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May 26, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) hits a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)
May 26, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; New York Mets second baseman Neil Walker (20) hits a two run home run against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the third inning at PNC Park. Mandatory Credit: Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports (Charles LeClaire)

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

1) Neil Walker homered twice and collected three hits and a season-high four RBIs to pace the Mets' 12-hit attack. Lucas Duda had two hits and drove in two runs for the second straight game. Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce drove in the other runs for New York.

2) Jacob deGrom became the first Mets hurler to pitch into the ninth inning since he tossed a complete game July 16 against the Phillies. DeGrom tossed a season-high 118 pitches over 8 1/3 innings, and allowed one run on five hits and a walk while striking out 10.

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The Mets (19-26) open a three-game series against the Pirates (22-26) on Friday night at PNC Park in Pittsburgh. The Mets lost two of three games to the Padres earlier this week at Citi Field.

The Mets are 3-7 over their last 10 games. ... They are fifth in the majors with 124 runs scored in May. ... The Mets are second in the majors with 43 runs scored in the first inning this season. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Right-hander Jacob deGrom, (3.56 ERA/3.23 FIP, 1.31 WHIP), who had his start on Thursday skipped due to the threat of inclement weather, will be on the hill on Friday.

deGrom tossed seven scoreless innings while allowing four hits, walking three, and striking out nine last Friday against the Angels.

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Mets RHP Tyler Pill pitches during a spring training game in 2017 (Credit: USA Today Images)
Mets RHP Tyler Pill pitches during a spring training game in 2017 (Credit: USA Today Images)

The Mets have promoted RHP Tyler Pill to the big-league roster and sent RHP Rafael Montero back to Triple-A to Las Vegas, the team announced prior to Friday's game.

To make room on the 40-man roster for Pill, who wear No. 56 and be available for Friday's game, RHP Seth Lugo was moved to the 60-Day Disabled List.

Pill, who turns 27 on Monday, was 4-1 with a 1.60 ERA in nine combined starts between Triple-A and Double-A this season. He allowed 51 hits, issued 15 walks and struck out 26 batters.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Rafael Montero, Zack Wheeler
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The Mets are pushing back Jacob deGrom's start to Friday due to anticipated inclement weather and will have Rafael Montero start on Thursday night against the Padres at Citi Field, manager Terry Collins said.

It has been raining in New York City for the majority of Thursday, and the forecast calls for rain on and off during the game, which is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler
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 (Anthony Gruppuso)
(Anthony Gruppuso)

Jacob deGrom finally found his groove. Well, except for when he almost lost it.

After issuing a four-pitch walk to open Friday's game, deGrom at one point retired 13 straight batters and ended up tossing seven scoreless innings in what became a 3-0 win against the Angels at Citi Field. The victory snapped the Mets' seven-game losing streak.

It was a desperately needed performance by deGrom on many levels for the Mets (17-23).

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz
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Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 3-0 shutout of the Angels.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom became the first Met -- since he did so on April 28 -- to complete seven innings, allowing four hits, three walks (one intentional) while striking out nine. He appeared to develop a blister in the seventh and proceeded to load the bases with nobody out, but he retired the next three batters, with the help of a juggling catch by Jose Reyes.

2) Michael Conforto had two hits, including his team-leading 11th homer, and Rene Rivera extended his hitting streak to 11 games with a two-out RBI single in the sixth. Curtis Granderson opened the scoring with an RBI double in the first.

3) Jerry Blevins and Paul Sewald pitched a scoreless eighth and Addison Reed fired a perfect ninth for his fifth save.

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The Mets (16-23) open a three-game series against the Angels (22-21) on Friday night at Citi Field. The Mets, who were off on Thursday, were swept in a three-game series by the Diamondbacks in Arizona earlier this week.

