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Feb 19, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (right) during practice drills at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 19, 2018; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets manager Mickey Callaway (right) during practice drills at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Mets manager Mickey Callaway announced the starting pitchers and relievers for the first three Grapefruit League games.

Zack Wheeler will start on Friday against the Braves at 1:10 p.m. on SNY, with Hansel Robles, Chris Flexen, Paul SewaldCorey Oswalt, Jacob Rhame, Tyler Bashlor, Jamie Callahan, and Drew Smith also scheduled to pitch.

Seth Lugo will start on Saturday against the Cardinals at 1:10 p.m. on WPIX, with Kevin McGowan, Marcos Molina, P.J. Conlon, Corey Taylor, and Gerson Bautista also scheduled to pitch.

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Paul Sewald, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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Jun 13, 2017; Zack Wheeler (45) pitches at Citi Field. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Jun 13, 2017; Zack Wheeler (45) pitches at Citi Field. Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

In the wake of a NY Daily News report that the Mets planned to open the season with RHP Zack Wheeler in the bullpen, manager Mickey Callaway said Wednesday that Wheeler is "definitely a starting pitcher."

"For us to be the best possible team we can be, we have to have him be a starter," Callaway added. "And he's gonna go out there and do everything he can to win this competition that we have going on."

Wheeler will start the Mets' Grapefruit League opener on Friday.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | Wheeler has spent the better part of three years working his way back from Tommy John surgery, so his frustration last week was somewhat understandable -- even though the optics were bad. And regardless of what Callaway said on Wednesday, Wheeler is simply the most logical choice to move to the bullpen...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

In the wake of the Mets signing LHP Jason Vargas to a two-year deal, RHP Zack Wheeler said his focus remains on being a starting pitcher. He expressed that focus with few words.

But Wheeler regrets being so brief with his answers and understands why that might have been construed as anger, but says that any addition to the team is good.

"I shouldn't have been short about it," Wheeler said. "Anybody who comes and helps out or team is always a plus. ... I barely pitched in two and a half years. I totally understand it."

Tags: Matt Harvey, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Assessing the Mets' offseason 00:05:08
With the Mets signing of Todd Frazier, the Baseball Night in New York crew discusses the team's offseason up to this point.

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Mets have been one of the most active teams in a free agent market that has been so stagnant that a prominent player agent recently threatened a player boycott of Spring Training. By signing Todd Frazier (to go along with the signings of Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, and Anthony Swarzak), the Mets have done a solid job. But if they want to enter the 2018 season as a legitimate contender, they can't stop now.

While GM Sandy Alderson said earlier this offseason that starting pitching was fourth on his list of three needs, SNY contributor and former Mets GM Jim Duquette said last week that the team was starting to consider making a play for free agent starting pitchers Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, or Jason Vargas. And after signing Frazier, reports indicated that the Mets are still interested in signing one of the above pitchers if the price is right.

To put it simply, Lynn and Cobb are on a different level than Vargas. And with the market in its current state, it's Lynn or Cobb who the Mets should sign to put an exclamation point on their offseason. Here's why...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Sep 17, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) (Patrick Gorski)
Sep 17, 2017; Chicago, IL, USA; St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Lance Lynn (31) (Patrick Gorski)

Danny Abriano, SNY.tv | Twitter | The Mets have been one of the most active teams in a free agent market that has been so stagnant that a prominent player agent recently threatened a player boycott of Spring Training. By signing Todd Frazier (to go along with the signings of Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, and Anthony Swarzak), the Mets have done a solid job. But if they want to enter the 2018 season as a legitimate contender, they can't stop now.

While GM Sandy Alderson said earlier this offseason that starting pitching was fourth on his list of three needs, SNY contributor and former Mets GM Jim Duquette said last week that the team was starting to consider making a play for free agent starting pitchers Lance Lynn, Alex Cobb, or Jason Vargas. And after signing Frazier, reports indicated that the Mets are still interested in signing one of the above pitchers if the price is right.

To put it simply, Lynn and Cobb are on a different level than Vargas. And with the market in its current state, it's Lynn or Cobb who the Mets should sign to put an exclamation point on their offseason. Here's why...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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Alderson on rotation, bullpen 00:01:55
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson chats with SNY about the team's need for depth in the rotation and roles in the bullpen.

