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deGrom talks about rotation 00:00:54
Jacob deGrom reveals what some of the Mets starting pitchers are like behind the scenes. See who he think's is the nicest or funniest.

Who is the best-dressed guy in the Mets' starting rotation? The angriest? The toughest competitor? Jacob deGrom tells all...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Jun 18, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Jun 18, 2019; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws against the Atlanta Braves in the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports (Brett Davis)

The Mets (35-38, 7.5 GB in NL East, 4.5 GB of second Wild Card) wrap up their three-game series against the Braves on Wednesday night in Atlanta at 7:20 on SNY.

Here's what happened on Tuesday, in case you missed it...


In the Mets' 10-2 win over the Braves, Jacob deGrom was dominant and came close to a shutout, while Pete Alonso went off at the plate >> Read more

Tags: Andres Gimenez, Anthony Kay, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Pete Alonso, Ronny Mauricio, Danny Abriano
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Alonso and deGrom talk Mets win 00:01:21
Mickey Callaway, Jacob deGrom and Pete Alonso discuss deGrom's dominating performance and Alonso's big night at the plate.

On a night where the Mets needed a spark, two of their leaders delivered in a huge way.

Jacob deGrom pitched one of his best games of the season, while Pete Alonso helped supply the power in the Mets' 10-2 victory over Atlanta.

It was a bit of a tumultuous day for the Mets, as they held a full team meeting not long before first pitch. The club then announced a series of roster moves to shake up the bullpen again. The Mets needed to come out and make sure they came out strong against the division-leading Braves and that's exactly what they did.

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Mets hammer Braves 00:01:31
Pete Alonso went 4-for-4, including his 24th home run and Jacob deGrom dominated the Braves, striking out 10 in the Mets 10-2 win

The Mets bounced back from Monday night's loss to beat the Braves in a big way, bursting out for 10 runs behind the bat of Pete Alonso while Jacob deGrom pitched deep into the game of a 10-2 win on Tuesday at SunTrust Park. >> Box score

5 things to know from Tuesday's game...

1) Pete Alonso was not messing around this game. The Mets slugger went 4-for-4 with two walks and had three RBI, including an RBI double in the third and a two-run home run in the fourth inning -- his 24th of the season, which is second-best in the MLB. He has 24 extra-base hits with an exit velocity of at least 108 mph, which is seven more than the next best -- Gary Sanchez of the Yankees with 17. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (34-38, 8.5 GB in NL East) continue their crucial three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (43-30, 3.0 game lead in NL East) on Tuesday at 7:20 p.m. at SunTrust Park. 

Mets notes

The Mets have dropped four out of five and have come up on the losing end in six of their last 10 games. ... The Mets have gone 18-14 against the NL East this season, the most wins within the division. ... Mets relievers have allowed a run in each of their last eight games, going 0-3 in that span with a 8.51 ERA.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)

John Harper, SNY.tv | Twitter |

After an ugly loss in which their all-too obvious flaws were exposed, the Mets suddenly find themselves 8.5 games behind the streaking Braves, and perhaps on the precipice of another lost season.

In June. Again.

Last year they went 5-21 in June to make the rest of the season feel more like an exercise in garbage time. This month hasn't spun out of control quite yet, as the Mets are 6-9 as of Tuesday. But at 34-38 they are only a few games better than their record at this time last year.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom, Steven Matz, Wilson Ramos, Zack Wheeler, John Harper
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During the offseason, the Braves were the least active of the presumed four NL East contenders, seemingly to their detriment. In short, it seemed they lost the winter.

Except that doesn't matter so much considering they the best young talent in the division, including May call-up Austin Riley, Atlanta's version of Pete Alonso as a difference-making rookie slugger.

Also, when they save your best move for June, signing Dallas Keuchel to bolster the starting rotation.

