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Seth Lugo surrendered two runs in 5 1/3 innings as the Mets prevailed 5-2 over the Marlins on Wednesday.

He gave up a two-run jack to Martin Prado in the first inning then hung zeroes until being relieved in the sixth inning. He allowed five hits and issued three free passes while striking out just two in the ballgame. His 6.33 strikeouts per nine innings leaves something to be desired but you can't argue with a 2.67 ERA and 5-2 record in 64 innings. Don't expect it to last -- he had a 6.50 ERA in 73 1/3 minor league innings this year.
Sep 28 - 11:29 PM

Jeurys Familia struck out two in a perfect ninth inning versus the Marlins on Wednesday to notch his 50th save of the season.

He is the first pitcher to hit the 50 save mark this season. It is highly doubtful anyone else will get there. He saved 43 games last year. Familia is rocking a cool 2.62 ERA with 80 strikeouts in 75 2/3 innings.
Sep 28 - 11:25 PM

Curtis Granderson went 4-for-4 and scored a run in a win over the Marlins on Wednesday.

All four hits were singles. He also walked in the game, reaching base safely in all five plate appearances. Four hits in a game is a rarity for the likes of Granderson, who is known much more for his power than his batting average. He is now batting .233 with 30 home runs. He he has knocked in only 59 runs but has scored 85 in 147 games.
Sep 28 - 11:19 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Lucas Duda was scratched from Wednesday's lineup merely to give him a breather.

Duda was a late scratch from the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, but there is no injury concern here. The Mets simply wanted to give the 30-year-old first baseman a little rest before they hurtle into the final handful of games in the 2016 regular season.
Sep 28 - 11:05 PM

Lucas Duda has been scratched from Wednesday's game against the Marlins.

Duda was originally in the lineup, but when the Mets took the field it was James Loney who trotted over to first base. An update on Duda's status should be coming soon.
Sep 28 - 7:42 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said Noah Syndergaard will only throw 25 pitches in Sunday's start against the Phillies if the team has already clinched a Wild Card.

That would set him up to be fresh for next Wednesday's National League Wild Card Game. However, if the Mets are still in need of a win to get in on Sunday, Syndergaard would not be on a limited pitch count. Bartolo Colon might then be asked to start that loser-goes-home Wild Card Game next Wednesday.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 28 - 4:30 PM

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Bartolo Colon could start against the Phillies on Friday.

Colon is currently slated to toe the rubber on Saturday. He threw just 47 pitches in his last start, as the Marlins blasted him for seven runs in 2 1/3 innings. And it was later revealed that the big right-hander has been pitching through a sprained tendon in his right foot. One benefit of starting Colon on Friday is that it would line him up on regular rest for the Wild Card Game next Wednesday. Colon would be a fallback option for that elimination game (if the Mets get in) should Noah Syndergaard be needed for a longer outing on Sunday in order to secure a spot.
Source: ESPN.com
Sep 28 - 4:23 PM
Tim Tebow - OF - Mets

Tim Tebow homered on the first pitch he saw Wednesday in his instructional league debut.

Tebow launched a high fastball over the left-center field fence in Port St. Lucie, an impressive opposite-field shot for the lefty-batting former NFL quarterback. The pitch was delivered by 22-year-old southpaw John Kilichowski, an 11th-round pick of the Cardinals this past June out of Vanderbilt. Tebow showed good power in his workout for teams and media last month in Los Angeles, but there are major holes in his game and the 29-year-old seems doubtful to ever advance past A-ball. This remains nothing more than a sideshow for the Mets, who signed Tebow to a minor league contract on September 8 and have watched his jerseys fly off the shelves. He is still working weekends as a football analyst on the SEC Network.
Source: Mets.mlb.com
Sep 28 - 2:52 PM
Jay Bruce - OF - Mets

Jay Bruce went 2-for-5 with a two-run homer as the Mets rolled over the Marlins 12-1 on Tuesday.

Bruce snapped out of a deep funk with a pinch-hit homer in Saturday's game against the Phillies, and he's now 6-for-14 with two homers, three RBI, and four runs scored in his last four games including that pinch-hit appearance. It's coming at just the right time for the Mets, too, as they angle for a Wild Card spot. They'll need Bruce, who now has 31 total homers and 94 total runs scored, firing on all cylinders if they hope to make a deep run in October.
Sep 27 - 11:00 PM

Yoenis Cespedes hit a two-run home run and scored two runs in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Cespedes hit the two-run bomb off Marlins starter Tom Koehler in the third inning. The blast was his 31st homer of the year and his first since September 11. Cespedes has 85 RBI and 70 runs scored to go with a .283/.357/.541 line in 129 games.
Sep 27 - 10:54 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-3 with three RBI in a win over the Marlins on Tuesday.

Duda came up with the sacks jacked in the eighth inning and he unloaded them with a three-run double. The multi-hit game was Duda's first since coming off the disabled list on September 17. Injuries derailed his season and limited him to 45 games. When healthy, the 30-year-old has hit .241/.317/.434 with seven homers and 23 RBI.
Sep 27 - 10:47 PM

Curtis Granderson went 2-for-4 with three RBI and two runs scored in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Granderson came through with a two-run single with the bases loaded in the eighth inning and he added an RBI double in the ninth. The 35-year-old is finishing the year strong, swatting eight homers with 21 RBI and 21 runs scored in September. Granderson is hitting .227/.325/.458 overall.
Sep 27 - 10:43 PM

Noah Syndergaard struck out eight while allowing one run over six innings in Tuesday's win over the Marlins.

Syndergaard gave up five hits, all singles, without issuing a walk in the win. The right-hander improved to 14-9 with a 2.60 ERA and 1.15 WHIP in 31 games, including 30 starts. In theory, the start Tuesday should have been his last, but with the Mets' rotation in shambles and Sunday technically being the fifth day after his start it's possible -- perhaps likely -- that the team will throw him in the regular season finale, assuming they don't already have a Wild Card spot locked up.
Sep 27 - 10:36 PM

Bartolo Colon suffered a sprained tendon in his right foot two weeks ago while running the bases.

That might help explain why he got blown up for seven runs over just 2 1/3 innings Monday in a loss to the Marlins. It was the worst start of the season for Colon, whose ERA jumped from 3.12 to 3.42. The hope is he can continue to pitch through the foot injury.
Sep 27 - 5:07 PM

Steven Matz (elbow, shoulder) is done for the year.

Matz doesn't need shoulder surgery, which is good news, but he will go under the knife for a bone spur in his left elbow. The young southpaw finishes the 2016 campaign with a 3.40 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 129/31 K/BB ratio in 132 1/3 innings. He should be ready for the start of spring training next February.
Sep 27 - 4:35 PM


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