9/23/2016 | Conforto regains late-season swagger with clutch HR
Michael Conforto's bat helped push the Mets into the postseason and on to their unlikely World Series run in 2015. One year later, his team is hoping he can push them there again.
9/23/2016 | Collins' bullpen shuffle paying off for Mets
No sooner had Terry Collins opted to take his starting pitcher, Gabriel Ynoa, out of the Mets' 10-5 win over the Phillies on Friday than he began weaving a bullpen thread through his mind.
9/23/2016 | Gilmartin, Mets continue NL Wild Card quest vs. Phils
Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Saturday night's game against the Phillies at Citi Field because of strep throat. Sean Gilmartin will start in his place. The announcement came a day after New York scratched Steven Matz because of soreness in his left shoulder.
9/23/2016 | Strep throat forces Syndergaard to skip Saturday start
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will not make his scheduled start Saturday due to strep throat. Left-hander Sean Gilmartin will start in his place.
9/23/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Mets barrel up, walk off
On Thursday, the Statcast™ lab introduced barrels, a new metric that combines exit velocity and launch angle to identify the best contact. The Mets then went out and provided two good examples.
9/22/2016 | Thriller night: Mets turn page with emotional win
The Mets said they had put the disappointment of Wednesday behind them. "Everything that happened yesterday and the day before is in the past," Asdrubal Cabrera said Thursday night. Sure it is. Easy to say now, because of what Cabrera did in the 11th inning against the Phillies. His three-run home run off Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos and the resulting 9-8 Mets win didn't erase what happened a day before, but it sure did change the story at Citi Field.
9/22/2016 | Ynoa to sub for Matz in 2nd MLB start vs. Phils
Steven Matz had been scheduled to pitch against the Phillies at Citi Field, but he was scratched because of pain and discomfort in his left shoulder on Thursday. Rookie right-hander Gabrial Ynoa will pitch in his place opposite the Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson.
9/22/2016 | NYC hails a Cab(rera)! Met's HR wows Citi
Ender Inciarte was safely in Miami with the Braves. No one was going to take this win away from the Mets, who needed it so badly. They had to work all night and they had to come back three times, but when it was all over Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run home run off Edubray Ramos in the 11th inning gave them a dramatic 9-8 win over the Phillies Thursday night at Citi Field.
9/22/2016 | Davis, Satin return to their roots in Brooklyn
Coney Island is familiar territory for Ike Davis and Josh Satin, as is all that makes up the kaleidoscopic nature of baseball there. The color-coated hot dogs racing down the left field line, the red-yellow roller coasters rumbling beyond the outfield wall, the ocean breeze streaming from the stands in right, that, if turned stiff, can bat down home run balls like bricks. Coney Island is baseball home for them, in some ways, the place where Davis and Satin began professional careers that would culminate in careers with the New York Mets.
9/22/2016 | Matz's shoulder sore, will not start Friday
Mets pitcher Steven Matz, who is recovering from a left shoulder inpingement, will not start Friday as originally scheduled. General manager Sandy Alderson announced Thursday that Matz experienced shoulder soreness following Wednesday's bullpen session at Citi Field.
9/22/2016 | In disbelief, Mets can only tip cap to Inciarte
Skying over the right-center-field wall, the Braves' Ender Inciarte turned a win -- Yoenis Cespedes' drive was clearly headed over the wall for a three-run homer -- into a 4-3 Mets loss and a three-game series sweep on Wednesday night.
9/22/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Inciarte leaves all in awe
According to Statcast™, Yoenis Cespedes hit the final out of Wednesday's 4-3 Braves win over the Mets with an exit velocity of 101.7 mph and a launch angle of 28 degrees. Such batted balls are a hit 84 percent of the time and a home run 72 percent of the time. Ender Inciarte made sure this one was neither.
9/21/2016 | Game Ender! Walk-off dazzler denies Mets
Yoenis Cespedes nearly won Wednesday night's game for the Mets on a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth, but center fielder Ender Inciarte robbed him with a leaping catch at the wall. The resulting 4-3 win was the sixth in a row for the Braves at Citi Field and their fifth straight overall.
