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Mets, Astros and first responders come together to help Houston

HOUSTON — There were stories of escapes from houses that were filling with water. There were children and families who had no homes to go back to. There were first responders from across the country too tired to grab dinner and just looking for a place to crash. Friday, the Mets fanned out around Houston quietly talking to victims and ...

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Mets Insider: Syndergaard throws 18 pitches in 1st rehab start

HOUSTON — Noah Syndergaard made his first rehab start Saturday. The righthander who has been out since April 30, threw one inning for the Rookie-level Gulf Coast Mets and he is expected to make another this week. “It went well,” Mets assistant GM John Ricco said. “We’ll see how he feels tomorrow, but next step would be to keep ramping ...

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Wilmer Flores fouls ball off face, leaves Mets game bleeding

HOUSTON — It’s starting to get to the point where you wonder if the Mets are going to finish the season with nine major league players in the lineup. Wilmer Flores left Saturday night’s game against the Astros in the fourth inning after taking a foul tip off his nose. The Mets infielder was escorted off the field with head ...

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Matt Harvey has shortest start of Mets career in return to mound

HOUSTON – For the Astros it was an emotional and what they felt was a necessary return. For Matt Harvey it was rough return to the mound. The Mets righthander could not get into the third inning in his first start since June. Harvey was hit hard by the Astros in two innings and was finished after throwing 70 pitches. ...

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Mets sign OF Nori Aoki; Michael Conforto to have shoulder surgery

HOUSTON – Down to their last three healthy outfielders, the Mets signed Nori Aoki Saturday. Aoki, 35, was released by the Toronto Blue Jays earlier this week. The Japanese outfielder had been traded by the Astros to Toronto at the July 31 trade deadline. Between the Astros and Blue Jays, Aoki has .274 batting average with 5 home runs and ...

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Too soon for Mets and Astros to be playing baseball in Houston

CINCINNATI – The visitors’ clubhouse in the Great American Ball Park has two televisions in the middle of the room. Usually both are turned to the MLB Network or ESPN, but Thursday morning only one was showing baseball highlights. The other was tuned to CNN and showing live reports from Houston. There were the unbelievable images of devastation after Hurricane ...

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DeGrom hits career-high in season Ks but Mets fall to Reds, 7-2

CINCINNATI — The strikeouts keep piling up, but the only statistic that Jacob deGrom cares about right now — even more than wins — is 200 innings. The Mets ace recorded his career-high in season strikeouts Thursday, but deGrom could not break his personal best for victories. The right-hander allowed four runs through six innings as the Mets fell to ...

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Rafael Montero pitches a gem, as Mets quiet Reds, 2-0

CINCINNATI — Rafael Montero is making the most of his opportunity. Because of injuries, Montero has been allowed to make 13 starts this season and he has responded well as of late. The 26-year-old righthander pitched 8.1 shutout innings Wednesday night as the Mets beat the Reds 2-0 at the Great American Ball Park. The Mets (58-74) won their second ...

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Mets still unsure of where weekend Astros series will be played

CINCINNATI — Late Tuesday night, the Mets were still waiting to find out where they would be heading next to face the Astros in a series that starts Friday. An MLB source said that a decision was not likely to come down until Wednesday afternoon. The most likely resolution would have the Mets flying to Tampa after Thursday’s day game ...

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Jose Reyes gets first career outfield start for short-handed Mets

CINCINNATI — Jose Reyes spent about 20 minutes in left field before Tuesday night’s game taking fly balls and ground balls hit by outfield coach Tommy Goodwin. The 34-year old infielder was going to make his first major league start in the outfield. Reyes, who played one inning in the outfield this season, started one minor league game in left ...

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