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9/26/2016 | Tearful return: Emotional Marlins win

Jose Fernandez's presence was everywhere on Monday night, and collectively, the Marlins fed off the energy. Dee Gordon set the tone with a tearful leadoff homer that tugged at the heartstrings of everyone at Marlins Park. Gordon had four hits and Justin Bour collected three, helping the Marlins break open a big lead and hold off the Mets, 7-3, on a night they paid tribute to Fernandez, whose death on Sunday morning in a boating accident rocked the sports world.

9/26/2016 | Mets, Marlins unite in remembering Jose

The Marlins on Monday honored pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident early Sunday morning, with a rousing ceremony prior to the team's series opener against the Mets at Marlins Park. The ceremony featured a moment of silence and a trumpet rendition of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."

9/26/2016 | Matz sees doctor; season most likely over

For at least the fourth time since reporting discomfort in his left shoulder in mid-August, Mets left-hander Steven Matz visited a doctor in Manhattan on Monday for a checkup. Though Mets staff members in Miami did not know details of his visit as of Monday afternoon, they did indicate that Matz's stalled progress means he almost certainly will not return this season.

9/26/2016 | Wound still raw, Marlins try to remain focused

The memorial for Jose Fernandez outside Marlins Park will not vanish overnight. Nor will the pain. For manager Terry Collins' Mets, however, Tuesday's game represents another integral part of a postseason push. Noah Syndergaard, who missed his last start due to strep throat, will start opposite Tom Koehler.

9/25/2016 | Gsellman ascending ranks of Mets' rotation

Retiring 16 of the final 18 batters he faced in Sunday's game, Robert Gsellman overcame the one weakness he had displayed over his first five starts: a propensity for allowing significant damage his third trip through the batting order.

9/25/2016 | Mets fondly recall Fernandez's 'love for the game'

In the hours following Jose Fernandez's death in a boating accident early Sunday morning, the Mets focused their energies not on remembering the pitcher they battled and respected so many times over the past four seasons. They instead recalled the young man who treated their clubhouse staff so sweetly during the 2013 All-Star Game at Citi Field.

9/25/2016 | With heavy hearts, Mets and Marlins begin series

There will be grief, infinite and untold, for those who walk into Marlins Park on Monday. For those who walk past the makeshift memorials already lining the ballpark. For those who remember Jose Fernandez with their words, their stories, and those who do so with their silence, their deference.

9/25/2016 | Mets rout Phils, take NL Wild Card lead

Considering the jagged state of their starting rotation, the Mets were set up for trouble heading into a four-game series against the Phillies this weekend. It would not have taken much for their burgeoning playoff hopes to dim before their eyes.

9/24/2016 | Young Mets keep battling with spirited rally

For months now, the Mets have patched their rotation with spare parts and bubble gum. And it's worked. New York has played large swaths of the season's second half without Matt Harvey, Jacob deGrom and Steven Matz, vaulting back into the postseason race because young pitchers Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman have been better than expected.

9/24/2016 | Flores' season in jeopardy with injured wrist

Mets infielder Wilmer Flores is concerned he may not play again this season due to the wrist injury that has already cost him most of September.

9/24/2016 | Mets continue their Wild Card pursuit against rival Phillies

The Mets hope for no issues from right-hander Robert Gsellman, who squares off against Phillies righty Jake Thompson in the series finale on Sunday afternoon at Citi Field.

9/24/2016 | Mets fall into Wild Card tie after loss to Phils

While Noah Syndergaard spent his Saturday recuperating from a case of strep throat, spot starter Sean Gilmartin allowed five runs to a Phillies club that has shown plenty of life this weekend as they held on for a 10-8 win over the Mets on Saturday at Citi Field.

9/23/2016 | Conforto regains late-season swagger with clutch HR

Michael Conforto's bat helped push the Mets into the postseason and on to their unlikely World Series run in 2015. One year later, his team is hoping he can push them there again.

