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Chris Flexen yielded three runs over 5 1/3 innings in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

The big blow was a two-run homer from J.T. Realmuto in the second inning. Flexen gave up five hits in all while walking four batters. He struck out just one batter and induced only two swinging strikes. The 23-year-old skipped Triple-A altogether and wouldn’t have been in the majors this season if it wasn’t for a boatload of injures in the Mets’ rotation. With a 6.55 ERA and 14/16 K/BB ratio through five starts, most fantasy owners can do better.
Aug 19 - 12:55 AM

Amed Rosario went 2-for-4 with a stolen base in Friday’s loss to the Marlins.

Both of his hits were singles. Rosario has proven to be a free-swinger early on in his major league career, batting .241 with a 19/1 K/BB ratio through 17 games, but he has at least mixed in five extra-base hits (including two homers) and three steals.
Aug 19 - 12:53 AM

Wilmer Flores (rib cage) went 1-for-3 with an RBI single and a walk in his return to action Friday against the Marlins.

He drove in the only run of the game for the Mets. Flores missed back-to-back games during the Subway Series due to soreness in his rib cage, but he made the start at first base on Friday with Dominic Smith on the bench against left-hander Justin Nicolino. He should see playing time all over the Mets' infield down the stretch.
Aug 19 - 12:53 AM

Zack Wheeler (arm) has resumed a throwing program.

It sounds like it's only been flat-ground work so far but that Wheeler is nearing a return to a mound. The right-hander is working his way back from a stress reaction in his pitching arm. Wheeler should make it back sometime this season if all goes well, but there's no timetable for his return.
Aug 18 - 9:29 AM

Steven Matz allowed seven runs -- six earned -- over 3 1/3 innings in a loss to the Yankees on Thursday.

Matz was in a 3-0 hole after four batters, and while he managed to hold the Yanks at bay in the second and third innings, they struck again for four more runs in the fourth. Matz gave up a homer among his seven hits allowed, also walking two while striking out four. The loss was the sixth in a row for the 26-year-old, who hasn't won since June 28. Matz will carry a 2-7 record and 6.08 ERA into Tuesday's matchup with a dangerous Diamondbacks team.
Aug 18 - 12:26 AM

Mets optioned RHP Kevin McGowan to Triple-A Las Vegas.

McGowan didn't see the field during his four-day stint in the majors. Perhaps we'll see him again when rosters expand next month.
Aug 17 - 5:55 PM

Mets placed INF Jose Reyes on the 10-day disabled list with a left oblique strain.

It's not considered a serious strain, so Reyes could be ready for activation as soon as his 10 days are up. Gavin Cecchini and Matt Reynolds have both been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas to provide the Mets with badly-needed infield depth.
Aug 17 - 3:23 PM

Mets recalled INF Gavin Cecchini from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Cecchini will give the Mets much-needed infield depth. He was batting .267/.329/.380 through 497 plate appearances this season at the Triple-A level.
Aug 17 - 3:20 PM

Mets recalled INF/OF Matt Reynolds from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Reynolds is starting at third base and hitting eighth Thursday night against Yankees right-hander Luis Severino. The 26-year-old utility infielder holds a .217/.265/.377 career batting line at the major league level.
Aug 17 - 3:18 PM

Wilmer Flores (rib cage) remains out of the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday.

Flores was a late scratch Wednesday due to soreness on the left side of his rib cage and is apparently still experiencing some discomfort. Matt Reynolds has been called up from Triple-A Las Vegas and will start at third base and bat eighth Thursday night against Yankees right-hander Luis Severino.
Aug 17 - 3:16 PM

Juan Lagares went 2-for-4 and scored a run in a crosstown loss to the Yankees on Wednesday.

He led off the first inning with a double and came home to score on a sacrifice fly lifted by Yoenis Cespedes. The Mets couldn't get much going today and generated only six knocks as a team. The defensive-minded center fielder hasn't received much playing time in a crowded Mets outfield this year. He has a .276 batting average with two homers, eight RBI and 18 runs in 52 games.
Aug 16 - 11:20 PM

Matt Harvey (shoulder) spun three shutout innings Wednesday in a rehab start for Low-A Brooklyn.

He finished with three strikeouts and only allowed one hit over 36 pitches. Harvey fared much better Wednesday than he did in his previous rehab outing on Saturday (1 IP, 1 H, 1 BB). He'll still need a couple starts to get his pitch count back up but it won't be long before Harvey is back in the Mets' starting rotation.
Aug 16 - 11:14 PM

Robert Gsellman let in three runs -- two earned -- in 5 1/3 innings and did not get a decision against the Yankees on Wednesday.

He surrendered only four hits but issued three walks while notching just two strikeouts. He served up a home run to Aaron Judge but there's no shame in that. The big right-hander has failed to live up to the hype generated by the 2.42 ERA he delivered over eight games (seven starts) in his MLB debut a year ago. He has five wins and five losses with a 5.98 ERA and a woeful 1.60 WHIP in 81 1/3 innings this year.
Aug 16 - 11:09 PM

Jeurys Familia (shoulder) tossed a scoreless inning Wednesday in a rehab appearance for High-A St. Lucie.

He made it through the sixth inning in just nine pitches, collecting a walk, a strikeout and an inning-ending double play. Familia is nearing a return after taking over three months to recover from a blood clot in his throwing shoulder. A.J. Ramos has been keeping the seat warm for Familia in the ninth inning.
Aug 16 - 11:02 PM

Matt Reynolds is on his way to New York to join the Mets.

So is Gavin Cecchini. The Mets haven't made any roster moves yet but it may be good to have Reynolds and Cecchini handy with Jose Reyes (ribcage) and Wilmer Flores (ribcage) both hurt. The Mets were so shorthanded on Wednesday that catcher Travis d'Arnaud drew the start at third base.
Aug 16 - 10:57 PM


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