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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...

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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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Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)
Sandy Alderson is surrounded by reporters during the 2013 MLB Winter Meetings (Credit: Manning-USA TODAY Sports)

It's feeling like the Mets may be missing the moment to make a trade. Admittedly, I started today worried they may botch the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, end up stuck with pending free agents and lose out on acquiring prospects and players who could help next season.

However, after talking to people around baseball, I'm slightly less pessimistic.

For starters, according to Ken Rosenthal, Mets GM Sandy Alderson and the Mets are willing to include cash in trades to get better prospects back in deals, sources with knowledge of the team's thinking said.

This is good news. It'll help push things through. And, I'm glad Alderson was able to convince ownership of this approach when the front office held a strategy session earlier this week.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Collins, Montero on the loss 00:05:29
Terry Collins and Rafael Montero discuss the rough pitching that has led to back-to-back losses to the Cardinals at Citi Field.

The Mets (41-50) have lost three consecutive games, eight of their last 11 and are 2-3 on their 10-game home stand. With 12 days until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline, they are nine losses back of the Rockies, who lead the final Wild Card spot and are on pace to win 92 games.

To reach 92 wins, the Mets must go 51-20 the rest of this season.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/14 00:03:00
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 14-2 win over the Colorado Rockies.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed one earned run over eight innings to win a career-high sixth consecutive start. The right-hander allowed four hits and walked one while striking out 11. DeGrom also went 2-for-4 with an RBI to raise his average to .286.

2) Michael Conforto homered and matched his career high with four RBIs. T.J. Rivera also went deep and tied his personal best by plating three runs. Yoenis Cespedes snapped out of a 6-for-46 slump with a double and four hits, and Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with a double to pace a 19-hit attack. Every Met except Jay Bruce and Travis d'Arnaud had multi-hit efforts.

3) Asdrubal Cabrera drove in three runs while Cespedes, Reyes and d'Arnaud chipped in with RBIs. New York broke the game open with six runs in the third inning.

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New York Mets' Jacob deGrom delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Colorado Rockies Friday, July 14, 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 Colorado Rockies Friday, July 14, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The All-Star break didn't cool down Mets ace Jacob deGrom as he secured his sixth straight win against the Rockies Friday night. 

deGrom showcased his dominance over the current Wild Card team, fanning 11 while allowing just two runs, one earned in eight innings. 

Not only was it his seventh double-digit strikeout performance this season, deGrom has now made it at least seven innings since the win streak started. He owns a 2.01 ERA with 47 strikeouts and nine strikeouts over that span. 

Though he wouldn't need it, deGrom helped himself out at the plate going 2-for-4 with an RBI. 

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The Mets (39-47) return from the All-Star break as they open a three-game series against the Rockies (52-39) at Citi Field on Friday night at 7:10 on SNY.

The Mets trail the Nationals by 11 losses for first place in the N.L. East and trail the Rockies by 8.0 losses for the second Wild Card.

The Mets have posted winning records in the second half each of the last three seasons. ... The Mets have lost five of their last six games. ... The Rockies won the first six games against the Mets in 2016 before the Mets won the season finale.

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What comes next for the Mets? 00:02:07
With the second half about to begin, SNY looks at what to expect from the Mets and if they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.

With the second half about to begin, SNY looks at what to expect from the Mets and if they will be buyers or sellers at the trade deadline.

The Mets, who are 39-47, trail the Nationals by 11 losses for first place in the N.L. East, and trail the Rockies by 8.0 losses for the second Wild Card.

Jacob deGrom gets the ball as the Mets open the second half of the season on Friday night at Citi Field against the Rockies.

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(John Minchillo/AP)

The All-Star Game takes place tonight at Marlins Park in Miami, with Michael Conforto representing the Mets in his first All-Star appearance.

There have been plenty of memorable Mets moments at the All-Star Game since Richie Ashburn was the team's first representative in 1962, when President John F. Kennedy threw out the first pitch before the game in Washington, D.C.

Here are the top five...

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The Mets are home run machines this year -- on both sides of the ball. Mets batters are on pace for a whopping 243 bombs in 2017, which would shatter the prior record of 218, set all the way back in…2016. Not to be outdone, their pitchers are on pace for 230 home runs allowed, which would dwarf the record held by the infamously hapless 1962 Mets.

