12:54 pm: Stretching (Mets, Twitter)...
11:06 am: Terry Collins throwing batting practice (Santucci, Twitter)...
10:54 am: There are 30 members of the Mets taking part in the unofficial workout (Santucci, Twitter).
12:54 pm: Stretching (Mets, Twitter)...
11:06 am: Terry Collins throwing batting practice (Santucci, Twitter)...
10:54 am: There are 30 members of the Mets taking part in the unofficial workout (Santucci, Twitter).
Mets RHP Robert Gsellman limited the Diamondbacks to one run on five hits in 6 and 1/3 innings Monday night. It was his second start since returning from a hamstring injury.
Arizona's only run against Gsellman came in the fourth inning when J.D. Martinez hit an RBI single. The Mets eventually tied the game, which took Gsellman off the hook for the loss.
Gsellman, who is starting in place of the injured Seth Lugo, has allowed a total of three runs in his last two starts. He allowed two earned runs in 5 and 1/3 innings against the Yankees last week in his first outing since June.
"I'm very comfortable out there right now," Gsellman said after Monday night's performance "I'm just going out and pitching."
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RH reliever Jacob Rhame, who the Mets received from the Dodgers in exchange for Curtis Granderson, is now the team's No. 23 ranked prospect, according to MLB.com.
Rhame's ranking is the highest among all the prospects the Mets have received while trading Granderson, Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker over the last few weeks.
"Like a number of young players we got, he's a righthanded pitcher who throws hard," Mets GM Sandy Alderson said, according to Newsday. "He's close to major-league ready. Hopefully, we'll see him either in September or spring training. We're very happy we got him."
Mets RHP Matt Harvey (scapula) allowed two runs on four hits in three innings for Double-A Binghamton on Monday in his third rehab start.
His fastball during the start ranged from 89 to 93 MPH, and his breaking ball did not look very good, a scout told Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports. The same scout added that Harvey seemed to be struggling with his release point.
Harvey, who threw 54 pitches, walked one batter, struck out three, and allowed a home run.
The 28-year-old tossed three scoreless innings for Brooklyn last Wednesday night in what was his second rehab start. He allowed one hit while striking out three. In his first outing with Brooklyn, he allowed one run on one hit and a walk.
The Mets have lost eight of thier last 10 games, including last night's 3-2 loss to the D-backs. They are 15 games below .500 for the first time since September 28, 2013...
Tommy Millone (1-2, 7.91 ERA) will start today as the Mets continue their series against the D-backs. Milone is filling in for Steven Matz, who will undergo surgery to adjust the ulnar nerve in his elbow.
Patrick Corbin (10-11, 4.25 ERA) will start for Arizona, who lead the NL Wild Card.
1) Erik Goeddel allowed a two-run homer to A.J. Pollock in the 10th inning to lift the Diamondbacks. Jerry Blevins, Paul Sewald and AJ Ramos had combined to strike out four over 3 2/3 hitless innings prior Goeddel's appearance.
2) Yoenis Cespedes tied the game with a bases-loaded single in the seventh inning. Asdrubal Cabrera was thrown out at the plate on a perfect throw by Diamondbacks' left fielder David Peralta. Michael Conforto hit his 27th home run of the year leading off the bottom of the 10th.
Mets LHP Steven Matz is being placed on the disabled list and will undergo ulnar nerve surgery on his elbow, the team announced.
MRI and CT scans on Monday led to a diagnosis of irritation of the ulnar nerve, and surgery would reposition the nerve to address the irritation, the team said. Matz will have surgery within the coming days.
Mets RHP Jacob deGrom had the same surgery at the end of last season and returned for spring training.
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson said RHP Noah Syndergaard (lat) is making progress but rehab starts have not yet been planned.
"He's on track, but we're being careful with any rehab assignment, so that's still not currently scheduled," Alderson said on Monday morning, according to Newsday. "but we're making good progress."
Syndergaard threw off a mound last week for the first time since hitting the DL with a torn lat in April. If all goes well, he could begin a rehab assignment soon.
The Mets (54-68) will begin a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks (67-57) tonight at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.
Despite his contract expiring at the end of this season, Mets GM Sandy Alderson is still making decisions in the best interest of next season and beyond, he recently told Newsday's David Lennon.
