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Mets 101 Game Preview: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

August 27th, 2014 at 4:04 PM
By Mike Phillips

Dillon Gee finally picked up a win last night as the New York Mets (62-70) defeated the Atlanta Braves (68-64) 3-2. The Mets have now won two in a row and are looking to record their third consecutive win tonight. The Mets and Braves will continue their three game set tonight. First pitch at Citi Field is scheduled for 7:10 pm.

The game will feature a battle of talented young right handers. The Mets will send Zack Wheeler (9-8, 3.48 ERA) to the bump. Wheeler has recorded six straight victories. Wheeler picked up a win in his last outing, allowing two runs in 5.2 innings pitched to beat the Oakland A's last Wednesday. The Braves will counter with All Star right hander Julio Teheran (12-9, 2.96 ERA). Teheran also picked up a win in his last outing, tossing six shutout innings to beat the Cincinnati Reds last Thursday.

Local Coverage:

Television: WPIX

Radio: WOR

New York Mets Lineup:

  1. RF Curtis Granderson
  2. CF Juan Lagares
  3. 1B Lucas Duda
  4. C Travis d'Arnaud
  5. 3B Eric Campbell
  6. LF Matt den Dekker
  7. 2B Wilmer Flores
  8. SS Ruben Tejada
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Development Project Around Citi Field Finally Moving Forward

August 27th, 2014 at 10:57 AM
By Mike Phillips

The area surrounding Citi Field is an eye sore to say the least. While parks like Baltimore's Camden Yards and Boston's Fenway Park look like they are a part of the city, Citi Field is surrounded by dozens of auto shops that are sitting on top of polluted land. The city has been working to revitalize the area, and can now proceed with their plans to bring life to an otherwise dead area of the city.

A lawsuit about the proposed project has been thrown out, Katie Honan of DNAInfo.com reports. With the lawsuit gone, the city has helped dozens of the automotive shops relocate and will likely begin construction on the different facets of the project soon. The highlights of the project include new housing developments, a convention center, hotels, a school, and a mega mall that is situated on what is currently a parking lot near Citi Field.

The first phase of the project that is underway is Flushing Commons, which broke ground in May. Flushing Commons will contain about 62 rental units as well as 500,000 square feet of retail and office space. The project will also include a park and a 62,000 square foot YMCA. No word has emerged yet on when some of the other parts of the project, including the mega mall, will get underway.

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Lagares Uses Glove and Bat to Lift Mets Over Braves, 3-2

August 27th, 2014 at 12:00 AM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (62-70) defeated the Atlanta Braves (68-64) in their series opener by a score of 3-2 Tuesday night at Citi Field. Mets centerfielder Juan Lagares put on a show with his glove while also hitting the game-winning home run, propelling Dillon Gee to his first win since July 9.

Game Highlights

  • Ruben Tejada came through for the second straight game, singling home Travis d'Arnaud to put the Mets ahead 1-0 in the second inning. Tejada finished the game 1-for-3 with the RBI and a strikeout.
  • Justin Upton tied the game in the fourth with a RBI double that brought home Freddie Freeman. Upton would go on to lead the Braves with a 3-for-3 night and would score in the seventh on a RBI single from Tommy La Stella.
  • Juan Lagares put the Mets ahead for good in the home half of the fourth with a two run shot, his fourth of the season that once again brought home d'Arnaud. He also was a vaccum in the field, recording a team-high seven putouts in center.
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Mets 101 Game Preview: Atlanta Braves at New York Mets

August 26th, 2014 at 7:00 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (61-70) welcome the NL East rival Atlanta Braves (68-63) Tuesday night, as they open up a three game series at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. For the Amazins, it will mark the start of six-game homestand that will close out the month of August, with the Mets currently sitting 14.5 games out of first in the division but just 7.5 out of the NL Wild Card.

Local Media Coverage

TV – SNY
Radio – WOR

Mets Starting Lineup

  1. LF Eric Young Jr.
  2. RF Curtis Granderson
  3. 3B Eric Campbell
  4. 1B Lucas Duda
  5. C Travis d'Arnaud
  6. CF Juan Lagares
  7. 2B Wilmer Flores
  8. SS Ruben Tejada
  9. SP Dillon Gee

Dillon Gee (4-6, 3.84) will look to right the ship Tuesday night in the midst of possibly the worst stretch of his career. Gee is 0-5 with a 5.71 ERA in his last seven starts with the Mets just 1-6 in those starts.

Alex Wood (9-9, 3.05) is throwing the ball well as of late, posting a 2-0 record with a 2.21 ERA in his last three starts. Lifetime, Wood has never beaten the Mets, going 0-1 with a 4.19 ERA.

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Bartolo Colon Clears Waivers, Several Teams Could Be Interested in Trade

August 26th, 2014 at 4:43 PM
By Mike Phillips

As expected, Bartolo Colon cleared revocable trade waivers yesterday afternoon. The trade market for Colon is now expected to heat up over the next few days as the Mets look to get a good return for Colon's services. Andy Martino of the New York Daily News reports that the Los Angeles Angels, Kansas City Royals, and Los Angeles Dodgers are the most interested teams in Colon's services.

The Angels are expected to be very aggressive in their pursuit of Colon. The Angels have an obvious need for starting pitching after losing Garrett Richards, one of their top pitchers, for the season with a left knee injury. The Angels don't have a deep farm system, but they may be motivated to take on more of the money in the contract to get a deal done. With the Mets likely looking to move Colon's money off the books in the offseason, this could help get a deal done.

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