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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom reacts after walking a batter against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom reacts after walking a batter against the Atlanta Braves during the third inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets manager Mickey Callaway doesn't think RHP Jacob deGrom is tipping his pitches after deGrom struggled in his second straight start.

"I haven't seen anything like that," Callaway said after Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves. "You start to wonder sometimes when they're taking better swings than they normally do, and fouling pitches off is something you look for when they may be tipping, but we're not seeing anything from the dugout."

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deGrom loses 2nd straight start 00:01:03
Jacob deGrom lost for the second straight time as the Braves clubbed three home runs, beating the Mets 7-3

Jacob deGrom labored through five innings and the Mets' offense left 10 runners on base as they lost to the Atlanta Braves 7-3 on Sunday at SunTrust Park. >> Box score

Six things to know about Sunday's game

1) DeGrom (2-2) allowed three runs, five hits, four walks and nine strikeouts in five innings, tying a season high with 114 pitches but only in five innings. After going 2-0 with 13 shutout innings in his first two outings of the season, deGrom has allowed nine runs and 13 hits in his last nine innings across two starts.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Atlanta Braves, Brandon Nimmo, Jacob deGrom, Justin Wilson, Paul Sewald
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Braves rout Mets 00:00:54
Mets starter Jason Vargas failed to get out of the first inning as the Braves pounded out 13 hits in an 11-7 rout of the Mets.

The Mets had terrible pitching performances that cost them in an 11-7 loss to the Braves Saturday night. >> Box score

Six things to know about Saturday's game...

1) The calls from fans for the Mets to sign Dallas Keuchel will only grow louder if Jason Vargas keeps this up. Vargas faced just six batters before Mickey Callaway had no choice but to pull him from the game. It went like this for Vargas, who was charged with four earned runs: Single, walk, flyout, single, walk, walk. Vargas threw 36 pitches, 19 of which were balls. He was replaced by Corey Oswalt with the Mets down 2-0, and Oswalt allowed two inherited runners to score before inducing an inning-ending double play. Vargas has now allowed 10 earned runs in 6.1 innings this season across two starts and one relief appearance. With an off day coming up on Thursday, Vargas likely will have his next turn skipped. Callaway, meanwhile, was ejected after yanking Vargas, presumably for arguing balls and strikes.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jason Vargas
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Mets down Braves again 00:00:58
New York Mets took their second game in a row against the Braves and kicked off their scoring with Brandon Nimmo's 2-run home run.

The Mets are staying hot down in Atlanta, as they took down the Braves, 6-2, on Friday night. >> Box score

Six things to know about Friday's game...

1) Zack Wheeler had a much better outing this time out, as he was strong through six innings. He walked a couple in the first, but managed to only leave with one run scored. Overall, he allowed two runs on six hits and three walks while striking out eight over that span. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Atlanta Braves, Brandon Nimmo, Zack Wheeler, Scott Thompson
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New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario and outfielder Keon Broxton react after defeating the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario and outfielder Keon Broxton react after defeating the Atlanta Braves at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets and Braves continue their series on Friday night in Atlanta at 7:20 p.m. on SNY. 

Mets Notes

After their 6-3 win over the Braves last night, the Mets own the best winning percentage in the National League (.667). They also moved their road record this season to 6-1. ...Pete Alonso isn't in the lineup tonight, but manager Mickey Callaway said it was a scheduled day off for the rookie. Alonso smashed the hardest-hit home run to dead center field last night at 118.3 mph. That is tied for ninth in the hardest-hit homers ever recorded in the Statcast era. He also leads the league in home runs, RBI (13) and batting average (.667) after the sixth inning. 

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Mets take down Braves 00:01:10
New York Mets showed off their power in Atlanta behind the bats of Pete Alonso and Amed Rosario to take down the Braves

The Mets handled their division rival in the Braves, 6-3, in their first meeting of the 2019 season in Atlanta on Thursday night. >> Box score

Five things to know about Thursday's game...

