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Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis (illness) is expected to remain in the hospital for the next few days, Marc Carig of Newsday reports.
Impact: Nieuwenhuis is dealing with an infection that kept him out of the final two games of the season. He continues to undergo tests, and it remains unclear when he'll be released from the hospital.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese (chest) is feeling fine and will not need to see a doctor for an examination, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Impact: It was earlier reported that he would need to visit a doctor after leaving Saturday's game with a rapid heartbeat, but he will instead head home to Ohio and begin his offseason.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Colon beat Houston 8-3 in Sunday's season finale.
Impact: Colon finished the year 15-13 with a solid 4.09 ERA. He reached 200 innings for the first time since 2005.
Mon. Sep 29, 2014 | STATS
News: Duda finished the season with a bang in Sunday's 8-3 win over Houston.
Impact: Duda went 2 for 4 with a homer and four RBIs, giving him 30 long balls on the year. His 92 RBIs were tied for fifth in the NL.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy went 1-for-2 with a double, an RBI, a walk and two runs scored in Sunday's season finale against Houston.
Impact: Though he's never been one to wow anyone in the power department, Murphy was able to post a respectable .288 batting average to go with nine homers, 37 doubles and 57 RBI in 596 at-bats this season.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Colon allowed eight hits and three earned runs in six innings against Houston on Sunday.
Impact: Colon, who had four strikeouts and two walks in the win, threw 60 of his 90 pitches for strikes. Now 41, the right-hander finished the 2014 season with a 15-13 record to go with a 4.09 ERA, 1.23 WHIP and 151:30 K:BB ratio in 202.1 innings.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Duda went 2-for-4 with a homer, a double and four RBI in Sunday's 8-3 win over the Astros.
Impact: Duda had a huge jump in his power numbers from last season, doubling his home run total from 15 to 30, while adding 92 RBI. He ends the 2014 campaign with a .253/.349/.481 slash line.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: A recent X-ray and MRI revealed a fracture in Satin's wrist, ending his season.
Impact: With the emergence of Lucas Duda and a lost year at the plate (three hits in 35 at-bats), Satin will be hard-pressed to get starts in 2015, not to mention the disastrous effect injuries near the wrist can have on power hitters. Satin's strong 2013 season is still there, but Duda is younger and his 2014 was better.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Granderson, who went 0-for-3 Saturday, is hitting .351 (26-for-74) with four home runs and 17 runs batted in over his past 21 games, the New York Post reports.
Impact: Granderson is finishing what has been a disappointing season on a strong note. He will enter 2015 as a question mark due to his overall struggles, but he still should bat in a prime spot in the batting order.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese, who left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate, will meet with a doctor Monday, the New York Post reports.
Impact: Niese was feeling better Saturday, but the Mets will have him meet with a doctor, especially since this is not the first time this has occurred. Niese was also a bit lightheaded when he left the game, which may be another reason for the examination.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Recker is out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros.
Impact: With Travis d'Arnaud (elbow) out, Recker could probably have taken more than three of the remaining five starts at catcher, but the Mets might just be giving the 24-year-old Juan Centeno more audition time to be the backup catcher of the future.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis (illness) remains out of the lineup Sunday against the Astros, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Nieuwenhuis is dealing with an infection that has kept him hospitalized and he will continue to undergo more tests. Manager Terry Collins wouldn't go into much detail on the situation, but look for the Mets to update his condition later in the week. The outfield for Sunday's season finale will be composed of Matt den Dekker, Curtis Granderson and Bobby Abreu.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Abreu is in Sunday's starting lineup, but will be pulled during the game to receive recognition, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Abreu announced his retirement from baseball Friday, and manager Terry Collins will award him one last start to cap off an 18-year career. Although he's listed on the lineup card, he's unlikely to receive a full day's work, so those in daily leagues may want to take note.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Duda blasted a walk-off, two-run home run off the foul pole to give the Mets a 2-1 win Saturday.
