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  1. Odrisamer Despaigne loses his no-hitter with two outs in the eighth inning

    Jul 20, 2014, 6:10 PM EDT

    Odrisamer Despaigne

    Odrisamer Despaigne is attempting to do something no Padres pitcher has ever done: throw a no-hitter.

  2. Pirates beat Mets in 11, earn 55th win

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:10 PM EDT

    New York Mets v Pittsburgh Pirates

    Between Pedro Alvarez‘s first-inning, two-run home run and Jordy Mercer‘s walk-off RBI single to center in the 11th, the Pirates couldn’t muster much offense against Mets starter Jeremy Hefner and the bullpen. Pirates starter Charlie Morton held the Mets down through five, but allowed an RBI single to David Wright in the sixth and a…

  3. The Diamondbacks beat the Mets in a wild one

    Jul 4, 2013, 8:02 PM EDT

    Diamondbacks AP

    If you have been out of the loop for the past few hours on this Fourth of July, you missed a wild one at Citi Field. Fending off a pair of dramatic comebacks, the Diamondbacks defeated the Mets 5-4 in 15 innings. It took five hours and 46 minutes to get a winner. The game…

  4. The Carlos Marmol show rages on

    Jun 16, 2013, 6:45 PM EDT

    Florida Marlins v Chicago Cubs

    In today’s series finale against the Mets, Cubs reliever Carlos Marmol allowed four runs and recorded just one out in the ninth inning as the Mets stormed from a 3-0 deficit to walk off as 4-3 winners. Cubs starter Matt Garza pitched brilliantly over seven innings and James Russell tossed a perfect eighth to bring…

  5. Play of the Day: minor league home run robbery

    May 4, 2013, 11:40 AM EDT

    Thumbs Up

    You don’t see catches like this every day: That’s Kirk Nieuwenhuis of the Las Vegas 51s robbing Steven Vogt of the Sacramento RiverCats. Not bad.  Not as good as this: But not bad.

  6. Mets name Collin Cowgill their starting center fielder

    Mar 30, 2013, 4:56 PM EDT

    Collin Cowgill AP

    After being acquired from the Athletics during the offseason, Collin Cowgill will open 2013 as the Mets’ full-time center fielder. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Mets manager Terry Collins made the announcement following this afternoon’s Grapefruit League finale against the Orioles. He’s planning to go with Cowgill in center field, flanked by…

  7. 2013 Preview: New York Mets

    Mar 15, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals v New York Mets

    Between now and Opening Day, HardballTalk will take a look at each of baseball’s 30 teams, asking the key questions, the not-so-key questions, and generally breaking down their chances for the 2013 season. Up next: The New York Mets. The Big Question: Can David Wright carry the Mets to .500? The Mets are in a…

  8. Kirk Nieuwenhuis diagnosed with bone bruise in knee

    Mar 4, 2013, 8:44 PM EDT

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis

    Kirk Nieuwenhuis left yesterday’s game against the Marlins after he hurt his left knee on a head-first slide into second base, but he received some encouraging news today. According to Adam Rubin of ESPN New York, Nieuwenhuis was diagnosed with a bone bruise and doesn’t have any ligament damage. While it appears that Nieuwenhuis managed…

  9. Kirk Nieuwenhuis suffers knee injury

    Mar 3, 2013, 7:02 PM EDT

    New York Mets Photo Day

    Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, battling for a job in spring training, suffered a knee injury this afternoon during a game against the Miami Marlins. In the seventh inning, Nieuwenhuis attempted to steal second and came up limping. The 25-year-old says he simply bruised his left knee badly, but he had to be transported via cart…

  10. Report: Mets “very interested” in Grady Sizemore

    Dec 20, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

    sizemore close

    With Lucas Duda, Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Mike Baxter and the newly-acquired Collin Cowgill as the top internal options on their 40-man roster, the Mets don’t have a legitimate everyday outfielder at this point. Now they are looking at someone who hasn’t played in the majors since September 22, 2011. SNY’s Kevin Burkhardt hears that the Mets…

  11. Mets demote Lucas Duda to Triple-A

    Jul 24, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    Lucas Duda Getty

    Lucas Duda‘s stay of execution was a short one. Several reports had him likely to be demoted to Triple-A yesterday, but instead the Mets decided to send down reliever Pedro Beato following his ugly appearance versus the Nationals last night. That means Duda stuck around in the majors … but only for an extra 12…

  12. Change of plans: Lucas Duda to stay in majors for now

    Jul 23, 2012, 9:30 PM EDT

    Lucas Duda Getty

    UPDATE: It looks like Pedro Beato‘s poor performance tonight saved Duda from a demotion. Beato gave up four runs over one-third of an inning in the 10th inning tonight against the Nationals, after which he was sent to the minors. 9:30 PM: The Mets need to clear a spot on their roster for top prospect…