1) It's as simple as this: Pete Alonso is a beast. The rookie mashed his sixth homer of the season, and it was an absolute missile to deep center field -- 454 feet to be exact. The homer, which left the bat at 118.3 mph, was the hardest-hit homer in Mets history since Statcast was implemented. He also joined Aaron Judge and Giancarlo Stanton among the top 10 hardest-hit homers in the Statcast era, as his falls tied ninth. Alonso finished the day 2-for-4 with two RBI and moved his average to .378. 

Tags: Amed Rosario, Atlanta Braves, Brandon Nimmo, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Steven Matz, Scott Thompson
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Apr 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) hits an RBI double against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)
Apr 9, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) hits an RBI double against the Minnesota Twins during the second inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Penner)

The Mets travel south to face to the Braves for the first time this season in a four-game series at SunTrust Park at 7:20 p.m.

Mets Notes

The Mets finished 2-3 on their first homestand of the season. They defeated the Twins last night, thanks in part to 11 free passes (10 walks, one HBP). ...New York has begun the season 5-1 on the road, and they'll look to keep that going. Last season, the Mets went 3-6 in Atlanta...Michael Conforto is enjoying early success at the plate this season with a .372 average, three homers, four doubles, 12 runs, eight RBI and five walks. He also has an RBI in his last four games. ...The Mets have scored 69 runs through 11 games this season, which is tied for most in franchise history.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom, Jeff McNeil, Michael Conforto, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, Steven Matz
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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws a pitch during the first inning against the Atlanta Braves at Champion Stadium. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

Masahiro Tanaka threw five solid innings and Luke Voit hit his fourth home run of the spring as the Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 7-4 on Monday in a Grapefruit League game at Champion Stadium.

Things to know about Monday's game

1) Tanaka struck out seven batters and allowed one run, two hits and two walks in five innings, lowering his spring training ERA to 3.00. The lone run he allowed came on a Nick Markakis solo homer.

2) Voit hit a solo homer in the second inning off Braves RHP Bryse Wilson that gave the Yankees a 1-0 lead, and Ryan Lavarnway added a two-run single later in the inning that made it 3-0.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Atlanta Braves, Luke Voit, Masahiro Tanaka, Stephen Tarpley
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Mar 3, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Mar 3, 2019; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka (19) throws a pitch during the first inning against the Detroit Tigers at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

The Yankees head to Disney to take on the Braves at 6:05 p.m. on Monday.

Yankees notes

Masahiro Tanaka makes his penultimate Spring Training start before taking the hill on Opening Day. ... The Yanks are rolling out a strong top-four Monday with Brett GardnerAaron JudgeGiancarlo Stanton and Luke Voit, who continues his bid to win the first-base job.

Tags: Aaron Judge, Atlanta Braves, Brett Gardner, Luke Voit, Masahiro Tanaka
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Sep 22, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Corey Oswalt (55) throws to the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)
Sep 22, 2018; Washington, DC, USA; New York Mets relief pitcher Corey Oswalt (55) throws to the Washington Nationals during the second inning at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports (Brad Mills)

The Mets (1-1) face the Braves (1-2) on Tuesday at Champion Stadium at 1:05 p.m.

Mets Notes...

The Mets take a split-squad lineup to Disney, headline by Pete Alonso. Looking to prove he should be the Mets' Opening Day first baseman, Alonso is 2-for-6 so far with a homer, double, two walks and two runs. Juan Lagares is looking for his first hit this spring; he's 0-for-4 in two games.

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Feb 18, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (left) walks with teammate Robinson Cano (right) at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)
Feb 18, 2019; Port St. Lucie, FL, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (left) walks with teammate Robinson Cano (right) at First Data Field. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports (Steve Mitchell)

Baseball is back as the Mets kick off their 2019 Spring Training schedule with a matchup against the division-rival Braves at 1:05 p.m. at First Data Field on SNY.

Mets notes

T.J. Rivera and Jed Lowrie are officially out for the Mets in this one, while the Braves don't have any injured players. ...

