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Paul Sewald provides some relief for the Mets

One of the problems the Mets have suffered this season is a bullpen that has thrown gasoline on the fire far too often. Recently the team relief corps collective ERA has been at, or near the bottom of the league rankings. One bright spot has been Paul Sewald, who has steadily improved since being recalled from Las Vegas. The right-handed Sewald was a 10th round June draft selection...
Via Mets360.com
12 minutes ago

Harvey Labors Through Five Innings To Earn Third Win

After Matt Harvey struck out the side in the first inning, his offense exploded for seven runs in the bottom of the first inning. With plenty of run support, Harvey tallied his third win of the season. He labored through five innings, allowing two earned runs on three hits while walking four and striking out six. He needed 103 pitches to get through his outing, only 60 of which were...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 minutes ago

Duda and Conforto Combine For Six Hits, Seven RBIs

The Mets were firing on all cylinders in their 9-3 win over the Padres last night, but the two guys with the most horsepower were first baseman Lucas Duda and left fielder Michael Conforto. The two combined to go 6-for-8 with two home runs, a double, seven RBIs, and three runs scored. Duda, who was batting seventh in the order, went 3-for-4 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored...
Via Mets Merized Online
1 hour ago

Ace? Dark Knight? Mets now seem fine with mediocre Matt Harvey

Matt Harvey was OK on Tuesday night vs. the Padres. The Mets seem pleased with mediocrity from the ex-ace. Matt Harvey was once one of the handful of best starting pitchers in baseball. Now--after multiple surgeries, inconsistency and off-the-field issues--both the Mets and Harvey seem OK with something better than bad from the ace once feared...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

A rundown on all the injured New York Mets’ players

For all the Mets fans who are interested in an update on their favorite players, here are the details for all nine Mets’ players currently on the disabled list. Asdrubal Cabrera Cabrera has not played since May 13 against the Brewers. Since then, he has been sidelined with a thumb injury. He was scheduled to make his first rehab start for Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday, but the...
Via isportsweb.com
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Recap: Matz and Lugo Get Pummeled In Rehab Starts

Round Rock Express (20-26) 14, Las Vegas 51s (19-27) 3 Box Score Amed Rosario SS: 2-for-4, Run Travis Taijeron RF: 2-for-3, Run, HR, 2 RBIs, K Victor Cruzado LF: 1-for-3, Run, HR, RBI Only six hits for the 51s tonight. They scored two runs in the ninth inning on a home run by Taijeron. Rosario had his eighth multi-hit game in eleven games and 24 multi-hit games this year. LHP...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

Jay Bruce tries to gut it out but exits with back ‘tightness’

Jay Bruce had a roller-coaster day dealing with back discomfort that culminated with his departure from Tuesday night’s game. The Mets outfielder was removed in the sixth inning of his team’s 9-3 victory over the Padres with “tightness” in the back and hoped he can return Wednesday. “It was kind of all day off-and-on and...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

Is this the game that leads to a Lucas Duda breakout?

To say Mets first baseman Lucas Duda has struggled since his return from the disabled list would be on par with saying the bridges and tunnels around New York get congested at rush hour. Entering the Mets’ 9-3 romp over the Padres on Tuesday at Citi Field, Duda was hitting .206 overall and a mere...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

Matt Harvey gets workmanlike win, thanks to Conforto show

Matt Harvey’s baby steps and Michael Conforto’s thunder were a perfect combination for the Mets on Tuesday. Ideally, the Mets would have watched Harvey dominate the National League’s worst offensive team, but the control issues that have dogged their former ace all season in his return from surgery for thoracic outlet syndrome were again prevalent....
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Conforto HR, single bookend Mets' 7-run 1st

Little has come easy for the Mets over the past two weeks. So it was a massive relief for the home dugout when the Mets lit up Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin for seven runs in the first inning Tuesday, recording eight hits to take an early 7-0 lead.
Via Mets.com
13 hours ago

Yo among Mets' sidelined stars near return

Slowly, the Mets are growing healthier, with some of their most significant missing pieces due back soon. Yoenis Cespedes is nearing the end of his running program in Port St. Lucie, Fla., and will advance to a Minor League rehab assignment "in the next couple days," according to manager Terry Collins.
Via Mets.com
14 hours ago

Mets injury updates: Latest on Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Steven Matz, etc.