The Mets are far from alone in seeing this spike in home runs. Teams across MLB are watching home run totals skyrocket and the league is on pace to surpass the single-season home run record -- set in 2000 during the peak of the steroid era -- by a wide margin. Home run rates have increased across the league every year since 2014 and there's no indication that's going to slow down anytime soon.

And it's affecting unexpected names as well. Jacob deGrom has allowed 18 home runs this season, the same number allowed by Clayton Kershaw (already his career high). Johnny CuetoJulio Teheran, and Gerrit Cole have allowed even more and are all looking at new personal records...

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GEICO SportsNite: Conforto 00:01:58
Mets All-Star Michael Conforto is savoring every minute of his experience in Miami.

New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto said he is feeling healthy and enjoying his first All-Star experience as the team's only player to be named an All-Star this year.

"I'm definitely enjoying it," Conforto said, according to ESPN's Peter Lawrence-Riddell. "It's all brand new to me. Being around these guys is pretty awesome. It's a dream come true. To be amongst these guys is pretty special to me."

The 24-year-old Conforto is hitting .284 with 14 home runs and 41 RBIs through 70 games this season. While he is the only Met to be in Miami, he said he hoped Jacob deGrom, who is 9-3 with a 3.65 ERA in 17 starts this season, and Jay Bruce, who has a .266/.334/.538 batting line with 23 home runs and 59 RBIs, would be All-Stars this season.

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Can the Mets go on a run? 00:03:48
Mets Insider takes a look at how the team can make a run in the second half of the season

The Mets will open the second half by starting Jacob deGrom on Friday, Seth Lugo on Saturday and Steven Matz on Sunday when they face the Colorado Rockies next weekend.

DeGrom, who is 9-3 with a 3.65 ERA, has won each of hs last five starts, recording a 1.62 ERA and striking out 36 batters in 39 innings.

Lugo is 3-2 with a 4.59 ERA in six appearances (five starts) since he made his season debut in mid-June. 

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:49
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 6-5 road win over the St. Louis Cardinals.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom won his fifth consecutive start despite allowing a career-high four home runs. Both sets were back-to-back shots and came in the third and fourth innings. DeGrom surrendered eight hits, struck out five and didn't walk a batter for the first time since June 7, 2016, a span of 31 starts.

2) Jay Bruce went 3-for-5 with his 22nd homer and one of the Mets' four doubles. Jose Reyes homered and doubled, and T.J. Rivera drove in two runs on a double and a hit-by-pitch. Travis d'Arnaud had an RBI single and Curtis Granderson doubled in a run.

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The Mets (38-45) wrap up their three-game set against the Nationals in Washington, D.C. on Wednesday at 7:05 p.m. on SNY.

The Mets have lost the first two games of the series, including Tuesday's 11-4 defeat.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets?

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.55 ERA/3.62 FIP, 1.22 WHIP), who allowed one run on three hits while walking one and striking out 12 this past Friday against the Phillies. He has allowed four runs (three earned) on 15 hits while walking eight and striking out 31 over his last four starts (32.0 innings).

DeGrom has struck out 12 or more batters on three occasions this season, tied for most in the majors with Max Scherzer and Chris Sale.

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Jun 30, 2017; Terry Collins (10) before start of game against Phillies at Citi Field. Credit: Murray-USA TODAY
Jun 30, 2017; Terry Collins (10) before start of game against Phillies at Citi Field. Credit: Murray-USA TODAY

Fueled by the latest dominating performance by Jacob deGrom, the Mets beat the Phillies, 2-1, in Friday's series opener at Citi Field. That gives the Mets six wins in their last seven games, albeit against San Francisco, Miami and Philadelphia. And while the Mets still own a modest 37-42 record, it's the closest they have been to .500 in more than two weeks.

"The positive aspect of our situation, I think, is that yes, we're quite a ways back. But it's still early in the season," Sandy Alderson said Friday, pointing to a series at San Francisco as the potential turning point of the season for a second straight year.

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GEICO Sportsnite: BNNY 00:03:50
Sal Licata and Marc Malusis discuss the Mets' 2-1 victory over the Phillies and if it is finally time to call up Amed Rosario.

Jacob deGrom continued his hot streak Friday night, notching his fourth straight win as the Mets beat the Phillies, 2-1.

DeGrom took a no-hitter into the fifth inning, but lost it with two outs when Curtis Granderson could not get to a catchable fly ball hit to center field by Andrew Knapp.

