Friday: Savannah Sand Gnats 6, @ Augusta GreenJackets (SF) 2  Saturday: Savannah Sand Gnats 3, @ Augusta GreenJackets 0 Sunday: Ppd by rain, lightning, and falling walls. They'll play two on Monday.

Michael Fulmer is getting betterFriday: 6 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 2 BB, 6 K. He's up to 8th in the SAL in ERA (3.00) as a 19-year old and is third in the SAL in opponents' batting average (.209). His ERA by month: April-4.08, May-3.00, June - 2.22.

His last three starts: 0.93 ERA, 19.1 IP, 9 H, 3 R, 2 ER, 7 BB, 17 K, .134 opponents' average (9 H/27 AB). "I feel like I'm pitching now," he told me after his last home start when he struck out a career-high eight batters in six innings. He is pitching more. That includes throwing more changeups, even in hitters' counts to get easy outs. It means have having the faith to throw his slider more.

Scouts are giving both secondary pitches better grades than early in the year. Post-draft observers have put "easily" plus future grades on the pitch noting that it has been a wipeout offering to the glove side, that is, away from right-handed hitters. Is it a true plus pitch yet? No, but it could be. His changeup is still inconsistent. At times, Fulmer will get a good grip, and find the range with the pitch in the 83-84 mph range, while others will be too firm at 86-87 when it comes out of his hands too easily.

 

Matt Reynolds is a ShortstopThe Mets' 2012 second-round pick, Matt Reynolds began his professional career by going 0-for-4 with a strikeout Sunday for the Gnats in Augusta while playing shortstop. It's the shortstop-ness that I'm most interested in at the moment. He was an All-SEC defensive third baseman and a Perfect Game and Collegiate Baseball third team All-American for Arkansas this year. He did not play a single game at short for the Razorbacks, three games at second and 63 at third. If he can handle shortstop, well, his value rises significantly.

Tags: Matt Reynolds, Michael Fulmer, Savannah Sand Gnats, Toby Hyde

New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches during the second inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Bill Streicher/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard couldn't overcome a rough first inning in Friday's 4-2 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Syndergaard allowed a season-high four runs and gave up eight hits in 5 2/3 innings, including a poor first inning in which he allowed the first four batters to reach base before he even recorded an out.

The 25-year-old Syndergaard (8-3) allowed a leadoff single to Cesar Hernandez and walked Rhys Hoskins to bring up former teammate Asdrubal Cabrera, whose double to left field made it 1-0. Nick Williams followed with an RBI single to center that made it 2-0. Syndergaard got Carlos Santana to hit into a 3-6-3 double play, but Cabrera scored from third to make it 3-0.

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Prospects Post Game Extra 00:01:28
Watch Alex Aronson wrap up the fifth episode of Prospects on Post Game Extra presented by Bowlmor Lanes.

Meet…Hannah.

Wake up. Work out. Train. Go home. Shower. Rest. Go out. And then repeat.

This is the life Hannah leads, and while it may appear that Hannah's grueling schedule has absolutely no room for a +1, she is accepting applications to find the man of her dreams on Prospects.

While Hannah was the leading lady, it was quite apparent who was taking the lead - her manager Emily. She's willing to get her hands dirty to help her friend, and hopes these guys are too since, well - "girly" man hands are a no-no. (whatever that means). Consider this a warning to any man with "girly" hands that looks like a "peasant" -steer clear of this feisty one. Host Alex admits he's "a little nervous for these prospects, these girls are vicious."

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Phillies run by Mets, 4-2 00:01:01
Aaron Nola and the Phillies bested Noah Syndergaard and the Mets on Friday night in Philadelphia, 4-2.

Aaron Nola held the Mets to one run over seven innings and Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs in 5 2/3 frames as New York fell to Philadelphia, 4-2, on Friday night.

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Gary and Keith on steals 00:02:06
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez explain why opponents are stealing at will against Noah Syndergaard, and how he must adjust moving forward.

