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Jun 6, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) celebrates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants in the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 6, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets third baseman Todd Frazier (21) celebrates after hitting a home run against the San Francisco Giants in the eighth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (30-32, 5.0 GB in the NL East) open a three-game series against the Rockies at Citi Field on Friday night at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Here's what went down on Wednesday in case you missed it:


In Thursday's win over the Giants, Zack Wheeler turned in another strong start and Todd Frazier lofted a go-ahead homer late >> Read more

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Mets beat Giants 7-3 00:01:55
Thanks to 3 home runs, including one by Todd Frazier, the Mets were able to take the series against the Giants.

The Mets strung together a four-run eighth inning to pull away from the Giants to win, 7-3, in the rubber match at Citi Field Thursday afternoon. >> Box score

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

1) The Mets delivered in the bottom of the eighth to blow the game open. It was Todd Frazier's two-run homer that broke the tie, making it a 5-3 game. But they weren't done as Juan Lagares' double brought home Adeiny Hechavarria. Then, Jeff McNeil brought his hot bat to the plate again, singling home Lagares to cap the four-run inning. It could've been more if Pete Alonso delivered with bases loaded, but he popped out.

Tags: Amed Rosario, Dominic Smith, Juan Lagares, Pete Alonso, San Francisco Giants, Todd Frazier, Zack Wheeler
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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches during the first inning of a baseball against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field. (Sarah Stier/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches during the first inning of a baseball against the Detroit Tigers at Citi Field. (Sarah Stier/USA TODAY Sports)

The Mets are looking to build off Jason Vargas' shutout last night, as they finish their series against the Giants with a Thursday matinee at 12:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Mets notes

Mickey Callaway gave an update on Robinson Cano, who left the game last night in the fourth inning with quad tightness. He is still being evaluated, but Callaway is optimistic he will be a pinch-hit option today. ...Vargas threw his 13th career complete game last night, and his eighth career shutout. ...Mets pitchers are batting .216 with four homers, four doubles and eight RBI. That average makes them the best in the National League. ...Dom Smith is hitting .458 with two homers, two doubles and two RBI in his last 12 games.

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Jun 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)
Jun 5, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario (1) and New York Mets right fielder Michael Conforto (30) celebrate after defeating the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports (Noah K. Murray)

The Mets (29-32, 5.5 GB in the NL East) wrap up their three-game series against the Giants at Citi Field on Thursday at 12:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Here's what went down on Wednesday in case you missed it:


Jason Vargas tossed a shutout in a 7-0 win over the Giants as the Mets bashed three homers to back him up >> Read more

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Vargas delivers a 5-hit shutout 00:01:27
Jason Vargas dazzled the Citi Field crowd with a complete game, 5-hit shutout as the Mets beat the Giants, 7-0, on Wednesday night.

Jason Vargas pitched his best game in a Mets' uniform, tossing a five-hit shutout, while Robinson Cano left the game early during the Mets' 7-0 win over the Giants on Wednesday. >> Box score

Five things to know from Wednesday's game

1) Vargas had his second-consecutive brilliant start for the Mets on Wednesday. After lasting seven innings just one time in 2018, Vargas has now accomplished that feat in each of his last two starts. The lefty pitched a five-hit shutout, only allowing one runner to pass first base, while striking out eight batters. He is quickly becoming the most consistent starter in the Mets' rotation.

Tags: Jason Vargas, Jeff McNeil, Robinson Cano, San Francisco Giants
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Apr 19, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)
Apr 19, 2019; St. Louis, MO, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Jason Vargas (44) pitches during the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Curry-USA TODAY Sports (Jeff Curry)

Following Tuesday's disheartening 9-3 loss to the Giants, the Mets and Giants face off in the second game of their three-game set on Wednesday at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

Robinson Cano makes his return to the Mets' lineup on Wednesday. He'd been on the Injured List since May 22nd due to a strained left quad. ... Despite Tuesday's loss, the Mets have still won nine of their last 11 games at Citi Field and are 15-10 overall at home this season. ... The Mets have homered in 11-straight home games, tied for the longest streak in Citi Field history. ... Pete Alonso has hit eight home runs in his last 17 games. 

