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6/29/2016 | Mets searching for answers after sweep

One of the most-hyped Mets season in history already peeling back at the edges, manager Terry Collins paused and sighed when asked about the must-win nature of Wednesday's series finale at Nationals Park. The Mets entered the night losers of three straight, two of those against the arch-rival Nats. Additional series loomed against the Cubs, Marlins and Nationals, playoff threats all, making a still-young season seem a little bit older.

6/29/2016 | Nats sweep Mets behind Scherzer, Murphy

Max Scherzer delivered a dominant performance, holding the Mets to two hits across 7 1/3 shutout innings, and Daniel Murphy hit two home runs to guide the Nationals to a 4-2 victory Wednesday night at Nationals Park to complete a three-game sweep.

6/29/2016 | Granderson scratched with sore right calf

Optimism turned to realism about an hour before game time Wednesday at Nationals Park, where the Mets scratched outfielder Curtis Granderson from the starting lineup due to a sore right calf. Granderson had departed Tuesday's game after a fourth-inning rain delay for the same reason.

6/29/2016 | Cubs, Mets square off for first time since NLCS

Thursday will be the first time the Cubs and Mets have played each other since the National League Championship Series last October. In the series opener -- which is both an MLB Network Showcase Game and an MLB Plus game -- all eyes will be on Mets starter Steven Matz. Chicago counters with veteran John Lackey.

6/29/2016 | Berrios, Difo among top prospect performers Tuesday

Twins No. 1 prospect Jose Berrios was among the top prospect performers on Tuesday in the Minors.

6/28/2016 | Granderson day to day with sore right calf

One of the only Mets starters to last the season's first three months without a significant injury, Curtis Granderson departed Tuesday's 5-0 loss to the Nationals after a rain delay because he was unable to "get loose," according to the team. The culprit turned out to be a sore right calf, which has bothered Granderson since Saturday in Atlanta.

6/28/2016 | Mets not rushing Reyes back to big leagues

Through three games at two Minor League levels since signing with the Mets, Jose Reyes is 0-for-9 with a fielding error, including an 0-for-4 evening with a run scored Tuesday for Double-A Binghamton at Altoona.

6/28/2016 | Nats blank Mets in Giolito's abbreviated debut

Tuesday's game between the Nationals and Mets endured two rain delays, but it didn't stop the Nationals from blanking their division rival, 5-0, at Nationals Park. The Nationals are five games ahead of the Mets in the National League East.

6/28/2016 | Nats go for sweep of Mets behind Scherzer

The Nationals will send their ace to the mound on Wednesday as they look to sweep the Mets and extend their National League East lead in the series finale at Nationals Park.

6/28/2016 | Thor, Matz dealing with elbow spurs, still in rotation

Though the Mets confirmed on Tuesday that pitchers Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard are both suffering from bone spurs in the backs of their pitching elbows, the spurs are different enough to warrant divergent methods of management.

6/28/2016 | Mets prospects Smith, Herrera named to Futures Game

Perhaps the future right side of the Mets' infield for years to come, first baseman Dominic Smith and second baseman Dilson Herrera will represent the organization during the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game in San Diego on July 10.

6/28/2016 | Gooden takes CenterStage to reflect on career

It took a trip to prison for Dwight "Doc" Gooden to confront himself. Years of drug and alcohol abuse had put a dent on his career, leaving him to retire in 2000 with an impressive résumé but not the sort that many foresaw for him when he was superstar at age 20.

6/28/2016 | Syndergaard denies he has bone spur in elbow

One of Sandy Alderson's mantras as Mets general manager is that a team can never have too much pitching. Arms are fickle. These days, the Mets seem intent on proving it. Hours after the Mets revealed that Steven Matz is battling a bone spur in his elbow, multiple reports indicated that Noah Syndergaard has a similar injury, despite denials from the pitcher himself.

6/28/2016 | Happ, McKinney among top prospect performers Monday

Cubs prospects Ian Happ and Billy McKinney were among the top prospect performers Monday in the Minors.

6/27/2016 | Pipeline preview: Marquez looks to keep rolling for Yard Goats

Rockies No. 12 prospect German Marquez starts for Double-A Hartford at 7:05 p.m. ET against New Hampshire on MiLB.TV.

6/27/2016 | Mets agree with 2nd-round Draft pick Alonso

The Mets continued the process of signing their Draft picks on Monday, inking second-rounder Pete Alonso to a below-slot deal of $909,200, according to's Jim Callis. Alonso, a first baseman from the University of Florida, hit .374 with 14 homers in 58 games for the Gators.

6/27/2016 | Lagares ready to begin rehab assignment

Mets outfielder Juan Lagares will begin a Minor League rehab assignment Tuesday for Double-A Binghamton, perhaps putting struggling backup Alejandro De Aza on notice.

6/27/2016 | Yo has chance to be top vote-getting NL OF

Yoenis Cespedes is charging forward hard enough in All-Star Game voting that he has a chance not only to make the team, but also to become the most popular National League outfielder on the ballot.

6/27/2016 | Former Mets, Cubs slugger Hickman dies at 79

Jim Hickman, one of the Mets' first power hitters and an outfielder imprinted forever in All-Star Game history, died this weekend in Jackson, Tenn. He was 79. The Mets confirmed his death Monday.

6/27/2016 | Mets hold workout for Gurriel in Florida

Yulieski Gurriel posed for the camera in a Mets T-shirt, shorts and cap, sitting at a locker with his nameplate above it. Gurriel may not be a Mets employee, but the organization is at least going through the proper avenues to ensure that he could become one.

6/27/2016 | Nats run wild on Mets with 11 unanswered runs

The Nationals stole six bases and scored 11 unanswered runs to storm back from an early deficit and defeat the Mets, 11-4, on Monday night at Nationals Park.

6/27/2016 | Giolito debuts vs. Harvey, defending NL champs

When top prospect Lucas Giolito makes his Major League debut Tuesday, he'll have himself a high-pressure assignment. Giolito, whom ranks as the No. 1 prospect in all of baseball, will take on Matt Harvey and the defending National League champion Mets in the second of a three-game series at Nationals Park.

6/27/2016 | Mets consider skipping Matz's next start

The Mets are considering skipping Steven Matz's start Wednesday against the Nationals due to continued left elbow soreness. Matz traveled back to New York to see a doctor on Monday before rejoining the Mets in Washington.

6/27/2016 | Yanks' Judge leads Prospect Team of the Week

Aaron Judge seems to have solved Triple-A pitching in June. He's hitting a robust .345/.467/.701 with more homers (eight) and walks (17) than he had in his first two months of this season combined. He led the Minors with five homers and 29 total bases last week, and he could take over in right field for New York should the Yankees go into sell mode and trade the resurgent Carlos Beltran.

6/27/2016 | Ever-tightening All-Star races going to the wire

Entering the final 72 hours of the 2016 Esurance MLB All-Star Game Ballot, it seems increasingly likely that Major League Baseball's tradition of surprising late-surge selections will continue as fans decide the starting position players for the 87th All-Star Game presented by MasterCard on July 12 in San Diego.

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