9/29/2014 | Mets' 2015 plan includes small but impactful changes
The Mets have no grand plans to change much over the winter. When pitchers and catchers report to Port St. Lucie, Fla., four and a half months from now, the roster will not look markedly different from the one that populated Citi Field last Sunday. But the Mets have reason to believe that with even modest improvements, they can be significantly better.
9/29/2014 | Rookie arms dazzled, but Mets fell short of goals in '14
When Matt Harvey decided to undergo Tommy John surgery last October, a bit of optimism leaked out of the Mets' 2014 season. The Mets still genuinely believed they could achieve a playoff berth -- that's why general manager Sandy Alderson originally brought up the topic of 90 wins as a benchmark. But even with the seasons of Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia, the Mets fell short.
9/28/2014 | Duda caps breakout year with 30th home run
In the bottom of the eighth inning on Sunday, Lucas Duda walloped a changeup from Michael Foltynewicz into the right-center-field bullpen, his 30th home run of the season, to score Daniel Murphy and solidify the Mets' 8-3 victory over the Astros. That capped off a two-hit day that included a two-run double in the fifth, giving him 92 RBIs for the year.
9/28/2014 | Mets close season optimistic for next year
Bartolo Colon's six innings of three-run ball made him a 15-game winner at age 41, and Lucas Duda's career-high 89th and 90th RBIs put the Mets ahead for good, before his 30th homer iced the Mets' 8-3 victory on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.
9/28/2014 | Abreu exits to ovation, savors last moments in uniform
It was a moment 18 years and 2,425 games in the making. In the fifth inning Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, with a line-drive single to left, Bobby Abreu recorded his final big league hit. He waved his batting helmet to acknowledge a standing ovation from the fans at Citi Field and received the ball he hit before departing for a pinch-runner.
9/28/2014 | Colon posts 15th win, reaches 200 innings in Game 162
Bartolo Colon completed his eighth season of at least 200 innings and his eighth with at least 15 wins with the Mets' 8-3 victory on Sunday. And he did it all at age 41.
9/27/2014 | Worth the wait: Duda's walk-off HR in ninth lifts Mets
Lucas Duda waited until the Mets were down to their last out to put his team ahead, his two-run home run off the foul pole in right field giving New York a dramatic 2-1 win over the Astros on Saturday night.
9/27/2014 | McHugh returns to Citi a success story
Handshakes and hugs awaited Collin McHugh when the Mets'-turned Astros' pitcher showed up at Citi Field this weekend, having just completed a breakout rookie season. Rising through the Minors alongside Zack Wheeler, Jacob deGrom and others, McHugh debuted at Citi in 2012 but struggled. The Mets later traded him to the Rockies, who ultimately designated him for assignment.
9/27/2014 | Familia prime candidate for Rookie of Year votes
Jacob deGrom may not be the only Mets player to garner National League Rookie of the Year votes. Though reliever Jeurys Familia earned his first taste of the big leagues in 2012, he did not pitch enough innings in '12 or '13 to expend his rookie eligibility. That means his 2.27 ERA in 75 1/3 innings entering Saturday's play -- plus five saves -- makes him a prime candidate at least to receive some mention on the ballot.
9/26/2014 | Altuve continues quest for batting title vs. Mets
Jose Altuve enters Saturday's Astros-Mets contest at Citi Field with a six-point lead in the race for the American League batting title. Standing in his way will be Mets rookie Rafael Montero.
9/26/2014 | Torres surrenders three runs after Niese's exit
Left-hander Jon Niese, who cruised into the sixth inning of the Mets' 3-1 loss to the Astros at Citi Field, exited the game after 5 1/3 scoreless frames Friday night with what the team called an elevated heart rate.
9/26/2014 | Niese exits final start with elevated heart rate
Pitching in the sixth at Citi Field, Jon Niese gave up a leadoff single 86-mph cut fastball to Gregorio Petit, who was cut down stealing second on the next pitch. Niese appeared to grimace on that offering, leaving the game after a brief consultation with trainer Ray Ramirez.
9/26/2014 | Challenge overturns stolen base call in second inning
Dexter Fowler was originally called out on a stolen base that would have ended the second inning, but the umpires overturned the call.
9/26/2014 | d'Arnaud to have surgery for bone spur next week
Mets doctors have diagnosed Travis d'Arnaud with a bone spur that broke off inside his elbow and have scheduled surgery for next week to remove it.
9/26/2014 | Durable, reliable Abreu decides to retire after 18 seasons
Longtime Major League outfielder Bobby Abreu, a veteran of 18 big league seasons with six teams, on Friday announced his retirement. Abreu, who will finish his career with the Mets this weekend, is a .291 career hitter with a .395 on-base percentage and 288 home runs.
9/25/2014 | Harvey attends Jeter's farewell to Yankee Stadium
As the Mets wrapped up their final road trip of the year on Thursday, Matt Harvey was back in New York as usual. But Harvey was not in his East Village apartment watching the Mets on television. He was at Yankee Stadium, soaking in the atmosphere of Derek Jeter's final home game.
9/25/2014 | Burkhardt signs off for last time on Mets coverage
The accolades have always belonged to Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling, who have highlighted SNY's Mets coverage since 2006. But ask any of them about that success and they will inevitably mention Kevin Burkhardt, who wrapped up his reporting for the final time on Thursday.
9/25/2014 | Struggling to find form, Gee ends 'frustrating' season
Right-hander Dillon Gee allowed four runs in five innings of a no-decision on Thursday in the Mets' 7-4 win to cap what he called a "frustrating" season.
9/25/2014 | Mets split as Wheeler wraps season of 'huge strides'
Mets righty Zack Wheeler wrapped up his season with five innings of three-run ball in a 3-0 loss to the Nationals, finishing his first full big league season with an 11-11 record.
9/25/2014 | den Dekker lifts Mets, states case for '15
Matt den Dekker, competing for a roster spot in 2015, drove in the go-ahead run in the eighth inning of the Mets' 7-4 win over the Nationals on Thursday in the first game of a doubleheader. He finished 2-for-4 with a walk, two runs scored and an RBI. Curtis Granderson posted three RBIs of his own.
9/25/2014 | Two challenges favor Nats against Mets
Matt Williams successfully challenged an out call in the bottom of the third. Five innings later, his counterpart, Terry Collins, was unsuccessful when he challenged a play at second.
9/25/2014 | Gee's flinch snaps Mets' admirable balk-less streak
Poring over some statistics earlier this week, Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen realized his team was on the brink of one of baseball's statistical oddities: Mets pitchers had nearly become the first National League team in 15 years to go an entire season without balking. But Dillon Gee snapped that streak on Thursday.
9/25/2014 | Altuve looks to finish off Astros' first batting title
Mets lefty Jon Niese (9-11, 3.50 ERA), who's looking to set a career low in ERA and a career high in innings, gets the start for the Mets against the Astros and Brad Peacock on Friday night at Citi Field.
9/24/2014 | Wright: I'm learning when pain is too much
David Wright's willingness to play through pain became clear three years ago, when he spent weeks battling through a stress fracture in his lower back. Only then did he succumb to the injury, ultimately missing two months.
9/24/2014 | Mets rained out in DC; split twin bill Thursday
Wednesday's game between the Mets and Nationals was postponed due to rain. The teams will play a split doubleheader on Thursday, with start times at 1:05 p.m. ET and 7:05. Tickets for Wednesday's game are good for the 1:05 p.m. half of the doubleheader.
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