Impact: Duda entered the game with just two home runs in his last 28 games and only one off a lefty, but boosted those numbers with his long ball Saturday. He now has 29 home runs and 88 runs batted in for the season with the final game of the 2014 campaign Sunday.
Sep 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Montero allowed one run on six hits and two walks while striking out six in 5.1 innings Saturday against the Astros.
Impact: Montero pitched well in his first outing of any sort since September 16. In his eight starts, he posted a 3.98 ERA and was stellar in his final three starts, allowing two runs in 18 innings. His role next year will depend on if the Mets move either Dillon Gee or Jon Niese or both, opening a rotation spot for him. If neither are moved, Montero could open 2015 in the team's bullpen or in Triple-A Las Vegas' rotation.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis (illness) remains out out of the lineup Saturday against the Astros.
Impact: With just one game left this season, Nieuwenhuis may not play again in 2014. Eric Young, Jr. will get the start in left field Saturday.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Montero will start Saturday's game against the Astros, the Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: With the Mets deciding to shut down Jacob deGrom after he reached his innings limit, manager Terry Collins will turn to another rookie in Montero to slot into the rotation. Montero has supplied a pedestrian 4.38 ERA (5.64 FIP) over 39 innings (seven starts) with the Mets and hasn't pitched in a game since Sept. 16. It might be tough to count on him to deliver a strong turn in his final outing of the season.
Sat. Sep 27, 2014 | STATS
News: Niese has left his final start of the season with an elevated heart rate, a condition the New York Mets pitcher has dealt with before.
Impact: Niese was working on a three-hit shutout Friday night against Houston when he ducked under a throw to second base by Mets catcher Anthony Recker in the sixth inning. The left-hander bent over to stretch his arms and back after the play, bringing trainer Ray Ramirez and manager Terry Collins out of the dugout.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Abreu announced his retirement from baseball Friday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Abreu's career has lasted longer than most, spanning from 1996 to its probable end in 2014. He was a two-time All Star with the Phillies in 2004 and 2005, won the Silver Slugger Award in 2004 and the Gold Glove Award in 2005 as well as the Home Run Derby. The 40-year-old outfielder owns a career regular season .291/.395/.475 batting line and participated in four postseasons, playing in 20 games.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud (elbow) is out of the lineup Friday against the Astros.
Impact: D'Arnaud was determined to be dealing with an elbow issue Friday, and it will keep him out of the lineup. It's unclear if he will play again this season, but it shouldn't impact his availability for 2015.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Mets catcher Travis d'Arnaud will miss the final few games of the season because of a bone spur in his right elbow that requires surgery.
Impact: New York manager Terry Collins says the spur has broken off and d'Arnaud felt a pop in his elbow on a throw to second base Tuesday in Washington. The rookie has not played since, and will be unavailable as the Mets wrap up the season this weekend against Houston.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Abreu plans to retire after the season. A reserve outfielder and pinch hitter with the Mets this season, the 40-year-old Abreu made the announcement Friday at Citi Field before New York's game against Houston. He was hitting .246 this season with a homer and 14 RBIs in 130 at-bats.
Impact: Abreu was out of the majors last season, but played winter ball back home in Venezuela and went to spring training this year with Philadelphia. After getting cut by the Phillies, he was picked up by the Mets and bounced back and forth from Triple-A Las Vegas and the big leagues. A two-time All-Star, Abreu has a .291 career batting average with 288 home runs and 1,363 RBIs. He has 2,469 hits and 400 stolen bases. Abreu has drawn 1,475 walks, most among active players.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | STATS
News: Granderson had three hits and drove in three runs in a 7-4 win over Washington on Thursday in the opener of a day-night doubleheader.
Impact: Granderson, batting .230 in his first season with the Mets, is 25 for 67 (.373) with 11 extra-base hits and 16 RBIs in his last 19 games.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese left Friday's start early due to an elevated heart rate.
Impact: Niese apparently had the same issue earlier in his career but ultimately was advised that he didn't need surgery to correct it. He may discuss his options regarding the matter again in the offseason, but it likely won't affect his availability for the 2015 season.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud has a bone spur in his right elbow and will undergo surgery Wednesday, ending his season, The Record reports.
