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In this week's Meet the MetsCast, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone, comedian Steve Hofstetter, and SiriusXM's Rob Brender hash out what a contract extension should look like for Jacob deGrom, what former Mets player they hope wins a World Series, give an emotional pep talk to Matt Harvey, and remind themselves that Nori Aoki is on the Mets...

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 (AP)
(AP)

Jacob deGrom's start on Friday will be pushed to Sunday after he dealt with nausea/an upset stomach on Wednesday, the Mets said Thursday.

DeGrom was treated at the ballpark in Miami on Wednesday before returning to New York with the team.

Robert Gsellman wil start in deGrom's place on Friday, with Matt Harvey pitching on Saturday.

Mets SS Amed Rosario was briefly hospitalized earlier this week due to a stomach issue that he said was due to an undercooked meal.

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Sep 16, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) in action on the mound against the Atlanta Braves in the 1st inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hagy)
Sep 16, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) in action on the mound against the Atlanta Braves in the 1st inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hagy-USA TODAY Sports (Adam Hagy)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom limited the Braves to one run in seven innings on Saturday en route to his career-high 15th win of the season. 

DeGrom struck out seven batters and walked two, throwing 101 pitches on the night. His only run allowed on the night was a sixth-inning home run by Freddie Freeman.

The win was deGrom's first since August 25 as he snapped a three-start losing streak. 

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:50
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-3 win over the Braves.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed a solo homer to Freddie Freeman but nothing else over seven innings to set a career high with 15 wins. The 29-year-old struck out seven and allowed five hits and two walks. Including Freeman's sixth-inning home run, deGrom surrendered four baserunners over his last six frames after working out of a first-and-third, one-out situation in the first inning.

2) Gavin Cecchini went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs while Dominic Smith singled and doubled in two runs. Nori Aoki (2-for-4, 2B), Brandon Nimmo and Asdrubal Cabrera doubled in succession to give the Mets a 4-0 lead off R.A. Dickey in the third inning. Juan Lagares singled in the first run of the game in the second inning.

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Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (63-84) continue their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (67-79) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET on WPIX at SunTrust Park.

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Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets (63-84) have officially been eliminated from all playoff contention.

They play the second game of a three-game set with the Braves at SunTrust Park in Atlanta. Jacob deGrom (14-9, 3.63 ERA) will pitch for the Mets, R.A. Dickey (9-9, 4.28 ERA) will start for the Braves...

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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

While listing the Top 25 pending free agents and guessing where they might sign, Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports had the Mets connected to just two players -- 3B Todd Frazier, who he ranked 18th, and LHP CC Sabathia, who he ranked 19th.

Part of Heyman's predictions for where the top free agents might end up were sourced, where others appeared to be guesses (informed or otherwise).

Heyman did not have the Mets as potential landing spots for starting pitchers Jake Arrieta, Yu Darvish, Alex Cobb, or Lance Lynn, or relievers Wade Davis or Greg Holland.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:14
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 10-5 loss to the Reds.

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

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

1) Paul Sewald allowed a game-tying three-run homer in the seventh inning and Jeurys Familia surrendered two more runs in the eighth as New York blew a 5-2 lead. Hansel Robles served up a three-run homer in the ninth. The trio combined to allow eight runs, seven hits and four walks in 2 1/3 innings.

2) Jacob deGrom overcame a rocky first inning and left the game in line for a career-high 15th win after allowing two runs on three hits in six innings. The right-hander walked three and struck out 10, the 10th time this season deGrom has recorded double-digit strikeouts in a start.

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Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the mound after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) leaves the mound after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Jacob deGrom endured his shortest start of the season Tuesday night as he allowed nine runs, six earned, in less than four innings during a 9-1 loss to the Phillies at Citi Field.

"No excuses," he later said. "I was terrible. ... Everything was flat and up in the zone."

DeGrom, 28, has allowed five or more earned runs in three of his past five starts.

"I don't know, after the second inning if he tried to overthrow or leave stuff up, but it was certainly not a deGrom kind of game," said manager Terry Collins, who does not believe fatigue or anything physical contributed to deGrom's rough outing.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/5 00:02:19
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 9-1 loss to the Phillies.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed a career-high nine runs -- six earned -- and a season-high tying 10 hits in 3 2/3 innings during the second-shortest outing of his career. The right-hander struck out five, walked one and surrendered a two-run single and a two-run homer to Phillies pitcher Ben Lively

2) Dominic Smith's error in the second led directly to a run and rendered the three runs deGrom allowed in the frame unearned.

