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Muhammad Wilkerson is not practicing on Wednesday and won't be playing in the Jets' preseason game against the Falcons on Friday, Manish Mehta of the Daily News Reports (Aug. 19).

Wilkerson, who has been dealing with a hamstring injury,?has been limited in practices throughout training camp.

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Matthew Cerrone: The schedule said the Mets were on the road last night, but it certainly didn't sound like it in Baltimore.

Mets fan and t-shirt entrepreneur Darren Meenan bussed?708 members of The?7 Line Army, including comedian Jim Breuer, to Camden Yards, where they sat in blue shirts?around the left field foul pole?and passionately?cheered?on the Mets. In addition, there were hundreds of?other Mets fans scattered throughout the ballpark, which is 200?miles south of?Citi Field.

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Jacob deGrom lowered his ERA to 1.98 on Tuesday by throwing 7 2/3 innings against the Orioles, who scored just one run with five hits, while striking out six times.

"He's one of the best in the game right now, no question," manager Terry Collins said after the game. "I've talked to many other managers and he is one of the first guys they ask about."

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Jeurys Familia notched his 33rd save of the season, though he allowed a hit and walked in two runs with the bases loaded.

?I'm not too sure how many times a lot of these guys have been put in the situation we?re in now, especially Jeurys Familia, in a playoff hunt, pennant race, and he?s the closer for the first time in his life," Terry Collins said, speaking about Familia's recent struggles. "We?re going to ease him through it, get him through it, and today was a good test for him.?

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Curtis Granderson hit two solo home runs as the Mets defeated the Orioles on Tuesday night.

Granderson's leadoff home run was his seventh of the season, which is a franchise record.

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The Mets will call up RHP Logan Verrett from Triple-A Las Vegas and bring him to Baltimore, Adam Rubin of ESPN NY reports (Aug. 18).

To make room for Verrett, the Mets will place RHP?Bobby Parnell on the 15-day disabled list with right shoulder tendinitis, the team said.

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Matthew Cerrone: There was a point in mid-to late-July when Jeurys Familia, Bobby Parnell and Jenrry Mejia looked unbeatable. Then, I blinked. Mejia was suspended?and?Parnell has been a total mess. Now, all of a sudden, Terry Collins can rely only on?Familia and Tyler Clippard.?The rest of his bullpen has sprung a sudden leak...

The Mets?could try to snag some?help?off waivers, such as Addison Reed,?Fernando Rodney,?John Axford, Edward Mujica or?David Aardsma. But because the Nationals have a worse record,?they could easily?block these acquisitions?by putting in a claim on the player themselves.

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David Wright will soon play consecutive nine-inning games with High-A St. Lucie as he continues his rehab from spinal stenosis.

Wright is 4-for-14 in four rehab games so far with St. Lucie. He played nine innings at third base on Aug. 14?and seven innings on Aug. 15, making a fielding?error on Saturday.

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Matthew Cerrone: The Mets are 7-20 with a minus-49 run differential against the Pirates, Cubs, Dodgers and Cardinals, who are other teams currently in position to be in the National League playoffs, according to ESPN Stats & Info.?Similarly, the?Mets are 15-27 against teams over .500. And I don't care...

Seriously, I couldn't care less. So what? The goal here is to make the playoffs, not prove they're the best team in baseball during the regular season. I want the Mets to get into the tournament, then let their rotation do their best to hack away at the competition. I just want them to get a chance, that's all. And if it means beating up on lesser teams to get in to the playoffs while losing to the better teams, then so be it...

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Bobby Parnell and the Mets bullpen spoiled?Matt Harvey's?six-inning, one-run outing by allowing seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings Sunday.

Parnell?threw a?ball to center field during a possible double play after a miscommunication in the middle of the infield meant both SS?Ruben Tejada and 2B?Daniel Murphy were late to cover second base.?Parnell?then allowed an RBI single to?Gregory Polanco, a run-scoring passed ball and an RBI single to?Aramis Ramirez that gave the Pirates a 4-1 lead.

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The Mets (62-52) and the Rockies (47-65) close out their four-game series on Thursday afternoon at Citi Field.

Noah Syndergaard (6-6, 3.01 ERA) gets the start for the Mets against Colorado's RHP Eddie Butler (3-9, 5.50 ERA) at 12:10 p.m. ET.

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Linebacker?IK Enemkpali might be disciplined by the NFL under the personal conduct policy for his altercation?with Geno Smith, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports (Aug. 12).

