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Can Mets’ Offense Live By Home Runs Alone

After a weekend sweep of the Brewers and a series win against the rival Nationals, it looks safe to say that things are getting back to normal in Metsville. However, last week’s losing skid brings the elephant in the room front and center. The Mets cannot continue to rely on the home run to win ballgames. As it stands today, the Mets have hit 66 home runs to date, good enough...
Via Mets Merized Online
16 minutes ago

AXE signs Mets’ pitchers Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom to joint deal

According to a statement released by the company on Thursday, AXE Hair has signed New York Mets’ starting pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom to a joint endorsement deal.  While both are widely regarded for their respective abilities from atop the mound, the tandem of young right-handers have become equally well known for their long locks. Axe Hair has announced it has...
Via Today's Knuckleball
58 minutes ago

Curtis Granderson, Bryce Harper and mental days off

Curtis Granderson and Bryce Harper are the starting right fielders for the top two teams in the National League East. After that, it becomes a lot harder to compare them. Harper seemingly gets better all of the time and is a youngster who’s in the conversation for best player in the game. Granderson is on the downward slope and while he’s had a career that 95% of the people...
Via Mets360.com
1 hour ago

Flores Hitless In Third Rehab Game, Expected To Be Activated On Friday

Wilmer Flores played his third rehab game with Double-A Binghamton on Thursday, going 0-for-3 with a walk. He collected two hits in 11 at-bats in his three games played. After playing the first two games at first base, Flores started at second base this afternoon. It’s expected that Flores will be activated from the DL on Friday. He told beat reporter Lynn Worthy that he is ready...
Via Mets Merized Online
2 hours ago

3 Up 3 Down: Wright, Matz, Colon Fuel Series Win In DC

3 Up 1. David Wright Whenever you have the opportunity to take the first game of a series on the road against a division rival, it’s important you take that opportunity. After the Mets got down in an early hole in the series opener, it was the Captain who connected on a three-run home run that gave the Mets a 3-1 lead that they never relinquished. It was his fifth home run of...
Via Mets Merized Online
3 hours ago

Wright: Harvey needs to show accountability, speak to media

Matt Harvey had another rough start on Tuesday night, and the New York Mets pitcher quickly gathered his belongings after his team’s 7-4 loss and left the clubhouse before the media had a chance to speak with him. Some of his teammates are not supporting the decision to snub reporters. After New York’s 2-1 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, Mets captain David Wright...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Mookie Wilson looks back to the 1986 New York Mets

Ahead of the 1986 New York Mets 30th Anniversary weekend, Mookie Wilson was at Foley's in NYC signing copies of the book "Kings of Queens" and talked about the 1986 World Champions.
Via SNY
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Even-steven: Mets, Nats expect long battle

The Mets rode a dominant outing from left-hander Steven Matz to a 2-0 victory Wednesday afternoon to take two out of three games from the Nationals at Nationals Park. They leave Washington a half-game behind the Nats for first place in the National League East and with a measure of revenge after Washington came to New York last week and won two out of three games at Citi Field.
Via Mets.com
21 hours ago

Familia sets Mets' mark with nailbiting save

Jeurys Familia has spent his past year building a resume as one of the best closers in Mets history. When he escaped a two-on, no-outs jam Wednesday to seal a 2-0 win over the Nationals, Familia set a franchise record with his 32nd consecutive regular-season save conversion dating back to last season, passing Billy Wagner's 31 straight from 2006-07.
Via Mets.com
22 hours ago

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra: Mets beat Nats

Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals.
Via SNY
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reynolds records first career hit as late sub

Mets infielder Matt Reynolds collected his first career hit in the fifth inning of Wednesday's series finale against the Nationals, lining a single to right field.
Via Mets.com
1 day ago

Mets refusing to skip Harvey despite another poor start

The Mets will continue to throw Matt Harvey to the wolves despite another poor outing. After allowing five runs in five innings Tuesday against Washington, Harvey saw his ERA balloon to 6.08, and Mets manager Terry Collins initially admitted that removing Harvey from the rotation, at least temporarily, was something the team would have to consider. “Right now we’ve got to think...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets fans invade Nationals Park to support Matt Harvey

