Mets starter Jacob deGrom strikes out Boston’s Jackie Bradley Jr. to end the top of the sixth inning on Saturday. >> Watch here
Juan Uribe gets the Mets on the board in the bottom of the seventh inning with an RBI double that scores Kelly Johnson from first. >> Watch here
Mets pitcher Bartolo Colon strikes out Mookie Betts during his relief appearance in the ninth inning of Saturday’s loss to the Red Sox. >> Watch here
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The Mets have acquired righthanded reliever Addison Reed from Arizona pending a physical, according to ESPN reporter Adam Rubin (Aug. 29).
Reed, 26, is the Diamondbacks’ former closer. He has pitched 40 2/3 innings in 38 appearances with a 4.20 ERA with three saves, eight holds, two blown saves and a 2-2 record.
Rubin reported the Mets will send two minor leaguers to the Diamondbacks.
Reed spent a month in the minors this season, returning to Arizona Aug. 1. He has a 1.65 ERA in 16 1/3 innings since the All-Star break; his opponents’ OPS since then is .627.
He spent his first three major league seasons with the White Sox, with 29 saves in 2012 and 40 in 2013. Chicago traded him to Arizona, where he had 32 saves last season.
Left-handed hitters are hitting .242 against Reed this season and .210 and .219 in the previous two.
Jacob deGrom allowed two runs in the sixth inning and Joe Kelly pitched into the eighth inning, as the New York Mets lost to the Boston Red Sox, 3-1, Saturday at Citi Field.
DeGrom (12-7) cruised through the first five innings, allowing just one hit, but ran into trouble in the sixth.
Mookie Betts, who went 2-for-4 with a home run, led off the sixth inning with a single, advanced to second on a deGrom wild pitch and scored on Pablo Sandoval’s RBI double.
After a fly out and walk, Sandoval scored when Brock Holt beat out a double play to give the Red Sox a 2-0 lead.
DeGrom threw 109 pitches, striking out 10 and allowing four hits and two walks in six innings for the Mets (71-58).
Kelly (8-6) settled down after a 30-pitch first inning, allowing five hits and two walks in 7 1/3 innings for the Red Sox (60-69). Jean Machi pitched the ninth for his third save of the year.
The Mets stranded a runner on third in each of the first two innings, and Kelly retired 10 of 11 hitters between the third and sixth innings, inducing two double plays.
Betts added a solo shot off Hansel Robles in the seventh to make it 3-0.
Juan Uribe hit an RBI double in the seventh, but was left on third.
Bartolo Colon pitched the ninth inning in relief.
The Mets and Red Sox play the final game of a three-game set Sunday at 1:10 p.m.
Noah Syndergaard (8-6, 3.19 ERA) will take on Wade Miley (10-10, 4.51 ERA).
The Mets claimed Padres LHP Marc Rzepczynski off revocable waivers and are working on a deal to acquire him, Ken Rosenthal reports (Aug. 29, 5:12 p.m.).
Rzepczynski, 30, has a 4.88 ERA in 60 appearances with the Padres and Indians this season. Left-handed hitters have a .650 OPS against him, while right-handed hitters have an .851 OPS.
There is no timetable for when a possible deal would need to be completed, Rosenthal reports. If no deal is reached, the Padres could rescind the waiver and keep him.
New York was unlikely to deal for a reliever as of Friday, as the Mets believed they had plenty of resources in the minors whom they could call up once rosters expand to 40 players on Tuesday (Aug. 28).
The Mets’ bullpen has thrown 11 innings in the past two days. Among the Mets’ options currently in the minors include Dario Alvarez, Erik Goeddel, Dillon Gee and Vic Black.
Manager Terry Collins said the Mets’ bullpen is tired after back-to-back extra-inning games and will have starter Bartolo Colon be available to throw one inning of relief if needed Saturday.
New York’s bullpen threw seven scoreless innings in Thursday’s 13-inning win against the Phillies and allowed six runs in four innings Friday vs. the Red Sox.
Collins said the Mets will wait to bring a fresh arm into their bullpen, but will have Colon, originally slated to throw a side session between starts, available to pitch one inning “in case we need an inning from him.”
Colon is still scheduled to make his next start on Monday.
Logan Verrett threw 93 pitches in a spot start last Sunday, then threw back-to-back games in relief Thursday and Friday. Carlos Torres pitched 2 1/3 scoreless innings on Thursday and allowed three runs and four hits in 2/3 of an inning on Friday.
“I just think they are tired,” Collins said of his bullpen before Saturday’s game. “We went through a stretch with starters going five or six innings. … We have to get starters to throw games. I don’t have concerns as long as starters get where we need them to get.”
Jacob deGrom (12-6, 2.29 ERA) and the New York Mets (71-57) face Joe Kelly (7-6, 5.18 ERA) and the Boston Red Sox (59-69) in the second game of the three-game series Saturday at 4:05 p.m.
|1. Mookie Betts (R) CF
||1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
|2. Pablo Sandoval (L) 3B
||2. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF
|3. Xander Bogaerts (R) SS
||3. Daniel Murphy (L) 1B
|4. Travis Shaw (L) 1B
||4. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C
|5. Brock Holt (L) 2B
||5. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B
|6. Blake Swihart (S) C
||6. Juan Uribe (R) 3B
|7. Jackie Bradley Jr. (L) RF
||7. Michael Conforto (L) LF
|8. Alejandro De Aza (L) LF
||8. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
|9. Joe Kelly (R) P
||9. Jacob deGrom (R) P
DeGrom Notes: DeGrom is coming off his worst start of his career, a 2 2/3-inning, seven-run outing vs. the Baltimore Orioles on Aug. 24. … He is 1-0 with a 0.87 ERA in his last three starts at Citi Field, allowing two runs and 10 hits in 20 2/3 innings. … DeGrom is 6-2 with a 1.46 ERA at home this season. … He ranks fourth in the National League with a 2.29 ERA.
Kelly Notes: Kelly allowed two runs and five hits over 7 1/3 innings in his last start vs. the Chicago White Sox on Aug. 24. … He is 4-0 with a 1.82 ERA over his last four starts. … In 10 starts away from Fenway Park, Kelly is 3-3 with a 5.20 ERA. … Kelly is 1-0 with a 2.08 ERA in three career appearances (one start) against the Mets.
Mets Notes: The Mets lead the NL East by 6 1/2 games over the Washington Nationals. … New York leads the National League with 214 runs since the All-Star break, 26 more than the next-best team. … The Mets’ 3.31 ERA this season ranks third among National League teams. … Yoenis Cespedes is hitting .292 with eight home runs and 23 RBIs since joining the Mets. His 23 RBIs in August rank second in the National League. … Travis d’Arnaud is batting .385 with three home runs and 11 RBIs during his six-game hitting streak.
Red Sox Notes: The Red Sox have scored the second-most runs (206) in the American League since the All-Star break. … Boston’s rotation has the worst ERA (4.70) among American League teams in the second half. … Since Aug. 9, Jackie Bradley Jr. is batting .415 with five home runs and 21 RBIs. … Xander Bogaerts is hitting .340 with one home run and 18 RBIs since the All-Star break.
In this week’s MetsBlog Q&ACast, presented by Citi, Matthew Cerrone talks with Bergen Record reporter Bob Klapisch about the state of the Mets, the difference between July and August, and what to do with the bullpen down the stretch…
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ESPN: Flores just wanted to be a Met
Wilmer Flores, whose show of emotion the night he was nearly traded has endeared him to Mets fans, is profiled by Adam Rubin for ESPN.
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