Impact: D'Arnaud apparently first felt the injury Tuesday, and found out later that it was a bone spur. He had a good second half to the season, but it will end prematurely due to the injury. D'Arnaud will become a free agent in the offseason, and it wouldn't be surprising if multiple teams are interested in the 25-year-old catcher.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis has been removed from Friday's lineup against the Astros due to an illness, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Nieuwenhuis was replaced in the lineup by Eric Young Jr., who will bat in the leadoff spot. The root of his illness remained undisclosed, but it could be related to the kidney stone issue that caused him to miss some time late last week.
Fri. Sep 26, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud is dealing with an elbow issue, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Impact: While manager Terry Collins was mum as to the nature of d'Arnaud's injury, GM Sandy Alderson acknowledged that his elbow is the area of concern. D'Arnaud was to be examined by Mets doctors Friday, and until the results are disclosed, his availability for the team's final series will remain uncertain. Fortunately, the injury is not believed to be anything that could impact d'Arnaud's 2015 availability.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mejia recorded his 28th save of the season Thursday, working around a hit and a walk while striking out two.
Impact: Mejia is scheduled for sports hernia surgery Oct. 2, but has pitched through the injury for a majority of the second half. His 3.73 ERA and 1.52 WHIP aren't sparkling, but Mejia's still managed to convert 28 of 32 opportunities and has a high strikeout rate, two telling statistics for a closer.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wheeler gave up three runs and four hits over five innings in the second game of Thursday's doubleheader at Washington. He issued three walks and struck out seven.
Impact: Wheeler didn't end his season on that much of a high note, but it wasn't a bad outing either. He showed an improved strikeout rate this season, fanning over a batter per inning while slightly reducing his walk rate. Things are looking good for the Mets in 2015, as they are likely to have one of the best young rotations in all of baseball, with the likes of Wheeler, Matt Harvey and Noah Syndergaard.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gee allowed four runs on nine hits and struck out two over five innings Thursday.
Impact: Gee didn't factor in the decision, but kept the Mets in the game through five innings. He didn't have swing-and-miss stuff Thursday, getting just two strikeouts on the day. All in all, Gee hasn't been the same pitcher since returning from a nearly two-month-long injury absence in the middle of the season. He will finish the year with a 7-8 record, 4.00 ERA, 1.25 WHIP and 94 strikeouts.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Den Dekker is out of the lineup for Game 2 of Thursday's doubleheader with the Nationals, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Impact: Den Dekker turned in a pleasant showing at the plate in the first game of the day, going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs scored from the leadoff spot. He'll be rested in favor of Eric Young Jr. in Game 2.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud (undisclosed) will be seen by Mets doctors Friday, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: D'Arnaud is out of the lineup for Game 1 of Thursday's doubleheader and will presumably be unavailable for both games of the twin bill. The team still has not disclosed the nature of the injury, but manager Terry Collins said he's unsure whether d'Arnaud will play at all this weekend.
Thu. Sep 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wright recently underwent a dye-contrast MRI, which revealed a ligament issue in his left shoulder, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.
Impact: Prior MRI exams had revealed persistent inflammation in the rotator cuff in Wright left shoulder, but the more invasive test revealed the ligament issue. The damaged ligament is causing instability in his shoulder and may end up requiring surgery, though Wright reiterated that he hopes to avoid any sort of procedure with a strengthening rehab program. However, if that fails to resolve the issue, Wright and the Mets will need to explore other options.
Wed. Sep 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud (undisclosed) said he thinks he'll play again this season, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: The nature of d'Arnaud's injury remains uncertain, but he seems confident he'll be able to play before the end of the week. However, d'Arnaud is slated to visit a doctor, and manager Terry Collins suggested he may sit out Thursday's series finale as well.
