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Matz throws a bullpen session during spring training workouts in St. Lucie. Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Matz throws a bullpen session during spring training workouts in St. Lucie. Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Mets LHP Steven Matz went for an MRI on his left elbow on Wednesday and will likely not be ready for Opening Day, manager Terry Collins told reporters.

Matz had thrown on Tuesday for the second-straight day, but still felt something in his elbow after the session, Collins added. 

The 25-year-old Matz, who had surgery to remove a bone spur in September and has dealt with elbow and shoulder issues among others since underdoing Tommy John surgery in 2010, was to start Monday. Zack Wheeler got that start instead.

"It's worrisome that he continues to be injured off and on," Mets GM Sandy Alderson told reporters this past weekend. "That's the difficulty. We don't think it's serious. On the other hand, starting pitchers are relied on every five days. I'm not sure exactly where this is going to take us."

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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GEICO SportsNite: Zack Wheeler 00:01:26
Zack Wheeler says that he showed he can still be locked in on the mound, while Terry Collins says that Wheeler will have pressure on him.

Zack Wheeler allowed two hits, struck out three and walked two during five scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Marlins, 5-0, in Jupiter.

Seth Lugo allowed eight hits (including three homers) and four runs in 4 1/3 innings as the Mets lots to the Nationals, 6-0, in Port St. Lucie...

Tags: Jay Bruce, Josh Edgin, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, TJ Rivera, Zack Wheeler
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Wheeler says he's ready 00:04:24
Zack Wheeler talks about his successful start Monday, and declares himself ready for the 2017 season.

The Mets played two split-squad games Monday, during which Seth Lugo started against the Nationals in St. Lucie, while Zack Wheeler started against the Marlins in Jupiter.

Following yesterday's news that Steven Matz will miss his next start due to elbow pain, it's been assumed that the team may need to choose between Lugo and Wheeler to be their fifth starter.

In Jupiter, Wheeler threw five scoreless innings, faced 19 batters, struck out three and allowed two hits.

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Mar 22, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports (Gary A. Vasquez)
Mar 22, 2017; Los Angeles, CA, USA; during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports (Gary A. Vasquez)

Mets RHP Seth Lugo gave up four runs and five hits, while striking out seven, in four innings Wednesday for Puerto Rico, who lost, 8-0, to the United States in the World Baseball Classic finals.

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Mar 17, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Puerto Rico pitcher Seth Lugo (67) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the United States during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 17, 2017; San Diego, CA, USA; Puerto Rico pitcher Seth Lugo (67) delivers a pitch during the first inning against the United States during the 2017 World Baseball Classic at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports

Mets RHP Seth Lugo will be the starting pitcher Wednesday for Puerto Rico when they face the United States or Japan during the World Baseball Classic championship game, USA Today reported early Tuesday morning.

In his most recent outing for Puerto Rico, Lugo retired the first 11 batters he faced. He eventually gave up just one hit in five innings, while striking out three batters and walking no one against Venezuela, whose lineup featured Jose Altuve, Miguel Cabrera, Carlos Gonzalez and Victor Martinez, among other notable big-league players.

Lugo is expected to make the Opening Day roster with the Mets. However, whether he'll be in the starting rotation or bullpen has yet to be determined.

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Mets pitchers Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler, all of whom are competing for a spot on the roster (Photo Credit: USA today Sports Images)
Mets pitchers Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman, Zack Wheeler, all of whom are competing for a spot on the roster (Photo Credit: USA today Sports Images)

Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz are a lock to be in the team's starting rotation when it begins their 2017 season in exactly two weeks...

Matt Harvey should be a lock, but has struggled this spring after last year's season-ending surgery to correct Thoracic Outlet Syndrome. I expect he'll make the Opening Day roster, though I do think there's a small chance he stays back in St. Lucie where he'd begin the season in extended spring training and on the disabled list.

Meanwhile, Seth Lugo, Robert Gsellman and Zack Wheeler have all pitched well enough to be considered for the rotation's final spot.

"It's a great problem to have," Terry Collins said Sunday. "We came into this camp knowing we had depth in the rotation. ... They have stepped up and showed us we weren't wrong."

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New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

Mets RHP Seth Lugo is uniquely qualified to become this team's version of Indians reliever Andrew Miller, who made headlines last postseason for his ability to fill multiple bullpen roles.

Lugo is far from a household name. Unfortunately for the Mets, that is likely to change when baseball fans watch him start Friday night for Puerto Rico against Team USA in the World Baseball Classic.

