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Mets discuss 8-3 loss to Dodgers 00:02:02
Mets manager Mickey Callaway and players discuss their 8-3 loss to the Dodgers as they squander another quality start by ace Jacob deGrom.

The Mets failed to take advantage of opportunities on offense and Robert Gsellman allowed five runs in relief in an 8-3 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Jacob deGrom turned in a quality start, but allowed three runs for the first time since April 16. He allowed a first-inning home run to Max Muncy and then gave up a two-run double to Chris Taylor in the fourth. He struck out six batters while throwing 112 pitches in six innings of work.

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Jun 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets starter Jacob deGrom allowed three runs on five hits in six innings against the Dodgers on Saturday night at Citi Field.

DeGrom failed to complete seven innings for the first tme since May 13 and his three earned runs were the most he allowed in a start since April 16.

He allowed his first run in the first inning when Max Muncy homered to right field, giving the Dodgers an early 1-0 advantage.

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Sandy on state of the Mets 00:01:39
Mets GM Sandy Alderson gives an honest assessment of the team's record, and the chances they trade Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard.

The Mets are 31-41, having gone 6-20 in their last 26 games, and 14-32 since May 1. They are 11.5 games out of first place in the NL East, and 8.5 games behind the Nationals for the second Wild Card in the NL.

But Mets GM Sandy Alderson isn't ready to say whether the team will be buyers or sellers in advance of the trade deadline. 

"I would put us in the middle," Alderson said on Friday, while realistic about what needs to happen to avoid the team being sellers.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Danny Abriano
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What will Mets do with deGrom? 00:01:56
On the Shea Anything podcast, Doug Williams and Andy Martino reveal what the Mets are thinking regarding their future with Jacob deGrom.

The Mets are currently engaged in internal discussions about whether to take offers for Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, according to SNY's Andy Martino. 

And if they were to part with deGrom and send him to the crosstown Yankees, the Mets would insist on otherworldly second baseman Gleyber Torres, a Mets source told FanRag's Jon Heyman. Of course, Torres and some of the Yankees' other top chips are reportedly off-limits. 

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | My reporting leads me to be very confident that the Mets will not be trading deGrom or Syndergaard to the Yankees. The relationship between the two clubs is frosty at best, and the Yanks wouldn't trade Torres anyway...

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Jun 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets are currently engaged in internal discussions about whether to take offers for Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard, according to SNY's Andy Martino. 

And if they were to part with deGrom and send him to the crosstown Yankees, the Mets would insist on otherworldly second baseman Gleyber Torres, a Mets source told FanRag's Jon Heyman. Of course, Torres and some of the Yankees' other top chips are reportedly off-limits. 

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | My reporting leads me to be very confident that the Mets will not be trading deGrom or Syndergaard to the Yankees. The relationship between the two clubs is frosty at best, and the Yanks wouldn't trade Torres anyway...

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. (Ron Chenoy/USA TODAY Sports)

On the latest episode of Shea Anything, Doug Williams and Andy Martino chat about the discussion around trading Jacob deGrom, whether or not Yoenis Cespedes can still be an impact player, and what the future holds for Sandy Alderson. They also talk music!

Don't forget -- Doug and Andy want to hear from you! Go to SNY.tv/SheaAnything and upload a video or audio clip of your take on the Mets. Keep it to 30 seconds or less, make it good, and you may be on the show!

Click below to listen...

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May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets are having internal discussions about whether to trade Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard, according to SNY's Andy Martino. And if they can't have deGrom, the Yankees' Neil Walker would be just fine with them settling for Syndergaard.

"If he were to be an addition to our team, it would be well-received," Walker told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com on Tuesday

Walker, who played for the Mets in 2016 and 2017 -- before being traded to the Brewers -- talked about Syndergaard's ability to dominate.

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May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Toronto Blue Jays during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets are having internal discussions about whether to trade Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard, according to SNY's Andy Martino. And if they can't have deGrom, the Yankees' Neil Walker would be just fine with them settling for Syndergaard.

"If he were to be an addition to our team, it would be well-received," Walker told Brendan Kuty of NJ.com on Tuesday

Walker, who played for the Mets in 2016 and 2017 -- before being traded to the Brewers -- talked about Syndergaard's ability to dominate.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Danny Abriano
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Jun 13, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch to Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
Jun 13, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch to Atlanta Braves shortstop Dansby Swanson (7) in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

Mets coaches and players alike are making it clear that they believe Jacob deGrom is an irreplaceable asset on the mound and should not be traded. Pitching coach Dave Eiland, who is in his first season with deGrom and the Mets, called the deGrom trade talk "asinine" and asked who would replace all of the innings deGrom's innings this season, next season, and in 2020.

