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Game 125: Mets at Phillies on SNY at 7:05 p.m. ET

The Mets continue their four-game series against the Phillies on Tuesday in Philadelphia at 7:05 p.m. ET on SNY.

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Mets Phillies
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF 1. Cesaer Hernandez (S) 2B
2. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF 2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 1B 3. Odubel Herrera (L) CF
4. David Wright (R) 3B 4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B
5. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B 5. Andres Blanco (S) 3B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) SS 6. Cody Asche (L) LF
7. Michael Conforto (L) LF 7. Domonic Brown (L) RF
8. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C 8. Carlos Ruiz (R) C
9. Noah Syndergaard (L) P 9. Jerome Williams (R) P


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Syndergaard Notes: Syndergaard has posted a 6.19 ERA in his last three outings. He has yet to earn a win while pitching on the road this season going 0-5 with a 5.05 ERA in nine starts away from Citi Field. On May 27 he pitched 7 1/3 shutout innings and struck out six against the Phillies in a 7-0 Mets win.

Williams Notes: Williams is coming off of the worst start of his career. In his last outing he allowed eight runs in only 1 2/3 innings pitched against the Marlins. Williams had posted a 1.50 ERA in his first three August starts. This will be his third time facing the Mets this season. He is 0-1 with a 5.73 ERA in his first two starts.

Mets Notes: The Mets set a franchise record last night with 15 extra base hits and 8 home runs in their 16-7 win over the Phillies. Last night was the first time in Major League history that batters 1-7 in a lineup each hit a home run in a single game. In their last four games they have scored 49 runs. David Wright hit a home run in his first at-bat after missing 112 games last night. His 20 career home runs in Citizens Bank Park are the most by any visiting player. Wilmer Flores has three home runs and 14 RBI in 12 career games in Philadelphia.

Phillies Notes: The Phillies have dropped six straight games to the Mets and 9 of 10 this season. They’ve been outscored 59-29 in those 10 games. Freddy Galvis had three hits in last nights game. Ryan Howard, Domonic Brown and Cameron Rupp each hit home runs last night for the Phillies.


Game 114: Mets vs Rockies, 7:10 p.m. on SNY

The Mets (61-52) continue their four-game home series against the Rockies (47-64) on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY.

Jacob deGrom (10-6, 2.13 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. He’ll be opposed by Jorge De La Rosa (7-4, 4.85 ERA) for Colorado.

Mets Rockies
1. Juan Lagares (R) CF 1. Charlie Blackman (L) CF
2. Curtis Granderson (L) RF 2. Jose Reyes (S) SS
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) LF 3. Carlos Gonzalez (L) RF
4. Juan Uribe (R) 3B 4. Nolan Arenado (R) 3B
5. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B 5. Ben Paulsen (L) 1B
6. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B 6. DJ Lemahieu (R) 2B
7. Travis d’Arnaud (R) C 7. Michael McKenry (R) C
8. Ruben Tejada (R) SS 8. Brandon Barnes (R) LF
9. Jacob deGrom (L) P 9. Jorge De La Rosa (L) P

deGrom Notes: Degrom has a 1.59 ERA and has averaged 10.59 strikeouts per nine innings over his last five starts. In his last outing on Friday night deGrom allowed a pair of solo home runs while striking out seven in 6 1/3 innings pitched. DeGrom is 5-2 with a 1.60 ERA in 11 starts at Citi Field this season. However, he has gone winless in his last five home starts while receiving just 10 total runs of support over that span.

Jorge De La Rosa Notes: In his last two starts he is 1-0 with a 3.55 ERA after struggling to an ERA of over 11 in his previous two appearances. He is 5-1 with a 3.94 ERA in his last six games, five starts, against the Mets. De La Rosa has fared much better on the road this season, going 5-2 with a 3.19 ERA in nine starts.

Mets Notes: The Mets 40 wins at home so far this season match all of last years total. They are 44-7 when scoring four or more runs and 17-45 when scoring three or less. During their five-game home winning streak Mets pitchers have a 1.31 ERA. In their last three games Mets pitchers have not walked a batter, matching a club record. The Mets have an eight-game home winning streak against the Rockies, due in large part to a 0.75 ERA over that period. Daniel Murphy is batting .412 in his last eight games. Lucas Duda will miss his second-straight game with a sore back.

