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Collins, Bruce, deGrom on win 00:06:26
Mets manager Terry Collins, outfielder Jay Bruce and pitcher Jacob deGrom react to the Mets' 5-2 win in San Francisco.

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

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

1) Jacob deGrom allowed one run, four hits and a walk with seven strikeouts in eight innings to notch his seventh win of the season. The right-hander became the first Mets starter to complete eight innings in three consecutive starts since Johan Santana in 2010. DeGrom also singled in three at-bats to raise his average to .294.

2) Jay Bruce's RBI single snapped a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth to plate Curtis Granderson, who led off the inning with a triple. Wilmer Flores added a two-out run-scoring double to extend the Mets' lead to 3-1 with his second RBI of the day, and Michael Conforto's pinch-hit RBI single scored Jose Reyes, who led off the ninth with triple. 

Tags: Jacob deGrom, Wilmer Flores
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Yasiel Puig, the Mets new enemy 00:02:28
The Daily News Live panel debates whether the Mets should take action after Yasiel Puig's home run celebration Wednesday night.

Dodgers OF Yasiel Puig hit a home run against the Mets during the fourth inning Wednesday, after which he stood at home plate admiring his work before taking 32 seconds to round the bases.

As he rounded first base, Wilmer Flores told Puig to run, not jog, at which point Puig slowed up, looked back, and cursed at Flores, creating a visual tension on field.

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Jun 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) hits a three run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
Jun 10, 2017; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets right fielder Jay Bruce (19) hits a three run home run against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

Jay Bruce's three-run home run and Wilmer Flores' four-hit game highlighted another strong performance by the Mets' offense in an 8-1 win over the Braves in the second game of a doubleheader on Saturday.

In addition to Bruce and Walker's night, TJ Rivera added a pinch-hit two-run home run, Neil Walker had two hits and two walks, Curtis Granderson hit a double, and Juan Lagares went 1-for-1 with a two-RBI double. The Mets had 12 hits in the game.

Bruce who is in the midst of a seven-game hitting streak, is hitting .354 with four home runs and eight RBI during that time frame. Meanwhile, Flores has 11 extra base-hits in his last 32 games dating back to the beginning of May.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Wilmer Flores
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 6/10 00:02:55
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' doubleheader sweep over the Atlanta Braves.

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

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

1) Steven Matz took a shutout into the seventh inning and ultimately allowed one run on five hits and two walks with two strikeouts over seven frames. It was Matz's first big league start since last Aug. 16.

2) Jay Bruce extended his hitting streak to seven games with his team-leading 16th home run, a three-run shot in the fifth that broke open a scoreless game. T.J. Rivera connected on a pinch-hit homer in the seventh, Travis d'Arnaud had a sacrifice fly and Juan Lagares doubled in two runs in the ninth.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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 (Butch Dill)
(Butch Dill)

Super 2 almost assuredly is no longer an obstacle keeping top prospect Amed Rosario at Triple-A Las Vegas. And with Sandy Alderson reportedly headed to watch Rosario this week at Salt Lake City, that seems a signal we're getting closer to the time when Rosario makes his major league debut.

Rosario has reached base safely in 21 straight games and is hitting .346 with five homers and 39 RBI in 228 at-bats in the Pacific Coast League.

One evaluator said Monday that the shortstop is ready defensively, but still needs to be more patient at the plate. Still, the insider projected that Rosario will be an impact player in the majors, while cautioning not to view the 21-year-old as a savior this season...

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores
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Jun 1, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) is tagged out at home plate by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jett Bandy (47) during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 1, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) is tagged out at home plate by Milwaukee Brewers catcher Jett Bandy (47) during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets' offense scored just one run on Thursday for a second consecutive game in a 2-1 loss to the Brewers at Citi Field.
  
New York struggled against Brewers starter Chase Anderson, who tossed seven scoreless innings and struck out seven batters. Wilmer Flores finally put the Mets on the board in the eighth inning with a solo shot on the first pitch he saw from Milwaukee's Jacob Barnes, but that was the extent of the team's offensive production.

Tags: Jay Bruce, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 6/1 00:03:24
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 2-1 loss to the Milwaukee Brewers.