Tags: Anthony Swarzak, Atlanta Braves, Bryce Harper, Dominic Smith, Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jason Vargas, Jeurys Familia, Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Philadelphia Phillies, Robinson Cano, Washington Nationals, Wilson Ramos, Zack Wheeler, John Harper
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May 1, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after giving up a home run in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
May 1, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Edwin Diaz (39) reacts after giving up a home run in the ninth inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

After giving up two runs to blow the save Thursday night before the game was suspended, Edwin Díaz returned for the 10th inning Friday when the game was picked up and took the loss as the Mets fell to St. Louis, 5-4, in 10 innings. >> Box score

Six things to know from Friday's first game...

1) Upon the restart, the Mets went down 1-2-3 in the bottom of the ninth. Díaz came on for the 10th, staying in after blowing the save Thursday. He allowed a leadoff single, after which Yairo Munoz stole second, advanced to third on a groundout and was driven in by Paul DeJong. In addition to his third blown save, Díaz took his fourth loss.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Wilson Ramos
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Jun 13, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; A baseball fan looks over the New York Mets dugout in the rain at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 13, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; A baseball fan looks over the New York Mets dugout in the rain at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (33-34, 6.0 GB in NL East, 4.5 GB of second Wild Card) will complete their suspended game against the Cardinals at Citi Field on Friday at 6:10 p.m. before playing the second game of their four-game set.

Here's what went down on Thursday, in case you missed it:


With the Mets leading 4-2 heading into the top of the ninth inning Thursday, they helped convince the grounds crew to not call for a full rain delay. That turned out to be unwise, as Edwin Diaz blew the save while it poured. Then the game was suspended with it tied, 4-4 >> Read more

 

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Todd Frazier, Wilson Ramos, Danny Abriano
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Jun 7, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom (48) reacts in the dugout during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 7, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob DeGrom (48) reacts in the dugout during the fourth inning against the Colorado Rockies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Jacob deGrom had a solid outing in Thursday's suspended game with the Cardinals, but he did show some frustration on the mound.

In the top of the third inning, with Harrison Bader on third base and two away, the Mets elected to shift their infield for Matt Carpenter. deGrom forced Carpenter to hit a slow roller to short stop, but there was no defender there for the Mets, allowing Bader to score the first run of the game.

DeGrom was visibly upset when he returned to the dugout.

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deGrom talks about frustration 00:01:36
Jacob deGrom and Mickey Callaway talked about the starters frustration he displayed in the dugout. The game is suspended until Friday.

The Mets got a strong start from Jacob deGrom, but Edwin Díaz gave up two runs in the ninth to blow the save, and rain caused the game to be suspended at 4-4 before the bottom of the ninth. The game will resume Friday at 6:10 p.m.. >> Box score

Five things to know from Thursday's game...

1) For the first time since April, Wilson Ramos caught deGrom for a second consecutive start, and the results have been positive for the Mets. DeGrom allowed two runs in seven innings on six hits, no walks and eight strikeouts. He threw a season-high 116 pitches. Matt Carpenter recorded an RBI infield single in the third when he beat the shift, and Paul DeJong tied the game 2-2 in the top of the sixth with a solo homer, but the Mets reclaimed the lead in the bottom half. DeGrom has allowed 10 homers this season, matching his total from all of last season. He was in line for the win until Díaz blew the save by giving up two runs in the ninth.

In his last start with Ramos, deGrom had 10 strikeouts and allowed two runs in six innings but took a tough-luck loss. Thursday's outing marked the 33rd time since the start of the 2018 season deGrom allowed two or fewer runs. The Mets were 16-16 over the first 32 such starts.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Wilson Ramos
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Jun 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) celebrates with teammates after defeating the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) celebrates with teammates after defeating the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas is back to doing what he does best on the mound. And, because of it, while keeping the Mets afloat in the standings, he's also establishing trade value.

During last night's game, the Yankees managed to score three runs on seven hits against him during his six innings on the mound. The results helped even his record at 3-3 through 11 appearances, during which his 3.68 ERA ranks behind only Jacob deGrom among the team's starting pitchers.

