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New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) looks to the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York)  (Matt York/AP)
New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) looks to the plate during the third inning of a baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Matt York) (Matt York/AP)

Former Mets and current Reds RHP Matt Harvey is set to become a free agent at the end of the season. And after what was scheduled to be his penultimate start of the season, he gave a glimpse of what team he could play for in 2019.

"There's only one team out there I would not sign with," Harvey said, according to The Athletic's C. Trent Rosecrans. "That's about it."

Harvey, whom the Mets traded to Cincinnati in May, did not specifically say which team he was alluding to. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches against the Cincinnati Reds during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Despite taking a shutout into the seventh inning, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard was charged with four runs and six hits in 6 1/3 innings in Monday's 6-4 win over the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field.

Syndergaard struck out six batters and allowed just four hits through the first six innings, but failed to retire any of the final four batters he faced, leaving the game in the bullpen's hands.

"I didn't feel like I had the best stuff in terms of mechanically, in terms of stuff," Syndergaard said after the game. "I was able to go out there and survive through six and just kind of ran out of gas in the seventh."

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New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets begin a three-game series against the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Mets notes

Since losing 25-4 against the Nationals on Tuesday, the Mets have played five straight games that have been decided by three or fewer runs, including Sunday's 5-4 loss to the Braves in 10 innings. ... New York's minus-86 run differential is the third-worst in the National League and sixth-worst in the majors.

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New York Mets winning pitcher Jeurys Familia pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets winning pitcher Jeurys Familia pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets RHP Jeurys Familia surrendered a go-ahead two-run double to Tucker Barnhart in the eighth inning of Sunday's 10-5 loss to the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field in his first set of back-to-back outings since returning from a blood clot.

Familia (1-2) allowed two runs, two hits and three walks in 2/3 of an inning. After he intentionally walked Scott Schebler with a runner on second and one out, Barnhart followed with a double to right field that broke a 5-5 tie. Familia then walked two of the next three batters before manager Terry Collins pulled him.

Familia, who recorded a franchise-record 51 saves last season, only has three this season after spending three and a half months on the disabled list due to a blood clot in his shoulder.

"I don't feel tired, but at the same time I think I'm trying too much," Familia, 27, said, according to Newsday's Steven Marcus. "I'm just trying to get to the point where I've always been when I'm healthy 100 percent. But like I said I lost three months of the season. I gotta keep working on my delivery and see what happens.''

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The Mets (58-74) wrap up their three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds (56-77) at Great American Ball Park on Thursday at 12:35 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting today for the Mets?

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.39 ERA/3.49 FIP, 1.16 WHIP), who allowed one run onn five hits while walking one and striking out 10 in 7 2/3 innings on Aug. 25 against the Nationals.

DeGrom, who has struck out 201 batters this season, is one of four pitchers in Mets history who have had multiple 200-strikeout seasons. The others are Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and David Cone

 

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The Mets (57-74) continue their three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds (56-76) at Great American Ball Park on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets?

RHP Rafael Montero (5.64 ERA/4.37 FIP, 1.76 WHIP), who suffered a loss in his last start against the Diamondbacks. He allowed three runs on seven hits while striking out five and walking two in 5 1/3 innings. 

Montero has struck out at least five batters in six straight starts as well as nine of his last ten. 

 

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The Mets (57-73) continue their road trip as they begin a three-game set against the Cincinnati Reds (55-76) at Great American Ball Park on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m.

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Who is starting tonight for the Mets?

RHP Chris Flexen (5.79 ERA/6.91 FIP, 1.93 WHIP), who won his last start against the Diamondbacks. He allowed two runs on six hits while striking out five and walking four in six innings. 

It was Flexen's third straight start where he walked four batters. However, his six-inning perfomance was his longest this season as he seems to be settling in. 

