Mets News

  • Mets walk off on Granderson's sac fly in 14th

    After an intentional walk to Eric Young and a wild pitch by Gus Schlosser, Kirk Nieuwenhuis scored on a sac fly by Curtis Granderson to give the Mets an exciting 4-3 win over the Braves in the 14th inning on Sunday at Citi Field.

  • Collins loses challenge on J-Up's triple

    Mets manager Terry Collins challenged a play in the 10th inning of Sunday's game vs. the Braves, questioning whether a triple should actually be scored a ground-rule double.

  • Struggling Valverde re-assigned to setup role

    The first loss of Jose Valverde's season was the loss of his role. Valverde struggled in the first two weeks of the year as the Mets' closer, and manager Terry Collins announced Sunday that he was switching to veteran Kyle Farnsworth in save situations for the foreseeable future.

  • Cards' Lyons opposes Mets in first '14 start

    The Mets will swap out one postseason contender for another Monday. New York played host to the Braves over the weekend and will match up with the defending National League champion Cardinals over the next four days. St. Louis, trailing Milwaukee in the NL Central, comes in with a 7-5 mark in its past 12 games.

  • Granderson moved to two-spot in Mets' order

    It's just 65 at-bats, but they've been 65 highly visible at-bats. Curtis Granderson entered Sunday hitting .140 in his first 16 games as a Met, and most of those struggles have come as the team's cleanup hitter.

  • Farnsworth to take over Mets' closing duties

    Kyle Farnsworth has had an interesting road with the Mets this spring, and after Sunday's demotion of Jose Valverde, Farnsworth is ready to work the ninth inning.

  • Duda's drive, Mets' rally fall short vs. Braves

    Lucas Duda had a couple of chances to be a hero during the Mets' rally on Saturday night, but New York fell short in a 7-5 loss to the Braves.

  • Duda taking more prominent role in stride

    The job is his, but Lucas Duda prefers not to think of it that way. The Mets traded first baseman Ike Davis on Friday, opening the position up to Duda full time, but the veteran said Saturday that he doesn't think his situation will change much in the coming weeks and months.

  • Mets get good news from Colon, Mejia

    Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, set to start Saturday's game, has shaken off a back ailment, and Jenrry Mejia, slated for Monday, is recovering from a blister on the middle finger of his right hand.

  • Mets held to one hit by Braves pitchers

    Hours after trading Ike Davis, the Mets scratched out a single base hit, as Aaron Harang no-hit them for seven innings before David Wright singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning off reliever Luis Avilan. It wasn't nearly enough to rally the Mets to victory, and they lost Friday night's series opener, 6-0.

  • Davis' time as a Met ends with trade to Bucs

    The Mets on Friday announced the club has acquired right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder Ike Davis.

  • C. Young returns to Mets' lineup

    Following his recovery from an injured right quadriceps, Chris Young returned to the lineup on Friday, batting fifth and playing center field against the Braves.

  • Matsuzaka to back up injured starters

    Terry Collins announced plans to use recently promoted Daisuke Matsuzaka as injury insurance in case either of his hurting rotation members, Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia, is unable to take his scheduled turn.

  • Collins hoping for better fortunes at home

    Terry Collins is hopeful that his club can turn around its fortunes at Citi Field as they begin a 10-game homestand. "We've got to play better at home, which the last two years really kept us from being a team that was in the hunt," he said.

  • With hitting system, Mets aim to build winner

    What began as gentle prodding from staff members in Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's regime -- swing at strikes, not at balls -- has evolved into a system in which hitters are graded, judged, evaluated, acquired, traded, released and paid based upon their adherence to the Bases Per Out system.

  • Mets complete sweep behind solid Gee

    Dillon Gee's seven shutout innings Wednesday put a cherry on their winning road trip, leading to a 5-2 victory over the D-backs and a 6-3 romp through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix. Leaving home a struggling club, the Mets will return to Citi Field this weekend sitting one game above .500.

  • Mets bring up Dice-K, outright lefty Lannan

    The Mets selected right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas and outrighted left-hander John Lannan on Wednesday.

  • Steady playing time benefitting E. Young

    For Eric Young, the difference between the first week of this season and everything since has been staggering. After starting 0-for-15, he was hitting .361 heading into Wednesday.