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Newsday's Marc Carig was told by a Mets source that Jeurys Familia will remain the team's closer following the acquisition of Tyler Clippard.

Familia has blown both of his save chances since the All-Star break, but he's been fantastic for pretty much the entire season and deserves to keep his job. Clippard will be used in the eighth inning but does offer some protection for the ninth should Familia stumble some more.
Jul 27 - 7:25 PM

Mets acquired RHP Tyler Clippard and cash considerations from the Athletics in exchange for RHP Casey Meisner.

Clippard has had control issues this season with 21 walks over 38 2/3 innings. He's also struck out 38, though, while posting a 2.79 ERA. It's unclear at this point what role he'll serve in, but he'll most likely help set up for Jeurys Familia. Clippard will be a free agent after the season. Edward Mujica is likely the favorite for saves with the A's now.
Jul 27 - 6:15 PM

Zack Wheeler (elbow) has resumed throwing.

Wheeler is four months removed from Tommy John surgery. If all goes according to plan with his rehab, he should rejoin the Mets' starting rotation around mid-2016.
Jul 27 - 2:38 PM

Mets RHP prospect Seth Lugo allowed four hits in seven shutout innings Sunday in a win for Double-A Binghamton.

He struck out four of the final six batters he faced. Lugo has followed up a dismal June (0-2, 7.06 ERA) with a dominant July, winning four of his five starts this month with a stunning 1.13 ERA. The right-hander is fourth in the Eastern League with 89 strikeouts.
Source: MILB.com
Jul 27 - 1:39 PM

According to FOX Sports' Ken Rosenthal and Jon Morosi, the Mets are making progress on a trade for A's closer Tyler Clippard.

But there are other teams still in play. Clippard, who might be the next domino to fall on this trade market, owns a 2.79 ERA and 38 strikeouts in 38 2/3 innings this season along with 17 saves. The 30-year-old right-hander would probably get a shot at closer duties in New York given the recent struggles of Jeurys Familia.
Jul 27 - 1:12 PM

According to Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle, Tyler Clippard is expected to be the next member of the Athletics traded before Friday's deadline.

Slusser notes that the Nationals, Mets and Yankees are all teams that have been linked to the right-hander, with several other contenders also in the market for bullpen help. The 30-year-old, who is a free agent following the 2015 season, owns a 2.79 ERA and 38/21 K/BB ratio over 38 2/3 innings with the A's this season.
Jul 26 - 10:40 PM

Jacob deGrom fired 7 2/3 innings of shutout ball in a no-decision on Sunday to help beat Zack Greinke and the Dodgers in 10 innings.

DeGrom ended Zack Greinke's consecutive scoreless innings streak at 45 2/3 innings when he brought home a run with a fielder's choice ground out in the third inning. On the pitching side of things, he limited the Dodgers to two hits and two walks while striking out eight. deGrom has put together a Cy Young Award-worthy season -- if not for Greinke -- with his 2.05 ERA, 0.88 WHIP, and 128/23 K/BB ratio over 127 1/3 innings. He'll oppose the Nationals at home next.
Jul 26 - 4:48 PM

Jeurys Familia forked over two runs in the ninth inning to blow a save opportunity, but the Mets were still able to defeat the Dodgers in 10 innings on Sunday.

Familia allowed back-to-back one-out doubles to Adrian Gonzalez and Justin Turner to bring in one run, then allowed a game-tying RBI single to Yasmani Grandal to tie the game. He was able to escape the inning by striking out Yasiel Puig and getting Andre Ethier to ground out. Familia has blown each of his last two save chances but is 27-for-31 overall with a 1.70 ERA and a 49/13 K/BB ratio over 47 2/3 innings.
Jul 26 - 4:44 PM

Juan Uribe delivered a walk-off single in the 10th inning, helping the Mets fend off the Dodgers on Sunday.

Uribe pinch-hit for Kelly Johnson in the eighth inning and struck out and stayed in the game. In the 10th, the Mets had runners on first and second with one out for Uribe, who hit a walk-off RBI single to center field against Kenley Jansen. Uribe has gone 1-for-2 in each of two games since coming over to the Mets with Johnson in a trade with the Braves. He's hitting .275/.333/.411 overall this season with eight home runs and 24 RBI.
Jul 26 - 4:41 PM

Lucas Duda went 2-for-6 with a pair of solo home runs in Saturday's 15-2 demolition of the Dodgers.

The Mets racked up 21 hits in the big win. Duda might have only had two of those, but both left the ballpark. He did his damage against the Dodgers bullpen, launching a solo shot in the sixth inning and another in the seventh. The two dingers gave him 14 on the year. He's also driven in 40 runs and is slashing .238/.340/.430. All of these numbers are down from a breakout 2014 campaign, though Duda has had his moments this season.
Jul 25 - 10:59 PM

Matt Harvey posted a solid start in Saturday's win over the Dodgers, allowing two runs on six hits over seven innings.

The Mets backed Harvey with a whopping 15 runs and he cruised with the big lead. Jimmy Rollins and Joc Pederson took him deep for solo home runs, but those would be the only runs to score against the pitcher. After walking four or more in each of his last three starts, Harvey finally--finally--showed a modicum of control, striking out four against just one walk. He's the owner of a 3.16 ERA, 1.09 WHIP and 116/31 K/BB ratio across 125 1/3 innings. A home start against the Nationals is up next on his schedule.
Jul 25 - 10:46 PM

Travis d'Arnaud went 1-for-3 and caught five innings Saturday afternoon with Double-A Binghamton.

It looks like d'Arnaud will be back on the Mets' active roster early next week. The 26-year-old catcher has been out since June 23 because of a left elbow sprain.
Jul 25 - 8:18 PM

Kelly Johnson is starting at second base and batting cleanup in his Mets debut on Saturday.

Fellow addition Juan Uribe is not in the starting lineup against Zach Lee and the Dodgers on Saturday. The 33-year-old was hitting .275 with nine homers and 34 RBI with the Braves and should be a decent run producer if he finds a way to stick in the middle of the Mets lineup.
Jul 25 - 3:26 PM

Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) has had his minor league rehab assignment up to Double-A Binghampton.

His rehab has been stalled a bit after he had a few games rained out at High-A St. Lucie. The Mets are hopeful that he'll be able to return to the team next weekend against the Nationals.
Jul 25 - 2:16 PM

Mets recalled RHP Logan Verrett from Triple-A Las Vegas.

The 25-year-old has been outstanding in limited action with the Mets this season, registering a 0.73 ERA, 0.65 WHIP and 12/4 K/BB ratio over 12 1/3 innings. He'll provide middle relief depth while Jon Niese is away on paternity leave.
Jul 25 - 11:40 AM


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