I'm very interested to see how people react to his curve ball, which you and I know can be amazing.

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Zack Wheeler is ready to pitch 00:03:54
New York Mets pitcher Zack Wheeler discusses his outing Thursday and is happy to be healthy and ready to pitch in 2017.

In his start Thursday against the Nationals, Mets RHP Zack Wheeler pitched 2 1/3 innings, during which he allowed two runs and three hits, walked one and struck out two of 11 batters.

"I'm ready to move on and pitch with these guys during the season," said Wheeler, who will be limited to throwing roughly 125 innings this season.

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New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)  (Jeff Roberson/AP)
New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo throws a bullpen session during spring training baseball practice Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016, in Port St. Lucie, Fla. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson) (Jeff Roberson/AP)

The Mets' Seth Lugo started and pitched 5 1/3 scoreless innings for Puerto Rico in its 11-0 mercy-rule win over Venezuela in the World Baseball Classic Friday in Jalisco, Mexico.

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GEICO SportsNite: d'Arnaud 00:01:01
Terry Collins was pleased to see Travis d'Arnaud show signs of returning to form at the plate with a home run against Miami on Tuesday.

The Mets beat the Marlins, 3-1, on Tuesday afternoon in Jupiter.


  • RHP Seth Lugo got the start and allowed two hits while striking out two and walking none in three scoreless innings. He has tossed five scoreless innings so far during Spring Training.
  • LHP Josh Smoker struck out one while earning the save in a scoreless ninth inning...
Tags: Jose Reyes, Josh Smoker, Michael Conforto, Seth Lugo, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud
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The Mets face the Marlins on Tuesday in Jupiter at 1:05 p.m.

Michael Conforto will play right field and bat third.

Top prospect Dominic Smith will get the start at first base.

Follow on Gameday here...

 

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

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


  • Mets pitchers took a combined no-hitter into the seventh inning.
  • OF Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 with a home run.
  • C Travis d'Arnaud went 2-for-2.
  • RHP Seth Lugo, who is competing with Robert Gsellman and Zack Wheeler for the fifth spot in the rotation, walked two and struck out three while allowing no hits in two scoreless innings...
Tags: Hansel Robles, Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Michael Conforto, Rafael Montero, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Zack Wheeler
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Mar 20, 2016; Red Sox DH David Murphy (18) is tagged out at home plate by Mets during a spring training game at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 20, 2016; Red Sox DH David Murphy (18) is tagged out at home plate by Mets during a spring training game at Tradition Field. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

The Mets open their 2017 Grapefruit League schedule today at 1:05 p.m. ET against the Red Sox at JetBlue Field in Fort Myers, Fla.

The game will not be on SNY, but can be heard on radio at 710 AM WOR in New York.

Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores, Amed Rosario, and Travis d'Arnaud will headline the trip, while Yoenis Cespedes, David Wright, Jose Reyes and the rest of the roster remain back in St. Lucie to work out in camp.

Seth Lugo will start for the Mets, after which RHP prospect Marcos Molina is expected to pitch.

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. (Steve Mitchell)
. (Steve Mitchell)

Bartolo Colon, who signed a one year deal worth $12.5 million with the Braves this offseason, initially thought he was going to return to the Mets for 2017.

"I had the idea that I was probably going to stay with the Mets at the end of the season," Colon told the NY Post through an interpreter. "My family is up there, but it's a business, and I had to do what was right for me and my family. This was a business decision.''

"The Mets did a lot for me,'' Colon added. "It's just one of those things.''

Colon, who turns 44 years old in May, had a 3.43 ERA (3.99 FIP) and 1.21 WHIP in 191 2/3 innings (33 starts, one relief apperance) last season for the Mets...

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler
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Mets manager Terry Collins spoke with the media in Port St. Lucie on Wednesday. Here's what we learned...

  • If closer Jeurys Familia is suspended for the beginning of the season, the Mets will "have to go outside the box" at times -- including potentially using LHP Jerry Blevins -- when it comes to closing games.
  • OF Michael Conforto is "too good a player" to continue to struggle.
  • If everyone is healthy, there will likely be two spots open in the bullpen, and the team could "very easily" take three left-handers...
Tags: Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo
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Mets pitchers Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman (USA TODAY Images)
Mets pitchers Zack Wheeler, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman (USA TODAY Images)

Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo and Zack Wheeler will compete in Spring Training to determine who will be the team's fifth starting pitcher, Terry Collins told reporters Monday.

