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4/27/2015 | 'Murphalicious': Mets hero looking like his old self

Because Daniel Murphy is so prone to extreme hot and cold streaks, one scene in the Mets' clubhouse has become almost routine over the past few seasons. Every time Murphy falls into a prolonged slump, as he did early in April, Collins insists that Murphy's numbers will be there at the end of the year. After all, they always are.


4/27/2015 | Gee quick to prove himself in 1:58 Mets win

In the end, of course, only one thing could save Gee's job: pitching well. And just as he did two years ago, when his rotation spot was equally in jeopardy, Gee has pitched well. His ultra-efficient 7 2/3 innings of one-run ball in Monday's 3-1 Mets win over the Marlins left no doubt in Collins' mind as to his fifth starter's status.


4/27/2015 | Mets give Montero chance to start in Miami

With Rafael Montero struggling out of the bullpen earlier this year, trying to overpower hitters with a mid-90s fastball and little else, the Mets sent him to Triple-A Las Vegas to stretch him out as a starter. Though Montero struggled there, too, the Mets were encouraged by his efforts to command the strike zone with all of his pitches. They'll watch the fruits of those labors Tuesday against a Marlins team looking to stay hot.


4/27/2015 | After quick duel, Fish strike in 8th, Mets win in 9th

On a night starting pitching stood out, Daniel Murphy struck for the big blow off Marlins closer Steve Cishek. Murphy blasted a three-run homer with one out in the ninth inning to rally the Mets to a 3-1 victory, snapping Miami's winning streak at five.


4/27/2015 | With 'pen thriving, Parnell taking his time in rehab

Most nights in Port St. Lucie, Fla., once he is finished with his daily rehab, Bobby Parnell fires up the Mets broadcast on his phone. In that manner, he has taken notice of a bullpen that entered Monday's play second in the National League in ERA, despite the absences of Parnell, Vic Black, Josh Edgin and Jenrry Mejia. Jeurys Familia in particular has thrived in the closer's role that used to belong to Parnell.


4/26/2015 | Collins hoping to have Wright back on Saturday

Rather than watch Sunday night's Subway Series finale from the dugout, where he had spent each of the previous two games, Mets third baseman David Wright caught a flight down to Florida. There, he plans to begin participating in baseball activities Monday for the first time since straining his right hamstring on April 14.


4/26/2015 | Niese wishes he 'could have a couple pitches back'

Though his defense did not do much to help him, committing four errors that resulted in a pair of unearned runs, Jon Niese bemoaned his own pitch selection and location in giving up four earned runs as well, resulting in a 6-4 loss to the Yankees.


4/26/2015 | Mets ready to forget mistake-filled 'bad night'

By a conservative count, the Mets allowed the Yankees at least six extra outs due to physical and mental mistakes on both sides of the field in Sunday's 6-4 loss.


4/26/2015 | Gee looking to make strong impression vs. Marlins

The Mets and Marlins begin a three-game series at Marlins Park on Monday in a rematch of the April 16 matchup between the two teams. That night, Jarred Cosart and Dillon Gee squared off at Citi Field. Neither factored in the decision in the Mets' 7-5 win.


4/25/2015 | Plate patience leads to 4-for-4 day for Lagares

Before the start of Saturday's Subway Series game against the Yankees, Mets hitting coach Kevin Long reiterated to Juan Lagares the importance of swinging at strikes. With that lesson in mind, the center fielder came away with a career-high four hits in an 8-2 victory.


4/25/2015 | Plawecki takes Sabathia deep for first big league blast

Kevin Plawecki drilled his first Major League home run in the fourth inning against the Yankees on Saturday, a two-run shot off CC Sabathia that broke open the second game of the Subway Series.


4/25/2015 | Harvey given opportunity to finish what he started

Matt Harvey insists the thought of a complete game did not enter his mind in the fifth, the sixth or even the seventh inning of Saturday's 8-2 victory over the Yankees, but after the eighth, the Mets' ace wanted his chance at all nine.


4/25/2015 | Niese, Eovaldi face off in primetime Empire State tilt

The rubber match of the Subway Series on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium pits Jon Niese against Nathan Eovaldi, each of whom is coming off a strong outing.


4/25/2015 | Harvey outduels CC, nearly goes distance in Subway Series

Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game and the Mets swatted three homers off CC Sabathia, evening the Subway Series with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.


4/25/2015 | Robles displays no fear in pressure-filled MLB debut

Picture debuting in the big leagues at age 24, following six-plus years in the Minors and stops at seven different affiliates. Then picture doing it in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium, in front of 45,310 fans. Now picture climbing atop the mound to find Alex Rodriguez, one of the foremost power hitters of this generation, awaiting with two men on base.


4/25/2015 | Harvey vs. CC matchup a symbolic one for Mets, Yanks

If you're inclined to see one game as something larger, something symbolic of where two franchises find themselves at the beginning of a new season, you're going to love what the Mets and Yankees are giving us Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. Matt Harvey vs. CC Sabathia. Cy Future vs. Cy Past? To some, this is a game that reflects where the Mets and Yankees find themselves in 2015.


4/24/2015 | As win streak comes to an end, Mets focus on big picture

It's early. The Mets stressed that throughout their franchise record-tying 11-game winning streak, reminding themselves and others not to grow too brash. If they needed any additional reminder, Jacob deGrom's ERA provided it on Friday, bloating from 0.93 to 2.96 in a single game.


4/24/2015 | Not pitching in game, Niese ejected from bench

Mets pitcher Jon Niese was ejected in the sixth inning of Friday night's 6-1 Subway Series loss against the Yankees, despite never stepping foot on the field at Yankee Stadium


4/24/2015 | Statcast delves into Lagares' amazing catch

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares had to battle windy conditions at Citi Field on Wednesday, but as Statcast shows, that didn't stop him from making a fine play to rob the Braves' Jace Peterson of an extra-base hit.


4/24/2015 | Parnell shut down for week due to forearm soreness

Once considered an option to return in early May or even late April, former Mets closer Bobby Parnell has experienced enough of a setback to make such a timetable unrealistic.


4/24/2015 | Teixeira swats pair off deGrom as Yanks snap Mets' win streak

Mark Teixeira homered twice off Jacob deGrom and Michael Pineda pitched effectively into the eighth inning in Friday night's Subway Series opener, helping the Yankees snap the Mets' 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.


4/24/2015 | Harvey, CC square off in Subway Series matchup

The Mets and Yankees square off again Saturday afternoon, with a marquee pitching matchup slated for Game 2 of the Subway Series. It will be a battle of past and present aces as Matt Harvey faces CC Sabathia at Yankee Stadium. The Yanks have won seven of eight after ending the Mets' 11-game winning streak Friday night.


4/24/2015 | Syndergaard's scratch spurs Twitter exchange

Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Friday's start for Triple-A Las Vegas due to illness, prompting a give-and-take exchange with fans on Twitter that turned personal.


4/24/2015 | Mets and Yankees set for another Statcast Showcase

Statcast, a state-of-the-art tracking technology, will return on Friday night at 7 ET for the first Mets-Yankees clash of the year in an MLB Network Showcase game.


4/23/2015 | Baseball set to take over NY as Mets, Yanks collide

The Mets are playing at least as well as at any point over the last decade, if not the last quarter-century. The Yankees, almost quietly, are nearly as hot. So when those interborough rivals collide Friday night at Yankee Stadium, there is no questioning what sort of town New York promises to be.




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