"This is who we signed. This is who we wanted," Mets manager Mickey Callaway said after the game. "He's doing now (what he did in) the second half last year."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jason Vargas, Matthew Cerrone
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Senzatela stymies Mets 00:01:27
The Mets managed just 6 hits against starter Antonio Senzatela and the Rockies bullpen in a 5-1 loss on Friday night

Antonio Senzatela kept the Mets' bats quiet, while Daniel Murphy went deep against his former club in the Mets' 5-1 loss to the Rockies. >> Box score

Four things to know from Friday's game...

1) Jacob deGrom gave the Mets six innings on Friday, but he was lifted after throwing 112 pitches. DeGrom struck out 10 Rockies and allowed just two earned runs. He wasn't taken out for a pinch-hitter, but instead was simply pulled in favor of Robert Gsellman in the seven inning. DeGrom is now 3-6 on the season.

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Daniel Murphy, Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto
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May 1, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws the ball against theCincinnati Reds in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports  (Noah K. Murray)
May 1, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws the ball against theCincinnati Reds in the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (30-32, 5.0 GB in NL East) go for their third win in a row as they welcome the Colorado Rockies (32-29, 10.0 GB in NL West) to Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

Mickey Callaway said prior to Friday's game that Robinson Cano is not be placed on the Injured List yet, and that Cano could be available off the bench late in the game. ... The Mets have now won 11 of their last 13 games at Citi Field. Their overall .630 home winning percentage is fourth-best in the National League. ... The Mets have scored 116 runs in the seventh inning or later this season, the most in the NL.

Tags: Colorado Rockies, Jacob deGrom, Robinson Cano
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Colorado Rockies at New York Mets
Moneyline: COL+170/NYM -195
Over/Under: 7.5
Series: COL +180/NYM -220
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV: SNY
Probable pitchers: Antonio Senzatela (4-4, 5.33 ERA) vs. Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.49 ERA)

The Mets have been getting a heavy dosage of the National League West lately and that will continue this weekend with the Rockies in town for a three-game set.

Coming off a series victory over the San Francisco Giants, New York is looking to keep it rolling this evening behind deGrom, who will also be looking to keep up his own personal momentum.

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Colorado Rockies at New York Mets
Moneyline: COL+170/NYM -195
Over/Under: 7.5
Series: COL +180/NYM -220
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV: SNY
Probable pitchers: Antonio Senzatela (4-4, 5.33 ERA) vs. Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.49 ERA)

The Mets have been getting a heavy dosage of the National League West lately and that will continue this weekend with the Rockies in town for a three-game set.

Coming off a series victory over the San Francisco Giants, New York is looking to keep it rolling this evening behind deGrom, who will also be looking to keep up his own personal momentum.

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Jun 1, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) flips the ball for an out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning during a baseball game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Scuteri)
Jun 1, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) flips the ball for an out against the Arizona Diamondbacks in the sixth inning during a baseball game at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Rick Scuteri-USA TODAY Sports (Rick Scuteri)

The Mets (28-30, 5 GB in the NL East) imploded in a 5-4 extra-inning loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks (29-30, 11 GB in NL West) on Saturday.

They finish up their series with the D-Backs at Chase Field at 4:10 p.m. on Sunday before heading home. It will be Steven Matz (4-3, 3.55 ERA) against Merrill Kelly (4-6, 4.83 ERA). 

Here's what went down on Saturday, in case you missed it:

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Jacob deGrom, Todd Frazier, Wilson Ramos
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D'Backs edge Mets in 11 00:01:27
Mickey Callaway, Jacob deGrom and Robert Gsellman talk about deGrom's hip issue and the Mets bullpen woes

Jacob deGrom was rolling, got into a little bit of trouble, and then his hip cramped up.

He was kneeling as Adeiny Hechavarria made a throwing error which allowed the Diamondbacks to get their first run, and his hip cramped up. He was allowed to remain in the game after one mound visit, but after giving up a ground-rule double. Mickey Callaway and the team trainer decided to take him out. DeGrom was at 89 pitches when he was taken out with two outs in the seventh, and the Mets' bullpen proceeded to blow a four-run lead before they lost 6-5 in 11 innings.