Noah Syndergaard allowed four runs in 5 2/3 innings as the Mets lost to the Phillies 4-2 on Friday at Citizens Bank Park.

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

Things you should know about Friday's game

1) Syndergaard was hit hard in the first inning, giving up an RBI double to former Met Asdrubal Cabrera to get things started for the Phillies. Nick Williams' RBI single and Carlos Santana's double play plated two more in the inning, making it 3-0. In the fourth, Austin Jackson misplayed a fly ball to deep center field that resulted in a triple for Roman Quinn, who then scored on an RBI single by Jorge Alfaro for the Phillies' fourth run of the night. Syndergaard threw 115 pitches over 5 2/3 innings, giving up four runs and striking out five batters.

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It was roughly one year ago that Michael Conforto's All-Star season with the Mets was interrupted after dislocating his shoulder on a swing at Citi Field.

Finally, after months of struggling to get going, it appears Conforto is back to being the intense, competitive, classic left-handed No. 3 hitter the Mets took pride in last summer.

Since his batting average dropped to a season low .216 on July 15, Conforto is batting .320 with a .400 BABIP, a .400 OBP, .570 slugging percentage, six HR, seven doubles and 17 RBI in 26 games, during which the Mets are 13-13...

Tags: Michael Conforto, Matthew Cerrone
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New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets center fielder Austin Jackson singles against the Atlanta Braves during the eighth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

After Thursday's doubleheader, the Mets take on the Phillies again Friday night at 6:05 at Citizens Bank Park.

Mets notes

The Mets have scored 46 runs in their past three games. Prior to that, they had scored 46 runs in their previous 10 games combined. ... Austin Jackson has a .379/.423/.591 batting line with two home runs and nine RBIs in 19 games since joining the Mets.

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Gary Cohen: 30 Years 00:01:52
SNY's Gary Cohen looks back on his 30 years of broadcasting Mets games, which include many memorable and historic moments in Mets history.

Gary Cohen looks back on his 30 years of broadcasting Mets games, which include many memorable and historic moments in franchise history.

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Aug 11, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Aug 11, 2018; Miami, FL, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) celebrates with teammates after scoring a run in the fourth inning against the Miami Marlins at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Brandon Nimmo saw two hand specialists and the MRI on his left hand came back clean, Mets managery Mickey Callaway said before Friday's game.

Nimmo is day-to-day.

Nimmo was hit by a pitch while attempting to check his swing in the third inning against the Phillies in Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader, fell to the ground immediately, and exited the game after standing up. X-rays came back negative, and he pinch-ran during Game 2 of the doubleheader.

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Aug 16, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Bobby Wahl (61) pitches during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 16, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Bobby Wahl (61) pitches during the sixth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The Mets have placed RH reliever Bobby Wahl on the 10-day DL due to a right hamstring strain and promoted LH reliever Daniel Zamora from Double-A Binghamton, the team announced Friday.

Wahl, who was acquired in July from the A's in the Jeurys Familia deal, allowed six runs in 5.1 innings (seven appearances) while walking four and striking out seven for the Mets after being promoted from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 25-year-old Zamora's first Mets appearance will be his big league debut.

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In late 2014, early 2015, Mets C Kevin Plawecki was widely considered the second-best catching prospect in baseball, according to more or less every every published top prospect list.

Three and a half years later, after years of being labeled only a backup catcher, he's starting to show that maybe, possibly, he can be counted on as every day catcher for the Mets.

Prior to his first call-up during the summer of 2015, Plawecki was often labeled by scouts as an "offensive catcher," mostly due to his average defensive skills, short, simple swing and impressive contact rate...

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Every Friday, we'll be taking a look at how the Mets' top prospects (their MLB.com Top 100 Prospect rankings are in parenthesis) are faring in the minors...