Gsellman and Lugo were a combined 8-3 with a 2.65 ERA in 15 starts last season filling in for Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz.

Wheeler hasn't pitched in the majors since having Tommy John surgery in 2014.

"We aren't sure how many innings he's going to be able to pitch," Collins said of Wheeler, who was 11-11 with a 3.54 ERA in 2014. "So, do you burn those innings early, or do you burn those innings late? And that is certainly a discussion we will have as we go through Spring Training."

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Terry Collins on Spring Training 00:08:01
Terry Collins speaks on the feeling of Spring Training and having 52 guys returning from last season.

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

  • Regarding RHP Zack Wheeler, Collins said the team will get him ready to start games and decide at the end of Spring Training where he fits best, with the bullpen being an option.
  • Wheeler and RHPs Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo will compete for the fifth spot in the starting rotation.
  • There is no plan to get OF Michael Conforto time at first base right now.
  • Collins sees the "fire" that he's seen in the past from RHP Matt Harvey. "You know this guy," Collins said. "This guy likes to be the number one."
Tags: David Wright, Jerry Blevins, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Seth Lugo talks rookie success 00:05:53
Seth Lugo discusses his rookie season and what he expects moving forward on Mets Hot Stove.

According to MLB's Statcast, Mets pitcher Seth Lugo had the best spin in baseball when throwing his curve ball during 2016, which is why he recently told the NY Post's Kevin Kernan that he plans to throw it more often this coming season...

Lugo had 12 of the 13 highest spin curveballs, including the highest spin on a single curveball since Statcast started being used in 2015.

"I have no way to check the physics behind that, but I do give some credit to Frisbee golf, you have to snap that thing pretty good," Lugo added, when asked by Kernan what makes his pitch so effective.

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

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

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

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

Tags: Addison Reed, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)
Oct 1, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) is doused by third baseman Jose Reyes (7) after clinching a wild-card playoff berth after a game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. Mandatory Credit: Derik Hamilton-USA TODAY Sports (Derik Hamilton)

In order for the Mets to win 90 games in 2017, they obviously can't get hit with the injury bug like they did last season -- especially not in the starting rotation.

So, health aside, what has to happen for them to win 90?

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Travis d'Arnaud, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Seth Lugo talks rookie success 00:05:53
Seth Lugo discusses his rookie season and what he expects moving forward on Mets Hot Stove.

The Mets were 7-1 last season when Seth Lugo was asked to fill in for the injured Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz.

Nevertheless, despite his success last season, Lugo told SNY's Mets Hot Stove that he has the same level of confidence entering spring training this season as he did last winter.

"I mean, baseball is a game that can go either way and a lot of luck comes in to play," Lugo explained. "I had some success, which I wouldn't say is a big confidence boost, but it certainly feels good."

Lugo, 27, had a 2.68 ERA while striking out 5.6 batters per nine innings as a starting pitcher last season for the Mets. However, in nine appearances as a relief pitcher, he had a 2.65 ERA and struck out 8.5 per nine innings.

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Aug 15, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)
Aug 15, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)

The Mets were 7-1 last season when Seth Lugo was asked to fill in for the injured Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz.

Nevertheless, despite his success last season, Lugo told SNY's Mets Hot Stove that he has the same level of confidence entering spring training this season as he did last winter.

"I mean, baseball is a game that can go either way and a lot of luck comes in to play," Lugo explained. "I had some success, which I wouldn't say is a big confidence boost, but it certainly feels good."

Lugo, 27, had a 2.68 ERA while striking out 5.6 batters per nine innings as a starting pitcher last season for the Mets. However, in nine appearances as a relief pitcher, he had a 2.65 ERA and struck out 8.5 per nine innings.

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Aug 15, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)
Aug 15, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports (Mark J. Rebilas)

The Mets were 7-1 last season when Seth Lugo was asked to fill in for the injured Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, and Steven Matz.

Nevertheless, despite his success last season, Lugo told SNY's Mets Hot Stove that he has the same level of confidence entering spring training this season as he did last winter.

"I mean, baseball is a game that can go either way and a lot of luck comes in to play," Lugo explained. "I had some success, which I wouldn't say is a big confidence boost, but it certainly feels good."

Lugo, 27, had a 2.68 ERA while striking out 5.6 batters per nine innings as a starting pitcher last season for the Mets. However, in nine appearances as a relief pitcher, he had a 2.65 ERA and struck out 8.5 per nine innings.