"I was frustrated," deGrom said. "It just cramped up for a second. I just wanted to throw a couple of pitches to make sure it was fine and it was. It's a tough loss for us tonight and I wish I could've stayed out there."

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman
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Mets blow lead, lose to D'Backs 00:01:30
The Mets saw a pair of four-run leads vanish as the D'Backs came back to edge the Mets, 6-5 in 11 innings

The Mets' bullpen imploded Saturday night, wasting Jacob deGrom's strong start after deGrom left with an apparent injury, and they ultimately fell to the Diamondbacks in 11 innings, 6-5.  >> Box score

Five things to know about Saturday's game

1) DeGrom got off to a roaring start, his nasty slider helping him get through the first five innings on just 47 pitches. He allowed two baserunners in the sixth before getting away unscathed. With two outs and a runner on second in the seventh, Adeiny Hechavarria stopped a hard grounder but the ball popped up off his glove. He decided to try to get the out at first and made an inaccurate throw, allowing Adam Jones to score.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Dominic Smith, Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso, Todd Frazier
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May 17, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) talks with catcher Wilson Ramos (40) near the pitching mound in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
May 17, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) talks with catcher Wilson Ramos (40) near the pitching mound in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Tomás Nido is catching Jacob deGrom Saturday night for the third consecutive time, but Nido is not and won't be deGrom's personal catcher.

Why? Because the Mets will need Wilson Ramos to catch deGrom in the playoffs, Mickey Callaway says.

"We could (keep Nido with deGrom,) but then in the playoffs we'd be running into a sticky situation," Callaway said before Saturday's game in Phoenix. "Look, it's not something that we're debating, it's just something that's gonna happen."

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Apr 26, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Apr 26, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets look to build on Friday's 5-4 victory as they play the second of their three-game set with the Diamondbacks on Saturday night at 10:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets are tied for sixth in the majors with 14 come-from behind victories this season. ... Close games have also tened to go in the Mets' favor, as they've tallied 11 one-run victories, tied for the third most in all of baseball. ... Pete Alonso enters June with 19 home runs, tying the all-time rookie record with Mark McGwire in 1987. ... The Mets have scored the most runs int he majors in the seventh inning or later (109).

 

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May 31, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets right fielder Carlos Gomez (91) hits an RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
May 31, 2019; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets right fielder Carlos Gomez (91) hits an RBI double against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the eighth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

The Mets (28-29, 5 GB in the NL East) rallied in the eighth inning for a 5-4 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks (28-30, 11 GB in NL West) on Friday.

They return to face the Diamondbacks again on Saturday at Chase Field at 10:10 p.m. when Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.71 ERA) takes on Zack Greinke (6-2, 2.78 ERA). 

Here's what went down on Friday, in case you missed it:


The Mets put together a two-out rally in the eighth inning, with Carlos Gomez lining a pinch-hit go-ahead double to lead the Mets to a 5-4 victory over the Diamondbacks.

Tags: Arizona Diamondbacks, Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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Mar 30, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and right fielder Michael Conforto (30) are congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Mar 30, 2019; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) and right fielder Michael Conforto (30) are congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

2019 marks the 90th MLB All-Star Game, which will take place at Progressive Field in Cleveland, Ohio on July 9. Although the Mets sit at .500, they have several players who deserve All-Star consideration. With fan voting having opened on Tuesday, let's take a look at who has the best case to represent the Mets...

Pete Alonso

Alonso has a chance to be the first Met to start the All-Star Game since David Wright started in Queens in 2013. It would mark the first time a Mets rookie started an All-Star Game.

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso
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If you want a reason to believe the Mets have a big run in them over the next few months, I'm here to tell you that nobody in the majors has a better No. 4 starter than Steven Matz right now.

I know, I know, that won't mean much if Nos. 1, 2 and 3 don't raise their games to meet expectations of dominance, but presuming that Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Zack Wheeler's best days are ahead of them this season, Matz's success could indeed prove meaningful.

In any case, the point is: Who saw this coming, anyway?

