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New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jeurys Familia (27) throws to the Washington Nationals during the ninth inning at Nationals Park. (Brad Mills)

Josh EdginHansel RoblesJerry BlevinsAddison Reed, and Jeurys Familia combined to throw four innings of scoreless baseball during the team's win Monday in Atlanta.

Robert Gsellman lasted only five-plus innings, allowing five earned runs and six hits, after which the bullpen locked down the game's final 12 outs.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Robert Gsellman
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(AP)

In a tie game to start the 12th inning, Mets reliever Rafael Montero let up a single and walked two batters (one intentional) before Matt Kemp hit a two-run double to give the Braves the lead.

The Mets got the tying run to the plate during their next at-bat, but eventually lost the game, 3-1.

In total, Montero was charged with the loss, as well as two runs, three hits and three walks in his first 1.2 innings of the season. Hansel Robles entered the game with a 1-0 lead thanks to six scoreless innings from Jacob deGrom. However, Robles allowed a run to score that tied the game, while being charged with a blown save in the seventh inning...

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Rafael Montero
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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; 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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Mets First Pitch: Granderson 00:04:30
The Mets First Pitch panel gives their confidence level in Curtis Granderson being able to play centerfield for the entire season.

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media prior to Monday's season-opening game against the Braves at Citi Field. Here's what we learned...


  • The Mets need to embrace the expectations. The team is filled with players who have won and know what it takes.
  • Collins hasn't thought about the fact that lots of players are in their walk-year, but adds those players should be 'doubly motivated.'
  • Noah Syndergaard has matured a great deal as a pitcher, learning to command his stuff and control his demeanor...
Tags: Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Lucas Duda, Noah Syndergaard
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Post Game Extra: 3/3/17 00:02:18
Gary Apple and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 11-3 victory over the Houston Astros.

The New York Mets scored 11 runs and recorded 17 hits in an 11-3 win over the Houston Astros on Friday in Port St. Lucie, Florida.


  • The Mets scored four runs in the third inning and five in the fifth inning to take a 9-0 lead. Asdrubal Cabrera and Jay Bruce hit RBI singles before Lucas Duda hit a two-run double to make it 4-0. In the fifth inning, Neil Walker hit a two-run home run to make it 6-0. 
  • Noah Syndergaard struck out one batter in two scoreless innings in his Grapefruit League debut.
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, TJ Rivera, Yoenis Cespedes
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Rivera on Gsellman's skill set 00:02:50
Mets catcher Rene Rivera joins Steve Gelbs to discuss Robert Gsellman's maturity level since joining the big league club and his makeup.

The Mets face the Marlins on Thursday in Port St. Lucie at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Jose Reyes will play third base and lead off.

RHP Robert Gsellman gets the start for the Mets, with RHPs Addison Reed, Jeurys Familia, Hansel Robles, and Erik Goeddel, and LHPs Tom Gorzelanny and Jerry Blevins also scheduled to pitch.

Follow on Gameday here...

 

Tags: Addison Reed, Erik Goeddel, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman
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'Hello Jerry' with David Wright 00:06:10
Season two of #HelloJerry begins with a special guest, Mets third baseman and captain David Wright.

Season two of #HelloJerry begins with a special guest, Mets third baseman and captain David Wright

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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

The Mets host the Nationals on Saturday at First Data Field in Port St. Lucie, live on SNY at 1:10 p.m.

Coverage begins on SNY at 12:30 p.m. with Mets pregame.

LHP Sean Gilmartin will get the start for the Mets, with LHP Jerry Blevins also scheduled to pitch.

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Conforto fighting for spot 00:03:17
Michael Conforto went 2-3 with a home run in the Mets' first spring game, and could make roster decisions difficult for Terry Collins.

The Mets beat the Red Sox, 3-2, on Friday afternoon in Fort Myers.


  • Mets pitchers took a combined no-hitter into the seventh inning.
  • OF Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a home run.
  • C Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-2.
  • RHP Seth Lugo, who is competing with Robert Gsellman and Zack Wheeler for the fifth spot in the rotation, walked two and struck out three while allowing no hits in two scoreless innings...
Tags: Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Michael Conforto, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday. Here's what we learned...

