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Jacob deGrom dominates, Jeff McNeil dazzles (Highlights)

Jacob deGrom furthered his NL Cy Young case while young jeff McNeil dazzled in the New York Mets 3-1 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies. The late-season version of the no good horrible 2018 New York Mets have turned out much more entertaining than anybody could have imagined and on Saturday, their best player and most exciting youngster stepped up in a major way. In a 3-1 Metsies win, Jacob deGrom picked up his eighth win of the season thanks to a complete-game one-run performance that...

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Answering Gary Cohen’s query on Noah Syndergaard’s stolen bases

On Friday night, Noah Syndergaard allowed five stolen bases. At some point during the telecast, Gary Cohen wondered aloud how many of those runners came around to score. In Friday’s game, not one of the five did. But that doesn’t mean that it happened that way earlier. Cohen seemed to think that it was a big part of the runs allowed by Syndergaard this year. So, let’s look at all 25 steals that have happened with Syndergaard on the mound so far here in...

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David Wright And Jay Bruce Continue Rehab Assignments

The Captain David Wright and slugger Jay Bruce both continued their rehab assignments Dunedin, Florida as the Port St. Lucie Mets visited the Dunedin Blue Jays. Wright appeared in his fifth game since beginning his rehab assignment, and for Bruce, this was his fourth. Wright flew out to center field on a 1-1 pitch in his first at bat. Bruce, hitting behind Wright, skied one into right field, but it didn’t leave the yard and landed in Rodrigo Orozco‘s glove. Wright and Bruce went...

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Lukas Vlahos

With a win over the Phillies, Jacob deGrom continues to prove he is the best pitcher in baseball

The Mets’ ace added another notch to his Cy Young belt with a dominant, complete game performance.

Jacob deGrom continued his Cy Young campaign, leading the Mets to a 3-1 win over the Phillies. The stellar right-hander tossed a complete game, allowing only one unearned run and striking out nine while walking none. Jeff McNeil led the offense with two singles, a triple, a run, an RBI, his first major league steal, and a stellar defensive play on a ball hit to his right.

The Arrieta-deGrom...

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WATCH: Cadillac Post Game Extra -8/18/18- DeGrom help Mets beat Phillies, 3-1

Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss a dominating performance by Jacob deGrom, and how he’s finally getting wins to match his 1.71 ERA.

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Gut Reaction: Mets 3, Phillies 1 (8/18/18)

Jacob deGrom gave the Mets another outstanding start and the offense contributed just enough to give him his third straight win, this one a 3-1 victory over the Phillies Saturday afternoon in Philadelphia. With fellow CY Award candidates Aaron Nola and Max Scherzer pitching very well yesterday, deGrom not only held serve – he upped the ante. He pitched a complete game, with one unearned run and nine strikeouts. Facing the last batter of the game, he registered a pitch at 99 miles per...

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Lukas Vlahos

Final Score: Mets 3, Phillies 1 - Simply deGrominant

It’s a headline we’ve used before, but there’s no better way to describe Jacob deGrom right now.

Jacob deGrom’s extraordinary season continued on Saturday, tossing a complete game in a 3-1 win against the Phillies. A day after Max Scherzer and Aaron Nola made stellar starts to state their case for the Cy Young, deGrom reminded everyone that he is the frontrunner, striking out nine and lowering his ERA on the season to 1.71. The only run he allowed was unearned.

Jeff McNeil was the...

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Mets Will Move Corey Oswalt to Bullpen

Mets’ manager Mickey Callaway spoke with Wayne Randazzo of 710 WOR earlier today, and said the team plans to move right-handed pitcher Corey Oswalt to the bullpen. Oswalt, 25 next month, has pitched to a 2-2 record with a 5.16 ERA, 5.94 FIP, 1.147 WHIP and 5.6 K/9 in nine games (eight starts) for New York this year. His most recent outing came on Thursday in the Mets 25-4 rout over the division rival Philadelphia Phillies. Oswalt surrendered four runs over six innings, but notched his...

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Lukas Vlahos

Open Thread: Mets vs Phillies, 8/18/18

Jacob deGrom looks to continue his Cy Young campaign against the Phillies.

Mets Lineup

Amed Rosario - SS
Jeff McNeil - 2B
Wilmer Flores - 1B
Michael Conforto - LF
Todd Frazier - 3B
Austin Jackson - CF
Jose Bautista - RF
Devin Mesoraco - C
Jacob deGrom - P

Phillies Lineup

Cesar Hernandez - 2B
Rhys Hoskins - LF
Carlos Santana - 1B
Wilson Ramos - C
Nick Williams - RF
Maikel Franco - 3B
Odubel Herrera - CF
Scott Kingery - SS
Jake Arrieta - P

Broadcast Info

Radio: 710 WOR, ESPN Deportes 1050

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MMO Prospect Spotlight: Mazeika Deserves More Playing Time

Last night, the New York Mets started Jose Bautista at first with Jack Reinheimer in left. It was the latest and most blatant example of just how far the Mets are willing to go to give Dominic Smith and Peter Alonso a chance to prove themselves at the Major League level. We have been conditioned to see and expect promising prospects to be buried behind underperforming veterans at the Major League level. What is troubling is this has happened most of the season in the minors. Entering this...