In response to a question regarding whether the Mets might add another starting pitcher, GM Sandy Alderson said the team has "quite a bit" of depth.

"I think we've got quite a bit of depth," Alderson told SNY. "We had similar depth last year and we zipped right through it. The key to our season is going to be our pitching -- both our starting pitching and our bullpen. So it's important for us to have the depth, but it's also important for us to have better health among our frontline guys."

The Mets, under new manager Mickey Callaway, have revamped their training staff and overhauled their strength and conditioning plan. They have also had more oversight on how the pitchers are training in the offseason -- which Alderson said is already paying dividends.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets winning pitcher Jeurys Familia pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets winning pitcher Jeurys Familia pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the ninth inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA Today Sports Images)

Earlier this offseason at the MLB Winter Meetings, new Mets manager Mickey Callaway explained that he doesn't intend to designate any one pitcher as the team's 'closer.'

"I think that we're going to pitch guys when it makes sense," Callaway explained in December. "I'm going to pitch guys to their strengths and they're going to face the batters they should be facing." Callaway expanded on that philosophy earlier this week.

"We wouldn't name Wilmer Flores as our Wednesday infielder and then start him even if we're playing against Corey Kluber," Callaway explained, according to NY Post columnist Ken Davidoff. "So, why name a closer and put him in a situation where he doesn't fit?"

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Paul Sewald, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Matthew Cerrone
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What's Mets' biggest need now? 00:03:54
Loud Mouths debate whether the Mets should continue to pursue infield help, or turn towards bolstering the pitching staff in free agency.

The Mets are reportedly intent on adding a second baseman or third baseman, with Pirates INF/OF Josh Harrison, and free agent infielders Todd Frazier, Eduardo Nunez, and Neil Walker the names being considered.

But should they be adding a free agent starting pitcher instead? MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone thinks so, and Jon Hein and Dan Graca weighed in on the subject Tuesday night on Loud Mouths on SNY.

"Lance Lynn is a guy who takes the ball every five days, he makes over 30 starts a year, he's dependable," Graca said. "And the Mets could use a guy like that. ... look to fortify the pitching staff, because you're going to need more than six, seven starters in a season -- it's inevitable."

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Danny Abriano
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GEICO SportsNite: Mets 00:00:39
Brandon Nimmo made an appearance at the Queens Baseball Convention and addressed the Mets' failed pursuit of Andrew McCutchen.

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter

It was quite the week for Mets fans. Well, to be more specific, it was quite the weekend for Mets fans, as the Queens Baseball Convention was on Saturday.

For those of you who weren't there, those of us in attendance fell in love with Brandon Nimmo a little bit, myself included...

Tags: Amed Rosario, Jay Bruce, Josh Smoker, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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Seth Lugo pitches at Citi Field.  (Brad Penner (USA Today))
Seth Lugo pitches at Citi Field. (Brad Penner (USA Today))

Anthony McCarron, SNY.tv | Twitter | Seth Lugo can't quite get used to the idea that the kids now at his old high school sometimes call him "sir" when they see him at the gym. "Hey," Lugo says, "I'm still a player. Don't call me 'sir.'"

After a moment's reflection, though, Lugo admits, "Maybe I am 'sir.'"

The students at Parkway High in Bossier City, La. might be on to something, considering the Met pitcher's career arc. A former 34th-round pick, Lugo missed his first full pro season because of spinal surgery, made a splash as a surprise contributor to the Mets' 2016 run to the NL Wild Card Game, starred in the World Baseball Classic last year, and then faced a serious elbow injury that he knows he'll "have to stay on top of the rest of my career."

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Jan. 7, 2017: Citi Field covered in snow (Credit: @Mets on Instagram)
Jan. 7, 2017: Citi Field covered in snow (Credit: @Mets on Instagram)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterI hope you had a Merry Christmas, fellow Mets fans! Unfortunately, we were not gifted with the big bat we wanted, or the outfielder, second baseman, or pitcher we wanted, but maybe Santa Sandy is just a bit late this year...

You'll have to follow our favorite Mets to see how they celebrated this holiday, but here's some things you may have missed from the past week, and yes you guessed it, more Mets weddings!