Wed. Sep 24, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud (undisclosed) is not in the lineup Wednesday against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Impact: Skipper Terry Collins would not disclose what's ailing d'Arnaud, saying only that the 25-year-old will see a doctor and that he may sit out Thursday's finale against Washington as well. D'Arnaud has certainly looked healthy at the dish, hitting .313/.371/.531 so far in September, though he has had a couple throws sail on him from behind the plate.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mejia will undergo surgery to correct a sports hernia Oct. 2, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Mejia has pitched through the ailment for the majority of the second half, opting to finish the season as the Mets' closer rather than be shut down. The right-hander, who has tallied a 3.77 earned-run average with 27 saves this season, is expected to be fully healthy for the start of the 2015 campaign.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | STATS
News: New York Mets right-hander Jacob deGrom's rookie season is over, with the team deciding to shut him down with a week to go to avoid an injury. Manager Terry Collins said before New York's game at the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night that deGrom "understands completely" the decision.
Impact: "One more start isn't going to bury any boats. One more start isn't going to show everybody that he belongs here," Collins said. "But one more start could lead to some trouble." DeGrom is 9-6 with a 2.63 ERA and 144 strikeouts in 140 1-3 innings over 22 starts in 2014.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Black (shoulder) has been shut down for the rest of the season, Anthony Dicomo of MLB.com reports.
Impact: As expected, Black's season will end early after being diagnosed with a "mild" rotator cuff strain last week. While the issue likely won't hamper him long-term, the Mets, who have long been out of contention, won't take any chances. Black will finish the season with a 2.60 ERA and 1.298 WHIP in 34.2 major league innings.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lagares (elbow) will not play again this season, Mike Vorkunov of the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Although Lagares' 2014 campaign is over, his outlook is generally positive, as he will not need surgery on his sprained right elbow. The 25-year-old batted .281 in 116 games this season, close to 40 points above his 2013 mark, but his biggest contributions came in center field. He's widely considered a frontrunner for the NL Gold Glove award.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Manager Terry Collins confirmed Tuesday that DeGrom will be shut down for the rest of the season, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: The NL Rookie of the Year candidate has thrown 178.2 innings between the minors and majors this season, so the non-contending Mets will shut him down as a preventative measure. He'll finish the season 9-6 with a 2.63 ERA, 1.13 WHIP and 144 strikeouts in 140.1 MLB innings.
Tue. Sep 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera (quad) is expected to be shut down for the remainder of the season, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Herrera left Saturday's game with a strained hamstring, and with only a handful of games remaining, the 20-year-old will be shut down in an effort to avoid further injury. He spent most of the season in High-A and Double-A before joining the Mets in late August. In 18 games (59 at-bats), Herrera hit .220 with 11 RBI and three home runs.
Mon. Sep 22, 2014 | STATS
News: Granderson went 2 for 3 with three runs scored in Sunday's 10-2 win at Atlanta.
Impact: Granderson is hitting .407 over an eight-game stretch.
Mon. Sep 22, 2014 | STATS
News: DeGrom allowed two runs - one earned - and struck out 10 over six innings to win 10-2 at Atlanta on Sunday.
Impact: DeGrom improved to 8-1 with a 1.79 ERA over his last 12 starts, during which he's fanned 91 over 80 2-3 innings. With Billy Hamilton slumping, deGrom could be the favorite for NL rookie of the year.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Recker went 3-for-3 with a double, three RBI and a couple of runs scored in Sunday's 10-2 rout of the Braves.
Impact: Though Recker's opportunities to get in the lineup are limited, he has made the most of them over the past few weeks. Dating back to August 31, the Mets' backup backstop has gone 8-for-18 with three homers and nine RBI.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeGrom tossed six strong innings, surrendering two runs (one earned) on three hits and three walks while racking up 10 strikeouts in Sunday's victory over the Braves.
Impact: DeGrom's phenomenal rookie campaign continued Sunday afternoon against the Braves, as the 26-year-old righty recorded his ninth win of the season. DeGrom has been especially impressive over his last five outings, sporting a 1.06 ERA and 0.85 WHIP with 43 punchouts across 34 innings. He will likely have one more opportunity to make his case for NL Rookie of the Year honors when the Astros visit Citi Field next weekend.
