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Logan Verrett yielded two runs over 5 1/3 innings in a no-decision against the Marlins on Friday.

Verrett held the Marlins scoreless until he gave up a game-tying two-run homer to Christian Yelich in the sixth. He fanned three and walked one in the no-decision and now holds a 4.14 ERA and 44/29 K/BB ratio over 67 1/3 innings this season. Zack Wheeler (elbow) hasn’t been cleared for rehab games yet, so Verrett should continue to get chances in New York’s rotation. There’s just not much fantasy upside here.
Jul 22 - 10:54 PM

Jeurys Familia secured his 50th consecutive regular season save in Friday's 5-3 win over the Marlins.

It wasn’t easy, as Familia threw 23 pitches and gave up one run on two hits and a walk. He ultimately put out the fire by getting Adeiny Hechavarra on a ground out to end the game. Familia’s control hasn’t been as sharp this season, as he has 18 walks in 45 1/3 innings after walking just 19 batters in 78 innings last year. But he continues to get the job done for New York.
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Jose Reyes filled up the box score Friday against the Marlins by going 3-for-5 with an RBI, two runs scored, and a stolen base.

Reyes had a double and a pair of singles. He scored on a pair of sacrifice flies by Yoenis Cespedes. This was Reyes’ first three-hit game of the season and his first multi-hit game since July 10. He’s batting .250/.298/.538 overall. The Mets could use more games like this one from him.
Jul 22 - 10:52 PM

Bartolo Colon was hammered for six earned runs over 4 1/3 innings Wednesday as the Mets fell to the Cubs.

Addison Russell opened the game's scoring quickly with a two-run double off Colon in the bottom of the first inning. Anthony Rizzo then launched a pair of home runs against the 43-year-old Mets starter -- a solo shot in the third and a two-run blast in the fifth. Colon watched his ERA rise from 3.11 to 3.48. He'll face the Cardinals next.
Jul 20 - 5:22 PM

Jim Henderson will have to restart his rehab assignment after suffering a hamstring injury this week.

Henderson was probably on the verge of returning to the Mets' bullpen, but it's going to be at least another couple weeks now. The veteran right-hander has been out since June 19 with a shoulder impingement.
Jul 20 - 1:25 PM

Asdrubal Cabrera is out of the Mets' starting lineup on Wednesday afternoon against the Cubs.

Jose Reyes will start at shortstop and bat leadoff in the afternoon game versus Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. Wilmer Flores is starting at third base and hitting third.
Jul 20 - 11:38 AM

Neil Walker is getting the day off Wednesday.

Kelly Johnson will start at second base and bat sixth in the matinee game versus Cubs right-hander Kyle Hendricks. Walker has 16 home runs and 40 RBI on the season.
Jul 20 - 11:36 AM

Yoenis Cespedes is not in the Mets' starting lineup Wednesday against the Cubs.

Neil Walker and Asdrubal Cabrera will also take a seat against Cubs righty Kyle Hendricks. Michael Conforto is starting in left field and Juan Lagares is in center field in the afternoon game at Wrigley Field.
Jul 20 - 11:34 AM

Rene Rivera had three hits, including the game-winning RBI single in the ninth inning, as the Mets edged the Cubs 2-1 on Tuesday.

Rivera, getting a spot start behind the dish, had three of the Mets' eight hits on the evening, and his single in the ninth inning against Cubs closer Hector Rondon plated Neil Walker to give the Mets a decisive lead. A backup to Travis d'Arnaud, Rivera is hitting .217/.290/.337 overall. Tuesday's heroics are a nice feather in the cap for the 32-year-old.
Jul 19 - 11:00 PM

Jeurys Familia loaded the bases with no outs but somehow escaped Tuesday's game against the Cubs with his 33rd save of the season.

Familia issued two walks to lead off the inning, and a Javier Baez bunt single spelled real trouble for the reliever trying to protect a one-run lead. But Familia got pinch-hitter Matt Szczur to ground into a forceout at home, and he then coaxed a ground ball double play from potential NL MVP Kris Bryant to end the threat and the game. It wasn't pretty, but saves are saves, and Familia now has 33 of them in 33 chances this year.
Jul 19 - 10:57 PM

Noah Syndergaard allowed only an unearned run, striking out eight, over 5 2/3 innings Tuesday against the Cubs.

Despite the strong turn, Syndergaard didn't factor in the decision. Still, it was a promising first for the right-hander after he dealt with arm fatigue before the All-Star break. Seemingly past those issues, Syndergaard will carry a 2.43 ERA, 1.10 WHIP and 136/20 K/BB ratio into Monday's start against the Cardinals.
Jul 19 - 10:47 PM

Lucas Duda (back) ran Monday for the first time since landing on the disabled list in May.

He also played catch without issue. Anthony DiComo of MLB.com suspects that Duda, out since May 21 with a stress fracture in his back, could begin a minor league rehab assignment sometime in early August. That would make a mid-August return to the Mets realistic.
Jul 19 - 5:17 PM

Michael Conforto will start in right field Tuesday against the Cubs.

The original plan called for Yoenis Cespedes to slide back over to center field so that Conforto could start in left, but Cespedes was moving cautiously during Monday's game, so Mets manager Terry Collins decided against it. This will be Conforto's first MLB start in right field. With Conforto in right, Curtis Granderson is playing center field for the first time since last August 1.
Jul 19 - 3:41 PM

Steven Matz was touched up for four runs over five innings of work in Monday's loss to the Cubs.

He struck out five and walked just one, but Matz gave up eight hits, including a three-run homer to Anthony Rizzo. The left-hander has lost five straight decisions, as he hasn't won a game since May 25. Matz has been hit or miss since his elbow issue cropped up. He'll get the Marlins over the weekend.
Jul 18 - 10:59 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) has resumed throwing bullpen sessions at the Mets’ complex in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

Wheeler has had multiple setbacks in his recovery from Tommy John surgery, but he has thrown off the mound three times in recent days. He threw just under 30 pitches in his most recent session on Sunday. It's unclear when he'll be ready for a rehab assignment, but a return before the end of August is possible if he can avoid setbacks. With Matt Harvey (thoracic outlet surgery) done for the year, he could prove valuable down the stretch.
Source: Newsday
Jul 18 - 10:53 PM


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