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Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Los Angeles Dodgers
July 3rd, 2015 at 9:00 PM
The New York Mets' (40-40) offense has disappeared at the worst possible time. Over their last 29 innings, the Mets have scored exactly one run, so it is no surprise they were swept by the Chicago Cubs. Things won't get any easier as the Mets head on the road, where...

New York Mets’ Flight Makes Emergency Stop in Detroit After Howie Rose Falls Ill
July 3rd, 2015 at 3:50 PM
The New York Mets' flight from New York to Los Angeles last night was forced to make an emergency landing in Detroit. The reason for the emergency landing was that Howie Rose, the radio play by play voice of the Mets, fell ill on the flight. The plane was diverted...

Mets 101 Met of the Month, June 2015: Jacob DeGrom
July 3rd, 2015 at 10:02 AM
Unlike in April and May, there wasn't much competition for the Met of the Month Award in June. The offense's nose dive into oblivion forced us to disqualify anyone from that side of the ball, so Curtis Granderson's hot finish to June didn't factor into our decision. The pitchers fared...

New York Mets Finally Score but Get Swept by Chicago Cubs Anyway
July 2nd, 2015 at 4:59 PM
New York-The New York Mets have hit new lows on offense. While they finally scored a run today, the Mets found themselves with absolutely no chance to win this game after starter Jacob deGrom gave up two runs by the fifth inning. The Chicago Cubs, who entered the series on...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
July 2nd, 2015 at 11:46 AM
The next run the New York Mets (40-39) score in this series will be their first in three days. Unsurprisingly, the anemic offense has allowed the Chicago Cubs (41-35) to shut out the Mets for two straight games. The Cubs are 6-0 against the Mets so far this season, and...

Chicago Cubs Shut Out New York Mets for Second Straight Game
July 1st, 2015 at 11:11 PM
New York-We are simply running out of superlatives to describe the poor state of the New York Mets' offense. There is no getting around the fact that the Mets' lineup stinks, and it has simply reached a new level of ineptitude against the Chicago Cubs. After getting shutout in a...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
July 1st, 2015 at 4:52 PM
The New York Mets (40-38) got shutout for the fourth time in a month yesterday, falling 1-0 to the Chicago Cubs (40-35). Today is a new day, however, and the Mets will look to bounce back as they continue their series with the Cubs this evening. First pitch for tonight's...

New York Mets Post Second Straight Sub .500 Month in June
July 1st, 2015 at 9:30 AM
The New York Mets had a chance to take advantage of a light schedule in June. The schedule featured a lot of opponents with losing records, so it was critical that the Mets take advantage of it prior to a difficult July slate. The Mets failed to do that, posting...

Chicago Cubs Shut Out New York Mets 1-0
June 30th, 2015 at 10:43 PM
New York-The New York Mets entered the night on a four game winning streak. The Chicago Cubs, on the other hand, entered on a five game losing streak. Neither streak mattered on this night, as strong pitching from both sides carried the day. The Mets' (40-38) inept offense made the...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Chicago Cubs at New York Mets
June 30th, 2015 at 4:27 PM
After snapping a seven game losing streak last week, the New York Mets (40-37) are more than halfway towards reversing it. The Mets enter today's game on a four game winning streak, putting them back above the .500 mark. They will also get a chance to make up some ground...

New York Mets Enter Brutal Portion of Schedule Starting Tonight
June 30th, 2015 at 1:17 PM
The New York Mets have survived some ups and downs and find themselves nearing the halfway point of the season above the .500 mark. Thanks to a four game winning streak, the Mets enter today's game with the Chicago Cubs with a record of 40-37. They are now four games...

Trade Market Beginning to Develop for Jonathon Niese
June 29th, 2015 at 12:09 PM
The New York Mets have acknowledged they are actively searching for help on offense before the trade deadline. The offense has been absolutely atrocious, as the Mets went through a stretch where they scored 15 runs in 10 games recently. Not surprisingly, the Mets lost seven of those 10 games....

Wilmer Flores Switches to Second Base for New York Mets
June 29th, 2015 at 9:49 AM
Before the New York Mets' second game with the Cincinnati Reds yesterday, manager Terry Collins snuck a positional switch into his lineup. After nearly three months of starting Wilmer Flores as his shortstop, Flores found himself at second base by 4:30 pm. Ruben Tejada moved back to shortstop, his natural...

Mets Take Two from Reds on Sunday, Matz Makes Record Setting Debut
June 29th, 2015 at 12:46 AM
The New York Mets (40-37) defeated the Cincinnati Reds (34-40) twice on Sunday, finishing off Saturday's postponed game 2-1 in thirteen innings, before taking the regularly scheduled contest 7-2 in Steven Matz' big league debut. Matz put his name in the history books with a three hit, four RBI performance...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets
June 28th, 2015 at 12:34 PM
The Cincinnati Reds (34-38) and New York Mets (38-37) have quite a bit of baseball ahead of them this afternoon. The two teams are scheduled to play their series finale this afternoon, but first they must wrap up the second game of their three game set. The Mets and Reds...

Mets 101 Bio Blast: Steven Matz
June 28th, 2015 at 9:07 AM
The New York Mets have been a factory for elite young pitching prospects over the last several years. Matt Harvey and Zack Wheeler started the trend in 2012 and 2013 respectively, with Jacob deGrom making a surprise entrance last season. Noah Syndergaard joined the big club this season, and now...

Mets-Reds Game Suspended After Six Due to Rain
June 27th, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Despite a shaky forecast, the New York Mets and Cincinnati Reds played the middle game of their three game set at Citi Field. Matt Harvey was pitching brilliantly, and a Curtis Granderson solo homer (13) in the third inning put them up 1-0. The Mets had a chance to end...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Cincinnati Reds at New York Mets
June 27th, 2015 at 4:04 PM
The New York Mets (38-37) have stabilized a little bit after a rough seven game losing streak. The team is now riding a two game winning streak, one that includes last night's 2-1 victory over the Cincinnati Reds (34-38). The two teams will continue their three game set this afternoon...

Daniel Murphy Racks up Four Hits in Rehab Game
June 27th, 2015 at 9:40 AM
The New York Mets are in major need of offensive help. They won their second straight game last night, but only recorded two hits in the process. Daniel Murphy, playing in a rehab game with Port St. Lucie last night, got four hits by himself in that game. Playing eight...

Noah Syndergaard Dominates as Offensively Challenged New York Mets Squeak Out 2-1 Win
June 26th, 2015 at 10:09 PM
New York-The New York Mets have had a lot of trouble with the bats lately, scoring two runs or less in five straight games. Tonight's contest with the Cincinnati Reds was no exception, as the Mets managed to scratch out only two hits against Reds' ace Johnny Cueto and the...