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, John Harper
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May 22, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
May 22, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Washington Nationals during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

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Mark your calendars or set up a smartphone alert, baseball fans - the first leg of the Subway Series is speeding toward us.

But before the Yankees and Mets meet for the first time this season June 10-11 in the Bronx, both clubs have work to do, particularly the Mets. Both have to get healthier, too, because we want to watch the likes of Didi Gregorius and Jeff McNeil when the teams meet.

That way, you can have a fuller picture of your favorite team when you begin smack-talking relatives from Brooklyn to Bergen County to Battery Park.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brandon Nimmo, CC Sabathia, Edwin Diaz, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacob deGrom, James Paxton, Jeurys Familia, Luis Severino, Noah Syndergaard, Robinson Cano, Anthony McCarron
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Mar 30, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees Pitcher James Paxton (65) delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Mar 30, 2019; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees Pitcher James Paxton (65) delivers a pitch against the Baltimore Orioles during the second inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter |

Mark your calendars or set up a smartphone alert, baseball fans - the first leg of the Subway Series is speeding toward us.

But before the Yankees and Mets meet for the first time this season June 10-11 in the Bronx, both clubs have work to do, particularly the Mets. Both have to get healthier, too, because we want to watch the likes of Didi Gregorius and Jeff McNeil when the teams meet.

That way, you can have a fuller picture of your favorite team when you begin smack-talking relatives from Brooklyn to Bergen County to Battery Park.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Brandon Nimmo, CC Sabathia, Edwin Diaz, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacob deGrom, James Paxton, Jeurys Familia, Luis Severino, Noah Syndergaard, Robinson Cano, Anthony McCarron
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May 27, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Tyler Bashlor (49) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports (Richard Mackson)
May 27, 2019; Los Angeles, CA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Tyler Bashlor (49) pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the sixth inning at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports (Richard Mackson)

The Mets (26-27, 5.0 GB in the NL East) lost the first game of their road trip on Monday night in Los Angeles as their bullpen got pummelled in the sixth inning. 

Here's what went down on Monday, in case you missed it:


In the Mets' loss to the Dodgers, New York had three runners thrown out on the bases (two at home plate, one at third base) and watched their bullpen get smacked around in the sixth inning as Los Angeles plated six runs >> Read more

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the first inning at Dodger Stadium. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

Jacob deGrom threw 105 pitches in just five innings in the Mets' 9-5 loss to the Dodgers on Monday.

"I wish I had my good stuff," deGrom said after the game, breaking down his pitches. "Change-up, I didn't throw many for strikes. Curveball wasn't real good. They had fastball, slider to battle and they did a good job of that."

DeGrom allowed only two runs and seven hits in five innings, holding the Dodgers to a 1-for-8 clip with runners in scoring position. 

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Dodgers outslug Mets 00:01:27
Cody Bellinger homered and had a pair of outfield assists in leading the Dodgers past the Mets, 9-5

The Mets' bullpen allowed six runs in the sixth inning and their late rally fell short as they lost to the Los Angeles Dodgers 9-5 on Monday at Dodger Stadium. >> Box score

Five things to know about Monday's game

1) After Jacob deGrom was taken out of the game through five innings at 105 pitches, Tyler Bashlor and Daniel Zamora combined to give up six runs and six hits in the sixth inning, turning a 3-2 lead into an 8-3 deficit, the big blow a Kiké Hernandez three-run homer off Zamora that gave the Dodgers a 6-3 lead.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jacob deGrom, Los Angeles Dodgers, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Todd Frazier
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Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

Jacob deGrom and the Mets begin a four-game series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday at 10:10 p.m. at Dodger Stadium on SNY.

Mets notes

Pete Alonso is the seventh player in MLB history to hit at least 17 home runs in his first 50 career games. ... After getting swept by the Marlins, the Mets have won six of their last seven games. ... Wilson Ramos is hitting .381 with four home runs and 13 RBIs over his last 14 games.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Los Angeles Dodgers, Pete Alonso, Wilson Ramos
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New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers
Moneyline: NYM +150/LAD -170
Over/Under: 6.5
Series: NYM +195/LAD -235
First pitch: 8:10 p.m. ET
TV: SNY, ESPN
Probable pitchers: Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.72 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (4-0, 3.33 ERA)

Just one week ago, the Mets' season was seemingly near obliteration after hitting rock bottom when they were swept in Miami by the lowly Marlins last weekend.

