Jeurys Familia is the First to 50 Saves in 2016

New York Mets closer, Jeurys Familia became the first Dominican-Born pitcher to reach 50 saves in a season with the Mets’ 5-2 victory over the Miami Marlins. Save number 50 put Familia in a special class, as only 12 other closers have reached the season mark that Familia had on Wednesday night. No other closer has yet to reach that mark in 2016 “For me it’s something very...
Via Mets Merized Online
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Lucas Duda kept out of Mets lineup with back stiffness

James Loney played first in Duda's absence Wednesday. MIAMI -- First baseman Lucas Duda did not start the Mets' 5-2 win over the Miami Marlins on Wednesday due to back stiffness. Duda had originally been included in the Mets' starting lineup for the series finale, but manager Terry Collins said they decided to rest him when he arrived to the...
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Colon, not Syndergaard, could start in wild card in this scenario

MIAMI — In an effort to protect themselves should Noah Syndergaard not be available for a potential wild-card game, the Mets may give Bartolo Colon the ball on short rest Friday in Philadelphia. Syndergaard would pitch Sunday if the Mets need to win, according to manager Terry Collins. Otherwise, the righty would throw an abbreviated...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

Mets navigate difficult start to week but challenges remain

MIAMI — This was a week designed to be ground through, withstood. It was right that in the end it was Dee Gordon with the bat in his hand, and Dee Gordon who would accept a line of handshakes and hugs on his way back to the dugout after grounding out, first by home-plate umpire...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/28/16 - Lugo and Bruce spearhead Mets win

Rookie starter Seth Lugo allowed just two runs, Jay Bruce belted a two-run homer and Jeurys Familia got his 50th save in a 5-2 Mets win.
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Loney and Bruce Homer As Mets Leave Miami With 5-2 Win

The New York Mets (85-74) defeated the Miami Marlins (78-80)  by a score of 5-2 Wednesday. The Mets’ magic number is now 3, so any combination of Mets wins or Cardinals losses totaling 3 will secure a Wild Card spot for the Amazins. Offense: After the Marlins put up a 2-spot in the bottom of the first, the Mets responded in the top of the second. T.J. Rivera continued his hot...
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9 hours ago

Jay Bruce gives peek at breakout as playoffs come into focus

MIAMI — Jay Bruce was riding low in August and most of September, but suddenly has become a presence in this blistering Mets lineup. As far as the Mets are concerned, all will be forgiven if the former Reds outfielder can stay hot through this weekend and help propel an October run. Wednesday night, Bruce...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Gut Reaction: Mets 5, Marlins 2 (9/28/16)

The Mets defeated the Marlins 5-2 in Miami tonight, taking the rubber game of the series. Seth Lugo got the start in this one, and he was very Lugo-like again. He gave up two runs on five hits with three walks and two strikeouts. He worked in and out of trouble all night, living up to his .163 BA against with RISP heading into the game. In the heat of the Wild Card race, Terry Collins...
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WC hopeful Mets open final series vs. Phillies

A single series is all that remains between the Mets and their second straight postseason, despite the myriad of postseason possibilities that still exist for them.
10 hours ago

Loney, Bruce homer as Mets stay atop WC

Days shy of October, Mets manager Terry Collins' head is swimming with the possibilities of postseason play. There are tiebreakers to consider, play-in games and National League Wild Card scenarios running every which way. There are thoughts of pitchers on short and extra rest, tune-up starts and must-win games. There are planes, trains and buses, ready to whisk the Mets in umpteen...
10 hours ago

Duda Was Scratched Due To Soreness

First baseman Lucas Duda was a late scratch from Wednesday’s lineup due to soreness, according to a report by Marc Carig of Newsday. He was replaced at first base by James Loney. Duda, 30, missed four months of the season with a stress fracture in his back and has been eased back slowly since rejoining the team. He had a bases clearing double on Tuesday and has gone 5-for-15...
Via Mets Merized Online
10 hours ago

Mets' Bartolo Colon pitching through foot injury, report says

Colon is reportedly dealing with a tendon issue in his foot. Bartolo Colon hasn't been immune from the wave of injuries that has engulfed the Mets' starting rotation this season.  The 43-year-old right-hander is dealing with a tendon issue in his foot, according to a report from Mike Puma of the New York Post. Manager Terry Collins told the...
17 hours ago

Newspaper runs insensitive headline following Mets win

There are editors for a reason. Most papers also has specific headline writers for a reason. It’s all part of the process. A process that includes providing quality content and making sure all your I’s are dotted and T’s are crossed. Unfortunately, mistakes are sometimes made. The idea of formulating a sexy headline also plays a role in this often. Whatever the reason, the...
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Watch Tim Tebow homer on his first swing as a professional baseball player