Sun. Sep 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Granderson went 2 for 4 with his 19th homer in Saturday's win at Atlanta.
Impact: Granderson is batting .340 with 10 extra-base hits and 13 RBIs over a 15-game stretch.
Sun. Sep 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Niese allowed two runs over 7 1-3 innings to win 4-2 at Atlanta on Saturday.
Impact: Niese improved to 1-1 with a 2.14 ERA over his last three starts.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tovar will join the Mets for their upcoming three-game series against the Nationals, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Tovar will serve as a reserve infielder for the Mets, as Dilson Herrera's availability for the remainder of the season is in question after the second baseman suffered a strained right quad in Saturday's game. The 23-year-old collected three hits in 15 at-bats during the final part of the 2013 season, and could see sporadic middle-infield work over the Mets' final six games. Tovar, who hit .282 but with a .345 OBA along with two home runs and 29 RBI for Double-Binghamton, is already on the Mets' 40-man roster, so no corresponding move will have to be made.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera (quad) is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.
Impact: He suffered a strained right quad in Saturday's game, which may end up putting the rest of his season in jeopardy. Herrera had been seeing relatively consistent playing time at second base, but look for Wilmer Flores to pick up the majority of the reps he leaves behind during the Mets' final seven games. In his brief taste of the majors this season, the 20-year-old posted a .710 OPS with three home runs.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis is back in the lineup Sunday against the Braves.
Impact: Nieuwenhuis missed the first two games of the series after passing a kidney stone Thursday, but will get the starting nod in center field Sunday afternoon. With Juan Lagares (elbow) currently without a timetable for return, Nieuwenhuis should see a slight uptick from his regular reps over the Mets' final six games. The 27-year-old outfielder is slashing a modest .242/.342/.455 on the season.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Young is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves.
Impact: Young has made back-to-back starts in left field for the Mets, but will give way to Matt den Dekker on Sunday afternoon. With Juan Lagares dealing with an elbow sprain, manager Terry Collins will continue to use a relatively-deep rotation in the outfield, which means more playing time for Young, den Dekker and Kirk Nieuwenhuis over the final week of the season.
Sep 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud is out of the lineup Sunday against the Braves, the Mets' official site reports.
Impact: After starting five straight games at catcher for the Mets, d'Arnaud will sit for Anthony Recker. He had wrist soreness earlier in the month that may be lingering, but he's played regularly and is hitting .317 in September. It's likely a normal day off and he should return Monday against the Nationals.
Sun. Sep 21, 2014 | STATS
News: Herrera left with a strained right quadriceps after he beat out an infield single in the sixth inning Saturday.
Impact: He's unlikely to return this season.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Granderson hit his first home run in nearly two weeks Saturday against the Braves.
Impact: Granderson now has 19 home runs and 62 runs batted in along with a .223 batting average. Those numbers are not what the Mets expected when they gave him a four-year, $60 million deal this offseason. Granderson has shown signs of life in September, going 18-for-62 with three home runs and 13 runs batted in. If he can stay hot the next week, it will send him into the offseason on a high note, despite the overall poor numbers.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Niese allowed two runs on seven hits and a walk with five strikeouts in 7.1 innings to pick up the victory in the Mets' 4-2 win over the Braves on Saturday.
Impact: Niese took a shutout into the eighth inning but departed with the bases loaded. Josh Edgin gave up a two-run single to Freddie Freeman, but Carlos Torres squashed the threat and Jenrry Mejia tossed a scoreless ninth to give Niese the win. Niese has allowed more than three runs just once in his last eight starts, while going 4-2 in that stretch.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera's season may be over after suffering a strained right quad Saturday night against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN reports.
Impact: Herrera left in the sixth inning while running to first base, and given that there's only seven games left in the season, Herrera will likely be done, although no official move has been made. He has hit .220 with three home runs and 11 RBI since he was called up to the majors from Double-A Binghamton at the end of August. In Saturday's game, he was 2-for-3 and had a two-run homer before leaving.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera left Saturday's game with a right quad strain.