  • If closer Jeurys Familia is suspended for the beginning of the season, the Mets will "have to go outside the box" at times -- including potentially using LHP Jerry Blevins -- when it comes to closing games.
  • OF Michael Conforto is "too good a player" to continue to struggle.
  • If everyone is healthy, there will likely be two spots open in the bullpen, and the team could "very easily" take three left-handers...
Tags: Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo
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Mets Spring Training kicks off 00:03:05
Mets manager Terry Collins and starting pitcher Matt Harvey address the media from Port St. Lucie as Mets Spring Training gets underway.

Mets pitchers and catchers will take the field today for their first official workout of Spring Training.

Terry Collins and David Wright are expected to address the media later in the day.

The majority of the team's position players are already in camp. However, they are not required to be there until Feb. 17, as the roster's first official full-squad workout isn't until Feb. 19...

 

Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Terry Collins on Spring Training 00:08:01
Terry Collins speaks on the feeling of Spring Training and having 52 guys returning from last season.

Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Monday. Here's what we learned...

  • Regarding RHP Zack Wheeler, Collins said the team will get him ready to start games and decide at the end of Spring Training where he fits best, with the bullpen being an option.
  • Wheeler and RHPs Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo will compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
  • There is no plan to get OF Michael Conforto time at first base right now.
  • Collins sees the "fire" that he's seen in the past from RHP Matt Harvey. "You know this guy," Collins said. "This guy likes to be the number one."
Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Jul 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (39) pulls a hair out of the helmet of catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Jul 15, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (39) pulls a hair out of the helmet of catcher Travis d'Arnaud (18) during the seventh inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets won 5-3. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Jerry Blevins returned to the Mets last week by signing a one-year, $5.5 million contract, which reportedly includes a $7 million team option for 2018 with a $1-million buyout.

As a free agent this winter, Blevins had been rumored to be seeking a $6-8 million salary, but with as much as a three-year commitment.

The guaranteed salary of $6.5 million put Blevins roughly in line with what Mike Dunn is making per year.

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GEICO SportsNite: Jerry Blevins 00:02:14
John Harper discusses the Mets re-signing Jerry Blevins, Fernando Salas and what this means for the team's bullpen in 2017.

The Mets announced their one-year deal with LH reliever Jerry Blevins and designated INF/OF Ty Kelly for assignment to make room on the 40-man roster.

The deal, which was reported last week, will pay Blevins $5.5 million in 2017 and contains a $7 million team option for 2018 with a $1 million buyout, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag. Blevins can also earn $100,000 in incentives each season.

Blevins, 33, came back to the Mets in 2016 after pitching just five innings with the club in 2015 before he fractured and re-fractured his left arm. 

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Ty Kelly
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Latest on Blevins and bullpen 00:07:11
The Baseball Night in New York crew discusses the latest on the Mets pursuit of Jerry Blevins and bullpen help for the 2017 season.

To date, most reports have indicated the Mets planned to only offer one-year and minor-league deals to free-agent relief pitchers, in their effort to improve their bullpen.

However, MLB insiders say the Mets are finally talking with this group about two-year deals. And based on Tuesday night's report in the NY Post, they may be aiming to back-load the contract, which would help keep them under budget and have money available to improve the team at the trade deadline.

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Matthew Cerrone
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Mets Hot Stove talks bullpen 00:02:48
Jim Duquette and Nelson Figueroa debate what the Mets options are as they look to add solid relievers in the bullpen.

First off, I was wrong. I recently argued in favor of the Mets signing Sergio Romo, but I've changed my mind. In the last few days, I've been talked out of Romo by friends in San Francisco, a former manager and one scout that has watched him closely the last few years.

"He's not their kind of a guy, and Sandy Alderson has to know that," one person said. "Plus, Terry would burn him out in a week."

I think this is probably right. The Mets have reportedly reached out to Romo, but I now doubt he's Alderson's top target.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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(Kim Klement)

The Mets have signed LH reliever Adam Wilk to a minor league deal that includes an invite to major league Spring Training, reports Adam Rubin of ESPN.

Wilk, 29, last pitched in the majors in 2015, allowing one run in 2.0 innings for the Angels.

He has also pitched for the Tigers, appearing in five games in 2011 and three games in 2012.

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Could Mets re-sign Blevins? 00:02:38
Baseball Night in New York discusses Jerry Blevins' impact on the Mets and where he could end up for the 2017 season.

Free agent LH reliever Jerry Blevins is seeking a three-year deal, according to multiple reports.

