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Teams Set Record With 21 Home Runs On Monday

Oct 13, 2015 6:56 AM

There were 21 home runs hit on Monday, a record for one day of postseason play.

Howie Kendrick's three-run home run in Game 3 of the NLDS between the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets was the final long ball.

The Chicago Cubs hit a playoff-record six home runs in their victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

The 61 total runs scored Monday also set a postseason record.

The previous postseason record for home runs was 15, set Oct. 3, 1995, according to STATS. Like Monday, there were four postseason games on that day 20 years ago.

The previous record for runs was 48, set Oct. 5, 2002.


Tags: Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Kansas City Royals, Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, St. Louis Cardinals, Texas Rangers, Toronto Blue Jays, Misc Rumor, Stats

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Fan Critically Injured During Fight Outside Dodger Stadium

Oct 13, 2015 7:01 AM

Los Angeles police are investigating a fight outside Dodger Stadium that left one person in critical condition on Friday night.

The fight occurred in a stadium parking lot following Game 1 of the NLDS between the New York Mets and Los Angeles Dodgers. The Mets won that game 3-1.

LAPD Officer Matthew Ludwig told the Los Angeles Times that the person was still in critical but stable condition Monday and that it was not clear whether the people involved in the fight were fans of rival teams.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Source: Utley Appeal Won't Be Heard Monday, Will Play

Oct 12, 2015 12:12 PM

The appeal hearing for Chase Utley's suspension will not be held Monday, according to a Major League source.

Utley, who was suspended two games, will continue to be eligible to play until the appeal is heard, including in Monday night's Game 3.

Major League Baseball suspended Utley for Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS for what the league deemed was an illegal slide Saturday into New York Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada, who broke his leg in the collision.

Utley appealed MLB's decision.


Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Biggio Argues Against Rule Change Following Tejada Injury

Oct 12, 2015 8:56 AM

Craig Biggio expressed sympathy for the injury Ruben Tejada suffered on a controversial takeout slide by Chase Utley in the NLDS, but added that he hopes Major League Baseball doesn't respond by enacting new rules to protect middle infielders.

Rules were changed to protect catchers after Buster Posey's horrific injury in 2011. Tejada suffered a broken leg Saturday night in the collision with Utley.

Biggio played four seasons as a catcher in Houston before moving to second base, where he made six All-Star teams and amassed the bulk of his 3,060 career hits.

"I just hope the game doesn't change the way they did with the home-plate thing. I hate this thing back here," he said. "I'm not a big fan of it. This game is played by big men. They're fast, and unfortunately sometimes things are going to happen.

"It's like every time somebody gets hurt, we're changing the rules. They do it in college, where you have to slide straight into the base. I think that's absolutely, 100 percent correct, because you have a bunch of amateur players who are playing a little kamikaze at times. You have to control those guys. Guys in the minor leagues and the big leagues understand the way you're supposed to slide. If you don't slide the right way, usually your pitcher will take care of that."

Jerry Crasnick/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Houston Astros, Misc Rumor

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MLB Suspends Chase Utley Two Games For Illegal Slide

Oct 11, 2015 11:48 PM

Major League Baseball has suspended Dodgers infielder Chase Utley for Games 3 and 4 of the NLDS,  for what the league deemed was an illegal slide into Mets shortstop Ruben Tejada.

Tejada broke his leg in the collision in the seventh inning of Saturday night's Game 2.

Utley will appeal the suspension. The Dodgers expect the matter to be heard quickly, likely well before game time Monday night, a source said.

Tags: Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor, Suspension

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Terry Collins Hopes Umpires Don't Issue Game 3 Warnings

Oct 11, 2015 5:47 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins hopes umpires do not issue warnings to both teams before Game 3 of the NL Division Series on Monday at Citi Field.

Collins wants Matt Harvey, who starts the game against the Dodgers, to be able to freely pitch inside without a stray pitch prompting an unwarranted ejection.

Tags: New York Mets, Los Angeles Dodgers, Misc Rumor

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Ruben Tejada Fractures Fibula With Utley Slide

Oct 11, 2015 4:24 PM

The New York Mets lost Ruben Tejada with a fractured fibula in his right leg.

Tejada was injured when Chase Utley took him out with an aggressive and late slide in the seventh inning of Game 2.

The Mets have added shortstop prospect Matt Reynolds to their division series roster.

Reynolds would become the second player in modern history to make his major league debut in the postseason if he appears.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Injury

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Red Sox Could Pursue Matt Harvey

Oct 9, 2015 4:39 PM

There is growing speculation that the Boston Red Sox could make a play for Matt Harvey.

The Red Sox are in need of an ace and Dave Dombrowski, the club's new lead executive, loves hard-throwing pitchers.