Tags: Jason Vargas, Pete Alonso, Robinson Cano, San Francisco Giants
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New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants
Moneyline: NYM -140/SF +130
Over/Under: 8.5
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV: SNY
Probable pitchers: Jason Vargas (1-3, 4.46 ERA) vs. Tyler Beede (0-1, 7.82 ERA)

After dropping a heartbreaker in extra innings at home last night, the Mets will play host to the Giants for the second meeting in this three-game set, looking to put a stop to its three-game skid that began Saturday night in Arizona.

Previously, it would be downright uncomfortable relying on Vargas for such a task, but believe it or not, the 15-year veteran has actually been one of the club's most consistent options on the mound as of late.

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New York Mets vs. San Francisco Giants
Moneyline: NYM -140/SF +130
Over/Under: 8.5
First pitch: 7:10 p.m. ET
TV: SNY
Probable pitchers: Jason Vargas (1-3, 4.46 ERA) vs. Tyler Beede (0-1, 7.82 ERA)

After dropping a heartbreaker in extra innings at home last night, the Mets will play host to the Giants for the second meeting in this three-game set, looking to put a stop to its three-game skid that began Saturday night in Arizona.

Previously, it would be downright uncomfortable relying on Vargas for such a task, but believe it or not, the 15-year veteran has actually been one of the club's most consistent options on the mound as of late.

Tags: Jason Vargas, San Francisco Giants
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Jun 4, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt (21) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the tyenth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jun 4, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; San Francisco Giants catcher Stephen Vogt (21) hits a two run double against the New York Mets during the tyenth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets (28-32, 5.5 GB in the NL East) continue their three-game series against the Giants at Citi Field on Wednesday night at 7:10 p.m. on SNY. 

Here's what went down on Tuesday in case you missed it:


Mickey Callaway's curious decision to lift Noah Syndergaard with two outs in the seventh inning caused a snowball effect that led to a Mets loss >> Read more

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Mets fall to Giants 9-3 00:01:30
New York Mets had a 3-2 lead off the bats of Pete Alonso and Wilson Ramos but a 6-run 10th inning was their demise losing 9-3 to the Giants.

The Mets began their six-game homestand at Citi Field with an extra-inning loss to the Giants, falling 9-3 in 10 innings. >> Box score

Six things to know from Tuesday's game

1) Noah Syndergaard gave the Mets a second-consecutive quality start, but the run support just wasn't there for him early on. Syndergaard pitched 6.2 innings, allowing three earned runs on 103 pitches. After the Mets did give him a lead in the sixth, he was noticeably unhappy when Mickey Callaway elected to pull him from the game in favor of Seth Lugo with two away in the seventh. He left the mound with a lead, but it wouldn't hold.

Tags: Noah Syndergaard, Pete Alonso, Robert Gsellman, Seth Lugo, San Francisco Giants, Wilson Ramos
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May 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
May 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets return home and will try to get back on track as they host the Giants Monday night at 7:10 p.m. on SNY.

Mets notes

Monday's pitching matchup is a rematch of the 2016 NL Wild Card game with Noah Syndergaard and Madison Bumgarner set to take the hill. It's the first time the two pitchers are squaring off since that game. ... The Mets have won nine of their last 10 home games. ... Jeff McNeil was activated from the injured list and will start at second base, his first game since May 21. ... In 20 home games this season, J.D. Davis is hitting .315 with three homers, two doubles, six RBI, 10 runs and a .922 OPS. ... The Mets have allowed 42 first-inning runs this season, third-most in the majors.

Tags: Jeff McNeil, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants
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The Mets (28-31, 4.5 GB in the NL East) were off on Monday as they returned home to face the Giants (24-34, 16.5 GB in NL West) at Citi Field at 7:10 p.m. to kick off a three-game series.

It will be Noah Syndergaard (3-4, 4.90 ERA) getting the ball against Madison Bumgarner (3-5, 4.01 ERA).

Here's what went down on Monday, in case you missed it:

Tags: Michael Conforto, Robinson Cano, San Francisco Giants
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May 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
May 24, 2019; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard (34) pitches against the Detroit Tigers during the first inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets and Giants met in the 2016 NL Wild Card Game with identical records (87-75), both vying for the opportunity to take on the Cubs -- the eventual champions -- in the NLDS. Naturally, both teams sent their respective aces from that season to the rubber; the Giants throwing Madison Bumgarner, a proven playoff commodity, and the Mets starting flame-throwing Noah Syndergaard

What ensued was a battle of zeros, for each one Syndergaard put on the board, Bumgarner matched. Except the San Francisco southpaw was more efficient. After throwing 108 pitches through seven scoreless, Syndergaard was done. Bumgarner wasn't and delivered a complete game shutout. 