Rockies Notes: The Rockies have dropped 14 of their last 19 games on the road. Colorado’s 4.96 ERA is the worst in Major League Baseball. Carlos Gonzalez is batting .391 with 12 home runs and 26 RBI in his last 18 games.


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The Mets (58-50) open a three-game series on the road against the Tampa Bay Rays (54-55) on Friday at 7:10 p.m. ET on SNY.

Mets Rays
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF 1. John Jaso (L) DH
2. Daniel Murphy (L) DH 2. Grady Sizemore (L) LF
3. Yoenis Cespedes (R) CF 3. Evan Longoria (R) 3B
4. Lucas Duda (L) 1B 4. James Loney (L) 1B
5. Juan Uribe (R) 3B 5. Logan Forsythe (R) 2B
6. Michael Conforto (L) LF 6. Asdrubal Cabrera (S) SS
7. Travis d-Arnaud (R) C 7. Daniel Nava (S) RF
8. Kelly Johnson (L) 2B 8. Kevin Kiermaier (L) CF
9. Ruben Tejada (R) SS 9. Curt Casali (R) C

Jacob deGrom (10-6, 2.09 ERA) gets the start for the Mets. He’ll be opposed by Jake Odorizzi (6-6, 2.86 ERA) for the Rays.


deGrom Notes: Since May 15, deGrom is 7-2 with a 1.47 ERA and has held opponents to a .164 batting average. His ERA and opponent batting average each rank first in the majors among all qualifiers over that span. DeGrom has gone 5-1 with a 1.22 ERA in his last six starts on the road, winning his three most recent outings.

Odorizzi Notes: Odorizzi owns a 1.41 ERA at home this season. That mark is the lowest single-season home ERA among Rays pitchers all time. He has yielded one or no earned runs in all but one of his seven home starts in 2015. Ordorizzi is 3-3 with a 3.52 ERA in eight career interleague starts.

Mets Notes: The Mets have won their last six games and nine of their last 11. In those 11 games they have received a quality start in all but one game. Mets starting pitchers have posted a 1.44 ERA during their six-game winning streak. Curtis Granderson has eight RBI while batting .355 in a seven-game hitting streak. Lucas Duda has nine home runs and driven in 15 runs during the Mets 9-2 stretch. Yoenis Cespedes has gone 7-for-22 with five RBI in five games since joining the Mets. He is 3-for-9 with a home run in his career against Odorizzi.

Rays Notes: The Rays are the only team in the AL to have no hitters with more than 50 RBI on the season. Grady Sizemore is the only Tampa Bay player with more than two at-bats against deGrom, having gone 2-for-9. Asdrubal Cabrera comes into the series riding a nine-game hitting streak. The Rays were swept by the Mets in their last series in Tampa Bay and were outscored 29-9 in three games.



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Mets Diamondbacks
1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF 1. A.J. Pollock (R) CF
2. Ruben Tejada (R) SS 2. David Peralta (L) LF
3. Daniel Murphy (L) 3B 3. Paul Goldschmidt (R) 1B
4. Wilmer Flores (R) 2B 4. Yasmany Tomas (R) RF
5. Lucas Duda (L) 1B 5. Jake Lamb (L) 3B
6. Michael Cuddyer (R) LF 6. Welington Castillo (R) C
7. Kevin Plawecki (R) C 7. Chris Owings (R) 2B
8. Noah Syndergaard (L) P 8. Nick Ahmed (R) SS
9. Juan Lagares (R) CF 9. Chase Anderson (R) P


Game 87: Mets vs. Diamondbacks on SNY at 7:10 p.m. ET

Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 3.38 ERA) and the New York Mets (44-42) begin a three-game series against Chase Anderson (4-2, 3.71 ERA) and the Arizona Diamondbacks (42-42) on Friday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field on SNY.

