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Bartolo Colon surrendered 12 hits, but gave up only one run over 7 2/3 innings to earn his 14th win as the Mets handed the Marlins a 9-1 loss on Tuesday.

It's not often a pitcher can allow just one run to cross the plate while being taken for 12 hits, but Colon did just that. To his credit, he did not issue a walk and struck out seven. Colon is now 14-12 with a 4.02 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 143/25 K/BB ratio. He'll take on the Nationals in D.C. on Tuesday next.
Sep 16 - 10:19 PM

Curtis Granderson went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run scored in Tuesday's win against the Marlins.

Granderson has been swinging a better bat as of late, batting .357 (15-for-42) over his last 12 games. He singled in the go-ahead run in the fourth, which ultimately proved to be a drop in the bucket. Granderson is slashing .222/.322/.377 with 18 home runs and 60 RBI.
Sep 16 - 10:09 PM

Wilmer Flores had a career night, going 3-for-4 with a double, a pair of home runs, and six runs batted in as the Mets trounced the Marlins on Tuesday.

Flores tied the game at 1-1 with a fourth-inning double, then kept adding on with a three-run home run in the fifth and a two-run blast in the seventh, both off of Brad Penny. Flores entered the night with four home runs in 229 plate appearances, so it was certainly an uncharacteristically powerful performance. Along with six homers, Flores has knocked in 28 runs and posted a .245/.280/.386 slash line.
Sep 16 - 10:05 PM

Juan Lagares left Tuesday's game against the Marlins with a hyperextended right elbow.

It's not clear how Lagares suffered the injury. More should be revealed about his status after the game. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field.
Sep 16 - 8:39 PM

Jacob deGrom struck out the first eight batters he faced and 13 overall while allowing three runs over seven innings Monday in a no-decision against the Marlins.

With a chance to set the modern record for consecutive strikeouts to start a game, deGrom gave up a single to opposing starter Jarred Cosart in the third, ending his streak. Still, it was an awfully impressive run, and deGrom remained strong until the seventh, when he gave up all three runs. Those were the first earned runs he had allowed in four starts since Aug. 23. With a 2.68 ERA and 134 strikeouts in 134 1/3 innings, deGrom now seems like the clear favorite to claim the NL Rookie of the Year award.
Sep 15 - 11:14 PM

Matt den Dekker (hand) is back in Monday's lineup against the Marlins.

Den Dekker hasn't started since last Tuesday due to a bruised left hand. He'll bat eighth and play left field in his return Monday.
Sep 15 - 5:29 PM

Vic Black was diagnosed with a mild right rotator cuff strain.

Black reported some weakness in his shoulder on Saturday and will be shut down for the next five or six days. There might not be enough time for him to pitch again this year, but the Mets haven't officially shut him down for the year yet.
Sep 15 - 4:43 PM

Vic Black (shoulder) will be shut down for the next five or six days.

Black underwent an MRI on his shoulder Monday which apparently didn't reveal anything serious. He'll try to throw again as soon this weekend, but might not have enough time to make it back before the end of the season.
Sep 15 - 4:07 PM

Travis d'Arnaud is batting third Monday for the first time in his major league career.

The 25-year-old catcher boasts a .366 average and .970 OPS in 44 plate appearances this month. He has primarily hit fifth or seventh for New York this season.
Sep 15 - 3:29 PM

Matt Harvey (elbow) threw a couple simulated innings off the Citi Field mound on Monday afternoon.

A batter stood in the box but did not attempt to swing. Everything has gone smoothly so far with Harvey's recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery. He should have a normal offseason and be 100 percent heading into spring training next February.
Sep 15 - 3:09 PM

Jeremy Hefner is likely to require a second procedure on his right elbow.

Hefner has not made a smooth recovery from Tommy John reconstructive elbow surgery and visited Sunday with Dr. James Andrews. "New CT scan and X-rays showed no healing," Hefner wrote on Facebook after the exam. "Will continue to rest for a few more weeks. Surgery is likely, but not definite. Clarity will come soon."
Sep 15 - 1:53 PM

Matt den Dekker (hand) reached base on an infield single Sunday as a pinch-hitter.

Den Dekker had been sidelined for a week with a bruised left hand. He may be able to return to the starting lineup in Monday night's series opener against Miami.
Sep 15 - 4:13 AM

Vic Black (shoulder) to undergo MRI on Monday.

Black reported weakness in his shoulder on Saturday and the team will shut him down to avoid further injury. It's very likely that his season is over.
Sep 14 - 8:25 PM

Jon Niese was terrific Sunday but was saddled with a loss, going seven innings and allowing two runs against the Nationals.

Niese cruised through six scoreless frames, but the Nats finally got to him in the seventh with an infield single and a Wilson Ramos home run. The left-hander struck out seven on the day while yielded six hits and no walks. Niese will take a 3.55 ERA into Atlanta next weekend.
Sep 14 - 4:09 PM

Matt den Dekker (hand) could return to the lineup as soon as Monday.

Den Dekker hasn't played since Tuesday due to a bruised left hand, but he's feeling much better. "It's coming along," den Dekker said. "The X-rays were negative. I think it's fine." Eric Young, Jr. is in left field Sunday.
Sep 14 - 12:34 PM


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