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

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

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

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

Tags: Jerry Blevins, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets second baseman T.J. Rivera (54) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Derik Hamilton)
New York Mets second baseman T.J. Rivera (54) in action during a baseball game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Derik Hamilton)

Mets 2B T.J. Rivera has committed to play for Team Puerto Rico at the World Baseball Classic, reports Jon Morosi of Fox Sports.

RHP Seth Lugo has also committed to play for Puerto Rico during the WBC, Morosi reported Tuesday.

It is not known whether the Mets have given Rivera or Lugo clearance to participate.

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

Will Jerry Blevins be back?

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

Tags: Addison Reed, Hansel Robles, Jay Bruce, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Josh Edgin, Josh Smoker, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler, Matthew Cerrone
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Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)
Robert Gsellman pitches against the Braves last Tuesday in New York. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) (Kathy Willens/AP)

Teams have asked about RHP Robert Gsellman, but Sandy Alderson has told them he's not available, sources told ESPN.com's Adam Rubin.

Gsellman, 23, had a 2.42 ERA (2.63 FIP) and 1.27 WHIP, while striking out 42 batters in 44 2/3 innings, during seven starts and one relief appearance for the Mets in 2016.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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Bartolo Colon recently signed a one-year, $12.5 million deal to pitch for the Braves next season, where he will join R.A. Dickey in 2017.

Nevertheless, even without Colon, the Mets are still set up to have a terrific starting rotation next season, able to lean on Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman. However, their depth beyond them is a bit of a question mark...

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Noah Syndergaard, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Zack Wheeler, Maggie Wiggin
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Thank you, Mets, for a wild season. In spring training, settling for a wild card loss would have been a major disappointment. However, at 60-62 on Aug. 19, with 70 percent of the Opening Day lineup on the disabled list, simply getting to the wild card seemed like an unrealistic goal. Nevertheless, the Mets attained it. It was an amazing run and I'm glad I got to experience watching it.


Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Daniel Murphy, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz
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The Mets need to cut down to 25 players and set a Wild Card roster by Wednesday's night's Wild Card game against the Giants at Citi Field.

The buzz from Citi Field is that they'll probably end up starting left-handed hitting 1B Lucas Duda against Giants LHP Madison Bumgarner, as opposed to James Loney. In that case, it's possible Loney is left off the roster entirely, because they'll need Eric Campbell to be a right-handed bat off the bench. Also, Terry Collins said Sunday that Seth Lugo or Robert Gsellman will be left behind, since one of the two of them will be needed to start Game 2 of the NLDS, in the event the Mets win Wednesday.

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Eric Campbell, James Loney, Lucas Duda, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo
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The Mets' rookies dressed up in garb from the film "A League Of Their Own" and got coffee for the team Saturday morning.



Pictured left to right is a member of the Mets' staff, Brandon Nimmo, T.J. Rivera, Ty Kelly, Josh Smoker, Matt Reynolds, Robert Gsellman, Gavin Cecchini, and Seth Lugo.

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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

Mets rookie RHP Seth Lugo held the Marlins to just two runs, five hits and three walks in 5 1/3 innings Wednesday night, as he improved to 5-2 with a 2.67 ERA.

"This kid has done nothing but come here and saved us," manager Terry Collins said after the game.

Collins pulled Lugo with a three-run lead after throwing just 82 pitches.

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Post Game Extra: Mets win, 5-2 00:04:16
Rookie Seth Lugo allowed just two runs, Jay Bruce belted a two-run homer and Jeurys Familia got his 50th save in Wednesday's 5-2 win.

Jay Bruce homered for the second straight day to help the Mets defeat the Marlins, 5-2, in the teams' final meeting of the season on Wednesday night at Marlins Park.

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The Mets (84-74) will look to take the rubber game of their three-game series with the Marlins (78-79) in Miami on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m., which you can watch on SNY or follow online here.



RHP Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.61 ERA) will get the start for the Mets and will be opposed by RHP Jose Urena (4-8, 5.95 ERA)

Lugo threw five innings during his last start on Sept. 22 against the Phillies, allowing three runs over five innings in a no-decision. Beat the Marlins at Citi Field on Aug. 30, when he threw six innings of two-run ball. Is 4-1 with a 2.59 ERA since joining the starting rotation. 

