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The hunt for a spot at the All-Star Game isn’t limited just to baseball players.
Starting Saturday, MLB, in partnership with the Mets, will be conducting a city-wide scavenger hunt – the ultimate prize being tickets to All-Star Week events. The All-Star Game is being held at Citi Field this season.
The clues will be announced, one-by-one, though the All-Star Game twitter account, @AllStarGame....Read more »
Those wondering how Andy Pettitte can still pitch at a high level would have had some of that answered if they were at the ballpark Sunday morning.
Pettitte, who turns 41 next month, arrived at Kauffman Stadium well before 9 a.m. with strength and conditioning coordinator Dana Cavalea, stretching and running on the warning track....Read more »
So much for Ivan Nova’s quick recovery.
The righthander, on the disabled list since April 27 with inflammation of the right triceps, was scheduled to start Game 2 of Monday’s doubleheader in Cleveland.
However, Nova “felt something in his left side” while playing catch Sunday morning, according to manager Joe Girardi.
This is a new injury, though Girardi couldn’t say what it was...Read more »
MIAMI -- If the Mets snap their season-long four-game losing streak on Monday night against the Marlins, it will have to be without star third baseman David Wright, who is dealing with muscle spasms in his neck.
The club is hoping that Wright is just day to day, though he has yet to be examined by doctors, manager Terry Collins said during his pregame media briefing.
With virtually the...Read more »
Jonathon Niese left Tuesday's game against the Dodgers in the third inning after getting struck by a line drive in the right leg off the bat of A.J. Ellis.
Niese allowed one run on three hits and three walks in 2 1/3 innings before being forced out of the game.
Newsday's David Lennon reported that Terry Collins talked at length before the game about being willing to call up Rafael Montero...Read more »
The Mets' game against the Colorado Rockies scheduled for Wednesday at Coors Field has been postponed because of snow.
The teams will play just a single game Thursday at 3:10 p.m. to wrap up the series. No additional information has been released on when the game will be made up.
Jonathon Niese will get the start for the Mets in Thursday's game.
The Mets lost both games of a doubleheader...Read more »
Let the closer carousels begin.
Greg Holland is still the Royals’ closer — for now. But so far he only has two saves while Kelvin Herrera and Aaron Crow have combined for three. Holland did record the save in his last outing on April 9, but it was far from easy. It took 27 pitches, and he allowed a hit and two walks before closing out the game.
Herrera, on the other hand, has been lights...Read more »
DENVER -- Give the Rockies credit. They're persistent.
With about 90 minutes left until Tuesday afternoon's scheduled 1:10 (MT) first pitch against the Mets, much of the snow that once blanketed Coors Field has been removed. At one point, even Mets general manager Sandy Alderson helped shovel snow.
Snow remains piled up on the track in the infield while parts of right field still look...Read more »
The Mets' game against the Rockies scheduled for Monday at Coors Field in Colorado has been postponed because of snow.
The teams will square off in a split doubleheader Tuesday to begin their four-game series. The first game will start at 3:10 p.m., and the second game will start at 8:40 p.m.
The Mets arrived in Denver following their snow-shortened series with the Minnesota Twins. The...Read more »
MINNEAPOLIS -- Frigid temperatures and snow flurries forced the postponement of Sunday's scheduled Mets-Twins matchup. The game will be made up Aug. 19 at 1:10 p.m. on the way back from a West Coast road trip. It will be the Mets' 11th road game in 11 days.
With the postponement, the Mets could have skipped fifth starter Aaron Laffey in the rotation. Instead, Laffey will...Read more »