5/5/2015 | Untraditional Bartolo notches fifth win
Bartolo Colon is becoming an ultimate character. Entertaining at the plate, dominant on the mound. His starts rarely fail to provide both humor and awe. For opponents, no pitcher inspires more frustration while looking less formidable. And despite being vastly untraditional, Colon's continued success at age 41 is rooted heavily in a simple pitching fundamental.
5/5/2015 | Lagares adds to highlight reel with snag
Another day, another spectacular Juan Lagares catch in center field. On Tuesday vs. the Orioles, he ranged to his right -- deep into the left-center-field gap -- to make a lunging play and rob Everth Cabrera of extra bases.
5/5/2015 | Ubaldo, deGrom set for matchup in series finale
O's righty Ubaldo Jimenez won his last start after allowing two unearned runs on three hits and one walk with six strikeouts in seven innings against the White Sox. He will be opposed by Mets righty Jacob deGrom, who has lost two consecutive starts for the first time since beginning his career 0-4.
5/5/2015 | Mets top O's behind stellar Bartolo
Bartolo Colon struck out nine over 7 2/3 innings to help the Mets halt a two-game skid and top the Orioles, 3-2, Tuesday at Citi Field.
5/5/2015 | Martinez: Harvey has 'more talent than I do'
Pedro Martinez is a fan of Mets ace Matt Harvey, and he has high praise for the young right-hander. "I think that he has more talent than I do," Martinez told WNYW Fox 5 in an interview that will air Sunday. "And he has better chances to do better than I did."
5/5/2015 | Mets wear NYPD caps to honor officer Moore
The Mets wore special NYPD caps during batting practice Tuesday in tribute to NYPD officer Brian Moore, who was shot and killed while on duty this past weekend in Queens.
5/5/2015 | Wright could appear in Minors game this weekend
David Wright will run the bases later this week and could appear in a Minor League game as early as this weekend, Mets manager Terry Collins said.
5/5/2015 | Mets add 3rd catcher Monell, option Campbell
The Mets optioned third baseman Eric Campbell to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for catcher Johnny Monell, the team announced Tuesday.
5/4/2015 | Verrett returned to Mets from Rangers
Right-hander Logan Verrett was returned to the Mets from the Rangers on Monday after he was designated for assignment on April 24 and cleared waivers.
5/4/2015 | Syndergaard headlines Prospect Team of the Week
Noah Syndergaard threw a seven-inning shutout in the first game of a doubleheader on Monday, then came back five days later with seven more scoreless innings. His performance was the most impressive among prospects for the week of April 27-May 3.
5/4/2015 | Unfazed Flores rolls with the punches
Mets shortstop Wilmer Flores has seven errors through 21 games, tied for third most in the Majors and already three more than he committed in 51 games at shortstop last season. Limited range and hurried throws have overshadowd a tied-for-team-best three home runs.
5/4/2015 | MLB reveals 30 Honorary Bat Girl winners
Thirty winners were announced on Monday by Major League Baseball in the 2015 Honorary Bat Girl contest.
5/3/2015 | Lefty Torres flashes skills of an escape artist
With the bases loaded, nobody out and the Mets trailing by a run in the sixth inning, left-hander Alex Torres knew he could not afford to allow the Nationals to break the game open. New York's offense has been starved for runs recently, so Torres entered with the mindset of keeping Washington off the board completely.
5/3/2015 | Mets' offense stuck in neutral against Nats
Terry Collins did say more games like this were on the way. The man must be psychic. To be fair, Collins didn't predict a second consecutive 1-0 Mets loss to the Nationals. That would have required predicting an event that hadn't happened since 1973, the last time the Mets lost two straight 1-0 games to the same team. But he did warn the pitching would be tough and the offense tough to come by.
5/3/2015 | Fist bump: Nationals top Mets 1-0 again
Doug Fister became the second Nationals starter to blank the Mets in two days, and Ryan Zimmerman's first-inning RBI single proved to be enough as Washington beat New York, 1-0, for the second consecutive game on Sunday at Citi Field.
5/3/2015 | Cuddyer goes above the wall to rob Zimmerman
Michael Cuddyer's leaping catch at the left-field wall in the fourth inning took a home run away from Zimmerman, who hit a towering drive off Mets starter Dillon Gee. Cuddyer backpedaled while tracking the ball to the wall before leaving his feet and reaching up. Cuddyer's glove barely sneaked over the eight-foot wall, but it was just enough to snatch the ball from leaving the yard.
5/3/2015 | Flores out of starting lineup for 2nd straight game
Mets manager Terry Collins insists he's just giving Wilmer Flores a breather. But it's turning into an extended one. Flores wasn't in the starting lineup again Sunday against the Nationals, with Ruben Tejada starting at shortstop for the second consecutive day.
5/3/2015 | Norris set to square off against Colon in series opener
For the first time since 2012, the Orioles will return to Citi Field, opening their Interleague Play this season on the road against the Mets. First-place New York will send Bartolo Colon (4-1, 3.31 ERA) to the mound opposite O's righty Bud Norris (1-2, 12.18 ERA).
5/2/2015 | Niese saddled with tough-luck loss
Mets left-hander Jon Niese navigated seven innings Saturday night and allowed just one run, but that wasn't enough against Gio Gonzalez and the Nationals.
5/2/2015 | Nats, Mets wrap up four-game set with Fister, Gee
The Nationals and Mets will close out a four-game series at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon with Washington's Doug Fister and New York's Dillon Gee matching up.
5/1/2015 | Familia gaining confidence with each outing
Mets manager Terry Collins wanted to wait for one more out, but that was before he came inches away from not needing Jeurys Familia at all.
5/1/2015 | Harvey wins fifth straight start to begin season
Max Scherzer has followed Matt Harvey around like a big moment shadow. Scherzer entered Friday's contest second in the National League in ERA. But it was Harvey who left New York's 4-0 victory with the Major League lead in wins and the best start by a Mets pitcher since Pedro Martinez in 2006.
5/1/2015 | Mets reshuffling their infield with Herrera called up
Daniel Murphy took pregame ground balls at third base Friday and will move there for the immediate future as the Mets insert Dilson Herrera at second at least until David Wright returns from the disabled list.
5/1/2015 | Niese, Gonzalez set for battle of lefties in New York
The Nationals play the third game of a four-game series as the face the Mets on Saturday night at Citi Field. Left-hander Gio Gonzalez will be on the mound for Washington, while left-hander Jonathon Niese toes the rubber for New York.
5/1/2015 | Real Mets to reveal themselves soon
The Mets followed an 11-game winning streak with a 2-5 skid. The pendulum will swing back to the positive side probably sooner than later but not until their season reaches its 40th game -- May 19, if postponements don't interfere -- will we have a more accurate sense of what they are and where they're heading.
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