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Noah Syndergaard Now Set For MRI

May 1, 2017 12:22 AM

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard left his start against the Nationals in the bottom of the second inning Sunday, grabbing his right side after throwing a pitch to Bryce Harper.

The team announced Syndergaard has "a possible lat strain'' and was headed to New York for an MRI secheduled for Monday morning.

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

Anthony Rendon Has 6 Hits, 3 HRs, 10 RBIs On Sunday

May 1, 2017 12:28 AM

Nationals third baseman Anthony Rendon went 6-for-6 with three home runs and 10 RBIs on Sunday against the Mets, becoming just the second player in Major League Baseball history to have a game that included six hits, three home runs and 10 RBIs.

Walker Cooper is the other player. He went 6-for-7 when he had three home runs and 10 RBIs for the Reds against the Cubs on July 6, 1949.

"I may have had three home runs in high school," Rendon said of his historic game, "but never like that with the RBI."

Tags: Washington Nationals, New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor, Personal Award

Noah Syndergaard Refuses To Undergo MRI

Apr 29, 2017 7:41 PM

Sandy Alderson said Saturday that it was unusual for a player to refuse an MRI, as Noah Syndergaard did Friday, but said, "I can't strap him down and throw him in the tube."

Syndergaard is scheduled to start for the New York Mets on Sunday after he was pulled from his start Thursday because of biceps and shoulder discomfort.

Syndergaard is 1-1 with a 1.73 ERA in four starts.

"I think I know my body best," Syndergaard told reporters. "I'm pretty in tune with my body, and that's exactly why I refused to take the MRI."



Tags: New York Mets, Injury

Noah Syndergaard Has Yet To Walk A Batter This Season

Apr 25, 2017 8:54 AM

Noah Syndergaard has been terrific through his first four starts this season, pitching to a 1.73 ERA and 30 strikeouts in 26 innings.

The New York Mets right-hander's average fastball velocity is 99.6 mph, but it is his control that has him chasing history.

He has yet to walk a batter in 2017 and only 16 pitchers (12 starters) have opened a season with more walk-less innings.

Syndergaard is scheduled to start on Wednesday against the Atlanta Braves and with seven innings pitched without a walk, he would move into a tie for second-place on the all-time list. The leader, Pete Alexander of the Chicago Cubs, tossed 51 innings to begin the 1923 season without issuing a walk.

Dayn Perry/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor, Stats

Yoenis Cespedes Misses Third Straight Game With Hamstring Issue

Apr 24, 2017 12:12 AM

Yoenis Cespedes was again held out of the New York Mets' lineup on Sunday because of a hamstring injury, with manager Terry Collins acknowledging the possibility the slugger could be headed to the disabled list if he's not fit to play by Tuesday.

"I think we'd need to take a look at that," Collins said before Sunday's game against the Nationals when asked if he would consider a DL stint for either Cespedes or catcher Travis d'Arnaud, who is nursing a wrist injury.

According to the Mets manager, Cespedes, who has now missed three straight games, "told me he felt a lot better today." Collins is hopeful the outfielder will return for New York's series opener against the Braves on Tuesday.

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

Nationals To Place Strasburg On Paternity Leave

Apr 24, 2017 12:07 AM

Stephen Strasburg will not take his regular turn in the Nationals' rotation this week as he awaits the birth of his second child.

The Nationals plan to put Strasburg on the paternity list Monday, when they open a four-game series in Colorado. The team has not announced a scheduled starter for that game.

Strasburg's next turn comes up Tuesday, but Washington bumped back Joe Ross a day into that slot. The team said Sunday that Strasburg could pitch next weekend at home against the Mets.

Tags: Washington Nationals, Colorado Rockies, New York Mets, Misc Rumor

Terry Collins Jokingly Calls For FBI To Search For Jose Reyes

Apr 12, 2017 7:52 AM

With Jose Reyes enduring a slow start to the season, Terry Collins jokingly called for a national search to find the four-time All-Star.

"I've got the FBI out looking for the real Jose Reyes," Collins said. "He's being held someplace."

Reyes was 1-for-27 (.037) entering Tuesday's game. He went 1-for-6 against the Philadelphia Phillies.

"You have to let him work through it,'' the New York Mets manager said. "... We all know he's just too good a player to continue to struggle, and I think when he breaks out you're going to see a different lineup."


Tags: New York Mets, Misc Rumor

David Wright Resumes Throwing, Timetable Uncertain

Apr 11, 2017 8:59 AM

David Wright has been cleared to resume throwing, but for now he's just throwing softly in an effort to slowly build up arm strength.

Wright was forced to stop throwing with no clear timetable to resume more than a month ago. He had been able to swing the bat all spring, but was having issues with throwing.

