10:51 AM EDT, Thu April 27, 2017
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Mets Morning News: Losing streak continues in ugly loss to Braves

Mets Morning News: Losing streak continues in ugly loss to Braves

Your Thursday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets played a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad game against the Braves. A perfect storm of poor pitching, sloppy defense, and inconsistent offense combined for an ugly night at Citi Field. The extra day off, and the additions of Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud to the lineup, did little to improve the Mets fortunes. Robert Gsellman was unable to build off of his last solid outing, and the defense committed more errors than the team scored runs which is not exactly a recipe for...
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Mets vs. Braves recap: At least it was over quickly

Mets vs. Braves recap: At least it was over quickly

The Mets were blown out by the Braves, who had lost six games in a row before Wednesday night. If the Mets are trying to convince people that they might not actually be good this year, they’ve been making a hell of a case over the past week-and-a-half. That probably isn’t the case, but on Wednesday night, they fell behind 5-0 in the first inning thanks mostly to Robert Gsellman. They only scored twice, and the gave up three more runs before the game was over. In total, Gsellman gave up six runs, five of which were earned, with two strikeouts and three walks. He gave up...
2 hours ago
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/26/17: Merandy is the man-dy

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/26/17: Merandy is the man-dy

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (10-10) NO GAME (SCHEDULE) ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets optioned LHP Sean Gilmartin to Las Vegas 51s ROSTER ALERT: New York Mets recalled SS Matt Reynolds from Las Vegas 51s Double-A - Binghamton Rumble Ponies (9-8) BINGHAMTON 4, AKRON 1 (Box) The Rumble Ponies won their series against the RubberDucks, taking the rubber game 4-1. Both teams scored in the first inning, but a pair of productive outs allowed Binghamton to plate two more in...
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Final Score: Braves 8, Mets 2—Another game bites the dust

Final Score: Braves 8, Mets 2—Another game bites the dust

The Mets lost a brutal game to the Braves. The Mets continued their uninspiring play and lost to the Braves in a landslide of a game, 8-2, after Robert Gsellman was shelled. With Julio Teheran on the mound for the Braves, the game was pretty much over when Gsellman gave up five runs in the top of the first inning. And things didn’t really change from there. The Mets loaded the bases with nobody out in the fourth but only scored one run on a Neil Walker sacrifice fly. Fernando Salas gave up a couple runs in the seventh, which might not have mattered, as the Mets scored just once more...
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Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are making progress

Steven Matz and Seth Lugo are making progress

The injured Mets starters are moving on to the next step in their rehab process. Steven Matz and Seth Lugo have yet to throw a pitch for the Mets this season, but the injured starters are making progress in their bids to return to the mound. According to Terry Collins, Matz and Lugo have both been throwing from 120 feet with no discomfort and are now ready to move on to mound work. Matz has been out since March with what he called a flexor tendon strain, though Mets team doctors found nothing wrong with his elbow. Matz has had a history of arm troubles, including past Tommy John surgery,...
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Mets probable pitchers: Robert Gsellman will start on Wednesday, Noah Syndergaard back on Thursday

Mets probable pitchers: Robert Gsellman will start on Wednesday, Noah Syndergaard back on Thursday

New York can’t seem to make up its mind regarding who should pitch against Atlanta. The three starting pitchers for the Mets’ three-game series with the Braves this week were supposed to be Robert Gsellman, Noah Syndergaard, and Matt Harvey. However, the postponement on Tuesday night created an opportunity for the team to skip Gsellman’s scheduled start while keeping Syndergaard on schedule for Wednesday. That’s originally what New York said it would do, but there has been a change of plans. Gsellman will now take Wednesday while Syndergaard gets an extra day of rest and starts in...
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Wilmer Flores improving, still no timetable for return

Wilmer Flores improving, still no timetable for return

The Mets’ infielder, who’s been suffering with a knee infection, appears to be on the mend. Wilmer Flores, who’s been sidelined with an infection in his knee, appears to be making progress in rehab, according to New York Times reporter James Wagner. Flores was placed on the disabled list this past Friday after he had to be hospitalized with septic arthritis, i.e., a joint infection. The infection was apparently serious enough that it required Flores to be put on an IV. It’s difficult to tell how long it could take Flores to recover, as people respond very differently to infections,...
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Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud back in Mets’ lineup

Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud back in Mets’ lineup

Both have been out since last week. Both Yoenis Cespedes and Travis d’Arnaud will start for the first time this week tonight against the Braves at Citi Field. The Mets lost both players last week to small, but significant, injuries, which caused the team to play short-handed for the weekend. d’Arnaud left Wednesday’s game after suffering a right wrist contusion after making contact with Aaron Altherr’s bat after an attempted throw to second base. While d’Arnaud was available to pinch hit—and did in all four games—his bat was missed in the lineup. In his absence, Kevin...
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Mets call up Matt Reynolds, send down Sean Gilmartin

Mets call up Matt Reynolds, send down Sean Gilmartin

The Mets have returned to a five-man bench and seven-man bullpen. The Mets have called up Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas and have sent down Sean Gilmartin in a move to shore up their bench. The team has been beset by a rash of injuries that have taken out everyone from Lucas Duda to Travis d’Arnaud to Wilmer Flores. Even Yoenis Cespedes hasn’t been immune to the bug. With David Wright still not ready to play and Jose Reyes looking like the second coming of Mario Mendoza, the Mets have been desperate for bats on the bench. Enter Matt Reynolds. The infielder has been hitting a...
Apr 26, 2017
Mets Morning News: Series opener rained out, Cespedes’s return looms

Mets Morning News: Series opener rained out, Cespedes’s return looms

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets’ series opener with the Braves was rained out, with a make-up game scheduled as part of a doubleheader on September 25. The day off will cost Robert Gsellman his turn through the rotation while allowing Yoenis Cespedes extra time to recover from his hamstring injury. Terry Collins isn’t panicking over his team’s slow start, Kevin Kernan of the Post writes. “There is going to be a time when they lose six out of eight, it’s just the nature of the game,” Collins said. “You run...
Apr 26, 2017
Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/26/17: Welcome back, Mr. McNeil

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/26/17: Welcome back, Mr. McNeil

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action! *All results from games played on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (10-10) SACRAMENTO 11, LAS VEGAS 1 (Box) I’m really happy that this game was an early one, and not the usual Vegas 10 PM special, because this game would not have been worth staying up for. Erik Goeddel and David Roseboom really screwed the pooch in late innings, combining to allow ten runs- eight earned- in 1.1 innings. Before the spectacular late inning collapse, the game was actually competitive, with both teams tied 1-1. And then,...
Apr 25, 2017
Mets, Braves postponed by rain, will make up game in September

Mets, Braves postponed by rain, will make up game in September

The game will be made up as part of a doubleheader on September 25. The Mets’ Tuesday night game against the Braves has been rained out. It will be made up on September 25 as part of a single-admission double header beginning at 4:10 PM. The Mets planned on sending Robert Gsellman out to start against Julio Teheran for the Braves, but they will now skip Gsellman’s spot in the rotation and use him out of the bullpen this week. Teheran is still in line to start Wednesday against Noah Syndergaard. Matt Harvey will also still take his turn in the rotation on Thursday, but he will now face...
Apr 25, 2017
Braves vs. Mets: Nowhere to go but up?

Braves vs. Mets: Nowhere to go but up?

This homestand is not going well so far, but maybe the Amazins can turn it around. In what is becoming a too-familiar trend, the Mets lost three close games to Washington over the weekend to drop their record to 8-11, good for fourth place in the National League East. The team has now lost eight of its last nine while scoring four runs or fewer in all eight of those losses. The off day on Monday will hopefully serve two purposes. First, it can knock the Mets out of their current funk, and more importantly, it can help the team get a little healthier after it was ravaged by minor injuries...
Apr 25, 2017
Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, April 17-23, 2017

Mets Player Performance Meter: Pitchers, April 17-23, 2017

A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers performed over the past week The Mets went just 1-5 in the six games they played over the last week of baseball. For the most part, that was not the fault of their pitchers. There were some stinkers among the individual performances, but there were no awful starts by anyone in the rotation, and even for a team with a rotation like the one the Mets currently have, that’s a good thing. Collectively, the Mets have a 3.50 ERA thus far this year, the fifth-best mark in all of baseball. Their 3.33 FIP ranks second, trailing only the Indians, as...
Apr 25, 2017
Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, April 17-23

Mets Player Performance Meter: Position players, April 17-23

A quick review of how the Mets’ position players performed over the past week It was not a great week for the Mets. With just one in total across two three-game series, the first with the Phillies and the second with the Nationals, the team averaged 3.33 runs per game. Along the way, several of the Mets’ position players got hurt, which made it a particularly ugly week. There were a couple of bright spots amid the darkness, though, as the injuries led to Jay Bruce playing first base and Michael Conforto starting every day. The two of them have been among the better hitters in baseball...