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

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

1) The Mets offense was mostly silent for the second consecutive day. Wilmer Flores led off the eighth with his fourth home run to account for New York's only run. Travis d'Arnaud had a two-out single to left in the second, but Lucas Duda was thrown out the plate by a wide margin. Duda's fourth-inning single and Flores' homer were the only Mets hits after the second inning. 

2) Zack Wheeler turned in another strong effort, allowing two runs despite yielding 10 hits in 6 1/3 innings. He walked one, struck out six and was the beneficiary of double plays in three consecutive innings, one which ended a base-loaded situation in the fourth.

Tags: Wilmer Flores, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets infielder Wilmer Flores (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores continued his solid hitting against right-handed pitching by going 3-for-4 in Monday's 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers at Citi Field.

Flores singled in each of his three at-bats against Brewers RHP Matt Garza, scoring on Robert Gsellman's fifth-inning sac fly that gave New York a 2-1 lead.

Since starting the season 1-for-22 against right-handed pitchers, Flores is hitting .380 with one home run and 11 RBIs against right-handers in May. It's a stark contrast from 2016, when he had a .232/.289/.353 batting line against right-handers and a .340/.383/.710 line against left-handed pitchers.

But manager Terry Collins has noticed that Flores is seeing the ball better and hitting the ball to all parts of the field. He singled to right-center field in the second inning, left field in the fifth inning and right field in the sixth inning.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jose Reyes, Milwaukee Brewers, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets RHP Robert Gsellman (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

Hours after GM Sandy Alderson said RHP Robert Gsellman would move back to the bullpen once the Mets activate two pitchers off the disabled list, Gsellman threw seven strong innings to lead New York to a 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers on Monday at Citi Field.

Gsellman (3-3) gave up two runs (one earned) and three hits, and also recorded two RBIs on a sac fly and a bases-loaded walk as the Mets won for the third time in their last four games.

"That's the guy we saw last year," manager Terry Collins said. "That's the guy we know he can be. He threw the ball very well."

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jerry Blevins, Milwaukee Brewers, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores, Matt Eisenberg
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/29 00:02:55
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling break down the Mets? 4-2 win over the Milwaukee Brewers.

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

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

1) Robert Gsellman allowed two runs -- one earned -- on three hits and two walks with five strikeouts in seven innings to pick up his fourth win of the year. He also drove in two runs with a sacrifice fly and a bases-loaded walk.

2) Rene Rivera and Michael Conforto had RBI doubles during a three-run fifth. Wilmer Flores was the only Met with a multi-hit game after going 3-for-4.

3) Paul Sewald struck out two in a perfect eighth and Addison Reed escaped a two-on, no-out jam in the ninth to record his seventh save in nine opportunities.

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/24 00:03:40
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Padres.

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

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

1) The Mets blew a 5-1 lead to the lowest scoring team in the National League. Josh Smoker allowed a monstrous go-ahead home run to Hunter Renfroe leading off the eighth inning. It was the second straight game Smoker surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced.

2) New York led 5-3 with two outs and nobody on in the seventh, but Fernando Salas allowed a single and consecutive walks to load the bases. Neil Ramirez yielded a game-tying single to Wil Myers, who missed a grand slam by inches. 

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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Cadillac Post Game Extra: 5/24 00:03:40
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 6-5 loss to the Padres.

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

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

1) The Mets blew a 5-1 lead to the lowest scoring team in the National League. Josh Smoker allowed a monstrous go-ahead home run to Hunter Renfroe leading off the eighth inning. It was the second straight game Smoker surrendered a home run to the first batter he faced.

2) New York led 5-3 with two outs and nobody on in the seventh, but Fernando Salas allowed a single and consecutive walks to load the bases. Neil Ramirez yielded a game-tying single to Wil Myers, who missed a grand slam by inches. 

Tags: Robert Gsellman, Wilmer Flores
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Mar 20, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) hits a single to right center during the fourth inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 20, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) hits a single to right center during the fourth inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

Mets INF Wilmer Flores was activated from the 10-day disabled list prior to Wednesday night's game in Atlanta.

LHP Sean Gilmartin was sent to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room on the 25-man roster for Flores.

Flores, who has been on the disabled list since April 21 due to a knee infection, went 2-for-4 for Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday night as he concluded his rehab assignment.

