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8/30/2014 | Collins manages 1,500th career game

Terry Collins wasn't sure he would ever reach this mark. But Collins blasted past a personal milestone on Saturday, managing his 1,500th career big league game.


8/30/2014 | deGrom making case to be NL Rookie of the Year

Jacob deGrom's National League Rookie of the Year Award bid appears to be back on track. By firing seven innings of one-run (zero earned) ball against the Phillies on Friday night, deGrom increased his win-loss record to 7-6 while decreasing his ERA to 2.94. Reds outfielder Billy Hamilton has also been hot, batting .304 since Aug. 19, thereby narrowing this even further into a two-man race.


8/30/2014 | Potential trade chip Colon takes ball for Mets

Another Bartolo Colon start, another potential swan song. The right-hander has been the subject of much trade speculation in recent weeks, especially after he reportedly cleared waivers in recent days, making the Mets free to trade him to any team that seeks his services. So when Colon takes the mound Saturday night against righty Jerome Williams and the Phillies at Citi Field, there might be a few more eyes on the game.


8/29/2014 | Campbell swipes home on double steal

Eric Campbell must have been wearing his PF Flyers on Friday night. The Mets utility man, who entered the 4-1 win over the Phillies as a pinch-hitter in the seventh, stole home on a double steal minutes later to cap an eventful go-ahead rally at Citi Field.


8/29/2014 | A little luck helps Mets lock up win for stellar deGrom

Jacob deGrom allowed just an unearned run on four hits over seven stellar innings, and the Mets got a little lucky in the seventh, scoring twice on an error before Eric Campbell swiped home on a double steal in a 4-1 victory over the Phillies on Friday night at Citi Field.


8/29/2014 | Herrera makes Major League debut for Mets

With Daniel Murphy on the disabled list for at least the next two weeks with a strained right calf, and possibly longer than that, the Mets saw this as an ideal opportunity to see their No. 8 prospect, Dilson Herrera, in action. Herrera hit seventh and played second base in his Major League debut against the Phillies on Friday. He went 0-for-3 with an error.


8/29/2014 | Backman named PCL's Manager of the Year

Since rejoining the Mets as a Minor League manager in 2010, Wally Backman has won with consistency, posting a combined .534 winning percentage with Class A Brooklyn, Double-A Binghamton, Triple-A Buffalo and, most recently, Triple-A Las Vegas. His efforts with the latter club on Friday earned him honors as the Pacific Coast League's Manager of the Year.


8/29/2014 | Pleskoff: Montero has control to be MLB starter

Bernie Pleskoff breaks down Mets prospect Rafael Montero, who has already seen MLB action. Montero is a right-handed pitcher, and he could end up helping New York as a starter in its rotation.


8/28/2014 | Murphy's DL stint opens door for Herrera's callup

The Mets may have lost second baseman Daniel Murphy for the next two weeks, but they're replacing him with one of the organization's most heralded infield prospects in Dilson Herrera.


8/28/2014 | Bats quieted behind Niese's solid start vs. Braves

David Wright's return to the lineup did nothing to spark the Mets offensively. Instead, Mike Minor fired seven-plus innings of one-run ball against them, leading the Braves to a 6-1 win.


8/28/2014 | Mets place Black on DL, activate Dice-K

Hoping to ease their roster strain after effectively playing their past two games with 21 men, the Mets on Thursday placed reliever Vic Black on the disabled list, activating right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka.


8/28/2014 | Wright back in lineup aiming to improve down stretch

David Wright's return to the lineup on Thursday brought with it a nugget of optimism for the Mets. Though the team knows Wright is still not completely healthy, and isn't likely to be until next spring, the Mets hope he can at least salvage something out of the season's final month.


8/28/2014 | Mets re-up with Vegas affiliate for two years

The Mets and the Las Vegas 51s, the club's Triple-A affiliate, have signed a new, two-year Player Development Contract on Thursday that will continue the teams' relationship through the 2016 season.


8/28/2014 | Top prospects Syndergaard, Plawecki excel for Vegas

The battery of Noah Syndergaard and Kevin Plawecki, the Mets' top two prospects, combined Wednesday to lead Triple-A Las Vegas to an 8-3 victory against Round Rock. Syndergaard struck out nine batters and held the Express to one run in 6 2/3 innings, while Plawecki led the 51s offense with two home runs.


8/27/2014 | deGrom aims to bounce back against Phillies

In the series opener against the Phillies on Friday at Citi Field, Mets rookie Jacob deGrom will have an opportunity to rebound from his poor performance in his return from the DL and quell any doubts about his health moving forward.


8/27/2014 | Interesting history of Mets' cleanup hitters

The history of the Met's cleanup spot is rather spotty, though Dave Kingman was the Mets' cleanup man in 410 games and had as much if not more raw power than either of the two players with more cleanup starts (Darryl Strawberry, 599; Mike Piazza, 554).


8/27/2014 | Minor sets out for series win as Braves chase playoffs

Mike Minor will take the ball Thursday in the rubber match with the Mets and hope to keep his momentum from his last outing, taking on New York's Jon Niese at Citi Field.


8/27/2014 | Mets come up short to drop Wheeler's solid effort

Zack Wheeler's quality start was his 10th in his last 11 tries, but Braves starter Julio Teheran carved through a lineup missing both David Wright and Daniel Murphy, snapping Wheeler's personal six-game winning streak in a 3-2 win over the Mets on Wednesday night.


8/27/2014 | Black latest Met to be dealing with neck problems

Reliever Vic Black was unavailable Wednesday after undergoing an MRI on his neck, which has pained him for the better part of a week. The right-hander said he has bone spurs growing on vertebrae in the neck, causing irritation.


8/27/2014 | Wright tests sore neck with swings in batting cage

Third baseman David Wright swung in an indoor batting cage Wednesday, testing his sore neck for the first time since the weekend. Though Wright is hopeful he can return to the Mets' lineup as soon as Thursday, he admitted that doctors have taken the choice "out of my hands."


8/26/2014 | Braves aim to even series, push closer to postseason

The Braves turn to Julio Teheran in the second game of the series against the Mets on Wednesday, with New York countering with Zack Wheeler in a matchup of promising young right-handers.


8/26/2014 | Lagares' all-around effort leads Mets in series opener

In a 3-2 win Tuesday night against the Braves, Dillon Gee turned in one of his better starts of the summer, limiting Atlanta to two runs in 6 2/3 innings, as the Mets defense turned four double plays.


8/26/2014 | Braves lose replay challenge in fourth inning vs. Mets

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez gambled and lost when he challenged a close play at second base during the fourth inning of Tuesday night's game against the Mets at Citi Field.


8/26/2014 | Wright, Murphy sit out vs. Braves with ailments

The Mets' patchwork lineup Tuesday night against the Braves was so because two of its biggest bats -- David Wright and Daniel Murphy -- sat out with neck and calf issues, respectively.


8/26/2014 | Nimmo highlights Mets' AFL participants

The league announced preliminary rosters Tuesday for the Arizona Fall League, and the Mets are sending six of a possible seven players to play for the Scottsdale Scorpions, including outfielder Brandon Nimmo, the team's No. 3 prospect and 2011 first-round Draft pick.




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