"These guys don't just fall off trees, it's total nonsense,'' he said, per Kevin Kernan of the New York Post. "Say you got five prospects, who is to say those prospects are going to work out?'' Manager Mickey Callaway agreed, calling him "irreplaceable." 

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | I feel ya, Dave. Been saying the same thing myself. But here's the difference between me and you: your bosses are actively discussing doing the thing that you called "asinine." They might have preferred a softer word...

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Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)
Jun 18, 2018; Denver, CO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports (Ron Chenoy)

Mets ace Jacob deGrom is in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches in baseball history. 

Here's a look...

  • DeGrom leads the majors with a 1.51 ERA, ahead of Justin Verlander (1.61), Max Scherzer (2.06), and Luis Severino (2.09).
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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

I've never been more impressed and wowed by Mets RHP Jacob deGrom than I was watching his start Monday against the Rockies at Coors Field.

He did not have good control of his slider or change up as early as his first opponent of the game. In this situation, like most every pitcher in baseball, the deGrom of a few years ago would have tried to push through and keep searching for his command -- at least through the first inning.

If lucky, this foolish approach will work. If not, the pitcher can expect to throw a lot of pitches, give up multiple runs, and end up needing his bullpen to enter the game earlier rather than later...

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Jun 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 8, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets ace Jacob deGrom, in the midst of one of the most dominant stretches in recent memory, turned 30 years old today.

DeGrom is awesome, so let's celebrate his birthday with videos of him being awesome.

Click below to see...

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Jun 13, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)
Jun 13, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports (Jason Getz)

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | It's all too easy to manufacture drama in a baseball season, to claim for the sake of a storyline that a particular stretch of games carries meaning.

But in the case of the Mets, these next few weeks are truly pivotal, and could determine the direction of the franchise for years to come.

My understanding is that the team is currently engaged in internal discussions about whether to take offers for Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard. I've been on record calling two friends of mine crazy for suggesting that this is a good idea, and calling on the team to add Manny Machado -- but the purpose of today's column is to provide information, not my opinion...

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Nimmo leads Mets 12-run outburst 00:02:02
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss the emergence of Brandon Nimmo after his big game in the Mets rout of Colorado on Monday night.

Brandon Nimmo homered twice and had four hits and a career-high four RBIs in support of Jacob deGrom as the Mets rolled to their third straight win, 12-2, against the Rockies on Monday night at Coors Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Nimmo led off the game with an inside-the-park home run, singled in the fifth and went deep again in the seventh for the second multi-homer game of his career. He added a two-run single during the Mets' six-run ninth inning to match his career high with four hits. He became the first Met to hit an inside-the-park homer since Ruben Tejada on Sept. 2, 2015. His 10 home runs since May 23 are tied with Seattle's Nelson Cruz and Houston's Evan Gattis for the most in the Majors.

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Mets on 12-2 win over Rockies 00:01:04
Mickey Callaway, Brandon Nimmo and Jacob deGrom discuss the Mets 12-2 rout of the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field on Monday night.

Mets' RHP Jacob deGrom won his first game since May 18 by striking out seven batters in eight strong innings in Monday's 12-2 win against the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field.

DeGrom (5-2) allowed two runs (one earned) and five hits as he threw at least seven innings for the seventh consecutive start.

In deGrom's five-start winless streak, he recorded a 1.25 ERA and had 44 strikeouts in 36 innings, giving up six runs (five earned) in that span. However, the Mets scored more than one run just once in those starts.

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May 29, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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May 29, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run against the Atlanta Braves in the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

The Mets (30-38) open a four-game series against the Rockies (34-37) on Monday night in Colorado at 8:40 on SNY.

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Sep 19, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Sep 19, 2017; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto (11) rounds the bases after hitting a walk off solo home run in the tenth inning against the New York Mets at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

The Mets are in dire need of a long-term, everyday catcher that can hit, deal with the pressure of New York and handle the team's pitching staff. This is why, if Sandy Alderson intends to change the complexion of the team via trade this summer, I'd like for him to find a way to get Marlins C J.T. Realmuto.

Unfortunately, to make that happen, multiple team insiders say four things need to happen...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia, left, and pitcher Noah Syndergaard look on from the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, June 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (AP)
New York Mets pitcher Jeurys Familia, left, and pitcher Noah Syndergaard look on from the dugout during the third inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees, Friday, June 8, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger) (AP)

The Mets are "ready to entertain trade offers for virtually everyone" on the roster, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.