Steven Matz walked down the aisle, and I'm hoping that his thumbs up is both over excitement of being married and a way of subtly confirming to fans that his arm is good to go for 2018....

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Michelle Ioannou
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Mets Winter Meetings Preview 00:04:08
The Mets Hot Stove crew breaks down which players the Mets should prioritize at the Winter Meetings in Florida this week.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said starting pitching is not one of New York's major priorities heading into the MLB Winter Meetings despite the fact their rotation had the 27th-ranked ERA as a team last year.

"I'd say that, as it stands right now, [starting pitching] would probably be fourth on a list of three," Alderson told reporters on Sunday, indicating the team is instead focusing on bolstering the bullpen, adding a bat to the lineup and solidifying its situation at first base and in the outfield.

Mets starters went 49-64 last season with a 5.14 ERA, which was the second-worst among all National League teams. They combined to throw the fourth-fewest innings among all 30 teams.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports
Syndergaard (34), Matz (32) and deGrom (48) during national anthem at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | TwitterThe Mets have not put acquiring a starting pitcher at the top of their list, according to multiple reports. This is a bit of a tough pill to swallow after last season -- when the Mets went in banking on their starters, talking about World Series contention because of their starters… and then all of their starters (minus Jacob deGrom) went down during the season.

Having a new, solid starter coming into 2018 would only be beneficial - we need more reliability than just deGrom.

But let's remember that there have been several times where reports tell us one thing, and the Mets do something else (ie hiring Mickey Callaway when everyone else thought Kevin Long or Alex Cora was going to get the job)...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Michelle Ioannou
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May 6, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)
May 6, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches during the first inning against the San Diego Padres at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports (Jake Roth)

Michelle Ioannou, MetsBlog | Twitter

It was a very Mets thanksgiving this week. As Mets fans were thankful for the fact that the 2017 season is in the rearview and better times are ahead, Mets players showed their gratitude as well.

To no one's surprise, Noah Syndergaard gave a special shout-out to Mrs. Met...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Wilmer Flores, Michelle Ioannou
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:02:47
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-4 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Saturday.

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

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

1) Asdrubal Cabrera collected four hits and four RBIs, including a go-ahead three-run homer in the 11th inning. Brandon Nimmo had a two-run triple and Amed Rosario drove in New York's first run with a double. Kevin Plawecki reached base five times on two singles and three walks while Nori Aoki walked three times and scored three runs.

2) The Mets' bullpen combined to allow two runs and one hit in seven innings. Jeurys Familia fanned two of the three batters he faced in the bottom of the 12th to collect his sixth save.

3) Seth Lugo allowed two runs and six hits over four innings in his final start of the season. The right-hander struck out four and didn't walk a batter while tossing 74 pitches. Lugo surrendered five of the six hits through the first two innings.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Seth Lugo
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Sep 25, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets staring pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 25, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets staring pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

After falling in the first game of their three-game set against the Phillies, the Mets are back in action at 7:05 p.m. ET in Philadelphia.

Seth Lugo (7-5, 4.72 ERA) will start for the Mets against Henderson Alvarez (0-1, 3.60 ERA).

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/25 00:03:34
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' doubleheader split with the Braves on Monday.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo tossed six scoreless innings to win for only the second time in nine starts. The right-hander allowed two hits, didn't walk a batter and struck out seven. He retired the last 12 batters he faced.

2) Travis d'Arnaud homered and hit an RBI double while Brandon Nimmo went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. Mark Reynolds chipped in with two hits and Asdrubal Cabrera drove in New York's other run with a groundout.

3) Jerry Blevins and Chasen Bradford pitched two scoreless innings and Jeurys Familia picked up his fifth save despite allowing two runs, two hits while also committing an error in the ninth.

Tags: Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:06
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-4 loss to the Marlins in Miami on Tuesday night.

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

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

1) J.T. Realmuto hit a walk-off homer against Paul Sewald in the 10th to rally the Marlins past the Mets. AJ Ramos could not hold a 4-1 ninth-inning lead in his first appearance against his former team. The right-hander allowed a homer to Justin Bour, four other hits and a walk to suffer his first blown save as a Met and third in 30 opportunities. 

2) Travis d'Arnaud's went 2-for-4 and hit a go-ahead two-run homer in the sixth inning that gave the Mets a 3-1 lead. Jose Reyes went deep in the first and added an RBI single in the ninth during his first four-hit game since Aug. 30, 2016.

