New York Mets

Matz returns to lead Mets vs. Crew at Citi Field
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Last Saturday, New York starting pitcher Steven Matz missed his scheduled start with elbow discomfort, and Brewers manager Craig Counsell said the team would discuss using alternatives to starting pitcher Wily Peralta after another subpar outing. The dust has settled, however, and both pitchers are lined up for Friday’s contest.

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Mets fall in rout as Nats take series at Citi
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It was supposed to be power vs. power between Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey, but it turned out to be a one-sided affair as the Nationals pounded the Mets, 9-1, at Citi Field on Thursday night. The Nationals took two out of three games in the series between National League East rivals and remain in […]

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Mets to consider skipping Harvey's next start
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The Mets hoped Thursday would be the night Matt Harvey began figuring things out. Instead, their one-time ace left a 9-1 loss to the Nationals so shaken that he may not make his next start.

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Mets lose command in game, series vs. Nats
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A day after Noah Syndergaard went right after Bryce Harper in a Mets win over the Nationals, Bartolo Colon mostly avoided him — and paid the price. Seven combined walks for Harper and Jayson Werth played a significant role in the Nationals’ 7-1 win over the Mets, who mustered little offense of their own against […]

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Harvey faces Strasburg to decide series vs. rivals
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It’s power vs. power, and the series is on the line as the Nationals and Mets square off in the finale of their first clash of the season. And it’s sure to finish with a flourish as Stephen Strasburg takes the mound for Washington while Matt Harvey starts for New York in a marquee pitching […]

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Wright returns to action after one-game rest
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David Wright will never know if resting Tuesday when he wanted to play ultimately saved him from further damage to his back. All Wright and the Mets know is that he felt well enough Wednesday to return to the starting lineup after only a one-day absence.

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Mets-Nationals gets MLB Plus treatment tonight
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A plus-sized division rivalry and a matchup of two pitchers with plus stuff deserves a plus broadcast, and MLB Plus will have every angle covered, free on MLB.TV, when Stephen Strasburg and Matt Harvey oppose each other in the finale of a three-game set between the Nationals and Mets tonight at Citi Field at 7 […]

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Juan great catch: Lagares channels Mays
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For eternity, the box score of the Mets’ 7-1 loss to the Nationals will show simply that Daniel Murphy drove home Washington’s fourth run with a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning. And that’s the problem with box scores.

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Alderson: Surgery 'fantastically successful'
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Mets general manager Sandy Alderson was in good spirits about his own health on Tuesday, six days after undergoing surgery in his fight with cancer.

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Matz expected to rejoin rotation this weekend
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Left-hander Steven Matz, who missed his last start because of discomfort and soreness in his left forearm and elbow, should return to the Mets’ rotation during this weekend’s series against the Brewers.

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Mets ride Thor, HRs to shutout vs. Max, Nats
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The battle between the Nationals and Mets began with flair Tuesday night at Citi Field, then it turned into an expected pitchers’ duel that ended in a 2-0 win for New York in the first game of the season between the two rivals. Only a half-game separates the first-place Nats and the Mets in the […]

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Colon looks to help Mets win first series vs. Nats
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Gio Gonzalez is 6-1 with a 1.54 ERA in 11 Citi Field starts against the Mets, and the Nationals are 8-2 in the 10 starts Gonzalez has made for them in Flushing. Gonzalez faces the Mets again on Wednesday, matching up with Bartolo Colon and looking to help the Nats even the three-game series.

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