Mets fans know how the story ends. Here's a look at how both of those starters from that Wednesday night have fared in the 972 days since. 

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New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees second baseman Gleyber Torres celebrates after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants at Oracle Park. (Sergio Estrada/USA TODAY Sports)

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The Yankees beat the Giants 11-5 on Sunday, finishing off a sweep at Oracle Park. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Sunday's game

1) Domingo German's final line -- 6 IP, 5H, 4R, 1 BB and 4 K -- doesn't really tell how good he was for the most of this game. German cruised through his first five innings, allowing no runs on just one hit. German might have tired some in the sixth, as he was tagged for four runs on four hits. German (5-1) still got the win behind the Yankees' offense and continues to uphold his part in the team's rotation.

Tags: Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Gleyber Torres, Luke Voit, San Francisco Giants, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez runs the bases after hitting a two-run home run during the third inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Tommy Gilligan/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees can secure a sweep of the Giants on Sunday at 4:05 p.m. from Oracle Park.

Yankees notes

Gary Sanchez's first hit back from the injured list was a big one, as he bashed a grand slam during the Yankees' win Saturday. ... Luke Voit saw his 13-game hit streak snapped during the win. Over that stretch, he batted .367/.456/.673 with four home runs and 10 RBI. ... Brett Gardner returns to the three-hole after not hitting in that spot yet this series. He occupied the No. 3 slot in the order against the Angels, however.

Tags: Brett Gardner, Domingo German, Gary Sanchez, Luke Voit, San Francisco Giants
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Apr 27, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) is congratulated by teammates after the Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-4 at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)
Apr 27, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) is congratulated by teammates after the Yankees defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-4 at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)

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J.A. Happ was lights out for the Yankees in San Francisco, as the Yankees took down the Giants 6-4 on Saturday afternoon. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Saturday's game...

1) Happ threw by far his best game of the young season, tossing seven scoreless innings. Happ scattered five hits, walked none and struck out two batters for his first win of the season. The effort reduced Happ's ERA to 4.68 on the season.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, Gary Sanchez, Luis Cessa, Luke Voit, San Francisco Giants, Chris Carelli
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The Yankees continue their three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants on Saturday at 4:05 p.m.

Yankees notes

The Yankees' bounced back from Thursday's loss with a late-night win Friday in which Luke Voit went 3-for-4 with a huge two-run homer in the ninth to give the Bombers a four-run cushion. During his current 13-game hitting streak, Voit is slashing .367/.456/.673 with four homers and 10 RBI. ... Brett Gardner is back in the starting lineup after getting some rest Friday before entering in the seventh inning. ... DJ LeMahieu has been heating up in the leadoff spot, going 7-for-14 with four runs, four RBI and three doubles over his last three games. 

Tags: Brett Gardner, J.A. Happ, Luke Voit, San Francisco Giants
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Apr 26, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Yankees infielder Luke Voit (45) is congratulated by outfielder Cameron Maybin (38) after scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)
Apr 26, 2019; San Francisco, CA, USA; New York Yankees infielder Luke Voit (45) is congratulated by outfielder Cameron Maybin (38) after scoring a run against the San Francisco Giants in the third inning at Oracle Park. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports (Cary Edmondson)

The Yankees bounced back from Thursday's loss in Anaheim by heading to San Francisco and defeating the Giants Friday night, 7-3. They're 4-1 so far to start their nine-game West Coast trip. >> Box score

Six takeaways from Friday's game...

1) Luke Voit continued his remarkable run at the plate. With a third-inning single, he extended his on-base streak to 37 games, dating back to last season, and extended his hitting streak to 13 games. He blasted a two-run homer to center field in the ninth to give the Yanks two crucial insurance runs, putting them up 7-3. He finished 3-for-4 with a walk, two runs and three RBI, having knocked in a run with a double in the fifth.

Tags: Aroldis Chapman, James Paxton, Luke Voit, San Francisco Giants
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New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees first baseman Luke Voit hits a home run against the Los Angeles Angels in the first inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim. (Richard Mackson/USA TODAY Sports)

The Yankees open a three-game series in San Francisco against the Giants on Friday at 10:15 p.m. 

