Marlins at Mets

Highlights: Tejada’s double, Flores’ homers

Wilmer Flores, Terry Collins and Juan Lagares discuss Flores’ big night, Bartolo Colon’s outing and Lagares’ injury in Tuesday’s 9-1 win >> Watch here

Ruben Tejada doubles to left-center field, scoring Curtis Granderson and Matt den Dekker to give the Mets a 4-1 lead >> Watch here

Wilmer Flores homers to left in the fifth inning, driving in Daniel Murphy and Travis d’Arnaud to give the Mets a 7-1 lead over the Marlins >> Watch here

Wilmer Flores hits his second home run of the night, blasting a two-run shot to left in the seventh inning, scoring Lucas Duda >> Watch here


Bud Selig says Mets are in compliance with MLB’s financing rules

In case you missed it, Bud Selig does not have a problem with Mets ownership, he told reporters at Citi Field on Tuesday.

“I think the way the Mets are doing this thing is correct,” Selig explained. “There are a lot of teams in life that spend a lot of money that don’t do well, either. And I’m not trying to be facetious saying that. … Do I have any problem with the Mets’ finances? None. … I’m telling you that I talk to people all the time, I also do a lot of rating of farm systems, you have no idea the work that I do privately, quietly, and I’m satisfied that this franchise is doing it the right way, in my baseball judgment. … Honestly, if I felt – and I mean this very sincerely – that if there was a team really not doing what I thought they should do in the best interest of the sport, they’d hear from me.”

In response to a question asking him to explain the difference between Mets ownership and the group that previously owned the Dodgers, Selig said Mets ownership is in compliance with MLB’s financing rules.

“There are big differences,” he answered, seeming rather frustrated with the line of questioning. “I think I’ve covered this subject many, many times. I don’t want to go back into the whole Frank McCourt-Dodgers situation, because there were enormous ramifications there, many of which maybe weren’t public. But, as far as I’m concerned, I’ve said this in the past and I’ll say it again, I don’t have any problem with the Mets’ financing with what’s going on as far as all of our economic rules, and we have a myriad of them. They are in compliance with them. They’re doing fine. The Dodgers were not in compliance with any of them.”

In regards to the recent lawsuit filed against the team (NY Post, Sept 10), Selig said it was an employee litigation and he had no comment.

What’s on Tap for Wednesday, Sept. 17

The Mets (73-79) wrap up their three-game series against the Marlins (73-77) on Wednesday at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. ET.

Dillon Gee (7-7, 3.80 ERA) will get the start for the Mets, opposed by Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.81 ERA) for Miami.

Remaining schedule

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In case you missed it

Wilmer Flores hit a pair of home runs and Bartolo Colon pitched a strong 7 2/3 innings as the Mets beat the Marlins, 9-1, on Tuesday night at Citi Field >> Read more at MetsBlog, ESPN,, Newsday, New York Post and Daily News

Juan Lagares left Tuesday’s game after the fourth inning with a hyperextended right elbow. Lagares will be examined by team doctors on Wednesday.

Outgoing Commissioner Bud Selig was at Citi Field on Tuesday and said that he has no issue with the way the Mets are operating >> Read more at MetsBlog

The Mets will be in attendance next week during Cuban outfielder Yasmani Tomas‘s showcase in the Dominican Republic >> Read more at MetsBlog


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Marlins at Mets

Game Recap: Mets 9, Marlins 1

Result: The Mets got back on track with a 9-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday after losing four of their previous five games.

Need to Know: Wilmer Flores was the star of the night, going 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs and six RBIs in the blowout win. Flores hit an RBI double in the fourth inning to tie the game, 1-1; and a three-run homer in the fifth to open up a 7-1 lead and a two-run shot in the seventh to provide the final score. Curtis Granderson had three hits of his own, all singles, while driving in one and scoring on a Ruben Tejada two-run double in the fourth. Bartolo Colon allowed a season-high 12 hits over 7 2/3 innings, but just two were of the extra-base variety. The Marlins managed just one run against the right-hander, who walked none and struck out seven en route to his 14th win of the season.

Game Ball: Flores, who tied his career-high for RBIs in his first multi-homer game as a Major Leaguer.

Links: AP recap | Box score

What’s Next: The Mets will try to take the series from their division rival Wednesday behind Dillon Gee (7-7, 3.80 ERA), who has won three of his last four starts. Henderson Alvarez (10-6, 2.81 ERA) will toe the rubber for Miami at 7:10 p.m.

Tonight’s Game: Marlins at Mets

The Mets and Marlins play the second game of their series on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

Mets First Pitch begins at 6 p.m. on SNY. The game is scheduled to start at 7:10 p.m.

Bartolo Colon (13-12, 4.14) starts for the Mets, while Nathan Eovaldi (6-11, 4.29) pitches for Miami.

Mets Marlins
1. Juan Lagares – CF 1. Christian Yelich – LF
2. Daniel Murphy – 3B 2. Donovan Solano – 2B
3. Travis d’Arnaud – C 3. Casey McGehee – 3B
4. Lucas Duda – 1B 4. Marcell Ozuna – CF
5. Wilmer Flores – 2B 5. Garrett Jones – 1B
6. Curtis Granderson – RF 6. Jarrod Saltalamacchia – C
7. Matt den Dekker – LF 7. Reed Johnson – RF
8. Ruben Tejada – SS 8. Ed Lucas – S
9. Bartolo Colon – RHP 9. Nathan Eovaldi – RHP


MLB: Colorado Rockies at New York Mets

Jacob deGrom is scheduled for two more starts in 2014

Jacob deGrom is scheduled to make two more starts this season, Terry Collins told reporters before Tuesday’s game.

The Mets have set a 180-185 innings innings limit for deGrom this season, Sandy Alderson told SNY in early August. DeGrom has made 28 combined starts between Triple-A and the Mets this season, throwing 172 innings to date.

DeGrom is 8-6 with a 2.68 ERA and 131 strikeouts. He leads all NL rookies in ERA and strikeouts, making his a legitimate candidate for this league’s Rookie of the Year award, according to multiple reports.

“There’s a lot of advantage to it, and that is to learn how to do it,” Terry Collins said earlier this season, when asked about deGrom pitching a full year in the rotation. However, at the same time, he added, “As we all know, fatigue is what leads to injuries,” and, “We don’t need to have another Matt Harvey on our hands.”