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8/22/2016 | Gooden 'hurt' by comments from Strawberry

Dwight Gooden has responded strongly to recent comments made by former teammate Darryl Strawberry to The New York Daily News.

8/22/2016 | Yanks' Sanchez, Astros' Bregman lead Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

8/22/2016 | Mets place Matz on DL with shoulder strain

Mets left-hander Steven Matz was placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Aug. 15, on Monday with a mild shoulder strain and rotator cuff irritation, but no structural damage in his left shoulder. The club recalled right-hander Robert Gsellman from Triple-A Las Vegas.

8/22/2016 | Thor gives his all in gem against Giants

Terry Collins asked Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen to check on Noah Syndergaard prior to the start of the ninth inning in Sunday's 2-0 win over the Giants. Collins, fully intending to send Syndergaard back to the mound to finish off one of his strongest starts of the season, received a surprising update on his ace. Syndergaard was tiring.

8/21/2016 | Yo's homer all sparkling Thor needs vs. Giants

Jeff Samardzija toyed with a no-hitter for six innings Sunday night. But the Mets made sure the right-hander would pay for his mistakes in the seventh as Yoenis Cespedes smashed a two-run home run to left field as part of a 2-0 Mets win at AT&T Park.

8/21/2016 | Mets bullpen wearing down with heavy usage

Mets manager Terry Collins said Friday he believes the residual effect of last year's playoff run is beginning to surface within his fatigued starting pitching rotation. Two days later, Collins said his bullpen is beginning to show signs of similar wear and tear.

8/21/2016 | Garcia, Cards open three-game set vs. Niese, Mets

The Cardinals will try to increase their lead in the race for the National League's second Wild Card spot, while the Mets are hoping to close that gap when the two teams open a three-game set in St. Louis on Tuesday.

8/20/2016 | Cespedes' strength a 'springboard' for Mets?

Whether the Mets are capable of reversing their August freefall to remain within striking distance in the National League playoff race will hinge on more than just one game. But Yoenis Cespedes' performance Saturday reminded them, at the very least, that they have a batter dominant enough to alter a season.

8/20/2016 | Walker goes 2-for-4 in brief return to Mets' lineup

The Mets' lineup received a much-needed boost Saturday with the return of Neil Walker. He went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in a 9-5 win over the Giants in his first start since missing the previous four games with lower back stiffness.

8/20/2016 | Shark, Thor square off in long-haired affair

Mets ace Noah Syndergaard opposes Giants righty Jeff Samardzija in the finale of a four-game series at AT&T Park Sunday.

8/20/2016 | Lugo delivers solid outing in first Major League start

With Seth Lugo filling in for an injured Steven Matz, manager Terry Collins' initial hope was that the rookie would give the Mets five innings and the club would "piece it together after that." Lugo proved to be far more effective Friday night, tossing 6 2/3 solid innings while allowing three runs in New York's 8-1 loss to the Giants at AT&T Park.

8/20/2016 | Giants pull away from Mets, regain 1st place

The Giants played the brand of baseball Friday that suits their ballpark and their roster -- highlighted by pitching and defense -- in an 8-1 triumph over the New York Mets. San Francisco reclaimed first place in the National League West, a half-game ahead of Los Angeles.

8/20/2016 | Moore, Colon both seek better results in clash

Matt Moore said he was "capable of better things" after allowing five runs in his AT&T Park debut as a member of the Giants on Monday. The left-hander will get another chance to show San Francisco's fans what he can do on the mound Saturday when the Giants face Bartolo Colon and the New York Mets.

8/19/2016 | Playoff workload catching up to Mets pitchers

Giants manager Bruce Bochy told Terry Collins last winter that the Mets manager would see "some effect" from his team playing deep into the postseason in 2015. Collins didn't know what he meant at the time. But he fully understands now, after rookie Seth Lugo became the club's eighth pitcher to start a game this season Friday against the Giants at AT&T Park.

8/19/2016 | Mets get Cespedes, Cabrera back from DL

New York Mets manager Terry Collins finally offered some positive injury-related news before Friday's game vs. the Giants, confirming that both Yoenis Cespedes (strained right quad) and Asdrubal Cabrera (strained patella tendon in left knee) were activated from the 15-day disabled list.

8/19/2016 | Ruggiano returns to Mets in grand fashion

The Mets' offense received a push from an unlikely source Thursday: Justin Ruggiano.

8/19/2016 | Mets skip Matz's start due to shoulder discomfort

Shortly after pitching 7 1/3 shutdown innings against the Padres, Steven Matz felt a "little twinge" while throwing on a flat surface. The next day, Matz continued to feel it.

8/18/2016 | Cespedes, Cabrera due to return to Mets on Friday

Terry Collins didn't downplay the subject Thursday when discussing the awaited returns of Asdrubal Cabrera and Yoenis Cespedes.

8/18/2016 | Bumgarner, Giants win unexpected slugfest vs. Mets

Madison Bumgarner's fourth-inning home run was merely part of a wild offensive affair Thursday night as the Giants outlasted the Mets, 10-7.

8/18/2016 | Uneven vs. D-backs, Niese hopes for another start

With a 4 2/3-inning effort against the D-backs on Wednesday night, Did Jonathon Niese, who was making his first start since rejoining the Mets at the Trade Deadline, do enough?

8/18/2016 | Weeks, Tomas lead D-backs' rout of Mets

Rickie Weeks Jr. and Yasmany Tomas each hit a pair of homers, combining for 11 RBIs in support of Zack Godley as the D-backs routed the Mets, 13-5, on Wednesday night at Chase Field for their fifth win against New York in eight days.

8/17/2016 | No ligament damage, but Wheeler shut down

Zack Wheeler has been shut down for two weeks and he might not pitch again this season.

8/17/2016 | Bumgarner, deGrom set for marquee matchup

Madison Bumgarner has continued to pitch like an ace since the All-Star break. However, the Giants have recorded just one win in his last six starts largely due to its lack of offensive production. San Francisco will look to give him run support Thursday vs. the Mets, but that will be no simple feat off Jacob deGrom.

8/17/2016 | Thor-ocious! Syndergaard wows with towering HR

Noah Syndergaard crushed a 3-2 fastball from D-backs starter Braden Shipley and deposited it 415 feet from home plate into the bleachers in right field. The two-run home run came off the bat at 108.2 mph -- the third-hardest-hit homer by a pitcher in the Statcast™ Era -- and gave the Mets a lead the wouldn't relinquish.

8/17/2016 | Thor's homer helps Mets solve D-backs

Noah Syndergaard helped the Mets avoid falling back below .500, prevented them from losing ground in the National League Wild Card race and notched his first victory since July 3. He even helped himself out with a two-run homer in a 7-5 win over the D-backs on Tuesday night at Chase Field.

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