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New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers
Moneyline: NYM +150/LAD -170
Over/Under: 6.5
Series: NYM +195/LAD -235
First pitch: 8:10 p.m. ET
TV: SNY, ESPN
Probable pitchers: Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.72 ERA) vs. Clayton Kershaw (4-0, 3.33 ERA)

Just one week ago, the Mets' season was seemingly near obliteration after hitting rock bottom when they were swept in Miami by the lowly Marlins last weekend.

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Mets edge Tigers 00:01:26
Adeiny Hechavarria belted another three-run homer and closer Edwin Diaz escaped a 9th inning jam as the Mets edged the Tigers, 4-3

The Mets bested the Tigers, 4-3, on Sunday at Citi Field in the rubber match of the series. >> Box score

Five things to know about Sunday's game

1) Adeiny Hechavarria played the part of hero once again during his short tenure with the Mets, with his second three-run homer over the right-field fence this week. This one came off Tigers starter Spencer Turnbull, who ultimately took the loss, as part of the Mets' four-run fourth inning that accounted for all of their runs. And this time, the dinger held up and the Mets held on to win. Hechavarrria is hitting .188 with the Mets. 

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Todd Frazier, Zack Wheeler
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May 18, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
May 18, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) delivers a pitch in the third inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Can you guess which Mets pitcher has the team's best ERA, and is tied for the most wins in the rotation?

It's not Jacob deGrom or Noah Syndergaard, both hurlers you might have tabbed this preseason.

It's Steven Matz, the soon-to-be 28-year-old southpaw.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz
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Mets depth key in latest victory 00:01:46
New York Mets outfielder Rajai Davis explains how he was late getting to the game but happy he was able to contribute right away.

The Mets turned to some late-inning dramatics for the second night in a row, as Juan Lagares and Rajai Davis delivered a pair of huge hits in the eighth inning of the Mets' 6-1 win over Washington. >> Box score

Five things to know about Wednesday's game

1) The Mets received some late-game clutch hitting for the second night in a row on Wednesday. The Nats' bullpen loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Juan Lagares delivered the clutch blow, raking a double into the left-center gap to give the Mets the 3-1 lead. After an intentional walk to Wilson Ramos, Rajai Davis lined a three-run shot to left in his first at-bat as a Met, extending the lead to 6-1.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Rajai Davis, Washington Nationals
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Mets crush Nationals 6-1 00:01:12
New York Mets needed some late heroics from Juan Lagares and Rajai Davis to pave the way for their 6-1 victory.

The Mets turned to some late-inning dramatics for the second night in a row, as Juan Lagares and Rajai Davis delivered a pair of huge hits in the eighth inning of the Mets' 6-1 win over Washington. >> Box score

Five things to know about Wednesday's game

1) The Mets received some late-game clutch hitting for the second night in a row on Wednesday. The Nats' bullpen loaded the bases with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning, and Juan Lagares delivered the clutch blow, raking a double into the left-center gap to give the Mets the 3-1 lead. After an intentional walk to Wilson Ramos, Rajai Davis lined a three-run shot to left in his first at-bat as a Met, extending the lead to 6-1.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Rajai Davis, Washington Nationals
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Apr 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts during the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) reacts during the second inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets (22-25, 5.5 GB in NL East) have bounced back from a five-game skid to capture back-to-back victories against the Nats. Jacob deGrom toes the rubber tonight attempting to push the streak to three games.

