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Is Matt Harvey's media silence a concern in the Mets clubhouse? | Mailbag

We also discuss the Mets' first base options and the outlook for Travis d'Arnaud. The Mets enjoy a day off Thursday, so we thought we'd take advantage of the break in the schedule to answer a few questions submitted by readers on Twitter.   Here we go:  @mi_guardado does it really matter to reporters that Harvey didn't speak, or is bigger...
Via NJ.com
57 minutes ago

Steven Matz Continues To Dominate

The Long Island lefty, Steven Matz continued to dominate the opposition in Wednesday’s 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals. The Mets completed the series win as Matz made it look easy against their division rival. Throwing 104 pitches, Matz, was able to pitch through eight scoreless innings. The start was his longest of the season as he allowed four hits while walking one and...
Via Mets Merized Online
57 minutes ago

How did Mets' Wilmer Flores do in 2nd rehab game?

Flores is eligible to come off the DL Friday. Mets infielder Wilmer Flores went hitless in five at-bats in his second rehab game with Double-A Binghamton Wednesday.  Flores played a full game at first base and finished with three groundouts and two fly outs. Flores has been on the disabled list since May 12 with a left hamstring strain but...
Via NJ.com
1 hour ago

Reynolds notches first MLB hit

Matt Reynolds collected his first major-league hit in the New York Mets' 2-0 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday.
Via WholeHogSports
7 hours ago

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
13 hours ago

Asdrubal Cabrera Feels Fine, Should Play Friday (Back Spasms)

According to manager Terry Collins, shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera is doing fine and is expected to be in the lineup on Friday when the Mets host the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Cabrera left the game in the first inning due to back spasms and never took the field against the Nats. “All of a sudden, it locked up on him downstairs as he was stretching,” Collins said. “He...
Via Mets Merized Online
13 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
14 hours ago

What Mets Can Do Internally and Externally to Fix First Base

The Lucas Duda injury coupled with Travis D’Arnaud being already sidelined leaves a gaping hope at the bottom of the Mets lineup. In Tuesday’s loss to Washington, the bottom four of the order were Eric Campbell, Kevin Plawecki, Ty Kelly and the pitcher. You could make the case that those are three AAA bats and the pitcher rounding out the lineup. The Mets options are limited...
Via Mets Merized Online
14 hours ago

Mets’ LHP Steven Matz ties club record previously set by Tom Seaver

New York Mets’ starting pitcher Steven Matz has quietly strung together one of the most impressive campaigns in all of baseball thus far into the 2016 regular season.  Improving to 7-1 on the year behind a 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday, Matz has now allowed two or fewer earned runs in seven consecutive starts. Earning a win in each of those starts, his...
Via Today's Knuckleball
14 hours ago

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
17 hours 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
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: W.B. Mason Post Game Extra - 05/24/16 - Nats hit Harvey hard again in Met loss

Matt Harvey surrendered three homeruns as his struggles continued in the Mets 7-4 loss tot eh Nationals.
Via SNY
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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day 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
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: #HelloJerry Blevins

New York Mets relief pitcher Jerry Blevins debuts the first installment of #HelloJerry, where he answers Twitter questions from fans that have nothing to do with baseball.
Via SNY
1 day 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
2 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
2 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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Mets: Time to make the Wright decision

New York Mets 3B David Wright is awesome. That beautiful human being could literally be the nicest man on the face of the earth. He’s rarely seen without a smile on his face and has truly embraced this fan base ever since he first stepped onto the field at Shea Stadium in 2004 (in fact, he’s the last active Met to have played with the team at Shea). He epitomizes the way that...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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