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The Mets completed a stretch of eight straight series against teams with winning records -- versus the Phillies, Cardinals, Nationals, Yankees, Rays, Reds, Orioles and Yankees again -- with a 12-13 record (including 1-5 against their Bronx rivals).
The Mets attendance for the Yankees three-game series drew a combined attendance of 124,677. The Mets had been averaging 28,279 per game entering the series. (It's fair to note that the season average includes midweek/bad-weather games earlier in the year, whereas the Yankees series fell during a time attendance would naturally be higher anyway -- although not as high, obviously, had the Bombers not been visiting Queens.)
Frank Francisco landed on the disabled list before Sunday's series finale with a left oblique strain. The Mets also demoted Jordany Valdespin, freeing roster spots for the returns of shortstop Ruben Tejada and reliever Ramon Ramirez from the disabled list. Terry Collins ...
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Frank Francisco was unavailable to pitch Saturday with stiffness in his left oblique. His status for Sunday's night game is undetermined.
Left fielder Jason Bay said his symptoms have cleared. He suffered a concussion on June 15 and has not been cleared to begin physical activity yet.
Bay suffered the concussion after his head made contact with the left-field wall on...
APNewsNow. With AP Photos. Ike Davis has been removed from the New York Mets' lineup because of possible food poisoning.
The first baseman was pulled about 90 minutes before Saturday night's game against the Yankees. Daniel Murphy shifted from second base to first, and rookie Jordany Valdespin was inserted into the lineup at second.
Murphy dropped from the No. 2 spot in...
Everything went right Friday night. Ike Davis' homer made it over the wall. Frank Francisco's chicken comments did not come back to haunt him. Squawker Lisa was at Citi Field and the Mets still won.Then Davis came down with a mysterious illness, Francisco went on the DL and Lisa and I returned to Citi Field on Sunday only to find ourselves in a section (507) with way too...
New York Mets closer Frank Francisco was placed on the 15-day disabled list on Sunday because of a strained left oblique. Francisco sustained the injury while pitching in the ninth inning on Friday. Mets manager Terry Collins said Bobby Parnell will be the team's closer in Francisco's absence. Francisco, who is 1-3 with a 4.97 ERA, is 18 for 21 in save situations this season.
New York Mets manager Terry Collins says right-hander Bobby Parnell will serve as the team's closer while Frank Francisco is on the 15-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.
Parnell has struggled in the closer's role in the past, converting only six of 12 save opportunities last season. He has seven career saves in 22 chances.
Collins said Parnell's ''...
Back on Friday night, Yankees outfielder Nick Swisher decided to gift Mets first baseman Ike Davis with a home run in the bottom of the first.
As Davis hit a towering fly ball towards right field, Swisher attempted to track it down but accidentally pushes it over the fence with his glove:
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Before this weekend’s Subway Series, Mets closer Frank Francisco notably called the Yankees a bunch of “chickens.” It was funny because it’s such a childlike insult. Everybody had a good laugh about it (see the New York Post’s take on it here), especially Francisco’s own teammates.
After the quote started getting attention, Mets reliever Tim Byrdak paid $8 for a chicken...
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Meji-UGH, Bullpen Fails in 4-3 Loss to Louisville
By Seah Kenny
Jeurys Familia wasn’t spectacular, but was effective today and the Buffalo bullpen proved ineffective for the second straight night in the 5-3 series opening loss to the Louisville Bats.
Shortly after Frank Francisco made waves in the baseball community for calling the New York Yankees "chickens," reliever Tim Byrdak sent a clubhouse attendant into Chinatown to buy one for the Mets to have as a joke. Now "Little Jerry Seinfeld," as Byrdak christened the unofficial mascot, has a new home at Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, N.Y., according to ESPN...
Murphy batting 7th
Today's Mets Starting Lineup vs Cubs - Game 76:
New York Mets Career statistics vs. CC Sabathia
Ronny Cedeno14 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 .071 .071 .071 .143
Ike Davis6 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 .500 .500 .500 1.000
Scott Hairston10 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 .300 .300 .300 .600
Omar Quintanilla2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 .000 .333 .000 .333
Ruben Tejada3 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .333 .333 .667 1.000
Andres Torres11 5 2 1 0 1 1 1 .455 .500...