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Morning Briefing: Mets Open Homestand Against NL Central Leading Brewers

Good Morning Mets Fans. The New York Mets (21-27) come back home to Citi Field to open up a four-game set against the Milwaukee Brewers (27-23) this afternoon. Robert Gsellman (2-3, 6.45 ERA) will toe the rubber for New York as the Brewers send Matt Garza (2-1, 3.60 ERA) to the mound. This afternoon’s game is scheduled to begin at 4:10 PM ET and can be seen on SNY as well as heard...
Via Mets Merized Online
42 minutes ago

The one thing Mets' Matt Harvey thought he'd never get to do

Harvey made the pitches he needed to when it mattered the most. PITTSBURGH -- Matt Harvey hasn't been himself all season.  The former Mets' ace has been struggling to figure out who he is on the mound after two surgeries in four years. It's been a tough stretch, and despite the Mets continually trying to rebuild his confidence, the only thing...
Via NJ.com
42 minutes ago

Perfect Matz, Nimmo and Smith lead 51s Past El Paso

The few Cashman faithful who came out on this hot Las Vegas Sunday afternoon got a treat. A familiar figure doing familiar things in the person of left-hander Steven Matz. After a tough loss to start the home stand, the Las Vegas 51s (20-31) sent a rehabbing Matz to the mound against El Paso. Matz was coming off a rough outing in Round Rock in the first AAA outing of his rehab in...
Via MetsMinor.net
2 hours ago

Good Knight: Harvey dials up needed K's

No longer the same pitcher after two major surgeries since 2014, Matt Harvey did resemble the "Dark Knight" of old at PNC Park on Sunday night, shutting down the Pirates with six strong innings in a 7-2 Mets win.
Via Mets.com
5 hours ago

Mets can live with this latest version of Matt Harvey

PITTSBURGH — This was no vintage 2013 or 2015 Matt Harvey, the guy who stared down big moments and possessed the confidence of a thousand hedge-fund managers. It wouldn’t be surprising if we never saw that guy again. No matter. At PNC Park on Sunday night, this looked like a Matt Harvey the Mets could...
Via New York Post
5 hours ago

How to fix the New York Mets season

Being six games under .500, the New York Mets have been a failure for the early part of the season. It seems that whenever the team looks as if they are turning the corner, there is some sort of setback holding them back. Whether being injuries or poor play, there has not been enough consistency to sustain a run. Above all, the bullpen has been the team’s biggest issue. Fortunately...
Via isportsweb.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mets ride old-school Matt Harvey gem to series win over Pirates

PITTSBURGH — Finally there were tangible results to support the Mets’ recent claims that Matt Harvey is improving. After weeks of Mets officials offering vague reassurances their former ace still had it, Harvey took the mound Sunday night and turned in maybe his finest performance of 2017. With Harvey in control, the Mets minimized the...
Via New York Post
7 hours ago

Steven Matz makes Mets drool in ideal rehab start

PITTSBURGH — Steven Matz couldn’t have made a bigger statement about his readiness to rejoin the Mets. In possibly his last minor league appearance before returning to the big leagues, the lefty fired five perfect innings for Triple-A Las Vegas on Sunday against El Paso. Matz struck out eight batters in the 73-pitch performance. Before...
Via New York Post
10 hours ago

Matz throws five perfect innings in rehab start

Bad news for the Mets about outfielder Yoenis Cespedes on Saturday was followed by Sunday's good news regarding left-hander Steven Matz.
Via Mets.com
11 hours ago

Why Mets' Michael Conforto is benched Sunday night

National TV viewers won't get a chance to see one of New York's best young hitters. PITTSBURGH -- Fans tuning in to ESPN Sunday Night Baseball hoping to see one of New York's best young hitters may be disappointed since Michael Conforto is out of the lineup on Sunday, when the Mets conclude the series against the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC...
Via NJ.com
12 hours ago

Yoenis Cespedes suffers setback during rehab

Yoenis Cespedes appeared to be on the comeback trail for the New York Mets, appearing in his first rehab game on Friday night. However, after experiencing some soreness in his right quadriceps, the outfielder was scratched from his scheduled rehab start at Single-A St. Lucie on Saturday.This latest injury for Cespedes, who is returning from a strained right hamstring, provided some...
Via Larry Brown Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Seven Speculative Names That Could Replace Terry Collins

As the Mets, a team with World Series aspirations in April, drift further and further out of contention, speculation surrounding Terry Collins’ job security as manager continues to grow. His in-game decision making has become increasingly suspect this season, and the fact that the Mets aren’t winning hasn’t masked those poor decisions as it did the past two years. It still...
Via Mets Merized Online
17 hours ago

New York Mets: Has the Rafael Montero era finally come to an end?

