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  1. Matt Harvey will make final start Wednesday after rainout

    Sep 18, 2012, 3:19 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey

    UPDATE: And now it doesn’t matter anyway, as the game has been postponed to tomorrow and Harvey will start. ========== There’s bad weather in the forecast for tonight’s Mets-Phillies game in New York, so if they actually play Mets rookie Matt Harvey has been scratched from his scheduled start and replaced by Jeremy Hefner. This…

  2. Ike Davis is NOT happy with whoever on the Mets accused him of being out late

    Sep 18, 2012, 1:00 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    In the earlier Ike Davis story, Adam Rubin cited Mets team officials who said they were concerned with Davis being out too late after games and not taking instruction.  All of this is news to Ike Davis, who does not sound at all happy about what he read this morning: “I have never missed games…

  3. Baseball announces the Roberto Clemente Award nominees

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Clemente

    The Roberto Clemente Award goes to the Major Leaguer who “best exemplifies the game of baseball, sportsmanship, community involvement and the individual’s contribution to his team.” David Ortiz won it last year.  The 2012 nominees — one per team — were just announced and are listed below. One complaint first. It’s the same complaint I lodge every…

  4. The Mets may trade Ike Davis, will criticize him to the media first

    Sep 18, 2012, 9:13 AM EDT

    ike davis getty

    Last night Matthew talked about how it appears that the Mets are making Ike Davis into a platoon player late in the season and how, by doing so, they’re letting Lucas Duda play games at first base, which is where he really belongs. Today Adam Rubin reports that the Mets are thinking about going one…

  5. And That Happened: Monday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 18, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers v Chicago White Sox

    White Sox 5, Tigers 4: For want of some leather, the empire was lost. Or something like that.  The Tigers now find themselves three back of the White Sox with no more head-to-head games. This is pretty dire for the Tigers. Braves 7, Marlins 5: Dan Uggla continues to kill his old team. He hit…

  6. The Mets are making Ike Davis a platoon player

    Sep 17, 2012, 6:34 PM EDT

    Ike Davis

    Ike Davis turned his season around in a big way after a horrible first two months — he’s hitting .261/.339/.549 with 22 homers and 59 RBI in 284 at-bats since June 12 — but the Mets have decided to close out the season with him on the bench and Lucas Duda at first base against…

  7. Fan who ran onto Citi Field after Johan Santana’s no-hitter fined $5,000

    Sep 14, 2012, 9:40 AM EDT

    jeanshortguy

    How much does a moment’s stupid impulse cost you in New York?  How about $5,000 and 100 hours of community service: A New York Mets fan who ran onto Citi Field following Johan Santana‘s no-hitter has pleaded guilty to interfering with a professional sporting event. Prosecutors said Thursday a judge ordered 32-year-old Rafael Diaz of…

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

    Sep 14, 2012, 3:46 AM EDT

    St Louis Cardinals v Los Angeles Dodgers

    Cardinals 2, Dodgers 1: A must-win for both teams if they wanted to stop the bleeding, but a muster-win for L.A. since they’re behind in the standings. Just didn’t happen, though. Lance Lynn, back in the rotation in a spot start, allowed one run in six innings and struck out seven to give the Cardinals a…

  9. John Lannan replaces Strasburg, combines on shutout

    Sep 12, 2012, 10:49 PM EDT

    Washington Nationals' Lannan pitches to New York Mets in MLB game in New York

    John Lannan’s return to Washington’s rotation was a very good one, as he pitched 5 2/3 scoreless innings Wednesday and combined with five relievers on a 2-0 shutout of the Mets. Tonight was supposed to be Stephen Strasburg‘s final start of the season, but he was shut down five days early after struggling against the…

  10. Bryce’s boffo belt-busting bellyflop

    Sep 11, 2012, 8:52 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper Belt

    Sorry. Was just practicing in case I ever get a job writing for a gossip site. I mean a gossip site that isn’t specifically about baseball like HBT. Anyway: Harper made a diving attempt at an Andres Torres liner and tore his belt in two. The rookie casually walked over to the Washington bullpen and…

  11. Astros release Francisco Cordero and his 19.80 ERA

    Sep 10, 2012, 10:02 PM EDT

    francisco cordero getty

    Francisco Cordero‘s disastrous stint with the Astros is officially over, as he was given his release by the club today. After being acquired from the Blue Jays in July as part of a 10-player deal, Cordero allowed 11 runs on 13 hits and four walks in five innings over six appearances. That’s a 19.80 ERA.…

  12. Johnny Cueto makes it just four innings against Astros

    Sep 9, 2012, 3:45 PM EDT

    cueto getty

    R.A. Dickey is the NL’s new ERA leader. Reds right-hander Johnny Cueto, who had been wearing the crown, was hammered for four earned runs on nine hits Sunday afternoon against the Astros before exiting after just four frames. He struck out six and issued only one walk, but the typically light-hitting Houston lineup took advantage…