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Sep 30, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Josh Donaldson (27) bats during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)
Sep 30, 2018; Kansas City, MO, USA; Cleveland Indians third baseman Josh Donaldson (27) bats during the first inning against the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Peter G. Aiken/USA TODAY Sports (Peter Aiken)

The Braves have reportedly agreed to terms with free agent 3B Josh Donadlson on a one-year deal worth $23 million, reports Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic, who says the deal is pending a physical. 

Donaldson, who turns 33 years old in December, hit .246/.352/.449 with eight home runs and 23 RBI for the Blue Jays and Indians in 2018 while being limited to just 52 games due to injury. 

MetsBlog's Matthew Cerrone wrote earlier this month that Donaldson would have been a fit for the Mets, with MLB sources telling Cerrone that the deal Donaldson eventually signed could be a "prove it" deal where he attemps to reestablish his value before hitting the market again in 2019. 

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Todd Frazier, Danny Abriano
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The guys talk Vargas 00:01:54
Gary, Ron and Keith discuss whether the Mets can count on Jason Vargas to pitch in 2019 like he has in his last several starts.

Jason Vargas tossed seven scoreless innings to lead the Mets to a 4-1 victory and series win over the Braves on Thursday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Vargas (7-9) surrendered three hits and struck out six while completing seven innings for the first time since June 30, 2017. The southpaw entered his start on Aug. 14 with an 8.75 ERA but sliced that to a season-low 5.77 by surrendering two or fewer runs in six of his final seven outings. He went 5-1 with a 2.62 ERA, 44 strikeouts and 10 walks over 44 2/3 innings in that span.

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The guys talk deGrom 00:02:42
Gary, Ron and Keith try to put Jacob deGrom's historic performance this season in perspective

Jacob deGrom capped his remarkable season with eight dazzling innings as the Mets blanked the Braves, 3-0, on Wednesday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) DeGrom (10-9) cemented his status as the favorite for the N.L. Cy Young Award after allowing two hits while striking out 10, his 11th double-digit strikeout performance of the season. He retired the last 20 batters he faced and finished 2018 with a 1.70 ERA, the lowest by a National League hurler since Zack Greinke posted a 1.66 mark for the Dodgers in 2015 and the second-lowest figure in club history behind Dwight Gooden in 1985 (1.53). It was the 29th consecutive start which deGrom held opponents to three runs or fewer and the 18th time in 32 starts he surrendered one run or less.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom, Michael Conforto
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Gary, Keith and Ron on bullpen 00:01:47
Gary Cohen, Keith Hernandez and Ron Darling talk about what the Mets need to do to improve the bullpen heading into next season.

The Mets' bullpen allowed seven runs over the final three innings during a 7-3 loss to the Braves on Tuesday night at Citi Field.

For a full box score of the game, click here.

Things you should know about tonight's game...

1) Robert Gsellman (6-2) retired one batter and was charged with four runs -- three earned -- on two hits and a walk. An error by center-fielder Austin Jackson helped the Braves load the bases with one out. Drew Smith uncorked a run-scoring wild pitch and surrendered a go-ahead two-run single to Ronald Acuña Jr. to put Atlanta ahead, 4-3. Jerry Blevins allowed three runs -- two earned -- in the eighth, including a two-run shot by Ozzie Albies.

 

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Noah Syndergaard
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Yankees RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
Yankees RHP Jonathan Loaisiga (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees optioned RHP Jonathan Loaisiga to the minors following Monday's 5-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves and will reinstate RHP A.J. Cole off the 10-day disabled list.

Loaisiga, whom the Yankees promoted from Double-A Trenton last month to replace the injured Masahiro Tanaka, will likely be recalled for next Monday's doubleheader against the Baltimore Orioles.

He allowed three runs and five hits in four innings on Monday, throwing a season-high 92 pitches, while the bullpen was forced to throw seven innings.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the first inning at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger/USA TODAY Sports)

Yankees RHP Jonathan Loaisiga threw a season-high 92 pitches in four innings in Monday's game against the Atlanta Braves at Yankee Stadium.