Yankees notes

The Yankees' six-game winning streak was snapped after dropping the final game of a four-game set against the Angels on Thursday. ... Luke Voit is in the middle of a 12-game hitting streak in which he has a slash line of .333/.423/.578 with three home runs and seven RBI. ... Cameron Maybin makes his debut with the Yankees in right field and batting fifth. 

Tags: James Paxton, Luke Voit, San Francisco Giants
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Yankees targeting Bumgarner? 00:01:01
The New York Yankees have expressed that they want to add another power arm. Here's why Madison Bumgarner is a perfect fit.

The Yankees have their five-man rotation set, but could GM Brian Cashman find room to squeeze in Madison Bumgarner?

Cashman's "pivot" comment at the Winter Meetings on Wednesday served as a reminder that you can never totally count the Yankees out of making a surprise splash. Though Bryce Harper and Manny Machado immediately came to mind with Cashman's remarks, a blockbuster trade for Bumgarner remains a possibility even after the signing of J.A. Happ.

The 29-year-old ace and Giants playoff hero has one year and $12 million left on his contract. San Francisco is likely seeking "at least one high-end pitching prospect" in any deal for him, according to MLB.com's Jon Morosi.

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Jul 13, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets rightfielder Brandon Nimmo (9) singles against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
Jul 13, 2018; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets rightfielder Brandon Nimmo (9) singles against the Washington Nationals during the fourth inning at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

The Mets begin a three-game series against the NL West-leading Los Angeles Dodgers on Monday at 8:10 p.m. at Dodger Stadium.

Mets notes

Over his last nine games, Brandon Nimmo is slashing .469/.553/.813 with one home run, five RBIs and seven extra-base hits. ... Mets starting pitchers have registered a 3.25 ERA in the second half, which ranks sixth in the majors. The Dodgers, however, lead the majors as their rotation has a 2.81 ERA since the All-Star break.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Noah Syndergaard delivers against the San Francisco Giants during the second inning of a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park. (D. Ross Cameron/USA TODAY Sports)

By focusing on his secondary pitches, Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard showed how strong of a pitcher he is capable of being.

Syndergaard tied a season high of 11 strikeouts -- just four of which coming on a fastball or sinker -- and threw his first-career complete game in Sunday's 4-1 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

"I kind of worked backwards for the most part," said Syndergaard, who allowed one run and two hits. "I feel their game plan was to come up and jump on the fastball."

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Gary and Keith talk Thor 00:02:21
Gary Cohen and Keith Hernandez discuss Noah Syndergaard's first career complete game and the importance of starters going deeper in games.

Noah Syndergaard matched his season-high with 11 strikeouts during the first complete game of his career as the Mets topped the Giants, 4-1, on Sunday afternoon at AT&T Park.

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

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

1) Syndergaard (10-3) surrendered a run on two hits and a walk while throwing 114 pitches, including a career-high 87 strikes. The previous longest outing of his career came against the Pirates on June 15, 2016 when he tossed 8 1/3 innings. Syndergaard did not allow a hit after the fourth inning and retired 17 of the last 18 batters he faced. Jay Bruce's throwing error allowed Brandon Belt to reach safely with one out in the seventh.

Tags: Michael Conforto, Noah Syndergaard, San Francisco Giants
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New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario and left fielder Dominic Smith collide and drop a fly ball for a run against the San Francisco Giants during the 13th inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets shortstop Amed Rosario and left fielder Dominic Smith collide and drop a fly ball for a run against the San Francisco Giants during the 13th inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets left fielder Dominic Smith collided with shortstop Amed Rosario on a pop-up that led to the game-winning run to score in the top of the 13th inning in Monday's 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.

"It sucks, especially the way this year has been going," Smith said after the game.

With runners on the corners and two outs, Brandon Crawford popped a Tyler Bashlor fastball into shallow left field. As Rosario backpedaled, Smith came in and bumped into Rosario as the ball landed on the grass and allowed Andrew McCutchen to score the go-ahead run.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler pitches against the San Francisco Giants during the first inning at Citi Field. (Andy Marlin/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Zack Wheeler threw seven strong innings but was unable to win his seventh straight start in Monday's game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.