Peter Alonso, 1B, Triple-A Las Vegas (No. 63) -- ETA 2018

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Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view of fans outside Citi Field before a game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; General view of fans outside Citi Field before a game between the New York Mets and the Atlanta Braves. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

On the latest episode of Shea Anything, Doug Williams and Andy Martino deliver a "way, way, way too early" forecast of the 2019 New York Mets roster. Speaking of 2019, they also drop their weekly update on the search for the next Mets GM.

Don't forget -- we want hear from you! Go to SNY.tv/SheaAnything and upload a video or audio clip of your take on the Mets. Keep it to 30 seconds or less, make it good, and you may be on the show!

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Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) scores catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) fifth inning single against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets left fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) scores catcher Kevin Plawecki (not pictured) fifth inning single against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Mets OF Brandon Nimmo starred in the Mets huge victory over the Orioles on Wednesday, but was removed from their record breaking game one of their double header against the Phillies on Thursday.

Nimmo was hit by a pitch in his finger in the third inning and exited the game. He reacted to it exactly how you might imagine he would.

"Ah, crud!" Nimmo said after the game.

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You bench? 00:00:57
Asking "how much you bench" may not be the best question on a date.

Hannah and her team of scouts and managers pick out a few different prospects for her to go on a date with at Citi Field.

Catch Prospects tonight following Mets Post Game or stream it live on SNY.tv or the NBC Sports App.

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The guys talk Conforto 00:02:16
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss Michael Conforto's big offensive display in Thursday's doubleheader against the Phillies.

Steven Matz was roughed up in his return from the disabled list as the Phillies earned a doubleheader split with a 9-6 win on Thursday night at Citizens Bank Park.

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

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

1) Matz's return from a stint on the DL was not much better than his start that preceded it. After being handed a 2-0 lead in the first inning, the 27-year-old allowed a three-run homer to Rhys Hoskins in the bottom of the inning and three more runs in the second, aided by his own throwing error. Matz (5-10) was lifted after surrendering six runs -- four earned -- on five hits and a walk with two strikeouts and two home runs allowed in two innings.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Michael Conforto, Steven Matz
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Phils and Mets split twin bill 00:01:06
Mets starter Steven Matz lasted just two innings in his return from the DL as the Phillies took the nightcap from the Mets, 9-6.

After scoring 24 runs in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader, the Mets fell to the Phillies, 9-6, in the nightcap.

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Wright takes the field Thursday 00:00:35
David Wright played another rehab game for St Lucie on Thursday, getting some action in the field but remaining hitless at the plate.

David Wright has played another game on his rehab stint with St. Lucie and is still hitless against High-A pitching.

Wright's box score, quite obviously, takes a backseat to the fact that he's on the Mets' comeback trail and playing in professional baseball games again.

On Thursday night, Wright went 0-3 in six innings at third base. It was Wright's fourth game in five days.

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Aug 16, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 16, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

Steven Matz's return from the DL didn't go to plan.

Matz was shelled for his second straight start, as the Mets' southpaw was unable to last more than two innings against the Phillies. In his last start, Matz couldn't escape the first inning before heading to the DL.

On Thursday night, Matz allowed six runs (four earned) in two innings with a walk and two strikeouts.

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Jul 31, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Jul 31, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches during the second inning against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

The Mets take on the Phillies in their second game of the doubleheader on Thursday night after putting up a franchise record 24 runs in Game 1.

Mets notes

In game one, the Mets scored 24 runs, the most in franchise history. The previous mark was 23 runs on August 16, 1987 at Chicago-NL. … According to Elias, the last NL team to score 15 or more runs in consecutive games was the New York Giants on August 2-4, 1933. … New York's 10-run inning was its first time scoring at least 10 runs in an inning since scoring a franchise-best 12 runs in the third inning on April 29, 2016 vs. San Francisco.

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Callaway on blowout win, Nimmo 00:01:52
Mets manager Mickey Callaway discusses his club's 24-run outburst against the Phillies and provides an injury update on Brandon Nimmo.

The Mets set a franchise record for runs and hits as they pummeled the Phillies, 24-4, in the first game of Thursday's doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.