Mets notes

After Tuesday night's walkoff 6-5 win over Washington (the team's second walkoff win of the year), the Mets can clinch their fifth series win of the season with a victory tonight. ... The Mets have posted a 16-13 record against NL East foes, the most wins by any team against its own division this season. ... deGrom is 2-1 with a 2.37 ERA in his three career duels against Max Scherzer. ... Pete Alonso's 16 home runs are the most ever by a Mets rookie before the All-Star break.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Pete Alonso, Steven Matz, Washington Nationals
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Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Moneyline: WAS -105/NYM -105
Over/Under: 6.5
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
Probable pitchers: Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.98 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (2-5, 3.72 ERA)

There's an Opening Day rematch set for the third game of this series, as the National League's last two Cy Young Award winners square off tonight at Citi Field.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Washington Nationals
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Washington Nationals at New York Mets
Moneyline: WAS -105/NYM -105
Over/Under: 6.5
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
Probable pitchers: Jacob deGrom (3-5, 3.98 ERA) vs. Max Scherzer (2-5, 3.72 ERA)

There's an Opening Day rematch set for the third game of this series, as the National League's last two Cy Young Award winners square off tonight at Citi Field.

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May 17, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
May 17, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout in the second inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets (20-23, 4.5 GB in the NL East) lost the opening game of a three-game set against the Marlins 8-6. They try to bounce back on Saturday in a late afternoon matchup in Miami.

Here's what went down on Friday, in case you missed it:


Jacob deGrom imploded against the worst team in baseball and a late rally proved to be too little too late in an 8-6 loss to the Marlins. The right-hander took accountability for the loss after the game. 

 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto, Paul Sewald, Pete Alonso, Zack Wheeler
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Mets lose 3rd straight game 00:01:41
Mickey Callaway and Jacob deGrom on deGrom's rough night while Pete Alonso discusses Mets battling back in loss

Jacob deGrom just didn't have it on Friday, and he put the Mets in such a hole that by the time the bats came alive late in the game, it was too little, too late.

The ace gave up a season-high seven runs (six earned) in five innings in the Mets' 8-6 loss to the Marlins, allowing nine hits -- including a two-run homer -- while striking out just three. His ERA jumped to 3.98 through nine starts.

"Not able to locate after the second inning. Felt good the first two, and then things got kind of out of control. Tonight's on me," deGrom said. "I did a terrible job out there. These guys did nothing but battle, and I let it get out of hand."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Wilson Ramos
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deGrom pounded in loss 00:01:17
Despite pair of Pete Alonso home runs, the Marlins handed Jacob deGrom and the Mets their 3rd straight loss, 8-6

Jacob deGrom just wasn't himself in Miami on Friday night, as he was smacked around in an 8-6 loss to the Marlins. >> Box score

Five things to know about Friday's game...

1) Coming into the game, the Mets couldn't have had a better pitcher on the mound in Jacob deGrom. He had owned the Marlins in the first two outings of the season, but this outing was a major outlier. DeGrom imploded, allowing seven runs (six earned) on nine hits while striking out three and walking none over five innings. It was deGrom's worst outing of the season, and it couldn't have come at a worse time. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Juan Lagares, Pete Alonso, Todd Frazier, Scott Thompson
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Apr 3, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)
Apr 3, 2019; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) delivers a pitch in the first inning of the game against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Sam Navarro-USA TODAY Sports (Sam Navarro)

The Mets (20-22, 3.5 GB in NL East) begin a new series this weekend against the Marlins (10-31, 13 GB) on Friday at Marlins Park at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

The Mets fell two games under .500 after dropping the rubber game against the Nationals on Thursday afternoon. ...A few roster moves were made before the start of this series, as Keon Broxton was DFA'd, Carlos Gomez and Paul Sewald were promoted from Triple-A, and Michael Conforto officially hit the IL with a concussion. ...The Mets are 14-10 against the NL East this season. New York has won seven straight against Miami.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Miami Marlins
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Mets GM supports Mickey Callaway 00:01:27
Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen addresses the decision to DFA Keon Broxton, the call up of Carlos Gomez, and the job status of Mickey Callaway.

Mets GM Brodie Van Wagenen sat in front of the media at Marlins Park in Miami on Friday to issue a slew of roster moves, and answer any burning questions they might have. 