Urena has struggled in September, going 2-3 with a 6.20 ERA in five starts. However, in his first start of the month, he beat the Mets with six strong innings in which he allowed just one run. In his other outing against the Mets on July 24, he gave up one run but ended up as the losing pitcher. 

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The Mets (80-72) look to bounce back and take the first game of their series with the Phillies (69-83) at Citi Field on Thursday at 7:10 p.m, which you can watch on SNY or follow online



Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.35 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will face off against LHP Adam Morgan (2-10, 5.57 ERA) of the Phillies.

Lugo has been amazing for the Mets since entering the team's rotation on Aug. 19. Lugo has not allowed more than two earned runs in his last five starts, and has only given up nine earned runs in 36.2 innings as a starter. In his last outing, Lugo allowed one run on five hits, but struggled with his control, walking four batters.

Morgan has looked a lot stronger in his last few outings, allowing two earned runs or fewer in each of his last four starts. The left-hander has dealt with control issues, surrendering a total of four walks in his last two starts, while only striking out six. 

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The New York Mets (79-69) try to complete a three-game series of the Minnesota Twins (55-94) on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, which you can watch on SNY or follow online here



RHP Gabriel Ynoa (1-0, 15.19 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Kyle Gibson (6-9, 5.08) starts for the Twins.

Ynoa, who accumulated his high ERA in six major league relief appearances, ws not expected to pitch long. Ynoa hasn't pitched more than two innings since his final start for Triple-A Las Vegas on Aug. 27.

Gibson is 

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Post Game Extra: 09/17/16 00:04:01
Curtis Granderson hit solo home runs in the 11th and 12th innings to help the Mets tie and then beat the Twins, 3-2.

Curtis Granderson's homer in the 11th tied the game and his blast in the 12th won it for the Mets, who defeated the Twins, 3-2, on Saturday night at Citi Field.

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The New York Mets (78-69) continue their three-game series with the Minnesota Twins (55-93) on Saturday night at Citi Field, which you can watch on WPIX or follow online here



Seth Lugo (4-2, 2.40 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Ervin Santana (7-10, 3.53 ERA) starts for the Twins.

Lugo is coming off a strong seven-inning performance against the Braves, where he allowed two runs and struck out five. He has won his last four starts, giving up just five earned runs in that stretch. Has a 2.27 ERA in his five starts with the Mets this year. 

Santana gave up one run and three hits in five innings of work against the Tigers in his last start. In three starts in September, the right-hander has a 3.38 ERA and one win. Is 3-2 with a 3.00 ERA in his career against the Mets, but has not pitched against the team since 2014. 

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Lugo's strikeout in the sixth 00:00:12
Rookie Seth Lugo strikes out Matt Kemp as he continued to impress on the mound in the Mets' 10-3 win Sunday afternoon in Atlanta.

Mets rookie RHP Seth Lugo surrendered six hits, one walk and two earned runs during seven innings Sunday as the Mets won, 10-3, against the Braves at Turner Field.

In five starts since mid-August, Lugo, 26, is 4-1 with a 2.32 ERA, during which he's allowed 26 hits and six walks, while striking out 21 batters in 31 innings pitched.

"This guy has a feel for pitching," Mets manager Terry Collins said after the game. "He knows what he's got to do. He knows what he needs to do. He knows how to get a ground ball to help him get out of trouble. Some pitchers, they need to be able to learn that. They need to learn it. And Seth Lugo, I think, has a feel for it."

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Post Game Extra: 9/11/16 00:02:41
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 10-3 win over the Atlanta Braves.

Yoenis Cespedes hit a grand slam and drove in five runs as the Mets defeated the Braves, 10-3, on Sunday in their final game at Turner Field.

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New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (Gregory Fisher/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Seth Lugo threw seven innings of one-run ball in a 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Sunday at Citi Field to keep the Mets within one game of the second wild card spot.

Lugo (3-2), making his fourth start this season after being a reliever in July and early August, won his third straight start and improved to 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA as a starter. The Mets are 11-5 since Lugo made his first start and remained one game behind the St. Louis Cardinals for the second wild card spot.

The Mets, who have been without Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler, and will likely skip Jacob deGrom for multiple starts, have had to rely on younger, less-experienced pitchers down the stretch, including Robert Gsellman, an 11th-round pick in 2011 who threw six innings of one-run ball in Saturday's win, and Lugo, a 34th-round pick in 2011.