Enemkpali was released by the Jets after the incident, but if another team does sign the linebacker, he could be disciplined by the league for workplace violence.

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Matt Harvey?threw eight scoreless innings against the Rockies at Citi Field on Tuesday, continuing a dominant stretch in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Harvey is 4-1 with a 1.44 ERA over his last six starts, having pitched at least seven innings and given up two or fewer earned runs in each appearance. He has a 0.40 ERA in his last three starts.

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The Mets (60-52) will take on the Rockies (47-63) in the second game of their four-game series on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

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Jon Niese (6-9, 3.51 ERA) gets the start as the Mets (59-52) oppose Jon Gray?(0-0, 4.50 ERA) and the Rockies (47-62) at Citi Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY in the opener of a four-game series.

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The Mets have activated Michael Cuddyer from the 15-day disabled list and optioned Eric Campbell to Triple-A Las Vegas, the team announced (Aug. 10).

Cuddyer, who last played on July 21, had a two-game rehab stint with High-A St. Lucie while working his way back from a left knee injury.

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Defensive end Kevin Vickerson has been activated from the Physically Unable to Perform list and will be allowed to practice Monday, the team announced (Aug. 10).

Vickerson, who signed with the Jets in March, had been dealing with a hamstring injury.

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Jets veteran RG Willie Colon said he?believes, despite his age, that he can still win the starter's spot this season (Aug. 10).

Colon, 32, is entering his 10th season in the NFL, and is competing with Brian Winters,?Brent Qvale and?Oday Aboushi for the starting job.

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The Mets concluded a six-game road trip through Miami and Tampa, during which they went 4-2.

"It was a good road trip," Sandy Alderson said late Sunday. "It could have been a great road trip, but (the Rays)?played us very well. They've got a good club. We're looking forward to the homestand."

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Jets QB?Geno Smith?was booed by fans during Saturday's Green & White Scrimmage, but the third-year quarterback said he was not bothered by the reaction.

Smith started the night with a few rough passes and was later strip-sacked by linebacker Calvin Pace, leading to more jeers.

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Jets DE?Muhammad Wilkerson?could miss the team's first preseason game against the Lions, head coach Todd Bowles said Saturday (Aug. 8).

Wilkerson hurt his hamstring in what was called a non-serious tweak during last Sunday's practice.?He has not practiced on the field since the injury occurred.

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Wide receiver Chris Owusu has a concussion, Jets head coach Todd Bowles told reporters after Saturday's Green & White Scrimmage (Aug. 8).

According to Bowles, Owusu sustained the concussion during?Friday's practice. Owusu did not play on Saturday and is still going through the concussion protocol.

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Michael Cuddyer may not be activated from the disabled list until Monday, Aug. 11, when the team returns home to face the Rockies, a source told ESPN NY's Adam Rubin (Aug. 6, 3:43 pm).

It was reported Cuddyer would play?in a minor league game Thursday?and rejoin the Mets this weekend in Tampa (Aug 6, 3:05 pm). However, the St. Lucie Mets confirmed that Cuddyer will start a rehab assignment with them on Friday at 6:30PM

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Relief pitcher Jerry Blevins re-injured his left forearm, will undergo surgery and will likely miss the rest of the season, the team announced Thursday (Aug. 6).

Blevins slipped stepping off a curb and re-fractured the distal radial bone in his left arm on Monday. His surgery is set for next week in Boston.

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RHP Rafael Montero threw two scoreless innings for the GCL Mets on Thursday in Port St. Lucie as he resumed his rehab assignment (Aug. 6).

Terry Collins said on Tuesday that he planned to speak with Montero about?revving up his rehab assignment so the Mets can have another quality arm to use?during August and September.

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The Mets acquired LH reliever?Eric O?Flaherty from the A's on Tuesday for a player to be named later.

In his debut for the Mets on Wednesday, he let up four hits and four runs in less than an inning of work. It was hist first appearance since July 29 for the A's.

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The Mets went from three games back of the Nationals?last Thursday to two games ahead of them in NL East, thanks to six-game win streak against D.C. and Miami.

"I know the additions have made a huge difference," manager Terry Collins said after Wednesday's win. "Not just hitting the ball, but having more veterans at this time of year just takes a lot of heat off those younger players who have not been through something like this. ? I think it's going to make a big impact as we go down the road."

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Mets RHP Matt Harvey has allowed two or fewer earned runs in each of his last five starts, during which he's 3-1 with a 1.77 ERA.

In a win against the Marlins on Wednesday, he pitched seven scoreless innings, walked none and struck out six, using 88 pitches and retiring the final 13 hitters he faced.