"My job currently entails thinking about 2018, 2019 and that doesn't change based on contract status," Alderson explained. "That's just the nature of my position. From my standpoint I'm honestly not thinking about it except when I have to respond to a question. We have a lot to do between now and the end of the season. That's what I'm focused on."
Alderson's current three-year contract concludes at the end of this season. He will be 70 years old at the start of next season.
Mets closer Jeurys Familia (blood clot surgery) will pitch for Low-A Brooklyn on Tuesday and Wednesday as he continues his rehab assignment.
Familia pitched a scoreless eighth inning for High-A St. Lucie on Saturday night in his latest rehab apperance.
He allowed a hit and a walk while striking out three batters. It was his second appearance of the week after pitching a scoreless inning for St. Lucie on Wednesday night.
The Mets don't currently have any more trades in the works, GM Sandy Alderson said on Monday.
"There's another week or so between now and the August 31 deadline for players to be on a playoff roster. So, anything can happen," Alderson said, according to Newsday. "As of right now, there's nothing in the works."
With the team ouf of contention, the Mets have traded Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, Neil Walker, and Curtis Granderson over the last few weeks.
Mets OF Michael Conforto won't be playing third base, but he may be taking another role from Captain David Wright...
Wright has been a Met his entire career. We'd all love for Conforto to be a Met his entire career as well. Both absolutely love the game of baseball, know how to step up for their team and teammates, know how to work hard, and know how to be an example to an entire fanbase...
With Wright having missed the majority of the season and Curtis Granderson, Lucas Duda, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker gone, it may be time for Conforto to step up in a leadership role.
The Mets traded OF Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers in exchange for RH reliever Jacob Rhame over the weekend.
The 36-year-old Granderson was in the final year of a four-year, $60 million deal.
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."
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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Mets pitching prospect Drew Smith struck out seven of eight hitters he faced on Saturday for Double-A Binghamton as he continues to roll with his new team.
Smith, 23, who arrived from the Rays in the Lucas Duda trade, has a 1.00 ERA and 0.67 WHIP with 10 strikeouts over nine innings since joining Binghamton on July 27.
The Mets have lost six of their last seven games, including Sunday's seires finale against Marlins. With 40 games left to play, the Mets are 14 games under .500 and on pace to win just 71 games, their lowest total since 2004.
Robert Gsellman (5-5, 5.98 ERA) and the Mets begin a four-game seires Monday at Citi Field against Taijuan Walker (6-7, 3.83 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks at 7:10 p.m.
In the latest episode of SNY's Meet the MetsCast, MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone, SiriusXM's Rob Brender and comedian Steve Hofstetter discuss Sandy Alderson's recent comments on shedding payroll, and whether the money will be reinvested, such as trading for Giancarlo Stanton...
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Other teams are showing more interest in Mets infielder Asdrubal Cabera, according to Newsday's Marc Carig, as New York continues to sell during the waiver period.
Cabrera, who cleared waivers earlier this month, could be the sixth player traded by the Mets since late July, as New York has also dealt reliever Addison Reed, outfielders Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson, and infielders Lucas Duda and Neil Walker.
The 31-year-old Cabrera is hitting .261 with nine home runs and 35 RBIs this season. He has an $8.5 million team option for next season with a $2 million buyout.
Excluding the Granderson deal, the Mets have saved more than $11.6 million by becoming sellers.
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.
The Mets have acquried minor league reliever Jacob Rhame in the trade that sent Curtis Granderson to the Dodgers, the team announced on Sunday.
In 41 games for the Dodgers' Triple-A team this season, Rhame pitched in 41 games, posting a 4.31 ERA while earning two saves in four opportunities. All 210 of his appearances in his minor league career have come in relief, and he has a career 3.11 ERA.
Rhame was drafted by the Dodgers in the sixth round of the June Amateur Draft in 2013.
Meanwhile, Granderson, 36, is in the final year of a four-year, $60 million deal.
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The Mets (54-67) will play the rubber game of a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (59-62) at Citi Field on Sunday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY
With Curtis Granderson out of the Mets' clubhouse, Michael Conforto has emerged as the new voice of leadership, per NY Daily News' Daniel Popper.