 

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Jun 4, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Sousa)
Jun 4, 2017; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Yankees starting pitcher Luis Severino (40) delivers a pitch against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Sousa-USA TODAY Sports (Kevin Sousa)

The Yankees (52-46) finish a quick two-game set with the Cincinnati Reds (41-59) on Wednesday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankees Stadium.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Great American Ball Park. (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia throws against the Cincinnati Reds in the first inning at Great American Ball Park. (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)

CC Sabathia allowed five runs in six innings as the New York Yankees' six-game winning streak was snapped with a 5-3 loss to the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday at Great American Ball Park. >> Box score


After the Yankees took a 2-0 lead on solo home runs by Gary Sanchez and Didi Gregorius, Sabathia (2-2) gave up five runs in the bottom of the second inning.

He gave up two-run singles to Billy Hamilton and Joey Votto that gave the Reds a 4-2 lead, and Adam Duvall followed with an RBI single that made it 5-2.

While Sabathia settled down by retiring 13 of the last 15 batters he faced, the deficit was too much for the Yankees to overcome against Reds starter Tim Adleman (2-1), who gave up three runs and five hits in five innings, or the Cincinnati bullpen.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Yankees starting pitcher CC Sabathia delivers a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Yankees look to extend their winning streak to seven games when they face the Cincinnati Reds on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park.

Yankees Reds
Brett Gardner, LF Billy Hamilton, CF
Gary Sanchez, C Zack Cozart, SS
Starlin Castro, 2B Joey Votto, 1B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Adam Duvall, LF
Aaron Judge, RF Eugenio Suarez, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS Scott Schebler, RF
Chris Carter, 1B Jose Peraza, 2B
Ronald Torreyes, 3B Devin Mesoraco, C
CC Sabathia, P Tim Adleman, P
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (Aaron Doster/USA TODAY Sports)

Gary SanchezDidi Gregorius and Brett Gardner each drove in two runs while Masahiro Tanaka won his fifth straight start as the New York Yankees extended their winning streak to six games with a 10-4 victory over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at Great American Ball Park. >> Box score


Sanchez went 3-for-3 with a two-run single off Rookie Davis in the first inning, while Gregorius hit an RBI single in the first inning and a sac fly in the fifth inning that gave the Yankees a 5-1 lead.

Gardner hit a two-run home run in the eighth inning off Barrett AstinMatt Holliday went 2-for-4 with a solo homer, while Aaron Hicks and Ronald Torreyes both had two hits and an RBI.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka delivers against the Boston Red Sox during the first inning at Fenway Park. (Winslow Townson/USA TODAY Sports)

The New York Yankees go for their sixth straight win when they open a three-game series with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Great American Ball Park.

Yankees Reds
Brett Gardner, LF Billy Hamilton, CF
Aaron Hicks, RF Zack Cozart, SS
Matt Holliday, 1B Joey Votto, 1B
Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Adam Duvall, LF
Gary Sanchez, C Eugenio Suarez, 3B
Didi Gregorius, SS Scott Schebler, RF
Chase Headley, 3B Jose Peraza, 2B
Ronald Torreyes, 2B Tucker Barnhart, C
Masahiro Tanaka, P Rookie Davis, P
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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets will go for the three-game sweep of the Reds on Wednesday in Cincinnati at 12:35 p.m. ET on SNY.

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Mets Reds
Jose Reyes, 3B Jose Peraza, SS
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Eugenio Suarez, 3B
Yoenis Cespedes, LF Joey Votto, 1B
Curtis Granderson, RF Adam Duvall, LF
Kelly Johnson, 2B Brandon Phillips, 2B
Alejandro De Aza, CF Scott Schebler, RF
James Loney, 1B Tyler Holt, CF
Rene Rivera, C Tucker Barnhart, C
Noah Syndergaard, RHP Anthony DeSclafani, RHP

When and Where: 12:35 p.m. ET from Great American Ball Park in Cincinnati on SNY.


