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Lukas Vlahos

Final Score: Phillies 6, Mets 0—Karma

The Mets were shutout and Rhys Hoskins got payback on Jacob Rhame.

The Mets didn’t show up on either side of the ball, dropping the final game of the series against the Phillies 6-0. Jason Vargas was good by his standards, allowing only one run in 4.2 innings. Robert Gsellman stumbled in the eighth, however, giving up three runs to put the game out of reach. To add insult to injury, Rhys Hoskins took Jacob Rhame deep in the ninth, putting the revenge-flavored icing on the cake.

On the...

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Lukas Vlahos

Open thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 4/24/19

Jason Vargas is still in the rotation, and he takes the mound today against the Phillies.

Mets lineup Jeff McNeil - LF Michael Conforto - RF Robinson Canó - 2B Wilson Ramos - C Dominic Smith - 1B Todd Frazier - 3B Amed Rosario - SS Juan Lagares - CF Jason Vargas - LHP Phillies lineup Andrew McCutchen - LF J.T. Realmuto - C Bryce Harper - RF Rhys Hoskins - 1B Maikel Franco - 3B Cesar Hernandez - 2B Sean Rodriguez - SS Vince Velasquez - RHP Roman Quinn - CF Broadcast...

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Chris McShane

Mets’ fans confidence in direction of team continues to drop

The Mets are in first place, but confidence in the direction of the team hit a new low.

Welcome to SB Nation FanPulse, a survey of fans across MLB. Each week, we send 30 polls to plugged in fans from each team. Mets fans, sign up HERE to join FanPulse.

In the fifth installment of the SB Nation FanPulse poll, just 63 percent of Mets fans said they’re confident in the direction of the team. That is, by far, the lowest mark of the season, as that percentage has come in at 97, 93, 90, and 81...

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Jacob Rhame sails two pitches over Rhys Hoskins’ head, raising tensions

Tempers flared Tuesday night at Citi Field when Jacob Rhame sailed not one but two pitches over the head of Rhys Hoskins during the ninth inning of the New York Mets’ 9-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies. With nobody on and two out in the Mets’ laugher, Rhame’s first pitch to Hoskins went well over and behind Hoskins’ head. Benches briefly cleared but no confrontations occurred, but it was clear that Hoskins and his Phillies teammates were upset over what played out. Six pitches...

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Kory Powell

Mets Morning News for April 24, 2019

Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

Zack Wheeler did it all for the Mets on Tuesday night as they defeated the Phillies 9-0. Wheeler pitched 7 shutout innings and struck out 11 batters. Wheeler also brought his best stuff in the batters box in this game as he had a two-run double in the second inning and a solo home run in the fourth. Todd Frazier hit a grand slam to break the game open in the fifth and the Mets bullpen took care of the...

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Maggie Wiggin

Michael Conforto is looking like an MVP

The all-around slugger is in midseason form

Michael Conforto is healthy, settled in, and looks every inch an MVP. He’s hitting .302/.419/.593 in 105 plate appearances and shows no signs of slowing down after his hot start to the season.

What is so remarkable about this run for Conforto—and why his 1.012 OPS is actually sustainable—is that he’s firing on all cylinders, putting up career-best numbers in almost every category. He is one of the most well-rounded hitters in the National...

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Allison McCague

A Pod of Their Own: Mets continue to Mets with ailing deGrom

This week, deGrom has a will-they-or-won’t-they relationship with an MRI, and why doesn’t Manfred want us to watch baseball?

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, a show by the women of Amazin’ Avenue where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin the show with a discussion of how bizarrely the Mets have handled

their injured ace - the more things change, the more they stay the same. And...

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Kenneth Lavin

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/24/19

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday’s minor league action!

*All results from games played on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (12-7)

SYRACUSE 2, BUFFALO 0 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets took an early lead when Gregor Blanco hit a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the first. Armed with a thin 1-0 lead, the Syracuse pitching staff pitched marvelously. Drew Gagnon pitched extremely well in his first start since being optioned back to Syracuse on Friday. Gagnon...

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Zack Wheeler does it all for the Mets as they beat the Phillies for the second straight night

Wheeler drove in three runs and struck out 11 over 7 innings in the win.

The New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies for the second time in as many games behind Zack Wheeler’s career night. While the Brooklyn Nets were busy getting eliminated from the NBA playoffs by the Philadelphia 76ers, the Mets jumped back into first place in the division by defeating Philadelphia’s baseball team. It was the also the team’s first shutout victory since Opening Day against the Washington...

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Watch: Zack Wheeler's 1st career home run

PHI@NYM: Wheeler cranks 1st Major League home run

Yardbarker: New York Mets

Zack Wheeler accomplishes impressive feat with arm and bat

Zack Wheeler became the first pitcher this season to accomplish a pretty impressive feat. During the New York Mets' 9-0 win over Philadelphia Phillies on Tuesday, Wheeler did it all. The Mets’ starting pitcher earned the victory after throwing seven scoreless innings with 11 strikeouts. In the bottom of the fourth inning, Wheeler hit a solo home run to left center field. The home run was the first of Wheeler’s career. It allowed him to become the first pitcher this year to throw a pitch...