Wheeler struck out 10 batters and took a shutout into the seventh inning, but gave up the Mets' 1-0 lead when he surrendered a two-out RBI bloop double to Alen Hanson.

The 28-year-old Wheeler allowed one run and five hits in seven innings, throwing 81 of 113 pitches for strikes and lowering his ERA to 3.63 as he continued his hot second half.

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Todd Frazier (21) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)
Todd Frazier (21) Mandatory Credit: Wendell Cruz-USA TODAY Sports (Wendell Cruz)

The Mets open a four-game series against the San Francisco Giants on Monday at 7:10 p.m. at Citi Field.

Mets notes

Robert Gsellman has not allowed a run in his last seven relief appearances, recording two saves and two holds in August. ... As a team, the Mets are hitting .275 in the month of August, which ranks third in the majors.

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Nov 25, 2016; Kalamazoo, MI, USA; Pass interference is called against Western Michigan Broncos defensive back Sam Beal (18) defending a pass intended for Toledo Rockets wide receiver Jon'Vea Johnson (7) during the first half at Waldo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports  (Patrick Gorski)
Nov 25, 2016; Kalamazoo, MI, USA; Pass interference is called against Western Michigan Broncos defensive back Sam Beal (18) defending a pass intended for Toledo Rockets wide receiver Jon'Vea Johnson (7) during the first half at Waldo Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports (Patrick Gorski)

The Giants took highly-touted Western Michigan CB Sam Beal in the Supplemental Draft on Wednesday. It was the first pick in the Supplemental Draft since 2015, and the Giants' first such pick since 1994.

Here's what the experts are saying...

  • The 6-foot-1, 187-pounder not only has plus size, but he displays outstanding movement skills and agility on the perimeter. Beal looks like a natural cover corner on the island with the potential to play in a nose-to-nose position or from distance. He flashes outstanding footwork, balance and body control shadowing receivers while staying in their hip pocket down the field. Beal's discipline and detail in coverage suggest that he could grow into a front-line player in a diverse scheme that features man and zone concepts with a variety of techniques. - Bucky Brooks, NFL.com
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Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)
Mar 1, 2017; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Carolina Panters general manager Dave Gettleman speaks to the media during the 2017 NFL Combine at the Indiana Convention Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports (Brian Spurlock)

The Broncos are interested in trading from their slot at No. 5 to the Giants' pick at No. 2, reports Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, who says the Broncos would be doing so in order to select a quarterback.

Rapoport also reiterated what he reported earlier Thursday -- that the Giants seem intent on holding on to the No. 2 pick.

"I don't think you rule out anything at this point," head coach Pat Shurmur said on Thursday, "but we're planning on picking there at No 2."

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham looks on before a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham looks on before a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveOdell Beckham, Jr. was back in the building for the start of the Giants' offseason program on Monday morning, just as new coach Pat Shurmur said he always expected. For any other player, that would simply be treated as business as usual.

For Beckham, though, business is rarely "usual" and his return to East Rutherford, N.J., comes amid a wild swirl of speculation about his future with the team. So what does his presence mean? Will he be on the Giants in 2018? Will he eventually get a new, lucrative, long-term contract?

There'll be a time to figure all of that out, of course. For now, Shurmur is just focusing on what he considers the most important news of the day: Beckham, as promised, showed up...

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DNL: Beckham reports to Giants 00:04:37
The Daily News Live panel discusses the significance of Odell Beckham showing up at the Giants' facility after a tumultuous offseason.

Ralph Vacchiano | Facebook | Twitter | ArchiveOdell Beckham, Jr. was back in the building for the start of the Giants' offseason program on Monday morning, just as new coach Pat Shurmur said he always expected. For any other player, that would simply be treated as business as usual.

For Beckham, though, business is rarely "usual" and his return to East Rutherford, N.J., comes amid a wild swirl of speculation about his future with the team. So what does his presence mean? Will he be on the Giants in 2018? Will he eventually get a new, lucrative, long-term contract?

There'll be a time to figure all of that out, of course. For now, Shurmur is just focusing on what he considers the most important news of the day: Beckham, as promised, showed up...

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Dec 31, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) enters the field before playing the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports (Philip G. Pavely)
Dec 31, 2017; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback William Gay (22) enters the field before playing the Cleveland Browns at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Philip G. Pavely-USA TODAY Sports (Philip G. Pavely)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - New Giants defensive backs coach Lou Anarumo didn't sound too worried about the team's depth at cornerback when he spoke to the media on Wednesday morning. This might explain why.

