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6/29/2015 | Aggressive Granderson earning his contract

Mets fans can be forgiven for constantly asking when their team is going to go out and get a hitter, because the offense -- currently 26th in baseball in run scoring at 3.58 per game -- has clearly not done its part to support the consistently excellent pitching, which is 6th at 3.73 runs allowed per game.


6/29/2015 | Grandy #ASGWorthy lately, but is it enough?

It may be too late for Steven Matz to make the All-Star team, and likely for any Mets position player as well. But the Mets should still have some worthy representative at the 2015 game, despite their struggles on the 2015 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot.


6/29/2015 | Mets shouldn't give up future to compete now

Despite all the bumps in the road, the Mets are 2 1/2 games out of first place in the National League East and two out in the NL Wild Card race. But there's something larger at work, illustrated by Steven Matz's impressive Major League league debut on Sunday .


6/29/2015 | Mets gear up for crucial stretch of schedule

The Mets will hit the midway point of what could be a pivotal year in the franchise's trajectory this week, and Mets manager Terry Collins isn't taking anything for granted. He knows his team cannot rest on what's been an up-and-down, but overall successful first half.


6/28/2015 | Meet the Matz: Historic debut for Mets lefty

Turns out all the Mets' flagging offense needed was … another starting pitcher. Steven Matz cracked a two-run double in his first big league plate appearance Sunday, en route to a three-hit, four-RBI day in his Major League debut. Three innings after his double, Matz grounded a single through the left side to improve to 2-for-2. An inning after that, he singled home two runs to tie the franchise records for hits and RBIs in a game by a pitcher.


6/28/2015 | Lagares takes back homer with great catch

Maybe Juan Lagares wanted to play 13 innings. Because of his home run-robbing catch in the eighth inning, eventually the Mets and Reds did. Lagares' leaping play took a homer away from Cininnati outfielder Jay Bruce and preserved a 1-1 tie before the Mets completed Saturday's suspended game with a 2-1 win in extras.


6/28/2015 | Murphy's return means new infield alignment for Mets

A successful rehab stint at has infielder Daniel Murphy set to rejoin the Mets after a three-and-a-half week absence.


6/27/2015 | Harvey getting his groove back on mound

Matt Harvey had a feeling his day might be cut short, with a light drizzle falling from grey pregame skies and the forecast calling for more. In the end, it was, if even just by a bit.


6/27/2015 | Mets-Reds game suspended after six innings

The Mets were one hit away from getting Matt Harvey a win and the team a rain-shortened victory Saturday. But with the bases loaded and two out in the bottom of the sixth, red-hot Curtis Granderson flew out to left, holding the score at 1-1. That's where it will stay until Sunday when the Mets and Reds complete the suspended game starting at 1:10 p.m. The regularly scheduled Sunday game will follow the completed game.


6/27/2015 | Johan reportedly puts comeback on hold

Two-time American League Cy Young Award winner Johan Santana has put a halt to his attempt to try to come back from injury and pitch again in the Major Leagues this season, according to a report.


6/27/2015 | Matz ready for his Major League debut

While the rest of Mets organization sees their powerful left and right arms, working almost in tandem, well into the future, Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom can delve back to the past.


6/27/2015 | Matz makes MLB debut in Mets-Reds series finale

With the two starters in Sunday's series finale between the Mets and Reds at Citi Field, experience is at a premium. New York lefty Steven Matz, 24, and Cincinnati righty Josh Smith, 27, have a combined three Major League innings pitched between them. Smith owns all three as Matz is making his much anticipated Major League debut.


6/26/2015 | Grandy in midst of power surge at right time

It seems Curtis Granderson home runs -- like berries, balloons and honey oats -- come in bunches. The right fielder's leadoff home run accounted for half of the Mets' hit and run output in Friday's 2-1 win over the Reds at Citi Field, once again providing a slight electric spike in what's recently been a flat-line offense.


6/26/2015 | Reds have no answers for Syndergaard

Given how impressive Jacob deGrom has been, and the weekly soap opera surrounding Matt Harvey, and the fact that Steven Matz will soon enter the building, Noah Syndergaard -- not so long ago the center of attention, an uber-prospect worth watching -- has recently shifted into the shadows.


6/26/2015 | Tejada day to day with left elbow contusion

Mets infielder Ruben Tejada left Friday's 2-1 win over the Reds in the top of the fifth due to a left elbow contusion, half an inning after taking a Johnny Cueto fastball off the joint. Tejada is day to day, but will likely sit Saturday.


6/26/2015 | Alderson willing to spend if talent available

With five weeks until the non-waiver Trade Deadline, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson insisted Friday that he has been "aggressive" in pursuing potential deals to boost a sagging offense. Yet he cautioned that the market has yet to produce anything tempting enough for him to pull the trigger on a deal.


6/26/2015 | Murphy nearing return; Wright's status TBD

While Daniel Murphy continues to progress in his rehab from a strained left quad, David Wright's situation remains "murky," according to general manager Sandy Alderson.


6/26/2015 | Matz's arrival signals return to 6-man rotation

In announcing top prospect Steven Matz's pending promotion on Friday, the Mets officially moved back to the six-man rotation that they used and abandoned once already this season.


6/26/2015 | Harvey continuing All-Star push vs. Lorenzen, Reds

Even with the six-man rotation back for the Mets, Matt Harvey should still get two more chances to prove he's worthy of a spot on the National League All-Star team. That first chance comes Saturday against the Midsummer Classic's hosts, the Reds, against rookie Michael Lorenzen at Citi Field.


6/25/2015 | What to expect: Steven Matz

When Noah Syndergaard was called up to help the Mets' rotation in May, the question that soon followed was, "When will Steven Matz get a shot?"


6/25/2015 | Confident deGrom continues to spin gems

When All-Star Game festivities begin next month, Jacob deGrom and Jeurys Familia -- the two pitchers who combined on the Mets' 2-0 shutout of the Brewers on Thursday, snapping their season-high seven game losing streak on the last day of a nightmare eight-game road trip -- will almost certainly be there. Matt Harvey might not be, which is more a testament to just how good deGrom has been.


6/25/2015 | Cueto set to face Syndergaard in return to hill

After taking a few extra days to rest his elbow, Reds ace Johnny Cueto is ready to hit the hill against Noah Syndergaard and the Mets on at 7:10 p.m. ET on Friday at Citi Field.


6/25/2015 | Matz to join Mets' rotation this weekend

After months of dominating the highest level of the Minors, Steven Matz is set to join the Mets this weekend.


6/25/2015 | deGrom ends Mets' slide in Milwaukee

Jacob deGrom blanked the Brewers for eight innings Thursday in the Mets' 2-0 win at Miller Park, snapping New York's seven-game losing streak and denying Milwaukee's bid for its first series sweep.


6/25/2015 | Collins ejected in 4th inning arguing out at 2B

The frustrations of a seven-game losing streak finally boiled over into an ejection for Mets manager Terry Collins, during Thursday's streak-snapping 2-0 victory over the Brewers.




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