9:59 AM EDT, Fri April 28, 2017

Cespedes Suffers Pulled Hamstring

The Cuban outfielder came off injured during the game against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday, after suffering a setback in his hamstring injury.

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Mets vs. Braves Recap: Cespedes goes down, Mets lose again

Nothing is going right for the Mets. Everything is going wrong for the New York Mets these days. Noah Syndergaard was supposed to take the mound on Thursday and attempt to end Mets’ losing streak at five games. But instead, news broke in the morning that the Mets’ ace was scratched from his start due to biceps tendinitis, another very unwelcome injury to New York early in the season. Matt Harvey got the starting nod instead, and it did not go well, and the Mets lost their sixth-straight game. Harvey said he was not at all expecting to start this game until just three...

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Mets Morning News: Noah Syndergaard scratched, Yoenis Cespedes strained

Your Friday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links. Meet the Mets The Mets’ Thursday afternoon tilt with the Braves was doubly unfortunate—not only did the Amazins fall 7-5 for their sixth consecutive defeat, but Yoenis Cespedes left the ugly contest early. The left fielder re-injured his hamstring in just his second game back from resting off the same injury. This came just hours after Noah Syndergaard was scratched from his start due to a sore biceps. Choose your recap: AA short and long, Times, Post, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, NJ.com. Having treated himself...

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Yoenis Cespedes leaves Mets game with hamstring injury, could be “out a while”

Just when you thought the injuries could not get any worse, they got worse. Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes came up lame while legging out a double in the bottom of the fourth inning in today’s loss to the Braves, and had to get helped off the field by team trainer Ray Ramirez and manager Terry Collins. This added injury to eventual insult, as the Mets went on to lose the game to Atlanta 7-5. During Terry Collins’s post-game press conference, the manager admitted that Cespedes “could be out a while”, and that a stint on the disabled list is more likely than not for him, which would...

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Final Score: Braves 7, Mets 5—Fetal position

The Mets may have lost their two best players to injury today, and they lost again too. The Mets lost yet again to the lowly Braves, their sixth-straight loss and tenth in their last 11 games. We learned before the game that Noah Syndergaard was scratched due to biceps tendinitis and is going for an MRI, but somehow things only got worse after that. Matt Harvey got the start in place of Syndergaard and looked bad. He pitched only 4.1 innings and gave up six runs and walked five. He recorded only one strikeout. The biggest blow of the game for the Mets, though, was when Yoenis Cespedes...

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Noah Syndergaard scratched from Thursday’s Mets start

His manager says he’s dealing with a “tired arm.” Mets ace Noah Syndergaard won’t make his scheduled start Thursday against the Braves. The team says Matt Harvey will take his place, pitching on regular rest following Tuesday’s rain out. According to manager Terry Collins, Syndergaard has a tired throwing arm connected to biceps tendinitis. He was originally scheduled to pitch Wednesday night’s game, but was pushed back near the last minute. The Mets haven’t said whether it’s due to the injury, but it’s hard not to connect the dots. It’s not clear when Syndergaard will...

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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 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...

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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...

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Jayson Werth leaves Nationals game vs. Braves with undisclosed injury

Jayson Werth left the Washington Nationals' game at the Atlanta Braves with an undisclosed injury on Wednesday night. It appeared to happen on a check swing.

Washington Times

Nats' Jayson Werth leaves game with undisclosed injury

ATLANTA (AP) - Jayson Werth has left the Washington Nationals' game at the Atlanta Braves with an undisclosed injury. Werth appeared to suffer the injury when he checked his swing with one out in the third inning of Wednesday night's game. He stepped out of the batter's box before returning ...

Washington Times

Braves' Roe goes on DL; former top pick Hursh recalled

MIAMI (AP) - Atlanta Braves right-hander Chaz Roe has been placed on the 10-day disabled list with a strained back, and right-hander Jason Hursh has been recalled from Triple-A Gwinnett. Roe, who has been dealing with the injury since spring training, has allowed four runs in two innings of relief ...

San Francisco Chronicle

Giants close to signing outfielder Melvin Upton Jr.

SAN DIEGO — The Giants, their vulnerability in the outfield exposed over the season’s first five games, are close to completing a minor-league contract with former Rays, Braves and Padres outfielder Melvin Upton Jr., a major-league source said.

New York Post

Joe Girardi previews Yankees lineup and puts pressure on veterans

ATLANTA — Yankees manager Joe Girardi said you could expect Friday’s lineup against the Braves to be the same one he uses in Sunday’s season opener against the Rays at Tropicana Field. “I would think so,” Girardi said before the exhibition game to open SunTrust Park, Atlanta’s new home. “We tried to put it together...