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New York Post

Gary Cohen: Ron Darling’s surgery was successful

PHILADELPHIA — Ron Darling’s surgery to remove a mass in his chest was successful, according to SNY broadcaster Gary Cohen, who made the announcement on the air during the Mets’ 14-3 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday night. Darling is expected to miss at least a month in the booth as he recovers. Long games...


Mets' Steven Matz implodes in eventful 10-run first inning of game that ends in 14-3 loss

There were three errors, 14 batters, two injuries and two pitchers in a 10-run first inning by the Mets in what turned into a 14-3 loss in Philly.        


Mets injury updates: Todd Frazier, Jed Lowrie take positive steps

Jacob Rhame was recalled to take the place of Drew Gagnon on Wednesday with the Mets opting for another bullpen arm and a short bench.        

Amazin Avenue

Brandon Nimmo out of Mets’ lineup with a stiff neck

The neck injury knocked Nimmo out of Tuesday’s blowout. In a perfect embodiment of adding injury to insult, Brandon Nimmo felt his neck “lock up” during his first inning at bat of Tuesday night’s blowout loss against the Phillies. He had awakened with a stiff neck that morning and attempted to stay in the game before departing in the bottom of the inning. According to Nimmo, he had difficulty running and turning his head to see the ball, which was reflected in a misplay of a J.T. Realmuto double. Nimmo reported having a similar issue during childhood, which was resolved after a day...

Amazin Avenue

Wishing Ron Darling well

The Mets’ broadcast and alum is going under the knife this week. For a team that has not done a great job of honoring its former players, the Mets have a few former players that the fans have decided to honor themselves with their love and support. One of those former players is Ron Darling, who announced a leave of absence from the broadcast booth due to the necessary removal of a mass from his chest. “Over the last couple of months, I have not been feeling well. A series of tests revealed a large mass on my chest which will require surgery next week to remove. The doctors have told...

New York Post

Ron Darling taking leave of absence from SNY for health reasons

Ron Darling announced Saturday night he will take a medical leave from calling Mets’ games on SNY to have surgery to remove a mass in his chest. In recent weeks, Darling has been in the embroiled in controversy after the publication of his new book, “108 Stitches” in which he accused then-Mets teammate Lenny Dykstra...


NY Mets broadcaster Ron Darling to take leave of absence for health reasons

Ron Darling, who is in his 14th season with the network, went on to talk about surgery he needs to have next week.        

Amazin Avenue

Steven Matz is on a roll

Early innings notwithstanding, Matz is off to a solid start Things looked rocky for Steven Matz in the second inning on Thursday, as he followed a laser home run to Johan Camargo with a walk to Tyler Flowers. But something clicked for the Mets’ lefty and he set down the next 13 straight batters, on his way to a solid six innings and a win. Matz has been a difficult player to pin down throughout his career, as he is generally quite good, though rarely dominant, and always with the wild card of injury casting its shadow. Coming off his first healthy season in the majors, expectations were...


The latest on injured Mets infielder Jed Lowrie

The Mets have been without Jed Lowrie all season as he deals with a knee injury. Mickey Callaway gave a promising update earlier this week, and SNY's Andy Martino provided the latest on Lowrie during Wednesday's Shea Anything podcast.

New York Post

What is behind slow progress regarding Jed Lowrie’s knee injury

When Jed Lowrie signed a two-year, $20 million deal to join the Mets during the offseason, neither he nor the team envisioned it starting like this. The Mets played their 11th game of the season on Wednesday night, and Lowrie remains out with the sprained capsule in his left knee that was diagnosed seven weeks...

Federal Baseball

Nationals vs. Phillies has become one of the best rivalries in baseball

They’ve only played four times this season, but the series has had all the drama of a true rivalry. Since returning to Washington, D.C., in 2005, the Nationals have never had a true rival. MLB’s marketing team has tried to push the Battle of the Beltway between Washington and the Baltimore Orioles as a local rivalry, but fans have just never really engaged in the hype. In the NL East, the Miami Marlins have just been so bad that Nats fans have never had the chance to root against them and the New York Mets have consistently battled injuries to the point where they’re often not taken...

