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DeGrom K’s First Eight, Mets Still Lose to Marlins 6-5

September 16th, 2014 at 12:23 AM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (72-79) dropped their series opener with the Miami Marlins (73-76) Monday night at Citi Field by a score of 6-5. Mets starter Jacob deGrom tied a MLB record by striking out the first eight batters of the ballgame and would pitch New York within six outs of the win, but the bullpen couldn't get the job done on this night. The Mets now sit eight games back in the NL Wild Card with eleven left to play on the season, while the Marlins are just six back in the race.

Game Highlights

  • After deGrom struck out the first eight batters of the game, four swinging, four looking, it was his opponent, starting pitcher Jarred Cosart who broke the streak, singling to right field. Christian Yelich grounded out to end the inning and deGrom would go on to fan 13 over seven innings of work
  • deGrom finished with a line of three runs allowed over seven innings on six hits and a walk. It was the first time in deGrom's four career starts against the Marlins that the Mets did not come out victorious.
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Mets 101 Game Preview: Miami Marlins at New York Mets

September 15th, 2014 at 7:01 PM
By Steve Popoloski

The New York Mets (72-78) open up a three-game series with the visiting Miami Marlins (72-76) Monday night at Citi Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:10 PM. The Amazins suffered a crushing 3-1 series loss to the Washington Nationals over the weekend, after going 7-1 in their previous eight, and now sit 7.5 games back in the NL Wild Card with just twelve games left in the season. The Marlins on the other hand, dropped two of three to Philadelphia this weekend and are now just 6-7 in the month of September, while sitting 6.5 games back in the Wild Card. They'll have to make their final push without star outfielder Giancarlo Stanton, who was lost for the season after being hit in the face by a pitch last Thursday in Milwaukee.

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Mets Starting Lineup

  1. CF Juan Lagares
  2. 3B Daniel Murphy
  3. C Travis d'Arnaud
  4. 1B Lucas Duda
  5. SS Wilmer Flores
  6. RF Curtis Granderson
  7. 2B Dilson Herrera
  8. LF Matt den Dekker
  9. SP Jacob deGrom
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Minor League Mondays: Binghamton Mets Win Eastern League Championship

September 15th, 2014 at 12:56 PM
By Mike Phillips

The New York Mets minor league affiliates had a successful season again this year, with three of them making the minor league playoffs. For the second consecutive season, the Mets' minor league system also produced a champion. One year after the Single-A Savannah Sand Gnats won the South Atlantic League title, the AA Binghamton Mets won the Eastern League title by sweeping the Richmond Flying Squirrels in the championship series.

The B-Mets won their first Eastern League title since 1994 under the guidance of manager Pedro Lopez, who saw a tremendous amount of talent pass through this season. The B-Mets were dominant throughout the season and got strong performances from players who forced call ups with their strong playing, including seeing catcher Kevin Plawecki move to Las Vegas and second baseman Dilson Herrera go to the big leagues in late August.

The B-Mets had some contributors on their squad who played a role for the Sand Gnats' championship squad last season, particularly in the starting rotation. Gabriel Ynoa, who was the ace of the Sand Gnats last year, made 11 starts with BInghamton and went 3-2 with a 4.21 ERA. The ace of the Binghamton staff turned out to be lefty Steven Matz, who tossed 7.2 innings of one run ball in the championship clincher. Matz took a huge leap forward this season, going 10-9 with a 2.24 ERA between St. Lucie and Binghamton, and he could be in the mix for the major league squad as soon as next season.

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Washington Nationals Shut Out New York Mets 3-0

September 14th, 2014 at 6:32 PM
By Mike Phillips

New York-The New York Mets (72-78) went out with a whimper this afternoon, being shut out by the Washington Nationals (85-63) 3-0. The Mets got a fine pitching performance from Jonathon Niese (L, 8-11), who allowed only two runs in seven innings of work. The Mets simply couldn't figure out the Washington pitching staff, headlined by 6.2 shutout innings from starter Jordan Zimmermann (W, 12-5).

The game was a pitcher's duel from the outset, as the Mets and Nationals failed to get much going offensively. The Nationals finally broke through in the seventh inning on a two run homer from Met killer Wilson Ramos. Ramos' 10th homer of the year put Washington in front 2-0. The Nationals added an insurance run in the ninth after Ian Desmond scored on an error from Wilmer Flores.

The Mets couldn't do anything offensively against Zimmermann, who scattered six hits and a walk over his 6.2 innings of work. The Mets tried to make things interesting in the ninth, getting two men on with two out to bring the tying run to the plate in the form of Juan Lagares. Nationals' closer Drew Storen was able to induce a fly out to end the game and record his fifth save of the season.

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New York Mets Want Jenrry Mejia to Tone Down Celebrations After Saves

September 14th, 2014 at 12:22 PM
By Mike Phillips

Jenrry Mejia is an emotional player, and that emotion has helped him thrive as the New York Mets' closer this season. Mejia has started doing a stomp after he completes saves, a move that has made him popular with fans. Mejia's antics, however, have started to irritate other teams.

Manager Terry Collins has advised Mejia to tone down his celebrations after saves, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports. The latest incident came after he struck out Ian Desmond to end the game. Mejia made a fishing motion towards home plate after the strikeout, indicating he was looking to reel in either catcher Travis d'Arnaud or Ian Desmond.

The celebration was not popular with Washington players. Washington outfielder Denard Span said that Mejia's antics were uncalled for, and Mejia apologized after the game for going over the top. Mejia also told reporters that he wants to do a little celebration after he gets a big save, but he didn't comment on how far he would go in his next appearance.

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