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The Mets (59-78) continue their series against the Phillies (52-85) at Citi Field tonight at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets?

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.43 ERA/3.56 FIP, 1.17 WHIP), who allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out five on Aug. 31 against the Reds.

DeGrom has struck out 206 batters in 178 2/3 innings (27 starts) this season. Along with Tom Seaver, Dwight Gooden, and David Cone, deGrom is the only pitcher in team history to have multiple 200-strikeout seasons...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:46
Wayne Randazzo and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 7-2 loss to the Cincinnati Reds.

The Mets lost to the Reds, 7-2, on Thursday afternoon in Cincinnati in the finale of their three-game set >> Click here for a full box score of the game

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed four runs (three earned) on six hits while walking three and striking out five in 6.0 innings. 

2) Amed Rosario's throwing error in the third inning allowed Billy Hamilton to score as the Reds took a 3-2 lead. With one out, Rosario attempted to throw Hamilton out at third base instead of taking the sure out at first base.

3) Jeurys Familia allowed one run -- on a homer to Joey Votto -- in 0.2 innings of work.

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

Who is starting today for the Mets?

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

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

 

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 (Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)
(Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv: 

The season-ending ulnar nerve surgery Steven Matz had on his pitching elbow is the same type of surgery Jacob deGrom underwent last Sept. 20.

During the surgery, Matz' ulnar nerve was moved in order to relieve discomfort. He had been pitching through significant pain at times season, reported Marc Carig of Newsday, who said Matz insisted on pitching through it even though his elbow was swelling up and he had to shorten bullpen sessions and skip others entirely.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 8/25 00:03:17
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 4-2 win over the Washington Nationals.

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

1) One day after Michael Conforto was lost for the season, Yoenis Cespedes departed the game in the top of the first with a strained right hamstring while rounding third base.

2) Jacob deGrom took three-hit shutout into the eighth and was ultimately charged with a run on five hits over 7 2/3 innings. The right-hander walked one and struck out 10 and matched his career high with 14 wins.

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 (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
(Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (55-71) open a four-game series against the Nationals (76-49) in Washington, D.C. on Friday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.49 ERA/3.61 FIP, 1.18 WHIP), who allowed five runs on 10 hits while walking none and striking out eight in 6 1/3 innings this past Sunday against the Marlins.

DeGrom also allowed five runs during his prior start, against the Yankees on Aug. 15. He had allowed nine runs over his previous six starts (40 1/3 innings).

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Collins on Matz's injury 00:05:11
Steve Gelbs sits down with Terry Collins to discuss Steven Matz's anticipated trip to the DL and Amed Rosario's performance recently.

Mets LHP Steven Matz had successful surgery on Wednesday to move the ulnar nerve in his left (pitching) elbow, the team said.

MRI and CT scans on Monday led to a diagnosis of irritation of the ulnar nerve, and surgery repositioned the nerve to address the irritation, the team said.

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom had the same surgery last September and returned for spring training.

Matz pitched through pain this season, Newsday reported earlier this week, citing sources. He reportedly had been altering and/or skipping bullpen sessions to prevent the issue from worsening. 

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Aug 20, 2017; DeGrom (48) pitches in the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2017; DeGrom (48) pitches in the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

Mets ace Jacob deGrom allowed five earned runs for the second straight start as the Mets lost, 6-4, to the Marlins at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.

In the span of 11 starts between June 13 and Aug. 10, deGrom was 9-2 with a 1.82 ERA, during which he struck out 85 batters in 79 innings. However, in his last two starts (Yankees, Marlins), he has given up 19 hits and 10 runs.

"At this point in the season, after missing what he did last year at the end of the season, we are going to be careful with him down the stretch," Collins said. "There might be a little fatigue in there."

DeGrom, who has said he would like to top 200 innings pitched this season, has currently throw 165. His career best was 191 innings in 2015.

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Aug 20, 2017;Collins (10) takes out deGrom (48) at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 20, 2017;Collins (10) takes out deGrom (48) at Citi Field. Credit: Cruz-USA TODAY Sports

In the seventh inning, with Jacob deGrom on the mound, rookie SS Amed Rosario scooped up a routine grounder and double tapped the ball to his glove before making a casual throw to first base.

