After the Mets knotted Friday's game against the Braves, 5-5 in the eighth, enough rain pelted Flushing to bring the tarp on the field. The result, after a 76-minute delay, was a suspended game, to be continued at 6:10 p.m. ET on Saturday before the day's regularly scheduled game.
With Ike Davis in the crosshairs of fans and media alike, manager Terry Collins continues to deflect rumors that his first baseman may be imminently headed to the Minors.
Injured reliever Jeurys Familia is scheduled to begin a rehab assignment Saturday with Class A St. Lucie. Familia, who has been on the disabled list since May 9 with right biceps tendinitis, will also pitch for Triple-A Las Vegas before returning to the Mets.
The Mets and Braves will complete Friday's suspended opener, tied 5-5 heading into the ninth, before Dillon Gee and Mike Minor square off at Citi Field in the second game of the series.
Even though catcher Kevin Plawecki struggled offensively last summer after the Mets selected him in the supplemental round of the 2012 First-Year Player Draft, Mets vice president of amateur scouting and player development Paul DePodesta said there were encouraging signs.
This was a new beginning for Rick Ankiel. A chance to start over with a new team after getting off to a rough start to the season with the Houston Astros. In nine games with the Mets, Ankiel has brought some offensive stability to a lineup struggling to string hits together and put runs on the board.
If this was the bad Matt Harvey, the Mets' seemingly fully formed young ace is going to have an awfully good career.
Rick Ankiel's RBI triple tied it in the seventh, but a check-swing bouncer past Ike Davis down the line opened the floodgates for the Reds in the ninth.
With their 4-0 loss to Cincinnati on Tuesday night, the Mets fell to 2-10 in their past 12 home games going back to April 25. But it might not have anything to do with the Mets trying to do too much in front of their own fans. Rather, they might be trying to do too much in general.
Though Scott Rice pitches seemingly every day, he knows he has to pace himself at least somewhat to maximize his big opportunity with the Mets.
Above him, the lineup card has changed almost nightly. The Mets have received almost no production out of their leadoff hitters this season and have gone long stretches without production from the two-hole as well. Through it all, third hitter David Wright has tried to not do more than he is capable.
Mets manager Terry Collins has experimented with his leadoff spot all season long. He's tried different types of hitters, but the constant tinkering hasn't led to a definitive long-term answer. But all of that would be solved if Ruben Tejada returned to being the type of hitter he was last season.
Darryl Strawberry and Marlin McPhail will represent the Mets at next month's First-Year Player Draft, Major League Baseball announced Tuesday.
The city of Montreal will rename a street in Villeray to honor Hall of Famer Gary Carter, who spent 12 of his 19 big league seasons with the Expos before winning a World Series title with the Mets in 1986.
On a daily basis at Citi Field, a complete and utter lack of offense continues to undermine the Mets. And so they continue to lose, despite obvious improvements in their rotation and bullpen. All it takes these days is one mistake for the Mets to suffer defeat. Tuesday's blunder came in the first inning of a 4-0 loss to the Reds, when Todd Frazier's ground ball scooted through the legs of third ba
The town where Jeremy Hefner spent the early part of his life has become unrecognizable. After a devastating tornado ravaged Moore, Okla., on Monday, Hefner watched the horrifying images of the destroyed town with an increasingly helpless feeling.
Mets reliever LaTroy Hawkins' seventh-inning appearance against the Reds in Monday's 4-3 loss was filled with frustration and controversy, culminating with the ejections of both he and his manager, Terry Collins.
On Sunday, more than 3,000 servicemen and women, as well as their families, will be at Citi Field to participate in the Mets' sixth annual Military Appreciation Night. Since budget cuts from government sequestration forced the cancellation of Fleet Week, an annual event in New York, the event at Citi Field will be one of the largest military events in the city over Memorial Day weekend.
Shaun Marcum gave the Mets six adequate innings, but the offense could not support him in a 4-3 loss to the Reds.
Seeking some sort of production out of the first spot in his lineup, Terry Collins solicited advice following Saturday's loss in Chicago. Bench coach Bob Geren presented the winning suggestion, revisiting an idea that the team had broached several times in recent years: Daniel Murphy, leadoff man.
Manager Terry Collins bumped Ike Davis to sixth in the lineup on Monday, marking the first time in more than a week he has hit anywhere other than fourth against a right-handed pitcher.
David Aardsma on Monday signed a Minor League deal with the Mets and will report to Las Vegas. Aardsma, 31, was one of the most accomplished closers in baseball from 2009-10.
The Mets slid Daniel Murphy into the leadoff spot on Sunday in hopes that he could provide the slumping offense with some timely hitting. So far the role suits him just fine. Murphy hit a go-ahead solo home run in the eighth, capping a late rally for a 4-3 victory and series win over the Cubs.
Part of the reason the Mets were able to persevere through Ike Davis' early-season struggles last year was his vitality at first base. And as he slumps again to start this season, the club hopes his defense won't also fall victim in the meantime.
The Mets are going with a new leadoff hitter in an attempt to spark their struggling offense. Daniel Murphy was at the top of the order for Sunday's series finale against the Cubs for the first time this year and the fifth time in his career
The Mets are appealing to Major League Baseball to have Matt Harvey's second first-inning earned run from Friday's game switched to an unearned run.
Terry Collins has been impressed by Bobby Parnell this year, perhaps so much so that he wanted to actually hold the closer back from an early appearance on Friday.
The Mets remain winless in each of Jeremy Hefner's starts this year, after an 8-2 loss to the Cubs on Saturday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Matt Harvey drove in his first run of the season to supplement another superb pitching performance, and he and the Mets beat the Cubs, 3-2, on Friday afternoon at Wrigley Field.
Fans all over New York City competed to be the fastest in a social media scavenger hunt that rewarded winners with All-Star Sunday and Fan Fest tickets. With five different winning locations scattered around Manhattan, baseball fans took to Twitter starting at 10 a.m. ET on Saturday to search for the secret password to help them discover where to head and win the prizes.