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5/25/2015 | Bartolo impresses with bat, on mound

Before Bartolo Colon's right arm rediscovered its command and kept a Memorial Day crowd of 30, 946 standing, it was Colon's bat and legs that got them on their feet.


5/25/2015 | Flores surges to lead shortstops in home runs

Wilmer Flores now leads all Major League shortstops with seven home runs. With his three-run go-ahead homer off Phillies reliever Justin De Fratus on Monday, Flores successfully seesawed the discussion of his season back to the instrument through which he can speak the loudest -- his bat.


5/25/2015 | 6-man rotation to prime Harvey, deGrom, Syndergaard

When a six-man starting rotation went from whisper to possibility to reality for the Mets, manager Terry Collins had to convince even the pitchers in it. A six-man rotation means more pitchers, but fewer starts for those involved. And big picture, that's the point. The Mets want to limit the innings of Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard in an effort to prime them for a possible playoff run.


5/25/2015 | Mets honor 'America's away team' for Memorial Day

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus threw out the first pitch Monday at Citi Field as part of a Memorial Day pregame that included a re-enlistment ceremony for 53 military personnel.


5/25/2015 | Wright heading to California to continue rehab

The next step in David Wright's rehab process is a week of rest and therapy, which he will complete with back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins at his facility in California.


5/25/2015 | deGrom looks to clinch series vs. Williams, Phils

Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom pitches Tuesday night against the Phillies at Citi Field, where he hopes to build upon a dominant pitching performance last week against the Cardinals.


5/25/2015 | Flores' homer powers Mets over Phils

Three home runs helped the Mets burst out of a long weekend offensive drought, with Wilmer Flores' three-run shot in the sixth propelling New York to a 6-3 win over the Phillies at Citi Field.


5/24/2015 | Collins meets with struggling Mets after loss

Moments after his team trudged off the field for the third straight day, recording fewer hits (20) than the Pirates scored runs (21) during a three-game sweep, Mets manager Terry Collins walked into PNC Park's visiting clubhouse ready to preach.


5/24/2015 | Niese stumbles in middle innings in loss to Bucs

As recently as 15 days ago, Jon Niese led all Mets starting pitchers in ERA. He gave up eight earned runs over his first 37 innings, establishing his place as a trusted veteran in a rotation full of younger, more high-powered arms. Niese has since given up 16 runs in 16 innings, more than doubling his ERA from 1.95 to 4.08.


5/24/2015 | Mets recall Muno, option Monell to Triple-A

With their offense flagging and multiple members of their starting lineup battling injuries, the Mets made a roster move after Sunday's 9-1 loss to the Pirates to increase their versatility. The team recalled infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas, optioning catcher Johnny Monell.


5/24/2015 | Liriano whiffs 12 as Pirates sweep away Mets

Left-hander Francisco Liriano bounced back from his worst start of the season, completing a trio of dominant starting-pitching performances as the Pirates swept the Mets with a 9-1 win at PNC Park on Sunday.


5/24/2015 | Gee back to Minors to accommodate Harvey

In a continuation of what he called "the weirdest year in baseball I've ever had," Dillon Gee returned to the Mets on Sunday, only to be told that he's about to leave again. The Mets are having Gee make a third rehab start in part to accommodate Matt Harvey, whom they do not want to give too much extra rest between starts -- despite what Terry Collins called a possible case of "dead arm."


5/24/2015 | Lagares, Duda out of lineup with nagging injuries

A Mets team struggling to score runs sustained two additional blows before Sunday's series finale at PNC Park, when first baseman Lucas Duda and center fielder Juan Lagares reported soreness due to nagging injuries. The Mets held both players out of their starting lineup.


5/24/2015 | Phillies looking to change fortunes against rival Mets

The Phillies haven't had much success against the Mets this season, having lost five of six games. The NL East rivals meet again as Philadelphia wraps up its three city, 10-game road swing in New York.


5/23/2015 | Harvey pays the price on tough day for Mets

The final indignity of the Mets' rotten Saturday occurred in the seventh inning of their 8-2 loss to the Pirates, some time after the worst outing of Matt Harvey's career had come to an end. Eric Campbell, the replacement for injured third baseman David Wright, fielded a routine grounder and fired it into the stands, resulting in an error and an eighth Pirates run.


5/23/2015 | Looking for sweep, Bucs tab Liriano vs. Mets' Niese

A day removed from the much-anticipated matchup between Matt Harvey and A.J. Burnett, the Mets and Pirates look to left-handers in the series finale on Sunday at PNC Park. Jon Niese will try to help the Mets salvage the finale, while fellow southpaw Francisco Liriano looks to lead the Pirates to a three-game sweep.


5/23/2015 | Burnett cruises as Bucs bash around Harvey

Saturday's game at PNC Park was billed as a pitchers' duel, a showdown between Mets ace Matt Harvey and veteran A.J. Burnett. But the Pirates quickly turned it into the worst start of Harvey's young career, running away with an 8-2 win over the Mets. Burnett, meanwhile, struck out 10 and improved to 4-1 with a Major League-best 1.37 ERA.


5/23/2015 | Collins does some convincing on 6-man rotation

Mets manager Terry Collins gathered five-sixths of his starting rotation together on Saturday to discuss specifics of the team's new six-man rotation, which should take effect next week. Dillon Gee is set to arrive in Pittsburgh late Saturday, at which point Collins will relay the plan to him as well.


5/23/2015 | Mets trying to find trade partner for Nieuwenhuis

The Mets are poking around to find potential trade partners for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, whom they designated for assignment earlier this week.


5/23/2015 | Wright diagnosed with spinal stenosis

The Mets have once again put third baseman David Wright's rehab on hiatus after he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.


5/22/2015 | Secure Thor takes positives from uneven start

For much of his 4-1 defeat to the Pirates on Friday night, Noah Syndergaard flashed plenty more of what the Mets know he can to be. For that reason, and because the Mets feel he has little left to prove in the Minors, manager Terry Collins confirmed afterward what most around the team already knew.


5/22/2015 | Mets try to reward Harvey, but Bucs have Burnett

Matt Harvey is winless in his last two starts despite holding opposing hitters scoreless over 15 innings combined. Harvey, one of baseball's top pitchers, looks to capture that elusive sixth win of the 2015 campaign against A.J. Burnett and the Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.


5/22/2015 | Bucs' Cole fans 10 Mets, outduels Thor

Gerrit Cole emerged victorious in a battle of electric young right arms Friday night, outdueling Noah Syndergaard and looking like one of the National League's top pitchers as the Pirates beat the Mets, 4-1, at PNC Park.


5/22/2015 | Why Syndergaard can be top-of-rotation guy

Noah Syndergaard was a supplemental first-round selection out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2010 First Year Player Draft. A right-handed pitcher, Syndergaard has the type of upside that can either lead or compliment the top of the Mets rotation for years to come.


5/22/2015 | Wright, d'Arnaud take BP, near rehab stints

Injured Mets hitters David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud both took batting practice on Friday for the first time since their injuries, setting them up to begin Minor League rehab assignments next week.




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