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Seth Lugo, Washington Nationals, Zack Wheeler, Matt Eisenberg
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 (Gregory Fisher)
(Gregory Fisher)

The Mets took two of three games from the Nationals over the weekend, including a 5-1 win on Sunday night when Seth Lugo allowed one run over seven innings and Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce homered.

The Cardinals lost two of three games over the weekend, so the Mets moved within one game of the second Wild Card.


Tags: Curtis Granderson, Jacob deGrom, Lucas Duda, Rafael Montero, Seth Lugo, Zack Wheeler
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Collins, Lugo after big win 00:06:20
Terry Collins and Seth Lugo on the Mets' 5-1 win over the Washington Nationals.

Seth Lugo won his third consecutive start and the Mets got homers from Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson to take the rubber game of their series with the Nationals, 5-1 on Sunday night at Citi Field.

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Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches against the Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Mets pitcher Seth Lugo (67) pitches against the Marlins at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

New York Mets rookie RHP Seth Lugo settled down after the first inning Tuesday night in the Mets' 7-4 win over the Miami Marlins at Citi Field.

After allowing two runs in the top of the first inning, Lugo (2-2) threw five scoreless innings and retired the final eight batters he faced, keeping the Marlins off the board after the Mets scored three runs in the first inning.

"I got a fresh start to the game," said Lugo, who tossed 89 pitches. "I think it helps you, having a little bit of pressure. I've always found it hard to pitch with a 15-run lead, but it's a little easier when there's something on the line."

Tags: Rafael Montero, Seth Lugo
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Post Game Extra: 08/30/16 00:04:34
Curtis Granderson belted a pair of homers and Asdrubal Cabrera added another, as the Mets defeated the Marlins, 7-4, on Tuesday night.

Curtis Granderson homered twice after starting the game on the bench and Jose Reyes had four hits as the Mets defeated the Marlins, 7-4, on Tuesday night at Citi Field for their eighth win in 10 games.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Curtis Granderson, Seth Lugo
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The Mets look to win the second game of their four-game series against the Marlins on Tuesday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m.

Follow the game live on SNY.tv...


Marlins Mets
Dee Gordon, 2B Jose Reyes, 3B
Marcell Ozuna, CF Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Martin Prado, 3B Yoenis Cespedes, LF
Christian Yelich, LF Jay Bruce, RF
Xavier Scruggs, 1B Alejandro De Aza, CF
Ichiro, RF Wilmer Flores, 2B
J.T. Realmuto, C James Loney, 1B
Adeiny Hechavarria, SS Rene Rivera, C
Tom Koehler, RHP Seth Lugo, RHP

When and Where: 7:10 p.m. from Citi Field on SNY.


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Seth Lugo (1-2, 2.51 ERA) pitched well the last time he took the mound, throwing five scoreless innings while allowing only two hits and three walks to go with five strikeouts. Through 11.2 innings as a starter, Lugo has allowed three earned runs on nine hits and eight strikeouts.

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Jacob deGrom will start Thursday in place of Steven Matz, who again experienced pain in his pitching shoulder during a bullpen session earlier this week.



Latest Update (Tues., Aug 30):

4:33 pm: Matz told reporters that an impingement in his shoulder is causing discomfort. That said, he said he expects to pitch again this season, it just won't be Thursday.

4:25 pm: Terry Collins said Tuesday, although there is no structural damage in his pitching shoulder, Matz again experienced continued tightness and stiffness while throwing during a bullpen session earlier this week.

Tags: Seth Lugo, Steven Matz
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Rookie Robert Gsellman strikes out his counterpart on the mound, Vince Velasquez, swinging to end the fifth inning.

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Mets RHP Robert Gsellman looked good the first six innings Sunday. Granted, he was facing a Phillies lineup, which has been pretty weak this season. But, given the circumstance - making his first big-league start in New York, at Citi Field, in front of a antsy crowd, in a pennant race - I though he did well. He kept the ball down and away a lot, which is what he was known for in the minor leagues.

Tags: Hansel Robles, Jon Niese, Philadelphia Phillies, Rafael Montero, Seth Lugo
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 (Jeff Curry)
(Jeff Curry)

The Mets' offense erupted and Seth Lugo tossed five scoreless innings as the Mets beat the Cardinals, 10-6, on Thursday at Busch Stadium to pull within 3 1/2 games of the second Wild Card spot >> Read more


Lugo exited Thursday's game after warming up prior to the sixth inning due to a right calf cramp >> Read more

Tags: Bartolo Colon, Jacob deGrom, Neil Walker, Seth Lugo
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