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4/25/2015 | Plate patience leads to 4-for-4 day for Lagares

Before the start of Saturday's Subway Series game against the Yankees, Mets hitting coach Kevin Long reiterated to Juan Lagares the importance of swinging at strikes. With that lesson in mind, the center fielder came away with a career-high four hits in an 8-2 victory.


4/25/2015 | Plawecki takes Sabathia deep for first big league blast

Kevin Plawecki drilled his first Major League home run in the fourth inning against the Yankees on Saturday, a two-run shot off CC Sabathia that broke open the second game of the Subway Series.


4/25/2015 | Harvey given opportunity to finish what he started

Matt Harvey insists the thought of a complete game did not enter his mind in the fifth, the sixth or even the seventh inning of Saturday's 8-2 victory over the Yankees, but after the eighth, the Mets' ace wanted his chance at all nine.


4/25/2015 | Niese, Eovaldi face off in primetime Empire State tilt

The rubber match of the Subway Series on Sunday night at Yankee Stadium pits Jon Niese against Nathan Eovaldi, each of whom is coming off a strong outing.


4/25/2015 | Harvey outduels CC, nearly goes distance in Subway Series

Matt Harvey finished one out shy of a complete game and the Mets swatted three homers off CC Sabathia, evening the Subway Series with an 8-2 victory over the Yankees on Saturday at Yankee Stadium.


4/25/2015 | Robles displays no fear in pressure-filled MLB debut

Picture debuting in the big leagues at age 24, following six-plus years in the Minors and stops at seven different affiliates. Then picture doing it in the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium, in front of 45,310 fans. Now picture climbing atop the mound to find Alex Rodriguez, one of the foremost power hitters of this generation, awaiting with two men on base.


4/25/2015 | Harvey vs. CC matchup a symbolic one for Mets, Yanks

If you're inclined to see one game as something larger, something symbolic of where two franchises find themselves at the beginning of a new season, you're going to love what the Mets and Yankees are giving us Saturday afternoon in the Bronx. Matt Harvey vs. CC Sabathia. Cy Future vs. Cy Past? To some, this is a game that reflects where the Mets and Yankees find themselves in 2015.


4/24/2015 | As win streak comes to an end, Mets focus on big picture

It's early. The Mets stressed that throughout their franchise record-tying 11-game winning streak, reminding themselves and others not to grow too brash. If they needed any additional reminder, Jacob deGrom's ERA provided it on Friday, bloating from 0.93 to 2.96 in a single game.


4/24/2015 | Not pitching in game, Niese ejected from bench

Mets pitcher Jon Niese was ejected in the sixth inning of Friday night's 6-1 Subway Series loss against the Yankees, despite never stepping foot on the field at Yankee Stadium


4/24/2015 | Statcast delves into Lagares' amazing catch

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares had to battle windy conditions at Citi Field on Wednesday, but as Statcast shows, that didn't stop him from making a fine play to rob the Braves' Jace Peterson of an extra-base hit.


4/24/2015 | Parnell shut down for week due to forearm soreness

Once considered an option to return in early May or even late April, former Mets closer Bobby Parnell has experienced enough of a setback to make such a timetable unrealistic.


4/24/2015 | Teixeira swats pair off deGrom as Yanks snap Mets' win streak

Mark Teixeira homered twice off Jacob deGrom and Michael Pineda pitched effectively into the eighth inning in Friday night's Subway Series opener, helping the Yankees snap the Mets' 11-game winning streak with a 6-1 victory at Yankee Stadium.


4/24/2015 | Harvey, CC square off in Subway Series matchup

The Mets and Yankees square off again Saturday afternoon, with a marquee pitching matchup slated for Game 2 of the Subway Series. It will be a battle of past and present aces as Matt Harvey faces CC Sabathia at Yankee Stadium. The Yanks have won seven of eight after ending the Mets' 11-game winning streak Friday night.


4/24/2015 | Syndergaard's scratch spurs Twitter exchange

Mets top prospect Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Friday's start for Triple-A Las Vegas due to illness, prompting a give-and-take exchange with fans on Twitter that turned personal.


4/24/2015 | Mets and Yankees set for another Statcast Showcase

Statcast, a state-of-the-art tracking technology, will return on Friday night at 7 ET for the first Mets-Yankees clash of the year in an MLB Network Showcase game.


4/23/2015 | Baseball set to take over NY as Mets, Yanks collide

The Mets are playing at least as well as at any point over the last decade, if not the last quarter-century. The Yankees, almost quietly, are nearly as hot. So when those interborough rivals collide Friday night at Yankee Stadium, there is no questioning what sort of town New York promises to be.


4/23/2015 | Resurgent Yankees square off with red-hot Mets

The Subway Series comes earlier than usual this year, and with some added intrigue as both the Mets and Yankees enter play at or near the top of their divisions. The Mets are the hottest team in baseball having won a Major League-best 11 straight, and they will start Jacob deGrom, who's going for his third win. Michael Pineda starts for the Yankees, who have won six of seven. First pitch at Yankee Stadium is scheduled for Friday at 7:05 p.m. ET.


4/23/2015 | Murphy hoping breakout game sparks his bat

Despite Daniel Murphy's struggles to start the season, the Mets have not skipped a beat. Manager Terry Collins has said repeatedly that Murphy will break out of his slump and the Mets' offense will reap the benefits. Murphy provided some evidence of that Thursday.


4/23/2015 | Ranking the best Mets defenders at each position

The breathtaking catch made in center field by Gold Glove Award winner Juan Lagares on Wednesday night was, as some Mets players said, inspirational. Well, it inspired this -- a position-by-position "best of" for Mets defenders, covering 53-plus seasons. Offense has no place in this evaluation.


4/23/2015 | Perfect homestand one for the record books

From a historian's vantage point, what the Mets are doing is similar to 1986. That year, the team also won 11 straight games in April, starting their summer 13-3. That is exactly where the 2015 Mets stand after 16 games, capping off a perfect 10-game homestand at Citi Field.


4/23/2015 | Mets walk all over Braves for 11th straight win

Behind Bartolo Colon's fourth consecutive victory and Daniel Murphy's four RBIs, the Mets defeated the Braves, 6-3, on Thursday afternoon, tying their franchise-record 11-game winning streak.


4/23/2015 | Colon chases down Pierzynski on steal attempt

Bartolo Colon may not have extended his RBI streak in Thursday's game against the Braves, but he still managed to make an impact for the Mets away from the mound.


4/23/2015 | Tickets promo tied to Mets' runs in Subway Series

For every run they score Friday, Saturday and Sunday in the Bronx, the Mets will shave $1 off select tickets during their April 30 through May 6 homestand.


4/23/2015 | Braves' run on review of collision ruling perplexes Mets

The Braves were credited with a run in the second inning Thursday when umpires ruled that Mets catcher Anthony Recker did not provide a clear lane for A.J. Pierzynski to score.


4/23/2015 | Mets make incredible 10-win streak a reality

Healthy or not, the Mets went to sleep on Wednesday night sporting the best record in Major League Baseball, thanks to a streak that stands one win shy of the longest this franchise has ever seen. They are tied for the best start in club history with the 1986 Mets, a team that folks in Flushing tend to remember.




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