Twinkie Town

Opponent Preview: New York Mets

Johan Santana’s old team is up next Moving on from the armpit of the Rust Belt home of a terrible mascot Minnesotan nightmare historic city of Philadelphia, the Twins are looking to rebound from their first series loss of the season. Our boys of summer will be making the short trip up to Queens for a two-game series against the New York Mets. Last year, the lesser Big Apple squad got off to a scorching-hot start, only to sink to nearly the bottom of the barrel in the NL East. It was another lost season for the Mets, who struggled with injuries to key players like Noah Syndergaard and...

New York Post

The Mets’ Travis d’Arnaud wait is over

Ten days shy of a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, Travis d’Arnaud returned to the big leagues. The Mets activated the catcher off the disabled list Sunday after he had stayed behind in Port St. Lucie to continue rehabbing his elbow. He caught a pair of rehab games with Single-A St. Lucie on Thursday...

Amazin Avenue

Mets activate Travis d’Arnaud from IL, option Tomas Nido to Syracuse

d’Arnaud last appeared in a major league game on April 8, 2018. The New York Mets have activated catcher Travis d’Arnaud from the injured list and have optioned Tomas Nido to Triple-A Syracuse prior to this afternoon’s game. Tomorrow marks one year to the day that d’Arnaud last appeared in a major league game. d’Arnaud had Tommy John surgery on April 17, 2018, after he was diagnosed with a partially torn UCL in his right elbow. The 30-year-old catcher returned this spring and played in eight games for the Mets. In 19 Grapefruit League at-bats, he recorded five hits, including one...


Mets activate Travis d'Arnaud from IL, with Todd Frazier likely not far behind

D'Arnaud, who has not played in the majors for roughly a year after undergoing Tommy John surgery, had been playing rehab games with High-A St. Lucie, where he went 2-for-7 with one walk in two games.

Federal Baseball

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 2nd of 3 with the New York Mets...

Wilmer Difo had a big game in the series opener in Citi Field, and he’s going to be a big part of the lineup with Trea Turner out... In the immediate aftermath of Trea Turner’s injury on Tuesday night, Washington Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez said Wilmer Difo would get an opportunity at short while Turner sat and waited for his broken right index finger to heal. “Difo is going to get an opportunity to play,” Martinez said, “... and he’s here for a reason, so we’ve just got to come back tomorrow and play baseball.” As a starter in his career, the 27-year-old infielder...

New York Post

Carlos Pena dishes on Mets, Yankees & potential AL surprise

MLB Network analyst and former Rays slugger Carlos Pena talks with The Post’s Justin Terranova about Yankees injuries, Pete Alonso’s rising star and the reality of slow starts. Q: Which Yankees injury is of the most concern to you? A: (Miguel) Andujar, in particular, was concerning to me because he was such a big part...

Amazin Avenue

Columbia Fireflies set to open season with several of the Mets’ top prospects

How will the Columbia Fireflies fare this season? When the 2018 season began, the Columbia Fireflies looked like a team that would go places. While the offense was suspect, the starting rotation and bullpen was composed of numerous individuals that were players to keep an eye on. Anthony Kay, the Mets; first-round draft pick from 2016, was returning from Tommy John surgery and looking to establish himself as a professional pitcher. High-ceiling right-handers Tony Dibrell and Chris Viall would also be taking the ball every five days. David Peterson, the first-round pick from 2017, would miss...


After getting hit by pitch, NY Mets' Brandon Nimmo hopeful injury isn't severe

The New York Mets outfielder was hit on the hand by a pitch in the seventh inning.        


The last time the Rockies played at Tropicana Field...

A little Rays history ahead of Monday’s series opener. The last time the Colorado Rockies visited the friendly domed confines of Tropicana Field, Lou Pinella was still at the helm of the Vincent J. Naimoli-owned team, and Carl Crawford was fixing to head to his first All-Star game. Oh, and Scott Kazmir was still a 20-year-old pitching prospect in High-A with the New York Mets. Also, the Tampa Bay Devil Rays were about to embark on their winningest stretch in franchise history, catalysed by a three game sweep of the Colorado Rockies. On Friday, June 11th 2004, the Colorado Rockies and the...


After successful Opening Day, Mets' Wilson Ramos happy to be back in NL East

Before signing with the Mets, Wilson Ramos knew exactly how tough it was to play in the NL East. And it isn't because he was traded from the Rays to the Phillies at the trade deadline last season.

