout innings led to a 2-0 victory at...
Via New York Post
37 minutes ago

Now Asdrubal Cabrera has a back problem too

Another Mets regular has been sidelined by a back injury. Shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera exited the Mets’ rubber-game matinee against the Nationals on Wednesday with back spasms, according to the team. There was no initial word on Cabrera’s prognosis; the Mets have a day off Thursday before the Dodgers arrive at Citi Field on Friday. Earlier this week,...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

Reynolds records first career hit as late sub

Mets infielder Matt Reynolds collected his first career hit in the fifth inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals, lining a single to right field.
Via Mets.com
1 hour ago

Mets refusing to skip Harvey despite another poor start

The Mets will continue to throw Matt Harvey to the wolves despite another poor outing. After allowing five runs in five innings Tuesday against Washington, Harvey saw his ERA balloon to 6.08, and Mets manager Terry Collins initially admitted that removing Harvey from the rotation, at least temporarily, was something the team would have to consider. “Right now we’ve got to think...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Keith Hernandez and Bobby Ojeda talk '86 Mets

Bobby Ojeda and Keith Hernandez spoke about the upcoming 30th Anniversary Celebration for the World Series Champion 1986 New York Mets.
Via SNY
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets’ Relationship With Cespedes Getting Stronger After Hot Start

With Yoenis Cespedes off to an excellent start, Kevin Davidoff of the NY Post says the Mets’ relationship with Cespedes appears to be warming up. But Davidoff wonders if this means the two sides will be able to commit to a long term deal. “It’s a little early,” John Ricco, the Mets’ assistant general manager, said. “We really haven’t had discussions about that. It’s...
Via Mets Merized Online
7 hours ago

Getting Eric Campbell’s feeble bat out of the lineup

Let’s not mince words here: Eric Campbell is a very poor excuse for a major league baseball player. Now he may be a wonderful person and a great addition to the locker room environment but players at the top level of the game are expected to have major league tools. Superstars have all five while lesser players have one to four of them. They are: Hit – This is for batting...
Via Mets360.com
7 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/24/16 - Nats hit Harvey hard again in Met loss

Matt Harvey surrendered three homeruns as his struggles continued in the Mets 7-4 loss tot eh Nationals.
Via SNY
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans invade Nationals Park to support Matt Harvey

One thing Mets fans have never lacked is commitment to their team, even when they struggled in past years. And with Matt Harvey struggling on the mound, while the rest of the pitching staff continues to shut down hitters,  it seems fans are committed to helping him get back on track. Harvey is set to face off against Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday night, and the biggest Mets fan...
Via The Sports Daily
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Possible First Base Options for the Mets

The New York Mets now have a hole in their lineup, as first baseman Lucas Duda was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back. At this point, it is unclear how long Duda will be sidelined with the injury, but with a lack of internal options, the Mets might be forced to try to find someone to fill the gap elsewhere to fill the void until Duda is able...
Via Baseball Essential
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: first base help on the way

The New York Mets recently placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list after discovering that his lingering back pain was caused by a stress fracture. This injury will keep Duda out in the long term and he’s expected to be out for at least 4-6 weeks if not longer. So the Mets have a real problem with filling his spot in the lineup and in the field. The team has been playing...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Is an Elite Contact Pitcher, Too

One of the first things taught in any newswriting class is how to craft a compelling lede. You learn about the inverted pyramid, writing concisely, and the importance of employing strong verbs. No professor of mine ever said anything about .gifs, but hey, what’s more compelling than watching Noah Syndergaard pitch? If that doesn’t grab and hold your interest, you’re probably...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey won’t skip start during struggles, proclaims “I’m not a quitter”

Matt Harvey has struggled mightily this season. Once the top option amongst the best starting five in baseball, the Mets starter is mired in arguably the worst stretch of his career. Harvey is 3-6 and his ERA has ballooned to 5.77 after he allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings in the worst start of his career last time he took the mound. With their star struggling, the Mets front...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

Bartolo Colon halted a personal two-game losing streak on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The stellar pitching performance came one day ahead of Colon celebrating his 43rd birthday on Tuesday, and Father Time has been making his presence...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Nimmo on Fire, Ynoa Loses First Decision

After a successful eight-game road trip during which the Las Vegas 51s (24-19) went 6-2, they returned home to Cashman Field in first place in their division. They sent Gabriel Ynoa to the mound, who at 5-0 has been the ace of the staff this season. But Ynoa struggled early, giving up two first inning runs on a lead off single by Jed Lowrie and then a one-out home run by Renato...
Via MetsMinor.net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda out 'at least 4-6 weeks' with stress fracture

The New York Mets will be without their first baseman for a while. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back. Duda: stress fracture in his lower back — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 23, 2016 ESPN’s Adam Rubin quoted manager Terry Collins, saying that the injury will keep Duda out for at least 4-6 weeks, while Anthony DiComo of MLB...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Who is the Mets Ty Kelly?

Some signings make front page news. Others won’t even make the footnotes. When the Mets signed Ty Kelly on November 13, 2015, no alarms sounded. Quietly, though, Kelly has turned himself into one of the top hitters in the Mets’ minor league system. Kelly’s .391 batting average leads all qualified hitters in affiliated baseball, and his .478 on base percentage is first among...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Player of the Week Award

  We continue our series of Player of the Week with some familiar names, (though Dilson Herrera didn’t hit another half dozen homers this week). Our Pitcher of the Week last week went on to win the award for the PCL. Vegas 51s are the only team over .500 and find themselves in first place in the PCL South. Offensive Player of the Week: T.J. Rivera – Las Vegas 51s All he...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard is the Ace of the New York Mets

In Major League Baseball, the term “ace” is frequently used to describe a teams number one pitcher. The only issue is every team has a number one starter in the rotation, but not every team has an “ace.” An ace is shutdown. An ace is a guy that can take the ball at any given time and dominate. An ace is Noah Syndergaard, and he is taking over as the face of the New York Mets...
Via The Sports Journal
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/21/16 - Wright's walk-off hit wins it for the Mets

David Wright's RBI single in the bottom of the 9th inning propelled the Mets to a walk-off, 5-4 win over the Brewers.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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