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7/23/2014 | Tejada OK after getting hit in helmet

The baseball scuff on Ruben Tejada's batting helmet offered a tangible reminder of how lucky he was. In a frightening moment during Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners, Tejada crumpled to the ground after a 94-mph Taijuan Walker fastball struck him in the helmet.

7/23/2014 | Mariners lose challenge early; Mets win one late

Seattle lost a challenge in the first inning, and the Mets won one in the eighth inning of Wednesday's 3-2 Mets win over the Mariners at Safeco Field.

7/23/2014 | Duda among Mets thriving from winter workouts

It is perhaps little coincidence that while Mets first baseman Lucas Duda enjoys a breakout year, Ruben Tejada is somewhat unexpectedly holding down the starting job at shortstop. Both took part in the Mets' independently-run fitness camp this winter in Michigan.

7/23/2014 | deGrom making surprising case for NL ROY

After Jacob deGrom reeled off seven more strong innings in Tuesday's win over the Mariners, Mets manager Terry Collins noted that deGrom has "numbers to match up any rookie in the league."

7/23/2014 | Colon flirts with perfection as Mets down M's

Bartolo Colon has defied the odds in his late-career renaissance, and right now the Mets are reaping the spoils. Taking a perfect game into the seventh inning Wednesday at Safeco Field, Colon settled for 7 1/3 strong innings in a 3-2 win over the Mariners with the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline -- and all its implications -- looming over him.

7/23/2014 | Garza trying to keep Brewers rolling vs. Mets

The Brewers, coming off a key divisional sweep of the Reds, hope to add to their National League Central lead when they play host to the Mets for four games starting Thursday.

7/23/2014 | Mariners' top prospect Walker returns to face Mets

Taijuan Walker, the Mariners' top prospect, will rejoin the Seattle rotation for Wednesday's series finale against the Mets. He will oppose Bartolo, who is coming off an outing shortened by illness.

7/23/2014 | Syndergaard dominates in near shutout

Noah Syndergaard, the Mets' top prospect, threw 6 1/3 dominant innings in Triple-A Las Vegas' 4-0 win over Tacoma in Game 1 of a doubleheader on Tuesday.

7/23/2014 | Mets recognize Murphy's Heart and Hustle

Second baseman Daniel Murphy is the Mets' nominee for the 2014 Heart and Hustle Award, the MLB Players Alumni Association announced on Tuesday.

7/23/2014 | deGrom pads RoY resume in win over Mariners

Jacob deGrom, who is approaching an innings load that may cause the Mets to start tapering off the rookie righty's use, delivered yet another solid outing in a 3-1 win over the Mariners on Tuesday night.

7/22/2014 | Grandy's illness, CY's injured calf test Mets' depth

Mets manager Terry Collins has struggled to find playing time for all six natural outfielders on his roster this month, but on Tuesday he struggled simply to cobble together an outfield full of healthy bodies as Curtis Granderson was out due to illness and Chris Young continued to battle cramping in his left calf.

7/22/2014 | Career-threatening injury stalls Rice's journey

Among the Mets' most inspirational stories last year, Scott Rice's fairy tale has reached at least a temporary end. The Mets announced that Rice will undergo surgery on Wednesday to remove a bone spur from his left elbow, ending his season.

7/22/2014 | Ramirez looks to make splash in return to Mariners

Erasmo Ramirez will make his return to the Mariners on Tuesday after a month in Triple-A rediscovering his command. His opponent, the Mets' Jacob deGrom, has won his last two starts and seems to be getting stronger as his rookie campaign progresses.

7/22/2014 | d'Arnauds on opposite ends of highlight catches

Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud fell victim to one of the most impressive catches of the summer on Monday, when Seattle's Dustin Ackley skied over the left-field wall in the sixth inning to rob him of a homer. That play came a day after d'Arnaud's brother, Chase, made a spectacular -- and somewhat similar -- catch for Cleveland's Triple-A Indianapolis affiliate.

7/22/2014 | Mets stumble to third straight loss

The Mets fell to the Mariners, 5-2, on Monday night at Safeco Field on the 10th anniversary of David Wright's big league debut. It was New York's third consecutive loss.

7/21/2014 | Wright's decade in Flushing is a rare feat

Considering David Wright is the only current Mets player who was on the team even six years ago, his decade in Flushing stands as a rather remarkable accomplishment. He is also one of a select few Major League stars harboring real potential to spend his entire career with one team.

7/21/2014 | Collins welcomes DH rule in Seattle

Some National League managers loathe traveling to American League parks, knowing their rosters are constructed without the use of a designated hitter in mind. Not Terry Collins, who has worked futilely for weeks to find consistent at-bats for Mets outfielders Kirk Nieuwenhuis, Eric Young, Chris Young and Eric Campbell.

7/21/2014 | HoJo among host of former Mets in Seattle dugout

Hugs and handshakes were prevalent during batting practice Monday in Seattle, given the extraordinary number of Mariners players and coaches with Mets ties. Seattle players Chris Young (the pitcher) and Endy Chavez both spent time in the Mets organization, along with hitting coach Howard Johnson, bullpen catcher Jason Phillips, infield coach Chris Woodward and third-base coach Rich Donnelly.

7/21/2014 | A look back at Wright's decade of greatness

Monday marked the 10-year anniversary of David Wright donning a Mets uniform for the first time. Here's a look at five of the greatest moments for arguably the greatest player in franchise history.

7/20/2014 | Mets avoid being no-hit, can't avoid walk-off loss

In what would have been an ironic twist of baseball fate, the Mets on Sunday nearly became victims of the first no-hitter in San Diego history. Instead, Daniel Murphy broke up Odrisamer Despaigne's bid with two outs in the eighth inning of a 2-1, walk-off loss that proved just as dispiriting for entirely different reasons.

7/20/2014 | Dice-K back to bullpen as Niese returns from DL

Few were surprised Sunday morning when the Mets announced that left-hander Jon Niese will return from the disabled list to start Monday's series opener in Seattle. But the announcement did result in an unfortunate byproduct for Daisuke Matsuzaka, who officially returned to the bullpen after a month and a half spent mostly as a starter.

7/20/2014 | Niese returns to Mets as Wright celebrates milestone

On Sunday, when the Mets open a three-game series in Seattle against the Mariners, David Wright will celebrate the 10th anniversary of his Major League debut, while Jon Niese will return to the mound to square off against the Mariners' Roenis Elias.

7/19/2014 | Impressive Despaigne takes on surging Mets

Odrisamer Despaigne has been impressive thus far, but when he takes to the Petco Park mound on Sunday opposite fellow right-hander Zack Wheeler, the Mets simply will be looking to add him to a list of high-caliber hurlers they've defeated.

7/19/2014 | Off night for Mets results in loss to Padres

Even if the Mets have come pretty darn close of late, winning every night is not realistic. So they could not fret too much when they lost on Saturday, 6-0, to the Padres, in a game that saw them struggle from start to finish. Dillon Gee gave up two home runs, the Mets allowed three as a team and Tyson Ross pitched seven shutout innings for the home team.

7/19/2014 | Collins staying out of trade discussions

As trade rumors become increasingly prevalent, it is natural for everyone from Sandy Alderson to the players in the clubhouse to begin thinking about them. Manager Terry Collins refuses to join that club. He has no plans to lobby for specific upgrades, instead putting the club's strategy in the GM's hands.

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