The Giants are expected to sign veteran cornerback William Gay, an NFL source told SNY. The 33-year-old veteran is due to meet with the team on Thursday, as first reported by his former Steelers teammate, Bryant McFadden, who now works for CBS Sports. The deal is contingent on Gay passing a physical...

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New York Giants' Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)
New York Giants' Landon Collins (21) returns an interception for a touchdown during the first half of a preseason NFL football game against the New York Jets Saturday, Aug. 26, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez) (Julio Cortez/AP)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Almost everything the Giants have done this offseason indicates they're switching from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4. But that's not how new defensive coordinator James Bettcher describes his scheme. Or at least that's not how he wants to describe it.

"Hanging your hat on scheme, you don't win that way," Bettcher said on Wednesday. "You hang your hat on the things that mean the most. And those things are being relentless, playing hard, playing smart and playing physical in the game."

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New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham looks on before a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham looks on before a play against the Los Angeles Chargers during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Bill Kostroun) (Bill Kostroun/AP)

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EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Mike Shula, the Giants' new offensive coordinator, called Odell Beckham, Jr. "a vital part of our offense" and said he's looking forward to coaching him. In other words, he expects Beckham will be on his team this year.

That actually was one of the strongest endorsements the star receiver has gotten over the last 11 days as speculation swirled that the Giants were considering trading Beckham, their best player. That speculation may not be dead just yet, but Shula is apparently ignoring it...

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Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)
Sep 24, 2017; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard (87) runs for a 77-yard touchdown against the Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Philadelphia defeated New York 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Danielle Parhizkaran/Northjersey.com via USA TODAY NETWORK (Danielle Parhizkaran)

Giants WR Sterling Shepard and DE Jason Pierre-Paul are active for the team's matchup with the Cowboys on Sunday at MetLife Stadium.

Tags: Davis Webb, Eli Apple, Jason Pierre-Paul, Justin Pugh, San Francisco Giants, Sterling Shepard, Tavarres King
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Daily News Live: Stanton suitors 00:03:01
The Daily News Live crew discusses Giancarlo Stanton's decision to name the Yankees as one of four teams he would like to be traded to.

The Yankees are among four teams that Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton would approve a trade to, according to Sirius XM's Craig Mish.

The other three teams include the Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers and Houston Astros, according to Mish, who also notes Stanton's "desire to win has been greatly understated."

Stanton, the subject of trade rumors over the past few weeks as the Marlins reportedly look to cut $65 million from their payroll next season, has a no-trade clause in his 13-year, $325 million contract, and has not approved a trade to the San Francisco Giants or St. Louis Cardinals, two teams who have heavily pursued acquiring the 28-year-old MVP.

The Marlins have already reportedly agreed on the "general framework" in a deal with the Cardinals and Giants, and Stanton had met with both clubs, according to Mish, however it is unclear where they stand.

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New York Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero pitches to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park. (Andrew Villa/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets starting pitcher Rafael Montero pitches to the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at AT&T Park. (Andrew Villa/USA TODAY Sports)

Mets RHP Rafael Montero earned his first major-league win since 2014 by allowing just one run in 5 2/3 innings of work during Sunday's 8-2 win against Giants at AT&T Park.

Making his third start of the season, Montero struck out a season-high seven batters and allowed one run and five hits in his best outing of the year. He had pitched in relief during seven of his previous eight appearances.

"You've got to get some confidence back and it all starts from the way we pitched," manager Terry Collins said after the game, speaking about Montero.

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New York Mets catcher Rene Rivera hits a ball against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at AT&T Park. (Andrew Villa/USA TODAY Sports)
New York Mets catcher Rene Rivera hits a ball against the San Francisco Giants in the fifth inning at AT&T Park. (Andrew Villa/USA TODAY Sports)

Rene Rivera hit two of the Mets' four home runs as their month-long power surge continued in Sunday's 8-2 win over the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park.

Jay Bruce hit his 20th home run of the season and Curtis Granderson added a solo home run that gave the Mets 46 home runs in June, the franchise's most in a month.

