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Brandon Nimmo Struggling to Adapt to AA
July 23rd, 2014 at 10:35 PM
When Brandon Nimmo was promoted from Single-A St. Lucie to AA Binghamton nearly one month ago, the former first-round pick was tearing the cover off the ball, batting .322 with 73 hits through the first 62 games of his season. Since, the 21-year old hasn't been able to find that...

Bartolo Colon Flirts with Perfection as New York Mets Win 3-2
July 23rd, 2014 at 8:07 PM
Seattle-One of Bartolo Colon's favorite places to pitch over the years has been Seattle's Safeco Field. Colon entered today's game against the Seattle Mariners with a 12-1 record lifetime at Safeco, The New York Mets hoped that Colon's success would continue today as he showcased himself for a possible trade....

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners
July 23rd, 2014 at 2:57 PM
After getting a strong performance from Jacob deGrom last night, the New York Mets (47-53) managed to even their series with the Seattle Mariners (53-47). The Mariners won the series opener 5-2 on Monday night, while deGrom's gem helped the Mets snap a three game losing streak last night. The...

Jacob DeGrom Delivers Outstanding Performance as New York Mets Snap Losing Streak
July 23rd, 2014 at 8:31 AM
Seattle-The New York Mets have played in their share of pitcher's duels this season. The close games haven't been too kind for the Mets, who have struggled to deliver offense in critical situations. When they handed rookie Jacob deGrom a 2-0 lead against the Seattle Mariners last night, deGrom knew he...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners
July 22nd, 2014 at 9:31 PM
The New York Mets (46-53) look to snap a three game losing streak Tuesday night as they continue their series with the Seattle Mariners (53-46) at Safeco Field. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 PM EST. Seattle took the opener 5-2, pounding out fourteen hits against Jon Niese and the...

Wilmer Flores Has 22 Game Hitting Streak with Las Vegas 51′s
July 22nd, 2014 at 2:32 PM
The New York Mets demoted Wilmer Flores to the Las Vegas 51's last month to try and find him regular playing time. Flores had been added to the big league roster in May to supplant Ruben Tejada at shortstop, but it somehow never materialized. Tejada hit well enough to maintain...

Seattle Mariners Beat New York Mets 5-2 as Mets’ Losing Streak Hits Three
July 22nd, 2014 at 10:23 AM
Seattle-It wasn't rainy in the Pacific Northwest yesterday, but the Seattle Mariners found a way to rain on the New York Mets' parade. The Mets had lost two in a row heading into last night's contest with the Mariners, and they were looking to get back on track in Jonathon Niese's...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Seattle Mariners
July 21st, 2014 at 7:06 PM
After winning the first game of their series with the San Diego Padres Friday night, the New York Mets looked ready to build on their momentum from the end of the first half. That changed quickly as the Mets dropped the final two games of their series to the lowly...

Mets 101 Flashback: David Wright’s Major League Debut
July 21st, 2014 at 9:45 AM
We don't flash back too often here at Mets 101, but when we do it is for a special occasion. A couple of years ago we flashed back to the 10th anniversary of Mike Piazza's first home run in the first professional sporting event in New York City after the...

San Diego Padres Walk Off with 2-1 Win Over New York Mets
July 20th, 2014 at 8:14 PM
San Diego-The New York Mets knew they needed to win their series with the San Diego Padres to avoid talk of a second half swoon beginning. The Mets have had their troubles at PETCO Park over the years, winning only one series in the 11 years that the park has...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at San Diego Padres
July 20th, 2014 at 1:34 PM
The New York Mets fancy themselves as potential playoff contenders. If those playoff dreams have a shot of coming true, the Mets are going to have to take care of business this afternoon. The Mets won the opener of their weekend set with the San Diego Padres on Friday night,...

San Diego Padres Smack Three Home Runs in 6-0 Win Over New York Mets
July 20th, 2014 at 9:17 AM
San Diego-The San Diego Padres have struggled this season in large part due to the worst offense in baseball. The Padres had averaged 2.93 runs per game when they opened their series against the New York Mets on Friday night, but they have had an offensive outburst over the last...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at San Diego Padres
July 19th, 2014 at 5:53 PM
After a 5-4 win last night, the New York Mets (46-50) are looking to do something they have only done once in franchise history. The Mets have only won one series at PETCO Park since it opened in 2004, With the San Diego Padres (41-55) struggling mightily to generate any...

New York Mets Start Off Second Half with 5-4 Win Over San Diego Padres
July 19th, 2014 at 7:24 AM
San Diego-The New York Mets finished off the first half of their season well, and looked to carry the momentum forward into the second half. The All Star Break has been problematic for the Mets over the years, as they seem to come back and take a few weeks to...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at San Diego Padres
July 18th, 2014 at 7:13 PM
With baseball's All Star Break having come and gone, the time has arrived for the New York Mets to get back to action. The Mets (45-50) had hit a very high note prior to the break, going 8-2 on a 10 game home stand to pull themselves within seven games...

Mets 101 Season Preview Roundtable Revisited
July 18th, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Back in March, the Mets 101 staff made some bold predictions about the upcoming season. With the first half off the season in the books, just how accurate were we? 1) Do you agree with Sandy Alderson's assessment that the Mets can win 90 games? What we said then: We unanimously disagreed...

Jenrry Mejia: “We’re Gonna Make the Playoffs”
July 18th, 2014 at 3:38 PM
With the kick off of the second half of their season hours away, the New York Mets are certainly feeling good about themselves. The Mets won eight of ten games before the All Star Break, giving themselves a boost in the standings up from last place to third in the...

Mets 101 Second Half Preview: Five Things to Watch
July 18th, 2014 at 12:59 PM
The New York Mets kick off the second half of their season tonight in San Diego. The Mets are looking to build on a strong finish to the first half, where they won eight of their final 10 games to close within five games of the .500 plateau. Before the...

New York Mets Should Have Interesting Decisions to Make at Trade Deadline
July 17th, 2014 at 10:40 AM
The trade deadline is officially two weeks away, and the New York Mets will have some interesting choices to make. For the first several years of Sandy Alderson's tenure as General Manager, the Mets have been sellers at the deadline. After adding Zack Wheeler at the deadline in 2011 and...

Midseason Report Cards for the New York Mets
July 16th, 2014 at 4:14 PM
With the All Star Game completed, the New York Mets have two more days off before they are back in action on Friday night in San Diego. Before the second half gets underway, Mets 101 is going to grade the team's performance in the first half. The Mets were an...