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Walker’s HRs, deGrom’s gem give Mets much-needed win

PITTSBURGH — Neil Walker was back where everybody knew his name Friday night, eliciting plenty of cheers — from his own dugout. Born and bred in this city before playing the first seven seasons of his major league career with the Pirates, the 31-year-old Walker resembled Daniel Murphy returning to Citi Field, blasting two home...
Via New York Post
8 minutes from now

deGrom's stellar start, Walker's 2 HRs lift Mets

Following one of his best starts of the season, Jacob deGrom spun yet another gem, and hometown hero Neil Walker provided the offense with two homers and four RBIs in the Mets' 8-1 win over the Pirates at PNC Park on Friday.
Via Mets.com
12 minutes ago

Yoenis Cespedes Plays Six Innings in First Rehab Game

  New York Mets star outfielder Yoenis Cespedes made his first rehab appearance tonight since injury his hamstring in April. Cespedes played six innings in left field for the St. Lucie Mets on Friday night. At the plate he went 0 for 2 wit a walk and run scored. Original Post – May 22 Terry Collins will soon have to decide who is going to be the odd man out in the Mets’ crowded...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Peter Alonso Returns to St. Lucie Lineup

Photo By Ernest Dove New York Mets first base prospect Peter Alonso came off the disabled list today and rejoined the St. Lucie Mets. Alonso, 21, broke his left hand on April 11 against the Bradenton Marauders. Alonso was last year’s second round draft pick, and he absolutely raked for the Brooklyn Cyclones hitting .321/.382/.587 with five home runs and 21 RBI in just 30 games...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 hours ago

Mets Minors Weekly Report: Nido Heating Up

Photo by Ed Delany WEEK IN REVIEW The Las Vegas 51s (19-29, fourth in the Pacific Coast League Pacific Southern division) got off to a solid start this week, winning their first three games, but they’ve dropped each of their last four contests. The 51s were neutralized by Dillon Gee on Wednesday, when he limited them to two hits over six scoreless innings. The Binghamton Rumble...
Via MetsMinor.net
3 hours ago

Why the Mets promoted right-hander Tyler Pill

The Mets purchased the contract of right-hander Tyler Pill from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday. Here's why. PITTSBURGH -- Rafael Montero had plenty of chances to impress in the big leagues -- 37 of them, to be exact -- but he never quite lived up to the promise of the prospect label. After an especially ineffective and inefficient start against...
Via NJ.com
3 hours ago

Steven Matz and Seth Lugo Continue Rehab Assignment on Sunday

New York Mets rehabbing starters Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will both continue on their road to the big leagues on Sunday. Matz will pitch for the Las Vegas 51s for the second straight night. He allowed five runs in four innings in his second overall rehab start on Tuesday for the 51s. Lugo will start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies on Sunday. It will be his third rehab appearance...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

Mets option Montero to Triple-A, call up Pill

The pitching-deficient New York Mets on Friday recalled right-hander Tyler Pill from their Triple-A Las Vegas affiliate, optioning righty Rafael Montero to Vegas. Montero, who gave up three earned runs in three innings during Thursday's 4-3 loss to San Diego, is 0-4 with a 8.24 ERA.
Via Mets.com
3 hours ago

Mets injury updates: What's next for Yoenis Cespedes, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz?

The trio of injured Mets are all inching closer to returning. How close are they? PITTSBURGH -- The Mets, as we now know, are not in the business of guessing at timetables for the returns of injured players. But we know do know Seth Lugo and Steven Matz have been progressing from their respective elbow injuries without setback and are due...
Via NJ.com
4 hours ago

Mets Call Up Tyler Pill, Option Rafael Montero

The Mets have selected the contract of starting prospect Tyler Pill from Triple-A Las Vegas. In corresponding moves, the Mets optioned Rafael Montero to Las Vegas and in order to make room on the 40-man roster, moved Seth Lugo to the 60-day DL. With this news, Pill seems the most likely candidate to pitch in place of the injured Tommy Milone on Saturday with Josh Smoker being...
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

Mets tab prospect Pill for pitching help

Right-hander Tyler Pill is en route to join the Mets in Pittsburgh, according to a source. The team did not confirm Pill's promotion, nor announce a corresponding move. Before adding him, the Mets will need to clear space on their 40-man roster
Via Mets.com
6 hours ago

