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8/28/2014 | Mets place Black on DL, activate Dice-K

Hoping to ease their roster strain after effectively playing their past two games with 21 men, the Mets on Thursday placed reliever Vic Black on the disabled list, activating right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.


8/28/2014 | Wright back in lineup aiming to improve down stretch

David Wright's return to the lineup on Thursday brought with it a nugget of optimism for the Mets. Though the team knows Wright is still not completely healthy, and isn't likely to be until next spring, the Mets hope he can at least salvage something out of the season's final month.


8/28/2014 | Mets re-up with Vegas affiliate for two years

The Mets and the Las Vegas 51s, the club's Triple-A affiliate, have signed a new, two-year Player Development Contract on Thursday that will continue the teams' relationship through the 2016 season.


8/28/2014 | Top prospects Syndergaard, Plawecki excel for Vegas

The battery of Noah Syndergaard and Kevin Plawecki, the Mets' top two prospects, combined Wednesday to lead Triple-A Las Vegas to an 8-3 victory against Round Rock. Syndergaard struck out nine batters and held the Express to one run in 6 2/3 innings, while Plawecki led the 51s offense with two home runs.


8/27/2014 | deGrom aims to bounce back against Phillies

In the series opener against the Phillies on Friday at Citi Field, Mets rookie Jacob deGrom will have an opportunity to rebound from his poor performance in his return from the DL and quell any doubts about his health moving forward.


8/27/2014 | Interesting history of Mets' cleanup hitters

The history of the Met's cleanup spot is rather spotty, though Dave Kingman was the Mets' cleanup man in 410 games and had as much if not more raw power than either of the two players with more cleanup starts (Darryl Strawberry, 599; Mike Piazza, 554).


8/27/2014 | Minor sets out for series win as Braves chase playoffs

Mike Minor will take the ball Thursday in the rubber match with the Mets and hope to keep his momentum from his last outing, taking on New York's Jon Niese at Citi Field.


8/27/2014 | Mets come up short to drop Wheeler's solid effort

Zack Wheeler's quality start was his 10th in his last 11 tries, but Braves starter Julio Teheran carved through a lineup missing both David Wright and Daniel Murphy, snapping Wheeler's personal six-game winning streak in a 3-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday night.


8/27/2014 | Black latest Met to be dealing with neck problems

Reliever Vic Black was unavailable Wednesday after undergoing an MRI on his neck, which has pained him for the better part of a week. The right-hander said he has bone spurs growing on vertebrae in the neck, causing irritation.


8/27/2014 | Wright tests sore neck with swings in batting cage

Third baseman David Wright swung in an indoor batting cage Wednesday, testing his sore neck for the first time since the weekend. Though Wright is hopeful he can return to the Mets' lineup as soon as Thursday, he admitted that doctors have taken the choice "out of my hands."


8/26/2014 | Braves aim to even series, push closer to postseason

The Braves turn to Julio Teheran in the second game of the series against the Mets on Wednesday, with New York countering with Zack Wheeler in a matchup of promising young right-handers.


8/26/2014 | Lagares' all-around effort leads Mets in series opener

In a 3-2 win Tuesday night against the Braves, Dillon Gee turned in one of his better starts of the summer, limiting Atlanta to two runs in 6 2/3 innings, as the Mets defense turned four double plays.


8/26/2014 | Braves lose replay challenge in fourth inning vs. Mets

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gambled and lost when he challenged a close play at second base during the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field.


8/26/2014 | Wright, Murphy sit out vs. Braves with ailments

The Mets' patchwork lineup Tuesday night against the Braves was so because two of its biggest bats -- David Wright and Daniel Murphy -- sat out with neck and calf issues, respectively.


8/26/2014 | Nimmo highlights Mets' AFL participants

The league announced preliminary rosters Tuesday for the Arizona Fall League, and the Mets are sending six of a possible seven players to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions, including outfielder Brandon Nimmo, the team's No. 3 prospect and 2011 first-round Draft pick.


8/26/2014 | AFL announces preliminary rosters for 2014 season

The Arizona Fall League announced its preliminary rosters for the 2014 season on Tuesday, and, for the second year in a row, the game's top prospect, Byron Buxton, is among myriad up-and-coming stars heading to the desert for some extra seasoning.


8/26/2014 | Mets fans go for 'Bucks' on Citi Field date

A pair of local Mets fans wound up starring in the latest episode of the hit MLB.com game show "Bucks on the Pond" powered by Ford, and you can watch the video right here to see for yourself how a seemingly ordinary beverage vessel played a key role in a ballpark date.


8/25/2014 | Mets have multiple options in potential deal for Colon

With Bartolo Colon reportedly on waivers, the door has opened on several possible scenarios for the Mets to move the right-hander in a trade.


8/24/2014 | Colon caps emotional week with gutsy outing

Skipping Sunday's start was never an option for Bartolo Colon. Though Colon traveled to the Dominican Republic earlier this week to be with his mother, who passed away Tuesday, and though he plans to travel back there for the funeral on Thursday, he was insistent upon making a start in between.


8/24/2014 | Puig's aggressive run ends in Mets' triple play

The Mets turned their first triple play in more than four years Sunday at Dodger Stadium, thanks in large part to Yasiel Puig trying to take home on the sly.


8/24/2014 | Wood aims to give Braves another deep start vs. Mets

Alex Wood will head to the mound when the Braves open a series against Dillon Gee and the Mets on Tuesday at Citi Field. Atlanta is in the hunt for an NL Wild Card spot.


8/24/2014 | Wright, Murphy day to day with minor injuries

In the span of about two hours Sunday, the Mets lost two of their lineup's most critical pieces -- third baseman David Wright and second baseman Daniel Murphy -- to minor injuries.


8/24/2014 | Mets come alive in eventful rout of Dodgers

The Mets lost David Wright to injury, turned a triple play, piled up uncharacteristic gobs of offense and watched Bartolo Colon thrive Sunday in an 11-3 undressing of the Dodgers, winning for just the second time in seven games -- but winning with aplomb.


8/24/2014 | Colon hopes to derail Dodgers in Los Angeles

Bartolo Colon, a recent subject of waiver-trade speculation, will start for the Mets on Sunday in Los Angeles. Kevin Correia, traded to the Dodgers after he cleared waivers two weeks ago, will try to deliver a series sweep for the National League West leaders.


8/24/2014 | Wright's slump weighs heavy in loss to Dodgers

David Wright's issues once again played a central role in the Mets' inability to score enough runs -- this time in their inability to bail out Jacob deGrom during a 7-4 loss on Saturday night at Dodger Stadium.




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