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Cardinals pitcher Trevor Rosenthal was late covering first base on a two-out grounder by Jose Reyes that turned into a game-winning single in the ninth inning, lifting the New York Mets over St. Louis 3-2 Thursday.
Jerry Crasnick ESPN Senior Writer
The Mets have several veteran hitters (Jay Bruce, Curtis Granderson, Asdrubal Cabrera and Lucas Duda) attracting varying degrees of interest as the trade deadline approaches. But closer Addison Reed is generating the widest range of inquiries and is the Mets player most likely to be moved by July 31, sources say. Reed is having a strong year and is eligible for free agency in November.
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Since the start of the 2016 season, Jake Lamb is one of five left-handed batters to have 50 home runs and 150 RBI.
Staked to an early lead, Jacob deGrom pitched into the seventh inning and won his career-best seventh straight start as the Mets beat the St. Louis Cardinals 7-3 on Wednesday.
The Mets reportedly are willing to take on salary in deadline deals, making it easier to deal veterans such as Jay Bruce.
"Very few teams have a guy they can hand the ball to and say, 'Win us a game.'" With all the ailing arms in Flushing, deGrom has been that guy.
Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes continues to struggle at the plate. "There's a little concern there," manager Terry Collins said. "... This is all new to us."
Michael Wacha threw a three-hitter for his first career shutout, Matt Carpenter had four hits, and the St. Louis Cardinals beat the New York Mets 5-0 Tuesday night.
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was loudly booed Tuesday night after he snagged a foul ball during the Cardinals-Mets game.
The Yankees have reportedly reached out to their crosstown rivals about impending free agents Lucas Duda and Addison Reed.
First baseman James Loney has signed a one-year, $350,000 contract to play in South Korea.
The Cardinals rookie piled on with a home run in his fourth straight game against New York, continuing to prove his worth at the big league level.
Paul DeJong homered against the New York Mets for the fourth straight game and Adam Wainwright hit an RBI double while winning his fourth consecutive start, sending the St. Louis Cardinals to a 6-3 victory Monday night.
Mark Simon ESPN Staff
With his 6th-inning HR, Lucas Duda now has 124 HR, tied with Todd Hundley for 7th in Mets history.
Mark Simon ESPN Staff
The Mets not only got good news on Matt Harvey, they also got some on second baseman Neil Walker, who ran the bases prior to Monday's game with the Cardinals and hopes to see game action by the weekend, according to Terry Collins. Walker has been out since June 14 with a partly torn left hamstring.
Mets pitchers Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey both "looked free and easy," according to manager Terry Collins, as they began their respective rehab throwing programs on Monday at Citi Field.
Almonte, Vargas hit 450-plus foot homers
The long ball once again dominated on Sunday, with three home runs going farther than 430 feet, including Abraham Almonte's ninth-inning blast against the A's.
Ian Desmond provided an instant spark for the slumping Rockies in his return from the disabled list, and Nolan Arenado hit one of Colorado's three homers Sunday during a 13-4 rout of Steven Matz and the New York Mets.
On Base Percentage.32219th
Earned Run Average4.9228th