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7/27/2016 | Yadi haunts Mets as Cards end Familia's run

Their star pitcher had been bested. All their momentum had vanished. To beat the Mets on Wednesday night, the Cardinals would need to topple Mets All-Star closer Jeurys Familia, which no team had done in the regular season in nearly a year. Pulling off that unlikely feat in front of a hostile Citi Field crowd, the Cardinals stole a 5-4 game and a series victory from the Mets, winning two of three in a series of two National League Wild Card contenders.


7/27/2016 | Reyes targets Friday return from intercostal strain

A day after suffering a Grade 1 strain of his left intercostal muscle, Jose Reyes said he hopes he can return to the Mets by Friday for their game against the Rockies at Citi Field. Reyes called Wednesday's series finale against the Cardinals a "treatment day," with no plans to be available as a pinch-hitter or defensive replacement off the bench. He will also rest Thursday, in the hope of returning as soon as Friday.


7/27/2016 | Rockies, Mets open weekend set with matinee

While his teammates sat around the clubhouse waiting for batting practice to begin on Wednesday afternoon, Rockies lefty Tyler Anderson was packing his suitcase for New York. He flew out before the series finale in Baltimore started because he's set to start the quick turnaround against the Mets at 1:10 p.m. ET on Thursday at Citi Field.


7/27/2016 | Dependable Colon delivers needed gem for Mets

Bartolo Colon gave the Mets seven strong innings Tuesday in a 3-1 win in Game 2 of a doubleheader. So efficient was Colon that manager Terry Collins removed him after seven innings and 87 pitches, with plans to bring him back Saturday on short rest.


7/26/2016 | Reyes has Grade 1 left intercostal strain

Jose Reyes, whose initial Mets tenure was fraught with injuries and frequent trips to the disabled list, is dealing with another malady less than three weeks into his return to New York. Reyes suffered a Grade 1 left intercostal strain in Game 1 of Tuesday's doubleheader with the Cardinals.


7/26/2016 | Smoker has brief callup as Mets' 26th man

Former first-round Draft pick Josh Smoker, whom the Mets signed following a free-agent tryout in 2015, has completed his unorthodox arc to the big leagues. The Mets planned to call up Smoker as their 26th man for Game 2 of Tuesday's doubleheader against the Cardinals, a brief reward for his unexpected ascension through the Minors.


7/26/2016 | Mets turn tables on Cards to earn split of twin bill

The sun had just set at Citi Field, but the nightcap of a Tuesday doubleheader between the Mets and Cardinals was starting to look a lot like its afternoon counterpart. Jedd Gyorko, who hit the decisive two-run homer in the Cardinals' one-run win earlier, went deep in the second inning against Bartolo Colon. The similarities ended there in the Mets' 3-1 win, as Colon allowed nothing more and Asdrubal Cabrera paced New York's offense with two RBIs.


7/26/2016 | Verrett faces surging Waino in rubber match at Citi

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has insisted the club will likely not trade for a starting pitcher, meaning Logan Verrett will remain in the rotation for the foreseeable future. The right-hander starts Wednesday night against Cardinals righty Adam Wainwright, who has rebounded from a rough start to his season.


7/26/2016 | Gyorko's HR helps Cards edge Mets in DH opener

A fickle National League Wild Card race took another turn on Tuesday afternoon, when the Cardinals beat Noah Syndergaard and the Mets, 3-2, in the first game of a twinight doubleheader at Citi Field. That allowed St. Louis to leapfrog the Mets at least temporarily in the NL standings, in what was the first of six meetings between the teams this season.


7/25/2016 | Take 2, play 2: Cards, Mets open with twin bill

The Mets and Cardinals will play a single-admission doubleheader on Tuesday, with the first game scheduled to start at 4:10 p.m. ET and the second commencing approximately a half hour after the first.


7/25/2016 | Wright welcomes first child, Olivia Shea

David Wright and his wife, Molly, welcomed their first child into the world on Saturday. Fittingly, her middle name is Shea. Olivia Shea Wright weighed in at 8 pounds, 11 ounces, and the Mets said in a statement that "Mom, Dad and Olivia are doing great."