A week after he threw 5 1/3 scoreless innings against the Philadelphia Phillies, Loaisiga allowed three runs and five hits, including three straight doubles in the fourth inning that turned a 2-1 Yankees lead into a 3-2 deficit.

Loaisiga surrendered a solo home run to Johan Camargo in the third inning that tied the game at 1. After the Yankees answered with another run in the bottom half, the Braves answered with two in the top of the fourth.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Jonathan Loaisiga throws a pitch during the fifth inning against the Philadelphia Phillies at Citizens Bank Park. (Eric Hartline/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees, who own the best winning percentage in baseball, begin a three-game series with the Atlanta Braves, who have the best winning percentage in the National League, on Monday at 7:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

Yankees notes

Though the Yankees are in a tie for first place with the Red Sox atop the AL East, they have played four fewer games than Boston and have a winning percentage .008 points higher. ... New York's plus-111 run differential ranks third in baseball to the Red Sox (plus-119) and Houston Astros (plus-170). ... The Yankees own the No. 2 ERA among all baseball teams, while Atlanta's ranks 10th in the majors.

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Mar 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) takes a lead off first against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1st inning of the game on opening day at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)
Mar 29, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets center fielder Brandon Nimmo (9) takes a lead off first against the St. Louis Cardinals during the 1st inning of the game on opening day at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports (Gregory Fisher)

Check back here throughout the game for Mets in-game highlights...

SEE HIGHLIGHTS BELOW

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

After striking out eight batters and allowing one run in seven innings on Monday, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has an ERA of 0.94 in his last eight outings.

However, the Mets have only won two of those starts.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Seth Lugo, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom shown in the dugout against the Atlanta Braves during the seventh inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

After striking out eight batters and allowing one run in seven innings on Monday, Mets RHP Jacob deGrom has an ERA of 0.94 in his last eight outings.

However, the Mets have only won two of those starts.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom, Jerry Blevins, Jeurys Familia, Seth Lugo, Matt Eisenberg
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New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Giancarlo Stanton (Brett Davis/USA TODAY Sports)

Giancarlo Stanton and Didi Gregorius both hit two-run home runs as the Yankees beat the Atlanta Braves 5-1 on Monday at SunTrust Park in their spring training finale.


Things to know about Monday's game

1) Gregorius hit his fourth home run of the spring with two outs in the first inning off Brandon McCarthy, and Stanton added his third Grapefruit League home run with a 434-foot shot in the third inning.

2) Sonny Gray struck out seven batters and allowed one run and three hits in five innings.

3) Dellin Betances struck out the side in a perfect sixth inning, while David Robertson also threw a 1-2-3 seventh.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws a pitch during the first inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Sonny Gray throws a pitch during the first inning of a Spring Training baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Butch Dill/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees play their final Grapefruit League game ahead of their regular season opener when they face the Atlanta Braves on Monday at 7:35 p.m.

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New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws a bullpen session during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka throws a bullpen session during spring training workouts at George M. Steinbrenner Field. (Kim Klement/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees continue Grapefruit League play against the Braves on Friday at 1:05 p.m. at George M. Steinbrenner Field.

Jacob Ellsbury was originally in center field, hitting 8th, but has been scratched due to tightness in his side.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Masahiro Tanaka
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The Braves have forfeited 13 minor leaguers and multiple draft picks after violating Major League Baseball's rules pertaining to international signings, commissioner Rob Manfred announced on Tuesday.

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The Mets (66-89) kick off their final homestand of the season with a doubleheader against the Atlanta Braves (70-84) on Monday at 4:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field.

Who is starting for the Mets?

RHP Chris Flexen (7.13 ERA/6.87 FIP, 1.99 WHIP), who took the loss in his last start against the Astros on Sept. 3. He allowed seven runs on nine hits (two homers) in four innings. 