9/21/2016 | Mets expect hard-fought set from Phillies
The Mets have had success against their closest geographical rival, winning six of their last nine games against the Phillies, but New York knows its four-game set with Philadelphia, which starts on Thursday night at Citi Field, will provide its own set of challenges.
9/21/2016 | Bruce understands rationale for benching
When Jay Bruce learned Wednesday that he was out of the Mets' starting lineup for the third time in four games, he told Terry Collins "exactly what a manager wants to hear." Bruce acknowledged that he was not happy. But he said he respected Collins' decision, as aware as anyone of his 3-for-38 slump.
9/21/2016 | Collins says Matz 'good to go' for Friday
Steven Matz performed well enough in a bullpen session Wednesday that the Mets are now penciling him in to start Friday against the Phillies.
9/21/2016 | Tebow drawing crowds to Mets' spring home
Where most days of instructional league workouts would attract a couple dozen spectators -- mostly family members of the players, plus maybe a scout or two -- the back fields at Tradition Field in Port St. Lucie, Fla. -- at least for the past three days -- have been the place to be. The 200-plus fans lined up around the fields on Wednesday were there to see Tim Tebow, the former Heisman Trophy winner, Florida Gator and NFL quarterback who is attempting to turn himself into a Major League ballplayer.
9/21/2016 | Piazza's post-9/11 homer: 15 years ago
On Sept. 21, 2001, 10 days after the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in New York, Mike Piazza provided a small dose of healing for a city rebounding from tragedy.
9/20/2016 | Collins on sitting Bruce: 'My job is to try to win'
Terry Collins called it "one of the worst things you can do as a manager," pinch-hitting for a player with the pedigree of Jay Bruce. Certainly, this was not what Collins or anyone envisioned when the Mets traded for Bruce on Aug. 1, hoping he could provide the same sort of spark Yoenis Cespedes did down the stretch last summer.
9/20/2016 | Flores gets 2nd cortisone shot, eyes return
When Wilmer Flores first collided with Braves catcher A.J. Pierzynski at home plate on Sept. 10, the Mets called his injury a neck contusion that should dissipate within days. Reality has been more difficult for Flores, who remains sidelined with a bone bruise in his right wrist. Due to lingering discomfort in the area, Flores returned to Manhattan's Hospital for Special Surgery on Monday, receiving his second cortisone injection in four days.
9/20/2016 | deGrom set for surgery to repair ulnar nerve damage
Jacob deGrom's season will officially come to an end later this week, when he undergoes surgery to repair nerve damage in his right elbow. The Mets expect deGrom to be ready for the start of Spring Training.
9/20/2016 | Tebow goes deep during instructional league BP
It wasn't exactly the "Shot Heard 'Round the World," but when an ex-football player who is trying to become a Major Leaguer at the age of 29 hits one out, it's news.
9/19/2016 | Track record suggests Thor's blip is just that
Circumstances have made Noah Syndergaard the bona fide ace of the Mets' pitching staff. Syndergaard is lined up to start the National League Wild Card Game if the Mets qualify for it. Syndergaard will be the club's most-trusted starting pitcher if it advances deeper into October. And so the Mets could not help but blanch when Syndergaard, of all people, coughed up five runs on Monday in a 7-3 loss to the last-place Braves, arresting New York's climb up the NL Wild Card standings.
9/19/2016 | Facing Teheran, Mets may have hands full
Of the 127 starts Julio Teheran has made in the Major Leagues, a June 19 one-hitter against the Mets at Citi Field was easily the best. The Braves right-hander will return to Queens to face Robert Gsellman and the postseason-hopeful Mets on Tuesday night at 7:10 ET.
9/19/2016 | Blair, Braves stand up to Thor in New York
Atlanta knocked Noah Syndergaard out of Monday night's series opener in the fourth inning, tagging him for five runs in a 7-3 win over the Mets. The loss put New York at risk of losing ground to the Giants and Cardinals, who entered Monday's play within one and two games, respectively, of the Mets in the National League Wild Card race.
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