Though this is only his third season in the majors, Conforto is now one of the more experienced Mets in the locker room. Granderson joined Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, and Jay Bruce as veteran to be sent off to contenders this year.
However, manager Terry Collins believes Conforto should just focus on finishing out his season strong instead of worrying about leading at the moment.
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.
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).
Mets RHP Rafael Montero turned in his second straight quality start Saturday night, allowing one run on six hits in six innings during the Mets' 8-1 win over the Marlins at Citi Field.
Montero kept the Marlins off the board until the sixth inning when Marcell Ozuna's RBI single plated Dee Gordon for the Marlins' only run of the game. In the end, Montero struck out five batters and walked three as he picked up his second win of the year.
Montero's outing came five days after he earned no-decision against the Yankees when he allowed two earned runs and struck out six batters across six innings of work. Over the last two starts, Montero has posted a 2.25 ERA with 11 strikeouts and five walks.
The 26-year-old is 2-8 with a 5.47 ERA in 24 games for the Mets this season.
1) Kevin Plawecki and Wilmer Flores hit two-run homers during a seven-run sixth inning for the Mets. Asdrubal Cabrera tied the game, 1-1, with a sacrifice fly. Miguel Rojas' error allowed two runs to score which gave the Mets a 3-1 lead. Dominic Smith hit his first Citi Field home run in the eighth.
2) Rafael Montero snapped a seven-start winless streak that dated back to June 25. He allowed a run over six innings, scattering six hits and three walks with five strikeouts.
Mets 1B Dominic Smith's is happy to play in the New York spotlight and hopes to serve as a role model for kids, he said in a wide-ranging interview with Steve Serby of the New York Post.
Smith, who was called up to the big leagues earlier this month, said his parents struggled with drug addiction before he was born and it was difficult for his family to make ends meet at times. He hopes to use his own experiences to provide inspiration to others.
The Mets (53-67) play the second game of a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (59-61) at Citi Field on Saturday at 7:10 p.m.
|Brandon Nimmo, CF||Dee Gordon, 2B|
|Asdrubal Cabrera, 2B||Giancarlo Stanton, RF|
|Yoenis Cespedes, LF||Christian Yelich, CF|
|Michael Conforto, RF||Marcell Ozuna, LF|
|Wilmer Flores, 3B||J.T. Realmuto, C|
|Dominic Smith, 1B||Derek Dietrich, 3B|
|Amed Rosario, SS||Tyler Moore, 1B|
|Kevin Plawecki, C||Miguel Rojas, SS|
|Rafael Montero, P||Vance Worley, P|
The Mets have announced that C Rene Rivera was claimed off waivers by the Chicago Cubs.
In 54 games this season, the 34-year-old is hitting .230 with eight homers and 23 RBI.
With Curtis Granderson traded to the Dodgers as well, the Mets have recalled LHP Tommy Milone and C Kevin Plawecki.
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At the owner's quarterly meetings Thursday, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said he will not be implementing electronic umpires anytime soon, per USA Today's Bob Nightengale.
Some believe that technology should be used to get the call right every time, like Cubs Ben Zobrist who openly said he wants an electronic strike zone.
However, Manfred isn't going to accomondate those demands as he believes baseball needs to stay as human as possible.
The Mets have lost six of their last seven games. They have fallen to 14 games below .500, 20 games back in the NL East and 13 losses back in the Wild Card.
The Mets play the second game of a three-game set with the Marlins on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Vance Worley (2-2, 4.97 ERA) will start for the Marlins. Rafael Montero (1-8, 5.80 ERA) starts for the Mets.
1) Chris Flexen (2-2) allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings, including a two-run homer to J.T. Realmuto in the second. The right-hander scattered five hits and walked four while striking out one.
2) All seven of New York's hits were singles. Wilmer Flores drove in the Mets' only run with a two-out hit in the third. Asdrubal Cabrera and Amed Rosario each singled twice. Rosario also stole his third base of the season.
3) One night after tossing 5 2/3 scoreless innings against the Yankees, the Mets' bullpen kept the Marlins off the board for 3 2/3 frames.
The Mets (53-66) begin a three-game series against the Miami Marlins (58-61) at Citi Field on Friday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.
Chris Flexen (2-1, 7.02 ERA), who earned the win in his last start against the Phillies. He allowed two runs on six hits while striking out five and walking four in five innings pitched. Flexen now has a two-game win streak.