The batter, Dee Gordon, who is among the fastest runners in the league, was safe.

"I am learning from all these small mistakes," Rosario said. "I knew he could run well, but I got a little overconfident on that play. ... I really do feel bad about that error."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:04
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed five runs for the second consecutive start, punctuated by Giancarlo Stanton's Major League-leading 45th home run, a three-run shot in the seventh. DeGrom surrendered 10 hits and didn't walk a batter while striking out eight over 6 1/3 innings.

2) Yoenis Cespedes homered, doubled and drove in two runs. Wilmer Flores had a sacrifice fly and Travis d'Arnaud singled in a run during the Mets' three-run eighth. New York entered the frame with three hits and two walks against Marlins starter Adam Conley, who struck out a career-high 11 over seven innings.

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Jacob deGrom (Julie Jacobson)
Jacob deGrom (Julie Jacobson)

The Mets snapped their five-game losing streak on Saturday. They are 13 games below .500, 19 games back in the NL East and 12 games back in the Wild Card. 

What's Next

The Mets play the rubber game of a three-game series with the Marlins today at 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Jacob deGrom (13-6, 3.35 ERA) will face Adam Conley (5-5, 5.32 ERA).

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Aug 17, 2017; Matz (32) throws the ball the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 17, 2017; Matz (32) throws the ball the first inning at Citi Field. Credit: Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets manager Terry Collins said LHP Steven Matz may be skipped in the rotation after his winless stretch reached nine games in Thursday's 7-5 loss to the Yankees at Citi Field.

Matz allowed seven runs (six earned) in just 3 1/3 innings, giving up a three-run home run to Gary Sanchez in a 40-pitch first inning and surrendering four straight hits to begin the fourth inning.

The 26-year-old Matz hasn't won a game since June 28. Over his last eight starts, he is 0-6 with a 10.19 ERA, having allowed 38 runs (37 earned) and 57 hits in 32 2/3 innings.

"We've been trying different stuff and it's not really translating to the mound," Matz said. "I've never gone through a stretch like this before in my career. It is tough, but I never want to say that I'm lost. ... I want to think I'm just one step away from where I need to be and things will just click.''

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The Mets (53-65) will play the final game of a four-game set with the Yankees (64-55) at Citi Field tonight.

The Yankees are looking for the third Subway Series season sweep in the 21-year history of the interleague rivalry. The Mets won all four games in 2013, and the Yankees won all six in 2003...

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Steven Matz (2-6, 5.54 ERA), who gave up two runs in 5.2 innings against the Phillies during his last start. It was only the second time in his past eight starts that he allowed two runs or fewer in a game...

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New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The Mets (53-64) will play the third game of a four-game set with the New York Yankees (63-55) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

 

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Matz, deGrom travel in a Ford 00:01:32
SNY's Steve Gelbs chats with Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom as the guys catch a ride in a Ford to Yankee Stadium

SNY's Steve Gelbs chats with Steven Matz and Jacob deGrom as the guys catch a ride in a Ford to Yankee Stadium.

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Aug 15, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Aug 15, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom allowed five runs on nine hits in seven and 1/3 innings during a 5-4 loss to the Yankees on Tuesday night.

DeGrom (13-6, 3.35 ERA) limited the Yankees to three runs through the first five innings, but fell victim to Gary Sanchez's home run in the sixth, as well as a sacrifice fly in the eighth. He recorded one out in the eighth inning before being replaced by Jerry Blevins.

It was the 29-year-old deGrom's third loss in four starts, despite a 1.82 ERA since June 12...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 8/15 00:03:41
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Yankees.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed five runs on eight hits -- including a pair of homers -- while walking two and striking out four over 7 1/3 innings in the 100th start of his big league career. It was the most runs he's allowed since June 6 when he surrendered eight against the Rangers.

2) Dominic Smith hit the first home run of his Major League career, a two-run shot to left in the seventh inning. Amed Rosario also went deep, slamming a two-run shot to right-center off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth that brought the Mets within a run. 

3) Yoenis Cespedes beat out a pair of infield singles and walked in four plate appearances.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 8/15 00:03:41
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Yankees.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed five runs on eight hits -- including a pair of homers -- while walking two and striking out four over 7 1/3 innings in the 100th start of his big league career. It was the most runs he's allowed since June 6 when he surrendered eight against the Rangers.

