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Mets’ odds-and-ends roster holding playoff hopes together

The latest big series of the year for the Mets, the latest short bench, the latest mismatch on the mound, and from it came the latest victory. “It was one of those games you don’t expect to win, and that’s why it’s baseball,” manager Terry Collins said after Yoenis Cespedes launched a 10th-inning rocket into...
Via New York Post
25 minutes ago

Montero displays mettle in high-wire act

As Rafael Montero took the Citi Field mound Monday night, a picture of his face appeared on the right-field scoreboard, a reminder for Mets fans who hadn't seen the right-hander since April.
Via Mets.com
55 minutes ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 08/29/16 - Cespedes wins it for Mets

Yoenis Cespedes launched his 27th homerun in the bottom of the 10th inning to lead the Mets past the Marlins, 2-1, on Monday night
Via SNY
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets' Yoenis Cespedes crushes 2nd-career walk-off home run

It was Cespedes' 27th homer of the season NEW YORK -- On a 1-1 pitch with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning Monday night at Citi Field, Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes launched his second career walk-off home run to beat the Miami Marlins, 2-1. "I don't have any words to describe the moment," Cespedes said after the game. The blast...
Via NJ.com
2 hours ago

Who can be Mets’ Gary Sanchez? The contenders

September call-ups couldn’t be coming at a better time. The number of nagging injuries in Queens keeps mounting, and the multitude of Mets afflicted left Monday’s bench so thin Terry Collins only had two position players — aside from backup catcher Rene Rivera — available in an important game against the Marlins at Citi Field....
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Mets Minors: Michael Conforto and the gap between the PCL and MLB

Michael Conforto began his 2016 campaign looking like an All Star in the making. He had debuted in 2015 and contributed to an exciting Met postseason and hit the ground running in 2016. Then what happened? The Mets stopped hitting and Conforto’s numbers began spiraling into a nosedive. The Mets tried giving him a breather and re-promoting him but those efforts seemed to do little...
Via Mets360.com
2 hours ago

Marlins, Mets looking for leg up in Wild Card race

The Mets and Marlins will be back in action at Citi Field for the second of a four-game set Tuesday following Monday's thriller, in which Yoenis Cespedes hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning. After the mighty swing helped New York draw even with Miami in the National League Wild Card race -- both teams trail the Giants, Cardinals and Pirates -- the clubs will roll out starting...
Via Mets.com
3 hours ago

Ricky Knapp Named the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week

(Jennifer Nieves/Metsminors.net) Binghamton Mets pitcher Ricky Knapp has been named the Eastern League’s Pitcher of the Week for the week of August 22-28. During the week, Knapp made two starts going 1-1 with a 2.25 ERA, a 0.688 WHIP, and 17 strikeouts in 16 innings pitched.  In AA, the Mets 2013 eighth round selection has gone 4-1 with a 2.90 ERA and a 1.017 WHIP in six starts...
Via MetsMinor.net
3 hours ago

Cespedes' walk-off HR lifts Mets over Marlins

As five teams continue twisting themselves into knots in the National League Wild Card race, the Mets did all they could to keep pace on Monday at Citi Field. Yoenis Cespedes hit a walk-off homer in the 10th inning, leading the Mets to a 2-1 win over the Marlins that also evened the two teams in the Wild Card standings.
Via Mets.com
3 hours ago

DeGrom Will Start Friday, Syndergaard Gets Pushed To Saturday

Jacob deGrom will return to the rotation on Friday when the New York Mets open up a three game series against the Washington Nationals. Originally schedule to pitch tonight against the Miami Marlins, the Mets opted to give him and additional four days of rest after back to back rough outings. In his last two starts, deGrom has given up 13 earned runs on 25 hits including three...
Via Mets Merized Online
4 hours ago

Mets pregame: 7 things we learned from Terry Collins

Cabrera's knee is keeping him out
Via NJ.com
8 hours ago

Montero Recalled, T.J. Rivera Sent to Las Vegas

The Mets announced that they have recalled right-hander Rafael Montero from the Binghamton Mets to make the start tonight against the Marlins. T.J. Rivera has been optioned back to the Las Vegas 51s in the corresponding move. Montero, 25, was 4-2 with a 1.70 ERA (nine ER/47.2 IP) in eight starts at Binghamton including two straight scoreless outings. He issued 19 walks and struck...
Via Mets Merized Online
8 hours ago