  13. 2012 midseason awards: NL Rookie of the Year

    Jul 4, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    If the NL is going to narrow the talent gap with the AL in the coming years, it doesn’t really show up here. Sure, there’s a likely superstar playing well in Bryce Harper, but the AL can seemingly cancel him out with Mike Trout, who is playing a whole lot better. Beyond Harper, it’s a…

  14. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 15, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Dusty Baker, Brandon Phillips

    Reds 12, Indians 5: One in a bunch of lopsided Thursday games. Brandon Phillips simply abuses Indians pitching as a rule and he did so again yesterday, driving in four. And he likes it too. He said after the game: “Deep down, it feels good to beat up on the Tribe.” Michael Brantley extended his hitting…

  15. Jason Bay set to begin rehab assignment this weekend

    Jun 2, 2012, 3:01 PM EDT

    Jason Bay Getty

    Jason Bay has missed well over a month with a non-displaced fractured rib, but he’s finally close to making his way back to the Mets’ lineup. According to Matt Ehalt of ESPN New York, Bay is set to serve as the designated hitter this weekend in rehab games with High-A St. Lucie. The hope is…

  16. Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets’ history

    Jun 1, 2012, 9:49 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Reuters

    UPDATE: He did it! Johan Santana has done it. He has thrown the first no-hitter in Mets’ history. Unbelievable. 9:31 PM: Santana has now held the Cardinals hitless through eight innings. He got Tyler Greene to pop up to Kirk Nieuwenhuis for the first out and struck out Shane Robinson looking before issuing a two-out…

  17. Are the Mets thinking of demoting Ike Davis to the minors?

    May 21, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    Ike Davis has struggled all season, hitting just .163 after missing most of last year with an ankle injury, but manager Terry Collins repeatedly made it very clear that the Mets had no intention of demoting the first baseman to the minors. And then yesterday Collins’ tune changed a bit, according to Andy McCullough of…

  18. Terry Collins: Jason Bay will “absolutely” be a starter when he returns from DL

    May 16, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    Left field fill-in Kirk Nieuwenhuis has played so well that there’s been some speculation about Jason Bay returning from the disabled list as a part-time player, but Mets manager Terry Collins squashed that talk. Collins told Anthony McCarron of the New York Daily News that Bay will “absolutely” be a starter once he’s healthy because…

  19. Jason Bay cleared for baseball activities, but not close to return from fractured rib

    May 15, 2012, 2:48 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    Three weeks ago Jason Bay suffered a non-displaced rib fracture that came with a 3-6 week recovery timetable and the Mets left fielder has now been cleared to resume baseball activities after being examined by team doctors yesterday. There’s still no specific timetable for his return and Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports that Bay will…

  20. Andres Torres expected to rejoin Mets on Monday

    Apr 27, 2012, 1:16 PM EDT

    Andres Torres

    Barring another setback with his calf injury Andres Torres is slated to return from the disabled list and rejoin the Mets lineup Monday. Before that happens his minor-league rehab assignment will move from Single-A to Triple-A, with Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reporting that he’ll play for Buffalo tonight and tomorrow. Torres’ return will…

  21. Heath Bell implodes again, blowing save and taking loss

    Apr 26, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Heath Bell

    For the third time this season Heath Bell blew a save and then took a loss, unraveling against the Mets in an extremely ugly outing. Bell began the ninth inning with a 2-1 lead and walked four the first five batters he faced, with one ground out mixed in. His fourth walk forced in the…

  22. Non-displaced rib fracture sends Jason Bay to disabled list

    Apr 24, 2012, 1:50 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    Jason Bay left the second game of yesterday’s doubleheader after injuring his ribs attempting a diving catch and today the Mets put him on the disabled list with a non-displaced fracture. No timetable yet for his return, but at the very least a non-displaced fracture is better than a displaced fracture and Adam Rubin of…

  23. The Mets win a weird one

    Apr 21, 2012, 7:44 PM EDT

    Mets Giants Getty

    The Mets beat the Giants 5-4 this afternoon, but whether anyone actually deserved to win, well, that’s up for debate. The Mets certainly appeared to be in control entering the top of the ninth, as Frank Francisco was handed a 4-1 lead after Mike Pelfrey tossed eight innings of one-run ball. However, Francisco was pulled…

  24. Jason Bay volunteers to play center field for Mets

    Mar 21, 2012, 5:56 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    With Andres Torres (calf) joining Scott Hairston (oblique) on the sidelines, Jason Bay volunteered to take over in center field for the Mets. Torres is still hopeful of being ready for Opening Day, but Hairston is probably DL bound. The Mets’ third-best option in center field, prospect Kirk Nieuwenhuis, is also nursing an oblique strain.…

  25. Running down the rosters: New York Mets

    Feb 22, 2012, 11:00 PM EDT

    Jason Bay, David Wright

    As depressing as all things Mets have been lately, the team on the field still finished a respectable 77-85 last season. Unfortunately, it seems likely that things will get worse before they get better. Rotation Johan Santana – L R.A. Dickey – R Mike Pelfrey – R Jon Niese – L Dillon Gee – R…

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