Tags: Jose Reyes, Seth Lugo
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 (Brad Penner)
(Brad Penner)

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

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

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

Tags: CC Sabathia, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Collins, Lugo on lopsided loss 00:04:07
Manager Terry Collins criticizes the Mets' inability to capitalize while pitcher Seth Lugo discusses what he could have done better.

Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo was charged with eight runs (seven earned) during three-plus innings Thursday night during a 14-6 loss to the Cubs.

"It's been a rough season for me," said Lugo, who is 3-4 with a 5.90 ERA over his last 12 games (11 starts) since starting the season 3-1 with a 3.55 ERA. "It's been a rough season for a lot of guys."

Since returning from the disabled list on Aug. 5, Lugo has a 6.59 ERA and 1.66 WHIP in 28 2/3 innings, during which opponents are hitting .308 against him.

Tags: Chicago Cubs, Seth Lugo
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 9/14 00:03:00
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 14-6 loss to the Cubs.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo was unable to hold leads of 3-0 and 5-3, and ultimately allowed eight runs -- seven earned -- on nine hits and a walk with four strikeouts in three-plus innings. 

2) Dominic Smith (2-for-3) homered for the second straight game, going back-to-back with Travis d'Arnaud in the third inning. Brandon Nimmo (2-for-5) hit an RBI double and Jose Reyes had a run-scoring single to give the Mets a 3-0 lead in the second. Asdrubal Cabrera opened the scoring with a sacrifice fly in the first. Tomas Nido collected his first big league hit and RBI with a single in the ninth.

Tags: Dominic Smith, Seth Lugo
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The Mets (63-82) play the second game of a three-game series with the Chicago Cubs (79-66) at Wrigley Field on Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. on SNY.

Follow the game live on SNY Gameday
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:04:32
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling, and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 5-1 win over the Reds on Friday at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo allowed four hits and a walk while striking out four in six scoreless innings to snap a five-start winless streak. The right-hander recorded three clean frames in his first scoreless outing of the season.

2) Jose Reyes went deep twice and Travis Taijeron hit his first Major League home run to account for four of the Mets' five runs. Reyes drove in three runs while he and Taijeron had two hits apiece.

Tags: Jose Reyes, Seth Lugo
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:35
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 12-8 and 4-1 losses in today's doubleheader against the Houston Astros.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo pitched five scoreless innings before unraveling in the sixth. Leading 1-0, the right-hander allowed the first four batters he faced in the inning to reach before being removed from the game. Lugo was ultimately charged with four runs on eight hits and two walks with six strikeouts in five-plus innings.

2) Dominic Smith drove in the Mets' only run with a sixth-inning double to give him three RBIs in the doubleheader. Juan Lagares tripled leading off the inning.

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Sep 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros players stand for a moment of silence in honor of police officer Steve Perez who died during the rescue efforts of hurricane Harvey before a game between the Houston Astros and the New York Mets at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)
Sep 2, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Astros players stand for a moment of silence in honor of police officer Steve Perez who died during the rescue efforts of hurricane Harvey before a game between the Houston Astros and the New York Mets at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports (Troy Taormina)

The Mets (58-76) play the second game of a doubleheader against the Houston Astros (81-53) at Minute Maid Park on Saturday at 8:10 p.m. ET.

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Aug 27, 2017; Lugo (67) throws in the second inning at Nationals Park. Credit: Doster-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 27, 2017; Lugo (67) throws in the second inning at Nationals Park. Credit: Doster-USA TODAY Sports

In his first start since returning from disabled, Seth Lugo allowed two runs and struck out five hitters in just 3.2 innings or work during Sunday night's 5-4 loss to the Nationals.

"I think he threw the ball great," said manager Terry Collins, who removed Lugo in the fourth innings after he reached 70 pitches. "He was limited to a pitch count tonight, but I was very, very pleased with how he threw the ball. He said he felt great and those are all pluses."

Lugo, 27, was put on the 10-day disabled list Aug. 12 with an impingement in his shoulder.