Terry Collins will manage his 1,012th game with the Mets tonight, tying Davey Johnson for the franchise record. ... The Mets have lost seven straight games -- their longest losing streak since dropping seven games in a row from June 17-24, 2015. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Right-hander Jacob deGrom, (4.07 ERA/3.39 FIP, 1.36 WHIP), who allowed four runs on eight hits while walking one and striking out seven in 6.0 innings against the Brewers last Sunday.

He has four double-digit strikeout games in his last six starts and is third in the majors with 67 strikeouts, trailing only Chris Sale (85) and Max Scherzer (70).

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Jacob deGrom hits a two-run single to right field to extend the Mets' lead to 9-3 in the fifth inning.

Jacob deGrom was charged with allowing four earned runs and eight hits Sunday, while walking one batter and striking out seven, during six innings against the Brewers.

"The past few starts I look up at the scoreboard and I have 70, 80 pitches in the fourth inning," deGrom said, who finished the game throwing 107 pitches to 27 batters.

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New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets relief pitcher Addison Reed (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets allowed 11 runs for the second consecutive game and were swept by the Milwaukee Brewers with an 11-9 loss Sunday at Miller Park.

New York, which entered Sunday with the highest team ERA in the majors, blew a 7-1 lead and gave up five runs in the bottom of the eighth inning, including Manny Pina's go-ahead three-run home run off Addison Reed that turned a 9-8 Mets lead into a two-run deficit.

"It's frustrating, but that's baseball," Reed said, according to the New York Daily News' Kristie Ackert. "Stuff is going to happen. Gone through a lot worse times than this."

The Mets fell to four games under .500 and 7 1/2 games back of the NL East-leading Washington Nationals after losing their fourth straight game.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Milwaukee Brewers
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Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park.

The Mets blew a 7-1 lead and gave up five runs in the eighth inning, including Manny Pina's go-ahead three-run home run off Addison Reed with two outs, as New York lost its fourth straight game with an 11-9 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers on Sunday at Miller Park. >> Box score


Four Mets relievers combined to allow seven runs in the seventh and eighth innings, as the Mets were swept by the Brewers.

The Mets led 7-1 in the sixth inning and 8-3 entering the bottom of the seventh, but Jonathan Villar hit a two-run home run and Jesus Aguilar hit an RBI double to cut it to 8-6.

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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Monday, May 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the San Francisco Giants Monday, May 8, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets (16-19) will try to avoid a sweep against the Brewers (20-17) on Sunday afternoon at 2:10 p.m. ET at Miller Park. Robert Gsellman and Hansel Robles combined to give up eight runs in the fifth inning of Saturday evening's 11-4 loss to the Brewers. 

The Mets are 29-29 all-time on Mother's Day, including winning four straight. ... They have dropped three straight but have won eight of their last 14 games overall. ... The Mets will look to avoid their first sweep at the hands of the Brewers since April 24-26, 2011.

 

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Mets second baseman Neil Walker brings in Michael Conforto to give the Mets their first run of the game.

Neil Walker had two hits and a walk-off single during Monday's win over the Giants at Citi Field.

Walker fouled off three straight pitches before lining Hunter Strickland's 1-2 curveball down the right-field line to drive in Michael Conforto and give the Mets their fourth win in their last five games.

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Walker, Collins on walk-off win 00:06:01
Mets second baseman Neil Walker and manager Terry Collins break down the Mets' 4-3 win after Walker's walk-off single in the ninth.

Tonight at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.78 ERA) will oppose Jeff Samardzija (0-4, 5.03 ERA) at 7:10 p.m in the second game of a three-game series between the Mets and Giants.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, San Francisco Giants
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/8/17 00:04:11
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' dramatic win over the Giants.

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

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

1) Neil Walker's two-out RBI single in the bottom of the ninth scored Michael Conforto to give the Mets their first walk-off win of the season. Walker also doubled home a run in the first and finished 2-for-5.

2) Jacob deGrom struck out 11 over six innings, the fourth time in five starts he's struck out 10 or more batters. He surrendered four hits, including two home runs, and three walks. DeGrom has 51 strikeouts in his last 30 2/3 innings over four starts.

