Yoenis Cespedes homered in his second at-bat after missing nearly 10 weeks on the DL, and the Mets held on to secure a win for Noah Syndergaard, who worked five innings before exiting with arm fatigue. Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman each worked two frames to hold off the Yankees as trade rumors swirled around closer Jeurys Familia. After the game, the Yanks optioned starter Domingo German to Triple-A following…
Rather than allow Corey Oswalt to remain in the rotation after closing the first half with three consecutive strong starts, the Mets optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled reliever Drew Smith.
It took just two at-bats for Yoenis Cespedes to show the Mets what they had been missing for much of this season.
After more than nine weeks and multiple setbacks, Yoenis Cespedes’ stay on the disabled list has come to an end. The Mets activated Cespedes on Friday and planned to insert him in their lineup against the Yankees tonight as their designated hitter.
Mets outfielder Yoenis Cespedes will return on Friday for the Subway Series. The 32-year-old was on the disabled list since May 16 because of a strained right hip flexor.
The non-waiver Trade Deadline is approaching, and for Mets players, that means on any given night, their trade value will be evaluated. On Thursday night in a 5-4 loss to the Nationals at Citi Field, Jose Bautista left impressions, as he has over the past month, proving his worth.
The development of Amed Rosario has been a huge focus for the Mets’ organization, and his awakening at the plate provided a positive in a 7-3 loss to the Phillies on Tuesday night at Citi Field.
Who might be given the opportunity to turn the Mets around? Here’s a look at eight candidates who could get a look.
A rough fifth inning spoiled Corey Oswalt’s positive performance in only his third Major League start. The 24-year-old threw six innings, giving up one hit and three earned runs while striking out seven, but ultimately earned a 3-1 loss against the Phillies on Monday night in the nightcap of the Mets’ doubleheader at Citi Field.