Rivera, who didn't record a multi-hit game since May 9, hit a two-run home run off Matt Moore in the second inning that gave the Mets a 3-0 lead, then made it 4-1 with a solo home run in the fourth inning, as New York won its third straight game following a four-game losing streak.

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Fans on Harvey's situation 00:04:32
Loud Mouth viewers express their thoughts on the Matt Harvey situation after he issued an apology at a press conference Tuesday.

Tommy Milone (0-0, 0.00 ERA) makes his Mets debut when they face Matt Cain (2-1, 4.70 ERA) and the Giants in the final game of a three-game series at Citi Field on Wednesday at 1:10 p.m.

Milone was claimed off waivers by the Mets this past weekend after he was designated for assignment by the Brewers earlier in the week.

In six appearances (three starts) this season with Milwuakee, Milone allowed 15 runs and 29 hits, including six home runs, while striking out 16 batters in 21 innings.

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The Mets (15-16) continue their three-game series against the Giants (11-22) tonight at Citi Field at 7:10 on SNY. Neil Walker hit a game-winning double in the ninth inning Monday night as the Mets beat the Giants, 4-3.

The Mets have won seven of their last 10 games and won three straight series ... Last night's win was the Mets' first walkoff win of the year. ... When Terry Collins manages his 1,004th game with the Mets tonight, he will pass Bobby Valentine for the second-most managed games in team history. Davey Johnson is first with 1,012.

Who is starting tonight for the Mets? 

Right-hander Zack Wheeler, (4.78 ERA/3.83 FIP, 1.25 WHIP), who allowed two runs on five hits while walking four and striking out four in 4 2/3 innings this past Saturday against the Nationals...

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Walker, Collins on walk-off win 00:06:01
Mets second baseman Neil Walker and manager Terry Collins break down the Mets' 4-3 win after Walker's walk-off single in the ninth.

Tonight at Citi Field, Zack Wheeler (1-2, 4.78 ERA) will oppose Jeff Samardzija (0-4, 5.03 ERA) at 7:10 p.m in the second game of a three-game series between the Mets and Giants.

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GEICO SportsNite: Matt Harvey 00:03:01
Justine Ward is joined by Daily News baseball writer John Harper to discuss Mets starting pitcher Matt Harvey's suspension.

Jacob deGrom (2-1, 3.68 ERA) and the Mets open a three-game series at home against Matt Moore (1-4, 6.75 ERA) and the Giants on Monday at 7:10 pm ET.

The Giants, who have lost six of their last eight games, were delayed leaving Cincinnati when their player bus broke down on the way to the airport late Sunday.

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New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches in the wild card game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)
New York Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard pitches in the wild card game against the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field. (Anthony Gruppuso/USA Today Sports Images)

Mets RHP Noah Syndergaard gave up two hits, while striking out 10 of 25 batters, through seven scoreless innings during Wednesday's 3-0 loss to the Giants.

"I've got to rank this one tonight as good as any under the circumstances," Terry Collins said of Syndergaard, who took a no-hitter in to the sixth inning. "He stepped up when we needed him. He stepped up last year when we needed him. He's grown so much, even though he's still very, very young, he's grown so much and matured so much as a pitcher. He's going to be really, really good."

Syndergaard threw 25 pitches in the fourth inning, 19 in the sixth inning and 18 in the seventh, finishing his night with 108 pitches thrown. Bumgarner, by contrast, threw just 21 pitches through the first three innings.

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Last night was a confusing experience. It was painful to experience 1,500 innings of baseball between March through last night, only to see it all go up in flames in the span of 10 minutes. I thought a few hours sleep might help my perspective, but it didn't. I'm still unsure where to begin this post-game write up. So, here's where I'm at with the following...


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Familia on disappointing loss 00:02:48
Jeurys Familia talks about giving up the game-winning home run to Conor Gillaspie in the NL Wild Card Game to send the Mets home.

A year after blowing three saves in the World Series, Jeurys Familia's postseason struggles continued as he allowed the go-ahead three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie in Wednesday's 3-0 loss in the wild card game to the San Francisco Giants at Citi Field.

"In any circumstances like that, your first thought is you let your teammates down when all you did all year long was picked them up," manager Terry Collins said. "But in the postseason when you give up and you lose games, it really can be hard on you."

Entering in a scoreless game in the ninth inning, Familia allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford and a one-out walk to Joe Panik to bring up Gillaspie, who hit Familia's 1-1 sinker deep over the right-center field fence to give the Giants a 3-0 lead that Madison Bumgarner would not relinquish.