Knapp eventually scored on a single later in the inning.

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Mets react to series win 00:05:01
Terry Collins, Jay Bruce and Seth Lugo answer questions after the Mets took the rubber match of the series with the Marlins, 6-3.

The Mets have won six of their last seven games, 9.5 losses back of the Nationals in the NL East and nine losses back of the Rockies in the Wild Card race.

There are 83 games left to play in the season, 30 days until the July 31 non-waiver trade deadline and nine days until the All-Star break.

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The Mets (36-42) open a three-game series against the Phillies (26-51) at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

The Mets took two of three games from the Marlins in Miami earlier this week. They are 8.0 losses back of the Rockies for the second Wild Card in the National League and 10 losses back of the Nationals for first place in the National League East.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.71 ERA/3.86 FIP, 1.27 WHIP), who allowed one run on four hits while walking one and striking out eight in 8.0 innings against the Giants last Saturday.

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(Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Jacob deGrom entered 2017 with a career ERA of 2.74, ranking him as the 3rd best pitcher in baseball since 2014. The Mets expected the usual quiet dominance from him, but instead he has been a roller coaster ride all season. Fresh off a dazzling three-start stretch, has he finally righted the ship?

Prior to June 12th, deGrom had followed a solid, if unspectacular, start to his season with two of the worst games of his career -- an 8.0 inning stretch in which he allowed 18 hits and 15 earned runs, leaving him with a 4.75 ERA and a big question mark. Ever since, though, he has been nothing short of incredible, dropping his ERA a full run and resting a beleaguered bullpen by going deep into every game.

Still, despite one of the best three-start stretches any pitcher has put up this season, there are some concerns going forward. Perhaps the biggest red flag is that he is walking more batters than ever. He has walked three or more batters six times this season and has yet to put up a single walk-less start. His walks per 9 innings is 3.4 -- by far the highest of his career...

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Mets OF Jay Bruce is hitting .270 and on pace to hit 42 home runs this season, making him a possible selection by Cubs manager Joe Maddon for this year's NL All-Star team.

"I feel like I've played well enough to make it," Bruce said Thursday, according to the NY Post. "It would mean so much to me. I've been able to get to three so far and every one has been one of the coolest memories of my career. I would love to go."

Michael Conforto, Addison Reed and Jacob deGrom are likely to be considered as well, since at least one player from every team is required to be on the roster.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:00
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling break down the Mets 2-1 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom threw a gem, allowing one run on three hits while striking out 12 and walking one in seven innings for the win. It was the sixth time deGrom totaled double-digit strikeouts this season. He has now won four straight starts, and owns a 0.84 ERA over that span. 

2) Curtis Granderson and Travid d'Arnaud each notched an RBI to put the Mets' two runs on the board. Granderson grounded into a fielder's choice to score T.J. Rivera in the second. D'Arnaud drove in Jose Reyes after Reyes belted a triple to deep right-center field in the fourth. 

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Collins, Bruce, deGrom on win 00:06:26
Mets manager Terry Collins, outfielder Jay Bruce and pitcher Jacob deGrom react to the Mets' 5-2 win in San Francisco.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed one run, four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in eight innings to notch his seventh win of the season. The right-hander became the first Mets starter to complete eight innings in three consecutive starts since Johan Santana in 2010. DeGrom also singled in three at-bats to raise his average to .294.

2) Jay Bruce's RBI single snapped a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth to plate Curtis Granderson, who led off the inning with a triple. Wilmer Flores added a two-out run-scoring double to extend the Mets' lead to 3-1 with his second RBI of the day, and Michael Conforto's pinch-hit RBI single scored Jose Reyes, who led off the ninth with triple. 

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Mets ace Jacob deGrom throws a pitch at Citi Field. Credit. Frank Franklin II. Associated Press
Mets ace Jacob deGrom throws a pitch at Citi Field. Credit. Frank Franklin II. Associated Press

The Mets (32-41) play the first game of a weekend series against the San Francisco Giants (27-49) at AT&T Park on Saturday at 7 p.m. on FOX. 

New York is coming off an 11-4 victory over the Giants to snap their four-game losing streak. Seth Lugo pitched 5 2/3 innings allowing four runs and the much-maligned bullpen held San Francisco scoreless for the final 3 1/3 innings. Yoesnis Cespedes drove in three runs and hit hits ninth home run of the season while Lucas Duda hit his 13th on the year. 