Impact: Herrera was able to walk off the field under his own power, so early indications seem to denote that this injury shouldn't be too alarming. However, the recently-promoted Herrera might be given some time off as a precaution for his long-term future with the Mets.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Murphy had his second four-hit game of the season in a 5-0 win over Atlanta on Friday night.
Impact: The New York Mets second baseman was batting .188 (6 for 32) in his first eight games since returning from the disabled list Sept. 9.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | STATS
News: Wheeler pitched six scoreless innings to lead the New York Mets past the struggling Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Friday night.
Impact: Wheeler (11-10, 3.49 ERA) allowed five hits and two walks with seven strikeouts. The Georgia native improved to 6-1 with a 1.92 ERA in 13 road starts, dating to May 29.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Den Dekker is out of the lineup Saturday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Den Dekker has struggled this season to the tune of a .229/.327/.282 batting line. He has turned it around in September, however, batting .297/.409/.351 for the month. He'll sit Saturday, however, with Eric Campbell playing right field and Curtis Granderson in center.
Sat. Sep 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis (kidney stone) is out of the lineup again Saturday against the Braves, Adam Rubin of ESPN New York reports.
Impact: Nieuwenhuis passed a kidney stone Thursday and has missed the past two games as a result. The outfield contains Eric Young Jr., Curtis Granderson, and Eric Campbell on Saturday. Nieuwenhuis isn't an everyday starter anyway, so when he becomes available, he may not be in the starting lineup.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy went 4-for-5 with a run scored in the Mets' win over Atlanta on Friday night.
Impact: The four hits raised his average to .299 and with David Wright out, he has been playing third base and he has put in enough games to qualify at an additional position for the remainder of the season in many leagues.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Duda was 1-for-4 with a two-run home run in the Mets' win over Atlanta on Friday night.
Impact: He broke up a scoreless pitcher's duel with a two-run shot, his 28th homer of the season, in the sixth inning. Duda has enjoyed a very productive 2014 with 85 RBI and a modest .252 average to go with the 28 long ones.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Wheeler turned in a strong performance Friday night tossing six shutout innings against the Braves. He allowed five hits, walked two, and struck out seven.
Impact: Wheeler (11-10, 3.49 ERA) threw a lot of pitches (105, 65 for strikes) but he and three Mets' relievers kept the Braves off the board, and the offense eventually provided the offense to claim a victory. He is scheduled to make his final start of the season against the Nationals in Washington.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Nieuwenhuis passed a kidney stone Thursday and will thus be out of Friday's lineup, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Impact: Nieuwenhuis has a fairly impressive slash line (.242/.342/.455) but his counting stats (three home runs and four steals) over 57 games aren't very intriguing in standard leagues. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Fri. Sep 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lagares (elbow) did not travel with the team for its weekend series in Atlanta, ESPN New York's Adam Rubin reports.
Impact: Manager Terry Collins announced on Wednesday that Lagares would miss at least a few more games, and it sounds like he will be out until his reexamination next week. Those chasing counting stats in single-season leagues might be best suited to look for help elsewhere on the waiver wire, as it's not guaranteed that Lagares plays again this season.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera is not in the lineup for Wednesday's game against the Marlins, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Impact: Herrera will sit for a second game in a row, as he's currently mired in a 1-for-19 slump. Wilmer Flores will once again fill in at second in his place.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lagares has an elbow sprain and is not sure when he'll be able to return, Adam Rubin of ESPNNewYork.com reports.
Impact: Lagares left Tuesday's game after hyper-extending his right elbow, and underwent an MRI Wednesday that revealed the sprain. He'll have to consult with the team first, but at this point, there's no clear timetable for his return.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Gee allowed four runs on seven hits and two walks in 6.2 innings against the Marlins on Wednesday, taking the loss to fall to 7-8 on the season.
Impact: Gee surrendered three runs the first two innings before settling down. He left the game with a runner on base, who came around to score and proved to be the difference in the game. Gee will get at least one and maybe two more starts to end what has been somewhat of a disappointing season for him, after last year's breakthrough campaign.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Colon bounced back from his shortest outing of the year for a 9-1 win over Miami on Tuesaday night.
