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7/23/2016 | Duda takes swings for first time since injury

Lucas Duda may still be a couple of weeks away from playing in any games, but the Mets' first baseman joined the team in Miami and took swings for the first time during his rehab process Saturday.


7/23/2016 | Piazza embracing Cooperstown experience

Set off from Cooperstown's main drag by a cluster of picturesque streets on one side, from Otsego Lake by a rich green lawn on the other, Otesaga Hotel is this weekend's social center for Baseball Hall of Famers. That includes Hall of Fame-elect Mike Piazza, who has just hours to go before his induction into Cooperstown at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, with coverage beginning on MLB Network and MLB.com at 11 a.m.


7/23/2016 | Stanton, Fernandez too much for Mets to handle

Jose Fernandez on Saturday continued to dominate at Marlins Park, and Giancarlo Stanton nearly damaged the stadium's accessories in Miami's 7-2 victory over the Mets. Fernandez struck out seven and allowed two runs over seven innings, while Stanton smacked a two-run homer off the auxiliary scoreboard in left field among his four hits and three RBIs on a night the Marlins evened the three-game set.


7/23/2016 | Matz aims to get back in win column vs. Marlins

Steven Matz said after his last start that the bone spur in his left elbow is not to blame for his recent woes. Rather, he needs to execute pitches better, which he'll attempt to do Sunday as the Mets and Marlins conclude a three-game set with the rubber match at Marlins Park. Jose Urena starts for the Marlins. New York trails Miami by 1 1/2 games for the second National League Wild Card spot.


7/23/2016 | Reyes shows ability to wreak havoc at top of lineup

A Mets offense that has struggled for much of the season caught a glimpse Friday night of the many ways it can score when Jose Reyes is wreaking havoc atop the lineup. Reyes scored two of New York's five runs and drove in another to help the Mets defeat the Marlins, 5-3, at Marlins Park. The third baseman finished 3-for-5, marking his first three-hit performance of 2016.


7/23/2016 | Awe in the Familia: Met streak elite at 50

It might not have been as easy as most, but Jeurys Familia locked down his 50th consecutive regular-season save in the Mets' 5-3 win over the Marlins on Friday night at Marlins Park. Familia's streak, which dates back to back to Aug. 1 of last year, is now the fourth-longest streak in Major League history.


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.




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