New York Mets

Alderson: Warthen part of pitching solution
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The Mets entered Wednesday’s game against the Dodgers, ranked 28th in MLB with a 5.01 ERA, including a 5.11 mark from their starting pitchers. Despite that, general manager Sandy Alderson said that pitching coach Dan Warthen is in no danger of dismissal.

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Mets may move Cabrera to second base
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Asdrubal Cabrera remains on track to rejoin the Mets on Friday in San Francisco, though not necessarily at the position he has played all season. Manager Terry Collins is considering asking Cabrera to move from shortstop to second base.

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Mets mourn loss of longtime groundskeeper
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Over six decades in professional baseball, groundskeeper Pete Flynn worked at the Polo Grounds, rubbed elbows with the Beatles and befriended Hall of Famers. The Mets offered their condolences Wednesday for Flynn, a team employee for more than 50 years, who passed away at age 79.

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Grandy start, but Mets falter vs. Dodgers
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The Dodgers climbed back into first place in the National League West after defeating the Mets on Wednesday, as Yasmani Grandal hit two homers and Yasiel Puig had a long ball and Rich Hill struck out eight over five innings. Curtis Granderson hit a home run to start the game, but Tyler Pill allowed five […]

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Mets take issue with Puig's slow HR trot
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As Yasiel Puig began his jog around the bases after belting a three-run home run in the fourth inning of the Dodgers’ 8-2 victory on Wednesday, Mets first baseman Wilmer Flores had words for Puig.

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Mets place Wheeler (biceps) on 10-day DL
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The Mets’ rotation took yet another hit Wednesday, as the team placed right-hander Zack Wheeler on the 10-day disabled list (retroactive to Tuesday) with biceps tendinitis.

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Asdrubal tuning up for Friday return
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Mets shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera, sidelined since June 13 due to a sprained left thumb, began a rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Advanced St. Lucie. The Mets expect Cabrera to return in time for Friday’s series opener in San Francisco.

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Mets turn to another local at Dodger Stadium
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For the second straight night, the Mets will rely on a Southern Californian at Dodger Stadium. On Tuesday, it was Westchester native Robert Gsellman. Wednesday brings another rookie, San Dimas native Tyler Pill, who will be recalled to start opposite veteran left-hander Rich Hill.

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Mets routed by homer-happy Dodgers
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Corey Seager homered three times and Cody Bellinger added one of his own as the Dodgers pounded out five total long balls Tuesday in a 12-0 win over the Mets, establishing a franchise record with 27 home runs over a 10-game stretch

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Mets have few answers to rotation's struggles
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The Mets’ rotation ERA has risen to 5.11, second-worst in the National League. There is no ignoring the fact that injuries to Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey have played a role. But the struggles of other, healthy Mets starters have been more difficult to explain.

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Mets reach deal with second-rounder Vientos
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The Mets reached an agreement with second-round Draft pick Mark Vientos on Tuesday for an above-slot deal, according to MLB.com’s Jonathan Mayo.

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Lagares has thumb surgery
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Mets outfielder Juan Lagares underwent surgery Monday in New York to repair a fractured IP joint in his left thumb. The team did not release a timetable for his return.

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