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

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

1) After capping a nine-run sixth inning with a grand slam in Baltimore Wednesday night, Jose Bautista did the same during a 10-run fifth in Thursday's doubleheader opener. Bautista, who didn't start the game, finished with three hits and seven RBIs. Amed Rosario hit the first pitch of the afternoon for a home run -- his second leadoff blast in three games -- and finished with a career-high four hits along with three RBIs, three runs and a stolen base. Kevin Plawecki reached safely in all six plate appearances, going 4-for-4 with a triple, a double, two RBIs and two walks. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Corey Oswalt
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Aug 16, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) is greeted at home plate by left fielder Michael Conforto (30) and third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and third baseman Todd Frazier (21) after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)
Aug 16, 2018; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jose Bautista (11) is greeted at home plate by left fielder Michael Conforto (30) and third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) and third baseman Todd Frazier (21) after hitting a grand slam during the fifth inning Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports (Bill Streicher)

The 2018 New York Mets are going in the history books.

Against the Phillies, the Mets broke their franchise record for runs (24) and hits (25). Over their last two games, they scored more than they have over a two-game span (40). 

The 2018 Mets shatter the previous two-game record held by the 1990 edition, who scored 34 runs across two games at Wrigley against the Cubs, winning 19-8 then 15-10.

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Hernandez talks Ronald Acuna Jr. 00:06:31
Keith Hernandez discusses his comments about Ronald Acuna Jr. and the idea of throwing at hitters and pitching inside in today's game.

SNY's Keith Hernandez spoke with Doug Williams on Thursday to discuss comments he made Wednesday night concerning Miami Marlins pitcher Jose Urena's right to pitch inside to Ronald Acuna of the Braves after Acuna had homered in five straight games

While noting that the intent should never be to hurt someone and that any pitches should brush batters off the plate or be "at waist level," Hernandez stood by what he said on Wednesday.

"I stand firmly by what I said, and I don't think the pitch was that terrible," Hernandez said.

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Jul 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Corey Oswalt (55) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game against the Washington Nationalsat Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Jul 15, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Corey Oswalt (55) delivers a pitch during the first inning of the game against the Washington Nationalsat Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

The Mets (51-67) open a five-game series with the Phillies (66-53) with Game 1 of a doubleheader on Thursday at 4:05 p.m.

Mets notes

Jacob Rhame has been added as the 26th man in advance of the doubleheader. ... The Mets have won five of their last seven games and seven of their last 11. ... The Mets are 19-19 since July 1. ... David Wright will play his fourth game in five days on Thursday night as he continues to rehab with High-A St. Lucie. 

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Jenrry Mejia celebrates after earning his seventh save of the season as the Mets defeated the Padres, 3-1. He did not allow a baserunner in two innings of work. (AP)
Jenrry Mejia celebrates after earning his seventh save of the season as the Mets defeated the Padres, 3-1. He did not allow a baserunner in two innings of work. (AP)

Mets reliever Jenrry Mejia is back from his lifetime ban. And he was nearly perfect his first appearance since the ban was lifted, because of course he was.

Pitching for the DSL Mets on Thursday, Mejia allowed one hit in four scoreless innings while walking none and striking out three, according to Michael Mayer

The Mets reliever, who was banned from baseball for life in February of 2016, had been granted his conditional reinstatement for the 2019 season back on July 6...

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David Wright fields ground balls during workouts in Tradition Field (Credit: Associated Press)
David Wright fields ground balls during workouts in Tradition Field (Credit: Associated Press)

Mets third baseman David Wright will play a rehab game for High-A St. Lucie on Thursday night at 6:30 p.m. in what will be his fourth game in five days.

Wright drew a walk while playing seven innings on Wednesday night, but is still looking for his first hit since beginning his rehab assignment.

"I think slowly but surely, you see the ball," Wright said Monday. "The more pitches I can get under my belt, the better. Hopefully the results come, but that shouldn't [be] and isn't my No. 1 concern right now. My No. 1 concern is trying to catch up to the speed of the game, get into a rhythm offensively and defensively."