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Aug 27, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)
Aug 27, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws against the Washington Nationals in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports (Aaron Doster)

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

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

1) Leading 3-2 in the sixth, Hansel Robles allowed a single and then walked three consecutive batters to force in the tying run. Chasen Bradford entered the game and pushed across the go-ahead marker with New York's fourth straight free pass.

2) Trailing 2-0 in the sixth, Juan Lagares stroked an RBI double and Brandon Nimmo went deep for his first home run of the season to give the Mets a 3-2 lead. Jose Reyes went 3-for-5 with an RBI single in the ninth while Lagares and Nimmo had two hits apiece for New York.

3) Seth Lugo returned from the disabled list and tossed three scoreless frames before faltering in the fourth. He was lifted after 70 pitches and was charged with two runs on four hits and no walks with five strikeouts in 3 2/3 innings.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Hansel Robles, Seth Lugo
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Crowded Mets disabled list 00:00:36
Taylor Rooks looks at the players currently on the Mets' disabled list, including the latest injury Yoenis Cespedes.

Noah Syndergaard threw live batting on Saturday in Port St. Lucie. Mets manager Terry Collins said on Sunday that Syndergaard is expected to throw batting practice again on Wednesday.

Tags: Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, TJ Rivera
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Aug 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Aug 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman was optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas and RHP Seth Lugo has been activated, according to multiple reports.

RHP Kevin McGowan, who has allowed one run in one and 1/3 innings for the Mets this season, will be the team's 26th man on Sunday, 

Gsellman was optioned after allowing six runs in just four innings in the Mets' loss to the Nationals. He allowed nine hits, walked two batters, and struck out one. Gsellman fell to 5-6 with a 5.60 ERA this season for the Mets.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter in the second inning at Nationals Park. (Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter in the second inning at Nationals Park. (Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets announced pitcher Seth Lugo (shoulder) is expected to throw a bullpen session this Friday and, according to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Lugo could pitch Sunday night against the Nationals.

RHP prospcect Marcos Molina, currently with Double-A Binghamton, is among the candidates who could start on Sunday night if Lugo is unable to, reports Mike Puma of the NY Post.

Lugo was placed on the disabled list on Aug. 15 -- retroactive to Aug. 12 -- with a right shoulder impingement. Despite a Newsday report saying Lugo might be on the DL due to an elbow injury, GM Sandy Alderson reiterated last week that the right-hander is not pitching due to the injured shoulder. 

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Jul 4, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick McDermott)
Jul 4, 2017; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (67) throws a pitch to a Washington Nationals batter in the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Patrick McDermott-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick McDermott)

Seth Lugo is not on the disabled list for reasons related to his elbow, Mets GM Sandy Alderson emphatically told reporters today at Citi Field.

"This is about his shoulder," he repeated.

Lugo missed the first 10 weeks of this season recovering from a sore elbow related to his ulnar collateral ligament.

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz pitches in the first inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (52-61) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (42-71) in the third game of a four-game series on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.55 ERA) is 1-1 with a 5.94 ERA in his last three starts, giving up 12 runs (11 earned) and 20 hits in 16 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old is 4-2 with a 5.26 ERA in seven road appearances (six starts) this season. He has faced the Phillies once in his career, giving up three runs in five innings last September.

Tags: Philadelphia Phillies, Seth Lugo
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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:23
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-6 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

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

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

1) Amed Rosario hit a tie-breaking solo homer leading off the ninth for his first career long ball. The 21-year-old finished 3-for-4 for his first multi-hit game and scored three times.

2) Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run homer and added an RBI single in the fifth. Michael Conforto homered for the second straight game and Neil Walker added two hits, including an RBI single. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Seth Lugo (Steven Bisig/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets (51-61) take on the Philadelphia Phillies (42-70) in the second game of a four-game series on Friday at 7:05 p.m. at Citizens Bank Park.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Seth Lugo (5-3, 4.55 ERA) is 1-1 with a 5.94 ERA in his last three starts, giving up 12 runs (11 earned) and 20 hits in 16 2/3 innings. The 27-year-old is 4-2 with a 5.26 ERA in seven road appearances (six starts) this season. He has faced the Phillies once in his career, giving up three runs in five innings last September.

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 (Wendell Cruz)
(Wendell Cruz)

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

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

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

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 (AP)
(AP)

Seth Lugo, Paul Sewald, and Fernando Salas combined to allow five home runs in the Mets' 7-4 loss to the Dodgers on Saturday.

