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5/22/2015 | Secure Thor takes positives from uneven start

For much of his 4-1 defeat to the Pirates on Friday night, Noah Syndergaard flashed plenty more of what the Mets know he can to be. For that reason, and because the Mets feel he has little left to prove in the Minors, manager Terry Collins confirmed afterward what most around the team already knew.


5/22/2015 | Mets try to reward Harvey, but Bucs have Burnett

Matt Harvey is winless in his last two starts despite holding opposing hitters scoreless over 15 innings combined. Harvey, one of baseball's top pitchers, looks to capture that elusive sixth win of the 2015 campaign against A.J. Burnett and the Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.


5/22/2015 | Bucs' Cole fans 10 Mets, outduels Thor

Gerrit Cole emerged victorious in a battle of electric young right arms Friday night, outdueling Noah Syndergaard and looking like one of the National League's top pitchers as the Pirates beat the Mets, 4-1, at PNC Park.


5/22/2015 | Why Syndergaard can be top-of-rotation guy

Noah Syndergaard was a supplemental first-round selection out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2010 First Year Player Draft. A right-handed pitcher, Syndergaard has the type of upside that can either lead or compliment the top of the Mets rotation for years to come.


5/22/2015 | Wright, d'Arnaud take BP, near rehab stints

Injured Mets hitters David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud both took batting practice on Friday for the first time since their injuries, setting them up to begin Minor League rehab assignments next week.


5/22/2015 | With Gee returning, Mets go with 6-man rotation

Manager Terry Collins indicated Friday that the Mets plan to proceed with a six-man starting staff indefinitely, fitting both Noah Syndergaard and Dillon Gee into their rotation while offering strategic rest to Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon and others.


5/22/2015 | Offense must pitch in for Mets to compete

The Mets will only go as far as their starting rotation takes them, but being one-dimensional doesn't bode well for their postseason aspirations.


5/20/2015 | Garcia makes 2015 debut against deGrom, Mets

Lefty Jaime Garcia will make his 2015 debut on Thursday as the Cardinals close out a four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field. Right-hander Jacob deGrom will make the start for New York.


5/20/2015 | Sizzling Cardinals shut out Mets

The Cardinals' offense continued to sizzle for a second straight night, smacking 14 hits to back Carlos Martinez in a 9-0 thumping of the Mets on Wednesday. New York starter Colon struggled for the third straight start, allowing 11 hits and nine runs (eight earned) over 4 1/3 innings.


5/20/2015 | Bartolo can't convert historic feat into win

By recording the first eight outs of Wednesday's game against the Cardinals without issuing a walk, Bartolo Colon set a franchise record for command and continued one of the most impeccable control streaks in Major League history.


5/19/2015 | Niese struggles with execution vs. Cards

Jon Niese, the Mets' longest-tenured starter and lone left-hander, looked nothing like the pitcher who led his rotation in ERA just 10 days ago as he struggled against the Cardinals.


5/19/2015 | Martinez takes on Colon as Cards-Mets continues

Carlos Martinez opposes Bartolo Colon in the third game of the four-game series between the Cardinals and Mets on Wednesday.


5/19/2015 | Cards go on the offensive in rout of Mets

The Cardinals exploded for 10 runs over the first six innings of their 10-2 win over the Mets, producing one of their best offensive outputs of the season. It was a tough night for New York starter Jon Niese, who allowed eight runs on 11 hits.


5/19/2015 | Goldberg 'like kid in candy store' at Citi Field

Wrestler Bill Goldberg threw out the first pitch on Tuesday, visiting Citi Field to promote the upcoming Legends of Wrestling event.


5/19/2015 | Parnell struggles in extended spring game

Still struggling to ramp his velocity back to normal levels, former closer Bobby Parnell gave up four hits and three runs over 1 1/3 innings on Tuesday in an extended spring training game. Parnell also allowed three runs in an inning during a rehab outing for Class A St. Lucie last week.


5/19/2015 | Flores, Gilmartin take part in Reading Rally

Wilmer Flores and Sean Gilmartin were given heroes' welcomes when they visited P.S. 92 in Corona on Tuesday to promote literacy and an educational work ethic.


5/19/2015 | Nieuwenhuis designated for assignment by Mets

To make room for outfield callup Darrell Ceciliani, the Mets on Tuesday designated Kirk Nieuwenhuis for assignment. Because Nieuwenhuis is out of options, he will need to clear waivers for the Mets to send him to Triple-A Las Vegas.


5/19/2015 | Mets sign Cuban catcher Ricardo to Minors deal

The Mets announced early Tuesday morning that they have signed Cuban free-agent catcher Lednier Ricardo to a Minor League deal.


5/19/2015 | Mets' progression, regression is natural order

Regression toward the mean regularly undermines hope, make impossible the best dreams and neutralizes or, in this game, offsets extended winning streaks. It plays spoiler long before the first days of September. It clearly has been at work on the Mets since their 11-game winning streak.


5/18/2015 | Familia's 1st blown save sparks marathon tilt

It took closer Jeurys Familia nearly six full weeks to blow a save. Once he did, it sent the Mets spiraling into a drawn-out extra-innings battle with the Cardinals on Monday night at Citi Field.


5/18/2015 | Duda breaks through Cardinals' defensive shift

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda, who has worked hard to shorten up his swing against left-handed pitchers this season, thereby significantly improving his average against them, has begun to do the same against shifts.


5/18/2015 | Harvey can't get break in another no-decision

That right-hander Matt Harvey ultimately absorbed a no-decision in the Mets' 2-1 victory in 14 innings over the Cardinals on Monday was partially due to the Mets' continued offensive struggles, and partially to some rotten luck.


5/18/2015 | Mayberry's hit in 14th sends Mets past Cards

After eight shutout innings from Matt Harvey, pinch-hitter John Mayberry delivered a walk-off single in the 14th to give the Mets a 2-1 win over the Cardinals on Monday night at Citi Field. Jason Heyward forced extras with a sac fly in the ninth.


5/18/2015 | Wacha aims to stay unbeaten in clash with Mets

Cardinals right-hander Michael Wacha will look to stay unbeaten when he faces Jon Niese and the Mets in the second of a four-game series on Tuesday at Citi Field.


5/18/2015 | Alderson, Mets honor vets on Military Monday

Mr. Met wore camouflage Monday, as members of the Mets, including general manager Sandy Alderson, visited the VA Hospital in Manhattan to honor veterans for the 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Vietnam War.




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