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New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the fifth inning at SunTrust Park. (Dale Zanine/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Robert Gsellman gave up one unearned run in seven innings during Sunday's 5-1 win against the Braves at SunTrust Park in Atlanta.

Gsellman, who entered Sunday with a 5.58 ERA and had allowed three or more runs in seven of his last eight starts, shut down the Braves, retiring 19 of the first 22 batters he faced.

"He's a competitive guy, an outstanding athlete and he's being challenged by something right now," manager Terry Collins said. "He hasn't the kind of year that we anticipated or he anticipated and he's got to show us he can be one of those guys again, and today he showed us he could."

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Aug 21, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Aug 21, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Robert Gsellman (65) pitches against the Arizona Diamondbacks during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (64-84) finish up their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (67-80) on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET on SNY at SunTrust Park.

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Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Sep 5, 2017; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (48) looks on from the dugout after being taken out of the game after giving up six runs against the Philadelphia Phillies during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (63-84) continue their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (67-79) on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET on WPIX at SunTrust Park.

Follow the game live on SNY Gameday
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Jacob deGrom
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The Mets (63-83) open a three-game road series against the Atlanta Braves (66-79) on Friday at 7:35 p.m. at SunTrust Park.

Follow the game live on SNY Gameday
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Rafael Montero
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New York Mets manager Terry Collins visits starting pitcher Jacob deGrom after loading the bases during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets manager Terry Collins visits starting pitcher Jacob deGrom after loading the bases during the fourth inning against the Washington Nationals at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets are off on Monday and begin a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Robert Gsellman (0-1, 5.09 ERA) will face Julio Teheran (1-1, 3.52 ERA) in the opener.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Michael Conforto, Travis d'Arnaud, Washington Nationals, Yoenis Cespedes, Zack Wheeler
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Mets Rally at Grand Central 00:00:20
The Mets hosted a rally at Grand Central Terminal in anticipation of Opening Day on Sunday

The Mets begin their 56th season today at Citi Field against the Braves at 1:10 pm.

The Mets are 35-20 on Opening Day, including nine consecutive wins from 1975 to 1983, during which Tom Seaver won three times.

Noah Syndergaard will be making his first Opening Day start for the Mets. Last season, while going 14-9 with 218 strikeouts and a 2.60 ERA, he made the All-Star team and received votes for the Cy Young and MVP awards.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Curtis Granderson, David Wright, Jose Reyes, Juan Lagares, Noah Syndergaard, Seth Lugo, Steven Matz, Yoenis Cespedes
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Mar 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees Matt Holliday (17) is tagged out at home plate by Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers (25) in the third inning of a baseball game during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)
Mar 1, 2017; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees Matt Holliday (17) is tagged out at home plate by Atlanta Braves catcher Tyler Flowers (25) in the third inning of a baseball game during spring training at George M. Steinbrenner Field. Mandatory Credit: Butch Dill-USA TODAY Sports (Butch Dill)

The Yankees beat the Braves, 8-7, on Wednesday night in Tampa. 


  • Bryan Mitchell struck out two in three shutout innings on the mound.
  • Jacoby Ellsbury got the Yankees on the board with a solo home run in the first inning. He finished the day 2-for-2 with two runs scored. 
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Sep 9, 2016; Kelly Johnson (55) hits a RBI double at Turner Field. Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 9, 2016; Kelly Johnson (55) hits a RBI double at Turner Field. Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports

The Braves are interested in signing free-agent infielder Kelly Johnsonaccording to David O'Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Johnson signed with the Braves as a free agent prior to each of the past two seasons and was traded to the Mets both years.

In 2015, the Mets acquired Johnson and Juan Uribe for minor leaguers John Gant and Robert Whalen. Last season, they acquired Johnson in return for RHP prospect Akeel Morris.

In 131 games with the Mets during that time, Johnson, 34, hit .260 with a .319 OBP, 14 home runs, 14 doubles, 25 stolen bases and 37 RBIs, while playing all four infield positions and left field.

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While the Mets have reportedly been trying to shop one of their outfielders for a relief pitcher, here's what the rest of the NL East has been doing at MLB's Winter Meetings...

