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New York Mets Rally to Pick up Fifth Straight Victory
April 16th, 2015 at 10:36 PM
The New York Mets have had a different vibe surrounding their team early this season. The buzz has become infectious around Citi Field this week, as the crowds have become more excited as each day passes. Tonight's contest with the Miami Marlins was a bit more challenging for the Mets,...

Travis D’Arnaud, Jonathon Niese Power New York Mets to Sweep of Philadelphia Phillies
April 15th, 2015 at 11:24 PM
The New York Mets were left looking for a new number two hitter after David Wright was placed on the 15 day disabled list earlier in the day. The man who got the first crack at that slot was catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who has been hitting well to start the...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Philadelphia Phillies at New York Mets
April 15th, 2015 at 6:23 PM
The New York Mets (5-3) have won two in a row against the Philadelphia Phillies (3-5), although their victory last night was a bizarre one. That contest, a 6-5 Mets victory, featured five home runs, numerous hit batsmen, catchers interference, an ejection for Mets' skipper Terry Collins, and injuries among...

Mets Top Phillies 6-5 in Wild Contest
April 14th, 2015 at 11:55 PM
The New York Mets (5-3) defeated the Philadelphia Phillies (3-5) by a score of 6-5 Tuesday night at Citi Field. It wasn't a dominating return to Citi Field for Matt Harvey, but he was good enough to get the job done in a wild contest that featured multiple players hit...

New York Mets Shut Out Philadelphia Phillies 2-0 in Home Opener
April 13th, 2015 at 4:24 PM
Flushing-On a day when Jacob deGrom didn't have his best stuff, the New York Mets (4-3) found a way to win. deGrom was relying heavily on his fastball throughout the day, and found himself in trouble a few times thanks to some bad luck bounces. The Philadelphia Phillies (3-4) couldn't...

New York Mets Avoid Sweep with 4-3 Win Over Atlanta Braves
April 12th, 2015 at 5:24 PM
Atlanta-After winning their opening series with the Washington Nationals, getting swept by the Atlanta Braves would have been an unmitigated disaster for the New York Mets. Coming home with a 2-4 record would have brought a ton of questions about manager Terry Collins' lineup construction, the pitching outside of Matt...

New York Mets Struggle Offensively in 5-3 Loss to Atlanta Braves
April 12th, 2015 at 8:01 AM
Atlanta-The New York Mets made a huge impression offensively in spring training, leading the Grapefruit League in homers. That power has all but vanished in the regular season, with the Mets having no homers heading into their game with the Atlanta Braves Saturday night. The Mets (2-3) didn't homer again...

Rare Mental Gaffe from David Wright Costs New York Mets in 5-3 Loss
April 11th, 2015 at 12:19 AM
Atlanta-The New York Mets came into their matchup with the Atlanta Braves looking to make an early statement. The Mets won their opening series with the Washington Nationals, but found themselves looking up at the Braves. The Braves were not expected by many to contend, so an early jump could...

Matt Harvey Dazzles in Return as New York Mets Win Opening Series
April 9th, 2015 at 7:20 PM
Washington, D.C.-Matt Harvey made his much anticipated return to the New York Mets Thursday afternoon in Washington. Locked into an exciting pitching matchup with Stephen Strasburg, Harvey rose to the occasion. After some early jitters, Harvey settled in and looked like his old self. Harvey tossed six shutout innings as...

Nationals Ride Zimmerman’s Homer to Edge Mets 2-1
April 9th, 2015 at 12:02 AM
The New York Mets (1-1) dropped the second game of the young 2015 seasont to the Washington Nationals (1-1) by a score of 2-1 Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Despite a strong start by Jacob deGrom, the Mets couldn't match the run support given to Nats starter Jordan Zimmermann, which...

Bartolo Colon Shines as New York Mets Record 3-1 Opening Day Win
April 6th, 2015 at 7:11 PM
Washington, D.C.-The choice of Bartolo Colon as the New York Mets' Opening Day starter was met with skepticism last week. Fans and pundits griped that youngsters Jacob deGrom and Matt Harvey were more deserving of the honor than Colon, who was 15-13 with an ERA over four in 2014. Colon...

New York Mets Wrap up Exhibition Season with 4-4 Tie
April 5th, 2015 at 1:46 AM
The New York Mets wrapped up their exhibition season with a 4-4 tie against the Texas Rangers in Arlington. The result may seem a bit boring, but how the game got there was quite interesting. The Mets trailed 4-0 heading into the top of the ninth inning, and managed to...

Jacob DeGrom Looks Dominant in Final Spring Tuneup
April 4th, 2015 at 1:25 PM
The New York Mets left the state of Florida for their final two exhibition contests of the spring. The new venue was Arlington, Texas for a two game set with the Texas Rangers. The change in locale did little to slow down the momentum of Mets' starter Jacob deGrom. deGrom...

Mets Tie Cardinals 0-0 in Grapefruit League Finale
April 2nd, 2015 at 8:51 PM
The New York Mets (18-12) and St. Louis Cardinals (13-11) played to a 0-0 tie Thursday afternoon in their final Grapefruit League contest of Spring Training. Matt Harvey started for the Amazins, scattering three hits and striking out four over four scoreless innings. Most importantly, he finished Spring Training healthy...

Bartolo Colon Struggles in Final Spring Tuneup
April 1st, 2015 at 11:29 PM
Bartolo Colon will take the ball for the New York Mets on Opening Day Monday. The Mets will have to hope Colon's recent spring struggles don't carry over into that outing against the Washington Nationals. Colon's final spring start was a rough one, as he scattered six hits and gave...

New York Mets Beat Washington Nationals 2-0 in Spring Tuneup
April 1st, 2015 at 8:48 AM
The New York Mets took another step closer to the regular season yesterday. This one came against their Opening Day opponent, the Washington Nationals, making the 2-0 win just a bit more important than other spring training wins. The hero in this outing was starting pitcher Jonathon Niese, who will...

New York Mets Cruise to 7-1 Spring Win Behind Rafael Montero’s Strong Start
March 30th, 2015 at 8:15 PM
After news leaked this morning that the New York Mets are still undecided about their fifth starter, a lot of attention shifted to today's exhibition contest with the Miami Marlins. After Dillon Gee's strong start against the Cardinals yesterday afternoon, Rafael Montero would have to deliver a gem of his...

Dillon Gee, Curtis Granderson Help New York Mets to Victory
March 29th, 2015 at 6:42 PM
The countdown to the regular season is dwindling, and the New York Mets have just six games left after today's 3-2 win over the St. Louis Cardinals. The Mets have seen a lot of their key contributors deliver strong performances over the last few days. Today was no exception, as...

Jacob DeGrom, Long Ball Help New York Mets to Exhibition Win
March 28th, 2015 at 5:39 PM
As Opening Day is just under 10 days away, the New York Mets look like they are rounding into form just in time to start the season. Starting pitcher Jacob deGrom delivered another fine outing against the Washington Nationals, allowing one run over seven innings of work. The Mets also...

Matt Harvey Delivers Another Solid Outing in Latest Tuneup
March 27th, 2015 at 6:19 PM
The New York Mets have only eight exhibition games left after today, so now is the time the team's pitchers usually lengthen their arms out before their regular season debuts. That was the case for Matt Harvey today, who was allowed to toss 80 pitches in his second to last...