According to Rosenthal, the Mets would prefer to hold on to Brandon Nimmo, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, and Seth Lugo, and would be more open to trading Noah Syndergaard than Jacob deGrom.

DeGrom, having the best season of his career and in the midst of one of the more dominant stretches in recent memory, is under team control through 2020, while Syndergaard is under control through 2021. 

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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets GM Sandy Alderson said last season that he wouldn't hesitate to make a trade with the crosstown Yankees. And with Jacob deGrom's name swirling around, the idea of a blockbuster between the two teams has been kicked around.

But it doesn't seem the Yankees have the stomach for what it would take to land deGrom.

One Yankees person told FanRag's Jon Heyman that the team would never trade Gleyber Torres or Miguel Andujar. If accurate, that should pretty much end any Mets/Yankees/deGrom fantasy. That same Yankees person also said the Mets would never trade deGrom across town... 

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Jacob deGrom, Miguel Andujar, Danny Abriano
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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets GM Sandy Alderson said last season that he wouldn't hesitate to make a trade with the crosstown Yankees. And with Jacob deGrom's name swirling around, the idea of a blockbuster between the two teams has been kicked around.

But it doesn't seem the Yankees have the stomach for what it would take to land deGrom.

One Yankees person told FanRag's Jon Heyman that the team would never trade Gleyber Torres or Miguel Andujar. If accurate, that should pretty much end any Mets/Yankees/deGrom fantasy. That same Yankees person also said the Mets would never trade deGrom across town... 

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Jacob deGrom's seven strikeouts 00:00:42
The Mets struggled again and dropped another in Atlanta, but here's Jacob deGrom's seven strikeouts in 40 seconds.

Stop us if you've heard this one before: Jacob deGrom dominated and the Mets didn't score.

DeGrom, who fired 7.0 innings of one-run ball against the Braves in Atlanta (and could've easily pitched the eighth) during Wednesday's 2-0 loss, continues to be the best pitcher in the league. And the Mets continue to do nothing to support him.

Todd Frazier felt so bad that he apologized to deGrom after the game for the team not scoring...

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Gary and Ron talk season on edge 00:01:36
After another tough loss in Atlanta, Gary Cohen and Ron Darling ask if the season is starting to slip away from the Mets.

The Mets were held to two hits time this season, 2-0, to the Braves on Wednesday afternoon at SunTrust Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Mike Soroka held the Mets hitless through six innings in his first start off the disabled list before Michael Conforto reached on an infield single to begin the seventh. He reached second on a wild pitch with no outs but was stranded when the next three hitters were retired. The Mets have 48 hits over their last 11 games.

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Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrate a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Jun 10, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrate a 2-0 victory over the New York Yankees at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Mets (28-35) look to split their two-game set with the Braves (38-28) during a matinee on Wednesday at SunTrust Park at 12:10 p.m. on SNY. 

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Jun 5, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (40) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 5, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (40) pitches against the Baltimore Orioles during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

With the Mets not needing a fifth starter due to off days last Thursday and today, they will be skipping Jason Vargas' next turn through the rotation.

Zack Wheeler will start against the Braves in Atlanta on Tuesday, with Jacob deGrom getting the start on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, the Mets are again evaluating Seth Lugo's role, after he fired 6.0 shutout innings against the Yankees on Sunday night. If the Mets move Lugo to the rotation full-time, that will likely mean Vargas shifting to the bullpen. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jason Vargas, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Mets injuries 00:02:21
Andy Martino joins the show to discuss the Mets' injury woes this season and the hamstring injury Masahiro Tanaka suffered Friday night.

Andy Martino, SNY.tv | Twitter | : Opening night of the 2018 Subway Series began in Metsian fashion, with injury announcements regarding two key pitchers -- Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia.

By the middle of the evening, the plague had spread to the other team, when Masahiro Tanaka left after five innings with soreness in two hamstrings. Yes, you read that correctly. The hamstrings in both legs.

Before the night was over, the Yankees' trainer would visit Aroldis Chapman, and Jacob deGrom would have his heart broken yet again. It was not a good night to be a pitcher in New York.

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Mets Post Game Sound 00:00:55
Jacob deGrom, Mickey Callaway and Brett Gardner talk about tonight's 4-1 Yankees victory.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom displayed the normal characteristic of his starts on Friday night: He was electric, controlled, and cruising through the Yankees' lineup. 