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Syndergaard Notes: Syndergaard is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA in his last four starts while holding opponents to .174 batting average over that span. In his last start against the Dodgers he allowed one run over six innings while earning a no decision in a 2-1 victory.  He is 3-1 with a 1.89 ERA in five starts at Citi Field this season.

Anderson Notes: Anderson is 1-1 with a 7.64 ERA in his last three starts after going 3-0 with a 2.25 in his previous nine. On June 6 he earned a no decisions against the Mets after allowing one run in 5 2/3 innings in a 2-1 Diamondbacks win.

Mets Notes: The Mets are 29-14 at home this season. In their last 13 games the Mets have a 1.41 ERA and their starters haven’t allowed an earned run in six of those games. Michael Cuddyer returns to the lineup after missing six of eight games with a sore left knee. He’s 4-for-40 in his last 13 games, while Lucas Duda is 2-for-29 in July. Juan Lagares was 2-for-3 with a home run against Anderson on June 6.

Diamondbacks Notes: Arizona is back to .500 for the first time since being 8-8 in April. In their last nine games the Diamondbacks are hitting .310 as a team and averaging 5.7 runs per game. A.J. Pollock is hitting .394 in seven games this month.





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Mets Braves
 1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF 1. Jace Peterson (L) 2B
2. Juan Lagares (R) CF  2. Cameron Maybin (R) CF
3. Michael Cuddyer (R) 1B  3. Freddie Freeman (L) 1B
4. Wilmer Flores (R) SS  4. Nick Markakis (L) RF
5. John Mayberry Jr. (R) LF  5. Juan Uribe (R) 3B
6. Dilson Herrera (R) 2B  6. A.J. Pierzynski (L) C
7. Eric Campbell (R) 3B  7. Jonny Gomes (R) LF
8. Anthony Recker (R) C  8. Andrelton Simmons (R) SS
9. Bartolo Colon (R) P 9. Alex Wood (R) P


Game 62: Braves at Mets on SNY at 7 p.m. ET

The Mets (32-29) and Braves (29-31) begin a three-game series Friday night at Citi Field.

Bartolo Colon (8-4, 4.52 ERA) will be on the mound for the Mets against Alex Wood (4-3, 3.36 ERA) of the Braves at 7:10 p.m.

Colon Notes: Colon is tied for third in the majors with eight wins this season. Two of those wins came against the Braves earlier this season as Colon tries to make it 3-for-3 tonight. Colon has received a decision in each of his last 24 starts, one shy of Dwight Gooden’s franchise record of 25 straight. He is also tied for the major league lead among pitchers with three RBI at the plate.

Wood Notes: Wood is 0-2 with a 4.09 ERA in six career starts against the Mets. He is 4-0 with a 2.15 ERA in seven games on the road this season. Wood last pitched against the Mets on April 12 where he allowed three runs in 6 2/3 innings in a losing effort.


Mets Notes: After losing their first two games against the Braves this season, the Mets have won four straight. The Mets’ .656 (21-11) divisional winning percentage is the second-best among in the majors. Lucas Duda is hitting .345 with four home runs vs. lefthanders this year. Michael Cuddyer, who provided the game winning single last night, is batting .382 with seven RBIs in his last nine home games.

Braves Notes: Freddie Freeman is batting .390 with five home runs and 12 RBIs in his last 11 games. Atlanta used all of their available relief pitchers last night in an 11-inning loss to the Padres. The Braves have a chance to leapfrog the Mets in the standings with a series sweep this weekend.


Game 48: Phillies at Mets, 1 p.m. on SNY

The Mets (26-21) wrap up their three-game series against the Phillies (19-29) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m. on SNY.

Noah Syndergaard (1-2, 3.63 ERA) will start for the Mets against Sean O’Sullivan (1-3, 3.54 ERA) for Philadelphia.