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On Episode 4 of Rain Delay Theater: The Podcast, Steve Gelbs and Wayne Randazzo are joined by Mets third baseman Todd Frazier! There's all kinds of hilarious stories told by the New Jersey native, such as memories of his early job as a carnival barker and how he got a sneaky edge on the way to winning the Little League World Series. The guys also discuss Todd's early days in the majors and playing in New York close to his family.

Click below to listen...

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Mets hammer Orioles in Baltimore 00:01:29
Brandon Nimmo went 5-for-5 and Todd Frazier had four RBIs to pace a 19-hit attack as the New York Mets routed the Baltimore Orioles, 16-5.

Brandon Nimmo went 5-for-5 and Todd Frazier had four RBIs to pace a 19-hit attack as the New York Mets routed the Baltimore Orioles, 16-5.

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Nimmo on his big night at plate 00:00:54
Mickey Callaway and Brandon Nimmo comment on the outfielder's 5-for-5 performance during the New York Mets' rout of the Baltimore Orioles.

He may not have hit the long ball, but Mets OF Brandon Nimmo did everything else on Wednesday night in Baltimore. 

Nimmo notched his first career 5-for-5 night with a triple, two doubles and three RBI. He also was hit by a pitch, making him reach base all six times he went to the plate. 

The 25-year-old brought home his first run of the night with a double in the top of the fourth. And he was part of the Mets' nine-run sixth with a two-run triple for his sixth on the season. 

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Scott Thompson
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The guys talk Nimmo and Wheeler 00:02:02
Wayne Randazzo and Keith Hernandez discuss Brandon Nimmo's 5-for-5 night and Zack Wheeler's sixth straight win in the Mets' lopsided win.

 

The Mets pounded out 19 hits and scored nine times in the sixth inning en route to a 16-5 win over the Orioles on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Todd Frazier, Zack Wheeler
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Aug 15, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports (Evan Habeeb)
Aug 15, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) throws a pitch in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports (Evan Habeeb)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler entered Wednesday having won five straight starts. And with a healthy lead, that number can be pushed to six after another good outing. 

Wheeler only tossed five innings due to a 95 pitch count, but he allowed just one run on five hits while striking out three and walking two. 

In the beginning, Wheeler didn't breeze through his first batters the way he has recently. Instead, Adam Jones hit a single to center to score Jonathan Villar, who got on base with a single himself to kick off the bottom of the first. 

Tags: Zack Wheeler, Scott Thompson
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Wright and Bruce rehab in FL 00:00:49
David Wright and Jay Bruce played in a rehab game for Class A-Advanced Port St. Lucie, as they both try to work their way back to the Mets.

Mets 3B David Wright played his third game in four days with the St. Lucie Mets on Wednesday night. But after four plate appearances, Wright is still searching for his first hit. 

Wright went 0-for-3 with a walk, which makes him 0-for-7 in his three games. At third base, he managed to have two putouts in the game as well. 

Before his game Monday, Wright said that he wasn't worried about not getting a hit yet. He said the more live at-bats he has under his belt, he'll begin to see the ball better, resulting in more contact. 

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New York Mets' Todd Frazier (21) hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Mets' Todd Frazier (21) hits a home run during the sixth inning of a baseball game against the New York Yankees Monday, Aug. 13, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

The Mets were already up 4-1 in the top of the fifth when Todd Frazier came up to the plate. But he didn't think that was enough. 

With two outs, Frazier swung at the first pitch and sent a moonshot over the left field wall for his 11th homer of the season.

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Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Mets captain David Wright is making serious progress as he tries to return to the majors for the first time since 2016.

Wright's comeback attempt has gone from pipe dream to realistic, with him suiting up Wednesday night for the third time in four games as he rehabs with St. Lucie. But the odds are still stacked against him.

If Wright does defy the odds and returns to the field with the Mets, what kind of future could be in store for him? Here are three scenarios...