2) Dominic Smith hit the first home run of his Major League career, a two-run shot to left in the seventh inning. Amed Rosario also went deep, slamming a two-run shot to right-center off Aroldis Chapman in the ninth that brought the Mets within a run. 

3) Yoenis Cespedes beat out a pair of infield singles and walked in four plate appearances.

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The Mets (53-63) will play the second game of a four-game set with the New York Yankees (62-55) at Yankees Stadium on Tuesday at 7:05 p.m.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

Rafael Montero (1-8, 6.06 ERA) who took the loss in his last start against the Rangers. He allowed four runs on five hits while striking out five and walking three in three innings.

Montero has struggled in his last few starts, having made it only as far as 5.2 innings in his last three. He has let up 13 earned runs in that span.

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Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 10, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Jacob deGrom threw his second bullpen session Sunday morning.

He reported no issues with his arm after Sunday's game and said he expects to make his scheduled start tomorrow against the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:26
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 10-0 rout of the Phillies at Citizens Banks Park on Thursday night.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom struck out nine over 6 2/3 innings to improve to 6-0 in his career against the Phillies. The right-hander didn't issue a walk and allowed four hits, but he left the game as precaution after being hit by a Nick Williams line drive on his 99th pitch. X-rays were negative on what the Mets labeled a "right arm contusion."

2) The Mets hit four home runs, including a pair of three-run shots by Wilmer Flores and Michael ConfortoCurtis Granderson hit a two-run homer and Neil Walker slugged a solo blast during a four-hit night. Flores notched three hits and fell a triple shy of the cycle while Yoenis Cespedes and Granderson had two hits apiece.

3) Erik Goeddel and Paul Sewald combined for 2 1/3 scoreless innings of relief to complete the Mets fourth shutout of the season and first since blanking Miami on June 28.

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The Mets (50-61) open a four-game series against the Phillies (42-69) at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia on Thursday night at 7:05 on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.36 ERA/3.67 FIP, 1.17 WHIP), who allowed three runs on five hits while walking three and striking out eight in 5.0 innings last Friday against the Dodgers.

DeGrom has a 1.98 ERA over his alst 10 starts and has eight double-digit strikeout games this season. He has struck out 170 batters in 144 2/3 innings (22 starts).

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 (Wendell Cruz)
(Wendell Cruz)

With their loss to the Dodgers on Sunday night, the Mets fell to 49-60, dropping to 11 games under .500 for the first time since July 5, 2014, which was their low-water mark that season.

"We were overmatched," Mets Manager Terry Collins told reporters after Sunday night's game. "They outplayed us in every facet of the game. They obviously hit better than us, they pitched better than us. When you're hitting home runs you don't have to steal too much, you don't have to run the bases very often. You just have to jog. They did that more than us too."

The Mets, who were shut out by the Dodgers on Friday night and Sunday night, managed just two baserunners on Sunday (via one hit and one walk).

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:24
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets? 6-0 loss to the LA Dodgers on Friday

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed three runs on five hits -- including solo homers to Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig -- and three walks while striking out eight in five innings. It was deGrom's second consecutive loss following eight straight wins and marked the first time in 10 starts he didn't record an out in the sixth inning.

2) Michael Conforto had two of the Mets' four hits and Amed Rosario collected his first career hit at Citi Field with a single in the fifth. He also swiped second for his first stolen base. deGrom singled in the third and became the first Mets pitcher to steal a base since Oliver Perez on May 11, 2008. 

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The Mets (49-57) open a three-game series against the Dodgers (76-32) on Friday night at Citi Field at 7:10 on SNY.

The Mets have scored 102 runs since the All-Star break -- the sixth-most in the majors. ... The Mets are third in the N.L. and tied for sixth in the majors with 156 home runs.


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Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.29 ERA/3.56 FIP, 1.15 WHIP), who allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits while walking one and striking out 10 in 6.0 innings last Saturday against the Mariners.

DeGrom has a 1.73 ERA over his last nine starts. He has eight doube-digit strikeout games this season, tied for fourth-most in the majors. DeGrom has a 2.02 ERA in 312 career innings at Citi Field.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/29 00:03:14
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 3-2 loss to the Mariners.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom's streak of wins in eight straight starts came to an end after he allowed three runs -- two earned -- over six innings. It was the first time in nine starts he did not record at least one out in the seventh inning. DeGrom surrendered five hits -- none after the third -- walked one and struck out 10. 