But, in the top of the eighth and the game tied at 1-1, deGrom made his lone mistake of the night. He hung a changeup to Brett Gardner, who sent it over the right-field fence for a two-run homer.

DeGrom allowed just three hits to that point, and even though the Mets' offense once again failed to put runs on the board for him to work with, the righty took the blame for the team's seventh straight loss.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:13
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez discuss Jacob deGrom's misfortune and the Mets' silent bats.

The Mets suffered their seventh straight loss as the Yankees took the first game in the Subway Series, 4-1, at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

 

Tags: Adrian Gonzalez, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Todd Frazier
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Trade deGrom or Syndergaard? 00:00:47
On Daily News Live, the panel debates whether or not the Mets should be open to trading Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The 27-32 Mets are not considering a rebuild at this point, though that could change, GM Sandy Alderson said earlier this week. However, Alderson called the possibility "remote" -- meaning dealing Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard at this point should also be viewed as remote. 

Still, the narrative that the Mets should trade one or both of them will not die. Nor will the idea that the Yankees are a perfect fit if the Mets do decide to trade one or both of them. And as much as this makes most Mets fans want to vomit, the Yankees really would be a perfect fit.

So, in a world where the Mets end up putting deGrom and/or Syndergaard on the trading block, what would it take to trade one of them to the Yankees? 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter | The first time he pitched against the Yankees, Jacob deGrom was a sub, thrust into the 2014 Subway Series rotation because Dillon Gee got hurt. But deGrom surprised everyone -- including, let's be real, the Mets -- with a tremendous outing in his big-league debut, a bellwether of the brilliance to come.

And that kind of brilliance is exactly what the Mets need Friday night when deGrom takes the mound in the Subway Series once again. As one of baseball's best pitchers now, he'll never have another eye-opening stunner like his first one, and the Mets don't need a stopgap now -- they need a solution to their miserable funk.

Who better than deGrom to end a six-game losing streak and inject some relevance into a foundering season? The Mets (27-32) are 16-31 since their hot start. Some view this Subway Series as a tipping point for their entire campaign...

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21 Subway Series Facts 00:01:02
The Subway Series turns 21, so SNY delivers 21 Subway Series facts in 1 minute as the Mets and Yankees get ready to play at Citi Field.

The Mets (27-32) open the Subway Series against the Yankees (40-18) on Friday night at Citi Field at 7:10 on SNY. 

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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The 27-32 Mets are not considering a rebuild at this point, though that could change, GM Sandy Alderson said earlier this week. However, Alderson called the possibility "remote" -- meaning dealing Jacob deGrom and/or Noah Syndergaard at this point should also be viewed as remote. 

Still, the narrative that the Mets should trade one or both of them will not die. Nor will the idea that the Yankees are a perfect fit if the Mets do decide to trade one or both of them. And as much as this makes most Mets fans want to vomit, the Yankees really would be a perfect fit.

So, in a world where the Mets end up putting deGrom and/or Syndergaard on the trading block, what would it take to trade one of them to the Yankees? 

Tags: Gleyber Torres, Jacob deGrom, Justus Sheffield, Miguel Andujar, Danny Abriano
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May 13, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)
May 13, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports (Eric Hartline)

In 2018's iteration of the Subway Series, the mood surrounding each of New York City's teams couldn't be more divergent.

The Mets are mired in a tailspin. Since their 11-1 start, the Mets are 16-31. They have slipped to fourth place in the NL East, 7.5 games back of the Nationals heading into the weekend. 

Meanwhile, the Yankees are one of the best teams in baseball, with an embarrassment of riches as far as talent. The likes of Brandon Drury, Ronald Torreyes and Clint Frazier are in the minors; Neil Walker is a luxury infielder for the team. 

Perhaps the Mets could rejuvenate their season with a series win against their in-city rivals. Here are the probable pitching matchups for the series...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz
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New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino reacts after striking out Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall to end the top of the second inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
New York Yankees pitcher Luis Severino reacts after striking out Cleveland Indians' Lonnie Chisenhall to end the top of the second inning in Game 4 of baseball's American League Division Series, Monday, Oct. 9, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

In 2018's iteration of the Subway Series, the mood surrounding each of New York City's teams couldn't be more different. The second-place Yankees are one of the best teams in baseball, with an embarrassment of riches as far as talent. The likes of Brandon DruryRonald Torreyes and Clint Frazier are in the minors; Neil Walker is a luxury infielder for the team. 