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Final Score: Mets 9, Phillies 0—Wheels in the Sky

It was the Zack Wheeler show tonight at Citi Field.

Zack Wheeler had a night for the history books, as he excelled on the mound and at the plate to help the New York Mets beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-0 at Citi Field. The victory secured a series win for the Mets and propelled them ahead of the Phillies for first place in the National League East.

Wheeler was simply spectacular in every facet of the game. He struck out 11 batters—including seven straight at one point—over seven...

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Watch: Mets nail Maikel Franco at plate on comically unclose play

Tuesday night’s game against the New York Mets did not go well for the Philadelphia Phillies. This play from Maikel Franco perfectly encapsulates that. With two outs and Franco on second in the top of the fourth inning, Cesar Hernandez lined a single to left field. Dusty Wathan, Philadelphia’s third base coach, waved Franco in. It didn’t go well — at least for the Phillies. To be fair, the situation wasn’t ideal. The next hitter was Phil Gosselin and after him was the pitcher’s...

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David Capobianco

Brandon Nimmo leaves game with left oblique ‘twinge’

Nimmo left a game with an injury for the second time in the last week.

Brandon Nimmo left tonight’s game against the Phillies with what the Mets are saying is a “left oblique twinge.” Nimmo was visited by the trainers at first base after reaching on an error in the bottom of the second and was visibly favoring his side. He stayed in the game to run the bases and played the field in the top of the third, but was replaced by Juan Lagares on defense in the fourth inning.

This is the...

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Vasilis Drimalitis

Open thread: Mets vs. Phillies, 4/23/19

Zack Wheeler is on the mound as the Mets will look to make it two wins in a row.

Mets lineup Brandon Nimmo - CF Pete Alonso - 1B Robinson Cano - 2B Michael Conforto - RF Wilson Ramos - C Jeff McNeil - LF Todd Frazier - 3B Luis Guillorme - SS Zack Wheeler - RHP Phillies lineup Andrew McCutchen - LF J.T. Realmuto - C Bryce Harper - RF Rhys Hoskins - 1B Maikel Franco - 3B Cesar Hernandez - 2B Phil Gosselin - SS Zach Eflin - RHP Roman Quinn - CF Broadcast info

TV: SNY
Radio:...

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Steve Sypa

Mets Minor League Players of the Week: Week Two

What minor league players put up the best numbers this past week, April 14th to April 20th?

Hitter of the Week

Ronny Mauricio

2019 Season: 13 G, 55 AB, .345/.390/.400, 19 H, 1 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 3 BB, 12 K, 2/4 SB, .442 BABIP

Week: 5 G, 23 AB, .391/.440/.478, 9 H, 0 2B, 1 3B, 0 HR, 2 BB, 3 K, 2/2 SB, .450 BABIP

MiLBTV Ronny Mauricio (4/20/19)

Born in San Pedro de Macoris in the Dominican Republic, Ronny Mauricio was considered one of the top international rookies available during...

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Robert Wolff

UnforMETable: Desi Relaford

In this fourth episode, Rob looks at a Met who had a solid season as a utility infielder and one very memorable relief appearance.

Welcome to UnforMETable, a new show from Amazin’ Avenue that looks back on less heralded, more obscure, but quintessential Mets players from the past

This week, Rob Wolff travels back to the 2001 season to take a look at the inexplicably productive season that a utility player claimed off of waivers the previous season had with the Mets. Hear about Desi...

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Chris McShane

Noah Syndergaard should be just fine

Thor has an inflated ERA, but it’s irrational to think he’s bad now.

Through his first five starts this year, Noah Syndergaard has a 5.90 ERA that might have some Mets fans irrationally freaking out. Put simply, he should be just fine in the long run, and it’s important to remember that it is still April.

Over 29.0 innings on his five starts, Syndergaard has a 2.92 FIP. His 27.6 percent strikeout rate is right in line with his career 27.1 percent rate. And his 5.7 percent walk rate is...

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Lukas Vlahos

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 4/23/19

Catch up on all the Mets prospects in yesterday's minor league action!

*All results from games played on April 22, 2019

Triple-A - Syracuse Mets (11-7)

SYRACUSE 7, BUFFALO 3 (BOX)

Syracuse rebounded from an early hole and topped Buffalo 7-3. Hector Santiago allowed three runs in the first, but settled down and combined with Corey Taylor and Tyler Bashlor for eight scoreless innings the rest of the game. A three-run home run from Danny Espinosa tied it in the third, and two home runs from...

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Jonathan Maseng

Mets Morning News for April 23, 2019

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Meet the Mets

Steven Matz was masterful, and the Mets’ bullpen was unhittable on a rain delayed night that saw the frustrated Phillies unable to muster more than a run. Pete Alonso alone produced two runs for the Mets, continuing to show the wisdom of letting him start the season in the majors. Todd Frazier also made his return to the team, going 1-for-4 from the plate in a game the Mets won by a score of 5-1....

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