Who's pitching for the Mets: RHP Noah Syndergaard (12-8, 2.56 ERA) has looked great in his last three starts, surrendering a total of three earned runs on seven hits while striking out 17 in 22 innings. Syndergaard has struggled a bit with control lately, racking up two walks in three of his last four outings.

Who's Pitching for the Reds: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (8-2, 2.93 ERA) has pitched very well in his last two outings, throwing a total of 16 innings and allowing only two earned runs on 10 hits while striking out 12. DeSclafani has thrown at least seven innings in each of his last three starts.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero (50) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)
New York Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero (50) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)

The Mets play the second game of their series with the Reds on Tuesday in Cincinnati at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY.

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Mets Reds
Jose Reyes, 3B Jose Peraza, CF
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Zack Cozart, SS
Yoenis Cespedes, LF Joey Votto, 1B
Wilmer Flores, 1B Adam Duvall, LF
Jay Bruce, RF Brandon Phillips, 2B
Travis d'Arnaud, C Scott Schebler, RF
Curtis Granderson, CF Ivan De Jesus, 3B
Matt Reynolds, 2B Tucker Barnhart, C
Rafael Montero, RHP Brandon Finnegan, LHP

When and Where:  7:10 p.m. ET on SNY.


Who's pitching for the Mets: RHP Rafael Montero (0-0, 3.68 ERA) stepped up big last week, throwing five shutout innings and allowing only two hits in his first start of the season for the Mets. Montero did struggle with control, walking six batters while only striking out three. Montero is starting in place of Jacob deGrom, who is out with forearm soreness.

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Juan Lagares left Saturday's game in Miami two innings after making a diving catch. (Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports)
Juan Lagares left Saturday's game in Miami two innings after making a diving catch. (Peter G. Aiken-USA TODAY Sports)

Before the Mets take on the Rockies, check out the latest news and rumors you might have missed from Friday.

Juan Lagares will have surgery to repair the partially torn ligament in his left thumb and will miss at least six weeks. Brandon Nimmo has been called up to take his spot on the roster. >> Read more 

The Mets have an offer out for Brewers catcher Jonathan Lucroy. >> Read more

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, Juan Lagares, Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, Milwaukee Brewers, Tampa Bay Rays
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Post Game Extra: 04/25/16 00:04:01
Neil Walker continued his power surge with his eighth home run of the season in the Mets' 5-3 win against the Reds on Monday night.

Neil Walker hit a tie-breaking home run in the bottom of the seventh, one of three homers on the night for the Mets, who defeated the Reds, 5-3 on Monday at Citi Field. >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.TV.

  • Walker's two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh snapped a 3-3 tie and gave him a team-leading eight home runs for the season. It's the most home runs he has ever hit in a single month.
  • Noah Syndergaard deserved a better fate on Monday, but his bullpen could not pick him up in the seventh inning. The right-hander was charged with three runs in 6 2/3 innings, with the last run scoring after he had left the game with a runner on first a 3-2 lead. Although not a truly dominating performance, Syndergaard struck out nine without walking a batter.
  • Michael Conforto continued his hot hitting, going 3 for 3 with a walk and three runs scored. He fell just a triple short of the cycle. Since moving into the third spot in the lineup 10 games ago, the 23-year-old is batting .378 with 10 runs scored, five doubles, four home runs and eight RBIs.
  • Lucas Duda hit his fourth home run of the year and first at home. With three more home runs on Monday, the Mets have hit 26 as a team in their last 11 games.
  • Travis d'Arnaud was replaced at catcher by Kevin Plawecki in the top of the eighth inning due to a sore shoulder.

Matthew Cerrone: What's gotten in to Walker, who is second in the major leagues with eight home runs? He's being so patient and clobbering the opposing pitcher's mistakes. I have no idea what his relationship was like with his hitting coach in Pittsburgh, but he clearly has a good thing going with Kevin Long, who helped him be more patient batting left-handed, while changing his batting stance from the right side. He's looked terrific.