The Mets are mired in a tailspin. Since their 11-1 start, they are 16-31, and have been mired in one of the worst offensive funks in the history of the franchise. They have slipped to fourth place in the NL East, 7.5 games back of the Nationals heading into the weekend. 

Here are the probable pitching matchups for the series:

Tags: Domingo German, Jacob deGrom, Luis Severino, Masahiro Tanaka, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz
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May 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
May 6, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) delivers a pitch against the Colorado Rockies during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

In 2018's iteration of the Subway Series, the mood surrounding each of New York City's teams couldn't be more different. The Mets are mired in a tailspin. Since their 11-1 start, they are 16-31, and have been mired in one of the worst offensive funks in the history of the franchise. They have slipped to fourth place in the NL East, 7.5 games back of the Nationals heading into the weekend. 

The second-place Yankees are one of the best teams in baseball, with an embarrassment of riches as far as talent. The likes of Brandon DruryRonald Torreyes and Clint Frazier are in the minors; Neil Walker is a luxury infielder for the team. 

Here are the probable pitching matchups for the series...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Danny Abriano
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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Led by Jacob deGrom and his 13 strikeouts, the Mets broke a franchise record with 24 strikeouts in their 7-1 loss to the Cubs on Saturday night.

The Mets broke the previous record of 20 strikeouts, which was set on August 1, 1999 in a 13-inning game against the Cubs.

DeGrom racked up six strikeouts in the first three innings and recorded back-to-back strikeouts in the sixth to help him avoid futher damage in the inning.

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Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 2, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch against the Chicago Cubs in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

 Mets RHP Jacob deGrom limited the Cubs to just one run in seven innings and struck out 13 batters on Saturday night at Citi Field.

The Cubs scored their first run off deGrom in the sixth when Anthony Rizzo drove in Jason Hayward, but deGrom escaped a bases loaded situation and ended that inning without allowing further damage.

In the seventh, deGrom struck out Kris Bryant to end the inning with a runner in scoring position. DeGrom walked two batters and threw a season-high 116 pitches after throwing 115 his last time out.

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May 28, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
May 28, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

In a camouflage hat, slight stubble and a glare in his eye, Jacob deGrom pitched and looked like a total badass Monday against the Braves.

He always pitches like an ace, but he also looked like an ace, complete with giving some attitude to his manager, Mickey Callaway, who he waved off when thinking he might be taken out of the game.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Noah K. Murray/USA TODAY Sports)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter

The Mets need to be winning the majority of the games that Jacob deGrom is starting. At the moment, though, the amount of those games that are getting wasted is absurd. The best pitcher in the National League is handing the Mets wins on a silver platter, but they're simply not closing the deal. 

Death, taxes, and wasting dominant deGrom starts has been the motto lately.

DeGrom goes out there and always gives it his all. Almost every deGrom performance is dynamite. It's exactly what you want from a starting pitcher. He gets the job done. Fans never have to worry. His teammates never have to worry. But deGrom? He has to worry. Because the bullpen lets him down. Or the offense doesn't score enough to support him...

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

After striking out eight batters and allowing one run in seven innings on Monday, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has an ERA of 0.94 in his last eight outings.

However, the Mets have only won two of those starts.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Seth Lugo, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

After striking out eight batters and allowing one run in seven innings on Monday, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has an ERA of 0.94 in his last eight outings.

However, the Mets have only won two of those starts.

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Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom shoos away Mickey Callaway and gets out of a jam with runners on first and third.

Jacob deGrom had kept the Braves scoreless all game along until Tyler Flowers took his first pitch of the seventh inning over the center field wall. And with the Braves just one run from tying the game, their next two batters found themselves on the corners with no outs. 

But deGrom was determined to stay in the game, and get out of yet another jam as he has done so well this season. With Dansby Swanson at the plate, deGrom got him to swing at a 3-2 slider out of the zone for the first out.

After the out, though, Mickey Callaway began to walk out of the dugout, and deGrom looked baffled. However, Callaway quickly went back to his post in the dugout, and let deGrom go to work against Kurt Suzuki...

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Mickey Callaway, Jacob deGrom and Seth Lugo discuss the Mets' loss to the Braves in Game 1 of Monday's doubleheader.

After Devin Mesoraco had given the Mets the lead in the top of the ninth with a solo homer, Seth Lugo surrendered a two-run blast to Charlie Culberson in the bottom of the inning to lift the Braves over the Mets, 4-3, in the opener of Monday's doubleheader at SunTrust Park.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about today's game...