After a drama-filled second half, there have been rumors that the New York Mets would listen to offers for Harvey.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Tags: Boston Red Sox, New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Trade Rumor

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Matt Harvey Misses Mandatory Workout

Oct 6, 2015 2:29 PM

Matt Harvey missed a mandatory team workout Tuesday at Citi Field.

Sandy Alderson said he had no information as to the reason for Harvey's absence, which was not excused by the team.

Harvey is scheduled to pitch Game 3 of the National League Division Series against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets

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Mets Don't Know How They'll Use Steven Matz In NLDS

Sep 30, 2015 5:16 PM

The New York Mets don't know how they'll be able to use Steven Matz in the NLDS after he was scratched from Thursday's start against the Philadelphia Phillies because of continued upper-back stiffness on his right side.

Matz originally was scheduled to start on Wednesday, but had been pushed back a day because of the back discomfort.

"I just don't feel comfortable putting him out there," Terry Collins said. "I know he'll go out there, but we don't need to subject him to having it get worse."

The left-hander may now end up getting left off the Division Series roster, with Bartolo Colon instead joining a rotation with Jacob deGrom, Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

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Alderson Defends Harvey, Says It's 'Unfair To Put' Saga On Pitcher
Sandy Alderson has come out in defense of Matt Harvey, who has taken a lot of criticism for plans to limit his innings as the Mets race towards the postseason.

Joe Trezza/MLB

Yoenis Cespedes Seeks Six-Year Deal
The Mets will have an opportunity to negotiate with Yoenis Cespedes throughout the offseason.

Cespedes Initiated Change In Contract That Will Help Mets Re-Sign Him
Yoenis Cespedes told the New York Post that he was the one who initiated the process that led to his agents and the Mets altering the language in his contract to make it easier for the club to re-sign

Ken Davidoff/New York Post

Mets, Tigers Agreed On Cespedes Trade Minutes Before Deadline
The July 31 trade that saw the Tigers send Yoenis Cespedes to the Mets was agreed on just minutes before the deadline.

Gordon Edes/ESPN

Source: Braves Could Go After Yoenis Cespedes
Other clubs could likely outbid Atlanta, but they want to field a competitive team by the time their new ballpark opens in 2017.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Paul DePodesta Open To GM Position
Paul DePodesta has served as the vice president of player development and scouting for the Mets since 2010.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports

Collins: 'This Is Far And Above' What Mets Expected
The Mets have exceeded even their own expectations this season.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Matt Harvey To Pitch Half-Outings To Remain Sharp
The Mets are likely to pitch Matt Harvey limited innings beginning next Saturday against the Yankees.

Yoenis Cespedes Will Draw Significant Interest In Free Agency
The A's faded last season after trading him to the Red Sox and the Mets' offense has thrived after dealing for him.

Ken Rosenthal/FOX Sports (via MLBTradeRumors)

Bartolo Colon's Scoreless Streak Ends At Record 31 Innings
Bartolo Colon extended his scoreless streak to 31 innings before allowing a few runs against the Braves on Thursday night.


Mets' Dan Warthen Hospitalized For Rapid Heartbeat
Mets pitching coach Dan Warthen was admitted to a local Atlanta hospital on Thursday afternoon after experiencing a rapid heartbeat.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Eyeing Two More Regular Season Starts For Harvey
Sandy Alderson has outlined a tentative plan for Matt Harvey to make two more regular-season starts for the Mets.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Mets Granted Waiver To Negotiate With Yoenis Cespedes
Major League Baseball and the Players' Association have agreed to allow the New York Mets to remain a bidder for Yoenis Cespedes throughout the offseason.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Cespedes Enjoying Historic Run With Mets
Since coming over in a trade from the Tigers, Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .311 with 13 home runs and 34 RBIs in 34 games.

ESPN Stats & Info

GM Alderson: Mets May Skip Harvey Multiple Times
The Mets have yet to determine a pitching plan for Matt Harvey.

Matt Harvey Pledges To Pitch In Playoffs
Matt Harvey could make fewer starts for the Mets during the remainder of the regular season schedule.

Matt Harvey Focused On Next Start, Not Innings-Count
Mets right-handed starter Matt Harvery is now at 166 1/3 innings pitched.

Mets Plan To Pitch Harvey In Playoffs
Doctors and agent Scott Boras have recommended a limit of 180 innings for Matt Harvey, who is in his first season following Tommy John surgery.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

Boras, Mets At Odds Over Matt Harvey's Workload
Matt Harvey's doctors have suggested a 180-inning limit for the right-hander, who is in his first season back from Tommy John surgery.

Jon Heyman/CBS Sports

Mets To Give Harvey, Syndergaard Extra Rest
The Mets will skip Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard at least once in the rotation this month to help limit their innings.

Adam Rubin/ESPN

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