Phillies Mets
1. Ben Revere (L) LF 1. Curtis Granderson (L) RF
2. Freddy Galvis (S) SS 2. Juan Lagares (R) CF
3. Chase Utley (L) 2B 3. Lucas Duda (L) 1B
4. Ryan Howard (L) 1B 4. Daniel Murphy (L) 2B
5. Maikel Franco (R) 3B 5. Michael Cuddyer (R) LF
6. Grady Sizemore (L) RF 6. Wilmer Flores (R) SS
7. Odubel Herrera (L) CF 7. Danny Muno (S) 3B
8. Cameron Rupp (R) C 8. Kevin Plawecki (R) C
9. Sean O’Sullivan (R) P 9. Noah Syndergaard (R) P

Noah Syndergaard  has recorded at least five strikeouts in each of his first three career starts. In team history, only Matt Harvey (2012), Tom Seaver (1967) and Bill Denehy (1967) had five or more strikeouts in each of their first three major league games. No Mets rookie has done it in four straight games to begin his career.

Sean O’Sullivan has allowed two or fewer runs in six-plus innings in his last two starts.



Mets Notes: The Mets 19-6 mark at home is the best start in team history after 25 games. After winning the first two games of this series the Mets will look for the sweep of the Phillies in a three-game series for the second time this year. The Mets are 7-1 against Philadelphia on the year. Shortstop Wilmer Flores has a hit in 12 of his last 13 games played,  going 14-50 (.280) with three home runs and 11 RBI. Flores is the first player in Mets shortstop in history to hit seven home runs before the team’s 50th game of the season.

Phillies Notes: Philadelphia has lost five of their last six games. Phillies pitchers have struggled in day games this season, with a 4.65 ERA.


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RHP Noah Syndergaard will start against RHP Gerrit Cole as the Mets travel to Pittsburgh for a three-game series against the Pirates tonight at 7 p.m. ET.

Mets Pirates
1. Curtis Granderson, RF 1. Josh Harrison, 3B
2. Eric Campbell, 3B 2. Neil Walker, 2B
3. Lucas Duda, 1B 3. Andrew McCutchen, CF
4. Michael Cuddyer, LF 4. Starling Marte, LF
5. Daniel Murphy, 2B 5. Jung Ho Kang, SS
6. Wilmer Flores, SS 6. Pedro Alvarez, 1B
7. Juan Lagares, CF 7. Gregory Polanco, RF
8. Kevin Plawecki, C 8. Chris Stewart, C
9. Noah Syndergaard, RHP 9. Gerrit Cole, RHP

Noah Syndergaard: Syndergaard is making his third, and possibly last, start as Dillon Gee is set to return from the disabled list. The Mets top prospect is making a strong case to stay put in the rotation going 1-1 with a 3.18 ERA and 11 strikeouts in his first two starts.


Gerrit Cole: Cole, the National League Pitcher of the Month in April, has established himself as the ace of this Pirates staff. He is 5-2 with a 2.40 ERA and 53 strikeouts on the year. Cole has faced the Mets twice in his career but has never earned a win. In those two starts combined, Cole tossed nine innings, allowed eight earned runs, and was tagged with the loss on both occasions.

Mets Notes: The Mets (24-18) have won four of their last six games. First baseman Lucas Duda has batted .372 in his last 12 games and has a 10-game hitting streak at Pittsburgh.

Pirates Notes: The Pirates (18-22) are tied for third place in the NL Central. Pirates shortstop Jung Ho Kang has posted a .362 average at PNC Park, including .457 in his last six home games. Third baseman Josh Harrison is hot at the plate right now going 16 for 29 over his last six games.


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Game 33: Mets at Cubs on SNY at 8 pm ET

The Mets (20-12) and Cubs (16-15) play game two of their four-game series at Wrigley Field on Tuesday at 8:05 p.m. ET.

Noah Syndergaard will make his major-league debut against Cubs RHP Jake Arrieta (3-3, 3.41 ERA).

In five starts with Triple-A Las Vegas Syndergaard is 3-0 with a 1.82 ERA. After allowing five earned runs in his first two starts he has settled down to allow just two earned runs in his last three games. Syndergaard had a 19-inning scoreless streak snapped in his last start on Thursday. Opponents were only hitting .192 against him, the third-lowest mark in his league.

Arrieta made two starts against the Mets last season, keeping their bats quiet and posting a 0.77 ERA with the Cubs winning each game. Lucas Duda went 3-6 with three walks last season against Arrieta. Curtis Granderson is batting .360 (9-25, 3 HR, 8 RBI) during his career against Arrieta.