Tags: Brandon Nimmo, Sean Gilmartin, Wilmer Flores
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Collins, Gsellman on Mets defeat 00:05:12
Terry Collins and Robert Gsellman comment on the Mets' frustrating 8-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

The Mets will again try to rebound and split a rain-shortened two-game series with the Braves at Citi Field today at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

R.A. Dickey (1-2, 3.86) and Noah Syndergaard (1-1, 1.73 ERA) will face each other for the first time since they were involved in the same trade during 2012.

Tags: Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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Mar 20, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) hits a single to right center during the fourth inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)
Mar 20, 2017; Lakeland, FL, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) hits a single to right center during the fourth inning of an MLB spring training baseball game against the Detroit Tigers at Joker Marchant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports (Reinhold Matay)

Wilmer Flores has been discharged from the hospital and is in Port St. Lucie where he will resume baseball activities at an undertermined date, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.

Flores was placed on the 10-day disabled list on Friday with a left knee infection and reportedly spent the weekend in a New York hospital to receive treatment.

He is eligible to come off the disabled list prior to Sunday's game with the Nationals.

Flores is hitting .171 with two homers and three RBIs in 12 games this season.

Tags: Southern Methodist University, Wilmer Flores
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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

Yoenis Cespedes 

He has not played since exiting Thursday's game with a hamstring issue. He was on deck to pinch hit Sunday night, but did not get in to the game. Terry Collins said he's hopeful Cespedes will return to the lineup on Tuesday. If he again doesn't play, the Mets will have the option of back-dating a potential 10-day stint on the disabled list.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Lucas Duda, Sean Gilmartin, TJ Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes (Adam Hunger/USA Today Sports Images)

The New York Mets are targeting a Tuesday return for outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, manager Terry Collins told reporters before Sunday's game against the Washington Nationals.

Cespedes, who is not in Sunday's lineup and missed games on Friday and Saturday due to a hamstring injury, took indoor batting practice and is available to pinch hit, according to Collins.

Collins said Cespedes told him he felt "a lot better" on Sunday since leaving Thursday's game in the fifth inning, but added he wanted to be cautious after Cespedes came back too early from a quadriceps injury last August and missed 14 games.

Tags: Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports
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Apr 22, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera (13) singles to center allowing a runner to score during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. Washington Nationals won 3-1. Mandatory Credit: Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports (Anthony Gruppuso)

An injury-plagued Mets offense continued to struggle in Saturday's 3-1 loss to the Nationals, stringing together just two hits on the day.

The Mets were held hitless until Juan Lagares' single in the sixth inning, which set up Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI single to put the Mets on the board. Cabrera's hit was the second and final one of the game for the Mets, who have dropped three straight and seven of their last eight after a five-game winning streak.

The Mets have only been able to score more than four runs one time in their last eight games, during which several players have been sidelined.

The Mets played without Yoenis CespedesWilmer FloresLucas Duda, and for the most part, Travis d'Arnaud. Cespedes missed a second straight game after departing Thursday's game with a hamstring injury, while Flores and Duda were both placed on the disabled list. D'Arnaud, dealing with a sore wrist, was not in the lineup on Saturday but pinch hit in the ninth.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Aug 26, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) watches a ball he hit go into the stand for a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Aug 26, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Wilmer Flores (4) watches a ball he hit go into the stand for a grand slam in the fourth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets have placed Wilmer Flores (knee infection) and Lucas Duda (hyperextended elbow) to the 10-day disabled list, the team announced Friday.

Flores, who spent Wednesday night in the hospital, will remain in the hospital throughout the weekend to receive IV fluids.

T.J. Rivera, who is in Friday night's lineup at third base, and Sean Gilmartin have been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Tags: Lucas Duda, Sean Gilmartin, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) follows through on a three run double against the Atlanta Braves during the the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Lucas Duda (21) follows through on a three run double against the Atlanta Braves during the the seventh inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda, who hyperextended his left elbow during Wednesday night's game has been sent for tests and is unavailable for Thursday night's game, manager Terry Collins said.

Duda exited Wednesday's game after a first base collision with Cesar Hernandez in the fifth inning. 

