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8/27/2015 | Record-setting Mets run win streak to 7 games

Daniel Murphy hit a go-ahead two-run double and made a circus play on defense Thursday, leading the Mets to a 9-5, 13-inning win over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. The Mets swept the four-game series in Philadelphia and have won seven in a row overall, grabbing their third winning streak of at least seven games this season.


8/27/2015 | Unreal circus play highlights Amazin' night on D

Daniel Murphy must really, really have wanted to play an 11th inning, ending the 10th on Thursday with one of the most bizarre defensive plays of the season in the Mets' 9-5 victory over the Phillies in 13 frames.


8/27/2015 | Matz to make rehab start Monday, then rejoin Mets

Steven Matz's return to the Mets is now less than a week away. The Mets announced Thursday that Matz will make his fourth and final Minor League rehab start Monday for Double-A Binghamton, and they will recall him the next day when rosters expand.


8/27/2015 | Mets break, then extend club mark for monthly HRs

The Mets entered uncharted territory with a trio of home runs in the middle innings of Thursday's 9-5, 13-inning win over the Phillies. Travis d'Arnaud's two-run shot off Aaron Harang in the fourth inning was their 41st of the month, snapping a tie with the Mets' previous club record of 40 set in June 2006.


8/27/2015 | Examining potential September additions for Mets

Though the Mets are wary of overcrowding a first-place clubhouse with new faces in September, their list of callups will nonetheless be large -- and composed almost entirely of players who have already spent significant time with the big club.


8/27/2015 | O'Flaherty struggling as Mets' lefty specialist

The one lefty specialist on the Mets' roster, Eric O'Flaherty, is struggling on a near-nightly basis. O'Flaherty faced five batters in the Mets' 9-4 win over the Phillies on Wednesday, retired two of them and allowed three runs. His ERA since coming to the Mets in an early-August waiver deal is 15.88; lefties are hitting .444 off him with a walk during that span.


8/27/2015 | Colon goes to changeup to deliver important start

As the Mets presented Bartolo Colon with Wednesday night's wrestling-style championship belt, a nightly tradition after wins, the visiting clubhouse at Citizens Bank Park burst into cheers. They were loud enough to be audible outside a set of double doors, through a concrete wall.


8/26/2015 | Mets tie club record with 40th HR of month

Michael Cuddyer's eighth-inning homer was the Mets' 40th of August, tying the franchise record for any month that they set in June 2006. And they still have five games left in August.


8/26/2015 | Niese, Mets seek 7th straight win, sweep of Phils

The Mets will look to continue their strong play away from Citi Field and complete a sweep of the Phillies behind Jon Niese in the final game of a four-game series at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia will counter with veteran right-hander Aaron Harang.


8/26/2015 | Mets' 6th straight win ups NL East lead to 6.5

For the third time this season, the Mets own a winning streak of at least half a dozen games. They grabbed their sixth straight win with a 9-4 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park on Wednesday night, extending their National League East lead to 6 1/2 games -- their largest since leading the Phillies by seven games with 17 to go in 2007 -- and putting themselves on pace for exactly 90 wins.


8/26/2015 | Matz hurls six scoreless innings at Double-A

Steven Matz may be more than a week away from coming off the disabled list, but he certainly looked ready in his latest rehab start Wednesday for Double-A Binghamton. Matz delivered six shutout, one-hit innings against Erie, striking out six and walking none.


8/26/2015 | Mets ready to put quick-pitch incident behind them

By the time batting practice began on Wednesday, Mets manager Terry Collins was ready to chat and joke around the cage with Phillies bench coach Larry Bowa, his longtime friend turned temporary antagonist. Earlier in the day, Collins quipped that Bowa needed "a little bit of time" to cool off after screaming at Hansel Robles and Daniel Murphy during an on-field altercation Tuesday.


8/25/2015 | Bowa, Phils angered by Robles' quick pitch

Tempers flared and benches emptied in the seventh inning Tuesday night in the Mets' 6-5 victory over the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.


8/25/2015 | Clutch Cuddyer thriving in part-time role

Michael Cuddyer was in the middle of explaining how he's always been adept at pinch-hitting, with most of the opportunities coming early in career, when he paused and started laughing.


8/25/2015 | Syndergaard shakes off HRs to halt road woes

The zero was plain to see, worrisome enough for the Mets to alter Noah Syndergaard's routine


8/25/2015 | Colon faces Phillies as Mets eye 6th straight win

Mets right-hander Bartolo Colon hopes to get on track for the stretch run beginning Wednesday night against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.


8/25/2015 | Mets rally to give Syndergaard first road win

Noah Syndergaard earned his first road victory of the year, Travis d'Arnaud tied things on a bases-loaded walk and Michael Cuddyer gave the Mets the lead for good with a pinch-hit, two-run single in the sixth of New York's 6-5 win over Philadelphia on Tuesday night.


8/25/2015 | Stats of the Day: Mets dial up historic power

The Mets set a franchise record with eight home runs on Monday as they pummeled the Phillies, 16-7. The previous record of seven had been set on April 19, 2005, also against the Phillies.


8/25/2015 | Gilmartin picks up Mets after deGrom's blip

In his former life as a starter, a pitch count well above 50 would have meant little to Sean Gilmartin.


8/25/2015 | Did you know: Mets, Phils set amazin' records

The Mets continued their torrid offensive pace on Monday night when they took aim at a number of franchise -- and Major League -- records with a home run barrage against the Phillies.


8/24/2015 | Mets set club records with 8 HRs, 15 XBH vs. Phils

Turns out David Wright's welcome-back homer was just the beginning. Wright's solo homer in the second inning Monday sparked a franchise-record eight from the Mets in their game against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.


8/24/2015 | Syndergaard hoping to take show on the road vs. Phils

Mets right-hander Noah Syndergaard would love to replicate the success he had in his first and only career start against the Phillies on May 27.


8/24/2015 | Mets rout Phillies behind record 8 home runs

No deficit is too large for the new-look Mets to overcome. No offensive benchmarks are too ostentatious. David Wright homered in his first game since April and wound up being a footnote in the Mets' 16-7 win over the Phillies on Monday, which featured a franchise record eight home runs and 15 extra-base hits at Citizens Bank Park.


8/24/2015 | Parnell opts for DL over trip to Minors, DFA

Former closer Bobby Parnell did not necessarily have to go on the disabled list last week, he confirmed Monday, but considered a trip there the best of three options that the Mets presented to him.


8/24/2015 | Mets get 'favorable' report on Duda's back

A second opinion on first baseman Lucas Duda's balky balk was "favorable," according to Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, and the team now expects Duda back from the disabled list as soon as he is eligible on Sept. 6.




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