1) Seth Lugo allowed consecutive singles to Ozzie Albies and Freddie Freeman and a sacrifice fly to Nick Markakis that tied the game in the eighth, 2-2, which snapped his scoreless streak at 17 innings. He remained in the game during the ninth and issued a leadoff walk to Johan Carmago before retiring Dansby Swanson on a fly out. Culberson followed with his first home run of the season off Lugo (1-1).

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May 28, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
May 28, 2018; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

Even Mother Nature can't beat Jacob deGrom the way he has been pitching this season. 

The Mets' ace took the mound allowing just one earned run in his last 33.1 innings pitched, and he kept that streak going from the start of this game. The first inning saw two baserunners on, but deGrom got Nick Markakis to ground into a 4-6-3 double play. 

After a 1-2-3 second inning, deGrom began the third with a flyout from Dansby Swanson. However, the skies opened up a little, halting the game for a quick moment. It would subside just a couple minutes later, and deGrom finished the final two batters of the inning to keep the game at 1-0. 

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Mickey Callaway discusses the importance of this four-game series with the Braves and Jacob deGrom's potential pitch count.

The Mets (25-24) take their road trip to Atlanta to face the Braves (30-21) starting with a Memorial Day doubleheader on Monday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes...

With Saturday's loss, the Mets have dropped four of their last five games... The Mets are 1-2 on their current road trip and 13-10 on the road this season... The Mets are 5-5 in their last 10 games and have gone 14-22 since starting the season 11-1.

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 (Adam Hunger)
(Adam Hunger)

Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard are givens. Steven Matz has a 3.80 ERA and 1.29 WHIP, and has allowed just six runs over his last four starts (21.0 innings).

Jason Vargas (one great start after three nightmare ones since joining the rotation) and Zack Wheeler (5.32 ERA, 1.50 WHIP) have been a different story. And the Mets need them to start providing consistency to the back end of the rotation.

On the latest Shea Anything podcast, Doug Williams and Andy Martino discuss below...

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Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss Jeurys Familia's blown save and the Mets wasting another great performance by Jacob deGrom.

Jeurys Familia could not protect a 1-0 lead in the ninth as the Mets dropped their second straight to the Marlins, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Familia (2-2) allowed four hits and two runs in the ninth inning to blow his fourth save in 17 opportunities. JT Realmuto tied the game with a single, but Michael Conforto temporarily kept it that way by throwing out Derek Dietrich at the plate for the second out. Following an intentional walk to Justin BourStarlin Castro singled to bring in Realmuto with the tie-breaking run.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/23 00:02:03
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss Jeurys Familia's blown save and the Mets wasting another great performance by Jacob deGrom.

Jeurys Familia could not protect a 1-0 lead in the ninth as the Mets dropped their second straight to the Marlins, 2-1, on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Familia (2-2) allowed four hits and two runs in the ninth inning to blow his fourth save in 17 opportunities. JT Realmuto tied the game with a single, but Michael Conforto temporarily kept it that way by throwing out Derek Dietrich at the plate for the second out. Following an intentional walk to Justin BourStarlin Castro singled to bring in Realmuto with the tie-breaking run.

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May 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 23, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom had yet another brilliant performance in his start against the Marlins on Wednesday night. 

Just days after tossing a 13-strikeout game against the Diamondbacks, deGrom cruised through the Marlins lineup. It wasn't the start deGrom wanted when he plunked Derek Dietrich to lead off the game. But he would get three straight outs to complete the first. 

The second innings saw more of the same, with a walk to Miguel Rojas being the only baserunner. The Marlins finally struck for their first hit in the fourth when Justin Bour placed a bunt into the hole left by third base on a shift...

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 (Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth)
(Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth)

Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland said before the season that he wanted his guys to pitch inside more, and Jacob deGrom is one pitcher who has taken pitching inside to a whole new level.

From 2017 to 2018, deGrom's fastball usage against left-handed batters has changed dramatically, as the graphic below shows:

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May 18, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto (30) hits an rbi single during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
May 18, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto (30) hits an rbi single during the first inning of the game at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

The Mets (24-20) wrap up their three-game series against the Marlins (18-30) on Wednesday night at Citi Field at 7:10. 

Mets notes...

The Mets are 5-2 on their current homestand, which concludes tonight. ... The Mets are 4-1 against the Marlins this season, posting a 2.20 ERA in 45.0 innings against them. ... Mets pitching has struck out nine or more batters in seven straight games -- tied for the longest streak in franchise history. ... The Mets have 14 come-from-behind wins this season -- the third most in the majors. 

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