New York Mets

deGrom helps himself, smacks 1st career HR
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With the Mets’ offense struggling to support him, Jacob deGrom took matters into his own hands Sunday with his first career home run. He followed with a one-run, eight-inning outing to lead New York to a 5-1 Father’s Day victory over Washington at Citi Field.

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Thompson, Flexen lead Binghamton to win
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Double-A Binghamton received big contributions from a pair of Mets’ prospects as the Rumble Ponies topped Reading 6-2 on Sunday.

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Previously hot Mets humbled by rival Nats
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Though the Mets had little reason to watch the standings heading into this weekend against the Nationals, they knew what the four-game series represented. After two and a half months of near-irrelevance in the postseason picture, the Mets had a chance to announce their presence. They were playing well. They seemed primed to spark to […]

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Needing a pick-me-up, Mets turn to deGrom
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The teams’ uniforms might look a little different, with shades of Carolina blue on both to support prostate cancer awareness this Father’s Day weekend, but it will still be National League East rivals battling in the final matchup of a four-game series Sunday afternoon.

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Mets don special unis for Father's Day weekend
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A baby blue cap hung from each locker in the Mets’ clubhouse, the topper of a Mets uniform with blue accents throughout. Like all 30 Major League Baseball teams, the Mets wore specially designed caps and uniforms on Saturday, the eve of Father’s Day, to raise awareness and funds for the fight against prostate cancer.

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Cespedes' big day not enough vs. Nats
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The Nationals tightened their hammerlock on the NL East with a 6-4 triumph over the Mets on Saturday, remaining unbeaten at Citi Field this season and clinching another series victory there.

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Nimmo, Reynolds up; Harvey, Lagares to DL
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The Mets found themselves with an outfield need when Juan Lagares fractured the IP joint in his left thumb on Thursday, so they recalled Brandon Nimmo and infielder Matt Reynolds before Friday’s game against the Nationals. As expected, Matt Harvey joined Lagares on the DL with a stress injury to the scapula bone in his […]

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Lugo faces Strasburg in 2017 home debut
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In his first career start at Citi Field, Stephen Strasburg allowed just two hits in six scoreless innings. His visits since have gone much the same way. Strasburg, who starts for the Nationals against the Mets on Saturday, is 6-1 with a 1.97 ERA in eight career Citi Field starts. Right-hander Seth Lugo starts for […]

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Matz goes 7 innings, but Scherzer stifles Mets
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The Mets entered this weekend’s four-game series against the Nationals hoping to pull closer to contention in the as-yet uncompetitive National League East. Instead, it’s the Nats who have taken advantage of the opportunity, widening their division lead back to double digits with a 7-2 win Friday night at Citi Field.

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Reyes, Mets hope HR jump-starts hot streak
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When Mets general manager Sandy Alderson insisted Thursday that the Mets have plenty of “good players” in Flushing, defending his decision to leave top prospect Amed Rosario in the Minors, it was not terribly difficult to parse his meaning. The Mets still believe Jose Reyes has something to offer.

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Baseball one of many ties that bind Walker, Dad
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A few years back, when Neil Walker was visiting New York City for a series with the Pirates, MLB Network invited him to its New Jersey studios to appear on a show. While there, Walker quizzed employees where he might find footage of his father, Tom, playing in the Major Leagues.

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Thor's timetable delayed; August return iffy
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The prognosis on Noah Syndergaard was never optimistic. It became even less so Thursday, when a re-examination of Syndergaard’s right lat revealed that the muscle is not healing as quickly as the Mets initially hoped. As such, Syndergaard will not begin throwing for at least another four weeks, according to general manager Sandy Alderson.

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