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The big men up front are in a huge competition for the New York Jets.

The hot spot is at right guard, specifically. And, a week into training camp, there are several players vying for the starting job in front of - and a bit to the right - of quarterback Geno Smith.

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The Mets had what was considered?to be?the worst in baseball. So, the acquired?three bats to fill out the lineup, which?may have also upgraded their defense in the process...


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In an article for?Grantland, Jonah Keri writes?a day-by-day account of the roller-coaster week the Mets went through, starting on July 27.

From the Carlos Gomez trade that failed to materialize, to the three-game sweep over the Nationals, Keri gives a detailed look at the week.

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Jets head coach?Todd Bowles?said after practice on Wednesday that DE Muhammad Wilkerson?is day-to-day with a hamstring injury, but has had no setbacks (Aug 5).

Wilkerson?hurt his hamstring in what was called a non-serious tweak during Sunday's practice.

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The Mets have the sixth-largest attendance increase of all MLB teams during the last year, sources told?Newsday reporter Steven Marcus (Aug. 5, 2015).

So far this season, through 56 home games, Mets?attendance is up 10 percent over last season, the team's chief?revenue officer, Lou DePaoli, told Marcus.

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Nationals OF Jayson Werth told local?reporters on Tuesday?that it's only a matter of time before his team takes back first place from the Mets...

"We're a great second-half team," he said, according to the Washington Post (Aug. 4, 2015). "Half our team has been hurt all year. That's the reality of it. When we all get back, we're right there, in first place. We're a game out now, but I think going forward we can get all back healthy and get rolling and it's our division to lose."

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After two inconsistent?seasons with the Jets, QB?Geno Smith?wants his third year?to be one that changes the course of his career in New York.

?I want my legacy here to be better than what it is now,? Smith said to the Daily News on Tuesday. ?The fans are going to chant. They?re going to have fun. We want to put lots of points on the board and give them lots to cheer about, but I just understand that at this position and at this stage of my career, there?s going to be ups and downs," (Aug. 4).

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David Wright?had a full batting practice session on Tuesday afternoon at Marlins Park as he continued his rehab from lumbar spinal stenosis (Aug. 4).

Tuesday is the first of five straight days of hitting for Wright, who will head to Port St. Lucie on Wednesday to continue rehabbing. After those five days, he is expected to begin playing in rehab games for High-A St. Lucie.

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The Mets (56-50) take on the Marlins (43-63) in the second game of a three-game series on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.

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Mets OF Michael Cuddyer ran in Port St. Lucie on Monday.

He's been on the disabled list since July 22 with a?a bone bruise in?his left knee.

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Starting in 2016, the Columbia Fireflies will become the Mets' new Single-A South Atlantic League affiliate,?the team's ownership group announced on Tuesday?(Aug. 4).

In May, it was announced that the Mets' current SAL affiliate, the Savannah Sand Gnats, would relocate from Georgia to Columbia, South Carolina.

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The Mets acquired?Yoenis Cespedes to be the big bat in their lineup, and that's what he was Monday.

Cespedes went 3-for-5 with three doubles and four RBIs in the Mets' 12-1 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park.

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Michael Conforto's?first major-league home run sparked the Mets' offense in Monday's 12-1 win over the Marlins at Marlins Park.

Conforto went 2-for-4 with a three-run home run in the second inning, hitting?Tom Koehler's?3-1 pitch 433 feet to deep right-center for his first home run in the majors.

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Bent, theJetsBlog.com:?It shouldn't be too long

before the Jets release their first official depth chart. In fact, last year's initial depth chart was released exactly a year ago today. We should be waiting about another week, though, because typically the Jets release it a couple of days after the Green-White scrimmage, which is scheduled to take place on Saturday. However, there's always a chance that Todd Bowles and his staff will have a different approach, so it could be any day now.

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The Mets and Marlins begin a three-game series in Miami on Monday night at Marlins Park.

Bartolo Colon?(9-10, 4.96 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will pitch against RHP?Tom Koehler?(8-7, 3.38 ERA) at 7:10 p.m.

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OLB Julian Howsare will get some reps at fullback during training camp, but Jets head coach Todd Bowles said Howsare has not changed positions (Aug. 2).

"No, he?s just subbing in," Bowles said when asked if Howsare was making a position change. "We?re taking a look at him. We needed another body. He?s athletic. He?s one of the more athletic guys over there. We?re just looking at him temporarily. He?s still a linebacker."

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