After yet another poor outing in the majors, New York Mets pitcher Rafael Montero was optioned down to Vegas on Friday in favor of 26-year-old right-hander Tyler Pill. The demotion for Montero comes immediately after his spot start on Thursday against the San Diego Padres, where he allowed three runs on five hits and three walks with four punchouts over just three innings. The Mets...
Via isportsweb.com
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Alternatives to divine intervention to fix the Mets’ pitching woes

In the month of May, the Mets have an .810 OPS, the highest mark in the National League. Since pitching was supposed to be a team strength, it’s beyond disappointing that the club’s record this month is 10-13. Hopefully, help is on the way in the form of Seth Lugo and Steven Matz, who are both scheduled for their third rehab games later today. Both got knocked around in...
Via Mets360.com
21 hours ago

Need to know about the Mets: What's wrong with Addison Reed and Yoenis Cespedes?

The Mets closer hasn't pitched like himself, Zack Wheeler has a blister and Yoenis Cespedes is shut down again.
Via NJ.com
23 hours ago

Gut Reaction: Pirates 5, Mets 4 (10 INN) 5/27/17

The birthday boy Terry Collins won’t sleep very well tonight, as the Pirates defeated the Mets 5-4 tonight. The now 68 year-old managed his team to a tied Saturday night. Although the team received solid production from both sides of the ball and entered the ninth with a 4-3 lead, the Mets were unable to pull through. Zack Wheeler pitched well, allowing three earned runs over...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

Report: Mets not considering firing Terry Collins

The New York Mets have been arguably the biggest disappointment in baseball through the early part of the season, and many are wondering if Terry Collins could end up taking the fall for it.That doesn’t sound likely — at least for now.Multiple sources told Newsday’s Marc Carig that Mets ownership has given “no indication” Collins is on the hot seat, despite the team’s...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: New York Mets GM Sandy Alderson talks frustrating season

New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson discusses how he is coping with the team's current struggles with health and consistency.
Via SNY
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins addresses Mets’ gag order on player injuries

New York Mets manager Terry Collins on Thursday discussed the team's recently instituted “gag order” regarding player injuries. Collins attempted to clarify in his comments it’s not so much a gag order per se but more of a new policy on how to discuss said player injuries, specifically pointing out that he’s not explicitly prohibited from discussing said topic.“One of those...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Cadillac Post Game Extra - 05/25/17 - Mets lose 2nd straight game to lowly Padres

Gary Cohen and Ron Darling break down the Mets' 4-3 loss to the Padres
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: JRSportBrief: Vote for Michael Conforto!

In the latest installment of JRSportBrief on SNY.tv, JR champions the effort to vote New York Mets OF Michael Conforto into the MLB All-Star Game.
Via SNY
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto Hits the Ball Everywhere

Let’s begin with something pleasing. We’re all in a good mood. Here’s Michael Conforto hitting an unnecessary home run on Tuesday: That home run didn’t matter in part because, earlier in the game, Michael Conforto hit a home run. And it didn’t matter in part because, earlier in the game, Conforto hit a two-run single. It was a good night to be Michael Conforto. It’s been...
Via Fangraphs
4 days ago  |  Discuss

A rundown on all the injured New York Mets’ players

For all the Mets fans who are interested in an update on their favorite players, here are the details for all nine Mets’ players currently on the disabled list. Asdrubal Cabrera Cabrera has not played since May 13 against the Brewers. Since then, he has been sidelined with a thumb injury. He was scheduled to make his first rehab start for Double-A Binghamton on Tuesday, but the...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow ends homerun drought with opposite field blast (Video)

Tim Tebow had been struggling mightily in recent weeks and was riding an 0-for-17 slump going into Sunday’s slate of games. In addition to that, he had completely lost all power at the plate, having not homered since April 9. Although he insisted that wasn’t weighing on him, there’s little doubt Tebow felt some relief after sending a 1-0 pitch to the oppose field and over the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Tebow finally blasts third HR of season

Well, it took a while, but he’s finally done it. Tim Tebow hit his first two home runs as a pro in his first week (and his first on his first at-bat) playing with the Columbia Fireflies, but it wasn’t until Sunday that he finally broke through with his third.Here’s the blast, in all its glory. Showing exceptional opposite-field power, Tebow torpedoed that ball well over the...
Via Sportsnaut
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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