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4/24/2014 | Abreu gets first outfield start in two years

Bobby Abreu ran out of the dugout Thursday afternoon as a starting outfielder in the big leagues for the first time in two years.


4/24/2014 | Surprised Dice-K notches first career save

Daisuke Matsuzaka grinned Wednesday evening when asked if he would relish an opportunity to close games for the Mets, though he did not expect it would happen soon. One day later, manager Terry Collins surprised Matsuzaka with the first save opportunity of his career, and he converted it in a 4-1 win over the Cardinals.


4/24/2014 | Bats finally break through behind solid Colon

A brief offensive outburst was just the tonic New York needed in a 4-1 win over the Cardinals, clinching a series victory at Citi Field and moving the Mets multiple games over .500 for the first time in more than a year.


4/24/2014 | Mets to enjoy veteran presence in finale with Cards

The Mets, who have four players 36 or older on their active roster, will start soon-to-be-41-year-old Bartolo Colon in the series finale at Citi Field. He'll be opposed by 26-year-old Cards right-hander Lance Lynn.


4/23/2014 | Matheny's first challenge of season goes Mets' way

After home-plate umpire Marty Foster called the Cardinals' Matt Carpenter out on a close play at the plate, umpires confirmed the ruling via replay in an eventual 3-2 loss to the Mets.


4/23/2014 | Mets take advantage of walks to best Cardinals

The Mets struck out 10 times against Cardinals starter Michael Wacha but knocked him out of the game after four innings in a 3-2 win at Citi Field. Lucas Duda's solo homer provided some insurance after the Mets' first two runs scored on bases-loaded walks.


4/23/2014 | To spark offense, Collins shuffles outfield, lineup

Attempting to emerge from their teamwide offensive woes, the Mets sported a new look atop their lineup on Wednesday, batting Kirk Nieuwenhuis leadoff and giving Eric Young Jr. a routine day of rest.


4/23/2014 | Farnsworth not the only ninth-inning option

If nothing else, the Mets have plenty of ninth-inning options should Kyle Farnsworth falter. Terry Collins threw another name into the mix on Wednesday, saying that he could envision Daisuke Matsuzaka closing in the future.


4/22/2014 | Blanked by Cards, Mets still searching for offense

Dillon Gee went six strong innings, but the Mets were flummoxed by Adam Wainwright in a 3-0 loss the Cardinals on Tuesday at Citi Field.


4/22/2014 | Photo prompts Harvey to delete Twitter account

Backlash over a photo that Mets pitcher Matt Harvey posted Tuesday on Twitter prompted the right-hander to delete his popular social media account.


4/22/2014 | Slumping Granderson remains in two-hole

Curtis Granderson started his third consecutive game in the two-hole Tuesday, as he attempted to work his way out of an 0-for-19 rut.


4/22/2014 | Mets to monitor workload of Farnsworth

The downside of having a 38-year-old closer is that Mets manager Terry Collins never quite knows when Kyle Farnsworth will be unavailable.


4/22/2014 | Dominant Wacha leads Cardinals against Mets

The Mets spent most of last season looking forward to every one of Matt Harvey's outings, eager to see what their budding ace could do in his first full big league season. The Cardinals seem to be in the middle of something similar with budding star Michael Wacha, who will start opposite Jon Niese on Wednesday at Citi Field.


4/22/2014 | Cardinals send their ace to face Mets' Gee

Mets manager Terry Collins would prefer to view the Cardinals from a distance. Instead his team has another date with them on Tuesday, with Adam Wainwright matching up with Dillon Gee.


4/21/2014 | Mets back above .500 thanks to shutout of Cards

The Mets peeked back above .500 with a 2-0 win over the Cardinals on Monday, riding Jenrry Mejia's career-long scoreless innings streak, Travis d'Arnaud's improved hitting, some sharp defensive plays and Kyle Farnsworth's first save to a victory at Citi Field.


4/21/2014 | Abreu joins Mets before Cardinals series

Because he hit well in his first 15 games at Triple-A Las Vegas, batting .395 with five extra-base hits and a 1.068 OPS, Bobby Abreu earned a callup and officially joined the Mets on Monday, bumping Andrew Brown back down to Vegas.


4/21/2014 | Collins mulling setup options with Farnsworth closing

The upshot of Terry Collins shifting Kyle Farnsworth from the eighth to the ninth inning is that the Mets no longer have any obvious setup options. "Right now I couldn't tell you," Collins said when asked who his primary eighth-inning option might be.


4/21/2014 | Mets launch Military Monday at Citi Field

The Mets wore camouflage jerseys and caps for their series-opening game against the Cardinals to commemorate Military Monday, a new initiative honoring U.S. servicemen and -women at Citi Field.


4/20/2014 | Collins loses challenge on J-Up's triple

Mets manager Terry Collins challenged a play in the 10th inning of Sunday's game vs. the Braves, questioning whether a triple should actually be scored a ground-rule double.


4/20/2014 | Mets walk off on Granderson's sacrifice fly in 14th

After an intentional walk to Eric Young and a wild pitch by Gus Schlosser, Kirk Nieuwenhuis scored on a sac fly by Curtis Granderson to give the Mets an exciting 4-3 win over the Braves in the 14th inning on Sunday at Citi Field.


4/20/2014 | Struggling Valverde re-assigned to setup role

The first loss of Jose Valverde's season was the loss of his role. Valverde struggled in the first two weeks of the year as the Mets' closer, and manager Terry Collins announced Sunday that he was switching to veteran Kyle Farnsworth in save situations for the foreseeable future.


4/20/2014 | Granderson moved to two-spot in batting order

It's just 65 at-bats, but they've been 65 highly visible at-bats. Curtis Granderson entered Sunday hitting .140 in his first 16 games as a Met, and most of those struggles have come as the team's cleanup hitter.


4/20/2014 | Farnsworth to take over Mets' closing duties

Kyle Farnsworth has had an interesting road with the Mets this spring, and after Sunday's demotion of Jose Valverde, Farnsworth is ready to work the ninth inning.


4/20/2014 | Mets face another tough foe as Cards come to NY

The Mets will swap out one postseason contender for another Monday. New York played host to the Braves over the weekend and will match up with the defending National League champion Cardinals over the next four days. St. Louis, trailing Milwaukee in the NL Central, comes in with a 7-5 mark in its past 12 games.


4/20/2014 | Valverde out, Farnsworth in as Mets closer

Kyle Farnsworth will take over as Mets closer, replacing fellow veteran reliever Jose Valverde, manager Terry Collins said before Sunday's game against the Braves.




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