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Mets ace Jacob deGrom throws a pitch at Citi Field. Credit. Frank Franklin II. Associated Press
Mets ace Jacob deGrom throws a pitch at Citi Field. Credit. Frank Franklin II. Associated Press

The Astros are aiming high in their search for a starting pitcher, "and would love to add Mets ace Jacob deGrom," according to Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated.

The 48-24 Astros are leading the A.L. West by 12.5 games.

Meanwhile, deGrom has a 3.94 ERA (3.90 FIP) and 1.33 WHIP with 106 strikeouts -- a career-best 10.72 per nine innings -- in 89.0 innings (14 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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Jul 17, 2016; Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 17, 2016; Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets have been hurt by injuries up and down the lineup, and by consistent ineptitude in the field, but the more significant culprit is clearly their pitching.

It wasn't supposed to be this way. Even with an injury-plagued rotation, the 2016 Mets surpassed expectations and ranked as one of the top staffs in the league. With nearly all of last year's successful hurlers returning (Bartolo Colon, who is struggling mightily in Atlanta this year, being the lone exception), reasonable projections anticipated similar results, even if not quite up to 2016's exceptional standards.

Instead, Mets fans have watched nothing short of an unmitigated disaster unfold in the rotation, one start at a time...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Maggie Wiggin
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Jun 4, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tyler Pill (56) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 4, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Tyler Pill (56) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Mets RHP Tyler Pill is heading to LA as he will likely be the starter for Wednesday's game against the Dodgers, per New York Post's Mike Puma. 

Puma noted Monday that the Mets will have RHP Rafael Montero start Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Dodgers. However, since he pitched 3.2 innings on Monday, he won't be available. 

The Mets have not officially announced that Pill will be starting Wednesday. For now, Robert Gsellman will take the mound on Tuesday, Steven Matz on Thursday, Seth Lugo on Friday and Jacob deGrom on Saturday.

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Jun 18, 2017; DeGrom (48) heads home on his solo home run at Citi Field. Credit: Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 18, 2017; DeGrom (48) heads home on his solo home run at Citi Field. Credit: Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has been named the National League Player of the Week.

DeGrom, who allowed one run (unearned) on three hits while walking two and striking out six in eight innings during Sunday's win against the Nationals at Citi Field, has turned in two consecutive dominant starts.

He also hit a solo home run -- the first of his career -- during Sunday's game.

DeGrom allowed one run on five hits while walking four and striking out six while tossing a complete game on June 12 against the Cubs.

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Collins, deGrom on Mets' win 00:06:21
Jacob deGrom and Terry Collins discuss deGrom's pitching performance and his first career home run in the Mets' 5-1 win over the Nationals.

During Sunday's series finale against the Nationals at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom did everything he could to get the Mets a win on a day that often felt like it might be the last relevant game of the season -- despite there being 95 left to go.

For starters, by getting a victory, he helped the Mets avoid being totally embarrassed by losing four games to the Nationals at home during a vital stretch of the season.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches during the first inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Jacob deGrom threw eight strong innings and homered to help the New York avoid getting swept by Washington Nationals with a 5-1 win on Sunday at Citi Field.

While the Mets had been outscored 22-9 over the first three games of the series, DeGrom (6-3) shut down the Nationals on Sunday. After giving up an unearned run in the first inning, he settled into a groove, retiring 13 of 14 batters between the third and seventh innings.

"Those are the kind of guys that stop losing streaks," manager Terry Collins said, according to the New York Daily News' Peter Botte. "You lose three in a row, and who shows up? Jake deGrom. And that means a lot."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 6/18 00:04:04
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed an unearned run in the first and also tied the game with his first Major League home run, an opposite-field shot to left in the third inning off Joe Ross.

2) Wilmer Flores error and a Travis d'Arnaud passed ball led to the Nationals' lone run scoring on Ryan Zimmerman's sacrifice fly. Overall, deGrom (6-3) limited Washington to three singles and two walks while striking out six in eight innings.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws to first to put out Chicago Cubs' Miguel Montero.  ((AP/Kathy Willens))
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom throws to first to put out Chicago Cubs' Miguel Montero. ((AP/Kathy Willens))

The Mets (30-37) concludes their four-game series with the Nationals (42-26) at Citi Field on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. on WPIX.