One thing Mets fans have never lacked is commitment to their team, even when they struggled in past years. And with Matt Harvey struggling on the mound, while the rest of the pitching staff continues to shut down hitters,  it seems fans are committed to helping him get back on track. Harvey is set to face off against Stephen Strasburg on Tuesday night, and the biggest Mets fan...
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Possible First Base Options for the Mets

The New York Mets now have a hole in their lineup, as first baseman Lucas Duda was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a stress fracture in his lower back. At this point, it is unclear how long Duda will be sidelined with the injury, but with a lack of internal options, the Mets might be forced to try to find someone to fill the gap elsewhere to fill the void until Duda is able...
Via Baseball Essential
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: first base help on the way

The New York Mets recently placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list after discovering that his lingering back pain was caused by a stress fracture. This injury will keep Duda out in the long term and he’s expected to be out for at least 4-6 weeks if not longer. So the Mets have a real problem with filling his spot in the lineup and in the field. The team has been playing...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard Is an Elite Contact Pitcher, Too

One of the first things taught in any newswriting class is how to craft a compelling lede. You learn about the inverted pyramid, writing concisely, and the importance of employing strong verbs. No professor of mine ever said anything about .gifs, but hey, what’s more compelling than watching Noah Syndergaard pitch? If that doesn’t grab and hold your interest, you’re probably...
Via Fangraphs
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Harvey won’t skip start during struggles, proclaims “I’m not a quitter”

Matt Harvey has struggled mightily this season. Once the top option amongst the best starting five in baseball, the Mets starter is mired in arguably the worst stretch of his career. Harvey is 3-6 and his ERA has ballooned to 5.77 after he allowed nine runs in 2 2/3 innings in the worst start of his career last time he took the mound. With their star struggling, the Mets front...
Via The Comeback
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bartolo Colon told Nats catcher he wouldn’t swing during at-bats

Bartolo Colon halted a personal two-game losing streak on Monday night, going seven innings and allowing one run on five hits while walking two and striking out two in the New York Mets’ 7-1 victory over the Washington Nationals. The stellar pitching performance came one day ahead of Colon celebrating his 43rd birthday on Tuesday, and Father Time has been making his presence...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Nimmo on Fire, Ynoa Loses First Decision

After a successful eight-game road trip during which the Las Vegas 51s (24-19) went 6-2, they returned home to Cashman Field in first place in their division. They sent Gabriel Ynoa to the mound, who at 5-0 has been the ace of the staff this season. But Ynoa struggled early, giving up two first inning runs on a lead off single by Jed Lowrie and then a one-out home run by Renato...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Lucas Duda out 'at least 4-6 weeks' with stress fracture

The New York Mets will be without their first baseman for a while. Marc Carig of Newsday is reporting that Lucas Duda has a stress fracture in his back. Duda: stress fracture in his lower back — Marc Carig (@MarcCarig) May 23, 2016 ESPN’s Adam Rubin quoted manager Terry Collins, saying that the injury will keep Duda out for at least 4-6 weeks, while Anthony DiComo of MLB...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Who is the Mets Ty Kelly?

Some signings make front page news. Others won’t even make the footnotes. When the Mets signed Ty Kelly on November 13, 2015, no alarms sounded. Quietly, though, Kelly has turned himself into one of the top hitters in the Mets’ minor league system. Kelly’s .391 batting average leads all qualified hitters in affiliated baseball, and his .478 on base percentage is first among...
Via MetsMinor.net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors Player of the Week Award

  We continue our series of Player of the Week with some familiar names, (though Dilson Herrera didn’t hit another half dozen homers this week). Our Pitcher of the Week last week went on to win the award for the PCL. Vegas 51s are the only team over .500 and find themselves in first place in the PCL South. Offensive Player of the Week: T.J. Rivera – Las Vegas 51s All he...
Via MetsMinor.net
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Noah Syndergaard is the Ace of the New York Mets

In Major League Baseball, the term “ace” is frequently used to describe a teams number one pitcher. The only issue is every team has a number one starter in the rotation, but not every team has an “ace.” An ace is shutdown. An ace is a guy that can take the ball at any given time and dominate. An ace is Noah Syndergaard, and he is taking over as the face of the New York Mets...
Via The Sports Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss
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