  13. Matt Harvey has two more starts left this year

    Sep 8, 2012, 4:21 PM EDT

    Matt Harvey Getty

    This isn’t quite on the level of Stephen Strasburg, but another talented young right-hander will be shut down soon. According to Andy McCullough of the Newark Star-Ledger, Matt Harvey will make two more starts before being shut down for the season. His next scheduled start is Wednesday against the Nationals while his season will likely…

  14. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 50-1

    Sep 7, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Here’s the top 50 of a rather weak free agent class. Again, I didn’t include Robinson Cano, R.A. Dickey and some others whose options are sure to be picked up. Also absent is Mark Reynolds. He is not eligible for free agency, though there’s a good chance he’ll be non-tendered this winter. All ages are…

  15. R.A. Dickey is going to write children’s books

    Sep 6, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

    New York Mets starting pitcher Dickey throws a knuckleball as he pitches to the Miami Marlins during the ninth inning of their MLB National League game in New York

    R.A. Dickey‘s autobiography was very personal and very well received, and now the Mets ace has signed a deal to write three children’s books. Here are a few more details, from Publishers Weekly: The first book in this deal, scheduled for fall 2013, will be a young readers’ adaptation of the memoir. The second two…

  16. Ike Davis has quietly turned things around in a big way

    Sep 6, 2012, 11:51 AM EDT

    ike davis getty

    Ike Davis had an absolutely brutal start to the season, hitting .167 with a .533 OPS and 59 strikeouts in 58 games through June 10. When you’re that bad for that long to begin the year it’s almost impossible for your overall numbers to avoid looking ugly, but Davis has given it a helluva run.…

  17. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In addition to the box scores, I also watched Bill Clinton last night. No matter what your politics, I hope we can agree that Clinton makes everyone want to listen to their “Siamese Dream” cassette and drive around in their Chevy Cavalier, waiting for their pager to blow up.  Anyway: Nationals 9, Cubs 1: Gio…

  18. R.A. Dickey defeats Cardinals, is first to 18 wins

    Sep 5, 2012, 6:42 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    If R.A. Dickey had fallen back a bit in the NL Cy Young race with his little rough patch after the All-Star break, he’s pretty clearly the favorite again now. Dickey allowed two runs over 6 1/3 innings against the Cardinals on Wednesday to become the first major leaguer to reach 18 wins this season.…

  19. 2013 Top 111 Free Agents: Nos. 111-81

    Sep 5, 2012, 3:02 PM EDT

    Ben Sheets

    It’s getting to be that time of year, so here is the first of two stabs at a Top 111 free agents list. The other will come shortly after the World Series concludes. Players are ranked based on how I believe teams perceive them, not how I view them myself. Essentially, I rank the players…

  20. David Wright is “extremely optimistic” about signing a contract extension with the Mets

    Sep 4, 2012, 3:30 PM EDT

    David Wright

    David Wright wants to be a Met for the rest of his career and thinks it’s going to happen. Jon Heyman reports: Speaking of his chances to remain a Met long-term, Wright doesn’t even give a nod to the negotiating thing most of them do. “I’m extremely optimistic,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed it here…

  21. Cardinals beat Mets after controversial call in ninth inning

    Sep 3, 2012, 6:09 PM EDT

    Andres Torres

    Andres Torres had a leadoff double erased on appeal to start the top of the ninth Monday as the Cardinals edged the Mets 5-4. First-base umpire David Rackley ruled that that Torres did not touch the bag as he rounded it on his way to second base, giving the Cardinals a big out in a…

  22. Jason Bay hits grand slam in first at-bat in eight days

    Sep 2, 2012, 4:58 PM EDT

    Jason Bay

    The game’s most expensive defensive replacement, Jason Bay, launched a grand slam off Mark Buehrle as the Mets topped the Marlins 5-1 on Sunday. Bay hadn’t had an at-bat since Aug. 25 before going yard against Buehrle in the first inning today. He had made four appearances since that date, all as a late-game replacement…

  23. R.A. Dickey tosses five-hit shutout vs. Marlins for 17th win

    Aug 31, 2012, 9:50 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey Getty

    UPDATE: Dickey and Cueto have some company. Gio Gonzalez just tossed a five-hit shutout of his own vs. the Cardinals for his 17th win. 9:50 PM: R.A. Dickey tossed a five-hit shutout tonight as part of a 3-0 victory over the Marlins, putting him into a tie with fellow National League Cy Young candidate Johnny…

  24. Jimmy Rollins gets benched for not running out a popup

    Aug 30, 2012, 2:54 PM EDT

    Jimmy Rollins

    At least it seems that way. A couple weeks ago, Jimmy Rollins got in hot water with Charlie Manuel over not running out a ground ball.  A few minutes ago, he just got into hot water over lack of hustle again. Although this was a bit different. One out, bottom of the sixth, and the…

  25. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 30, 2012, 5:45 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    Nationals 8, Marlins 4: Bryce Harper hit two homers, bro. Jacob Turner: not really ready for the major leagues yet, bro. Mets 3, Phillies 2: Matt Harvey continues to impress (6.1 IP, 6 H, 2 ER, 6K). The Phillies pitcher is listed in the box score is named “Tyler Cloyd.” I’m calling b.s.  That’s a…

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