2) Yoenis CespedesWilmer Flores and Travis d'Arnaud had six of the Mets' eight hits, and Curtis Granderson walked three times. Flores' base-loaded walk plated the Mets' first run in the sixth and Michael Conforto singled him home in the ninth after he led off the inning with a double.

3) Jarrod Dyson opened the scoring with a two-run single in the second and Nelson Cruz extended Seattle's lead to 3-0 with a sacrifice fly in the third, which was set up by Neil Walker's errant throw. Conforto's catch was noteworthy as he made a tremendous diving grab in left-center to rob Cruz of extra-bases and another RBI. He also threw out a runner at the plate to end the eighth for his career-high fourth assist of the season.

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Jul 29, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)
Jul 29, 2017; Seattle, WA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) throws against the Seattle Mariners during the first inning at Safeco Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Nicholson)

Jacob deGrom limited the Mariners to two earned runs on Saturday but was charged with a loss for the first time in more than a month as the Mets fell, 3-2, at Safeco Field in Seattle.

DeGrom allowed the two earned runs in the second inning before the Mariners took advantage of Neil Walker's throwing error in the third to jump out to a 3-0 lead. During the Mariners' two-run second inning, deGrom hit Mitch Haniger in the face, which he says rattled him thereafter.

"You never want to hit anybody in the face, it's not easy to pitch after you do that," deGrom said. "I was trying to go inside there and it just sailed on me. It was not easy to stay out there and re-concentrate."

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The Mets (48-53) continue their three-game series against the Mariners (51-53) on Saturday at Safeco Field at 4:10 p.m. on SNY.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.30 ERA/3.69 FIP, 1.16 WHIP), who allowed two runs on five hits while walking two and striking out eight in 8.0 innings against the Padres on Monday.

DeGrom has posted a 1.61 ERA while winning his last eight starts. He has seven double-digit strikeout games this season. The last Mets pitcher to have eight double-digit strikeout games in a season was David Cone in 1992...

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To call Jacob deGrom's last six weeks "dominant" would be an understatement. Over his last eight starts, he has faced 230 batters and allowed just 13 of them to cross the plate. He has failed to finish the seventh inning only once (coming just one out shy) and completed the eighth inning five times.

In decisions, he is approaching rarified territory for the Mets. His active streak of eight is tied for the 10th most consecutive wins among Mets starters, and most of his peers in this regard date back to an era when pitchers were allowed to go deeper into games, increasing the chance of a win. 

Of starters over the past 10 years, deGrom's eight wins are third, behind an 11-win streak for R.A. Dickey in 2012 and a 10-win streak for Johan Santana between 2008 and 2009.

In all of MLB this year, only three starters have longer winning streaks -- Dallas Keuchel, backed up by an unstoppable Astros offense, and Alex Wood and Clayton Kershaw, playing for a team on pace for 112 wins. For deGrom to achieve a streak like this for such a poorly performing team overall is truly unusual and a testament to his endurance and skill (and a little bit of luck)...

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 (Sergio Estrada)
(Sergio Estrada)

Playing out the string while largely out of contention is not proving to be dull for the Mets.

On a whirlwind Friday, the Mets placed T.J. Rivera on the DL with a partially torn UCL in his throwing elbow that ideally will calm without the need for Tommy John surgery, activated Neil Walker and Brandon Nimmo from the disabled list, defeated the Mariners 7-5 behind two homers from Michael Conforto in his return to his native Seattle, and acquired reliever A.J. Ramos from the Marlins with an eye toward reconstructing their bullpen for 2018.

And, soon, top prospects Amed Rosario and Dominic Smith should be promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Tags: Addison Reed, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, TJ Rivera
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets began selling Thursday, with Lucas Duda shipped to Tampa Bay for reliever Drew Smith

Duda had been poised to be a free agent this winter, and the Mets would not have entertained re-signing him because of prospect Dominic Smith's readiness for the majors.

With contracts also expiring for Addison Reed ($7.75M), Fernando Salas ($3M), Curtis Granderson ($15M), Jay Bruce ($13M), Neil Walker ($17.2M), Jose Reyes ($535K), and Rene Rivera ($1.75M), and with the Mets holding team options for Asdrubal Cabrera and Jerry Blevins for next season, they should have plenty of financial flexibility this winter to retool.