And Mickey Callaway's job status was on that list. 

The Mets have been faltering lately, falling two games under .500 after their series loss to the Nationals this week. But Van Wagenen said his unwavering support for Callaway will continue as it has since the beginning...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Scott Thompson
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom reacts after walking a batter against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom reacts after walking a batter against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

The NL East will not end the exact way it stands today, at least that's what three scouts, two rival executives and my own common sense is telling me...

"If you think this thing doesn't move, and then move again, you're either not paying attention to the talent or you haven't watched enough baseball in your life," I was told last week by an NL East team executive who has been in baseball for decades. "It's still a four-team race, regardless of the standings, and that's how we're all looking at it."

The Phillies have been playing well, but have also been playing the least competitive teams, which is almost certainly inflating their stats and perceived dominance. At the same time, the Mets and Braves are playing better opponents and because so have been bobbing around .500. The Mets and Braves have also bounced around between being league average to slightly-below league average in runs scored and runs allowed. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Bryce Harper, Giancarlo Stanton, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Steven Matz, Todd Frazier
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. (Jake Roth/USA TODAY Sports)

With Sunday's rainout and Monday's off-day, the Mets have a bunch of options when it comes to how they could set up their starting rotation against the Nationals. But Mickey Callaway said Sunday that the plan is simply to push everyone back.

That means a rotation that looks like this against the Nats from Tuesday to Thursday:

Tuesday, May 14: Noah Syndergaard vs. Jeremy Hellickson

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jason Vargas, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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May 11, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) tosses his bat after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
May 11, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso (20) tosses his bat after hitting a home run in the sixth inning against the Miami Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (19-20, 3.5 games behind the Phillies in the NL East) got a second-straight strong start from Jacob deGrom and belted a pair of homers as they beat the Marlins for the second-straight night. They wrap up their three-game series against the Marlins on Sunday at Citi Field at 1:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Here's what went down on Saturday in case you missed it:


In the Mets' win over the Marlins, Jacob deGrom allowed one run over 7.0 dominant innings, Pete Alonso hit a tie-breaking opposite-field homer, and Edwin Diaz nailed it down >> Read more

 

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Jeurys Familia, Justin Wilson, Pete Alonso
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Jacob deGrom regaining his form 00:01:43
New York Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom has found his Cy Young form and manager Mickey Callaway sees that 'he's back.'

After Jacob deGrom's latest sterling performance, there's no longer any doubt.

"He's back," Mickey Callaway said of deGrom after the Mets' 4-1 win Saturday in which deGrom allowed one run in seven innings.

"I kind of figured that a couple of outings ago - 'Oh, he looks like Jacob deGrom again' He's confident, he's executing pitches, he's keeping runners off base, he's keeping them from scoring when he does - except for when the pitcher hits. But he's back, and it is very comforting."

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Mets cruise to 4-1 win 00:01:29
New York Mets extend their winning streak to 5-0 against the Marlins this season with the help from back-to-back Alonso and Conforto homers.

With the lowly Marlins in town, the Mets are taking advantage as they won their second straight Saturday night, this one a 4-1 victory. >> Box score

Six things to know about Saturday's game...

Tags: Edwin Diaz, Jacob deGrom, Miami Marlins, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Seth Lugo
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Apr 26, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Apr 26, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Milwaukee Brewers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets' offense finally had a big night on Friday, and they'll look to produce plenty of support for Jacob deGrom as they continue their three-game set against the Marlins Saturday at 7:10 p.m. in Flushing.

Mets notes

The Mets tied a season-high with 11 runs on Friday. Their eight-run first inning was their highest-scoring first inning at home in 40 years. ... Jeff McNeil is hitting .363 in 19 games as the leadoff hitter, and he'll hit leadoff again Saturday. ... J.D. Davis is starting again at third base, meaning Todd Frazier is not the starting third baseman today.. ... DeGrom has lost four straight decisions dating back to April 9, one shy of his career-high. ... Mets starting pitchers have a 2.76 ERA over the last 10 games.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Miami Marlins, Todd Frazier
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