4/19/2014 | Duda taking more prominent role in stride
The job is his, but Lucas Duda prefers not to think of it that way. The Mets traded first baseman Ike Davis on Friday, opening the position up to Duda full time, but the veteran said Saturday that he doesn't think his situation will change much in the coming weeks and months.
4/19/2014 | Colon fights through back ailment; Mejia coming along
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon, set to start Saturday's game, has shaken off a back ailment, and Jenrry Mejia, slated for Monday, is recovering from a blister on the middle finger of his right hand.
4/19/2014 | Santana seeks to make quick work of Mets
Ervin Santana and Bartolo Colon toe the rubber at Citi Field on Saturday with the Braves seeking to secure the series win.
4/18/2014 | Mets held to one hit by Braves pitchers
Hours after trading Ike Davis, the Mets scratched out a single base hit, as Aaron Harang no-hit them for seven innings before David Wright singled with two outs in the bottom of the eighth inning off reliever Luis Avilan. It wasn't nearly enough to rally the Mets to victory, and they lost Friday night's series opener, 6-0.
4/18/2014 | Ike's time as a Met ends with trade to Bucs
The Mets on Friday announced the club has acquired right-handed relief pitcher Zack Thornton and a player to be named later from the Pittsburgh Pirates in exchange for infielder Ike Davis.
4/18/2014 | C. Young returns to Mets' lineup
Following his recovery from an injured right quadriceps, Chris Young returned to the lineup on Friday, batting fifth and playing center field against the Braves.
4/18/2014 | Matsuzaka to back up injured starters
Terry Collins announced plans to use recently promoted Daisuke Matsuzaka as injury insurance in case either of his hurting rotation members, Bartolo Colon and Jenrry Mejia, is unable to take his scheduled turn.
4/18/2014 | Collins hoping for better fortunes at home
Terry Collins is hopeful that his club can turn around its fortunes at Citi Field as they begin a 10-game homestand. "We've got to play better at home, which the last two years really kept us from being a team that was in the hunt," he said.
4/17/2014 | Through hitting system, Mets aim to build winner
What began as gentle prodding from staff members in Mets general manager Sandy Alderson's regime -- swing at strikes, not at balls -- has evolved into a system in which hitters are graded, judged, evaluated, acquired, traded, released and paid based upon their adherence to the Bases Per Out system.
4/16/2014 | Young to return to lineup vs. Harang, Braves
Chris Young is ready to get his season started. A right quadriceps injury kept him out of the Mets' lineup for nearly three weeks, but he will finally retake his place in New York's lineup on Friday against Atlanta.
4/16/2014 | Mets complete sweep behind solid Gee
Dillon Gee's seven shutout innings Wednesday put a cherry on their winning road trip, leading to a 5-2 victory over the D-backs and a 6-3 romp through Atlanta, Anaheim and Phoenix. Leaving home a struggling club, the Mets will return to Citi Field this weekend sitting one game above .500.
4/16/2014 | Mets bring up Matsuzaka, outright lefty Lannan
The Mets selected right-hander Daisuke Matsuzaka's contract from Triple-A Las Vegas and outrighted left-hander John Lannan on Wednesday.
4/16/2014 | C. Young eager to get back with Mets
Considering that Chris Young landed on the disabled list before his first plate appearance with the Mets, the outfielder considers his return Friday to be his real season debut.
4/16/2014 | Steady playing time benefitting E. Young
For Eric Young, the difference between the first week of this season and everything since has been staggering. After starting 0-for-15, he was hitting .361 heading into Wednesday.
4/16/2014 | Duo looking for turnaround in Arizona
Starters Dillon Gee and Brandon McCarthy will each look to change their fortunes in Wednesday's 12:40 p.m. MST (3:40 ET) series finale between the Mets and D-backs at Chase Field, with the Mets looking for a sweep.
4/16/2014 | Mets respond to injuries with rout of D-backs
The Mets scored a season-high nine runs in a 9-0 rout of the D-backs on Tuesday at Chase Field. Kirk Nieuwenhuis finished with a homer and three RBIs.
4/16/2014 | Mejia exits start due to blister on middle finger
Mets starter Jenrry Mejia left Tuesday's 9-0 win against the D-backs after five innings with what manager Terry Collins termed "a hell of a blister" on his right middle finger, but he expects to make his next start.
4/15/2014 | Granderson pays tribute to Robinson on cleats
Curtis Granderson proudly showed off the pair of cleats he had custom made for Tuesday's Jackie Robinson Day celebration at Chase Field -- black with white trim and the words "Thank You Jackie" printed on the back.
4/15/2014 | Lagares to 15-day DL; Granderson day to day
The Mets placed Juan Lagares on the disabled list Tuesday, a day after he strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball. To take Lagares' spot, the Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.
4/14/2014 | Granderson, Lagares depart with injuries
Five innings after crashing into Chase Field's right-field wall, a banged-up Curtis Granderson left Monday's game against the D-backs. X-rays on Granderson's left rib cage, left forearm and left knee all came back negative. Moments later, Juan Lagares departed with a strained right hamstring after grounding into a fielder's choice.
4/14/2014 | Mejia, Arroyo look to keep ball in the yard
Consider it a minor miracle that despite the 10 runs between them, neither the Mets nor D-backs homered in Monday's series opener. The teams entered this week having given up the first- and second-most home runs of any club in the Majors. Tuesday's starters, right-handers Bronson Arroyo and Jenrry Mejia, have given up a combined five home runs in 20 1/3 innings this season.
4/14/2014 | Mets' Triple-A starting pitchers on a roll
The Mets' Triple-A pitchers continue knocking on the Major League door. One day after Daisuke Matsuzaka carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning for Triple-A Las Vegas, Rafael Montero did likewise in a win over Fresno.
4/14/2014 | Duda's four hits, Wheeler's solid start carry Mets
On a night when the Mets lost two outfielders due to injury, Lucas Duda and Zack Wheeler did all they could to ensure it wouldn't matter. Wheeler delivered a quality start and Duda rapped out four hits Monday for the Mets, who escaped with a 7-3 win over the D-backs despite losing Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares to injuries.
4/13/2014 | Collmenter looks to give D-backs a shot in the arm
Both Zack Wheeler and Josh Collmenter will look to return to familiar form when the Mets take on the D-backs in the first game of the three-game series on Monday in Phoenix.
4/13/2014 | Chavez, Santiago seek first wins in AL West clash
A's starter Jesse Chavez and Angels left-hander Hector Santiago are crucial to their teams' rebuilt rotations early in 2014. And when the American League West rivals meet Monday night at 7:05 p.m. PT at Angel Stadium to start a three-game series, both will be pitching for their first wins of the season.
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