Tags: Addison Reed, Brandon Nimmo, Curtis Granderson, Hansel Robles, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Kevin Plawecki, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Rene Rivera, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed and Neil Walker, all of whom are eligible to free agents after the 2017 season (Credit: USA Today Sports)
Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed and Neil Walker, all of whom are eligible to free agents after the 2017 season (Credit: USA Today Sports)

The July 31 non-waiver trade deadline is six days away. And given the Mets still trail by double digits in the division and wild-card races, it's unquestionable they will be sellers.

Who exactly will go? Here's a list of nine contenders, from most to least likely...

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, TJ Rivera
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:40
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 5-3 win over the San Diego Padres.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed two runs on five hits over eight innings to win his eighth consecutive start. The right-hander walked two and struck out eight, including the first four batters of the game.

2) Jay Bruce drove in two runs and Wilmer Flores homered for the second time in three games. Yoenis Cespedes had an RBI triple and Travis d'Arnaud delivered a run-scoring single. Asdrubal Cabrera (3-for-4, BB), Lucas Duda (2-for-4, 2B) and Bruce (2-for-4) paced New York's 12-hit effort.

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The Mets embark on a 10-game road trip beginning with a four-game series against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park on Monday at 10:10 p.m.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Jacob deGrom (11-3, 3.37 ERA) looks to win his eighth straight start. He has pitched at least seven innings in six of his past seven starts, going 7-0 with a 1.51 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 53 2/3 innings in that span.

DeGrom is 5-1 with a 4.63 ERA in nine road starts, however he is 6-2 with a 2.27 ERA in 10 starts at Citi Field. He has faced the Padres three times in his MLB career, going 1-1 with a 1.80 ERA.

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 (Noah K. Murray)
(Noah K. Murray)

For all the hype over the years about the Mets' starting pitching, it's worth noting that Jacob deGromNoah SyndergaardMatt HarveySteven Matz, and Zack Wheeler have never pitched a rotation turn together. Not just this year. Ever.

Will it ever happen? And, as importantly, can the Mets really count on that quintet to live up to its promise before the rotation begins to break up?

The clock certainly is ticking. Syndergaard and Harvey have now resumed throwing, at least on flat ground, although their eventual returns will come too late to salvage this season.

But even if the Mets do not try to pull off a Jose Quintana-type deal for deGrom, there is an expiration date on how long this group will remain intact...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Jeep Pitchcast: deGrom cruises 00:00:24
Gary and Ron look at how Jacob deGrom controlled the game with his first-pitch fastballs against St. Louis.

Gary and Ron look at how Jacob deGrom controlled Wednesday night's game with his first pitch fastballs against St. Louis. 

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Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has heard the chatter surrounding him and a potential trade, but is tuning it out.

"I guess it's a good thing if other teams want you," deGrom told reporters Wednesday night. "But I've got a job to do here, and that's my main focus right now."

After tossing 6 1/3 innings of one-run ball on Wednesday night, deGrom has a 3.37 ERA and 1.18 WHIP with 144 strikeouts -- a career-best 10.3 per nine innings -- in 125 2/3 innings (19 starts) this season. He is arbitration-eligible and under team control through 2020, after which he can file for free agency.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:15
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-3 win over the Cardinals

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed one run over 6 2/3 innings to win a career-high seventh consecutive start. The right-hander surrendered seven hits, walked one and struck out three. DeGrom (11-3) failed to complete seven innings for the first time in eight starts.

2) The Mets scored three runs in the first and four more in the second. Yoenis Cespedes singled, doubled and drove in two runs. Jose Reyes had two hits, including a two-run single that capped New York's four-run second inning. Jay BruceLucas Duda and Wilmer Flores had RBI hits. 

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The Mets (41-50) play the third game of a four-game series against the Cardinals (46-47) on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.48 ERA/3.74 FIP, 1.18 WHIP), who is looking for his seventh straight win. He allowed two runs, one earned on four hits while striking out 11 and walking one in eight innings against the Rockies in his last start. 

DeGrom has a 1.53 ERA over his last six starts and has a 2.03 ERA in 47 career starts at Citi Field. DeGrom's career home ERA is second-best in the majors since 2014, behind only Clayton Kershaw, who has a 1.72 ERA at Dodger Stadium.

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