Here's the latest on the Mets' walking wounded, including Yoenis Cespedes' rehab stint.
Via NJ.com
16 hours ago

Terry Collins explains why Mets demoted struggling Hansel Robles

The Mets sent down Hansel Robles in order to call up Josh Smoker. Terry Collins talked about why the move was made. NEW YORK -- Hansel Robles is headed for a long flight to Las Vegas. Prior to Tuesday's game with the San Diego Padres, the Mets made the move to send Robles (4-1, 6.23 ERA) down to Triple-A Las Vegas and recall right-hander Josh...
Via NJ.com
16 hours ago

Robles sent to Triple-A; Mets recall Smoker

The Mets optioned reliever Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday before their series opener against the Padres at Citi Field, while recalling left-hander Josh Smoker from Las Vegas. Smoker will be available for Tuesday's game.
Via Mets.com
17 hours ago

Who should start at catcher for the New York Mets?

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud continued his rehab assignment with Triple-A Vegas on Sunday, recording a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. With d’Arnaud expected to return from the disabled list in the coming weeks, the Mets will unexpectedly have to make a choice of who should take over the starting backstop duties. Rene Rivera, thrust into the starting lineup...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JR Sport Brief: What is David Wright's legacy?

In the latest installment of JR Sports Brief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the legacy of Mets third baseman David Wright.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow ends homerun drought with opposite field blast (Video)

Tim Tebow had been struggling mightily in recent weeks and was riding an 0-for-17 slump going into Sunday’s slate of games. In addition to that, he had completely lost all power at the plate, having not homered since April 9. Although he insisted that wasn’t weighing on him, there’s little doubt Tebow felt some relief after sending a 1-0 pitch to the oppose field and over the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Time for New York Mets season to turn around

After losing seven games in a row, the New York Mets were finally able to win some games against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend. After taking the first two games of the series, the pitching faltered not giving them any chance of completing a sweep. This has been the biggest difference between this year and past teams as the Mets have not been able to complete sweeps after winning...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Tebow finally blasts third HR of season

Well, it took a while, but he’s finally done it. Tim Tebow hit his first two home runs as a pro in his first week (and his first on his first at-bat) playing with the Columbia Fireflies, but it wasn’t until Sunday that he finally broke through with his third.Here’s the blast, in all its glory. Showing exceptional opposite-field power, Tebow torpedoed that ball well over the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins considered walking Trout with bases loaded

How good has Mike Trout been in his seventh MLB season and throughout his entire career? So good that at least one opposing manager has considered intentionally walking him with the bases loaded.The New York Mets held a 7-4 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning Saturday when Trout strolled to the plate. The bases were loaded, and Mets manager Terry Collins said after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks medical protocol changes

New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson discusses changes to the team's medical protocols in a press conference before the game against the Angels on Friday, as injuries continue to mount for the Mets.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan claims errant Tim Tebow throw hit him in the family jewels

Tim Tebow’s Minor League Baseball career may be drawing fans at record numbers, but at least one fan is second guessing his trip to see Tebow play.According to Kirsten Fleming of the New York Post, Doug Brustman — a New Jersey man — “brought his 13-year-old daughter to see her idol play.” And that trip may well mean that said daughter will not get any future brothers or...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Are the New York Mets babying Matt Harvey?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Dan Graca debate the effectiveness of the New York Mets handling of Matt Harvey.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes may not need rehab games

Yoenis Cespedes’ return to the Mets could be accelerated if it’s determined he doesn’t need any rehab games.Cespedes has been out with a hamstring injury and began a running program this week. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic about Cespedes’ return, saying the New York outfielder could return to the team next week.In an article about the team published on Thursday, MLB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Tebow doubling Minor League Baseball attendance by himself

Tim Tebow is a draw. We know this. He was a draw at Florida, for the Denver Broncos and at every subsequent NFL stop. People care about him.His career as a Minor League Baseball player has been no different. His draw has been compared to what Minor League teams experienced in 1994 with Michael Jordan (more on that here).But what do the actual numbers show?ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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