On-Base Perception

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Get to know Mets call-up Dilson Herrera

Erie SeaWolves catcher Craig Albernaz, left, awaits the

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Dilson Herrera was Marlon Byrd’s parting gift to the Mets. Now, the package is about to be delivered.

Following a 3-for-4 performance with a home run at Double-A Binghamton on Thursday night, Herrera was called up to the majors to replace the injured Daniel Murphy, sidelined with a right calf issue.

Herrera arrived in the Mets organization, along with Vic Black, as the return in the...

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Noah Syndergaard strikes out nine in stellar outing

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard throws live batting practice

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Wednesday (and a look at the overall playoff picture):

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas batted around during a five-run second inning, and easily defeated Round Rock, 8-3.

The standouts:

Kevin Plawecki, C: 4-or-4 with two home runs

Noah Syndergaard, RHP: Allowed seven hits, one walk and one run...

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Travis d'Arnaud and Andrelton Simmons: A glove story

Travis d'Arnaud of the Mets looks on during

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As Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons force-fed the Mets another bitter dose of his defensive magic, the worst view in the house belonged to Travis d’Arnaud. That’s because after hitting a grounder toward the hole in the eighth inning on Wednesday night, the Mets catcher lowered his head and busted down the first base line. It was as if he were reliving a recurring nightmare.

In many...

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Yankees sign ex-Met Chris Young to minor-league deal

Mets' Chris Young dives back to first base

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The Yankees have signed former Mets outfielder Chris Young to a minor-league deal.

Young hit .205 with a .283 OBP, eight home runs, 31 runs, 28 RBIs and seven stolen bases in 88 games with the Mets before being released on Aug. 15.

Young, a natural centerfielder, played 55 games in leftfield for the Mets....

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Anthony Seratelli homers again, Matt Reynolds steals 2 more bases

Anthony Seratelli poses for a portrait during spring

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Tuesday (and a look at the overall playoff picture):

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas jumped out to a four-run lead in the second inning and never looked back during a 9-5 win over Round Rock.

The standouts:

Allan Dykstra, 1B: 1-for-3 with a double and two walks

Taylor Teagarden, C: 1-for-3 with...

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LI’s Cam Maron among year-end All-Stars

Cam Maron, a native of Hicksville, works out

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Hicksville’s Cam Maron is one of five year-end All-Stars selected from the Mets’ and Yankees’ organizations.

Maron, 23, has hit .284 with a .394 on-base percentage in 93 games with the St. Lucie Mets, who play in the Single-A advanced Florida State League. The catcher had a 31-game streak of reaching base via a hit or walk snapped on Aug. 22. Maron has impressive plate discipline and has walked...

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Brooklyn Cyclones: 'Showdown' ejection, walk-off loss

A statue of Pee Wee Reese and Jackie

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Here’s an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Monday (and a look at the overall playoff picture):

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas scored three runs in the second inning and eight runs by the end of the fourth to take a commanding lead in a 9-3 win over Round Rock.

The standouts:

Matthew Bowman, RHP: Allowed seven hits, four walks and three runs...

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Mets' coach says David Wright's shoulder is still hurting

Mets third baseman David Wright waits for his

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David Wright and Terry Collins have remained on message, constantly disputing the notion that the Mets' captain still is bothered by a balky left shoulder, one that required a cortisone injection during the All-Star break.

But Mets hitting coach Lamar Johnson apparently went off script, saying that Wright’s power outage by the slugger’s insistence on playing through pain in his left shoulder.

“Basically,...

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Stellar start, troubling stat for LI's Steven Matz

Mets pitching prospect Steven Matz, from Long Island,

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Here's an overview of the Mets minor league affiliates on Sunday (we also have a playoff update at the bottom):

TRIPLE-A – Las Vegas 51s

The skinny: Las Vegas took a six-run lead at the end of the sixth inning, but Round Rock cut its deficit to one run with a five-run eighth inning. The 51s held on for a slim 6-5 win.

The standouts:

Bobby Abreu, DH: 2-for-3 with a double...

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Video: Mets turn triple play

The Mets' Lucas Duda celebrates his three-run home

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With help from Yasiel Puig, the Mets completed a 5-4-3-2 triple play as Lucas Duda threw out Puig trying to score from second on a routine double play.

Watch the play below:

 

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