The Mets lost their third straight to Washington on Saturday as Seth Lugo allowed four runs (three earned) over 6 2/3 innings. Yoenis Cespedes collected four hits, including a solo home run. 

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 (Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets will continue using a six-man rotation even though Matt Harvey will miss several weeks due to a shoulder injury, GM Sandy Alderson said on Thursday.

The rotation currently includes Jacob deGromZack WheelerRobert GsellmanSteven Matz, and Seth Lugo.

The Mets have not yet said who the sixth pitcher will be, but the expectation is that it will be Tyler Pill (currently with Triple-A Las Vegas) or Rafael Montero.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Jeep Pitchcast: deGrom vs Bryant 00:00:21
Jeep Pitchcast takes a look at the first three at-bats between Jacob deGrom and Kris Bryant from Monday night.

Jeep Pitchcast takes a look at the first three at-bats between Jacob deGrom and Kris Bryant from Monday night's win against the Cubs at Citi Field.

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deGrom looks relaxed in win 00:02:32
The DNL panel discusses Jacob deGrom's dominant outing on Monday night against the Cubs, throwing a complete game and allowing just one run

Jacob deGrom threw his second-career complete game Monday leading the Mets to a 6-1 win over the Cubs at Citi Field.

"He mixed his pitches tonight, and that's the guy we know that's in there," manager Terry Collins said after the game. "I'm not saying it happened, but he sat and watched the last two nights, watched [Seth Lugo and Steven Matz] use their off-speed stuff, throw strikes, move the ball around. He might've said, 'I could do that too,' and he did."

DeGrom shut down the defending World Series champions, striking out six batters and recording 17 ground-ball outs as the Mets won their fourth straight game.

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The Mets (28-33) return home to begin a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs (31-31) at Citi Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

The Mets went 4-2 over their seven-game road trip, including taking three of four games from the Atlanta braves over the weekend. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets?  

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The Inside Word: Mets rotation 00:04:00
Marc Carig and Steve Gelbs wonder if the Mets' consideration to use a six-man rotation will come to fruition and how it could help them.

The Mets will begin using a six-man rotation after their doubleheader against the Braves this coming Saturday, manager Terry Collins said on Friday.

The potential six-man rotation would include either Tyler Pill or Robert Gsellman, with the Mets considering 'many scenarios,' Jon Morosi of Fox Sports reported on Monday.

Steven Matz (elbow) and Seth Lugo (partially torn UCL) are set to return to the starting rotation on Saturday and Sunday respectively after missing the first two months of the season, joining a rotation that includes Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, and Zack Wheeler.

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Jun 6, 2017; DeGrom (48) reacts after giving up a two run home run. Credit: Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 6, 2017; DeGrom (48) reacts after giving up a two run home run. Credit: Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Jacob deGrom (4-3. 4.75 ERA) allowed eight runs and 10 hits, including two home runs, in just four innings Tuesday against the Rangers.

It was deGrom's second consecutive poor start after allowing seven runs and eight hits in four innings against the Pirates his last time out.

"It's just a poor effort on my part," deGrom said Tuesday night. "I feel fine, that's what's frustrating about it. I feel good. I just don't know where the ball's going right now."

According to deGrom, he's still struggling to get his mechanics in order after last season's surgery to move a nerve around his elbow.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:03
Scott Braun and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 10-8 loss to the Rangers at Globe Life Park.

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

1) One start after allowing a season-high seven runs, Jacob deGrom surrendered eight runs over four innings to match his career high. The right-hander surrendered 10 hits, including two home runs, and a walk with two strikeouts. His ERA has gone from 3.23 prior to his start last Wednesday to 4.75 after Tuesday night's outing.

2) The Mets scored four runs in the first three innings to jump ahead three separate times, but deGrom handed the lead back each time.

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The Mets (24-31) open a two-game series against the Rangers (26-31) at Globe Life Park in Arlington on Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. on SNY.

The Mets went 3-4 in their seven-game home stretch, but have lost four of their last five games. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Jacob deGrom (3.97 ERA/3.58 FIP, 1.37 WHIP) who was shelled in his last outing against the Brewers. He let up seven earned runs on eight hits, including two homers, in four innings. It was deGrom's first loss since April 22.

deGrom leads the Mets pitching staff with 92 strikeouts this season, which is also fifth-best in the MLB. He leads the NL and ranks third in the MLB with 12.2 strikeouts per nine innings 

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 (Frank Franklin II/AP)
(Frank Franklin II/AP)

Jacob deGrom allowed seven runs on eight hits and five walks over four innings as the Mets fell to the Brewers on Wednesday, 7-1.