Say what you want about Tim Tebow's pursuit of a career in baseball, but the man's career could not have gotten off to a hotter start than it did on Wednesday.In his first instructional league game with the New York Mets, the 29-year-old Tebow swung at the first pitch he saw ... and he went deep. Check out the dinger below and watch the crowd go nuts! (But not really.)It's a dream...
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19 hours ago

Mets surprised by Lucas Duda's productivity after long layoff

Duda is hitting .417 (5-for-12) with two doubles, four RBI and four walks over his last four games. MIAMI -- The Mets weren't sure what they'd be getting from first baseman Lucas Duda when he rejoined the club on Sept. 18 after missing most of the season with a stress fracture of the lower back.  Duda hadn't faced major-league pitching in...
23 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/27/16 - Mets offense breaks out in rout of Marlins

The Mets pounded out 19 hits, including homers from Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes as they routed the Marlins, 12-1, on Tuesday night.
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Mets' Matz to have elbow surgery and miss rest of season

MIAMI (AP) New York Mets left-hander Steven Matz will undergo surgery next week to remove bone spurs in his pitching elbow and will miss the rest of the season. Matz, who has not pitched since Aug. 14, is expected to be ready for spring training. The news Tuesday before the Mets' game at Miami was the latest blow for a team riddled this year by injuries but still in contention...
Via Associated Press
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Gordon: Mets 'first class' over handling of Fernandez tribute

The New York Mets were put in a tough position Monday by being the first team the Miami Marlins had to face after the tragic death of Jose Fernandez over the weekend. But Dee Gordon praised the Mets for how classy they handled themselves as the Marlins paid tribute to their fallen teammate, who tragically died along with two other men in a boating accident early Sunday morning...
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After tragedy, the Marlins honor Jose Fernandez in a pitch-perfect way

How on earth do you play a game after something like that happens?How do you keep it together?How do you hit a baseball, throw a baseball or catch a baseball when emotions are that raw and the pain that deep?You do it the way the Miami Marlins did it Monday night.Giancarlo Stanton keeps waiting for the big reveal — the moment where Jose Fernandez, his friend and teammate, walks...
Via FOX Sports
2 days ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 09/26/16 - Mets lose to Marlins on emotional night in Miami

On an emotional night in Miami following the death of star pitcher Jose Fernandez, the Marlins defeated the Mets, 7-3.
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Marlins’ Dee Gordon emotional after lead-off HR

The Miami Marlins are playing the New York Mets on Monday with Jose Fernandez on everyone’s mind. So, when Dee Gordon — a friend of Fernandez who was visibly overtaken with grief on Sunday — led off Monday’s game with a home run, it felt right. Understandably, Gordon’s return to the Miami dugout was quite emotional. Marlins dugout after Dee Gordon's HR. Surreal. pic...
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Cabrera, Reyes help Mets rout Phils 17-0 in home finale

NEW YORK (AP) Asdrubal Cabrera hit a grand slam, Jose Reyes drove in four runs and the New York Mets overwhelmed the Phillies 17-0 Sunday in the largest shutout victory in team history to maintain the NL wild-card lead. On an afternoon when batters circled the bases like the cartoon Gashouse Gorillas, the Mets romped in their final regular-season game at Citi Field. Reyes batted...
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Syndergaard throws, Matz gets clean MRI as Mets try to mend

NEW YORK (AP) Lengthy medical updates have become a part of Mets manager Terry Collins' daily routine. Not exactly what New York needs during its final push for a return to the postseason, but that's the reality facing the reigning NL champions. Rather than making his scheduled start Saturday against the Philadelphia Phillies, ace Noah Syndergaard was scheduled to throw a bullpen...
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Five sports stadiums that should be renamed

What’s in a stadium name? For the past two decades, usually millions of sponsorship dollars, self-created nicknames no one uses and some hubris when a shady company goes belly-up in the name of fraud. The wide majority of major league sports venues are named after corporations big and small, with a good chunk of them having to be renamed over the years because of company mergers...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Asdrubal Cabrera delivers huge bat flip after walk-off HR

Asdrubal Cabrera delivered a walk-off home run in the 11th to give the New York Mets a 9-8 win over the Philadelphia Phillies on Thursday night, and he may have topped his performance at the plate with the amazing bat flip he delivered. Take a look at this flip, which traveled almost halfway to first base: Think Asdrúbal knew it was gone? His #walkoff HR gives @Mets .5 game...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

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