I'm running out of ways to praise Syndergaard. There were points tonight when he wasn't at his best, but he dug deep and ended his outing getting out of a jam with some amazing off-speed pitches. He looked to be out of sync to start the game, but to see him regroup and fight says a lot about where his career is going.

Tags: Cincinnati Reds, David Wright, Kevin Plawecki, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman pitches during the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. (Joe Camporeale/USATSI)
Cincinnati Reds relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman pitches during the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. (Joe Camporeale/USATSI)

A long suspension stemming from a domestic violence incident in October for newly-acquired Yankees pitcher Aroldis Chapman is "unlikely," according to CBSSports.com's Jon Heyman.

Chapman fired eight gunshots in his Florida garage and was accused of choking his girlfriend, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. He is subject to MLB's domestic violence policy and could be fined and/or suspended.

From Heyman:

Word is going around that a long suspension is unlikely in the case of Aroldis Chapman's alleged domestic violence incident. MLB is taking the domestic violence issue very seriously but word is the evidence may be thin in this case. The Yankees aren't saying anything beyond that they did their "due diligence" in making the trade. But suffice it to say, they wouldn't have made the deal if they thought he was in for a long suspension ... They are considering this a one-year trial run. And there's skepticism how it will go. Chapman is known around Miami as a real late-night guy, so folks wonder whether New York is the best place for him ...

The Yankees traded for Chapman on Dec. 28, giving up pitchers Rookie Davis and Caleb Cotham, and infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda. However, according to Heyman, the price for Chapman dropped significantly due to the domestic violence incident. Last year, the Reds sought either pitcher Luis Severino or outfielder Aaron Judge, two of the Yankees' top prospects.

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller throws against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in the American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Andrew Miller throws against the Houston Astros during the eighth inning in the American League Wild Card playoff baseball game at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USATSI)

The Yankees plan on keeping LHP Andrew Miller after they traded for reliever Aroldis Chapman on Monday, GM Brian Cashman said (Dec. 28).

While there have been rumors that the Yankees would trade Miller and make Chapman (or RHP Dellin Betances) their closer for the 2016 season, Cashman said the team's plan was to keep all three relievers, who each ranked in the top 3 in baseball in K/9 last season.

"Again, our intent is to try to keep all parties," Cashman said. "It doesn't preclude us obviously from receiving phone calls or exploring any opportunities that occur as we move forward, because we do have a lot of attractive and movable pieces."

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Aroldis Chapman (54) Associated Press
Aroldis Chapman (54) Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- The New York Yankees bolstered an already dominant bullpen Monday, acquiring hard-throwing All-Star closer Aroldis Chapman from the Cincinnati Reds for four minor leaguers.

Chapman became available after the Reds' deal with the Los Angeles Dodgers fell through during baseball's winter meetings three weeks ago when it was learned Florida police investigated an accusation of domestic violence involving the Cuban left-hander.

Major League Baseball is currently investigating and Chapman could face suspension under the league's new domestic violence policy.

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National League third baseman Todd Frazier (21) of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with the Home Run Derby trophy after winning the 2015 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Great American Ballpark. (David Kohl)
National League third baseman Todd Frazier (21) of the Cincinnati Reds celebrates with the Home Run Derby trophy after winning the 2015 Home Run Derby the day before the MLB All Star Game at Great American Ballpark. (David Kohl)

The Cincinnati Reds, Los Angeles Dodgers and Chicago White Sox completed a three-team trade that was headlined by 3B Todd Frazier going to Chicago, according to Jeff Passen of Yahoo Sports (Dec. 16).  

The Dodgers received RHP Frankie Montas, OF Trayce Thompson and 2B Micah Johnson, the Reds received IF Jose Peraza, OF Scott Schebler and minor league IF Brandon Dixon while the White Sox acquired only Frazier.

According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, rival baseball executives are questioning why the Reds didn't choose the package from Chicago rather than L.A.'s. Many believe the Dodgers walked away with the better group of prospects, despite the Reds parting with the marquee piece of the trade (Dec. 16).

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