deGrom assumes NL ERA lead with 7 scoreless

arlier this month, Mets pitching coach Dave Eiland created a minor stir when he called out Noah Syndergaard's relative lack of big league accomplishments, in quotes that appeared in the New York Post. Eiland's contention was that at age 25, for all the hype that surrounds him, Syndergaard remains an unfinished product. When asked Wednesday if that same line of thinking applies to Jacob deGrom, Mets manager Mickey Callaway offered a full-throated disagreement.… Read More
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Lugo’s ownership of lefties reaching elite levels

The roots of Seth Lugo's scoreless-innings streak -- a career-high 14 innings and counting entering Wednesday's play -- are not much different than the origins of his success as a big league pitcher. Lugo is throwing his curveball early and often, generating whiffs and soft contact seemingly at will.… Read More
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Bautista’s day starts in Fla., ends in Mets’ lineup

About four and a half hours before their game against the Marlins on Tuesday, the Mets agreed to terms on a one-year deal to bring Jose Bautista to Flushing, adding some right-handed thump -- albeit 37-year-old thump -- to a lineup in obvious need of it. The Mets just so happened to be facing a left-handed pitcher that night, creating an ideal situation for their newest player.… Read More
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Plawecki to begin rehab stint Wednesday

When the Mets acquired Devin Mesoraco from the Reds earlier this month, they indicated that Mesoraco's health history -- two hip surgeries and a shoulder operation, among other maladies -- would prevent him from playing every day. But Mesoraco has started most games at catcher for the Mets, largely because he has performed so well.… Read More
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Vargas returns to form as Mets win 4th straight

Jason Vargas, whose turn in the rotation was skipped last time out, went five innings and struck out a season-high seven batters as the Mets extended their win streak to four. Asdrubal Cabrera's RBI double was the lone run given up by Rule 5 Draft pick Elieser Hernandez, who pitched five innings of one-run ball for the second straight start.… Read More
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Rosario launches first two homers of season

Amed Rosario entered Sunday's game in an 0-for-11 funk, with just three extra-base hits in his last 21 games. But he broke out with solo homers in the sixth and seventh innings of the Mets' 4-1 win over the D-backs, his first home runs since last August.… Read More
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Cabrera’s pinch HR helps Mets sweep D-backs

Asdrubal Cabrera's pinch-hit, go-ahead, two-run homer in the seventh inning lifted the Mets to a 4-1 win over the D-backs, capping their first sweep of at least three games at Citi Field since 2016. Amed Rosario followed the blast with his second homer of the game, connecting on his first two jacks this season. The late rally helped seal a win for Noah Syndergaard, who struck out seven in seven innings, and Robert Gsellman earned his first save by recording the last five outs.… Read More
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