Lugo kept the Dodgers off the board for the first five innings but allowed two home runs in the sixth. Chris Taylor hit a solo shot for the Dodgers' first run, then Cody Bellinger hit a two-run homer three batters later. Lugo was pulled with two outs in the sixth inning after allowing three runs on four hits while striking out five batters in a no-decision.

In the seventh inning, Yasiel Puig and Justin Tumer each hit solo home runs off Sewald, while Corey Seager hit the team's fifth home run of the day with a two-run shot in the ninth off Salas. 

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:25
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 7-4 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers on Saturday afternoon at Citi Field.

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

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

1) Blanked through five innings, the Dodgers homered four times in their next three turns at bat and five times overall. Chris Taylor and Yasiel Puig hit solo homers for the second straight game. Justin Turner also hit a solo homer and Cody Bellinger launched a two-run shot, his 31st of the season that tied the game, 3-3, in the sixth. 

2) Seth Lugo held the Dodgers hitless through 4 2/3 innings but collapsed in the sixth. Holding a 3-0 lead, the right-hander yielded two home runs in a three-batter span and was lifted after allowing three runs on four hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5 2/3. 

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/30 00:02:34
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 9-1 loss to the Seattle Mariners.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo allowed a three-run homer to Nelson Cruz in the first and a solo shot to Leonys Martin in the second. Robinson Cano doubled in Seattle's fifth run later in the frame. Lugo was charged with five runs on eight hits with no walks and five strikeouts in five innings.

2) Matt Reynolds singled home Curtis Granderson in the ninth for New York's only run. Wilmer Flores was the only Met with a multi-hit game, finishing 2-for-4 with a pair of singles. 

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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

The Cubs are among several teams that have expressed interest in trading for RHP Seth Lugo, but the Mets are not motivated to trade him, sources recently told Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.

According to Crasnick, the Cubs love Lugo's spin rate and believe he has "breakout potential."

Lugo, 27, missed the first two months of this season due to a torn UCL in his pitching elbow that he rehabbed and is pitching through in an effort to avoid Tommy John surgery.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:03:07
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-5 win over the San Diego Padres.

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

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

1) Yoenis Cespedes hit a tie-breaking triple and scored on a throwing error by Padres first baseman Wil Myers during the same sequence in the seventh. The Mets' outfielder also delivered an RBI double and slugged a solo homer in the opening frame, his first long ball in 87 at-bats dating back to June 23. Cespedes left the game as a precaution following the top of the seventh after feeling tightness in his quad.

2) New York fell behind 3-1 but rallied to tie the game on RBI doubles by Cespedes in the fourth and Asdrubal Cabrera in the fifth. Travis d'Arnaud's run-scoring single plated Cabrera to give the Mets a brief 4-3 lead. Curtis Granderson reached base three times on a single, double and a walk.

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New York Mets' Seth Lugo delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
New York Mets' Seth Lugo delivers a pitch during the first inning of a baseball game against the Miami Marlins, Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Miami. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

The Mets (46-51) play the second game of a four-game set with the San Diego Padres (43-56) on Tuesday at Petco Park at 10:10 p.m. on SNY

Mets Padres
Curtis Granderson, CF Jose Pirela, LF
Asdrubal Cabrera, 3B Carlos Asuaje, 2B
Yoenis Cespedes, CF Wilm Myers, 1B
Jay Bruce, RF Hector Sanchez, C
TJ Rivera, 2B Hunter Renfroe, RF
Lucas Duda, 1B Cory Spangenberg, 3B
Jose Reyes, SS Manuel Margot, CF
Travis d'Arnaud, C Allen Cordoba, SS
Seth Lugo, P Kyle Lloyd, P

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Seth Lugo (4.05 ERA/3.87 FIP, 1.35 WHIP ) who earned a no-decision in his last outing against the Cardinals. He allowed just one run on four hits while striking out five and walking one in 6.2 innings. 

Lugo owns a 4.73 ERA while on the road compared to a 3.15 home ERA. He has had a good start to the second half of the season, posting a 2.70 ERA and .220 opponent batting average in 13.1 innings. 

 

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Jeep Pitchcast: Lugo's curveball 00:00:25
The Jeep Pitchcast looks at Seth Lugo and how he uses his curveball effectively, being able to throw it for both balls and strikes.

