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7/4/2015 | Mets' offense still trying to work through lull

Like the faintest blips on a heart rate monitor, the Mets' offense showed rare signs of life in the eighth and ninth innings on Saturday at Dodger Stadium. The three runs they scored may not have mattered much in a 4-3 loss to the Dodgers, who took advantage of Matt Harvey's wildness while leaning on their own superb starter, Zack Greinke, for seven shutout innings.


7/4/2015 | Mets ready for Mejia's return from suspension

Whether Jenrry Mejia addresses the clubhouse as a whole or has conversations privately, locker to locker, Terry Collins doesn't care. The Mets manager does not even care if his suspended former closer apologizes. But he does feel that Mejia must say something upon returning Tuesday in San Francisco.


7/4/2015 | Matz, eyeing encore, faces Dodgers

This time around, Steven Matz will have no family in the crowd, no screaming throngs of friends behind the home dugout. When Matz takes the mound for his second career start Sunday at Dodger Stadium, it will be normal.


7/4/2015 | Mets turn to Matz in finale vs. Bolsinger, Dodgers

Coming off a spectacular Major League debut, Steven Matz is hoping for similar success in his second start on Sunday afternoon at Dodger Stadium against Mike Bolsinger.


7/4/2015 | Greinke lifts Dodgers over Harvey, Mets

When the National League's hottest pitcher met the game's coldest offense on Saturday, the result was as advertised. Zack Greinke delivered seven shutout innings to extend his scoreless streak in a 4-3 Dodgers win over Matt Harvey and the Mets.


7/3/2015 | Cuddyer avoids DL, pinch-hits vs. Dodgers

Once confident that he would avoid the disabled list, then not so confident, Michael Cuddyer took batting practice prior to Friday's game against the Dodgers and pronounced himself -- once and for all -- healthy enough to avoid an extended absence.


7/3/2015 | Mets don't plan to rush Conforto to Majors

Desperate for offense, the Mets have discussed calling up last year's top Draft pick, outfielder Michael Conforto, who has been thriving at Double-A Binghamton since an early-season promotion. But the team has no plans to debut Conforto anytime soon, general manager Sandy Alderson said.


7/3/2015 | A more upbeat Wright visits team in L.A.

Smiling, laughing, joking -- "that joyful sound" back in his voice, as Terry Collins put it -- the David Wright who appeared at Dodger Stadium on Friday hardly resembled the version who first visited his teammates a month ago in San Diego. But an underlying sense of uncertainty continues to surround Wright and his return from spinal stenosis.


7/3/2015 | Collins' job is safe, Alderson says

Despite the Mets' disappointing play in recent weeks, dropping from 10 games over .500 in late April to exactly .500 at the start of play Friday, team leaders have given "absolutely no consideration" to making a managerial change, general manager Sandy Alderson said.


7/3/2015 | Mets must shop for offensive help

No one has to read too much between the lines. Mets captain and third baseman David Wright isn't going to return from stenosis in his lower spine anytime soon. Consequently, if the Mets are going to find any help for their beleaguered offense, ranked 29th in the Major Leagues, it's going to have to be from elsewhere.


7/3/2015 | Mets, Dodgers aces square off in holiday showdown

In the middle game of a three-game series between the Mets and Dodgers, a pair of aces will take the mound at Dodger Stadium on Saturday.


7/3/2015 | Mets squeak by Dodgers in taut pitchers' duel

The Mets still aren't scoring particularly often, but on Friday night, at least, they managed to score enough. Kevin Plawecki hit a go-ahead sacrifice fly in the ninth inning, lifting the Mets to a 2-1 victory over the Dodgers on a night that saw Noah Syndergaard hold one of the National League's best offenses to two hits in six innings.


7/3/2015 | Rose better after Mets' charter lands for him

The Mets' team charter made an emergency landing Thursday night in Detroit to allow Mets radio play-by-play voice Howie Rose to see a doctor after feeling ill on board.


7/2/2015 | Ynoa tosses one-hitter for Binghamton

Entering Thursday, Double-A Binghamton pitcher Gabriel Ynoa had only tossed one nine-inning complete game in 93 starts. But the Mets No. 11 prospect one-upped himself in a 5-0 win over Erie.


7/2/2015 | Mets looking to lighten things up

Mets manager Terry Collins is out of ideas. He's tried shuffling the lineup, leaving his pitchers in to hit and playing a spattering of new faces. Nothing's worked -- the Mets' offense is still struggling.


7/2/2015 | Despite struggles, deGrom battles vs. Cubs

After his 115th pitch cleared the fence and his manager called to the bullpen, Jacob deGrom walked calmly off the mound and into the Mets' dugout, where the familiar orange of a Gatorade cooler awaited.


7/2/2015 | Cuddyer still out; lineup changes minimal

Wednesday night, after watching his team's scoreless streak stretch to 20 innings, Terry Collins said change was coming. The Mets' manager vowed to "flip-flop some guys" in the batting order, hoping it would spark something.


7/2/2015 | Homers back Arrieta as Cubs sweep Mets

The Cubs continued to dominate the Mets by finishing off a season sweep -- and their ninth consecutive win against the Queens club -- with a 6-1 win Thursday at Citi Field. The seven total runs were more than in the series' first two games combined.


7/2/2015 | Mets land pair of top international free agents

The Mets are adding two premier prospects, including one familiar baseball name, to their Minor League ranks. According to industry sources, the Mets agreed to a $1.2 million signing bonus with Venezuelan shortstop Andres Gimenez and a $1.5 million signing bonus with Dominican Republic shortstop Gregory Guerrero.


7/2/2015 | Duda, like Mets, fighting through 'tough period'

Lucas Duda couldn't name anything he's doing well right now. All he could muster was "not much" and a grim chuckle.


7/1/2015 | Mets' squeeze try vs. Cubs turns bizarre

The Mets' struggle to score runs turned ugly in the eighth inning vs. the Cubs on Wednesday, despite a controversial call working in their favor.


7/1/2015 | Arrieta, deGrom meet as Cubs vie for Citi sweep

They might draw less attention than others in their respective rotations, but Jake Arrieta and Jacob deGrom have been aces for their clubs this season. They'll square off in the finale of a three-game series between the Cubs and Mets on Thursday in Citi Field.


7/1/2015 | Wright may start baseball activities next week

Mets third baseman David Wright, the soul of a team that has lost its way at the plate, is about to take the first steps toward a return.


7/1/2015 | Good news for Mets: Cuddyer avoids DL

Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer realized his "best-case scenario" on Wednesday, when an MRI showed no structural damage in the left knee that forced him out of Tuesday's game.


7/1/2015 | Cubs outlast Mets, break through for win in 11

It took 11 innings, multiple scoring chances (and nearly as many mistakes) before someone finally crossed home plate. That someone wound up being the Cubs, who waited until the 11th inning of their 2-0 win over the Mets on Wednesday before eking across the game's first runs.




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