However, Ken Davidoff of the NY Post wrote earlier this week that Blevins and other relievers who are still on the market could potentially take a one or two-year deal.

Blevins, 33, had a 2.79 ERA and 1.21 WHIP while striking out 52 batters in 42 innings (73 appearances) for the Mets in 2016, while holding left-handers to a .229/.295/.331 line.

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Could Mets re-sign Blevins? 00:02:38
Baseball Night in New York discusses Jerry Blevins' impact on the Mets and where he could end up for the 2017 season.

Closer Greg Holland, right-handed relievers Neftali Feliz, Sergio Romo, and Joe Blanton and left-handed relievers Boone Logan and Jerry Blevins are getting the most attention right now on the free-agent market for relievers, according to MLB insiders.

According to the same sources, the Mets are among 10-12 teams looking to add a left-handed reliever, and they're among the 15 or so teams still in the market for a right-handed reliever.

I believe there are more teams interested in Logan than Blevins, with the Mets interested in both. I believe these two men will get guaranteed deals, especially when considering supply and demand. But, as the NY Post's Ken Davidoff pointed out Tuesday, one of the two may want to take a one-year deal so he can be in position for a longer-term deal next winter. In that scenario, Sandy Alderson and the Mets may be that pitcher's best option.

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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Mets OF Jay Bruce and free-agent LH reliever Jerry Blevins (Credit: USA Today Sports)
Mets OF Jay Bruce and free-agent LH reliever Jerry Blevins (Credit: USA Today Sports)

The MLB hot stove is essentially ice cold, especially within the outfield and bullpen markets, which is where the Mets are most interested in spending their time and money.

"I've never seen it like this," a veteran agent recently told the NY Post's Ken Davidoff regarding the lack of activity across all of baseball, not just the Mets.

In an order to end the "gridlock," Davidoff says team officials need to first return to work from the holidays, which will happen today. Then, as spring training nears, hopefully a handful of owners will see bargains, open their wallets and to start to spend.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Matthew Cerrone
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I expect Jeurys Familia will be suspended to start the season. If that's the case, Addison Reed will be the New York Mets' temporary closer. How the bullpen shakes out after that is still a bit of a mystery.

Will Jerry Blevins be back?

Blevins is reportedly seeking a three-year deal, probably worth $15-20 million. The Mets would love to have him back, and I'm sure he'd like to return, but there's no evidence that Sandy Alderson is interested in making this type of commitment to a relief pitcher, even Blevins.

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Sep 18, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (39) pitches during the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports  (Anthony Gruppuso)
Sep 18, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (39) pitches during the ninth inning against the Minnesota Twins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

The Rockies and free-agent left-handed reliever Mike Dunn have agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal, according to multiple reports, which is the same type deal being requested by free-agent LHP Jerry Blevins.

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It's a weak market for free-agent relievers. So, free-agent LH reliever Jerry Blevins must have smiled earlier this week when the Cardinals gave LH reliever Brett Cecil a four-year, $30.5 million deal. Because, if that's the high mark for a left-handed reliever, Blevins will be justified asking for at least two years... maybe even three years guarenteed...

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Matthew Cerrone
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 (Laurence Kesterson/AP)
(Laurence Kesterson/AP)

Mets LHP Jerry Blevins, RHPs Bartolo Colon and Fernando Salas, 1B James Loney, infielders Kelly Johnson and Neil Walker, and OF Alejandro De Aza.

The Mets would like to retain Blevins, 33, but expect him to receive a multiyear offer elsewhere, Adam Rubin of ESPN reported Wednesday.

The 43-year-old Colon and the Mets have interest in reuniting, though Colon might be looking for a two-year deal.

Tags: Alejandro De Aza, Bartolo Colon, James Loney, Jerry Blevins, Kelly Johnson, Neil Walker
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The Mets would like to retain pending free agent left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins, but expect him to get "a sizable multiyear offer elsewhere," reports Adam Rubin of ESPN.

Rubin says that might price the Mets out on the 33-year-old Blevins.

Blevins had a 2.79 ERA and 1.21 WHIP with 52 strikeouts in 42 innings (73 appearances) for the Mets this past season, while left-handers hit .255 with a .313 OBP and .324 SLG against him.

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Sean Gilmartin
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It's going to be a busy, argumentative and stressful offseason. I can see it coming a mile away. There is plenty of reason to be hopeful because of the young rotation. However, because of their injuries, and the team being home on Oct. 6, it feels like the Mets took a step in the wrong direction during 2016.