Hernandez ran into Duda's arm as the first baseman reached for an errant throw by Robert Gsellman after he fielded a slow ground ball off the mound. 

Tags: Lucas Duda, Wilmer Flores
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d'Arnaud's homer in the 16th 00:00:46
Travis d'Arnaud hits a solo home run in the top of the 16th inning to give the Mets the lead and, soon after, the win.

The Mets offense overcame a shaky start from Robert Gsellman to score nine runs off Marlins pitching in Thursday's extra-inning win in Miami.

Travis d'Arnaud had three hits and three RBI; Yoenis Cespedes and Wilmer Flores both homered, with Cespedes going deep twice; Jay Bruce had three hits; and Michael Conforto had a pinch-hit RBI double to tie the game in the eighth inning.

Tags: Jose Reyes, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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 (Bill Streicher)
(Bill Streicher)

The Mets open a four-game series against the Marlins in Miami on Thursday night at 7:10.

Here are five things to know...

  1. Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes are tied for the National League lead in home runs with four each.
  2. The Mets hit 10 home runs during their just-completed three-game series against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. It was the second time in franchise history that they hit 10 or more home runs in a three-game series, with the other time coming last season in Philadelphia (12 homers from April 18-20)...
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, Jay Bruce, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes
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Apr 6, 2017; Wilmer Flores (4) celebrates with Addison Reed (43) after defeating the Braves Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 6, 2017; Wilmer Flores (4) celebrates with Addison Reed (43) after defeating the Braves Credit: Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

Wilmer Flores started at first base and hit in the clean-up spot Thursday night, most likely because a left-handed pitcher was on the mound for the Braves.

Last season, Flores hit an elite .340 with 11 home runs in 107 plate appearances against lefties.

Similarly, Thursday night against lefty Jaime Garcia, he hit a two-run home run.

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Cadillac Post Game Extra 00:04:06
Gary Cohen, Ron Darling and Keith Hernandez break down the Mets' 6-2 win over the Braves.

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

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

1) Harvey enjoyed a successful return to the mound in his first start since undergoing surgery last July. He allowed a pair of solo homers to Matt Kemp but just one other hit in 6 2/3 innings. He didn't walk a batter and struck out four.  

2) Flores' homer to left gave the Mets a 4-1 lead.

Tags: Matt Harvey, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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 (Jasen Vinlove)
(Jasen Vinlove)

Matt Harvey allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings while reaching 96 MPH with his fastball as the Mets lost the Tigers, 5-1, on Monday afternoon in Lakeland, FL.

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

Three things you should know about today's game...

1) Harvey allowed seven hits, struck out four, and walked none during his start. His fastball sat between 92 and 94 MPH for the first few innings before reaching 96 MPH in the third inning.

2) RH reliever Fernando Salas, who had been dealing with a visa issue, allowed one hit and struck out one in 0.2 innings during what was his Grapefruit League debut.

Tags: Matt Harvey, Wilmer Flores
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Mar 1, 2017; Flores (4) chats with fans before a game at Roger Dean Stadium. Credit: Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 1, 2017; Flores (4) chats with fans before a game at Roger Dean Stadium. Credit: Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores told reporters this past weekend that he's dissatisfied with being a bench player, but will do whatever is asked of him by Terry Collins to help the team win.

"It's going to be hard if you don't play for three days and then have to go out there and do your thing," Flores said, when asked about his likely role in 2017. "I know I can play in the big leagues. I know I can play every day, but it's not my choice when it comes to making the lineup."

Terry Collins said Friday that Flores will get time playing all four infield positions this season, plus see consistent at-bats against left-handed starting pitchers.

"You don't have to like it, but you have to accept it and be ready to play," Collins concluded.

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Collins on Michael Conforto 00:01:38
Terry Collins discusses another strong performance from Michael Conforto during the Mets' loss to the Cardinals on Wednesday.

The Mets lost to the Cardinals, 6-1, on Wednesday afternoon in Jupiter.


  • OF Michael Conforto went 2-for-3 and is hitting .538 this spring.
  • OF Juan Lagares went 1-for-3 and threw a runner out at the plate from center field.
  • SS prospect Amed Rosario went 2-for-3...
Tags: Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Robert Gsellman, Sean Gilmartin, Wilmer Flores
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Post Game Extra: 2/27/17 00:01:39
Gary Cohen and Ron Darling discuss the Mets' 5-2 loss to the Houston Astros.