Impact: Colon (14-12) allowed one run and a season-high 12 hits in 7 2-3 innings. The only extra-base hit was a double to Reed Johnson, who had three hits. He struck out seven without a walk. Colon went three innings in a 6-2 loss to Washington on Sept. 11.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | STATS
News: Flores homered twice and drove in six runs for the second time this year as the New York Mets routed the Miami Marlins 9-1 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid.
Impact: The 23-year-old Flores hit a three-run shot in the fifth and a two-run drive in the seventh - both off reliever Brad Penny. He also had an RBI double in the fourth as the Mets scored their most runs at home since they tallied 11 against the Phillies on July 30. Making a push to prove he deserves a starting role next season, Flores is 8 for 15 with three homers and 10 RBIs in his last four games.
Wed. Sep 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Mets manager Terry Collins said Wednesday that Lagares (elbow) will miss a few more days at least, Newsday's Marc Carig reports.
Impact: An MRI on Lagares' elbow revealed a sprain, and while he is without a set timetable for a return, it sounds like he's in danger of missing most, if not all, of this weekend's series against Atlanta. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced Lagares in center after he left Tuesday's game and will likely draw most of the starts there until Lagares is cleared to return.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Herrera is not in the lineup for Tuesday's game against the Marlins.
Impact: Herrera will sit out for the second time in three days, as an off day Sunday did not prevent him from going 0-for-4 with two strikeouts Monday. Wilmer Flores will start at second base in Herrera's place.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | STATS
News: New York Mets manager Terry Collins also said that Lagares will not need surgery for a hyperextended right elbow that has sidelined him since Wednesday.
Impact: While Lagares may be back this week, the Mets could opt to shut him down for the rest of the year in order to prepare for 2015.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lagares (elbow) will meet with doctors Wednesday, likely getting an MRI, at which point his status should become more evident, the Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reports.
Impact: He left Tuesday's game with a hyperextended right elbow, which he injured trying to throw a runner out at second base. He initially hyperextended the elbow last weekend in Cincinnati, and then re-injured it Tuesday, while also suffering a stinger. It seems likely that Lagares will miss a couple games at least, and the Mets may eventually decide that it's best to shut him down for the season, but we will know more Wednesday.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Colon scattered 12 hits in allowing just one run in 7.2 innings to get the win in the Mets' 9-1 victory over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Impact: Colon was able to work in-and-out of trouble, lowering his ERA to 4.02 and improving to 14-12. He will get at least one more start as he tries to reduce his ERA under four on the season.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Flores blasted two home runs and drove in a career-high six runs in the Mets' 9-1 win over the Marlins on Tuesday.
Impact: Flores hit a three-run home run off a Brad Penny fastball in the fifth and then blasted a Penny curveball for a two-run tater in the seventh. After enduring a 1-for-21 slump, Flores is 8-for-15 with 10 runs batted in and four extra-base hits his last four games. Flores played second base Tuesday but is doing his best to convince the Mets he should be their starting shortstop in 2015.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Lagares left Tuesday's game due to a hyperextended right elbow.
Impact: This isn't good news, as Lagares was experiencing the best run at the plate of his his career. Kirk Nieuwenhuis replaced him in center field, and we'll await further word of a potential timetable for Lagares' return, though with the season winding down, those in single-season leagues may be wise to move on to another hot bat.
Tue. Sep 16, 2014 | STATS
News: DeGrom saw his stretch of innings without allowing an earned run come to an end at 28 in Monday's 6-5 loss to Miami. He didn't factor into the decision after allowing three runs and six hits in seven innings while striking out a career-high 13.
Impact: The NL Rookie of the Year is certainly still in deGrom's sights. He's 2-0 with a 0.96 ERA and 33 strikeouts in 28 innings over his last four starts.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Harvey (elbow) threw two innings off the mound at Citi Field to simulated hitters before Monday's game, Newsday's David Lennon reports.
