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4/18/2014 | Ike's time as a Met ends with trade to Bucs

The Mets on Friday announced the club has acquired right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder Ike Davis.


4/18/2014 | C. Young returns to Mets' lineup

Following his recovery from an injured right quadriceps, Chris Young returned to the lineup on Friday, batting fifth and playing center field against the Braves.


4/18/2014 | Matsuzaka to back up injured starters

Terry Collins announced plans to use recently promoted Daisuke Matsuzaka as injury insurance in case either of his hurting rotation members, Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia, is unable to take his scheduled turn.


4/18/2014 | Collins hoping for better fortunes at home

Terry Collins is hopeful that his club can turn around its fortunes at Citi Field as they begin a 10-game homestand. "We've got to play better at home, which the last two years really kept us from being a team that was in the hunt," he said.


4/17/2014 | Through hitting system, Mets aim to build winner

What began as gentle prodding from staff members in Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's regime -- swing at strikes, not at balls -- has evolved into a system in which hitters are graded, judged, evaluated, acquired, traded, released and paid based upon their adherence to the Bases Per Out system.


4/16/2014 | Young to return to lineup vs. Harang, Braves

Chris Young is ready to get his season started. A right quadriceps injury kept him out of the Mets' lineup for nearly three weeks, but he will finally retake his place in New York's lineup on Friday against Atlanta.


4/16/2014 | Mets complete sweep behind solid Gee

Dillon Gee's seven shutout innings Wednesday put a cherry on their winning road trip, leading to a 5-2 victory over the D-backs and a 6-3 romp through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix. Leaving home a struggling club, the Mets will return to Citi Field this weekend sitting one game above .500.


4/16/2014 | Mets bring up Matsuzaka, outright lefty Lannan

The Mets selected right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas and outrighted left-hander John Lannan on Wednesday.


4/16/2014 | C. Young eager to get back with Mets

Considering that Chris Young landed on the disabled list before his first plate appearance with the Mets, the outfielder considers his return Friday to be his real season debut.


4/16/2014 | Steady playing time benefitting E. Young

For Eric Young, the difference between the first week of this season and everything since has been staggering. After starting 0-for-15, he was hitting .361 heading into Wednesday.


4/16/2014 | Duo looking for turnaround in Arizona

Starters Dillon Gee and Brandon McCarthy will each look to change their fortunes in Wednesday's 12:40 p.m. MST (3:40 ET) series finale between the Mets and D-backs at Chase Field, with the Mets looking for a sweep.


4/16/2014 | Mets respond to injuries with rout of D-backs

The Mets scored a season-high nine runs in a 9-0 rout of the D-backs on Tuesday at Chase Field. Kirk Nieuwenhuis finished with a homer and three RBIs.


4/16/2014 | Mejia exits start due to blister on middle finger

Mets starter Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's 9-0 win against the D-backs after five innings with what manager Terry Collins termed "a hell of a blister" on his right middle finger, but he expects to make his next start.


4/15/2014 | Granderson pays tribute to Robinson on cleats

Curtis Granderson proudly showed off the pair of cleats he had custom made for Tuesday's Jackie Robinson Day celebration at Chase Field -- black with white trim and the words "Thank You Jackie" printed on the back.


4/15/2014 | Lagares to 15-day DL; Granderson day to day

The Mets placed Juan Lagares on the disabled list Tuesday, a day after he strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball. To take Lagares' spot, the Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.


4/14/2014 | Granderson, Lagares depart with injuries

Five innings after crashing into Chase Field's right-field wall, a banged-up Curtis Granderson left Monday's game against the D-backs. X-rays on Granderson's left rib cage, left forearm and left knee all came back negative. Moments later, Juan Lagares departed with a strained right hamstring after grounding into a fielder's choice.


4/14/2014 | Mejia, Arroyo look to keep ball in the yard

Consider it a minor miracle that despite the 10 runs between them, neither the Mets nor D-backs homered in Monday's series opener. The teams entered this week having given up the first- and second-most home runs of any club in the Majors. Tuesday's starters, right-handers Bronson Arroyo and Jenrry Mejia, have given up a combined five home runs in 20 1/3 innings this season.


4/14/2014 | Mets' Triple-A starting pitchers on a roll

The Mets' Triple-A pitchers continue knocking on the Major League door. One day after Daisuke Matsuzaka carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning for Triple-A Las Vegas, Rafael Montero did likewise in a win over Fresno.


4/14/2014 | Duda's four hits, Wheeler's solid start carry Mets

On a night when the Mets lost two outfielders due to injury, Lucas Duda and Zack Wheeler did all they could to ensure it wouldn't matter. Wheeler delivered a quality start and Duda rapped out four hits Monday for the Mets, who escaped with a 7-3 win over the D-backs despite losing Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares to injuries.


4/13/2014 | Collmenter looks to give D-backs a shot in the arm

Both Zack Wheeler and Josh Collmenter will look to return to familiar form when the Mets take on the D-backs in the first game of the three-game series on Monday in Phoenix.


4/13/2014 | Chavez, Santiago seek first wins in AL West clash

A's starter Jesse Chavez and Angels left-hander Hector Santiago are crucial to their teams' rebuilt rotations early in 2014. And when the American League West rivals meet Monday night at 7:05 p.m. PT at Angel Stadium to start a three-game series, both will be pitching for their first wins of the season.


4/13/2014 | Colon surrenders back-to-back-to-back homers in first

The Angels spent Sunday blasting New York's staff veteran, Bartolo Colon, for nine runs in a 14-2 loss, undoing much of the good work the Mets had accomplished earlier in the week.


4/13/2014 | Wright, Murphy ejected in seventh

David Wright and Daniel Murphy were both ejected in the seventh inning for arguing with home-plate umpire Toby Basner.


4/13/2014 | Mets take much-needed break from batting practice

No batting practice Sunday morning for the Mets. No need for it. After playing 24 innings in their first two games at Angel Stadium, stepping to the plate a total of 98 times as a team, the Mets were more interested in a morning of much-needed rest.


4/13/2014 | Granderson says youth need to learn about pioneers

Granderson bemoaned the fact that he never seemed to hear as much about Aaron growing up as he did Babe Ruth. But Major League Baseball has worked hard in recent years to increase its popularity among black youths, and Tuesday's Jackie Robinson Day is an annual reminder of that.




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