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New York Mets’ September Call Ups Could Be Influenced by Injury
August 29th, 2014 at 12:50 PM
Traditionally, the New York Mets make very few September callups right on September 1st. The Mets prefer to only call up players they absolutely need right now, while leaving the majority of their players with the affiliates until their seasons conclude. This is especially true if the affiliate is in...

Atlanta Braves Defeat New York Mets 7-5
April 20th, 2014 at 9:50 AM
New York-After a loss to the Atlanta Braves Friday night, the New York Mets looked to Bartolo Colon to bounce back. Colon defeated the Braves in his last time out, so the Mets felt confident. The Braves felt confident in their starter as well since Ervin Santana dominated the Mets...

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Arizona Diamondbacks
April 16th, 2014 at 1:31 PM
After cruising to a 9-0 victory over the Arizona Diamondbacks last night, the New York Mets reached the .500 mark for the first time this season. The Mets (7-7) have won the first two games of their series with the Diamondbacks (4-13) by a combined score of 16-2. The Mets...

New York Mets’ Pitching Staff Giving up Home Runs at Alarming Rate
April 14th, 2014 at 11:54 AM
***PHOTO1*** One of the lowlights of yesterday's 14-2 loss to the Los Angeles Angels was the number of home runs the New York Mets' pitching staff allowed. Starter Bartolo Colon surrendered four home runs on the day, including three consecutive homers in the first inning. Reliever John Lannan gave up the...

Anthony Recker’s 13th Inning Home Run Lifts New York Mets to Win
April 13th, 2014 at 9:31 AM
Anaheim-Just one day after a 12 inning loss to the Los Angeles Angels, the New York Mets played deep into the night again. The Mets were posed to wrap up a 6-3 victory in nine innings, but Jose Valverde blew a save and the game was sent to extras. The...

New York Mets’ Bullpen Starting to Take Shape
March 19th, 2014 at 3:44 PM
One hallmark of Sandy Alderson's tenure as New York Mets general manager has been to avoid overspending for bullpen help. After a couple of big signings for the unit blew up in his face in 2012, Alderson cut back his spending last season and produced one of the more efficient...

Jonathon Niese Likely to Open Season on Disabled List
March 17th, 2014 at 6:24 PM
Jonathon Niese's spring training has been slowed to a crawl by injuries. Niese underwent an MRI early in the spring after complaining of a dead arm, but after things checked out Niese started pitching again. Niese was ineffective in several spring starts before being undergoing another exam on his elbow....

John Lannan Makes Final Start of Spring in 6-4 Loss to St. Louis Cardinals
March 12th, 2014 at 5:10 PM
The battle for the final spot in the New York Mets' starting rotation looked to be a three man competition between Jenrry Mejia, John Lannan, and Daisuke Matsuzaka. The battle has taken an interesting twist, however, given the Mets' first round of cuts in the bullpen. The Mets re-assigned four...

Terry Collins: Daisuke Matsuzaka and John Lannan Front Runners for Final Rotation Spot
March 2nd, 2014 at 7:05 PM
One of the more intriguing spring training camp battles has been the battle for the fifth starter's spot. The New York Mets have at least five pitchers competing for that spot in camp, and each of them has their own merits towards winning the job. Manager Terry Collins made his...

New York Mets Drop First Two Exhibition Contests
March 1st, 2014 at 4:56 PM
The Mets kicked off their spring training slate on Friday afternoon with a matchup against the Washington Nationals. They lost that contest 5-4, and lost another game today with the Miami Marlins 8-1. While spring training results are meaningless, the games do offer some clues on key performers to watch...

Mets 101 Camp Battle Series: Fifth Starter
February 26th, 2014 at 12:09 PM
This week at Mets 101, we are going to give you a look at some of the most important positional battles at training camp this season. While the New York Mets did upgrade their team by adding key free agents like Curtis Granderson and Bartolo Colon, they didn't find a true answer...

New York Mets Sign John Lannan to Minor League Deal
January 18th, 2014 at 8:10 PM
The New York Mets have been looking for rotation depth throughout the winter. With two holes in the rotation after injuries to Matt Harvey and Jeremy Hefner knocked them out for the entire 2013 season, the Mets had to look to free agency to upgrade. The Mets made a big...

New York Mets Romp to 8-0 Win Over Philadelphia Phillies
June 23rd, 2013 at 4:41 PM
Philadelphia-After a heartbreaking walk off loss yesterday, the New York Mets had a quick turn around for this afternoon's game with the Philadelphia Phillies. It would have been easy for the team to sleepwalk through the series finale. The Mets, however, grabbed an early 1-0 lead and never looked back....

Mets 101 Game Preview: New York Mets at Philadelphia Phillies
June 23rd, 2013 at 11:30 AM
After splitting the first two games of their three game set, the New York Mets and Philadelphia Phillies will look to win the series in the rubber game this afternoon. First pitch in this game is scheduled for 1:35 pm. The Phillies are looking to build on the momentum from...

Sizing up the Competition, Part 3: Philadelphia Phillies
January 10th, 2013 at 9:30 AM
As we digest the aftermath of the R.A. Dickey trade, it is clear that the New YorkMets are looking to build their 2013 squad with youth. A natural question to keep an eye on for the Mets is to see what their division rivals are doing in the offseason. For each...

Mets 101 Game Preview: Washington Nationals at New York Mets
September 12th, 2012 at 4:30 PM
The New York Mets (65-77) will try to rebound Wednesday night against the NL East leading Washington Nationals (88-54) at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. The Metropolitans dropped the series opener Tuesday 5-3 as they round out that R.A. Dickey can't pitch and drive in runs...