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks frustrating season

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson discusses how he is coping with the team's current struggles with health and consistency.
Via SNY
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins addresses Mets’ gag order on player injuries

New York Mets manager Terry Collins on Thursday discussed the team's recently instituted “gag order” regarding player injuries. Collins attempted to clarify in his comments it’s not so much a gag order per se but more of a new policy on how to discuss said player injuries, specifically pointing out that he’s not explicitly prohibited from discussing said topic.“One of those...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Las Vegas 51s Bullpen Is Struggling

It’s no secret the major league club has had bullpen issues.  Jerry Blevins pitches in far too many games.  Jeurys Familia is possibly done for the year.  Fernando Salas and Addison Reed aren’t the pitchers they were last year.  Both Josh Smoker and Hansel Robles have been sent down to Triple-A due to ineffectiveness.  Somehow Rafael Montero is still on the major league...
Via MetsMinor.net
12 hours ago

Seth Lugo and Steven Matz to the rescue

Lefty starter Steven Matz and righty swing man Seth Lugo have been absent from the Mets active roster since spring training. Coupled with the long term losses of our top starter and closer, this has been devastating for our once deep and powerful pitching staff. Back in spring training we had seven good to great starting pitchers and a solid bullpen. But four injuries have led us...
Via Mets360.com
13 hours ago

Mets’ two bright spots save the beleaguered bullpen

The Mets’ beleaguered bullpen clearly has been overworked and understaffed. What they had hoped for Thursday night was five innings from spot-starter Rafael Montero. What they got was a three inning disaster that stretched the bullpen even thinner in a 4-3 loss to San Diego before 24,131 rain-soaked fans at Citi Field. It could have...
Via New York Post
19 hours ago

WATCH: Cadillac Post Game Extra - 05/25/17 - Mets lose 2nd straight game to lowly Padres

Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 4-3 loss to the Padres
Via SNY
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JRSportBrief: Vote for Michael Conforto!

In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR champions the effort to vote New York Mets OF Michael Conforto into the MLB All-Star Game.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto Hits the Ball Everywhere

Let’s begin with something pleasing. We’re all in a good mood. Here’s Michael Conforto hitting an unnecessary home run on Tuesday: That home run didn’t matter in part because, earlier in the game, Michael Conforto hit a home run. And it didn’t matter in part because, earlier in the game, Conforto hit a two-run single. It was a good night to be Michael Conforto. It’s been...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A rundown on all the injured New York Mets’ players

For all the Mets fans who are interested in an update on their favorite players, here are the details for all nine Mets’ players currently on the disabled list. Asdrubal Cabrera Cabrera has not played since May 13 against the Brewers. Since then, he has been sidelined with a thumb injury. He was scheduled to make his first rehab start for Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday, but the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should start at catcher for the New York Mets?

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud continued his rehab assignment with Triple-A Vegas on Sunday, recording a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. With d’Arnaud expected to return from the disabled list in the coming weeks, the Mets will unexpectedly have to make a choice of who should take over the starting backstop duties. Rene Rivera, thrust into the starting lineup...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow ends homerun drought with opposite field blast (Video)

Tim Tebow had been struggling mightily in recent weeks and was riding an 0-for-17 slump going into Sunday’s slate of games. In addition to that, he had completely lost all power at the plate, having not homered since April 9. Although he insisted that wasn’t weighing on him, there’s little doubt Tebow felt some relief after sending a 1-0 pitch to the oppose field and over the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Time for New York Mets season to turn around

After losing seven games in a row, the New York Mets were finally able to win some games against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend. After taking the first two games of the series, the pitching faltered not giving them any chance of completing a sweep. This has been the biggest difference between this year and past teams as the Mets have not been able to complete sweeps after winning...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Tebow finally blasts third HR of season

Well, it took a while, but he’s finally done it. Tim Tebow hit his first two home runs as a pro in his first week (and his first on his first at-bat) playing with the Columbia Fireflies, but it wasn’t until Sunday that he finally broke through with his third.Here’s the blast, in all its glory. Showing exceptional opposite-field power, Tebow torpedoed that ball well over the...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins considered walking Trout with bases loaded

How good has Mike Trout been in his seventh MLB season and throughout his entire career? So good that at least one opposing manager has considered intentionally walking him with the bases loaded.The New York Mets held a 7-4 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning Saturday when Trout strolled to the plate. The bases were loaded, and Mets manager Terry Collins said after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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