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Morning Briefing: It's Yoenis Cespedes Day!

NEW YORK --FIRST PITCH: Yoenis Cespedes is poised to make his New York Mets debut as Citi Field finally is buzzing.Cespedes, acquired at the trade deadline from the Detroit Tigers for minor league right-handers Michael Fulmer and Luis Cessa, is expected to start in left field as the Mets continue a series against the division-leading Washington Nationals at 7:10 p.

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Web Gems: Friday, July 31

Does Hansel Robles' sliding stop and throw from the ground top Omar Infante's flip to Alcides Escobar? Vote at @BBTN, using #WebGems.

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Flores wraps wild two days with walkoff

Saluted all night by a Citi Field crowd appreciative of his desire to remain with the organization, Wilmer Flores delivered a storybook finish to cap a wacky stretch. 'You can’t write that'

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Tears of joy: Flores walk-off HR propels Mets

New fan favorite Wilmer Flores hit a leadoff homer in the 12th inning to give the New York Mets a 2-1 victory over the Washington Nationals on Friday night in the opener of a pivotal series betwe

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Final: Mets 2, Nationals 1

Wilmer Flores thought he was traded to the Brewers Wednesday night. The Mets are happy he's still at Citi Field after he hit a walk-off homer in the 12th to beat the Nationals. Box score

Cespedes: Tigers trading me not 'smart'

New Met Yoenis Cespedes told ESPN Deportes' Marly Rivera that he found out about the move via TV and said about the Tigers: "I don’t think it was a good decision to throw in the towel this early. There’s still a lot of baseball to be played. But I know this is a business, and I am sure they know what they’re doing." 'I feel no pressure'

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Matt Harvey rolling through Nationals

The Mets' starter has needed just 57 pitches to get through 5 perfect innings at Citi Field. Harvey has 6 strikeouts, the most he has recorded in a start since July 11. Follow live

Mets' deadline drama ends with 'W'

Wilmer Flores—and Mets fans—had a roller coaster week. In the end, acquiring Yoenis Cespedes without sacrificing Zack Wheeler is a win for New York. Trade deadline winners and losers

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No trade good for Wheeler owners

From a fantasy perspective, Zack Wheeler staying with the Mets is great news. When the right-hander returns from his elbow injury, he'll do so with pitcher-friendly Citi Field still as his home park. Deadline fantasy winners, losers (Insider)

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NL East showdown begins

The Nationals start a three-game series in New York tonight, looking to extend their three-game lead over the Mets in the NL East. New York stole the show at the trade deadline by getting OF Yoenis Cespedes.

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Friday's Mets-Nationals lineups

The Mets enter their weekend series trailing the Nats by three games for the top spot in the NL East.

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Trade deadline winners and losers

After a week that saw a good deal of movement, we sort out who made the most of the deadline and who didn't do enough.

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs36530th
Batting Average.23430th
On Base Percentage.29929th
Slugging Percentage.36329th
Earned Run Average3.263rd
Quality Starts682nd
WHIP1.171st
BAA.2405th

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