Impact: He was throwing under the watchful eyes of the Mets' coaching staff, but will obviously not take the mound in a big-league game until next season. However, owners may be able to expect peak Harvey right out of the gate in 2015, as he'll be so far removed from the surgery, that command and velocity could be all the way back via offseason work.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Den Dekker (hand) will return to the lineup Monday against the Marlins.
Impact: He made a pinch hit appearance in the Mets' last game, but has not started a game since September 9 after getting hit on the hand by a pitch. His .229 batting average and .288 slugging percentage demonstrate just how little value he has in fantasy this season.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | STATS
News: DeGrom has tied a major league record by striking out his first eight batters. The rookie whiffed eight consecutive Miami Marlins to begin Monday night's game at Citi Field, matching the mark set by Jim Deshaies of the Houston Astros against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sept. 23, 1986. Deshaies and deGrom are the only pitchers to accomplish the feat since 1900.
Impact: A top contender for NL Rookie of the Year, deGrom tied the record by freezing Jeff Mathis with a 95 mph fastball for a called third strike. The shaggy-haired righty then gave up a sharp single to opposing pitcher Jarred Cosart on a 1-0 pitch.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: D'Arnaud went 2-for-4 with two runs scored, one RBI, one double and one walk Monday against the Marlins.
Impact: D'Arnaud has five multi-hit games in September to raise his batting average from .227 to .246 since the month began. He has shown flashes of promise in his young career, but will need to become a more consistent hitter if he is going to increase his fantasy value.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: DeGrom did not record a decision Monday against the Marlins, as he allowed three runs on six hits and one walk to go along with 13 strikeouts in seven innings.
Impact: DeGrom retired the first eight batters of the game via strikeout to tie a major league record. He has 28 strikeouts over his last 21 innings and continues to excel for the Mets.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Murphy (wrist) is making his fifth start at third base Monday.
Impact: Five games is the threshold in some leagues to qualify at the position giving Murphy additional value, though he likely is being used at second base. Murphy won't hit the 20-game threshold followed by most leagues for position qualification in the following season, but should reach 10 games, so check your league rules accordingly.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Black (shoulder) has been diagnosed with a "mild" rotator cuff strain, according to general manager Sandy Alderson, and there's a good chance he is done for the season, MLB.com's Anthony DiComo reports.
Impact: It certainly makes sense that the Mets would want to be careful with Black, who is one of the team's top relief pitchers. Fortunately, the fact that he has not been 100 percent ruled out for the season suggests that it's something he'll be able to fully recover from in time for the start of the 2015 season.
Mon. Sep 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Monday's simulated game marked the last time Harvey (elbow) will throw this season, the Star-Ledger's Mike Vorkunov reports.
Impact: He threw a couple innings to simulated hitters on the mound at Citi Field before Monday's game, using all of his pitches except his slider, and hitting 95 mph on the radar gun with some consistency. General manager Sandy Alderson said Harvey will be on par with the rest of the team's pitchers entering spring training, so fantasy owners should make sure to properly value the Mets' ace heading into 2015.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Murphy was hit by a pitch on the left wrist on Thursday. He was replaced by Matt den Dekker.
Impact: An X-ray of Murphy's wrist was negative.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Colon was ejected after hitting Jayson Werth with a pitch right after Anthony Rendon's home run gave Washington a 6-0 lead in the fourth inning Thursday night.
Impact: Colon is one of the best control pitchers in the majors. He hit two batters in one game for the fifth time in his big career and first time since 2009. He was replaced by Daisuke Matsuzaka.
Thu. Sep 11, 2014 | STATS
News: Young went 3 for 3 in Wednesday's win over Colorado.
Impact: Young had been 6 for 37 since July 20.
Wed. Sep 10, 2014 | STATS
News: DeGrom surrendered just three hits over eight innings of Tuesday's 2-0 win over Colorado.
Impact: Over his last 10 starts, deGrom is 7-1 with a 1.60 ERA. He hasn't allowed an earned run in 22 straight innings.