Washington Nationals

The Nationals could be looking to make two blockbuster trades -- targeting White Sox ace Chris Sale and Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchenfor whom they might be willing to part with several top prospects, according to USA Today's Bob Nightengale.

However, Washington could end up passing on a trade and, instead, go after free-agent outfielders Dexter FowlerIan DesmondCarlos Gomez and closer Mark Melancon...

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Atlanta Braves, Miami Marlins, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, Matthew Cerrone
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Left-handed batters are hitting .196 against Mets right-handed reliever Addison Reed. They're batting .381 against left-handed reliever Josh Smoker. Yet, last night in the eighth inning, with the Mets up 3-2, Terry Collins pulled Reed in favor of Smoker to face the left-handed hitting Freddie Freeman.

Tags: Addison Reed, Atlanta Braves, James Loney, Jeurys Familia, Josh Smoker
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The Mets (80-71) look to get back in the win column and take the final game of their series with the Braves (60-91) at Citi Field on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m, which you can watch on SNY or follow online



Bartolo Colon (14-7, 3.14 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will face off against RHP Ryan Weber (1-1, 5.46 ERA) of the Braves.

Colon pitched well his last time out, limiting the Twins to just three hits over seven innings of work. The right-hander has had a strong September, pitching to the tune of 2-0 record with a 1.42 ERA. Did give up three runs over six innings on Sept. 10 in Atlanta. 

Weber is making just his second start of this season and seventh of his career. In his one start this year, he allowed five runs over three innings against the Nationals. In two innings of relief against the Mets on April 23, he allowed six hits and three runs. 

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Campbell's clutch RBI single 00:00:43
Eric Campbell hits a clutch RBI single in the bottom of the eighth with two outs against Atlanta on Tuesday.

In the eighth inning of the New York Mets' 5-4 loss to the Atlanta Braves, manager Terry Collins pinch hit for Jay Bruce, who was the game-tying run, with Eric Campbell.

Bruce, who was 0 for 3 in the game, is hitless in his last 13 at-bats and is 3 for his last 38. He is hitting .176 since the Mets acquired him at the trade deadline.

"I always think I'm the best choice ... but he's the manager and I respect his decision," Bruce said after the game. "I don't deserve any explanation from the manager."

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Eric Campbell, Michael Conforto
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The New York Mets (80-70) continue their three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (59-91) at Citi Field on Tuesday at 7:10 p.m., which you can follow online here



RHP Robert Gsellman (2-1, 3.08 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Julio Teheran (5-10, 3.18 ERA) takes the mound for the Braves.

Gsellman looked strong in his last start, throwing 5.2 scoreless innings while allowing five hits and one walk. Gsellman has allowed one earned run or fewer in two of his four career starts, and has only surrendered one home run in his 26.1 innings in the majors.

Teheran struggled in his last outing, giving up five earned runs on six hits in 5.1 innings against the Marlins. In his last two starts, Teheran has allowed a total of six earned runs in the sixth inning, increasing his sixth inning ERA to 5.49.

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is taken out in the in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard is taken out in the in the fourth inning against the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field. (Wendell Cruz/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard allowed five runs, eight hits and three walks in 3 2/3 innings, his shortest outing since June 27, in Monday's 7-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves at Citi Field.

"It's a disappointment," Syndergaard (13-9), who threw 99 pitches, said, according to ESPN New York's Adam Rubin. "I didn't go out there and get my job done."

Manager Terry Collins said earlier on Monday that Syndergaard is in line to start a potential wild card game, and reiterated his confidence in the 24-year-old starter after Syndergaard didn't make it out of the fourth inning.

Tags: Atlanta Braves, Noah Syndergaard, Rene Rivera
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The New York Mets (80-69) begin a three-game series against the Atlanta Braves (58-91) at Citi Field on Monday at 7:10 p.m., which you can follow online here



RHP Noah Syndergaard (13-8, 2.43 ERA) starts for the Mets, while RHP Aaron Blair (0-6, 8.23 ERA) takes the mound for the Braves.

