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5/24/2015 | Collins meets with struggling Mets after loss

Moments after his team trudged off the field for the third straight day, recording fewer hits (20) than the Pirates scored runs (21) during a three-game sweep, Mets manager Terry Collins walked into PNC Park's visiting clubhouse ready to preach.

5/24/2015 | Niese stumbles in middle innings in loss to Bucs

As recently as 15 days ago, Jon Niese led all Mets starting pitchers in ERA. He gave up eight earned runs over his first 37 innings, establishing his place as a trusted veteran in a rotation full of younger, more high-powered arms. Niese has since given up 16 runs in 16 innings, more than doubling his ERA from 1.95 to 4.08.

5/24/2015 | Mets recall Muno, option Monell to Triple-A

With their offense flagging and multiple members of their starting lineup battling injuries, the Mets made a roster move after Sunday's 9-1 loss to the Pirates to increase their versatility. The team recalled infielder Danny Muno from Triple-A Las Vegas, optioning catcher Johnny Monell.

5/24/2015 | Liriano whiffs 12 as Pirates sweep away Mets

Left-hander Francisco Liriano bounced back from his worst start of the season, completing a trio of dominant starting-pitching performances as the Pirates swept the Mets with a 9-1 win at PNC Park on Sunday.

5/24/2015 | Gee back to Minors to accommodate Harvey

In a continuation of what he called "the weirdest year in baseball I've ever had," Dillon Gee returned to the Mets on Sunday, only to be told that he's about to leave again. The Mets are having Gee make a third rehab start in part to accommodate Matt Harvey, whom they do not want to give too much extra rest between starts -- despite what Terry Collins called a possible case of "dead arm."

5/24/2015 | Lagares, Duda out of lineup with nagging injuries

A Mets team struggling to score runs sustained two additional blows before Sunday's series finale at PNC Park, when first baseman Lucas Duda and center fielder Juan Lagares reported soreness due to nagging injuries. The Mets held both players out of their starting lineup.

5/24/2015 | Phillies looking to change fortunes against rival Mets

The Phillies haven't had much success against the Mets this season, having lost five of six games. The NL East rivals meet again as Philadelphia wraps up its three city, 10-game road swing in New York.

5/23/2015 | Harvey pays the price on tough day for Mets

The final indignity of the Mets' rotten Saturday occurred in the seventh inning of their 8-2 loss to the Pirates, some time after the worst outing of Matt Harvey's career had come to an end. Eric Campbell, the replacement for injured third baseman David Wright, fielded a routine grounder and fired it into the stands, resulting in an error and an eighth Pirates run.

5/23/2015 | Looking for sweep, Bucs tab Liriano vs. Mets' Niese

A day removed from the much-anticipated matchup between Matt Harvey and A.J. Burnett, the Mets and Pirates look to left-handers in the series finale on Sunday at PNC Park. Jon Niese will try to help the Mets salvage the finale, while fellow southpaw Francisco Liriano looks to lead the Pirates to a three-game sweep.

5/23/2015 | Burnett cruises as Bucs bash around Harvey

Saturday's game at PNC Park was billed as a pitchers' duel, a showdown between Mets ace Matt Harvey and veteran A.J. Burnett. But the Pirates quickly turned it into the worst start of Harvey's young career, running away with an 8-2 win over the Mets. Burnett, meanwhile, struck out 10 and improved to 4-1 with a Major League-best 1.37 ERA.

5/23/2015 | Collins does some convincing on 6-man rotation

Mets manager Terry Collins gathered five-sixths of his starting rotation together on Saturday to discuss specifics of the team's new six-man rotation, which should take effect next week. Dillon Gee is set to arrive in Pittsburgh late Saturday, at which point Collins will relay the plan to him as well.

5/23/2015 | Mets trying to find trade partner for Nieuwenhuis

The Mets are poking around to find potential trade partners for outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis, whom they designated for assignment earlier this week.

5/23/2015 | Wright diagnosed with spinal stenosis

The Mets have once again put third baseman David Wright's rehab on hiatus after he was diagnosed with spinal stenosis, a narrowing of the spinal column.

5/22/2015 | Secure Thor takes positives from uneven start

For much of his 4-1 defeat to the Pirates on Friday night, Noah Syndergaard flashed plenty more of what the Mets know he can to be. For that reason, and because the Mets feel he has little left to prove in the Minors, manager Terry Collins confirmed afterward what most around the team already knew.

5/22/2015 | Mets try to reward Harvey, but Bucs have Burnett

Matt Harvey is winless in his last two starts despite holding opposing hitters scoreless over 15 innings combined. Harvey, one of baseball's top pitchers, looks to capture that elusive sixth win of the 2015 campaign against A.J. Burnett and the Pirates on Saturday at PNC Park.

5/22/2015 | Bucs' Cole fans 10 Mets, outduels Thor

Gerrit Cole emerged victorious in a battle of electric young right arms Friday night, outdueling Noah Syndergaard and looking like one of the National League's top pitchers as the Pirates beat the Mets, 4-1, at PNC Park.

5/22/2015 | Why Syndergaard can be top-of-rotation guy

Noah Syndergaard was a supplemental first-round selection out of high school by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 2010 First Year Player Draft. A right-handed pitcher, Syndergaard has the type of upside that can either lead or compliment the top of the Mets rotation for years to come.

5/22/2015 | Wright, d'Arnaud take BP, near rehab stints

Injured Mets hitters David Wright and Travis d'Arnaud both took batting practice on Friday for the first time since their injuries, setting them up to begin Minor League rehab assignments next week.

5/22/2015 | With Gee returning, Mets go with 6-man rotation

Manager Terry Collins indicated Friday that the Mets plan to proceed with a six-man starting staff indefinitely, fitting both Noah Syndergaard and Dillon Gee into their rotation while offering strategic rest to Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom, Bartolo Colon and others.

5/22/2015 | Offense must pitch in for Mets to compete

The Mets will only go as far as their starting rotation takes them, but being one-dimensional doesn't bode well for their postseason aspirations.

5/20/2015 | Garcia makes 2015 debut against deGrom, Mets

Lefty Jaime Garcia will make his 2015 debut on Thursday as the Cardinals close out a four-game series against the Mets at Citi Field. Right-hander Jacob deGrom will make the start for New York.

5/20/2015 | Sizzling Cardinals shut out Mets

The Cardinals' offense continued to sizzle for a second straight night, smacking 14 hits to back Carlos Martinez in a 9-0 thumping of the Mets on Wednesday. New York starter Colon struggled for the third straight start, allowing 11 hits and nine runs (eight earned) over 4 1/3 innings.

5/20/2015 | Bartolo can't convert historic feat into win

By recording the first eight outs of Wednesday's game against the Cardinals without issuing a walk, Bartolo Colon set a franchise record for command and continued one of the most impeccable control streaks in Major League history.

5/19/2015 | Niese struggles with execution vs. Cards

Jon Niese, the Mets' longest-tenured starter and lone left-hander, looked nothing like the pitcher who led his rotation in ERA just 10 days ago as he struggled against the Cardinals.

5/19/2015 | Martinez takes on Colon as Cards-Mets continues

Carlos Martinez opposes Bartolo Colon in the third game of the four-game series between the Cardinals and Mets on Wednesday.

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