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Aug 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 4, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler (45) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (50-67) finish their quick two-game series with the Orioles (36-84) on Wednesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on SNY at 7:05 p.m.

Mets notes

The Mets have won four of their last six games and six of their last 10. ...The Mets have yet to beat the Orioles last season after another loss last night. They are 0-3 in contests vs. Baltimore. ...New YOrk has the eighth-ranked road OBP this season at .328. 

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Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic in the dugout during batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jun 27, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets 2018 first round draft pick Jarred Kelenic in the dugout during batting practice before a game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

19-year-old Mets outfield prospect Jarred Kelenic started off his professional career hot, tailed off, and has picked things up again as he adjusts to the minors.

Specifically, Kelenic is building confidence in center field and at the plate, which he discussed with The Athletic's Tim Britton during a wide-ranging piece.

"I get to make some crazy plays," Kelenic said. "When you play in like that, you kind of have this swaggy confidence: Try to hit it over my head and see what happens. It's helped me in the batter's box, too. Carry that confidence in the outfield and bring it into the batter's box."

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Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A general view of a New York Mets hat and glove on the grass during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)
Feb 14, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; A general view of a New York Mets hat and glove on the grass during a workout at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports (Jasen Vinlove)

RHP Simeon Woods-Richardson, the Mets' second-round pick (48th overall) in June's MLB Draft, has been dominant for the GCL Mets as he's started his professional career. 

The 6-foot-3, 210-pounder out of Kempner High School in Houston, Texas, has not allowed an earned run in 11.1 innings (two starts, three relief appearances), while allowing nine hits, walking four, and striking out 15.

Woods-Richardson features a fastball that touches 95 MPH while also flashing a plus curveball to go along with good arm speed and athleticism, according to Jim Callis of MLB.com...

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Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (40) pitches during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Aug 14, 2018; Baltimore, MD, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (40) pitches during the second inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Mets LHP Jason Vargas allowed two runs in six innings against the Orioles on Tuesday night in Baltimore.

Vargas allowed his first run in the fourth inning when Mark Trumbo drove in Renato Nunez with a sacrifice fly. The Orioles tied the game in the sixth inning when Adam Jones hit a solo home run. Vargas walked three batters and struck out one while throwing 82 pitches.

The 35-year-old Vargas also turned in a quality start against the Orioles earlier in the season when he allowed two runs in five innings in the Mets' 2-1 loss on June 5 at Citi FIeld. He has found success against Baltimore in the past; he pitched a complete-game shutout against the Orioles in 2012 and pitched another complete game against them in 2013.

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Orioles power past Mets 00:01:08
Jason Vargas turned in his best performance of the season but the Mets bullpen faltered late in a 6-3 loss to the Orioles.

The guys talk Vargas 00:02:11
Wayne Randazzo and Keith Hernandez discuss Jason Vargas' best performance of the season in the Mets' loss to the Orioles.

The Orioles scored four times in the seventh and eighth innings to snap a 2-2 tie en route to a 6-3 win over the Mets on Tuesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.

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

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

1) Bobby Wahl and Paul Sewald combined to allow four runs on six hits -- including two homers -- and two walks in 1 2/3 innings to turn a 2-2 tie into a 6-2 Orioles lead. Wahl (0-1) suffered his first Major League defeat.

 

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Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) hits a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

 Mets SS Amed Rosario hit an RBI single to give his team the lead against the Orioles on Tuesday night.

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Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) jogs up the firstbase line after hitting a grand slam off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)
Apr 5, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) jogs up the firstbase line after hitting a grand slam off Washington Nationals relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler (not pictured) during the seventh inning at Nationals Park. New York Mets defeated Washington Nationals 8-2. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports (Tommy Gilligan)

Jay Bruce went 0-for-2 with a walk for Single-A St. Lucie on Tuesday in his first rehab game.

Bruce, who started in right field and played five innings, struck out and flied out. He is expected to see playing time at first base and is currently scheduled to play there on Wednesday, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com. At that point, he will alternate between right field and first base.