Syndergaard was masterful in his last start, surrendering one earned run on four hits while striking out 10 in seven innings. Syndergaard has given up two earned runs or less in each of his last six starts, allowing a total of six earned runs in that 39.2 inning span.

Tonight will be Blair's first start since Aug. 28 and only his second start since June 24. Blair has completed six innings in only two of his 12 starts this season, and has allowed 11 home runs in 54.2 innings.

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Seth Lugo gets another start against the Eagles today. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)
Seth Lugo gets another start against the Eagles today. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)

The Mets play the final game of their final series at Turner Field when they take on the Braves at 1:35 p.m. ET, which you can watch on SNY or follow online here...


RHP Seth Lugo (3-2, 2.38 ERA) starts for the Mets against Williams Perez (2-2, 5.47).

Lugo is 3-1 with a 2.19 ERA and 1.01 WHIP in four starts since joining the rotation by default. He is looking to build off a victory against Washington a week ago in which the right-hander gave up just one run on six hits over seven innings.

Perez lasted just 2 1/3 innings on Tuesday at Washington while giving up eight hits and six runs in his first start since straining his right rotator cuff in early June. Perez was 7-6 with a 4.78 ERA last year as a rookie. He pitched four times against the Mets, going 1-0 with a 4.26 ERA.

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The Mets play the second game of their final series at Turner Field when they take on the Braves at 7:10 p.m. ET, which you can watch on WPIX or follow online here...


RHP Bartolo Colon (13-7, 3.22 ERA) starts for the Mets against RHP John Gant (1-3, 4.70 ERA).

Colon tossed six scoreless innings and allowed five hits in his last start. He is 4-1 with a 2.25 ERA (11 earned runs/44.0 innings pitched) in his last seven starts, during which the Mets are 5-2. He is 8-4 with a 3.02 ERA (28 earned runs/83.1 innings pitched) in 15 games (14 starts) on the road this season.

Gant was acquired from the Mets in last summer's deal that brought Kelly Johnson and Juan Uribe to the Mets. In his last start against the Phillies, he pitched five innings and let up three runs and five hits.

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New York Mets LHP Antonio Bastardo (Benny Sieu/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets LHP Antonio Bastardo (Benny Sieu/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets LHP Antonio Bastardo was charged with three earned runs in the eighth inning Sunday without recording an out in a 5-2 loss to the Atlanta Braves.

Bastardo has given up 14 runs over his last 13 appearances, and his ERA has risen more than three runs since May 14, when it was 2.16.

"Physically, everything is OK, I'm just having some trouble with my fastball command and just locating my pitches," he said after Sunday's game. "I need to make some mechanical adjustments."

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Jun 23, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)
Jun 23, 2016; Atlanta, GA, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey (33) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the second inning at Turner Field. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports (Dale Zanine)

New York Mets RHP Matt Harvey allowed two runs and eight hits, struck out two batters and threw 91 pitches in six innings, recording a no-decision in a 4-3 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Thursday.

"It was definitely a struggle," Harvey said after the game. "I went back to not feeling as great as I did in a couple of starts before this. ... It was a struggle, but when I needed to make a pitch, I was able to do that."

Harvey had a 6.08 ERA after his first 10 starts of the season, after which he allowed just two runs in 20 innings over his next three starts.

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Terry Collins, Addison Reed, Michael Conforto, Matt Harvey, and Noah Syndergaard speak following the Mets' 4-3 loss to the Braves.

Reliever Addison Reed surrendered a go-ahead two-run home run to Atlanta's Adonis Garcia in the eighth inning as the New York Mets lost to the Braves, 4-3, on the road Thursday night.

Reed had not allowed a run in 16 appearances from early May to early June. Since, he has allowed six runs and eight hits in his last six innings of work, raising his ERA from 1.63 to to 2.70 in fewer than two weeks.