Therefore, there will be lots of pressure this winter (inside and outside the organization) to be sure they're in a much better position when they hit Port St. Lucie, Florida in four months.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, James Loney, Jerry Blevins, Jon Niese, Kelly Johnson, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at AT&T Park. (John Hefti/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins pitches against the San Francisco Giants in the sixth inning at AT&T Park. (John Hefti/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets LHP Jerry Blevins struck out Daniel Murphy with the game-tying run on first base to seal the Mets' 4-3 win over the Washington Nationals on Tuesday at Nationals Park.

After Jeurys Familia blew the save in the bottom of the ninth inning, manager Terry Collins brought in Fernando Salas for the save. Salas retired the first two batters before allowing a Jayson Werth single, and Collins brought in Blevins for the lefty-lefty matchup.

Murphy, who leads the majors in batting average, was hitting over .400 against the Mets this year. He found himself down in the count 0-2 before working it full.

Tags: Daniel Murphy, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Rene Rivera, Washington Nationals
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The Mets were off on Monday.

They will enter Tuesday's series-opener in St. Louis trailing the Cardinals by 4.5 games for the second Wild Card spot in the National League.


Tags: Jerry Blevins, Jon Niese, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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The Mets, Giants, Cardinals, Pirates and Marlins were all off Monday, leaving the NL Wild Card race unchanged since the weekend...

Also on Monday, Steven Matz was put on the disabled list retroactive to August 15 with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff inflammation. RHP Robert Gsellman will be promoted from Triple-A to pitch in relief and take Matz's spot on the roster. Seth Lugo is expected to remain in the rotation.

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Jon Niese, Neil Walker, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Terry Collins (10) takes the ball to relieve relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (39) in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Terry Collins (10) takes the ball to relieve relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (39) in the seventh inning against the Detroit Tigers at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Mets LH reliever Jerry Blevins was unavailable Saturday, Terry Collins said this past weekend.

According to Collins, Blevins had forearm tightness, so he didn't want to him to pitch.

However, Blevins twice told reporters this is not true.

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Post Game Extra: 08/10/16 00:03:18
Kelly Johnson's pinch-hit home run tied the game in the ninth inning, but the Mets would go on to lose to the D-backs in 12 innings, 3-2.

Jerry Blevins allowed a go-ahead home run in the 12th inning and the Mets dropped their second straight to the Diamondbacks, 3-2, on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jerry Blevins, Kelly Johnson
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Mets setup-man Addison Reed took over the franchise record for holds in a season on Sunday. However, during the eighth inning on Monday, he surrendered two runs (one inherited) as the Yankees tied the game.

Reed had not allowed a run since June 25, spanning 16 innings, during which he struck out 26 batters and gave up just seven hits.

The Yankees loaded the bases with no outs in the 10th inning against Seth Lugo, who gave up a tie-breaking sacrifice fly to Starlin Castro.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Seth Lugo
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New York Mets relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo (59) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)
New York Mets relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo (59) pitches against the Pittsburgh Pirates during the sixth inning at PNC Park. (Charles LeClaire)

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After a blistering start during which the Mets bullpen was the best in baseball, they've hit a cold streak that's dropped them to 8th.

Tags: Addison Reed, Carlos Torres, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Logan Verrett, Tyler Clippard, Maggie Wiggin
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Familia pitches final out 00:00:22
Jeurys Familia strikes out Brett Eibner for the last out in Mets' 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals.

Hansel Robles, Erik Goeddel, Jerry Blevins, Addison Reed and Jeurys Familia combined to throw 8 2/3 innings of one-run ball after Bartolo Colon left the game after one batter with a bruised thumb in the New York Mets' 2-1 win over the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday.

Once Colon left after a line drive struck his thumb, manager Terry Collins brought in Robles, who threw a career-high 65 pitches in 3 2/3 innings. Robles pitched into the fifth inning and struck out six batters.

"We were short tonight," manager Terry Collins said after the game. "So, I just said he's got to be the guy, let's see if he can get us to the fifth inning."

Tags: Addison Reed, Bartolo Colon, Erik Goeddel, Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Travis d'Arnaud, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles reacts after being pulled form the game against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets relief pitcher Hansel Robles reacts after being pulled form the game against the Chicago White Sox during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets reliever Hansel Robles struggled with his command as he gave up the go-ahead runs in the Mets' 6-4 loss to the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday at Citi Field.

