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NL East Standings

Team W-L L10 STRK
99-59 6-4 W2
98-60 5-5 L2
85-73 4-6 W1
65-92 5-5 L1
55-103 4-6 L1

Top Mets News

  • Mets' Jacob deGrom: Unconcerned about blister

    DeGrom isn't concerned about the blister that forced an early exit from his start Friday against Atlanta, saying, "This will be fine," Mike Puma of the New York Post reports.

    DeGrom's three runs allowed in six innings were a disappointment by his lofty standards, though his 11 strikeouts and no walks were sharp marks. It looks as though he'll have a chance to start Wednesday against Washington, though he might only be asked to do so if playoff seeding is on the line.

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  • Mets' Tomas Nido: Crushes solo homer

    Nido went 1-for-3 with a solo home run in Friday's loss against Atlanta.

    Nido's eighth-inning shot was too little and too late, as the Mets were behind by four and it would turn out to be the final run of the game as Atlanta took the win. It was Nido's third homer of the season, all of which have come this month. The catcher has been heating up in September, slashing .333/.340/.608 and raising his season batting average from .224 to .243 over that span.

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  • Mets' Jacob deGrom: Dealing with blister

    DeGrom (5-4) exited Friday's start against Atlanta with a blister, Mike Puma of the New York Post reports. He gave up three earned runs on five hits while striking out 11 and taking the loss.

    The right-hander threw 86 pitches and could have stayed in for the seventh inning if not for the blister. Austin Riley and Matt Olson hit back-to-back homers against deGrom at one point, so perhaps the blister was affecting his command. He tentatively lines up to pitch on the final day of the season against the Nationals, but the Mets may opt to give him more time to get past this blister in advance of the postseason.

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  • Mets' Alex Claudio: Designated for assignment

    Claudio was designated for assignment by the Mets on Friday.

    Claudio was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse on Sept. 19 and has now lost his spot on New York's 40-man roster. The 30-year-old lefty made only three appearances for the Mets this year and didn't allow a run over 3.1 frames.

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  • Mets' Daniel Vogelbach: Hits bench against lefty

    Vogelbach will sit Friday against Atlanta.

    With lefty Max Fried on the mound for Atlanta, it's no surprise to see Vogelbach hit the bench. Francisco Alvarez will make his MLB debut in the designated hitter spot.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Officially promoted Friday

    Alvarez was called up to the Mets' big league roster and is set to make his major-league debut Friday against Atlanta, Tim Healey of Newsday reports.

    The 20-year-old catching prospect has slashed .233/.382/.440 through 199 plate appearances in Triple-A Syracuse. He might not provide an immediate impact, but he'll gain some valuable experience heading into 2023. Alvarez will serve as the Mets' designated hitter Friday and bat seventh.

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  • Mets' Darin Ruf: Lands on 10-day IL

    Ruf was placed on the 10-day injured list with a neck strain Friday, retroactive to Sept. 27.

    Ruf has had limited playing time over the last few weeks, but he's apparently been dealing with a neck injury that has kept him off the field recently. Although the move was backdated, the 36-year-old will be forced to miss the rest of the regular season. It's not yet clear whether he'll be healthy in time for the postseason.

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  • Mets' Tyler Naquin: On bench Friday

    Naquin isn't starting Friday against Atlanta.

    Naquin is out of the lineup for a second consecutive game after he went 20-for-8 with a double, a run and an RBI over his last two matchups. Jeff McNeil will take over in right field and bat fifth.

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  • Mets' Francisco Alvarez: Set to join big-league club

    Alvarez will join the Mets' big-league roster Friday, Joel Sherman of the New York Post reports.

    The Mets are in the thick of a tight race for the NL East crown despite a major weakness at the catcher position. James McCann owns a .519 OPS on the season, while Tomas Nido's .598 OPS isn't much better. Exactly what kind of boost the 20-year-old Alvarez can provide right away is unclear, though he's one of the highest-rated catching prospects in the league and has hit .260/.374/.511 with 28 homers in 112 games across the two highest levels of the minors this season, so he certainly has the potential to make an impact.

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  • Mets' Taijuan Walker: Eight strikeouts in no-decision

    Walker did not factor into the decision Wednesday, allowing three runs on six hits and two walks over five innings against Miami. He struck out eight.

    Walker pitched a pretty good game aside from the two-run homer he surrendered to outfielder Bryan De La Cruz to open the scoring with two outs in the fourth inning. The righty has allowed a homer in five straight games, posting a less-than-stellar 4.15 ERA over 30.1 innings.

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  • Mets' Eduardo Escobar: Carries offense with five RBI

    Escobar went 3-for-5 with a home run and five RBI in Wednesday's 5-4 victory over the Marlins.

    Escobar put the team on his back Wednesday with a two-run homer off lefty starter Jesus Luzardo in the seventh inning, a two-run single to tie the game in the eighth and a walk-off RBI single in the 10th. The third baseman has accumulated nine multi-hit games in his last 20, including two three-hit games in his last three contests. In addition, the 33-year-old has tallied 11 RBI over his last five games.

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  • Mets' Jacob deGrom: Will start Friday

    Manager Buck Showalter said deGrom's next start will come Friday in the series opener against Atlanta, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    DeGrom was originally projected to start Saturday, but he will be moved up a day and go toe-to-toe with Atlanta's ace, Max Fried. DeGrom has faced Atlanta twice this season, allowing a combined five earned runs with 21 strikeouts over 12.1 innings.

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  • Mets' Starling Marte: No return date established

    Mets manager Buck Showalter said Wednesday that Marte's fractured right middle finger remains immobilized, and the outfielder won't be able to throw or hit until the swelling and discomfort subsides, Anthony DiComo of MLB.com reports.

    With that in mind, Showalter noted that Marte is without a target date for his return from the 10-day injured list, and fantasy managers in redraft leagues who had been stashing him during what's thus far been a three-week absence may be best off cutting bait with him in favor of a healthy player. Ideally for the Mets, Marte will show enough improvement to resume baseball activities and make his return to the lineup for a game or two before the regular season ends Oct. 5, but that may be wishful thinking at this juncture.

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  • Mets' Daniel Vogelbach: Sits against left-hander

    Vogelbach isn't starting Wednesday against Miami.

    Vogelbach is on the bench for the fifth time in the last seven games since left-hander Jesus Luzardo is starting for the Marlins. Mark Vientos will serve as the designated hitter and bat seventh.

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  • Mets' Tyler Naquin: Not starting Wednesday

    Naquin isn't in the lineup Wednesday against the Marlins.

    Naquin started the last two games and went 2-for-8 with a double, a run and an RBI. Jeff McNeil will shift to right field while Luis Guillorme starts at second base Wednesday.

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Team Statistical Rankings

Avg R HR ERA
Team .258
(2nd)
746
(4th)
162
(16th)
3.59
(8th)

Injuries

Player Injury
S. Marte RF Starling Marte RF Finger
J. deGrom SP Jacob deGrom SP Finger
B. Baty 3B Brett Baty 3B Thumb
D. Ruf DH Darin Ruf DH Neck
M. Givens RP Mychal Givens RP Illness

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