It was deGrom's shortest outing and first time he didn't get an out in the fifth inning this season.

"I was just bad tonight. Honestly, terrible," deGrom said after the game. "I couldn't throw the ball where I wanted to. … Tonight's on me. I couldn't keep our team in position to win."

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/31 00:03:04
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-1 loss to the Brewers.

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed seven runs on eight hits -- including two homers -- and five walks (one intentional) with six strikeouts in four innings. 

2) Josh Edgin and Neil Ramirez combined for six strikeouts in five scoreless innings out of the bullpen. Ramirez did not allow a hit and struck out three, but walked three in his two frames. The three innings were a career high for Edgin.

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The Mets (23-27) aim to win their fourth straight as they play Game 3 of a four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers (27-25) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m.

Jay Bruce drove in the game-winning run for the Mets in the bottom of the 12th inning Tuesday to defeat the Brewers, 5-4. Tyler Pill went 5 1/3 innings allowing one earned run on six hits in his first major league start. John Smoker earned the victory pitching three shutout innings, allowing just two hits and striking out four. 

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

RHP Tyler Pill (Triple-A: 1.96 ERA/4.25 FIP, 1.17 WHIP) will make his first major league start Tuesday. He made his big league debut against the Pirates on Saturday as he threw 0.2 innings in the bottom of the tenth inning. He took the loss after allowing a hit, walk and hit-by-pitch that would eventually leave to the Pirates ending it on a walk-off.

In Triple-A Las Vegas this season, Pill led the Pacific Coast League with a 1.96 ERA while striking out 23 and walking 14 in seven starts. 

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Jay Bruce saves the day with a walk-off RBI single in the twelfth inning to bring TJ Rivera home for the winning run at Citi Field.

Jacob deGrom (4-1, 3.23 ERA) and the Mets face Junior Guerra (0-0, 3.12 ERA) and the Milwaukee Brewers in the third game of a four-game series Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

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Steve Gelbs and Marc Carig discuss how the return of pitchers Steven Matz and Seth Lugo will affect the Mets' starting rotation and bullpen.

After a week of vagueness regarding injuries and estimated timetables for player returns, general manager Sandy Alderson was quite direct Monday in outlining the Mets' short-term plans regarding their pitching.

Steven Matz and Seth Lugo, both of whom made rehab starts on Sunday, will make one more appearance apiece in the minors before being activated from the disabled list and getting slotted into the rotation. And that leaves Robert Gsellman the odd-man out and headed to the bullpen...

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 (Jason Getz)
(Jason Getz)

Memorial Day typically is the first valid measuring stick for the direction of an MLB team's season. And let's just say the Mets will not be receiving rave reviews come Monday.

Even with an 8-1 win on Friday in Pittsburgh behind a two-homer, four-RBI game from Neil Walker and Jacob deGrom becoming the first starting pitcher with the Mets to exceed seven innings this season, the team possesses an unsightly 20-26 record and has spotted the Nationals a 7½-game lead in the NL East.

If you want the glass-half-full prognosis, Yoenis Cespedes began a rehab assignment on Friday with Class A St. Lucie, going 0-for-2 with a walk and playing six innings in left field, and Steven Matz and Seth Lugo make what may be their final rehab starts on Sunday for Las Vegas and Binghamton, respectively. So impact reinforcements may be on the way.

Yet while the returns of Matz and Lugo should alleviate the need for more than one start from newly promoted Tyler Pill, and should even supply an extra arm to the bullpen, the fact remains that Noah Syndergaard and Jeurys Familia will be sidelined for months and Matt Harvey has yet to resolve his woes. So the reality is the Mets face a serious uphill battle to resurrect their season...

Tags: Addison Reed, Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Jacob deGrom throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates.  (AP)
Jacob deGrom throws a pitch against the Pittsburgh Pirates. (AP)

Jacob deGrom guided the Mets to a 8-2 victory over the Pirates on Friday night, as he recorded 10 strikeouts and gave up just one run on six hits in 8.1 innings of work. 

DeGrom's outing marked the longest by a Mets pitcher so far this season.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:13
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 8-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates.

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

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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