 

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The Mets (14-16) open a three-game series against the Giants (11-21) tonight at Citi Field at 7:10 on SNY. The Mets took two of three games from the Marlins over the weekend.

The Giants are the first non-N.L. East opponent the Mets will play this season. ... The Mets have scored in the first inning in six of their last seven games. ... The Mets are sixth in the majors with 44 home runs.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Right-hander Jacob deGrom, (3.68 ERA/3.05 FIP, 1.36 WHIP), who allowed five runs on eight hits while walking five and striking out five in 5.0 innings last Wednesday against the Braves. It was the first time this season that deGrom allowed more than three runs...

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GEICO SportsNite: Matt Harvey 00:03:01
Justine Ward is joined by Daily News baseball writer John Harper to discuss Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey's suspension.

Jacob deGrom (2-1, 3.68 ERA) and the Mets open a three-game series at home against Matt Moore (1-4, 6.75 ERA) and the Giants on Monday at 7:10 pm ET.

The Giants, who have lost six of their last eight games, were delayed leaving Cincinnati when their player bus broke down on the way to the airport late Sunday.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Miami Marlins, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants
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Jacob deGrom hits a two-run single to right field to extend the Mets' lead to 9-3 in the fifth inning.

Jacob deGrom allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings, but helped himself offensively with two hits and two RBI in the Mets' 16-5 victory over the Braves on Wednesday.

DeGrom pitched two scoreless innings to start the game, but gave up runs in each of his final three innings of work. He walked five batters, and has issued at least five walks in two of his last three starts. Prior to this stretch, he had not walked five batters in a game since May 26, 2014: the third start of his career.

"The most important thing was we got a win tonight," deGrom said after the game.

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Mets' reaction after 16-5 win 00:06:09
Terry Collins and postgame player reactions to the Mets' 16-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Wednesday night.

The Mets (12-15) will play the final game of a four-game series with the Atlanta Braves (11-15) tonight at SunTrust Park. The Mets have won two out of the first three games of the series.

Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.78 ERA) will pitch for the Mets. Wheeler has only pitched beyond five and 2/3 innings once this season, and pitched just 4 2/3 innings in his last start on Saturday against the Nationals.

Jaime Garcia (1-1, 3.19 ERA) will pitch for the Braves. In a start against the Mets at Citi Field earlier this season, Garcia gave up four runs and six hits and lasted six innings.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:04:17
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 16-5 rout of the Braves.

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

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

1) The Mets scored a season-high 16 runs and matched their season high with 20 hits without hitting a home run. Every player who received an at-bat had a hit, with the exception of Wilmer Flores, who flied out as a pinch-hitter.

2) Jose Reyes tied his career high with five RBIs, Rene Rivera drove in three, and Michael Conforto and Jacob deGrom each plated a pair. T.J. Rivera, Rene Rivera and Conforto all had three hits. Neil WalkerCurtis Granderson, Reyes and deGrom had two hits apiece.

 

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The Mets (11-15) continue their four-game series against the Braves (11-14) at SunTrust Park tonight in Atlanta at 7:35. The Mets lost, 9-7, on Tuesday night as Matt Harvey allowed six runs.

The Mets have lost 12 of their last 16 games. ... The Mets have scored five or more runs in six-straight games while homering in each one. ... The Mets have 28 home runs on the road, which is the most in the majors.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Right-hander Jacob deGrom, (2.84 ERA/2.91 FIP, 1.17 WHIP), who allowed three runs on six hits while walking one and striking out 12 against the Nationals last Friday.

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Collins on Granderson, injuries 00:02:27
Mets manager Terry Collins discusses the decision to give Curtis Granderson a night off and also gives an update on injuries.

The Mets (11-15) will play the third game of a four-game series Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves (11-14) tonight at SunTrust Park.

Jacob deGrom (1-1, 2.84 ERA, 1.168 WHIP) will start for the Mets. He's coming off three strong starts, during which he's struck out 35 batters.

