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Odd Man Rush: Mets defying odds with fast start

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Titles aren't won on paper and any witness to a championship will tell you that so much has to fall into place at a near-perfect stride in order to reach the top of the proverbial mountain. It's early into the 2015 season, but a lot is breaking right for the New York Mets. Some things even perfect. In my divisional preview for the upcoming season,...

Mets' d'Arnaud, Blevins headed to DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and pitcher Jerry Blevins are headed to the 15-day disabled list after both players were injured Sunday. The club announced Monday that the duo will be placed on the DL Tuesday before the Mets host the Atlanta Braves. D'Arnaud suffered a fractured pinky finger on his right hand after being hit with a pitch in...

Mets' d'Arnaud, Blevins suffer fractures

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud and pitcher Jerry Blevins both suffered fractures in Sunday's 7-6 win over the Miami Marlins. Blevins suffered his injury in the top of the seventh inning when a liner off the bat of Dee Gordon hit him in the left forearm. He was still able to pick up the ball and make a throw to first to get Gordon out, but departed...

Mets' Wright heads to DL

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Flushing, NY (Sports Network) - The New York Mets placed third baseman David Wright on the 15-day disabled list on Wednesday with a mild right hamstring strain. Wright underwent an MRI on Wednesday and received a cortisone shot. He is expected to resume baseball activities on Friday. Wright had started his 12th big-league season off on the right foot, hitting .333 with a home run, four...

Mets' Cuddyer exits after getting hit on hand by pitch

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets outfielder Michael Cuddyer exited early in Tuesday's game against Philadelphia after getting hit in the hand by a pitch. Cuddyer was the second player plunked by Phillies starter David Buchanan during the second inning. X-rays were negative and he was diagnosed with a left hand contusion. The 36-year-old, who signed a two-year deal with...

MLB hits Mejia with 80-game ban

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia will have a little bit more to worry about than missing time due to posterior elbow inflammation. On Saturday, Major League Baseball handed down an 80-game suspension, without pay, to the Dominican-born right-hander after he tested positive for Stanozolol. "I know the rules and I will accept my punishment, but I...

Recap: Washington vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - After a bumpy second inning, Jordan Zimmermann settled in and led the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 win over the New York Mets. Zimmermann (1-0) worked efficiently, allowing just a run on five hits in six innings with four strikeouts and no walks. Ryan Zimmerman provided the only swing of the bat the Nationals needed in the first inning when he...

Mets' Mejia out at least 10 days

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Washington, DC (SportsNetwork.com) - New York Mets pitcher Jenrry Mejia is expected to miss at least the next 10 days after being diagnosed with posterior elbow inflammation, Mejia was set to close out Monday's 3-1 win over the Nationals in Washington, but instead was taken to the clubhouse with the team's trainer for evaluation. He underwent an x-ray and MRI which revealed the extent of the...

Recap: Texas vs. NY Mets

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Arlington, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - Jacob deGrom surrendered just one hit and struck out four over four scoreless innings as the New York Mets defeated the Texas Rangers 5-0 in spring training action on Friday. Juan Lagares finished 3-for-4 with a run scored, while David Wright and Curtis Granderson each supplied RBI doubles for the Mets. Starter Logan Verrett gave up one run on three...

Mets lock up Lagares

By The Sports Network, 1 year 5 months ago
Port St. Lucie, FL (SportsNetwork.com) - The New York Mets made it official on Thursday, signing outfielder Juan Lagares to a four-year contract with a team option for 2020. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but reports on Wednesday said the contract is worth $23 million plus a team option of $9.5 million for his first year of free agency in 2020. "This is a place I want...