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8/18/2014 | Colon scratched, heading to bereavement list

Bartolo Colon, who was scheduled to start in the Mets' series finale against the Cubs, was scratched. He hopped a flight to the Dominican Republic to be with his critically ill mother and will be placed on the bereavement list.

8/18/2014 | Mets' offense sputters in Torres' fine spot start

Carlos Torres was solid in his spot start with five scoreless frames, but a homer from Lucas Duda was not enough for the Mets in a 4-1 loss to the Cubs on Monday at Citi Field.

8/17/2014 | Wright gets treatment on ailing shoulder

David Wright received 45-60 minutes of treatment on his sore left shoulder following Sunday's game with the Cubs, which he sat out. The shoulder, which has given him problems for two months, was re-aggravated when it absorbed the blow of an 88-mph fastball on Saturday night.

8/17/2014 | Battle of the ages shapes Cubs-Mets finale

The Cubs will send Kyle Hendricks to the mound for the finale of their four-game set with the Mets on Monday at Citi Field, looking for a split. New York will counter with veteran Bartolo Colon, as it looks to win its series with Chicago.

8/17/2014 | Mejia gives up late homer as Mets fall to Cubs

The Mets lost, 2-1, to the Cubs at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon, their first loss in three games against Chicago this weekend. It was a tight one that might have tilted the other way had Starlin Castro not hit a go-ahead homer in the ninth or if the Mets had figured out Cubs right-hander Jake Arrieta before he departed after seven scoreless innings.

8/17/2014 | Dice-K to make another rehab start

Daisuke Matsuzaka's sharp rehab outing on Saturday, during which he needed just 69 pitches (43 strikes) to get through six innings with three strikeouts and no walks, was another promising step forward in his recovery from a sore right elbow that has kept him sidelined since late July.

8/17/2014 | Escape plan: Bring in tenacious rookie Black

Rookie reliever Vic Black continues to impress in difficult situations, including Saturday night's bases-loaded, nobody-out escape against the Cubs.

8/16/2014 | HBP, Wright exits with soreness in troubled shoulder

David Wright was hit in the back with a pitch in the sixth inning on Saturday night, and the Mets third baseman left the game at the start of the seventh inning with posterior left shoulder soreness.

8/16/2014 | Good news from deGrom: 'No pain'

Jacob deGrom declared his right rotator cuff tendinitis much improved, and the Mets rookie right-hander could be on track to start next weekend in Los Angeles.

8/16/2014 | Niese does it again, turns back Cubs

Jon Niese turned in a second straight solid outing, working six-plus innings and allowing three runs in the Mets' 7-3 win over the Cubs on Saturday night at Citi Field.

8/16/2014 | Mets' Montero gets another shot to strut his stuff

Jake Arrieta starts for the Cubs opposite the Mets' Rafael Montero as the teams continue a four-game wraparound series at Citi Field on Sunday afternoon.

8/16/2014 | Molina racks up 12 more K's for Brooklyn

Right-hander Marcos Molina, the Mets' No. 16 prospect,, struck out a career-high 12 batters in seven scoreless innings Friday, helping short-season Brooklyn defeat Vermont, 7-0.

8/16/2014 | Mejia bounces back strong after rough stretch

After blowing a save on Sunday and announcing that he's dealing with a hernia, among other injuries, Jenrry Mejia tossed a perfect ninth on both Thursday and Friday.

8/15/2014 | Wheeler's 10 K's, Campbell's blast lift Mets

Zack Wheeler fanned 10 and gave up two runs in 6 2/3 innings, and Eric Campbell's three-run homer in the fourth was all he needed, as the Mets beat the Cubs, 3-2, in the series opener at Citi Field on Friday.

8/15/2014 | Ice Bucket Challenge extra meaningful for Campbell

The Mets participated in the latest viral fundraiser on Thursday at Citi Field, taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge that is meant to raise awareness of ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. New York's participation carried extra significance for rookie Eric Campbell.

8/15/2014 | Straily ready for Cubs debut at Citi Field

Dan Straily will make his first start for the Cubs on Saturday against the Mets at Citi Field. He'll face Jon Niese, looking to build on his last outing when he went seven strong against the Phils.

8/14/2014 | Mets unsuccessful on hit-by-pitch challenge

Mets manager Terry Collins challenged a call Thursday night at Citi Field, contending that a Rafael Soriano slider down-and-in to Lucas Duda hit the first baseman on the foot.

8/14/2014 | Starters riding momentum as Cubs, Mets meet

Heading to the mound to open the team's four-game set against the Mets, Travis Wood will look to build on his last start and continue a stretch of hot pitching for the Cubs. Meanwhile, counterpart Zack Wheeler aims to continue his impressive stretch in the opener of four games at Citi Field.

8/14/2014 | Manfred to succeed Selig as next Commissioner

Rob Manfred was elected in a 30-0 vote Thursday to succeed Commissioner Bud Selig in January, becoming the 10th person to hold the industry's highest office.

8/14/2014 | Collins: Harvey 'not going to pitch this year'

Matt Harvey and Terry Collins seem to be on the same page, for now. The Mets' injured ace and manager chatted Thursday to go over the last couple of days, as well as the organization's recently re-emphasized desire for Harvey to tone down the pace and aggressiveness of his Tommy John rehabilitation.

8/14/2014 | Tejada adjusting to reserve role with Mets

The biggest question surrounding the Mets' middle infielders -- though not necessarily a topic of conversation between them -- got an answer last week when the club named Wilmer Flores the starting the shortstop for the rest of the season after several months of ambiguity. Ruben Tejada was relegated to the bench.

8/14/2014 | d'Arnaud solidifying Mets' future at catcher

As the Mets continue to evaluate their roster with at least one eye looking at 2015, the last two months have seemingly solidified one position that earlier this season was one of the club's most worrisome question marks: catcher.

8/14/2014 | Harvey continues rehab, club stays cautious

A day after general manager Sandy Alderson suggested the club will scale back Matt Harvey's throwing program, Harvey threw a 27-pitch bullpen session in Port St. Lucie, Fla. Manager Terry Collins expected to chat with Harvey on the phone Wednesday afternoon to discuss the possibility of slowing down, but that did not happen.

8/13/2014 | Confirmation of out call at home rankles Mets

With the Mets trailing by one in the bottom of the ninth, Matt den Dekker was ruled out at the plate on Eric Campbell's fielder's choice grounder to third. After a crew-chief review of one minute, 33 seconds, the ruling on the field was confirmed.

8/13/2014 | Mets miss chances to turn away pesky visitors

Travis d'Arnaud homered during an eventful ninth inning, but the Mets came up short in Washington's 3-2 win Wednesday night at Citi Field. The win was the Nationals' 10th straight at the Mets' home park.

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