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Allison McCague

Player Meter: Pitchers, August 12-18

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A quick review of how the Mets’ pitchers fared over the past week.

Aside from one mediocre start from Zack Wheeler, the Mets’ starting rotation had a solid week, posting a 3.67 ERA as a group. The bullpen, bolstered by some extra depth, has mostly held it together too. However, with Robert Gsellman hitting the injured list with triceps tightness, that is one fewer arm Mickey Callaway can rely upon in high leverage situations. The usually reliable Seth...

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Lukas Vlahos

From Complex to Queens: PROMOAT Dillweed

This week, Steve is out of town so Lukas and Ken take a look at the roster depth in Triple-A

Welcome to From Complex to Queens, the podcast from Amazin’ Avenue focusing on the Mets’ minor leagues.

This week, Steve is out of town again so Ken and Lukas discuss this past week in Mets minor league baseball, as well as our players of the week, Dilson Herrera and Mickey Jannis.

The Lukas and Ken then review the Mets roster depth at Triple-A to see what in-house reinforcements there might be...

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Allison McCague

Player Meter: Position players, August 12-18

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A quick review of how the Mets’ position players fared over the past week.

The Mets went an even .500 this week, dropping two out of three to the Braves and taking two out of three from the Royals. Two of the victories involved games in which the Mets scored double-digit runs and the offense collected 23 hits in Thursday’s victory in Atlanta. It was a record-setting week for Pete Alonso in more ways than one. He, Juan Lagares, and Amed Rosario were...

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Kenneth Lavin

Mets Daily Prospect Report 8/19/19

Gregory Fisher-USA TODAY Sports

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

*All results from games played on August 18, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (64-61)

SYRACUSE 9, NORFOLK 5 (BOX)

The Syracuse Mets got on the board in the bottom of the second inning of last night’s game against the Norfolk Tides. Danny Espinosa stole home on a double-steal, and Braxton Lee singled home a second run later in the second to take an early 2-0 lead. Norfolk scored in the...

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Richard Staff

Mets Morning News for August 19, 2019

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

Meet the Mets

Capping off a three-game set in Kansas City, the Mets rode a six-run seventh inning to victory over the Royals.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Bergen Record, Daily News, MLB.com, Newsday, Post.

With his 40th home run of the season, Pete Alonso blew past Cody Bellinger and the previous National League rookie record of 39 dingers....

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Lukas Vlahos

Mets come out on top in Royal Rumble

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Despite their manager’s best efforts, the Mets take the rubber game.

After a rough start from Zack Wheeler, the offense exploded in the late innings to top the Royals 11-5. The Mets had eight hits and six runs in the seventh, and Pete Alonso capped off the win with his 40th home run of the season in the ninth, giving him sole possession of the National League rookie record. All this happened in spite of some truly awful management from Mickey Callaway,...

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Bellinger congratulates Alonso on breaking his rookie HR record

Cody Bellinger had nothing but love for Pete Alonso after seeing his record fall on Sunday. Alonso went 3-for-4 with a walk, three runs scored and two RBIs in the New York Mets’ 11-5 win over the Kansas City Royals. He slugged a solo home run in the ninth inning off Jacob Barnes to give him 40 on the season. The 40 home runs is a National League rookie record, surpassing Bellinger’s mark of 39 set in 2017. The Dodgers star congratulated Alonso over Twitter, who was grateful for the...

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Lukas Vlahos

Final Score: Mets 11, Royals 5 - Pete steals the show

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A record breaking bomb capped an exciting win over the Royals.

Facing a one run deficit heading into the final three innings, the Mets’ offense blew away the Royals’ bullpen en route to an 11-5 win. Michael Conforto launched a three-run home run in the first, and the Mets batted around in the seventh, putting up six runs on eight hits. Late in the game, Pete Alonso launched his record-breaking 40th home run of the year, topping Cody Bellinger’s NL...

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Brian Salvatore

Pete Alonso breaks home run record for National League rookies

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Alonso sets a new record with 40, with six weeks left in the season

Pete Alonso hit his 40th home run of the season this afternoon in Kansas City, and now owns the record for most home runs by a National League rookie. Alonso surpasses Cody Bellinger, whose record of 39 was set in 2017. Bellinger set the record on September 22; Alonso set his on August 18.

Before Bellinger, the record was shared by Frank Robinson’s 38 home runs in 1956 for the Reds, and...

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Watch: Michael Conforto slugs epic 452-foot moon shot home run

During the first inning of Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Royals, New York Mets outfielder Michael Conforto ripped a ball into orbit. Starting pitcher Glenn Sparkman delivered a changeup right into Conforto’s wheelhouse. The slugger absolutely laid into it, launching it out of the park at a speed of 111 miles per hour for an epic moon shot home run that went 452 feet and skirted around the left-field foul pole. This mammoth three-run blast was the 26th of the year for Conforto,...

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Lukas Vlahos

Open thread: Mets vs. Royals, 8/18/19

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Zack Wheeler takes the mound for the rubber game in KC.