9/23/2016 | Collins' bullpen shuffle paying off for Mets

No sooner had Terry Collins opted to take his starting pitcher, Gabriel Ynoa, out of the Mets' 10-5 win over the Phillies on Friday than he began weaving a bullpen thread through his mind.

9/23/2016 | Gilmartin, Mets continue NL Wild Card quest vs. Phils

Noah Syndergaard was scratched from Saturday night's game against the Phillies at Citi Field because of strep throat. Sean Gilmartin will start in his place. The announcement came a day after New York scratched Steven Matz because of soreness in his left shoulder.

9/23/2016 | Strep throat forces Syndergaard to skip Saturday start

Mets pitcher Noah Syndergaard will not make his scheduled start Saturday due to strep throat. Left-hander Sean Gilmartin will start in his place.

9/23/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Mets barrel up, walk off

On Thursday, the Statcast™ lab introduced barrels, a new metric that combines exit velocity and launch angle to identify the best contact. The Mets then went out and provided two good examples.

9/22/2016 | Thriller night: Mets turn page with emotional win

The Mets said they had put the disappointment of Wednesday behind them. "Everything that happened yesterday and the day before is in the past," Asdrubal Cabrera said Thursday night. Sure it is. Easy to say now, because of what Cabrera did in the 11th inning against the Phillies. His three-run home run off Phillies reliever Edubray Ramos and the resulting 9-8 Mets win didn't erase what happened a day before, but it sure did change the story at Citi Field.

9/22/2016 | Ynoa to sub for Matz in 2nd MLB start vs. Phils

Steven Matz had been scheduled to pitch against the Phillies at Citi Field, but he was scratched because of pain and discomfort in his left shoulder on Thursday. Rookie right-hander Gabrial Ynoa will pitch in his place opposite the Phillies' Jeremy Hellickson.

9/22/2016 | NYC hails a Cab(rera)! Met's HR wows Citi

Ender Inciarte was safely in Miami with the Braves. No one was going to take this win away from the Mets, who needed it so badly. They had to work all night and they had to come back three times, but when it was all over Asdrubal Cabrera's three-run home run off Edubray Ramos in the 11th inning gave them a dramatic 9-8 win over the Phillies Thursday night at Citi Field.

9/22/2016 | Davis, Satin return to their roots in Brooklyn

Coney Island is familiar territory for Ike Davis and Josh Satin, as is all that makes up the kaleidoscopic nature of baseball there. The color-coated hot dogs racing down the left field line, the red-yellow roller coasters rumbling beyond the outfield wall, the ocean breeze streaming from the stands in right, that, if turned stiff, can bat down home run balls like bricks. Coney Island is baseball home for them, in some ways, the place where Davis and Satin began professional careers that would culminate in careers with the New York Mets.

9/22/2016 | Matz's shoulder sore, will not start Friday

Mets pitcher Steven Matz, who is recovering from a left shoulder inpingement, will not start Friday as originally scheduled. General manager Sandy Alderson announced Thursday that Matz experienced shoulder soreness following Wednesday's bullpen session at Citi Field.

9/22/2016 | In disbelief, Mets can only tip cap to Inciarte

Skying over the right-center-field wall, the Braves' Ender Inciarte turned a win -- Yoenis Cespedes' drive was clearly headed over the wall for a three-run homer -- into a 4-3 Mets loss and a three-game series sweep on Wednesday night.

9/22/2016 | Statcast of the Day: Inciarte leaves all in awe

According to Statcast™, Yoenis Cespedes hit the final out of Wednesday's 4-3 Braves win over the Mets with an exit velocity of 101.7 mph and a launch angle of 28 degrees. Such batted balls are a hit 84 percent of the time and a home run 72 percent of the time. Ender Inciarte made sure this one was neither.

9/21/2016 | Game Ender! Walk-off dazzler denies Mets

Yoenis Cespedes nearly won Wednesday night's game for the Mets on a walk-off, three-run homer in the ninth, but center fielder Ender Inciarte robbed him with a leaping catch at the wall. The resulting 4-3 win was the sixth in a row for the Braves at Citi Field and their fifth straight overall.

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