4/20/2015 | Injury storm just an obstacle Mets have to weather
To this point, the Mets have performed like the 2002 Angels and last summer's Giants, using a dozen papercuts to bleed their opponents. But another downpour might undermine this team. Those with Mets memories may recall a sequence of injuries that occurred in the ugly summer of 1992.
4/20/2015 | Familia embracing ninth-inning opportunity
Jeurys Familia felt some nerves. He wasn't the only one. The 25-year-old righty had struggled mightily in Spring Training and had limited experienced saving games. Yet there Familia was, being called on in the ninth to preserve a one-run lead in Atlanta on April 12, with suddenly just the shredded remains of a safety net behind him.
4/19/2015 | Plawecki projects as capable fill-in for Mets
It's tough enough for any prospect to come up and make his big league debut. But expecting Mets catcher Kevin Plawecki to be a capable stand-in until Travis d'Arnaud returns, however, is entirely realistic.
4/19/2015 | After feeling soreness, Black to undergo MRI
Mets general manager Sandy Alderson announced after Sunday's 7-6 victory over the Marlins, that reliever Vic Black is scheduled to undergo an MRI after complaining of soreness in his neck and shoulder region.
4/19/2015 | Feeling under the weather, Harvey grinds out start
At about 7:30 on Sunday morning, hours before he was scheduled to make his third start of the season, Matt Harvey texted a Mets trainer to inform the team that he was sick.
4/19/2015 | Mets to call up Plawecki after d'Arnaud fractures hand
Long viewed as either a valuable trade chip or much needed insurance, Kevin Plawecki will prove to be the latter as the Mets will call up their No. 2 prospect to replace the injured Travis d'Arnaud, Sandy Alderson announced on Sunday.
4/19/2015 | Blevins fractures forearm after being hit by liner
Mets reliever Jerry Blevins suffered a left forearm fracture after being hit with a Dee Gordon line drive during the seventh inning Sunday, the club announced.
4/19/2015 | Mets eye ninth straight win as Braves visit Queens
Trevor Cahill will start Tuesday on the mound opposite Jon Niese as the Braves visit the Mets for a three-game series in New York following an off-day for both teams on Monday. The Mets are looking to extend their league-best winning streak to nine games.
4/19/2015 | Collins sticking with Familia in closer's role
Jeurys Familia has impressed Mets manager Terry Collins enough to remain in the closer's role, at least initially, when Bobby Parnell and Vic Black return from rehab assignments.
4/19/2015 | Mets' offense breaks out to tally eighth straight win
Nothing going for them off Tom Koehler for three innings, no worries. The Mets continue to find a way, and they did it once again on Sunday -- breaking through for seven runs in the fourth inning.
4/19/2015 | d'Arnaud steps up to improve on field, at plate
When the Mets inserted catcher Travis d'Arnaud into the No. 2 spot in the lineup to replace the injured David Wright, d'Arnaud considered the move a show of confidence. So far, New York has been rewarded for that confidence.
4/18/2015 | deGrom's scoreless streak, Mets' seven straight wins spark hope
It's been 18 1/3 innings and 274 pitches since Jacob deGrom allowed a run, 203 days since the Mets last lost at Citi Field and nine years since a start so spectacular and surrounded by so much hope.
4/18/2015 | Harvey, Koehler set to square off in series finale
A native New Yorker returns to face a pitcher who is quickly becoming the toast of the town as the Mets and Marlins conclude their four-game series Sunday at Citi Field. It will be the second Matt Harvey Day of the season in Queens as Tom Koehler opposes for Miami.
4/18/2015 | Mets defeat Marlins for seventh straight win
deGrom's dominance set the tone early, and the Mets held off a ninth-inning rally to claim a 5-4 victory over the Marlins, extending New York's winning streak to seven straight. The 2014 National League Rookie of the Year now hasn't given up a run in 18 1/3 innings.
4/18/2015 | Mets' Torres earns first save wearing new protective headgear
Mets reliever Alex Torres, who wore an oversized protective cap while with the Padres last season, will now wear a new protective ring that gets placed around the base of his cap and cushions his head from ear to ear.
4/18/2015 | Cuddyer helping fill gap with captain Wright out
The Mets have won six in a row for the first time in four years, and the play of Michael Cuddyer recently is a large reason.
4/17/2015 | Colon produces unlikely tying run while tossing seven
With the Mets down just one run in the fifth inning,Terry Collins opted to let Bartolo Colon hit for himself -- the pitcher who went nine years between RBIs before managing one in his last start April 12, the pitcher with just 13 hits in 18 big league seasons, the pitcher, who at age 41, seemingly never stops surprising.
4/17/2015 | Lagares displays Gold Glove skills vs. Marlins
Minutes before the start of Friday's 4-1 win over the Marlins, Mets center fielder Juan Lagares stepped onto the field to accept his 2014 Rawlings Gold Glove award, grinning as he hoisted it up with both hands. Then Lagares set about showcasing the skills that helped him earn it.
4/17/2015 | Latos, deGrom set for Game 3 of Marlins-Mets
The third of the four-game series between the Mets and Marlins at Citi Field will feature two pitchers off to starkly different starts. The Mets start Jacob deGrom, who is coming off his first win and owns a 1.46 ERA. Marlins starter Mat Latos has lasted a combined 4 2/3 innings in his first two starts with his new team.
4/17/2015 | Mets defeat Marlins to keep win streak alive at 6
Bartolo Colon once again baffled and amazed both on the mound and at the plate, Michael Cuddyer drove in the go-ahead run and the Mets overcame an early Giancarlo Stanton homer to win their sixth straight game, 4-1, over the Marlins.
4/17/2015 | Mets plan to call Montero back up soon
When the Mets optioned Rafael Montero to Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday, it was not exactly a demotion. Although Montero will spend the next 10 days as a Minor League pitcher, the Mets plan to call him back up for a big league start on April 28.
4/17/2015 | Mets starting to form 2015 identity
New York Mets pitchers want their opponents to know the outside of the plate will not be shared. Or as Bob Gibson once noted, "The inside half can be yours. The outside half belongs to me."
4/17/2015 | Duda's three-hit night helps Mets win without Wright
If Lucas Duda can start hitting lefties consistently, as he did Thursday with the go-ahead RBI in the Mets' 7-5 win over the Marlins, willing them to their fifth straight victory for the first time in two years, there is no telling how high steep his career arc may rise.
4/17/2015 | Granderson gets Mets out of jam with impressive catch
The Mets took the first of a four-game series with the Marlins, 7-5, on Thursday by a margin of two runs and just a few inches. Just a few inches closer down the barrel, and maybe J.T. Realmuto's bases-loaded fly ball off Rafael Montero in the sixth carries a few inches farther over Citi Field's right-field wall. Just a few inches shorter, and maybe Curtis Granderson doesn't stretch the final few inches necessary to snag Realmuto's drive before smashing into that wall.
4/17/2015 | Ichiro called safe in wild replay review
After a review that lasted five minutes, 44 seconds on Thursday night, one of the wildest replay reviews you'll see resulted in an overturn that produced the tying run in the seventh inning for the Marlins against the Mets at Citi Field.
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