Federal Baseball

Washington Nationals rally from early deficit, but fall to New York Mets, 11-8 final in D.C.

Washington’s Nationals are off to an 0-2 start after dropping the first two of three with the New York Mets in D.C. Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals fell behind early, but Juan Soto did his best to get the home team back into the second of three with the New York Mets in D.C. Soto drove in two runs with RBI singles, and he scored the tying run in the sixth inning, knotting things up at 4-4, but Trevor Rosenthal’s debut in the Nats’ bullpen (which was Rosenthal’s first big league appearance since he had Tommy John surgery in 2017), was rough. Rosenthal gave up...


Latest Mets injury updates on Todd Frazier, Jed Lowrie

Mickey Callaway provided some encouraging news regarding the status of Mets third baseman Todd Frazier.

Amazin Avenue

The Mets’ outfield should be one of their strengths this season

The Mets have two young cornerstones manning their outfield. The Mets still have questions at a few positions, but the outfield is not one of them. The original plan this offseason was to have Jeff McNeil move to left field after Jed Lowrie was signed to a two-year deal, but even with injuries to both Lowrie and Todd Frazier, the outfield is still well-manned. Leading the way to start the season are Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto. Nimmo is expected to slot into the leadoff spot and man left field until others return from their injuries. If McNeil does eventually make his way to the...

Amazin Avenue

Once again, the Mets’ success hinges on the starting rotation

Somewhat like the bullpen, the starting rotation has the chance to be one of the best in the game, but is top-heavy and lacks depth behind it. Absent any injuries, the composition of the Mets’ starting rotation come Opening Day was never in doubt. While there were competitions in camp for bullpen roles and some jockeying for position in the pecking order as a potential spot starter, there were no jobs in the starting rotation to be won or lost. Aside from the brief period of time to start last season when Zack Wheeler was in the minor leagues and the starts missed by Noah Syndergaard...

Amazin Avenue

Tyler Bashlor will provide depth to the Mets’ bullpen

His first major league stint was a dud, but Bashlor still has a role as bullpen depth with upside. Tyler Bashlor’s 2018 was a mixed bag. He built off a breakout 2017 with 24 excellent relief innings in Double-A that led to a major league call-up. That alone was impressive, given that he missed more than two seasons after Tommy John surgery and progressed through the system in effectively two-and-a-half years once healthy. Unfortunately, his 32 major league innings were a disaster, as his strikeout rate plummeted and his home run rate soared. Bashlor’s 4.22 ERA wasn’t horrific, but a...


Mets' Jed Lowrie takes next step in return from injury

Mets infielder Jed Lowrie, who has been out since late-February due to a capsule sprain in his left knee, has taken a few big steps as he progresses toward a return.

Federal Baseball

Washington Nationals vs New York Mets vs Houston Astros: Grapefruit League GameThread...

On their last day in Florida, the Nationals take on the Mets (at 12:05 PM EDT on MLBN; MLB dot tv) and the Astros (at 1:05 on radio only via MLB’s At Bat app) in Grapefruit League action... Talking to 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Sports Junkies last September, Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo explained that they were going to handle 25-year-old right-hander Joe Ross like they have the other starters in the organization who’ve undergone Tommy John surgery. Ross underwent the procedure in mid-July of 2017, and returned to the mound last summer, making six starts across four levels of...

MLB.com FastCast: Machado's market cools down - 1/16/19

The market for Manny Machado gets more interesting, the Rays close in on a deal with Avisail Garcia, plus the Mets introduce Jed Lowrie in Queens About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in

MLB.com FastCast: Edwin dealt, Familia signs - 12/13/18

The Mariners, Indians and Rays make a three-team trade centered around Edwin Encarnacion, plus the Mets reportedly bring back Jeurys Familia About Major League Baseball: Major League Baseball (MLB) is the most historic professional sports league in the U

Jacob deGrom, Blake Snell named 2018 Cy Young Award winners

Mets ace Jacob deGrom & Rays lefty Blake Snell have been named MLB's 2018 Cy Young Award winners. Subscribe for daily sports videos! YES' social media pages: YouTube: yesnet.me/YESyoutube Facebook: yesnet.me/YESfacebook Twitter: yesnet.me/YEStwitter Inst