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Mets 101 Game Preview: Texas Rangers at New York Mets
July 5th, 2014 at 3:53 PM
After a 6-5 win last night, the New York Mets are looking to build a winning streak for the first time in two weeks. The Mets (38-48) will look to win their second game in a row against the Texas Rangers (37-49) tonight as the two teams continue their holiday...

New York Mets Snap Losing Streak with 6-5 Win Over Texas Rangers
July 4th, 2014 at 11:30 PM
New York-The New York Mets caught a bad break in the beginning of their game with the Texas Rangers. Starting pitcher Jonathon Niese was forced to depart after only three batters when he took a line drive off his back off the bat of Texas' Alex Rios. Without their most...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Texas Rangers at New York Mets
July 4th, 2014 at 6:41 PM
The New York Mets (37-48) return home for their final 10 games prior to the All Star Break, and it looks as if the break can't come soon enough for the Amazin's. The Mets have been miserable for the last two months, and now find themselves closer to the worst...

The Importance of Mets Final Homestand Before All-Star Break
July 4th, 2014 at 12:47 PM
When the New York Mets take the field on Friday night to kick off a Fourth of July weekend series with the Texas Rangers, they will open up a ten-game homestand which will represent their last chance to turn things in the right direction before heading into the All-Star Break...

Jobs are not in Jeopardy Yet Despite New York Mets’ Struggles
July 3rd, 2014 at 12:28 PM
The New York Mets' front office raised expectations during spring training. General Manager Sandy Alderson stated his belief that the Mets could win 90 games with the talent they added in the offseason. The Mets are no where near a 90 win pace now, carrying a 37-48 record into their...

Braves Defeat Mets 3-1, Complete Sweep
July 2nd, 2014 at 10:54 PM
The New York Mets (37-48) were swept by the Atlanta Braves (47-38) at Turner Field Wednesday night by a score of 3-1. The Braves have now won seven in a row and nine of their last ten, while the Mets fell to 3-7 in that span. Game Highlights The Braves got all...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
July 2nd, 2014 at 6:00 PM
The New York Mets (37-47) conclude their three-game series with the Atlanta Braves (46-38) Wednesday at Turner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. The Braves will be going for the sweep after taking the first two games of the series, extending their win streak to six, while improving...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, June 2014: Bartolo Colon
July 2nd, 2014 at 1:40 PM
This month's Met of the Month pick was actually a very easy one. The New York Mets went 11-17 in the month of June, something that was hard to fathom considering that they got strong performances from a number of players. Daniel Murphy, Curtis Granderson, and Lucas Duda all delivered...

Atlanta Braves Beat up Daisuke Matsuzaka and Win 5-4 Over New York Mets
July 2nd, 2014 at 8:59 AM
Atlanta-Daisuke Matsuzaka has done a commendable job filling in the New York Mets' starting rotation, but he knew his days as a starter might be numbered with Dillon Gee close to returning from the disabled list. Matsuzaka or Jacob deGrom will lose a rotation spot to Gee when he returns,...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
July 1st, 2014 at 7:13 PM
The New York Mets (37-46) continue their three-game series with the Atlanta Braves (45-38) Tuesday night at Turner Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. The Braves handed the Mets their seventeenth loss in the month of June to open the series Monday night and close out a brutal...

Subpar June Leaves New York Mets Close to Having Worst Record in Baseball
July 1st, 2014 at 10:11 AM
When we took a look at how the New York Mets fared in May, we noted that the Mets would be facing a lot of contending teams and would need to play very well to play .500 baseball in June. The Mets, aside from one stretch in the middle of...

Jeurys Familia’s Eighth Inning Meltdown Costs New York Mets Game
June 30th, 2014 at 11:13 PM
Atlanta-The New York Mets let another game slip through their fingers in Atlanta. The Mets have let far too many leads slip away this season due to a failure to tack on runs and the failures of the bullpen. The goat for the Mets (37-46)  tonight was reliever Jeurys Familia,...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Atlanta Braves
June 30th, 2014 at 5:56 PM
After dropping three out of four to the Pittsburgh Pirates, the New York Mets are in some serious danger. The Mets (37-45) have been on the fringes of playoff contention the whole season despite their struggles due to a relatively weak National League East. That may change as the two...

Former New York Mets’ General Manager Frank Cashen Passes Away at 88
June 30th, 2014 at 5:29 PM
The New York Mets lost a member of their baseball family today when former General Manager Frank Cashen passed away at the age of 88. The team announced the news in a statement. No cause of death was specified but Cashen did pass away while at Memorial Hospital in Easton,...

Minor League Mondays: Steven Matz Moves up to Binghamton
June 30th, 2014 at 10:54 AM
Earlier this season, Mets 101's Minor League Mondays took a look at the progress of talented young left hander Steven Matz. Matz, a 2009 second round draft pick, has had a slow start to his career due to undergoing Tommy John surgery in 2011. Matz has slowly worked his way...

Bartolo Colon Comes Back to Earth as New York Mets Drop Series Finale
June 29th, 2014 at 5:55 PM
Pittsburgh-For his last seven starts, Bartolo Colon was pitching on another planet. Colon had gone 6-0 with a 1.58 ERA in his last seven turns for the New York Mets heading into his start this afternoon with the Pittsburgh Pirates. It turned out to be only a lucky seven, however,...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
June 29th, 2014 at 12:56 PM
After getting some good news on their captain yesterday, the New York Mets will look to finish off their series with the Pittsburgh Pirates with style. The Mets (37-44) won 5-3 over the Pirates (41-40) yesterday after the Pirates won the first two games in the series. The Mets will...

New York Mets Score Early, Hold on to Defeat Pittsburgh Pirates
June 28th, 2014 at 8:06 PM
Pittsburgh-The New York Mets are one of the most proficient teams in baseball when it comes to scoring in the first inning. The Mets have scored first in a lot of games this season, but often the problem has been holding onto the lead. The Mets (37-44) scored early against...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Pittsburgh Pirates
June 28th, 2014 at 3:03 PM
The New York Mets are definitively heading in the wrong direction again. The Mets (36-44) have lost three games in a row, including a walkoff 3-2 loss against the Pittsburgh Pirates (41-39) last night. The Mets have essentially undone the progress they made by winning five out of six games...

New York Mets Put Themselves in a Tight Spot Thanks to Poor Roster Management
June 28th, 2014 at 8:56 AM
The New York Mets were extremely short handed in the infield last night thanks to an injury to David Wright. Wright missed last night's game with the Pittsburgh Pirates to undergo an MRI in New York on his left shoulder, which he injured sliding into second base Thursday night. The...