Mets lineup Amed Rosario - SS Joe Panik - 2B Pete Alonso - 1B Michael Conforto - RF Wilson Ramos - DH Todd Frazier - 3B Juan Lagares - CF Aaron Altherr - LF Tomas Nido - C Zack Wheeler - SP Royals lineup Whit Merrifield - 2B Nicky Lopez - SS Hunter Dozier - RF Jorge Soler - DH Ryan O’Hearn - 1B Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B Bubba Starling - LF Brett Phillips - CF Nick Dini -...

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Allison McCague

Mets Morning News for August 18, 2019

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

Meet the Mets

The Mets bested the Royals 4-1 in what started off as a pitching duel between Jacob deGrom and Jakob Junis. The game was tied at one until the seventh inning, when the Mets took the lead on a two-run single by Pete Alonso. Justin Wilson and Seth Lugo each contributed a scoreless inning in relief to seal the victory for the Mets. Alonso and Juan Lagares each collected...

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Allison McCague

deGrom deLivers, Lagares and Alonso collect three hits apiece in win over Royals

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Jacob deGrom earned his eight win and Seth Lugo earned his third save in the victory.

The Mets evened this three-game series at one game apiece with a 4-1 win over the Kansas City Royals. The game was a pitchers’ duel in the early going, as Jacob deGrom and Jakob Junis matched zeros for the first four innings. The Mets got a runner to third base in the top of the fourth with two outs, but failed to score.

The Royals were the first to strike in the bottom...

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John Trupin

Mets Daily Prospect Report 8/18/19: Mickey and the Luke

Chris McShane

Fog and rain shortened a few games, but the farm proceeded forward.

*All results from games played on August 17, 2019

Triple-A: Syracuse Mets (63-61)

After yesterday’s game was rained out, Syracuse played Norfolk twice. They won both times.

GAME ONE: SYRACUSE 7, NORFOLK 1 (BOX)

The pitching staff is one of the spots you can still find players under 25 on this Syracuse club, and with the aid of a fleet of trusty veterans Harol Gonzalez was made a winner today in a...

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Mets reliever Robert Gsellman goes on injured list with tight right triceps

After being generally harangued for their win-next-year approach at July’s trade deadline, the Mets have ripped off an 11-5 record this August. At 63-60, New York sits just two games back in the NL wild-card race. But if the Mets are going to summon a truly amazing late season turnaround, they will be doing so, at least temporarily, without the late-inning services of reliever Robert Gsellman. As a report from Newsday’s Tim Healey intimates, Gsellman has been moved to the 10-day injured...

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Allison McCague

Final Score: Mets 4, Royals 1—deKing

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A big seventh inning lifted the Mets to victory.

The Mets and Royals were locked in a pitcher’s duel into the late innings, but the Mets emerged on top thanks to a big seventh inning against the Royals bullpen. Both pitchers were cruising into the fourth, when the Royals struck first against Jacob deGrom, who hadn’t allowed a baserunner until that point.

deGrom walked Alex Gordon with one out and then allowed a single to Hunter Dozier. Pete Alonso then...

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Allison McCague

Mets vs. Royals: Lineups, broadcast info, and open thread, 8/17/19

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The Mets look to put last night’s game behind them with their ace on the mound.

Mets lineup

Amed Rosario - DH
Joe Panik - 2B
Pete Alonso - 1B
Michael Conforto - RF
Wilson Ramos - C
Todd Frazier - 3B
Luis Guillorme - SS
Juan Lagares - CF
Aaron Altherr - LF

Jacob deGrom - P

Royals lineup

Whit Merrifield - 2B
Alex Gordon - LF
Hunter Dozier - RF
Jorge Soler - DH
Cheslor Cuthbert - 3B
Brett Phillips - CF
Ryan O’Hearn - 1B
Meibrys Viloria - C
Nicky Lopez - SS

Jakob Junis -...

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Calf injury for Mets' J.D. Davis not believed to be serious

After storming into the playoff picture after the All-Star break, the Mets took a tough loss against the lowly Royals Friday night. Coming off a series loss to the first-place Braves, the Mets remain two games out of wild-card playoff position.  The Mets' aggressiveness at the trade deadline prompted reactions ranging from surprise to accusations of front office overreach, and while they’ve already done enough to quell the harshest critics, the Mets will need to up their game to leapfrog...

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Allison McCague

Mets fail to put together a big inning in loss to Royals

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The Mets struggled offensively and the bullpen put the game further out of reach late.

The Mets suffered a frustrating 4-1 loss to the Royals in the opening game of their three-game series in Kansas City. Noah Syndergaard was not as sharp as he had been in his other starts since the All-Star break, but he was still able to battle the humidity to give the Mets six solid innings of work and keep them in the game.

Given the Mets’ propensity for scoring runs...

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Michael Drago

Mets Morning News for August 17, 2019

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

Meets the Mets

The Mets began a three-game series with the Kansas City Royals last night. After previously beating up on the weaker teams in the league to get back into the playoff race, the Mets were hoping to do the same thing against the Royals. Those plans did not get off to a good start, however, as the team suffered a 4-1 loss to fall further back in the wild card...

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