Jen-Ho Tseng thought he was coming to Wrigley Field this week to accept a Minor League award. Instead, he found himself smack in the middle of a pennant race, scheduled to make his big league debut Thursday as the Cubs eye a sweep of the Mets at Wrigley Field.
As the first-place Cubs look to solidify their standing in the NL Central, they’ll need to take advantage of an unknown quantity Wednesday night in Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey. Left-hander Jon Lester will take the mound for Chicago.
Robert Gsellman walked five batters, allowed five hits and served up four runs in four innings of the Mets’ 8-3 loss to the Cubs on Tuesday night at Wrigley Field.
If the Cubs are going to repeat as National League Central champs, they need Kris Bryant, and he hit his first home run of September, a three-run shot in the fourth inning, and 26th of the season to spark an 8-3 victory over the Mets on Tuesday night.
The Brewers sent Minor League right-hander Eric Hanhold to the Mets on Tuesday to complete the Aug. 12 trade that brought veteran infielder Neil Walker to Milwaukee for a player to be named and cash.
The Mets added another September callup to their roster on Tuesday, promoting No. 11 prospect Tomas Nido from Double-A Binghamton. Nido, who was already on the Mets’ 40-man roster, gives them a third catcher to back up Travis d’Arnaud and Kevin Plawecki down the stretch.
If the Mets plan to return to contention next season, the month of June may make or break their season. Key matchups with the Cubs, Yankees and Dodgers await at Citi Field, according to the 2018 schedule released Tuesday.
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As the season winds down, roster issues continue to take center stage in Flushing. Several players in particular have a lot on the line in September. This week’s Mets Inbox takes a look at some of their situations.
The Cubs will look to bolster their slim lead in the National League Central race on Tuesday against the Mets in the first game of a three-game set in Chicago.
When Jeurys Familia returned from right shoulder surgery last month, the Mets announced their intentions to ease him back into the closer’s role. More than two weeks into his return, Familia still has not reclaimed his old role.
Hoping to salvage something from a four-game series at Citi Field, which manager Bryan Price called a “house of horrors” for his team over the years, the Reds escaped Sunday with a come-from-behind, 10-5 win over the Mets thanks to a controversial ruling at home plate.