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Rapid Reaction: Harvey Wins, Conforto Homers Twice in Mets 9-3 Victory

The New York Mets (19-24) defeated the San Diego Padres (16-31) by a score of 9-3 at Citi Field Tuesday evening. Pitching: Matt Harvey was on the mound for the Mets tonight and he struggled a bit. He was able to battle his way through five innings but his mechanics just looked off. All in all, Harvey went five innings allowing two runs while walking four and striking out six. In...
Via Mets Merized Online
5 minutes ago

Matt Harvey OK, Michael Conforto great as Mets hammer lowly Padres | Rapid reaction

Led by Michael Conforto, the Mets crushed the Padres in the series opener on Tuesday night. NEW YORK -- The National League's worst team was just what the doctor ordered for the jgiglio@njadvancemedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @JoeGiglioSports. Find NJ.com on Facebook.">Mets. When the San Diego Padres stepped on the diamond at Citi Field...
Via NJ.com
18 minutes ago

Jay Bruce Leaves Game With Back Tightness

Mets outfielder Jay Bruce left Tuesday night’s game against the San Diego Padres with back tightness, according to Anthony DiComo of MLB.com on Twitter. Bruce, 30, was 1-for-3 at the dish this evening before exiting in the sixth inning, which DiComo speculates could be due to the awkward approach he took to the right field wall the previous inning. There has been no word on the...
Via Mets Merized Online
33 minutes ago

Mets will make Cespedes prove he can handle this before return

Yoenis Cespedes’ last step before rejoining the Mets is showing club officials he’s ready to resume the grind of playing left field. To that end, the veteran outfielder is expected to begin a minor league rehab assignment this week, according to manager Terry Collins, before rejoining the club. Cespedes, who has been sidelined for the...
Via New York Post
1 hour ago

Conforto HR, single bookend Mets' 7-run 1st

Little has come easy for the Mets over the past two weeks. So it was a massive relief for the home dugout when the Mets lit up Padres starter Jhoulys Chacin for seven runs in the first inning Tuesday, recording eight hits to take an early 7-0 lead.
Via Mets.com
2 hours ago

Mets’ 5th starter mystery hinges on a Milone closer look

The Mets could put names in a hat and draw one. That’s if throwing at a dartboard doesn’t produce a starting pitcher’s name for Saturday. For now, manager Terry Collins said the plan is to stick with Tommy Milone, despite the left-hander getting torched in his most recent outing: 1 ¹/₃ innings, eight runs and...
Via New York Post
2 hours ago

Mets injury updates: Latest on Yoenis Cespedes, Asdrubal Cabrera, Steven Matz, etc.

Here's the latest on the Mets' walking wounded, including Yoenis Cespedes' rehab stint.
Via NJ.com
5 hours ago

Robles sent to Triple-A; Mets recall Smoker

The Mets optioned reliever Hansel Robles to Triple-A Las Vegas on Tuesday before their series opener against the Padres at Citi Field, while recalling left-hander Josh Smoker from Las Vegas. Smoker will be available for Tuesday's game.
Via Mets.com
6 hours ago

Hansel Robles Optioned; Smoker Recalled

According to Matt Ehalt of The Record on Twitter, Josh Smoker is with the team Tuesday and Hansel Robles has been optioned to Triple-A Las Vegas. Smoker, 28, will rejoin the Mets after posting a 0-1 record and a 7.88 ERA in 15 games earlier this season. As for Robles, the 26-year-old was having difficulty putting together any kind of consistency, logging a 4-1 record with a 6.23 ERA.
Via Mets Merized Online
6 hours ago

WATCH: Mike Trout takes New York

New Jersey native Mike Trout sits down with SNY's Steve Gelbs to talk about how it feels to play near his hometown, as the Los Angeles Angels came to Citi Field to play the New York Mets.
Via SNY
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Michael Conforto is an early All-Star candidate

Heading into the 2017 season, the Mets were thought to possess an All-Star caliber outfielder. Most assumed that this outfielder would be slugger Yoenis Cespedes. Cespedes would end up injuring himself though, opening up room for young Michael Conforto. Conforto spent the 2015 season bouncing between the Triple-A Las Vegas 51s and the Mets last season, never establishing himself...
Via Mets360.com
13 hours ago

Matt Harvey needs to show Mets everything is back to normal

The Mets’ battered and beleaguered pitching staff should be getting help soon. Steven Matz and Seth Lugo, two “pretty good” guys according to manager Terry Collins, are scheduled to make minor league rehab starts Tuesday. But Collins might get back a bigger piece. Matt Harvey. When he faces the Padres at Citi Field on Tuesday...
Via New York Post
22 hours ago

Who should start at catcher for the New York Mets?