Anthony Rizzo is batting .367 with three home runs and seven RBIs in his last seven games for the Cubs.

The Mets have scored three runs or less in 10 of their last 13 games, during which they are 6-7. They are 6-11 when scoring three runs or less all season.

Kevin Plawecki has reached base safely in nine straight games, during which he’s batting .290 (9-31) with three doubles and four RBI.

Kets reliever Erik Goeddel has not allowed a run in his 11 outings this season, spanning 8.1 innings. The bullpen has allowed 1 run in 21.1 innings (0.42 ERA) in May, the lowest ERA in the majors. They are tied for first in the majors with 25 holds, sixth in the majors with a 2.41 ERA and they have walked just 26 batters, tied for the second-fewest in the majors.

Jason Isringhausen was the last Mets starting pitcher to make his major league debut at Wrigley Field on July 17, 1995.


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Game 6: Mets at Braves, 1:35 p.m.

The Mets (2-3) play Atlanta (5-0) in the series finale Sunday afternoon at 1:35 p.m. ET. After dropping the first two games of the series the Mets look to avoid being swept. The game can be seen on SNY and heard on WOR 710.

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Mets Braves
1. Juan Lagares – CF 1. Eric Young Jr. – CF
2. David Wright – 3B 2. Jace Peterson – 2B
3. Lucas Duda – 1B 3. Nick Markakis – RF
4. Michael Cuddyer – LF 4. Freddie Freeman – 1B
5. John Mayberry Jr. RF 5. A.J. Pierzynski – C
6. Anthony Recker – C 6. Jonny Gomes – LF
7. Wilmer Flores – SS 7. Alberto Callaspo – 3B
8. Ruben Tejada – 2B 8. Andrelton Simmons – SS
9. Bartolo Colon – P 9. Alex Wood – P

RHP Bartolo Colon (1-0, 1.50 ERA) makes his second start of the season. He won his opening day start against the Nationals throwing six strong innings allowing three hits and one run. Colon is 3-0 with a 0.43 ERA in three career starts at Turner Field.

LHP Alex Wood (1-0, 3.60 ERA) takes the mound for the Braves. In his season debut he pitched five innings while allowing three runs on four hits on his way to earning the win against the Marlins.

The Mets, who led the Grapefruit League in home runs, have hit two in five regular season games, during which they’re batting .196 as a team.

“It’s a different game when the lights come on,” manager Terry Collins said after Saturday’s loss to the Braves, against whom his team had just two hits, both by Lucas Duda. “Certainly we’ve got to get some guys going. We’ve got a good offensive club, and we’ve got some guys who can swing a bat. But, as we saw in spring training, it’s got to be throughout the lineup. One or two guys isn’t going to carry us.”


Game Recap: Padres 2 – Mets 1

Result: The Mets dropped their second straight Sunday, 2-1, to the Padres at PETCO Park.

Odrisamer Despaigne

Need to Know: Mets starter Zack Wheeler was sharp again, striking out seven and surrendering only Yasmani Grandal’s fourth-inning solo homer. But Wheeler exited on the wrong end of a 1-0 deficit because San Diego starter Odrisamer Despaigne flirted with the franchise’s first-ever no-hitter, baffling the Mets for 7 2/3 innings.

The Mets rallied in the eighth. Daniel Murphy’s two-out double broke up the no-hitter, and David Wright followed with a single that tied the game at 1. Jeurys Familia worked into and out of trouble in the eighth inning, but Vic Black’s ninth-inning misplay cost the Mets an out. Seth Smith’s infield single, which eluded Josh Edgin, pushed home Cameron Maybin for the winning run of the Padres’ 2-1 victory.

Game Ball: To Despaigne, who mastered the Mets, surrendering just two hits and one run in 7 2/3 innings. The righty was one strike from taking a no-hitter to the ninth inning in his fifth career start.

Links: AP Recap | Box Score

What’s Next: The Mets venture up the coast to Seattle to take on the Mariners. Jon Niese (5-4, 2.96 ERA) will make his return from the disabled list and will be opposed by Seattle’s Roenis Elias (7-8. 4.54).