7/25/2016 | Mets-Cardinals rained out; twin bill today

Monday's series opener between the Mets and Cardinals was postponed due to rain. The teams will play a single-admission doubleheader today beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET, with the second game beginning approximately a half hour after the first.


7/25/2016 | Mets unlikely to repeat mega Deadline deal

Nearly one year to the day after altering franchise history with a non-waiver Trade Deadline deal for Yoenis Cespedes, general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are unlikely to make a similar type of big-splash move.


7/24/2016 | Rumor roundup: Mets reportedly pursuing Lucroy

The rumor mill was focused on Aroldis Chapman on Sunday night, with the Yankees reportedly nearing an agreement to trade their closer to the Cubs. But with the Aug. 1 non-waiver Trade Deadline now a week away, many other potential deals are in the works as well. Here is a look at the rest of the developing news from around the league.


7/24/2016 | Lopez among top prospect performers Sunday

Nationals No. 5 prospect Reynaldo Lopez is among the top prospect performers in the Minors on Sunday.


7/24/2016 | Matz earns 1st win since May with stellar start

Steven Matz put together just the start the Mets were hoping for in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Marlins. The command was on, and any suspicions that the bone spur in his left elbow had affected him recently were put to rest.


7/24/2016 | Piazza's proud pop watches son's call to Hall

Mike Piazza was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame on Sunday, along with Ken Griffey Jr., and his devoted father, Vince, was in the forefront of the sun-drenched crowd as Mike gave his speech on the stage at the Clark Sports Center.


7/24/2016 | Conforto makes sweet diving grab in first CF start

Michael Conforto made an immediate impact in his first career start in center field during the Mets' 3-0 win over the Marlins on Sunday at Marlins Park. It was almost as if he'd been playing there for years. In the first, Conforto tracked down Miami leadoff hitter Miguel Rojas' liner in the right-center-field gap, laying out and robbing him of a hit. It was the first time the 23-year-old had really been tested at his new position.


7/24/2016 | Family, fans at heart of Piazza's Hall moment

For 28 minutes, Mike Piazza kept a tissue wadded in the palm of his right hand, his fingers extended in a white-knuckle grip on the Clark Sports Center's wood-paneled podium. Behind him, roughly four dozen of baseball's greatest players sat rapt. In front of him, one of the three largest crowds in Hall of Fame history fanned themselves with cardboard cutouts of Piazza's face.


7/24/2016 | Hall-time greats: Piazza, Griffey enshrined

The National Baseball Hall of Fame inducted two legends of its grand game Sunday afternoon in Cooperstown, N.Y., as Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Piazza become the newest members of one of the most iconic groups in the world.


7/24/2016 | Thor faces Martinez as Wild Card race heats up

Noah Syndergaard touched triple digits on the radar gun and wiped away any arm fatigue concerns in his last start, and he'll look to build on that against Carlos Martinez and the Cardinals to open a three-game set at Citi Field on Monday night. Both New York and St. Louis are in the thick of the National League Wild Card race.


7/24/2016 | Mets take crucial series in Miami behind Matz

The drought has finally come to an end for Steven Matz, and it came at an opportune time for the Mets. The lefty threw six dominant innings and struck out six on Sunday as New York blanked Miami, 3-0, at Marlins Park to take two of three in the series.


7/24/2016 | Conforto gets taste of center field for first time

An unfamiliar face roamed center field for the Mets for the final three innings of a 7-2 loss to the Marlins on Saturday night at Marlins Park. With his team down by five runs in the sixth, Mets manager Terry Collins figured what better time to give Michael Conforto his first action in center as a big leaguer.


7/23/2016 | Duda takes swings for first time since injury

Lucas Duda may still be a couple of weeks away from playing in any games, but the Mets' first baseman joined the team in Miami and took swings for the first time during his rehab process Saturday.


7/23/2016 | Piazza embracing Cooperstown experience

Set off from Cooperstown's main drag by a cluster of picturesque streets on one side, from Otsego Lake by a rich green lawn on the other, Otesaga Hotel is this weekend's social center for Baseball Hall of Famers. That includes Hall of Fame-elect Mike Piazza, who has just hours to go before his induction into Cooperstown at 1:30 p.m. ET on Sunday, with coverage beginning on MLB Network and MLB.com at 11 a.m.




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