Player News - Mets

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Steven Matz took the loss Friday against the Rockies after giving up two runs over six innings.

Things could have been worse, as Matz gave up a season-high 10 hits while also walking a batter, but he managed to avoid the big inning. But the Mets couldn’t get anything going against Tyler Chatwood and an RBI single from Nick Hundley in the sixth put him in line for the loss. Matz hasn’t been the same since the bone spur in his elbow surfaced, but he continues to hang in there for now. He’ll bring a 3.35 ERA into the Subway Series against the Yankees next week.
Jul 29 - 10:59 PM

James Loney was 2-for-4 with a solo homer in Friday’s loss to the Rockies.

His solo blast off Tyler Chatwood in the second inning was the only offense the Mets could muster on Friday. As disappointing as New York’s offense has been this season, you can’t blame Loney. The 32-year-old is batting .288/.340/.451 with six homers and 21 RBI through 50 games.
Jul 29 - 10:57 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) went 0-for-4 in his return to the lineup Friday against the Rockies.

Cespedes was held out of Thursday’s lineup due to renewed soreness in his quad, but he felt well enough to give it a go on Friday. It’s a lingering issue, but the struggling Mets need his bat in the worst way right now.
Jul 29 - 10:57 PM

Mets placed OF Juan Lagares on the 15-day disabled list with a torn ligament in his left thumb.

Lagares tried to play through the injury, but it didn't work. He'll undergo surgery and be sidelined for six weeks. Brandon Nimmo is replacing him on the roster.
Jul 29 - 4:05 PM

Yoenis Cespedes (quad) is back in the Mets' lineup Friday.

Cespedes sat out Thursday after a minor aggravation of his quad injury, although he drew an intentional walk as a pinch-hitter. He's in left field and batting third against Tyler Chatwood and the Rockies.
Jul 29 - 3:24 PM

The Mets are expected to place Juan Lagares on the disabled list to make room for Brandon Nimmo on the active roster.

Lagares has been trying to play through a torn ligament in his left thumb but it's clear he isn't 100 percent. He's been holding off on surgery but that might have to be revisited given how little progress he's made. With Lagares and Yoenis Cespedes (quad) both banged up, the Mets could be in the market for an outfielder at the trade deadline.
Jul 28 - 9:43 PM

Mets recalled OF Brandon Nimmo from Triple-A Las Vegas.

Beat writer Adam Rubin of ESPN.com believes the Mets are sending someone to the disabled list, though it doesn't appear to be Yoenis Cespedes (quad) or Jose Reyes (intercostal). Nimmo hit .389 in nine games for Las Vegas after his demotion. Cespedes has been limited to playing left field since his quad injury, so Nimmo will likely see most of his time in center.
Jul 28 - 9:11 PM

Mets SS prospect Amed Rosario has been placed on the disabled list at Double-A Binghamton with lower body soreness.

It's unclear how much time he'll miss. The Mets' top prospect has been lighting it up at Double-A, batting .354 with 16 RBI since his promotion last month. If all goes well, the 20-year-old could make his debut in 2017.
Jul 28 - 5:10 PM

Jacob deGrom tossed seven shutout innings but had to settle for a no-decision in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

DeGrom gave up just five singles and a walk while recording six strikeouts. He surely had more left in the tank, having thrown just 97 pitches, but the Mets elected to pinch-hit for him when they had a scoring chance. DeGrom is now just 6-5 on the season in spite of a 2.65 ERA and 1.08 WHIP. He'll take on the Yankees the next time out.
Jul 28 - 4:41 PM

Jeurys Familia blew his second straight save chance Thursday, allowing two runs on two hits and two walks in a loss to the Rockies.

Mets manager Terry Collins said that Familia would be unavailable after pitching the last two days, but the closer apparently approached the skipper and told him he wanted to pitch. The Rockies didn't hit anything hard, as one hit was a grounder up the middle and the other was a bunt single that catcher Rene Rivera should've fielded. Familia has blown two straight save opportunities after converting 52 in a row.
Jul 28 - 4:38 PM

Rene Rivera went 3-for-4 with an RBI double in Thursday's loss to the Rockies.

It was the only run the Mets mustered on the day, and Rivera had three of the club's 10 hits. Unfortunately, the catcher also made a costly blunder on defense in the top of the ninth inning, waiting for a bunted ball to go foul rather than just picking it up and taking the out. It didn't go foul, and the Rockies wound up taking the lead.
Jul 28 - 4:29 PM

Jose Reyes (intercostal) is doubtful for Friday.

Reyes was diagnosed with a Grade 1 intercostal strain on Tuesday afternoon and is still dealing with some discomfort. Mets manager Terry Collins said he's not considering a disabled list stint at this point because the club has a string of games in American League parks next week. That would allow Reyes to DH, but it does seem like an odd strategy considering the veteran infielder suffered the injury on a swing.
Jul 28 - 11:19 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is out of the Mets' lineup Thursday because he had a flareup with his quad.

Cespedes missed a chunk of time earlier this month with a quad strain, and now it's rearing its ugly head again. He's available off the bench Thursday. Alejandro De Aza is in left field and Juan Lagares is in center field on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.
Jul 28 - 11:06 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Thursday afternoon against the Rockies.

Alejandro De Aza is in left field and Juan Lagares is in center in the series opener versus Colorado. This is just a day of maintenance for Cespedes, who slugged a two-run homer on Wednesday against the Cardinals.
Jul 28 - 10:49 AM

Logan Verrett was quality in a no-decision versus the Cardinals on Wednesday, giving up three runs in seven innings with seven strikeouts.

The strikeouts were nice to see from a guy with only 51 whiffs in 74 1/3 innings. Verrett has been pressed into starting duty since Matt Harvey went on the disabled list and now has a 4.12 ERA with three wins against six losses. Today's effort should help him solidify a slot in the Mets' rotation.
Jul 27 - 11:23 PM


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