The Mets lost to the Astros, 5-2, on Monday afternoon in Port St. Lucie.


  • Asdrubal Cabrera led off the game for the Mets with an opposite field home run to left field.
  • David Wright served as the designated hitter and went 1-for-2.
  • Jeurys Familia allowed three hits and one run in one inning of work in what was his first game action of Spring Training.
  • Wilmer Flores hit a solo homer in the seventh inning...
Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Hansel Robles, Jeurys Familia, Rafael Montero, Wilmer Flores
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 (Steve Mitchell)
(Steve Mitchell)

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

  • The Mets will send outfielders Juan Lagares and Michael Conforto, infielder Wilmer Flores, and catcher Travis d'Arnaud to their Grapefruit League opener against the Red Sox on Friday. 
  • The hope is that David Wright will serve as designated hitter on Saturday.
Tags: David Wright, Josh Edgin, Juan Lagares, Michael Conforto, Neil Walker, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores
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Mar 10, 2016; Port St. Lucie, FL: Flores (4) blows a bubble during a spring training game. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 10, 2016; Port St. Lucie, FL: Flores (4) blows a bubble during a spring training game. Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Mets SS Wilmer Flores said he did not enjoy the salary arbitration process of arguing for more money than was being offered to him by the Mets, he told NJ.com's Brendan Kuty.

Earlier this month, it was determined through arbitration that Flores will earn the $2.2 million he was seeking, as opposed to the $1.8 million being offered by the Mets, FanRag's Jon Heyman reported.

"It was tough, but we felt confident about it and we won," Flores told Kuty. "It's something that my team (of advisors) and I discussed and we had a good feeling about it and we went for it and we got it."

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Alderson reacts to Mets videos 00:05:59
Mets GM Sandy Alderson watches videos of infamous Mets moments from the last few seasons.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson reacted to videos of infamous Mets moments from the last few seasons during his appearance on Baseball Night in New York on Tuesday night. 

Later, Sandy answered fan questions, including how much longer he want to be the GM and how difficult it is to stay patient in a market like New York...

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Aug 28, 2016; Flores (4) singles against the Phillies at Citi Field. Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 28, 2016; Flores (4) singles against the Phillies at Citi Field. Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets super-utility infielder Wilmer Flores won his arbitration case against the Mets and he will be paid $2.2 million for the 2017 season, more than the $1.8 million the Mets offered, according to FanRag's Jon Heyman.

He was the first Mets player since Oliver Perez in 2008 to go to arbitration.

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Collins (left) with Jose Reyes in the dugout at Chase Field. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Collins (left) with Jose Reyes in the dugout at Chase Field. Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

In an effort to keep his team healthy and strong in 2017, Terry Collins told WLIE 540 AM that he plans to take a book out of Joe Maddon's 2016 playbook with the World Champion Cubs...

"The one thing we learned last year is that we've got to keep our guys healthy and one way to keep them healthy is to get them rest," Collins explained. "So, we're going to mix and match as best we can and give guys one, maybe two days a week off to keep them healthy."

Tags: Jose Reyes, Wilmer Flores
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Jul 7, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) watches his three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 7, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) watches his three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Wilmer Flores and the Mets did not agree to a deal before Friday's arbitration deadline and the two sides will go to a hearing to determine his 2017 salary, the team announced.

Flores has filed at $2.2 million, while the Mets have offered $1.8 million, reports Jon Heyman of FanRag Sports.

The Mets changed their stance this offseason in regard to arbitration-eligilble players, and GM Sandy Alderson said Thursday that he had no issue going to a hearing to determine a new contract if an agreement could not be reached by the Jan. 13 deadline.

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New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores takes a curtain call after hitting a three-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores takes a curtain call after hitting a three-run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. (Brad Penner/USA Today Sports Images)

The bullpen and starting pitching will be the key to success in 2017 for the Mets, infielder Wilmer Flores told SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio early Friday.

"When we got to the World Series in 2015, it's no secret that our pitching took us to the World Series," he told the hosts at 7:30 AM on route to his morning workout. "We're built on pitching and it's going to be healthy. ... So, it's going to be an interesting year."

