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5/23/2016 | We meet again: Stras, Harvey face off in DC

Matt Harvey and Stephen Strasburg square off Tuesday night in a rematch of last week's showdown turned mismatch.

5/23/2016 | Legend of Bartolo grows larger with age

Baseball's oldest player turns 43 today, and Bartolo Colon's career would be enthralling enough if sheer longevity were his only calling card. But of course, Big Bart -- or Big Sexy, if you prefer -- has given us so much more.

5/23/2016 | Panic concerning Harvey overblown

The hot takes have been flying. The anonymous scouts have been polled. Calipers have been used on every bit of Matt Harvey's velocity, statistics and mechanics than can be measured. That which can't be quantified -- his psyche, his confidence -- has been speculated on at length.

5/23/2016 | Knight looking forward to 1986 Mets reunion

Ray Knight has a lot of fond memories of the 1986 Mets, who won the World Series in seven games over the Red Sox. Knight was the everyday third baseman for New York that year, and he finds it hard to believe that he won the World Series MVP 30 years ago this October.

5/23/2016 | Wheeler remains on track for early July return

A second operation now fully in his rearview, Zack Wheeler is back on a throwing progression that should put his return from Tommy John surgery around July 1. Wheeler on Monday threw off the slope of a mound for the first time since a minor procedure to remove a stitch from his arm.

5/23/2016 | 10 first-base options for Mets with Duda out

Not long after the Mets received a lump of bad news Monday regarding Lucas Duda, who will miss weeks or even months with a stress fracture in his lower back, manager Terry Collins approached team captain David Wright. He floated the idea of potentially moving the lifelong third baseman to first. Wright's response: "Whatever the team needs, I'm willing to try it."

5/23/2016 | Mets lose Duda to lower-back stress fracture

The Mets placed first baseman Lucas Duda on the disabled list Monday with a stress fracture in his lower back, purchasing the contract of utility man Ty Kelly from Triple-A Las Vegas. There is no timetable for Duda's return.

5/23/2016 | Rays' Adames, Dodgers' Bellinger lead Prospect Team of the Week's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any player currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible, including big leaguers.

5/23/2016 | More for Thor: Righty earns 2nd weekly award

After a pair of starts matched in Mets history only by Doc, Noah Syndergaard took home National League Player of the Week honors on Monday.

5/23/2016 | Legends set to welcome stars of the future at 2016 MLB Draft

Major League Baseball announced the annual list of club reps for the 2016 MLB Draft on Monday, and as usual it is a star-studded gathering from the past that will man the phones and help welcome the future on the first night of selections.

5/22/2016 | Syndergaard 'on his way' to being elite pitcher

Veterans in the Mets' clubhouse agree: The term "ace" is thrown about too lightly in today's game. Some fans believe every club has an ace. Purists tend to opine that in all of baseball, only six or seven such pitchers exist.

5/22/2016 | Duda has tests on back as Mets await diagnosis

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda underwent testing on his lower back Sunday morning. The Mets received the results of those tests later in the day, but are waiting for a second opinion from team orthopedist Dr. David Altchek before releasing them publicly.

5/22/2016 | Mets share diamond with kids for Play Ball

When Mets players ran out to their respective spots on the diamond Sunday afternoon at Citi Field, they found they were not alone. Local youth baseball players joined the Mets at each position as part of Major League Baseball's Play Ball initiative, chatting with their professional counterparts before Noah Syndergaard began throwing his warmup pitches.

5/22/2016 | Mets, Nats to resume rivalry in nation's capital

The Nationals just took two of three from the Mets earlier this week in New York, so the Mets will try and repay them when the two teams begin a three-game series Monday night at Nationals Park.

5/22/2016 | Thor of the same: Ace K's 11 as Mets sweep

Needing a win to enter this coming week's showdown in Washington with some momentum, the Mets on Sunday let their recently minted ace carry them to one. Quite clearly New York's best pitcher at this juncture of the season, Noah Syndergaard struck out 11 batters en route to a 3-1 win over the Brewers at Citi Field.

5/21/2016 | Cespedes continues tear with game-tying blast

Yoenis Cespedes had bounded out of the Mets' dugout and was already there, waiting to wrap David Wright in a bear hug when the Mets' captain rounded first base on his walk-off hit that gave New York a 5-4 win against the Brewers. Watching the euphoria in Cespedes' reaction, it was easy to forget that the Mets, once again, might well not have been at that point without him.

5/21/2016 | Fight for your Wright: Capt. stages walk-off party

Had David Wright glanced into the Citi Field dugout, or at third-base coach Tim Teufel down the line, he would have seen that his superiors were freeing him to swing away. The Mets were stuck in a tie game, had been for most of Saturday, but Wright was batting with a 3-0 count and every base occupied. Fearing the take sign, he just didn't look.

5/21/2016 | Reed, Teufel take part in Mets' Play Ball clinic

About 100 kids gathered in Hinton Park in Corona, Queens, on Saturday morning, Citi Field just a few blocks away, as the Mets hosted a youth baseball clinic as part of Major League Baseball's Play Ball initiative.

5/21/2016 | Mets slot Harvey in for Tuesday after sim game

As teammates clambered to the top step of the dugout, Matt Harvey took the mound Saturday amid an unusual scene at Citi Field. Throwing multiple innings in a simulated game, Harvey put in the extra work that he hopes will help him begin climbing out of his career-worst funk.

5/21/2016 | Duda scratched with lingering back issue

Mets first baseman Lucas Duda was a late scratch from Saturday's lineup against the Brewers with a back injury that may be more serious than the team initially believed.

5/21/2016 | Wright sends Mets to first walk-off win of 2016

David Wright's difficult season swung dramatically upward Saturday, when he hit a walk-off RBI single to lead the Mets to a 5-4 win over the Brewers at Citi Field. After Yoenis Cespedes hit a game-tying two-run homer in the sixth inning, Wright drilled a 3-0 Michael Blazek fastball into right-center field with the bases loaded and one out to win it in the ninth.

5/21/2016 | Thor, Anderson both looking to build on gems

Both Noah Syndergaard and Chase Anderson will look to carry over the success from their most recent outings when the two square off Sunday at Citi Field to conclude a three-game series between the Mets and Brewers, with New York trying to complete the sweep.

5/21/2016 | Opposite-field homer a good sign for Conforto

Until Friday night at Citi Field, Michael Conforto hadn't homered once to left field this season. However, in the Mets' series-opening 3-2 win over the Brewers, Conforto put one out to the opposite field -- a go-ahead two-run shot on a 95-mph Wily Peralta fastball that was down but over the middle of the plate.

5/20/2016 | Matz eases elbow concerns with brisk gem

After shaking off a first-inning Chris Carter homer on Friday, Steven Matz retired 15 in a row en route to seven innings of two-run ball. He struck out eight. He walked zero. And he proved that when healthy, for however long he can stay that way, Matz is indeed one of baseball's brightest young pitchers.

5/20/2016 | Dominant at home, deGrom faces Davies, Crew

Zach Davies and Jacob deGrom will match up on the mound Saturday as the Brewers and Mets play the second game of a three-game series at Citi Field.

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