Asdrubal Cabrera Named the NL Player of the Week

Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera was named the National League Player of the Week for the Week of August 21 – 27.  During the week, Cabrera hit .545/.583/1.136 with five runs, four doubles, three homers, eight RBI, and one stolen base.  Additionally, Cabrera made a couple of spectacular plays in the field. This past week was emblematic of Cabrera’s hot hitting since he was...
Via Mets Merized Online
9 hours ago

WATCH: Mets Insider: The Las Vegas Shuttle

SNY's Mets Insider features the New York Mets players who must travel across the country from Las Vegas, NV to New York, NY.
Via SNY
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

MMN Mets Midseason Top 50 Prospects: 10-6

  Photo Credit: Dustin Satloff/Brooklyn Cyclones As we venture into the final ten of our countdown of the Mets mid-season top 50 prospects, we find tons of potential and a few familiar names. I would wager, that barring injuries, three of the five listed are consensus top 100 prospects in 12 months. #10 SS Andres Gimenez Ht: 6’0”  Wt: 165   Level: DSL Mets B/T: L/R  Age...
Via MetsMinor.net
15 hours ago

MMN Recap 8/28: Thompson Slugs Walk-Off Homer

Bowie Baysox (55-78) 6 vs. Binghamton Mets (61-71) 2 BOX SCORE Phillip Evans 3B: 2 for 4, 2B, R .330/.368/.480 Amed Rosario SS: 3 for 4, 3B, 2 RBIs .333/.382/.489 Amed Rosario hit his thirteenth triple of the season which is second in all of the minor leagues. Rosario is hitting .366 in his last ten games. Ricky Knapp RHP: 7 IP, 4 H, 3 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, L (4-1 2.90 ERA) Paul Paez...
Via MetsMinor.net
18 hours ago

Mets vs. Marlins: 5 things to know about critical series

Mets are one game back of Marlins
Via NJ.com
19 hours ago

Terry Collins diagnoses Jay Bruce: It’s all in his head

That mental health day didn’t help Jay Bruce much. The struggling right fielder singled in his first at-bat Sunday against the Phillies, but struck out in his final three trips to the plate, and has now whiffed in seven of his last eight at-bats. Since coming over to the Mets in a trade for prospect...
Via New York Post
1 day ago

Horse named for Mets' Syndergaard wins Funny Cide Stakes

NEW YORK (AP) Turns out, Syndergaard is awfully fast on the track, too. A horse named after hard-throwing New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard won the $200,000 Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga on Friday, blowing away the competition by eight lengths. The team made mention of Syndergaard's racing success upstate in its game notes Friday and said the 2-year-old colt is an early favorite...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets to skip struggling deGrom on Monday vs Marlins

NEW YORK (AP) Trying to make a push in the crowded NL playoff race, the New York Mets plan to skip struggling right-hander Jacob deGrom the next time through the rotation. The team says it hasn't decided who will start in deGrom's place Monday night against Miami, another club in the wild-card hunt. New York manager Terry Collins rattled off five potential candidates Friday: Sean...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 08/25/16 - De Aza leads Mets plast Cards

Seth Lugo pitched 5 strong innings and Alejandro De Aza drove in 5 runs as the Mets out-slugged the Cardinals, 10-6 on Thursday night.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Piazza’s jersey displayed at 9/11 Memorial & Museum

The New York Mets jersey Mike Piazza was wearing when he hit a cahartic game-winning home run in the first professional sporting event played in New York following the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001 is now on display at the 9/11 Memorial & Museum. A photograph of Piazza’s historic jersey housed behind glass among other items in a “Baseball after 9/11” exhibit...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes says he will not opt out of Mets contract

Yoenis Cespedes says he is planning to do something that is extremely uncommon for a professional athlete — turn down the opportunity to get a massive raise. Cespedes, who is once again producing big numbers for the New York Mets this season, signed a three-year contract with the team this past winter. The total deal is worth $75 million, but Cespedes has the ability to opt out...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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