Flores said he's proud of how the team fought through injuries to get to the Wild Card game in 2016. However, this season, he expects them to get back to the Fall Classic.

Tags: Wilmer Flores, Matthew Cerrone
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Aug 28, 2016; Flores (4) singles against the Phillies at Citi Field. Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 28, 2016; Flores (4) singles against the Phillies at Citi Field. Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores's favorite position to play is second base, he told SiriusXM's MLB Network Radio early Friday morning.

"I enjoyed playing first base too last season, it was a lot of fun," he added. "But, I'll do the job wherever they put me."

In 2016, Flores played 51 games at third base, 27 games at first base, 18 games at second base, and eight games at first base, while hitting .267 with 30 extra base hits and 49 RBI in just 307 at-bats.

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Wilmer Flores (4) takes a curtain call after hitting a three-run homer against Washington last July. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)
Wilmer Flores (4) takes a curtain call after hitting a three-run homer against Washington last July. (Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores, Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez, and Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz and will receive the Thurman Munson award.

The trio will be honored at the 37th annual Munson dinner on Feb. 7 in New York.

The former Yankees captain died in a plane crash in 1979 while practicing takeoffs and landings at an airport close to his home near Canton, Ohio.

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Mets infielder Jose Reyes and Cubs super-utility player Ben Zobrist (Credit: USA today Images)
Mets infielder Jose Reyes and Cubs super-utility player Ben Zobrist (Credit: USA today Images)

Last season, Cubs super-utility man Ben Zobrist played 20 games at all three outfield positions, he started more than 100 times at second base, hit from seven different spots in the batting order, played first base and shortstop and picked up four at-bats as a pinch hitter.

In total, Zobrist played 147 games for the Cubs in 2016, stepped to the plate 630 times, hit .272 with 18 home runs and ended a 4.0 WAR player, according to FanGraphs.com.

"There have really been only two Ben Zobrists in the past 50 years and one of them is Ben Zobrist," David Schoenfield wrote in a Dec. 28 post for ESPN.com.

According to Schoenfield, Wilmer Flores is the best young candidate on the Mets to be groomed in to their version of Zobrist, i.e., a guy that can play multiple infield and outfield positions, while hitting well-enough to be a full-time player.

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Steve Gelbs goes 1-on-1 with Jose Reyes to talk about how happy he is to have returned to the Mets this past season.

 

Jose Reyes should take note of how Joe Maddon used Ben Zorbist in 2016, because it's very much how Terry Collins will be using him next season...

Mets GM Sandy Alderson reportedly pushed hard for Zobrist last winter. However, Zobrist turned down more money from the Mets to sign with the Cubs, with whom he played 20 games at all three outfield positions last season, started more than 100 times at second base, hit from seven different spots in the batting order, played some first base and shortstop and picked up four at-bats as a pinch hitter.

Tags: Jose Reyes, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores, Matthew Cerrone
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Mets infielder Wilmer Flores phones into Hot Stove to reflect on last season, his recovery from wrist surgery and his role in the lineup.
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Mets Hot Stove talks about how David Wright factors into the team's future plans.

The Mets need to be realistic about what to expect from David Wright in 2017, GM Sandy Alderson said Wednesday night.

"I think that we're very hopeful he's gonna be able to come back and be productive," Alderson said during an interview on WOR 710. "I think we have to be realistic about how many games we can expect him to perform."

Wright, who turns 34 in December and hasn't yet resumed baseball activity, had season-ending neck surgery in June after playing just 37 games.

Tags: Asdrubal Cabrera, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores
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(Richard Mackson)

The Dodgers are open to trading IF/OF Howie Kendrickreports Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports

Rosenthal notes that the Phillies have interest in Kendrick and says it isn't clear whether a deal is close.

Kendrick, 33, hit .255 with a .326 OBP and .366 SLG with eight HR and 40 RBI in 146 games, while getting starts at second base, third base, first base, and left field.

Tags: Jose Reyes, Neil Walker, TJ Rivera, Wilmer Flores
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The Mets haven't really commented on what their payroll will look like next seaosn. But, the way I see it, they can probably add roughly $50 million to their payroll next season, which - right now - is projected to open around $105 million when you factor in raises and players under contract.