While the Mets led 4-3 entering the top of the eighth inning, Robles (0-3) surrendered a go-ahead two-run home run to White Sox shortstop Tyler Saladino after giving up a leadoff walk to Melky Cabrera as Chicago scored three runs to take a 6-4 lead.

"I think the problem has been, I haven't been able to locate my pitches," Robles told reporters through a translator after the game.

Tags: Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins
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Post Game Extra: 04/12/16 00:04:01
Noah Syndergaard struck out 12 batters in another dominating performance but the Marlins still managed to defeat the Mets, 2-1.

The Mets lost for the fourth straight time, as the offense couldn't support Noah Syndergaard in a 2-1 loss to the Marlins at Citi Field >> Read the full AP recap at SNY.TV.

  • Martin Prado's sacrifice fly off Jim Henderson in the eighth snapped a 1-1 tie.
  • Noah Syndergaard was dominant for the second straight start, striking out 12 in seven innings. He began the game by whiffing six of the first eight batters before allowing a run in the fourth inning.
  • Through two starts, Thor has surrendered just one run in 13 innings, fanning 21 and walking only two. 
  • The Mets wasted an early opportunity against Marlins starter Jared Fernandez, leaving the bases loaded in the second inning when David Wright flew out weakly to right field. 
  • Curtis Granderson snapped an 0-for-20 skid with a double leading off the first inning.
  • Lucas Duda drove in New York's lone run with a single in the first. He was thrown out attempting to take second base.
  • The Mets had a chance to take re-take the lead in the sixth inning, but Michael Conforto grounded into an inning-ending double play with runners at the corners.

Tim Reilly: .Noah Syndergaard kept the Marlins' lineup off balance all evening, mixing up his high-90s fastball with his low-90s slider, which appears to have become his go-to put-away pitch. The talent in his right arm is off the charts, surpassing his counterpart Jose Fernandez in the eye test tonight, in my opinion. Syndergaard caught a couple of tough breaks in the fourth inning, including an overturned call on an otherwise nice play by Neil Walker that eventually led to the only run he would surrender. That was the lone blemish on his stat line that included 12 strikeouts. ... Unfortunately, Jim Henderson proved he's not invincible, allowing the game-winning run. ... I know we expect the Mets to win these 2-1 games, especially with their pitching, but it would be nice if the offense would alleviate some of that pressure off their shoulders >> To follow Tim on Twitter, click here.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Logan Verrett, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero
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New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) warms up in the outfield during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell)
New York Mets left fielder Yoenis Cespedes (52) warms up in the outfield during a spring training game against the Washington Nationals at Tradition Field. (Steve Mitchell)

The Mets managed just two hits against the Marlins, with their last 19 batters being retired in order to end the game, as they fell 1-0 on Tuesday.

  • Sean Gilmartin started for Matt Harvey and let up one earned run on three hits. He didn't walk a batter and struck out three.
  • Logan Verrett allowed two hits over 3 2/3 innings of shutout baseball. Jim Henderson, Jerry Blevins and Addison Reed each threw scoreless outings.
  • Yoenis Cespedes and Juan Lagares, starting in left field and center field respectively, each singled for the Mets only two hits.

News & Notes

  • Wilmer Flores started at first base.

What's Next

The Mets finish out their Florida games with a 12 p.m. start in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday against the Washington Nationals. 

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Juan Lagares, Logan Verrett, Sean Gilmartin, Yoenis Cespedes

Harvey on Thursday's start 00:01:54
Mets pitcher Matt Harvey speaks to the media after a rough start Thursday against the Houston Astros.

In their home split-squad game against Houston, the Mets lost 8-5.

In case you missed it…

  • Matt Harvey allowed six earned runs in just three innings of work. He gave up seven hits, walked four and struck out two.
  • Yoenis Cespedes tried to call for a ground-rule double on a ball that he believed was stuck under the outfield wall. The umpires disagreed, and it went into the books as an inside-the-park home run.
  • Antonio Bastardo allowed an earned run in his two innings of work. His spring ERA is now 7.00.
  • Jeurys Familia, Jerry Blevins and Jim Henderson each threw a shutout inning.
  • The Mets scored all five runs in the bottom of the 8th inning. Jeff McNeil, John More, Dominic Smith and Phillip Evans had RBI hits.

