Mets News

  • Mets rout Phils with hit parade, five-run inning

    The Mets team that routed the Phillies at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon, 11-2, hardly resembled the one that scuffled for much of May and June. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda homered and the offense put together five runs in the seventh.

  • Collins expecting 'similar faces' after Deadline

    Count manager Terry Collins among those not anticipating sweeping changes before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Two days after general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "unlikely" to make any moves prior to the Deadline, Collins said he plans to continue focusing on "who we have and what we have" -- and nothing else.

  • Reliever Familia steps up in batter's box

    Jeurys Familia hasn't batted regularly since 2012, when he was a starter in the Minors, but when his turn was up in a five-run seventh inning during a 11-2 Mets win, he delivered his second hit of the season and his first career RBI.

  • Mets turn to Niese after off-day vs. Giants

    Jonathon Niese takes the mound for New York in the opener of a four-game home series on Friday against Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants.

  • Mets cooled off by Hamels in loss to Phillies

    Within a split second of the ball leaving Chase Utley's bat, it was clear this was not going to resemble the type of game the Mets have grown accustomed to playing in recent weeks. Utley's grand slam sped out of Citi Field on a line on Tuesday night, landing halfway up the second deck in right and sending Cole Hamels and the Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Mets.

  • Duda out of starting lineup vs. lefty Hamels

    If Lucas Duda -- who was out of Tuesday's lineup against Phillies lefty Cole Hamels -- wants to complete his transformation from middling prospect to everyday stalwart, he will need to prove he can hit left-handed pitching.

  • Mets give Flores start at shortstop vs. Phillies

    Wilmer Flores received another start at shortstop on Tuesday, his third in six games since the Mets recalled him from Triple-A Las Vegas. But that does not mean Flores is about to receive regular playing time over Ruben Tejada, who has also started three games since being hit in the head with a pitch last week.

  • Mets to help group's effort to restore landmark

    Salmaan Khan and Matthew Silva co-founded "People for the Pavilion," an advocacy group looking to preserve and develop the landmark New York State Pavilion, and the Mets thought highly enough of the group's endeavor to reach out and help.

  • Sandy says Mets 'unlikely' to make a deal

    Those dreaming of a blockbuster trade bringing superstar Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Flushing can keep dreaming for now. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on Monday called it "unlikely" that the club will complete any deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline -- Tulowitzki or otherwise.

  • Mets continue surge toward .500, rout Phillies

    These days, each win carries with it implications. The Mets are relevant again, or at least relatively relevant, sitting four games under .500 after Monday's 7-1 dismantling of the Phillies at Citi Field. They are demonstrating obvious growth on a daily basis. They are -- dare it be said -- thriving.

  • Cishek, deGrom win co-NL Players of Week

    A pair of young hurlers -- Mets rookie Jacob deGrom and Marlins closer Steve Cishek -- were named the co-National League Players of the Week on Monday after outstanding performances from the mound last week.

  • Lessons from military translate well into baseball

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has a lengthy resume filled with experiences that have helped shape his career as a baseball executive. Among them is his time spent in the military.

  • Colon escapes jam after Mets lose challenge

    Another day, another Mets challenge. New York manager Terry Collins asked umpires to review a call for the fifth game in a row on Monday, this time on a ruling that Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd was safe at second on Carlos Ruiz's infield single in the sixth inning. After a review of one minute and 51 seconds, the call on the field stood.

  • Dice-K feeling good with elbow improving

    Daisuke Matsuzaka seems to have avoided the worst. Matsuzaka's inflamed right elbow improved markedly from Sunday to Monday, generating hope that he can begin a throwing program by the end of this week. Though Matsuzaka will not return from the disabled list when eligible on Aug. 10, initial fears of a much longer DL stay appear unfounded.

  • MCU Park hosts Breakthrough Series

    The 2014 Breakthrough Series, a regional showcase co-hosted by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball in four locations around the country, including MCU Park -- home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets affiliate -- took place on Sunday and Monday. About 30 high school-aged athletes from the area, including many from the five boroughs, and Puerto Rico participated in the two-day slate of workouts and scrimmages in front of college recruiters and professional scouts.

  • Conforto set in outfield after transition in college

    The Mets' No. 4 prospect Michael Conforto settled in at his position as an outfielder after experiments at several spots while playing at Oregon State.

  • Sandy can't recall claim made by La Russa

    Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did not recall a claim that former A's manager Tony La Russa approached him about steroid use in the Oakland clubhouse in the 1980s and '90s.

  • Duda's homer powers deGrom, Mets

    Lucas Duda's hot streak continued Sunday afternoon in Milwaukee, as the first baseman's two-run home run in the sixth inning was enough to prop up another strong outing from rookie Jacob deGrom as the Mets blanked the Brewers, 2-0.