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7/30/2014 | Reliever Familia steps up in batter's box

Jeurys Familia hasn't batted regularly since 2012, when he was a starter in the Minors, but when his turn was up in a five-run seventh inning during a 11-2 Mets win, he delivered his second hit of the season and his first career RBI.

7/30/2014 | Mets turn to reliable lefty Niese after off-day

Jon Niese takes the mound for New York in the opener of a four-game home series Friday against Ryan Vogelsong and the Giants.

7/30/2014 | Collins expecting to see 'similar faces' after Deadline

Count manager Terry Collins among those not anticipating sweeping changes before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Two days after general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "unlikely" to make any moves prior to the Deadline, Collins said he plans to continue focusing on "who we have and what we have" -- and nothing else.

7/30/2014 | Mets rout Phillies with hit parade, five-run inning

The Mets team that routed the Phillies at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon, 11-2, hardly resembled the one that scuffled for much of May and June. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda homered and the offense put together five runs in the seventh.

7/29/2014 | Kendrick, Wheeler square off in finale at Citi Field

As Marlon Byrd, Antonio Bastardo and A.J. Burnett among others take part in what could be their final game with the Phillies on Wednesday ahead of Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline, Philadelphia hurler Kyle Kendrick takes the mound hoping to turn his season around. Mets starter Zack Wheeler looks to continue his strong run of pitching over the past month.

7/29/2014 | Mets cooled off by Hamels in loss to Phillies

Within a split second of the ball leaving Chase Utley's bat, it was clear this was not going to resemble the type of game the Mets have grown accustomed to playing in recent weeks. Utley's grand slam sped out of Citi Field on a line on Tuesday night, landing halfway up the second deck in right and sending Cole Hamels and the Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Mets.

7/29/2014 | Mets to help group's effort to restore landmark

Salmaan Khan and Matthew Silva co-founded "People for the Pavilion," an advocacy group looking to preserve and develop the landmark New York State Pavilion, and the Mets thought highly enough of the group's endeavor to reach out and help.

7/29/2014 | Duda out of starting lineup against lefty Hamels

If Lucas Duda -- who was out of Tuesday's lineup against Phillies lefty Cole Hamels -- wants to complete his transformation from middling prospect to everyday stalwart, he will need to prove he can hit left-handed pitching.

7/29/2014 | Mets give Flores start at shortstop vs. Phillies

Wilmer Flores received another start at shortstop on Tuesday, his third in six games since the Mets recalled him from Triple-A Las Vegas. But that does not mean Flores is about to receive regular playing time over Ruben Tejada, who has also started three games since being hit in the head with a pitch last week.

7/29/2014 | Gee looks to regain form facing Hamels, Phils

Mets starter Dillon Gee has struggled to find his early-season form since being activated from the 15-day disabled list on July 9. Gee will head back to the mound on Tuesday against the Phillies, who counter with left-hander Cole Hamels.

7/28/2014 | Mets continue surge toward .500, rout Phillies

These days, each win carries with it implications. The Mets are relevant again, or at least relatively relevant, sitting four games under .500 after Monday's 7-1 dismantling of the Phillies at Citi Field. They are demonstrating obvious growth on a daily basis. They are -- dare it be said -- thriving.

7/28/2014 | Colon escapes jam after Mets lose challenge

Another day, another Mets challenge. New York manager Terry Collins asked umpires to review a call for the fifth game in a row on Monday, this time on a ruling that Philadelphia's Marlon Byrd was safe at second on Carlos Ruiz's infield single in the sixth inning. After a review of one minute and 51 seconds, the call on the field stood.

7/28/2014 | Sandy says Mets 'unlikely' to make a deal

Those dreaming of a blockbuster trade bringing superstar Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki to Flushing can keep dreaming for now. Mets general manager Sandy Alderson on Monday called it "unlikely" that the club will complete any deal before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline -- Tulowitzki or otherwise.

7/28/2014 | Dice-K's elbow improving, could begin throwing soon

Daisuke Matsuzaka seems to have avoided the worst. Matsuzaka's inflamed right elbow improved markedly from Sunday to Monday, generating hope that he can begin a throwing program by the end of this week. Though Matsuzaka will not return from the disabled list when eligible on Aug. 10, initial fears of a much longer DL stay appear unfounded.

7/28/2014 | Sandy can't recall claim made by La Russa

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson did not recall a claim that former A's manager Tony La Russa approached him about steroid use in the Oakland clubhouse in the 1980s and '90s.

7/28/2014 | High schoolers showcase talent at Breakthrough Series

The 2014 Breakthrough Series, a regional showcase co-hosted by Major League Baseball and USA Baseball in four locations around the country, including MCU Park -- home of the Brooklyn Cyclones, a Mets affiliate -- took place on Sunday and Monday. About 30 high school-aged athletes from the area, including many from the five boroughs, and Puerto Rico participated in the two-day slate of workouts and scrimmages in front of college recruiters and professional scouts.

7/28/2014 | Cishek, deGrom named co-NL Players of Week

A pair of young hurlers -- Marlins closer Steve Cishek and Mets rookie Jacob deGrom -- were named the co-National League Players of the Week on Monday after outstanding performances from the mound last week.

7/28/2014 | Lessons from military translate well into baseball

Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has a lengthy resume filled with experiences that have helped shape his career as a baseball executive. Among them is his time spent in the military.

7/28/2014 | Conforto set in outfield after transition in college

The Mets' No. 4 prospect Michael Conforto settled in at his position as an outfielder after experiments at several spots while playing at Oregon State.

7/27/2014 | Syndergaard, Plawecki head Mets' updated Top 20 list

With the passing of the Draft signing deadline, teams have had a recent influx of talent into their farm systems, and with that, has updated the Top 20 Prospects lists of all 30 teams.

7/27/2014 | Glavine's stubbornness the hallmark to a HOF career

Tom Glavine was inducted into the Hall of Fame on Sunday for a number of reasons -- 305 victories among them. And it was his practice of playing keep away that enabled him to produce a career that was Cooperstown-worthy.

7/27/2014 | Collins, Mets lose ninth-inning challenge

Terry Collins lost a challenge in the ninth inning of Sunday's game against Milwaukee that kept a Brewers runner on first base.

7/27/2014 | Torre's Hall speech: Game 'part of the American soul'

Joe Torre batted sixth on Sunday, delivering his Hall of Fame speech eloquently, if not briefly, to end this year's induction of the grand Class of 2014. Torre spoke about his family and his love of the game, and he detailed each of the six times the Yankees went to the World Series during his 12-year tenure as manager, winning four of them.

7/27/2014 | Class of 2014 takes its place among game's legends

The big day finally arrived on Sunday for a memorable Hall of Fame Class of 2014 -- 300-game winners Greg Maddux and Tom Glavine, slugger Frank Thomas and managers Joe Torre, Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa. The Big Six were inducted during the annual ceremony held on a stage behind the Clark Sports Center before a crowd of approximately 48,000.

7/27/2014 | Collins not fazed with Niese not wanting to come out

Though Mets left-hander Jon Niese expressed strong disagreement with his removal from Saturday night's game in the sixth inning, manager Terry Collins said Sunday morning he wasn't worried about the remarks.

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