9/20/2014 | Collins monitoring youngsters' workloads as season winds down
While Terry Collins wouldn't turn down a second-place finish for 2014, he said prior to Saturday's game with the Atlanta Braves that, on the whole, he's more concerned with some of his players finishing, period.
9/20/2014 | Mets look to deGrom to complete series sweep
Atlanta's Wild Card have dwindled and New York must win out just to finish above .500. But Ervin Santana is hoping to slow Mets hurler Jacob deGrom, who can bolster his NL Rookie of the Year campaign.
9/20/2014 | As hopes fade, Braves fending off Mets in East
While the stumbling Braves have played themselves to the brink of playoff elimination over the last few weeks, they're still clinging to second place in the National League East. That effort to hold off the Marlins and Mets continues Saturday against New York when Mike Minor takes the hill opposite Jon Niese.
9/20/2014 | Four-hit game eases pressure on Murphy
After recording four hits already and having had just one other multihit game in September, it was hard for Mets third baseman Daniel Murphy to be too disappointed when his ninth-inning line drive found Atlanta Braves second baseman Tommy La Stella's glove in New York's 5-0 win Friday night.
9/19/2014 | Wheeler drives shutout as Duda powers Mets
The New York Mets shut out the Atlanta Braves, 5-0, in the series opener Friday night at Turner Field as Zack Wheeler went six innings and Lucas Duda provided a decisive two-run homer in the sixth inning.
9/19/2014 | Mets hoping Lagares can return before curtain
The Mets continue to be without outfielder Juan Lagares after he sprained his right elbow in Tuesday's game, threatening to keep him out for the remainder of the season.
9/19/2014 | Nieuwenhuis rests after passing kidney stone
Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis sat out of Friday's lineup against the Braves at Turner Field after passing a kidney stone on Thursday.
9/19/2014 | Backman joins Mets' coaching staff in Atlanta
After playing a huge part in the development of many of the New York Mets' younger players, Triple-A Las Vegas manager Wally Backman is getting an up-close look at his young pupils over the final 10 days of the season, joining the coaching staff in Atlanta on Friday.
9/17/2014 | Mets can't shake off early damage off Gee
Dillon Gee went into his start Wednesday night, ultimately a 4-3 Mets loss to the Marlins, with high hopes. He entered trending upward after a mostly poor second half, and another step in the right direction could prove significant as Gee prepares to settle in for the winter. Like his 2014 season, though, Gee's outing seemed two-sided. The right-hander limited early trouble before working quickly in the later innings, ultimately yielding four runs in 6 2/3 innings.
9/16/2014 | Gee looks build on recent stretch in finale
When Dillon Gee takes to the Citi Field mound Wednesday night against the Marlins opposite righty Henderson Alvarez, he'll try to continue to inch back toward the first-half effectiveness that has eluded him in recent months. Alvarez is enjoying a breakout year, but has been hampered lately by injuries.
9/16/2014 | Mets have no plans to change logo
Despite an altered logo appearing on the Mets' official Twitter and Facebook pages earlier this week, the team has not changed -- and has no plans to change -- a logo that has gone largely unaltered over the past 52 years.
9/16/2014 | Selig backs Mets' approach for building team
Commissioner Bud Selig expressed support for Mets chairman Fred Wilpon and COO Jeff Wilpon on multiple matters Tuesday, including the team's payroll.
9/16/2014 | MLB announces Clemente Award nominees
Major League Baseball and Chevrolet announced on Tuesday the names of the 30 club nominees for the Roberto Clemente Award presented by Chevrolet, and fan voting will begin Wednesday, Roberto Clemente Day, to help decide who succeeds Carlos Beltran as the winner of the prestigious community honor handed out annually at the World Series.
9/15/2014 | In smaller Citi outfield, would grass be greener?
The Mets are reportedly considering moving in their outfield fences for next season. But that move would have consequences both offensively and defensively.
9/15/2014 | Eovaldi, Colon look to bounce back from rough starts
Considering the Marlins have been above the Mets in the standings almost all season, it's interesting that both teams now find themselves fighting for third place in the National League East. They'll play their penultimate matchup of the year on Tuesday in New York, with starters Nathan Eovaldi and Bartolo Colon squaring off.
9/15/2014 | deGrom opens game with eight K's to tie MLB record
Jacob deGrom's improbable rookie season continued on Monday against the Marlins, when he tied Major League baseball's modern-day record by striking out each of the first eight batters he faced.
9/15/2014 | Black temporarily shut down with rotator cuff strain
Vic Black has a mild rotator cuff strain -- or, as general manager Sandy Alderson called it, "normal fatigue." As a result, the Mets are shutting him down for 5-6 days before trying to ramp him up again in an effort to allow the right-hander to pitch in another game this season.
9/15/2014 | Alderson praises Collins' performance, team's improvement
General manager Sandy Alderson plans to sit down with manager Terry Collins this weekend in Atlanta and discuss, among other things, the manager's future in Flushing. Yet Alderson's comments on Monday left little intrigue for Collins, who remains under guaranteed contract for one more season.
9/15/2014 | Sharp Harvey touches 95 mph in simulated game
For the first time in over a year, Matt Harvey climbed atop Citi Field's main pitching mound on Monday afternoon, toed the rubber and began firing. It was the final throwing session of the season for Harvey.
9/15/2014 | Bullpen can't hold lead on deGrom's record night
Jacob deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced and fanned 13 in all, but a big seventh inning wasn't enough as the Marlins rallied to defeat the Mets, 6-5, at Citi Field on Monday night.
9/14/2014 | Promising youngsters set to meet at Citi Field
The Marlins will send Jarred Cosart to the mound against the Mets' Jacob deGrom in the opener of a three-game set in New York on Monday.
9/14/2014 | Niese, Mets upended by late Nationals homer
Jon Niese struck out seven Nationals on Sunday, but was undone by Wilson Ramos' two-run homer in the seventh inning of the series finale, as the Mets lost, 3-0, at Citi Field.
9/14/2014 | Eveland finished for the season
Dana Eveland's season is over. The left-handed reliever, who has been battling elbow inflammation as of late and pitched only once this month, will head home to California on Sunday to begin his offseason and a rehabilitation program.
9/13/2014 | Black set to see doctor for sore right shoulder
Mets right-hander Vic Black will see a doctor on Sunday morning for what the reliever called "shoulder soreness." "We have a few concerns there," manager Terry Collins said following Saturday night's 10-3 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field.
9/13/2014 | Montero moving back to duty in Mets' bullpen
Rafael Montero is headed to the bullpen again. The 23-year-old rookie right-hander, who earned his first Major League win on Wednesday, will serve as an additional relief arm for the time being, according to manager Terry Collins.
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