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7/22/2016 | Wheeler's next step is facing live batters

Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler hopes to face live batters in the near future after he threw a 30-pitch bullpen session in front of Mets coaches at Marlins Park on Friday.


7/22/2016 | Reyes the spark as Mets gain on Marlins

The jockeying for position in the National League East got a little tighter on Friday night as the Mets moved to within a half-game of the second-place Marlins with a 5-3 win at Marlins Park. The intensity was evident all night, and the Mets responded behind Jose Reyes' three hits, two runs scored and an RBI, a pair of Yoenis Cespedes sacrifice flies and James Loney's two-run homer in the ninth.


7/22/2016 | Piazza's induction to hold special place with Mets fans

It has been 24 years since Tom Seaver entered the Hall of Fame, the first player in franchise history to have his Mets cap bronzed. Other prominent Mets have entered the Hall with different caps, including Gary Carter, Nolan Ryan and Willie Mays. But in the years since Seaver, the Mets have never come particularly close to adding another Hall of Famer they could truly call their own.


7/22/2016 | Aces up: Fernandez, deGrom set for premier duel

With their respective teams neck and neck for second place in the National League East and a Wild Card spot, Jose Fernandez and Jacob deGrom will toe the rubber in the second game of a three-game series between the Marlins and Mets on Saturday night at Marlins Park.


7/21/2016 | De Leon, Alvarez among top prospect performers Wednesday

Ten was the magic number for a pair of Dodgers pitchers on Wednesday night as both Jose De Leon and Yadier Alvarez struck out 10 hitters in their respective starts for Triple-A Oklahoma City and Class A Great Lakes.


7/19/2016 | Seeking 5th straight W, Hendricks faces Mets

Cubs starter Kyle Hendricks has yet to allow an earned run in July. He'll look to keep that trend intact when he takes on Bartolo Colon on Wednesday for the series finale between the Mets and Cubs at Wrigley Field.


7/19/2016 | Bases loaded, no outs: Mets snub Cubs

The Cubs' missed opportunities cost them Tuesday night against the Mets. Rene Rivera smacked an RBI single with two outs in the ninth inning to lift the Mets to a 2-1 victory at Wrigley Field and even the series at one win apiece. Closer Jeurys Familia picked up his Major League-leading 33rd save by escaping a no-out, bases-loaded jam.


7/19/2016 | Conforto nails runner at home in 1st RF start

The Cubs were aggressive Tuesday sending Jake Arrieta home on a single from second base, resulting in some quick action for Michael Conforto in right field.


7/19/2016 | Any potential Mets trades likely for pitching

Considering the flurry of moves the Mets made prior to last year's non-waiver Trade Deadline, it is easy to forget the team did not spring the first of them -- Juan Uribe and Kelly Johnson from the Braves for prospects -- until July 24.


7/19/2016 | Duda (back) resumes light baseball activities

Lucas Duda's timetable to return from a lower-back stress fracture gained clarity this week, when the Mets first baseman began light baseball activities for the first time since May. Duda began running and playing catch Monday in Port St. Lucie, Fla., with plans to add additional activities over the coming weeks.


7/19/2016 | MLBPAA announces team winners of 2016 Heart and Hustle Award

The Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association (MLBPAA) announced the 30 preliminary winners of the 2016 Heart and Hustle Award on Tuesday, honoring one player from each of the 30 Major League teams.


7/18/2016 | Matz: Command, not bone spur, culprit in loss

Hours after Matt Harvey settled onto an operating table for season-ending surgery, Steven Matz took the mound in what seemed like an abnormally significant game for the Mets. The team was hoping to continue its recent dominance against the Cubs. More than that, the Mets were looking for affirmation that both Matz and Noah Syndergaard will be ready to perform for the balance of this season.


7/18/2016 | Thor to put elbow to test vs. Arrieta, Cubs

Noah Syndergaard will put his elbow to the test in a showdown against Jake Arrieta on Tuesday, when the Mets return to Wrigley Field for the second of three games against the Cubs.


7/18/2016 | Mets considering using Conforto in center field

No sooner had Michael Conforto returned to the big leagues on Monday than manager Terry Collins approached him, and began talking about the possibility of playing a foreign position. Welcome back, Michael.


7/18/2016 | Harvey undergoes season-ending surgery

Mets pitcher Matt Harvey's season officially came to an end on Monday, when he underwent surgery in St. Louis to relieve the thoracic outlet syndrome that had been causing numbness and discomfort in his right arm. Harvey began his roughly four-month recovery on Monday afternoon, with hopes to return to the Mets' rotation next spring.


7/18/2016 | Sweep revenge? Mets-Cubs clash resumes

The Cubs and Mets will meet in Chicago tonight for what could be a preview of what's to come this October.


7/17/2016 | Berrios, Allard among top prospect performers Sunday

Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


7/17/2016 | Conforto called up; Nimmo optioned to Triple-A

After hitting .235 in 51 at-bats since getting called up from Triple-A, Brandon Nimmo is headed back to Las Vegas. He and Michael Conforto will again trade teams, as they did when Nimmo got the call three weeks ago.


7/17/2016 | deGrom masterful in first career complete game

Jacob deGrom, surrounded by a swath of reporters, smiled and said that he was well aware of who got the only hit off him in Sunday's 5-0 Mets win.


7/17/2016 | Matz, Lester to face off in opener at Wrigley

The Cubs must endure the wrath of Steven Matz (7-5, 3.38 ERA), who opens the three-game set against fellow southpaw Jon Lester (9-4, 3.01) at Wrigley Field on Monday.


7/17/2016 | deGrom silences Phils in one-hit shutout

The Mets arrived in Philadelphia closer in the National League East standings to the fourth-place Phillies than the first-place Nationals, desperate for a series win. Jacob deGrom delivered just that in a 5-0 win over the Phillies on Sunday afternoon at Citizens Bank Park.


7/16/2016 | Lagares starting second half with surge

Despite playing sparingly in the season's first half -- and mostly against left-handers -- Juan Lagares has played twice in a row, both times against right-handers. In doing so and contributing offensively, the 27-year-old center fielder is making a push to see his name on the lineup card more often -- and without waiting on Yoenis Cespedes' health.


7/16/2016 | Eflin, deGrom square off in series finale

Zach Eflin has bounced back from a disastrous debut to grow into one of the Phillies' most reliable starters heading into the second half of the season. But if you thought his last few starts have been good, just look at the Mets hurler he'll face in Sunday's finale.


7/16/2016 | Late runs, Howard's homer boost Phils in win

If the Phillies are serious about making a run at .500, and maybe even the National League Wild Card, they have to win series against teams like the Mets. They have an opportunity to do so following Saturday night's 4-2 victory over the Mets at Citizens Bank Park.


7/16/2016 | Walk(er) this way: Mets stay HR happy in Philly

Maybe it was the 90-degree gametime temperature. Or maybe the cozy dimensions of Citizens Bank Park. Do the green bushes and ivy in center field make a particularly good batter's eye? Whatever it is, there's something the Mets like about hitting in the City of Brotherly Love.




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