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Terry Collins on Wild Card loss 00:07:13
New York Mets manager Terry Collins speaks to the media following the Mets' loss to the Giants in the NL Wild Card Game.

Jeurys Familia allowed a three-run home run to Conor Gillaspie with one out in the top of the ninth inning as the New York Mets' hopes to return to the World Series ended with a 3-0 loss to Madison Bumgarner and the San Francisco Giants in the wild card game on Wednesday at Citi Field.

In case you missed it…

  • Familia allowed a leadoff double to Brandon Crawford and a one-out walk to Joe Panik to bring up Gillaspie, who hit a three-run home run to right-center field to break a scoreless tie.
  • Bumgarner struck out six batters in a four-hit shutout. 
  • Addison Reed pitched out of a bases-loaded, two-out jam in the top of the eighth inning by striking out Hunter Pence.
  • Bumgarner got Asdrubal Cabrera to line out softly back to the mound with Ty Kelly on second base to end the bottom of the eighth inning.
  • Noah Syndergaard struck out 10 batters in seven scoreless innings and took a no-hitter into the sixth inning. He gave up two hits and three walks, throwing 70 of 108 pitches for strikes.
  • Denard Span broke up Syndergaard's no-hitter with a clean single with two outs in the sixth inning.
  • Curtis Granderson made a run-saving catch to end the sixth inning when he made a running, over-the-shoulder catch and crashed into the wall to rob Brandon Belt of an extra-base hit.

What's next…

The Giants face Jon Lester and the Chicago Cubs in Game 1 of the NLDS on Friday at 9:15 p.m. ET.

The Mets' season is over.

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The Mets take on the Giants in the National League Wild Card game at Citi Field at 8:00 p.m., which you can follow online here

The winner of the game moves on to play the Cubs in the NLDS...



Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60 ERA) gets the start for the Mets and will be opposed by LHP Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74 ERA) 

Syndergaard has made four previous playoff appearances (three starts) and was 2-1 with a 3.32 ERA. Over his final eight starts of this season, Syndergaard had a 2.19 ERA. He is 1-2 in his career against the Giants. His 2.60 ERA this season is the third-best in the majors. 

Bumgarner allowed four runs in five innings of work against the Mets on Aug. 18 in San Francisco. His 2.74 ERA was fourth in the majors, just one spot below Syndergaard's. Since 2014, he has 51 wins, which are most in the NL. Has a career 2.14 ERA in 14 playoff appearances. 

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MLB.com

Jonathan Mayo explains how the Mets built their current roster using a blended use of the draft, trades, free agency and international signings. >> Read more.

Anthony DiComo looks back at five moments that shaped the 2016 season, including Aug. 19, when the Mets hit rock bottom and turned everything around. >> Read more.

DiComo also writes about how Robert Gsellman and Seth Lugo are two X-Factors who are ready to have fun in the postseason. >> Read more.

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GEICO SportsNite: Wild Card game 00:01:48
Justine Ward, Nelson Figueroa and Jim Duquette preview the probable pitching matchup for the Wild Card game at Citi Field on Wednesday.

Buster Posey had a two-run single in the first and Denard Span a two-run triple in the third as San Francisco qualified for the NL wild card playoff game with a 7-1 win over the Dodgers Sunday in San Francisco.

The Giants will travel to New York to meet the Mets Wednesday in the one-game playoff at a time to be determined. Matt Moore allowed one run in eight innings to get the win for San Francisco.

On Wednesday, Noah Syndergaard (14-9, 2.60) will face Madison Bumgarner (15-9, 2.74) in a matchup of the league's two best pitchers. Bumgarner has two wins over the Mets this season. He dominated them in May in a 6-1 win at Citi Field, then struggled but survived in a 10-7 win in San Francisco Aug. 18.

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Sep 24, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports
Sep 24, 2016; San Diego, CA, USA; San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner (40) pitches against the San Diego Padres during the first inning at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

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The Mets will host Wednesday's Wild Card game, regardless of what happens Sunday. However, who they play is still very much up in the air...

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Where do things stand?

The Mets have four games left to play and lead the Giants and Cardinals by one loss, as the three teams continue battle for two Wild Card spots...

What happens if there is a two- or three-way tie? Read here!

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