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Sunday’s meltdown exposes another weakness for Mets — the bullpen

It was a test. Jeurys Familia is working his way back after missing three months because of surgery to remove a blood clot from his shoulder. The Mets closer has been slowly rounding into form, so Sunday the Mets wanted to see if he could go back-to-back days, a big part of being a back-end of the bullpen reliever. It ...

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Mets’ Cabrera leaves game after being hit by pitch in ankle

Asdrubal Cabrera left Sunday’s Mets game after being hit in the right ankle by a pitch. The shortstop had missed a game after having his glute tighten up in Friday night. The infielder was off Sunday, but came in to pinch hit for Jacob deGrom in the sixth inning. Cabrera was hit by Reds reliever Asher Wojciechowski in the bottom ...

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Rafael Montero may have shot at making 2018 Mets rotation

There is joy in this moment for Rafael Montero after the long and winding road it took to get here after the former hyped prospect made his major-league debut on May 14, 2014. It was a difficult enough path on Saturday night alone as the 26-year-old fought through some command issues and didn’t have his changeup, but the right-hander managed ...

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Kevin Plawecki, Rafael Montero carry Mets to fourth straight win

All of a sudden, the Mets aren’t helping their cause for a top-five draft pick. At a time in September when they’re well out of playoff contention and losing would only help improve their draft position, the Mets have now won four consecutive games after topping the Reds Saturday night, 6-1, at Citi Field. The Reds (61-82) are another team ...

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Terry Pendleton's HR doomed the Mets dynasty that never was

Terry Pendleton says that during his playing days, he was called many unpleasant things while standing in the on-deck circle at opposing teams’ stadiums. But on this particular Friday night at Shea Stadium 30 years ago Sept. 11, the switch-hitting Pendleton was subjected to not only a loud verbal dousing from one young Mets fan sitting in the front row, ...

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Jose Reyes hits two home runs as Mets beat Reds, 5-1

Jose Reyes has had a second chance again. The veteran shortstop who resurrected his career with the Mets last season after serving the first suspension under MLB’s domestic violence policy, has had a resurgence in the second half of this season. Reyes hit two home runs Friday night, sparking the Mets to a 5-1 win over the Reds at Citi ...

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Dan Warthen was set to retire until Mets injuries piled up

Dan Warthen had plans. The kids, what he calls his pitchers, had come up and knew what they were doing. This season he would get them settled and set going forward. After two straight years of excellent pitching and playoff appearances, the Mets long-time pitching coach would retire. There was golf to be played in the proper season and there ...

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Asdrubal Cabrera out of Mets lineup with glute discomfort

Asdrubal Cabrera was not in the lineup Friday night as the Mets took on the Reds at Citi Field, after leaving Thursday night’s game with what the Mets are now calling left glute discomfort. He had an MRI Friday morning and is listed day-to-day. The Mets are hopeful, despite their injury history this season, that he will not miss much ...

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David Wright refuses to give up comeback attempt to rejoin Mets

David Wright had to laugh and remind everyone he is not dying. The captain knows after his second major surgery in two years that the odds of his returning are stacked against him. He knows his days as the Mets third baseman are likely numbered. But he is most certainly not ready for retirement. “I think that when the time ...

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Matt Harvey goes 5 innings, Brandon Nimmo hits two HR in Mets win

At least it was a good sign for 2018. Matt Harvey looked like he truly was making progress, Jeurys Familia looked like he was getting back to form and Brandon Nimmo surprisingly looked like a clean-up hitter as the Mets beat the Reds 7-2 at Citi Field. Nimmo hit two home runs, his first multi-home run game of his career ...

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