Bartolo Colon (1-2, 5.59 ERA, 1.31 WHIP) will start for the Braves. He has allowed at least four runs during three of his last four starts.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Rafael Montero, Travis d'Arnaud
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 (Brad Mills)
(Brad Mills)

Maybe the decision was not that controversial given Jeurys Familia's struggles since returning from suspension. Still, Terry Collins exposed himself to the potential for serious second-guessing when, clinging to a two-run lead with the bases loaded and one out in the ninth inning on Friday night, he pulled his closer and inserted Josh Edgin to face Bryce Harper.

Edgin then coaxed a game-ending 1-2-3 double play and the Mets survived for a desperately needed 7-5 win at Washington to snap a six-game losing streak.

"The way things have been going, that's a big weight off our shoulders," Collins acknowledged postgame. "… Once in a while you have to make a decision. Sometimes they work. Sometimes they don't."

Collins indicated that the Mets' skid played big factor in his decision to lift Familia, even though Harper was 1-for-10 in his career against the closer. This is no time to passively manage and let players work out of funks.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/28 00:03:59
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 7-5 win over the Nationals to snap a six-game losing streak.

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

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

1) Josh Edgin got Bryce Harper to ground into a 1-2-3 double play to end the game. Jeurys Familia had loaded the bases with nobody out and struck out Trea Turner before Terry Collins took him out of the game.

2) Travis d'Arnaud homered twice off Max Scherzer and drove in a career-high five runs. After homering in the second to give the Mets a 2-0 lead, d'Arnaud blasted a three-run shot in the fourth to turn a 3-2 deficit into a 5-3 lead.

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The Mets (8-13) open a three-game series with the first-place Nationals (16-6) in Washington, D.C. on Friday night at 7:05. The Mets were swept by the Braves in a rain-shortened two game series that concluded Thursday, and have lost six games in a row.

The Mets' six game losing streak is their longest since they lost seven in a row from June 17-24, 2015. ... The last time the Mets were five games under .500 was Setpember 27, 2014. ... The Mets are 2-6 in their last eight series against the Nationals.

The Mets' six game losing streak is their longest since they lost seven in a row from June 17-24, 2015. ... The last time the Mets were five games under .500 was Setpember 27, 2014. ... The Mets are 2-6 in their last eight series against the Nationals.

 

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 (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
(Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

Yoenis Cespedes heading to the disabled list with a pulled hamstring will be a crushing blow for the Mets, who posted a 15-21 record with him out of the starting lineup last season. Yet the firewall for the Mets in recent seasons has been the strength and depth of the team's starting rotation. And now that appears seriously breached, as well.

As they enter a weekend series against the Nationals in D.C., during which they will face Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, the Mets are five games under .500 for the first time since Sept. 27, 2014. They are in last place in the NL East and 7½ games behind Washington. Their current six-game losing streak is the team's longest in nearly 23 months.

The scariest part of the current skid? The state of the once-envied rotation...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets manager Terry Collins on the dugout phone during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets manager Terry Collins on the dugout phone during the eighth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

I have no idea what to write or think about the current state of Mets. Their situation has become such a mess, so fast, so aggressively, I'm left totally bewildered.

Frankly, I feel like we left St. Lucie, started on a happy walk down the street, swaying, whistling beneath the sun, birds chirping, feeling great about ourselves and the potential of a terrific season. Then without warning ... WHACK. Someone cracked us on the back of the head with a sledgehammer, and now we're bleeding, hunched over, seeing stars, dizzy and can't remember our names.

How this happened, I don't know.

But it's too early to give up. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts after an injury in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Apr 27, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) reacts after an injury in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets will try to get back on track Friday as they open a three-game series with the Washington Nationals in D.C. at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.

Jacob deGrom (0-1, 2.55 ERA) will face off Max Scherzer (3-1, 1.95 ERA) for the second consecutive outing. DeGrom walked six batters against Washington on Sunday, but also struck out 10 batters. Scherzer gave up three runs on five hits in eight innings against the Mets on Sunday.

