Mets have yet to decide on struggling Harvey

April 20, 2018

ATLANTA — A day after Matt Harvey submitted his worst start of the young season, declaring afterward that he is “a starting pitcher” and declining to answer if he would accept a Minor League assignment, the Mets spent significant time on Friday discussing what to do with him. Manager Mickey Callaway said the team will not make a decision until after Jason Vargas, who is recovering from a broken bone…

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More walk-off magic from Wilmer for Mets

April 15, 2018

NEW YORK — As the bottom of the ninth inning began on Sunday at Citi Field, Mets manager Mickey Callaway had just one thought. “Win it, and we get to get warm,” Callaway said. “I knew the players were ready to get off the field.” View Full Game Coverage NEW YORK — As the bottom of the ninth inning began on Sunday at Citi Field, Mets manager Mickey Callaway had…

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Mets' bats kept in check, win streak ends at 9

April 15, 2018

NEW YORK — The Mets finally went quiet on Saturday night. After more than a week of nothing but comebacks, clutch pitching and wins, the Mets didn’t have any of that and fell to the Brewers 5-1 before 40,965 at Citi Field. The defeat ended a nine-game winning streak that had propelled the Mets to a franchise-best 11-1 start. New York still has the best record in the National League….

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Mets' bullpen has been exceptional this season

April 14, 2018

NEW YORK — The Mets’ rotation has produced only one performance of more than six innings this year. New York’s bullpen is averaging almost four innings per game. That might sound like a recipe for a losing record, but the Mets have the best one in the National League. There is one clear and obvious factor behind it: The relievers have performed brilliantly in assembling the second-best bullpen ERA in…

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Plawecki to DL; d'Arnaud will undergo surgery

April 13, 2018

NEW YORK — When Travis d’Arnaud learned Wednesday that he had a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament in his right elbow, he was unable to speak for the better part of a minute. Later that night, d’Arnaud was watching the Mets game on television when he saw Kevin Plawecki take a 98-mph fastball off his left hand. He called the subsequent revelation that Plawecki suffered a hairline fracture, and will…

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Breaking down first rotation turn of Mets' 'Big 5'

April 12, 2018

Mets fans waited years to see the team’s vaunted “Big 5” rotation of Noah Syndergaard, Jacob deGrom, Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler and Steven Matz make a turn together. Often, as injuries or ineffectiveness struck one member of that group after another, it seemed the odds were heavily stacked against that dream ever becoming reality. But with New York riding high, winning 10 of its first 11 games of the season,…

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Lugo has been most pleasant surprise

April 12, 2018

At the start of the year, if you were ranking the six MLB divisions from most to least compelling, well, let’s just say the National League East would not have been at the top of the list. The Nationals, it appeared, were too good, while the Mets were too injury prone, the Phillies and Braves were too young, and the Marlins were too trade-ravaged to be anything other than witnesses…

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