Bruce is also expected to get playing time at first base upon his return to the major league team.

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Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Michael Conforto (30) is congratulated by first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets left fielder Michael Conforto (30) is congratulated by first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) after hitting a solo home run against the New York Yankees during the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets begin a two-game series with the Orioles on Tuesday night at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 7:05 p.m.

Mets notes

The Mets have won three of their last five games. They are also 23-28 on the road this season. ...The Mets' next 11 games with be played in five different cities. ...New York is ranked sixth with a .329 road OBP this season. ...The Mets managed to work 11 walks on Wednesday night against the Reds, which is the most in a game since 2008. 

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Mookie on his Playing Days 00:00:47
Mookie Wilson reminisces about his playing days and what it takes to survive the 162-game grind.

Mookie Wilson reminisces about his playing days and what it takes to survive the 162-game grind.

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Jun 17, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)
Jun 17, 2018; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) reacts after striking out against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the sixth inning at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports (Joe Camporeale)

Jay Bruce begins a rehab assignment on Tuesday night, and his return could potentially block Mets first base prospect Peter Alonso from getting called up this season. Bruce will get time at first base and the outfield during his rehab assignment, Mets manager Mickey Callaway said on Tuesday, and the expectation is that he will get plenty of time at first base when he returns to the majors.

The Mets are reportedly not preparing to call up Alonso this season, and the return of Bruce and his presence at first base would seemingly make an Alonso call-up even less likely.

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This past weekend, David Wright played in a minor-league rehab game, marking his first game action in more than a year. Meanwhile, Jose Reyes has remained on the Mets, despite the fact that he's hitting .193/.266/.304 while playing subar defense.

There have been countless times this season when fans had questioned why Reyes was not being released. Similarly, multiple reports have been written indicating Reyes was nearing the end of his time playing for the Mets. However, that day has yet to arrive, leaving fans, radio hosts and columnists to speculate Reyes is being protected because of his spot in team history. 

After Wright successfully made it through five innings with St. Lucie on Sunday, it occurred to me that maybe Reyes is still around because there's a chance the former dynamic duo can suit up at the same for the Mets one last time this season...

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Jul 15, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; USA infielder Peter Alonso (34) hits a two run home run in seventh inning against the World Team during the 2018 All Star Futures Game at Nationals Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)
Jul 15, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; USA infielder Peter Alonso (34) hits a two run home run in seventh inning against the World Team during the 2018 All Star Futures Game at Nationals Ballpark. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports (Geoff Burke)

It seems that Peter Alonso thinks he's ready to be called up by the Mets.

The slugging first base prospect "liked" a tweet on Monday suggesting that keeping him down in Triple-A due to his potential defensive issues wasn't a good reason. 

A team source recently told Mike Puma of the New York Post that the Mets "likely" wouldn't call Alonso up in September, but that nothing was set in stone. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitches against the New York Yankees during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Though he was hardly as dominant as he has shown he could be in past starts, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom struck out 12 batters in 6 2/3 strong innings in Monday's 8-5 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.

DeGrom's ERA went up from 1.77 to 1.81 after he allowed three runs (two earned), but he pitched a quality start for the 16th consecutive outing as the Mets won for the fourth time in their last five games.

Manager Mickey Callaway said before the game he thought his ace should win the National League Cy Young Award despite not having as many wins as Max Scherzer, who leads the NL with 15, and deGrom did his best to prove him right on Monday.

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Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 13, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) pitches against the New York Yankees during the third inning at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets hit a season-high five homers to back Jacob deGrom, who struck out 12 during an 8-5 win over the Yankees on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.

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

1) Amed Rosario started the Mets' home run barrage with his first career leadoff blast. Jose Bautista and Todd Frazier also went deep before Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto connected on consecutive homers in the seventh. The Mets entered Monday's game with 10 home runs in 11 games this month. Jeff McNeil added an RBI single in the Mets' two-run opening frame. 

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