The Mets will be without Yoenis Cespedes, who left Thursday's game with a hamstring strain and is scheduled to have an MRI. Manager Terry Collins said he expects Cespedes to land on the disabled list.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Washington Nationals, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets have a rotation of young, fire-balling pitchers, led of course by Noah Syndergaard.

What makes the rotation so special is the fact that all of its members have great secondary pitches. However, the main focus is usually on their fastballs.

Here are the fastest pitches each member of the Mets rotation has thrown so far this season, courtesy of Statcast:

  1. Noah Syndergaard: 100.9 MPH sinking fastball on April 9 against the Marlins.
  2. Jacob deGrom: 97.4 MPH 4-seam fastball on April 22 against the Nationals...
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

Jacob deGrom had ten strikeouts for a second straight outing, but walked a season-high six batters and earned his first loss of the season on Saturday as the Mets dropped the second game of a three-game series with the Nationals.

DeGrom gave up three runs on eight hits in five and 2/3 innings behind little run support from the Mets offense, which generated only two hits on the day.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/22 00:02:55
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 3-1 loss to the Washington Nationals on Saturday evening.

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

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

1) The Mets did not collect a hit until Juan Lagares singled in the sixth inning. Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI single two batters later was their last hit of the game.

2) Jacob deGrom had the strikeout pitch working, fanning 10 in 5 2/3 innings, but he also walked a career-high six and allowed three runs on eight hits.

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The Mets (8-9) play the middle game of a three-game series against the Nationals (11-5) at Citi Field on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. Jeurys Familia walked in the winning run in the 11th Friday as the Nationals beat the Mets, 4-3

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The Mets (8-9) play the middle game of a three-game series against the Nationals (11-5) at Citi Field on Saturday at 4:05 p.m. Jeurys Familia walked in the winning run in the 11th Friday as the Nationals beat the Mets, 4-3

To follow the game live online, click here to access SNY Gameday

The Mets have lost six of seven games and are 4-6 at home this season. ...  In seven of New York's last eight games,
the winning run has scored in either their last at-bat or their opponents' last at-bat, including a six-game stretch from April 13-19, that was the longest such streak in the majors since Oakland had a six-game streak from May 28-June 3, 2004.The Mets are 2-5 in those games

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Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Apr 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Jacob deGrom, who missed his scheduled start against Washington Friday with a stiff neck, will start Saturday at against the Nationals and Gio Gonzalez at Citi Field. First pitch is 4:05 p.m.

DeGrom has a 1.89 ERA and 0.84 WHIP with four walks and 22 strikeouts in 19.0 innings (three starts) this season.

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

Jacob deGrom, who is dealing with a stiff neck, will have his start pushed to Saturday, with Matt Harvey starting in deGrom's place on Friday, reports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports.

Harvey will be pitching on regular rest since the Mets were off on Monday.

DeGrom has a 1.89 ERA and 0.84 WHIP with four walks and 22 strikeouts in 19.0 innings (three starts) this season.

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Should the Mets trade Bruce? 00:02:55
Dan Graca and Jon Hein debate whether Jay Bruce's scalding hot start will last, and if the Mets should trade him to address other needs.

The Mets open a three game series with the Nationals tonight at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m on PIX11.

Jacob deGrom (0-0, 1.89 ERA) will pitch for the Mets. DeGrom tied his career-high with 13 strikeouts in his last start, which ended in a no-decision.

Tanner Roark (0-2, 3.50 ERA) will make his third start of the season for the Nationals. Roark is 3-1 with a 2.08 ERA in eight games against the Mets in his career

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Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch against the Marlins in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)
Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch against the Marlins in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

After the Mets lost an eventful series finale in Miami, Terry Collins reiterated his belief that pulling Jacob deGrom after 97 pitches on Saturday was the responsible decision. And given the conservatism across baseball these days, lifting deGrom should hardly be a head-scratcher...

