5/29/2016 | No win for Kershaw, but A-Gone rescues LA in 9th
After the bullpen let a Clayton Kershaw victory get away, Adrian Gonzalez's two-run single with one out in the ninth propelled the Dodgers to a 4-2 win over the Mets on Sunday night in the rubber match of their emotional three-game series at Citi Field.
5/29/2016 | Collins hopes Harvey can begin turning season around
Though Mets manager Terry Collins seems to still have confidence in him, there's no question that Matt Harvey is on the hot seat for Monday's Memorial Day start against the White Sox at Citi Field.
5/29/2016 | Mets could use Syndergaard in 'pen Tuesday
Mets manager Terry Collins might have a spare arm in the bullpen in the near future: right-hander Noah Syndergaard.
5/29/2016 | Mets activate Flores from DL, option Reynolds
The Mets activated Wilmer Flores from the disabled list Sunday and immediately inserted him into the lineup. With David Wright nursing neck inflammation for the second consecutive day, Flores started at third base and batted sixth against the Dodgers. The Mets optioned Matt Reynolds to Triple-A Las Vegas in a corresponding roster move.
5/29/2016 | Wright taking medicine to help diagnose neck injury
David Wright was unavailable for a second consecutive game Sunday against the Dodgers because of an unspecified neck injury. Mets manager Terry Collins said that the third baseman was on a 48-hour anti-inflammatory medicine to help diagnose the injury.
5/29/2016 | All eyes on Harvey when White Sox visit Citi Field
Mets right-hander Matt Harvey is in the midst of the worst season of his career, and he'll look to turn things around when he takes the mound Monday in a Memorial Day matinee at Citi Field against the White Sox, who counter with Jose Quintana.
5/29/2016 | Mets think they've pinpointed Harvey's issue
The Mets believe they've pinpointed the root of Harvey's issues -- a mechanical flaw that flares up as he pitches deeper into games. What's also clear is that batters are slashing .241/.292/.373 the first time they face Harvey, .301/.326/.518 the second time and .509/.563/.764 the third. So if Harvey corrects the flaw and those trends persist, the Mets may want to investigate his struggles more deeply.
5/28/2016 | Mets-Dodgers tensions must end here and now
Here's hoping the Mets and Dodgers have the good sense to end this ridiculous thing here and now. To escalate it further benefits no one.
5/28/2016 | Kershaw aims to close perfect May vs. Colon, Mets
The weekend-long celebration at Citi Field for the 30th anniversary of the Mets' 1986 World Series championship team will come to an end under the lights Sunday, when Clayton Kershaw and Bartolo Colon square off to wrap up a three-game series between Los Angeles and New York.
5/28/2016 | Thirty years later, Mets celebrate '86 champs
Prior to Saturday's game vs. the Dodgers, the Mets held a reunion at Citi Field for the members of the 1986 World Series championship team.
5/28/2016 | Ejection is Thor subject for Mets
Seven months later, the ill will of last year's postseason spilled back onto the field. Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard was ejected in the third inning of Saturday's 9-1 loss to Los Angeles for throwing behind the back of Dodgers second baseman Chase Utley, who broke Ruben Tejada's leg with a takeout slide in National League Division Series Game 2.
5/28/2016 | Mets deny Dodgers' request to mark outfield
The Mets contacted Major League Baseball this weekend regarding a perceived attempt by the Dodgers to use technology to establish defensive positions.
5/28/2016 | Mets' game of Dodge(r) ball turns Utley
After being thrown at earlier in the game, Chase Utley crushed a first-pitch changeup from Logan Verrett for a homer in the sixth to get Los Angeles on the board and followed that with a grand slam in the seventh to power the Dodgers to a 9-1 victory over the Mets at Citi Field on Saturday.
5/28/2016 | Wright, Mets show 'concern' over neck injury
Mets third baseman David Wright was held out of Saturday's starting lineup against the Dodgers because of an unspecificed neck injury.
5/28/2016 | Mets acquire Loney from Padres
Eyeing a quick and uncomplicated move to replace injured first baseman Lucas Duda, the Mets acquired veteran James Loney from the Padres on Saturday for cash considerations. Loney will become the left-handed half of a first-base platoon until Duda returns from the disabled list in late June at the earliest.
5/28/2016 | deGrom takes step forward, sees uptick in velocity
Jacob deGrom knows that the light at the end of the tunnel is close, but he also knows that he still has some work to do to get there.
5/28/2016 | Grandy's walk-off blast comes 11 years after his 1st
Curtis Granderson wasn't even a full-time player in the Major Leagues when he hit the first -- and, until Friday night at Citi Field, the only -- walk-off home run of his career with the Tigers in 2005.
5/27/2016 | Harvey throws another between-starts sim game
For the second consecutive week, Matt Harvey took the unorthodox step of throwing his between-starts bullpen session in a simulated-game setting off Citi Field's main mound.
5/27/2016 | Mets not yet ready to activate Flores from DL
Despite facing the first of four left-handed pitchers in five games Friday, the Mets did not activate Wilmer Flores from the 15-day disabled list. It was the first day that Flores, who has been sidelined since May 12, was eligible to come off the DL.
5/27/2016 | Thor set for rematch with Maeda as Mets honor '86
While the Mets continue to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their 1986 World Series championship, a title they won thanks in large part to a dazzling young rotation, they send one of the jewels of modern-day pitching to the mound in Noah Syndergaard on Saturday night against Kenta Maeda and the Dodgers at Citi Field.
5/27/2016 | Mets 86 Dodgers after fast start, Urias finish
The Dodgers rallied in the ninth to erase a four-run deficit, but Curtis Granderson saved the best of the drama for last. Granderson launched a walk-off home run over the wall in right field to give the Mets a 6-5 victory over Los Angeles on Friday night in front of a nostalgic, sellout crowd at Citi Field that was on hand in part to begin a weekend-long celebration for the 30th anniversary of the 1986 World Series championship team.
5/26/2016 | Student of the game: Yo shows ability to adjust
The visitor's batting cage at Nationals Park is a spacious area, colorless walls contrasting with fake green turf, a bank of white plastic folding chairs off to one side. Throughout the Mets' recent three-game series with the Nationals, the chairs generally sat empty, unused, save for one consistent occupant.
5/25/2016 | Even-steven: Mets, Nats expect long battle
The Mets rode a dominant outing from left-hander Steven Matz to a 2-0 victory Wednesday afternoon to take two out of three games from the Nationals at Nationals Park. They leave Washington a half-game behind the Nats for first place in the National League East and with a measure of revenge after Washington came to New York last week and won two out of three games at Citi Field.
5/25/2016 | Making it look easy: Matz wins 7th straight
Here was the devil's bargain Mets manager Terry Collins faced with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park. Reigning National League MVP Bryce Harper was at the plate, representing the tying run. Closer Jeurys Familia was ready to go in the bullpen. Collins, instead, stuck with rookie right-hander Steven Matz. This was a big game for the Mets, as games in May go. But some things matter more than one victory.
5/25/2016 | Familia sets Mets' mark with nailbiting save
Jeurys Familia has spent his past year building a resume as one of the best closers in Mets history. When he escaped a two-on, no-outs jam Wednesday to seal a 2-0 win over the Nationals, Familia set a franchise record with his 32nd consecutive regular-season save conversion dating back to last season, passing Billy Wagner's 31 straight from 2006-07.
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