"I've gone through way worse stretches than this," Reed said after the game. "This is part of the game. You can't be perfect, so I'll forget about it and be ready to go tomorrow."

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New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

New York Mets RHP Jacob deGrom lost his third straight start after he allowed three runs and five hits in six innings against the Atlanta Braves on Sunday at Citi Field.

"I'm more frustrated with myself about today," deGrom (3-4) said. "I didn't put us in a very good position to win. I want to go deeper in ballgames, and it doesn't help when you are [around] 100 pitches after six innings."

Since winning his first three starts of the season, deGrom is winless in his last nine starts, having gone 0-4 with a 3.58 ERA. DeGrom has only allowed more than three runs just once this season, but New York's offense has scored two runs in his last four starts combined.

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Jacob deGrom will try to win for the first time in nine starts Sunday and help the Mets avoid a sweep by the Braves.
Jacob deGrom will try to win for the first time in nine starts Sunday and help the Mets avoid a sweep by the Braves.

The Mets try to avoid being swept at home by the Braves when they wrap up their three-game series Sunday at 1:10 p.m..

Follow the game live. on SNY.tv...

Braves Mets
Mallex Smith, LF Curtis Granderson, RF
Ender Inciarte, CF Asdrubal Cabrera, SS
Freddie Freeman, 1B Yoenis Cespedes, CF
Nick Markakis, RF Neil Walker, 2B
Tyler Flowers, C James Loney, 1B
Jace Peterson, 2B Wilmer Flores, 3B
Chase d'Arnaud, 3B Michael Conforto, LF
Erick Aybar, SS Kevin Plawecki, C
Julio Teheran, RHP Jacob deGrom, RHP

When and Where: 1:10 p.m. at Citi Field on WPIX-TV Ch. 11 


Who's Pitching for the Mets: RHP Jacob deGrom (3-3, 2.82) is 0-3 in his past eight starts despite a 3.47 ERA. He is pitching on Father's Day as a father for the first time.


Who's Pitching for the Braves: RHP Julio Teheran (2-7, 2.93) has allowed three earned runs or fewer in each of his last 11 starts, a stretch in which he is 2-5 with a 2.13 ERA.

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New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Benny Sieu)
New York Mets pitcher Steven Matz (32) pitches in the first inning against the Milwaukee Brewers at Miller Park. (Benny Sieu)

The Mets and Braves continue their three-game series from Citi Field on Saturday at 8:15 p.m.

Follow the game live. on SNY.tv...

Mets Braves
Curtis Granderson, RF Chase d'Arnaud, 2B
Asdrubal Cabrera, SS Ender Inciarte, CF
Yoenis Cespedes, CF Freddie Freeman, 1B
Neil Walker, 2B Jeff Francoeur, LF
Michael Conforto, LF Nick Markakis, RF
Wilmer Flores, 3B Tyler Flowers, C
James Loney, 1B Brandon Snyder, 3B
Rene Rivera, C Erick Aybar, SS
Steven Matz, LHP Aaron Blair, RHP

When and Where: From Citi Field at 8:15 p.m. ET. 


Who's Pitching for the Mets: LHP Steven Matz (7-3, 2.71 ERA) with his seven wins, he is tied for the major league lead for wins by a rookie. Has a 3-1 record and 3.21 ERA in his starts at Citi Field this season. Has beaten the Braves twice this season, allowing a combined two runs over those two starts. 


Who's Pitching for the Braves: RHP Aaron Blair (0-4, 7.59 ERA) allowed six runs on four hits in his last outing against the Reds. Has lasted at least six innings in a start just once this season. Was charged with three runs in 5 1/3 innings against the Mets on April 24. 

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Atlanta Braves RHP Matt Wisler tossed eight scoreless innings for a 3-0 win against the Mets at Citi Field on Tuesday night.

"I know where they are, and I know they're struggling as a team, but the kid pitched pretty good tonight, and you're going to run into that," said Terry Collins, whose team did not get a hit until the fifth inning.

The Mets managed just one hit in the game, an Asdrubal Cabrera single. 

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