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Linda Surovich

Jacob deGrom’s stellar season: Start #24

The righty was dominant against the Mets’ crosstown rivals.

Jacob deGrom was originally supposed to start against the Yankees on July 22, but heavy rain postponed the game until August 13. At the time, with speculation and rumors surrounding the Mets trading their ace, Aaron Boone was asked if he would start deGrom against the Mets for the make up game. Boone laughed, but it was instead the Mets who made sure deGrom started that game. It was technically Jason Vargas’s day to start, but...

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MMO Prospect Spotlight: Mazeika Holding His Own

Last night, the New York Mets started Jose Bautista at first with Jack Reinheimer in left. It was the latest and most blatant example of just how far the Mets are willing to go to give Dominic Smith and Peter Alonso a chance to prove themselves at the Major League level. We have been conditioned to see and expect promising prospects to be buried behind underperforming veterans at the Major League level. What is troubling is this has happened most of the season in the minors. Entering this...

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Jonathan Maseng

Mets Morning News for August 18, 2018

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

Meet the Mets

Aaron Nola proved too much for the Mets, who let Jacob deGrom down even when he wasn’t pitching. The Mets could muster only one run against Nola, before adding another after he left the game. The Phillies, on the other hand, got to Noah Syndergaard early, with Asdrubal Cabrera doing damage to his old team. The final score was 4-2.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times,...

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Kory Powell

Mets Daily Prospect Report, 8/18/2018

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

*All results from games played on Friday, August 17, 2018

Triple-A - Las Vegas 51s (61-63)


The 51s were unable to overcome a rocky outing from starting pitcher Drew Gagmon on Friday night. Gagnon went four innings and allowed five runs while also walking three batters. Logan Taylor also struggled in relief of Gagnon as he gave up two runs on three hits in just one inning of work. At...

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The Mets aren’t built correctly

The New York Mets have been criticized throughout the whole season for the way that they have performed on the field. Most players, with the exception of Jacob deGrom and Brandon Nimmo, most players have fell very short of their expectations, or have not been on the field to execute those expectations. As an aggregate however, we should criticize the construction of this team. After all, this team is a victim of being built for the wrong type of ballpark. The Mets have been scoring runs...

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Conforto ready to be energized by Williamsport

Back when Michael Conforto was a fresh face in the big leagues, and the Mets were making their 2015 National League pennant run, Conforto would often hear his name as the answer to a trivia question: He, Ed Vosberg and Jason Varitek are the only players to appear in the Little League World Series, the College World Series and the MLB World Series.

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Mark DeRosa a possibility for next Orioles manager?

The Baltimore Orioles could be turning to a fairly well-known name to try and rescue them from their abyss.Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports reported this week that Mark DeRosa is emerging as a “possible managerial name” for the Orioles. Heyman notes that DeRosa interviewed for the Mets job that went to Mickey Callaway and had an opportunity to go the Chicago Cubs as a bench coach.DeRosa, 43, played in the league from 1998 to 2013, making stops with eight different teams along the way. He now...

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Allison McCague

Syndergaard felled by bad defense, stolen bases in Mets loss

The three runs Syndergaard gave up in the first inning were all the cushion Aaron Nola needed.

On a night billed as a marquee pitching matchup, in contrast to the high-scoring doubleheader the day before, the Phillies beat the Mets 4-2 behind a strong performance from Aaron Nola. Nola struck out eleven batters and gave up just one run over seven innings, keeping himself very much in the Cy Young conversation in the National League. Even when Jacob deGrom isn’t pitching, the Mets continue...

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Allison McCague

Final Score: Phillies 4, Mets 2—Helping Nola’s Cy Young case

Even when deGrom doesn’t pitch, the Mets still manage to hurt his Cy Young chances.

It seems the Mets left all of their offensive prowess behind in the first game of yesterday’s double header. To be fair, they were facing a slightly better pitcher this time around. The Mets managed just three hits and one run off Aaron Nola as they dropped this game to the Phillies 4-2. Nola struck out 11 Mets in his seven innings of work.

Meanwhile Noah Syndergaard was not sharp tonight, getting hit...

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Blevins Drawing Interest as Hot Stretch Continues

As per Anthony DiComo of MLB.com, New York Mets left-handed reliever Jerry Blevins has been drawing interest ahead of the August 31 waiver deadline. Blevins, 34, has pitched to a 3.66 earned-run average this year in 49 appearances (32 innings), with a 1.281 WHIP, 8.4 strikeouts per nine innings, and a 104 ERA+. The crafty left-handed specialist has actually had better success against right-handed batters this season (.155/.290/.224 slash line against vs RHB; .276/.368/.483 vs. LHB) and last...

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