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New York Mets

Stadium: Citi Field | Manager: Terry Collins
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National League 13th9th11th8th

Last Game

Fri, September 19
Turner Field
TV: FSN South
New York Mets
Atlanta Braves


W: Z. Wheeler (11-10)
J. Teheran (13-13)

Home Runs

NYM - L. Duda (28)  
- None


Tue Sep 9
W 2 - 0COL
Wed Sep 10
W 2 - 0COL
Thu Sep 11
L 6 - 2WAS
Fri Sep 12
W 4 - 3WAS
Sat Sep 13
L 10 - 3WAS
Sun Sep 14
L 3 - 0WAS
Mon Sep 15
L 6 - 5MIA
Tue Sep 16
W 9 - 1MIA
Wed Sep 17
L 4 - 3MIA
Fri Sep 19
W 5 - 0at ATL
7:10 pm EDT
at ATL
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Sep 21
at ATL
7:05 pm EDT
Tue Sep 23
at WAS
7:05 pm EDT
Wed Sep 24
at WAS
7:05 pm EDT
Thu Sep 25
at WAS
7:10 pm EDT
Fri Sep 26
7:10 pm EDT
Sat Sep 27
1:10 pm EDT
Sun Sep 28


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Zack Wheeler jumps one game over .500 Friday
by Igor Mello |

Mets starting pitcher Zack Wheeler turned in a gem Friday night against the Braves in Atlanta, improving to 11-10 on the year. The right-hander permitted five hits and two walks while striking out seven over six innings of a 5-0 victory.

Wheeler has permitted just one earned run over his last two starts away from home (12 innings). He owns a 3.49 ERA and a 1.33 WHIP over 31 starts (180 1/3 innings). His final start of the season will come Thursday at Washington.

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Kirk Nieuwenhuis takes a breather after passing kidney stone
by Igor Mello |

Mets outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis was held out of action Friday night against the Braves, one day removed from passing a kidney stone, reports.

Nieuwenhuis told the manager he's available as a pinch hitter and could be back in action a early as Saturday. He is hitting .242 with three homers and 14 RBI over 99 at-bats.

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Dillon Gee surrenders four runs in loss vs. Marlins
by R.J. White |

Mets pitcher Dillon Gee took a loss Wednesday, giving up four earned runs on seven hits and two walks in 6 2/3 innings and striking out four in his team's 4-3 defeat against the Marlins.

Gee (7-8) had a pair of runs score in the first inning, one on a wild pitch and the next on an infield single. The Marlins tacked on another run in the second inning before adding to a 3-2 lead in the seventh with an RBI double. Gee, who didn't surrender a home run for the first time in four starts, owns a 3.88 ERA, 1.22 WHIP and 92:43 K:BB ratio in 132 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Nationals next Wednesday.

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Juan Lagares to sit for a while with elbow injury
by Marty Gitlin |

Terry Collins has confirmed that Mets center fielder Juan Lagares will miss at least a few games with a sprained elbow, per ESPN.

Lagares left the Tuesday game with the injury. His hitless performance in two at-bats ended a four-game hitting streak.

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Fantasy Analysis | 1410972949
Wilmer Flores upping his stock for 2015
by Scott White | Senior Fantasy Writer

Granted, if the Mets make a play for Starlin Castro or some other high-profile shortstop this offseason, all bets are off, but Wilmer Flores' two-homer performance Tuesday against the Marlins was just the latest indication that the 23-year-old is on the verge of turning the corner.

And that's an exciting prospect for Fantasy owners now that he's proven at least competent at the weakest position in the game.

In his last 18 games, he's batting .303 with five home runs and a .984 OPS. He has struck out just twice in 66 at-bats during that stretch. In 43 games since the All-Star break (or since his return from the minors, more accurately), he has struck out just nine times in 140 at-bats.

That was his calling card in the minors, where he never struck out even 80 times in a season and was typically between 60 and 70. The high contact rate often resulted in a .300 batting average -- particularly in the upper levels, when he began to develop the power to hit 15-plus homers and 30-plus doubles.

It's a skill set similar to the one Edgardo Alfonzo brought with him to the majors in the late 90s. If you were playing Fantasy then, you'll probably remember he had a few years when he was a pretty stellar option even at the height of the steroids era. And he wasn't even a shortstop during that time.

Sleeper alert?

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2014 Team Leaders
AVGDaniel Murphy , 2B.299
HRLucas Duda , 1B28
RBILucas Duda , 1B85
OBPLucas Duda , 1B.353
SLGLucas Duda , 1B.478
RDaniel Murphy , 2B76
SBEric Young , LF29
WBartolo Colon , SP14
ERAZack Wheeler , SP3.49
WHIPBartolo Colon , SP1.21
KZack Wheeler , SP180
SVJenrry Mejia , RP26
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