Yet, it is worth noting that 85 times from Opening Day through Saturday a starter reached the 100-pitch plateau around the majors. And in only one of those instances it was a Mets pitcher who tossed triple-digits -- Noah Syndergaard, in a 5-2 win against Miami on April 9 at Citi Field (103 pitches).

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/15 00:03:59
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Marlins.

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

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

1) Nursing a 4-2 lead in the eighth, Fernando Salas retired the first two batters, walked the third and allowed back-to-back homers to Christian Yelich and Giancarlo Stanton to give the Marlins a 5-4 lead they would not relinquish.

2) Jacob deGrom allowed consecutive homers to Justin Bour and Marcel Ozuna but was otherwise brilliant, tying his career high with 13 strikeouts in seven innings. He surrendered four hits and a walk and was lifted after throwing 97 pitches. DeGrom retired 11 straight batters after the home runs in the second and struck out three batters in the first, fourth and seventh innings.

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The Mets (7-4) continue their four-game series against the Marlins (5-5) at Marlins Park in Miami on Saturday night at 7:10. The Mets lost to the Marlins 4-3 Friday on J.T. Realmuto's walk-off double in the ninth off Josh Edgin after Noah Syndergaard had to leave after six innings with two bleeding fingernails.


The Mets won five in a row before Friday. ... The Mets are 11-6 in their last 17 games in Miami and 14-8 in their last 22 overall games vs. the Marlins. ... The Mets, who lead the majors with 21 homers, have homered in 10 straight games and have 17 home runs in their last six games.

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Apr 10, 2017; DeGrom (48) reacts after allowing RBI single at Citizens Bank Park. Credit: Hartline-USA TODAY
Apr 10, 2017; DeGrom (48) reacts after allowing RBI single at Citizens Bank Park. Credit: Hartline-USA TODAY

Jacob deGrom settled down after a rough first inning Monday to throw six innings of two-run ball in a no-decision against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

In his 31-pitch first inning, deGrom allowed three singles, including an RBI by Michael Saunders, and two walks, including a bases-loaded walk to Cameron Rupp.

DeGrom then retired 11 of his final 12 batters and tossed five shutout innings.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/10 00:04:22
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 4-3 road win over the Phillies, in which Jay Bruce hit two home runs.

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

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

1) Jay Bruce's no-doubt two-run homer in the eighth snapped a 2-2 tie. It was his second roundtripper of the game and his third in two nights. He finished 2-for-3 with a walk, three RBIs and three runs scored. His four home runs and nine RBIs are tied for the Major League lead.

2) Jacob deGrom allowed two runs on three hits and two walks while tossing 31 pitches in the first inning. Overall, he surrendered six hits and two walks while striking out two over six frames, retiring 11 of the last 12 batters he faced.

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Mets GM Alderson on Steven Matz 00:00:49
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson gives the latest update on Steven Matz's injury.

Steven Matz's injury has led to frustration among Mets officials because they have yet to find out who diagnosed him with a flexor strain, according to Bob Klapisch of the Bergen Record.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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 (Troy Taormina)
(Troy Taormina)

The Mets have interest in free agent RHP Doug Fisterreports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

Fister is still seeking a major league deal, says Heyman, who speculates it's 'a little too late' for that.

The 33-year-old Fister, who did not pitch during Spring Training, had a 4.64 ERA (4.75 FIP) and 1.42 WHIP while striking out 115 batters in 180 1/3 innings (32 starts) for the Astros last season.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Collins, deGrom on loss to ATL 00:05:41
Terry Collins discusses Rafael Montero's appearance, while Jacob deGrom talks about his start in the Mets' 3-1 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

 

Jacob deGrom made his 2017 debut Wednesday night as he struck out six batters on 95 pitches while throwing six scoreless innings against the Braves at Citi Field.

It was his first start since undergoing elbow surgery last September.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 4/5/17 00:03:08
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 3-1 loss to the Braves.

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

Five things you should know about today's game...