I explained my reasoning here earlier this week, which is more or less the same conclusion reached Thursday by ESPN.com's Adam Rubin...

That $105 million does not include Yoenis Cespedes, Bartolo Colon or Neil Walker.

Tags: Addison Reed, Asdrubal Cabrera, Bartolo Colon, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jacob deGrom, Jay Bruce, Jeurys Familia, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda, Matt Harvey, Neil Walker, Rene Rivera, Travis d'Arnaud, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Neil Walker greets Yoenis Cespedes at the dugout after a two run home run against Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field.  (Noah K. Murray - USA Today)
Neil Walker greets Yoenis Cespedes at the dugout after a two run home run against Philadelphia Phillies at Citi Field. (Noah K. Murray - USA Today)

MLB announced that the qualifying offer will be $17.2 million this offseason.

Teams have until five days after the World Series ends to extend the offer to players that qualify.

The Mets will need to decide whether to make the one-year, $17.2 million offer to Neil Walker, as well as Yoenis Cespedes (if he opts out of his contract within his three-day window after the World Series).

Tags: Jay Bruce, Lucas Duda, Neil Walker, Wilmer Flores, Yoenis Cespedes, Matthew Cerrone
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Jul 7, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) watches his three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Jul 7, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores (4) watches his three run home run against the Washington Nationals during the fifth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

Wilmer Flores had surgery Thursday to remove part of the hamate bone on his left right hand.

"Thank God everything went well," Flores later wrote on Instagram.

Mets GM Sandy Alderson said Wednesday at Citi Field that the surgery is considered minor and Flores is expected to be ready for spring training.

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This past weekend, the Mets won two of three from the Phillies and clinched a spot in the Wild Card game, which they will host at Citi Field on Wednesday against the Giants at 8 p.m. ET on FOX.



To read Matthew Cerrone's postgame reaction to Saturday's win and the team clinching a spot in the wild card game, click here!

To see photos, videos and clips from social media of the Mets' celebration, click here!

To get postgame quotes from players and coaches after Saturday's game, click here!


Noah Syndergaard was tabbed as the Mets' starting pitcher in the wild card game. He will face the Giants' Madison Bumgarner on Wednesday night >> Read more

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Noah Syndergaard allowed one run in six innings and the Mets' bats erupted as they beat the Marlins, 12-1, Tuesday night in Miami >> Read more

The Cardinals and Giants both won, meaning the Mets remain one loss up on the Giants and Cardinals for both Wild Card spots in the National League...


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The Mets won two of three games from the Phillies over the weekend at Citi Field, including a 17-0 victory on Sunday, which was their last regular season home game of the season >> Read more

The Giant and Cardinals both lost on Sunday. With six games left in the season, the Mets are now one game ahead of the Giants for the first Wild Card spot and 1.5 games up on the Cardinals...


Tags: Bartolo Colon, Noah Syndergaard, Steven Matz, Wilmer Flores
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The bullpen blew a 3-0 lead and Ender Inciarte robbed Yoenis Cespedes of a would-be, game-winning home run, as the Mets lost to the Braves, 4-3, on Wednesday night >> Read more

The Cardinals lost and Giants also lost, meaning there's still a three-way tie for two Wild Card spots..


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Wilmer Flores (4) reacts after he slides into home base while tagged by A.J. Pierzynski (15). Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports
Wilmer Flores (4) reacts after he slides into home base while tagged by A.J. Pierzynski (15). Mandatory Credit: Shanna Lockwood-USA TODAY Sports

Mets manager has a high level of concern over Wilmer Flores' injured left wrist, he told reporters Wednesday. 

Latest update (Sept. 21)

Collins said that Flores is still unable to swing a bat after getting two cortisone injections for his wrist. The team believed Flores would be able to start Thursday against LHP Adam Morgan, but Collins said that will not happen. 

"The level of concern is DEFCON 4," Collins said to reporters. "It's been 10 days and he hasn't been able to swing. I'm very concerned."

Previous reports

Wilmer Flores received a cortisone shot in his left wrist and could return to action in a couple of days. He has been out since a collision at home plate on Sept. 10.

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