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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.


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.


4/20/2014 | Hale faces Wheeler as Braves eye sweep

When the Braves and the Mets meet in Sunday's series finale, two Georgians take the hill hoping to forget their last outings in their own backyard. David Hale and Zack Wheeler both had season-worst outings in early April at Turner Field.


4/19/2014 | Duda's drive, Mets' rally fall short vs. Braves

Lucas Duda had a couple of chances to be a hero during the Mets' rally on Saturday night, but New York fell short in a 7-5 loss to the Braves.


4/19/2014 | Duda taking more prominent role in stride

The job is his, but Lucas Duda prefers not to think of it that way. The Mets traded first baseman Ike Davis on Friday, opening the position up to Duda full time, but the veteran said Saturday that he doesn't think his situation will change much in the coming weeks and months.


4/19/2014 | Colon fights through back ailment; Mejia coming along

Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, set to start Saturday's game, has shaken off a back ailment, and Jenrry Mejia, slated for Monday, is recovering from a blister on the middle finger of his right hand.


4/19/2014 | Santana seeks to make quick work of Mets

Ervin Santana and Bartolo Colon toe the rubber at Citi Field on Saturday with the Braves seeking to secure the series win.


4/18/2014 | Mets held to one hit by Braves pitchers

Hours after trading Ike Davis, the Mets scratched out a single base hit, as Aaron Harang no-hit them for seven innings before David Wright singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning off reliever Luis Avilan. It wasn't nearly enough to rally the Mets to victory, and they lost Friday night's series opener, 6-0.


4/18/2014 | Ike's time as a Met ends with trade to Bucs

The Mets on Friday announced the club has acquired right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder Ike Davis.


4/18/2014 | C. Young returns to Mets' lineup

Following his recovery from an injured right quadriceps, Chris Young returned to the lineup on Friday, batting fifth and playing center field against the Braves.


4/18/2014 | Matsuzaka to back up injured starters

Terry Collins announced plans to use recently promoted Daisuke Matsuzaka as injury insurance in case either of his hurting rotation members, Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia, is unable to take his scheduled turn.


4/18/2014 | Collins hoping for better fortunes at home

Terry Collins is hopeful that his club can turn around its fortunes at Citi Field as they begin a 10-game homestand. "We've got to play better at home, which the last two years really kept us from being a team that was in the hunt," he said.


4/17/2014 | Through hitting system, Mets aim to build winner

What began as gentle prodding from staff members in Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's regime -- swing at strikes, not at balls -- has evolved into a system in which hitters are graded, judged, evaluated, acquired, traded, released and paid based upon their adherence to the Bases Per Out system.


4/16/2014 | Young to return to lineup vs. Harang, Braves

Chris Young is ready to get his season started. A right quadriceps injury kept him out of the Mets' lineup for nearly three weeks, but he will finally retake his place in New York's lineup on Friday against Atlanta.


4/16/2014 | Mets complete sweep behind solid Gee

Dillon Gee's seven shutout innings Wednesday put a cherry on their winning road trip, leading to a 5-2 victory over the D-backs and a 6-3 romp through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix. Leaving home a struggling club, the Mets will return to Citi Field this weekend sitting one game above .500.


4/16/2014 | Mets bring up Matsuzaka, outright lefty Lannan

The Mets selected right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas and outrighted left-hander John Lannan on Wednesday.


4/16/2014 | C. Young eager to get back with Mets

Considering that Chris Young landed on the disabled list before his first plate appearance with the Mets, the outfielder considers his return Friday to be his real season debut.


4/16/2014 | Steady playing time benefitting E. Young

For Eric Young, the difference between the first week of this season and everything since has been staggering. After starting 0-for-15, he was hitting .361 heading into Wednesday.


4/16/2014 | Duo looking for turnaround in Arizona

Starters Dillon Gee and Brandon McCarthy will each look to change their fortunes in Wednesday's 12:40 p.m. MST (3:40 ET) series finale between the Mets and D-backs at Chase Field, with the Mets looking for a sweep.




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