New York Mets' left hander Steven Matz tossed 80 pitches in a simulated game this afternoon. If Matz doesn't wake up with soreness tomorrow, he should be cleared to join the NLDS roster.
The New York Mets will have a difficult task to start the postseason, staring down the prospect of facing Los Angeles Dodgers' aces Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw on back to back days. The good news for the Mets is that both elite starters have looked a lot more human in October.
The New York Mets are likely going to use left handed hitters Curtis Granderson, Daniel Murphy, and Lucas Duda in their playoff lineup despite an abundance of left handed pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Granderson and Murphy particularly struggled against lefties during the season, but the Mets can't afford to be without two of their top hitters in playoff action.
The New York Mets will have an interesting choice to make at shortstop for the playoffs. Ruben Tejada has been a slick fielder who had his best hitting season in three years, while Wilmer Flores offers more pop and clutch hitting.
Mets 101 takes a look at the Mets 2015 MVP, Yoenis Cespedes.
New York Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson offered some hints about how he will construct the team's National League Division Series roster. The Mets are planning on carrying 14 position players and 11 pitchers.
New York Mets' pitcher Steven Matz tossed a successful bullpen session this afternoon, Matt Ehalt of the Record reports. Matz's next step is to appear in an instructional league game on Thursday that will determine if he is ready for a potential start in Game 4 of the National League Division Series.
New York Mets' starting pitcher Matt Harvey was not present at a mandatory team workout this afternoon, MetsBlog.com reports. Mets' General Manager Sandy Alderson told reporters he had no idea why Harvey didn't show up and declined to comment further until he had more information.
The New York Mets could use starting pitcher Jacob deGrom on short rest if they are trailing 2-1 in the National League Division Series, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. deGrom, who is scheduled to start Game 1 on Friday, could start Game 4 on three days rest if necessary.
The New York Mets are pessimistic about the chances Juan Uribe will be available for the National League Division Series, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. Uribe, who has missed a lot of time with a cartilage injury in his chest, was dubbed as "real iffy" to make the roster by manager Terry Collins yesterday.