1) Jacob deGrom allowed two hits and a walk while striking out six over six scoreless innings in his first start since undergoing offseason elbow surgery.

2) Handed a 1-0 lead, Hansel Robles faced five batters in the seventh and retired just one before leaving with the bases loaded and the game tied. Jerry Blevins retired the next two batters to keep the score, 1-1.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Rafael Montero
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Apr 3, 2017; Colon (40) acknowledges fans at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Colon (40) acknowledges fans at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Bartolo Colon remains among the most popular figures in recent Mets history, as further evidenced by the warm reception he received when introduced with the Braves on Opening Day at Citi Field on Monday. And given the Mets' suddenly thinner rotation, Colon certainly could have been useful had he remained for a fourth season in Queens.

Yet the decision to allow Colon to defect to Atlanta for $12.5 million on Nov. 17 ought not be second-guessed now that Seth Lugo reportedly has a partial tear of the ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow and Steven Matz has disclosed he has a strained flexor tendon in his left elbow.

When Colon opposes Jacob deGrom on Wednesday night at Citi Field -- at 43 years, 315 days old -- the veteran right-hander will become the oldest pitcher in the majors to start one of a team's first two games of a season since Jamie Moyer with the Rockies at age 49 in 2012. And certainly there will be an expiration date on Colon's productivity at some point sooner than later, even if he appears ageless.

That's not what dissuaded the Mets from re-signing him, however.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Apr 3, 2017; Fans enter Citi Field through the Jackie Robinson rotunda on Opening Day. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Fans enter Citi Field through the Jackie Robinson rotunda on Opening Day. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

It's me again. After 14 seasons as a Mets beat reporter, for the Daily News and then ESPN, I joined the New York Institute of Technology in February as its assistant athletic director for strategic communications, promoting the Old Westbury school's Division I baseball team as well as a dozen other sports competing at the Division II level.

The job involves pitching stories to media about the program, plus ensuring the school's athletics website -- NYITBears.com --and social media have solid content.

Still, when SNY graciously asked if I would be interested in contributing to its website on a part-time basis, I couldn't resist. I will be providing analysis pieces about the Mets, as well as popular staples from my days as a beat reporter, including the "Farm Report," which contains a feature and notes about Mets minor leaguers. We plan to launch our weekly minor-league content next Wednesday and continue it for the duration of the season.

Thank you to SNY's Fred Harner and Matthew Cerrone for making this happen.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

The Mets beat their Triple-A affiliate the Las Vegas 51s (though the 51s also consisted of Mets players), 5-4, on Thursday afternoon at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie.

It was the Mets' final game of Spring Training.

For a full box score, click here.

 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia
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Mets Talk Live: Rotation 00:07:40
The guys on Mets Talk Live weigh the options for the Mets as they finalize their rotation before Opening Day.

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler will be in the starting rotation and pitch the fourth game of the season, GM Sandy Alderson told reporters Thursday morning.

Wheeler tossed five shutout innings on Monday, again touching 97 MPH with his fastball.

"I think today I proved that I am ready," Wheeler said after Monday's start. "I knew today was a big day for me. I did the best that I could and we'll leave it up to them and what they want to do, where they want to go and how they want to handle it."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the practice field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 17, 2017; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the practice field during spring training workouts at Tradition Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

RHP Jacob deGrom is hoping to pitch 200 innings and make 35 starts this season, he said to reporters on Saturday after making a start against Mets minor leaguers.

"It's not easy to go out there and throw 200 innings -- I don't think anybody here has, not including playoffs," deGrom said. "So that's kind of the next thing for us, to get out there and make the 35 starts and get to that 200 mark." 

DeGrom's heaviest workload was in 2015, when he pitched 191 innings in the regular season before pitching 25 more innings during the postseason. He pitched 148 innings in 2016, posting a 3.04 ERA in 24 starts before his season was cut short due to ulnar nerve surgery.

So far this spring, deGrom has a 2.93 ERA and 17 strikeouts in four Grapefruit League starts.

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