The New York Mets third baseman had been working on strengthening his impinged shoulder.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

Mets Reportedly 'Frustrated' By Steven Matz's Injury Diagnosis

Apr 10, 2017 8:05 AM

Steven Matz revealed that he's been suffering from a strained flexor tendon, but New York Mets have been asking who made the diagnosis.

"Our [doctors] found nothing wrong," said one source with knowledge of Matz's care.

The Mets don't know what's wrong with Matz and when he'll be able to pitch again.

Matz has reported discomfort in his pitching elbow despite an MRI showing no damage.

Matt Snyder/CBS Sports

Tags: New York Mets, Injury, Misc Rumor

Tim Tebow Homers For Second Time In Three Games

Apr 10, 2017 2:00 AM

Tim Tebow homered for the second time in three games Sunday as he completed his first series with the New York Mets' Class A affiliate, the Columbia Fireflies.

The former quarterback hit a two-run home run in his first plate appearance Thursday night, then followed that with a three-run shot to right field on Sunday as the Fireflies beat the Augusta GreenJackets 6-0.

Tags: New York Mets, Game Recap, Misc Rumor

Tim Tebow Homers In First Minor League At-Bat
Tim Tebow hit a two-run home run in his first at-bat in his debut for the Class A Columbia Fireflies on Thursday.

David Newton/ESPN

Mets Sign Desmond Jennings To Minors Deal
He spent spring training with the Reds but was released recently.

James Wagner/New York Times

Noah Syndergaard Exits After Six Innings With Blister
Noah Syndergaard left after tossing six innings on Monday afternoon because of a blister on his middle finger.


Steven Matz Unlikely To Be Ready For Opener
Steven Matz is unlikely to be ready for Opening Day because of tenderness in his left elbow.


Jeurys Familia Gets 15-Game Suspension After Domestic Violence Charge
Jeurys Familia, who was arrested on a misdemeanor domestic violence charge that was later dismissed, has been suspended 15 games by Major League Baseball.

Associated Press

Cespedes Clears The Air, Wants World Series Ring
Mets star slugger Yoenis Cespedes says "we know we can win a World Series."

Former Mets, Phillies, Yankees Manager Dallas Green Dies At 82
Dallas Green, who won a World Series as a manager of the Phillies and paved the way for lights at Wrigley Field as president of the Cubs, died Wednesday at 82.

Jayson Stark/ESPN

Mets To Assign Tim Tebow To Class A Columbia
The Mets told Tim Tebow on Monday that they plan to assign him to the Class A Columbia (SC) Fireflies of the South Atlantic League.


Wainwright Not Worried About Spring 'Beating'
Cardinals pitcher Adam Wainwright gave up 10 runs in less than two innings against the Mets on Friday.

Woman Arrested For Trespassing After Allegedly Stalking Tebow
Michelle Marie Thompson was arrested after failing to leave the area of the Mets' spring training facility.

Tim Tebow Goes 0-For-3 With 2 Strikeouts In Spring Debut
Tim Tebow, who hit eighth and served as designated hitter, went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in his spring debut with the Mets on Wednesday.

Scott Lauber/ESPN

Matt Harvey Says Spring Debut A 'Good First Step'
Mets starter Matt Harvey threw 39 pitches on Sunday, his first outing back from surgery.

Jacob deGrom Has Solid Spring Debut
Jacob deGrom sailed through two innings on 26 pitches against the Astros on Saturday.

Mets Renew Syndergaard's Salary Of $605,500
Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will almost certainly be eligible for salary arbitration next winter.

Noah Syndergaard Will Appear As Extra On 'Game of Thrones'
Noah Syndergaard filmed his cameo in Spain in November during the offseason.

Ben Cosman/MLB

Mets, Tigers Never Seriously Discussed Conforto, Martinez Swap
Reports surfaced during the offseason that the Mets and Tigers discussed a swap involving Michael Conforto and J.D. Martinez, but that doesn't appear to have been the case.

Anthony DiComo/MLB

David Wright Diagnosed With Right Shoulder Impingement
David Wright has been diagnosed with an impingement in his right shoulder and will not throw a baseball for "a couple of weeks."


Jay Bruce Taking Ground Balls At First Base With Mets
The Mets have a logjam in the outfield and Lucas Duda is dealing with hip issues, which has led Jay Bruce to take ground balls at first base.

Mike Axisa/CBS Sports

Extension Talks Between Mets, Neil Walker 'Probably Dead'
Sandy Alderson has recently met with Neil Walker's representatives to work out a contract extension, but talks hit a roadblock.

Mike Puma/New York Post

Noah Syndergaard Gets Opening Day Start For Mets
The Mets have announced that Noah Syndergaard will start against the Braves on Opening Day.

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