New York Mets catcher Travis d’Arnaud continued his rehab assignment with Triple-A Vegas on Sunday, recording a pair of doubles, an RBI and a run scored. With d’Arnaud expected to return from the disabled list in the coming weeks, the Mets will unexpectedly have to make a choice of who should take over the starting backstop duties. Rene Rivera, thrust into the starting lineup...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mets Minors: Both sides of the Amed Rosario argument

“Are you kidding me?  The Mets have been garbage and we’re keeping this kid in AAA to see Jose Reyes start?  That’s a joke, right?”   “You want to bring a kid up and ask him to carry the team?  You want to sacrifice a year of service just to make a roll of the dice that he’s ready?”   Amed Rosario’s 2017 batting line looks tantalizingly good, even with him playing...
Via Mets360.com
1 day ago

WATCH: JR Sport Brief: What is David Wright's legacy?

In the latest installment of JR Sports Brief on SNY.tv, JR discusses the legacy of Mets third baseman David Wright.
Via SNY
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow ends homerun drought with opposite field blast (Video)

Tim Tebow had been struggling mightily in recent weeks and was riding an 0-for-17 slump going into Sunday’s slate of games. In addition to that, he had completely lost all power at the plate, having not homered since April 9. Although he insisted that wasn’t weighing on him, there’s little doubt Tebow felt some relief after sending a 1-0 pitch to the oppose field and over the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Time for New York Mets season to turn around

After losing seven games in a row, the New York Mets were finally able to win some games against the Los Angeles Angels this weekend. After taking the first two games of the series, the pitching faltered not giving them any chance of completing a sweep. This has been the biggest difference between this year and past teams as the Mets have not been able to complete sweeps after winning...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Tim Tebow finally blasts third HR of season

Well, it took a while, but he’s finally done it. Tim Tebow hit his first two home runs as a pro in his first week (and his first on his first at-bat) playing with the Columbia Fireflies, but it wasn’t until Sunday that he finally broke through with his third.Here’s the blast, in all its glory. Showing exceptional opposite-field power, Tebow torpedoed that ball well over the...
Via Sportsnaut
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Terry Collins considered walking Trout with bases loaded

How good has Mike Trout been in his seventh MLB season and throughout his entire career? So good that at least one opposing manager has considered intentionally walking him with the bases loaded.The New York Mets held a 7-4 lead over the Los Angeles Angels in the ninth inning Saturday when Trout strolled to the plate. The bases were loaded, and Mets manager Terry Collins said after...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Fan claims errant Tim Tebow throw hit him in the family jewels

Tim Tebow’s Minor League Baseball career may be drawing fans at record numbers, but at least one fan is second guessing his trip to see Tebow play.According to Kirsten Fleming of the New York Post, Doug Brustman — a New Jersey man — “brought his 13-year-old daughter to see her idol play.” And that trip may well mean that said daughter will not get any future brothers or...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Are the New York Mets babying Matt Harvey?

On SNY's Loud Mouths, Jon Hein and Dan Graca debate the effectiveness of the New York Mets handling of Matt Harvey.
Via SNY
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoenis Cespedes may not need rehab games

Yoenis Cespedes’ return to the Mets could be accelerated if it’s determined he doesn’t need any rehab games.Cespedes has been out with a hamstring injury and began a running program this week. Manager Terry Collins was optimistic about Cespedes’ return, saying the New York outfielder could return to the team next week.In an article about the team published on Thursday, MLB...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Tebow doubling Minor League Baseball attendance by himself

Tim Tebow is a draw. We know this. He was a draw at Florida, for the Denver Broncos and at every subsequent NFL stop. People care about him.His career as a Minor League Baseball player has been no different. His draw has been compared to what Minor League teams experienced in 1994 with Michael Jordan (more on that here).But what do the actual numbers show?ESPN’s Darren Rovell reported...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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