News & Notes…

  • Harvey said he was off during the game and his mechanics just weren't clicking. He threw in the bullpen after the game despite throwing over 80 pitches in three innings of work.
  • Curtis Granderson went 2-3 with a triple.
  • Cespedes struck out twice, to go along with his outfield gaffe.

What's Next…

  • The Mets host the Cardinals on Friday at 1:10 p.m. Noah Syndergaard takes the mound for the Mets, while Michael Wacha starts for St. Louis.
Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Yoenis Cespedes

 (Brad Barr)
(Brad Barr)

RHP Zack Wheeler threw off the slope of the mound for the first time since undergoing Tommy John surgery >> Read more

Mike Piazza, who is in camp working as a guest instructor, weighed in on the 2016 Mets and his recent election to the Hall of Fame >> Read more

The latest Mets Video Diary focused on Piazza >> Watch here

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The Mets left the Winter Meetings telling people they still needed to acquire a relief pitcher or two, a potential fifth starter and an outfielder that can hit right-handed pitching to platoon with Juan Lagares.

Last week, they re-signed Jerry Blevins (a reliever) and Bartolo Colon (starting pitcher). Today, it's been reported they are close to signing free agent OF Alejandro De Aza, who can platoon with Lagares. So, is that it? Are the Mets done?

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Mets reliever Jerry Blevins gives an update on his arm recovery and how he is looking forward to returning to the team in 2016.
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

The Mets re-signed LH reliever Jerry Blevins to a one-year deal >> Read more

The Mets are interested in re-signing free-agent OF Yoenis Cespedes, but only if his price drops >> Read more

Mets manager Terry Collins weighed in on a host of topics, including SS Wilmer Flores' role heading into 2016 and RHP Zack Wheeler's innings limit >> Read more

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Jerry Blevins (13) : Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jerry Blevins (13) : Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets and free-agent LH reliever Jerry Blevins have agreed to a one-year, $4 million deal with incentives, according to MLB Network's Matt Yallof (Dec. 15, 3:00 pm).

The NY Post's Mike Puma had reported on Dec. 14 that both sides had mutual interest in working out a new contract.

The Mets acquired Blevins in March from the Nationals for OF Matt den Dekker. He held left-handed batters hitless in 14 at-bats before breaking his arm in April.

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Antonio Bastardo ~ Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports
Antonio Bastardo ~ Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Ideally, the Mets would like to sign free-agent LHP Jerry Blevins, as well as one other reliever, a source told NY Post reporter Mike Puma (Dec. 14, 2015).


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According to Puma, the Mets asked the Rays about closer Jake McGee, who is available in trade, but talks never intensified for the left-handed reliever (Dec. 15, 9:15 am) >> McGee's Stats.

The Mets are also reportedly interested in free-agent reliever Antonio Bastardo.

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The Mets are not among the teams showing interest in acquiring Reds 3B Todd Frazier >> Read more

The Red Sox said that OF Jackie Bradley, Jr. is not available via trade >> Read more

The Mets extended their minor league partnership with Rookie level Kingsport of the Appalachian League >> Read more

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New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (13) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)
New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins (13) pitches against the Miami Marlins during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner)

According to multiple reports, the Mets are looking to acquire a potential set-up man and left-handed reliever.

"Our goal is definitely to continue to add at least one more piece in the pen, preferably someone who's a veteran and that can help us in the back end," Mets assistant GM John Ricco said Thursday before leaving the MLB Winter Meetings. "You never know how it's going to go, but that's the goal."

The Mets are keeping an eye on free-agent reliever Steve Cishek, a source told Newsday's Marc Carig (Dec. 10, 2015), but he believes the pitcher may eventually find an opportunity with another team to be a closer.

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 (Julie Jacobson/AP)
(Julie Jacobson/AP)

The Mets are willing to give a fourth year to free agent IF/OF Ben Zobrist, who will be attending the Winter Meetings that begin on Monday >> Read more

After arriving at the Winter Meetings, Mets GM John Ricco said the club would likely not re-sign free agent OF Yoenis Cespedes, but that they were open to re-signing RHP Bartolo Colon and LHP Jerry Blevins >> Read more

If the Mets miss out on Zobrist, they could turn their attention to free agent IF Asdrubal Cabrera >> Read more

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