The Jeep Pitchcast looks at Seth Lugo and how he uses his curveball effectively, being able to throw it for both balls and strikes.

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 (Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)
(Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Seth Lugo, who has been pitching with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow, says the injury hasn't been an issue.

"No, it hasn't been an issue," Lugo said after Thursday's start, according to Newsday. "Not even really a thought process at this point. It's been feeling good, and I haven't had any issues with it."

Lugo, who allowed one run in 6 2/3 innings on Thursday, is pitching through the injury in an effort to avoid Tommy John surgery.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:04:12
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 3-2 win over the Cardinal

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

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

1) Jose Reyes hit what would've been an inning-ending ground out to first base in the ninth inning, but Cardinals reliever Trevor Rosenthal was slow covering first base, allowing for Reyes to beat the throw as Yoenis Cespedes scored the winning run from third base.

2) Wilmer Flores hit a game-tying homer in the eighth inning with the Mets trailing, 2-1. Lucas Duda had given the Mets a 1-0 lead when he homered to right-center field in the second inning.

Tags: Addison Reed, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Seth Lugo, Wilmer Flores
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The Mets (42-50) go for the split of their four-game series against the Cardinals (46-48) on Wednesday at 12:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

Who is starting today for the Mets? 

RHP Seth Lugo (4.50 ERA/4.08 FIP, 1.45 WHIP), who allowed three runs on seven hits while walking two and striking out five in 6 2/3 innings this past Saturday against the Rockies.

The Mets have won 11 of Lugo's last 13 starts dating back to Aug. 25, 2016, during which Lugo has a 3.49 ERA. Lugo has a 3.09 ERA during his career at Citi Field...

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/15 00:02:57
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 9-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.

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

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

1) Jay Bruce put the Mets on the board in the first inning with a three-run homer, the first of three home runs on the night for New York. Seth Lugo hit his first career home run in the third inning and Jose Reyes added a solo shot in the eighth inning to extend the Mets' lead to 9-3. Lucas Duda had a double and two RBIs, Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-4 with an RBI, and T.J. Rivera added a hit and RBI for the Mets.

2) Lugo allowed three runs on seven hits in six and 2/3 innings to earn his fourth win of the season. He held the Rockies scoreless for the first five innings before allowing a pair of runs in the sixth and another in the seventh. Paul SewaldJerry Blevins, and Addison Reed were perfect in relief.

3) Yoenis Cespedes left the game in the sixth inning after sliding awkwardly on a ball hit to the outfield. 

Tags: Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes
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Jul 6, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood (32) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)
Jul 6, 2017; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies starting pitcher Tyler Chatwood (32) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Cincinnati Reds at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports (Isaiah J. Downing)

The Mets (40-47) will look to take the second game of a three-game set against the Rockies on Saturday evening (7:10 p.m. ET) at Citi Field.

The Mets trail the Nationals by 12 games for first place in the NL East and trail the Rockies by 9.5 games for the second Wild Card spot. 

The Mets are 9-6 in their last 15 games. ... The Mets have posted winning records in the second half in each of the last three years. ... They have four games this year with 19 or more hits.

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

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

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

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

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/4/17 00:03:02
Ron Darling and Gary Cohen break down the Mets' 11-4 loss to the Washington Nationals.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo allowed season highs of six runs and 10 hits over five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out three to lose for the first time in seven starts on the road.

2) Jose Reyes led off the game with his seventh home run. Rene Rivera had a solo blast and Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the ninth to account for the Mets' offense. Brandon Nimmo singled three times and T.J. Rivera had two hits before leaving the game to start the bottom of the seventh.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 7/4/17 00:03:02
Ron Darling and Gary Cohen break down the Mets' 11-4 loss to the Washington Nationals.

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

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

1) Seth Lugo allowed season highs of six runs and 10 hits over five innings. The right-hander walked two and struck out three to lose for the first time in seven starts on the road.

2) Jose Reyes led off the game with his seventh home run. Rene Rivera had a solo blast and Jay Bruce hit a two-run homer in the ninth to account for the Mets' offense. Brandon Nimmo singled three times and T.J. Rivera had two hits before leaving the game to start the bottom of the seventh.

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