However, Flexen has been walking many batters since making his big league debut. He is currently averaging 1.5 walks per nine innings, and he has walked seven batters in his last two starts.
There are five teams, including the Nationals, that have recently reached out to the Mets about acquiring Curtis Granderson, radio host Mike Francesa reported Friday on WFAN.
I'd also list the Orioles, Brewers and Twins -- and maybe the Pirates and Yankees -- among the teams still keeping an eye on Curtis, who is free to be traded after clearing waivers earlier this month.
In the event he's traded during the next few days, I expect it will be similar to what Sandy Alderson got from the Indians for Jay Bruce. In other words, the acquiring team will likely pick up his remaining salary with Alderson adding another arm or two to his farm system.
Mets RHP Zack Wheeler has only been doing light throwing as he continues his rehab at the team's complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida, Terry Collins told reporters before Thursday's game.
According to Collins, Wheeler has yet to be instructed to ramp up his throwing program.
Wheeler was put on the disabled list July 25 with a stress reaction in his pitching arm. He missed the previous two seasons recovering from Tommy John surgery. He was also on the DL earlier this season with biceps tendinitis.
"I sort of expected bumps in the road coming," Wheeler said in late July. "It's just unfortunate because everything -- elbow, shoulder -- feels great. And that's why it's so frustrating for me. The surgery repair feels great. This is something stupid and small that I can't help. I just want to go out there and pitch, but this is holding me back for a bit."
United States Army Specialist Jason Klienman was Thursday's Veteran of the Game at Citi Field.
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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.''
The Yankees' Twitter account tweaked the Mets after the Yankees completed a four-game Subway Series sweep on Thursday night at Citi Field.
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The Mets have lost five of their last six games, while getting swept by the Yankees. They have fallen to 13 games below .500 for the first time since the final day of the 2013 season.They are 19 games back in the NL East and 12 losses back in the Wild Card.
The Mets begin a series with the Marlins on Friday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field. Justin Nicolino (1-1, 4.56 ERA) will start for the Marlins. Chris Flexen (2-1, 7.02 ERA) starts for the Mets.
1) Steven Matz was roughed up for seven runs -- six earned -- on seven hits and two walks while striking out four in 3 1/3 innings. He needed 40 pitches to get through the first when he allowed a three-run homer to Gary Sanchez. Matz was removed after loading the bases and allowing a two-run double to Brett Gardner in the fourth. Sanchez singled home two more runs off Chasen Bradford that were charged to his ledger.
2) Curtis Granderson hit a grand slam in the ninth and Matt Reynolds had an RBI single that drove in the Mets' first run in the seventh.
The Mets' four-game series with the Yankees marked a series of big-league firsts for rookie 1B Dominic Smith: his first Subway Series, his first home run, and his first game at Citi Field. But he'll also remember the series because it was the first time he played a big league game with his childhood idol, Aaron Hicks.
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...
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...
Jose Reyes has been placed on the 10-day disabled list due to an oblique injury, it was announced Thursday.
Wilmer Flores, who was scratched from Wednesday's lineup due to a sore rib, worked out before the game and will remain on the active roster, reports Kristie Ackert of the NY Daily News.
The Mets have recalled both Matt Reynolds -- who is in Thursday night's lineup -- and Gavin Cecchini from Triple-A Las Vegas.
Since Flores is able to remain active, the Mets will have to demote an additional player.
Joel Sherman of the NY Post says Reds first baseman Joey Votto may be a bargain for an interested team to acquire, and suggests the Mets -- and other teams -- should consider dealing for him.
"If you were the Mets, would you trade Dominic Smith as the key to get him? Votto is essentially Sandy Alderson's dream hitter -- tons of walks and homers -- embodied."
Mets GM Sandy Alderson was not told by ownership to slash payroll during this season, he said Wednesday at Citi Field.
With the team out of contention, Alderson has traded Lucas Duda, Addison Reed, Jay Bruce, and Neil Walker-- all of whom are eligible for free agency after the season -- over the last few weeks, shedding $11.6 million in salary in the process.
However, the Mets did add $2.3 million in salary when they acquired RHP AJ Ramos -- who is expected to be their setup man in 2018 -- from the Marlins last month.