7hKieran Darcy

Rapid Reaction: Mets 4, Padres 0

Noah Syndergaard pitched eight shutout innings, and Lucas Duda hit a 462-foot home run -- the longest hit by a Met at Citi Field -- on Monday night.

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Noah Syndergaard shines in Mets' 4-0 win

The RHP took a perfect game bid into the 7th, and he struck out nine, walked none and gave up three hits through 8 innings of shutout ball vs. the Padres. Tyler Clippard tossed a scoreless 9th in his first game with the Mets. Box score

Syndergaard's perfect game bid ends in 7th

Will Venable and Yangervis Solarte hit back-to-back singles to open the 7th for the Padres' first hits of the game. However, Noah Syndergaard escaped the jam by getting Matt Kemp to pop out and Justin Upton to ground into a double play. The Mets still lead 2-0. Follow live

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Syndergaard perfect through 5

The Mets rookie has struck out 6 Padres over 5 innings, throwing 71 pitches. Lucas Duda's 2-run HR has provided the game's only offense. Follow live

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Mejia suspended 162 games (2:00)
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12hAdam Rubin

Doctors to Steven Matz: Wait another week

GM Sandy Alderson said the strained lat muscle on Steven Matz's left side hasn't improved enough for the rookie to be cleared for throwing.

Duda's long blast gives Mets early lead

Lucas Duda's 2-run HR off James Shields in the 1st gave New York a 2-0 lead. Duda's shot was calculated at 462 feet, the longest ever by a Mets player at Citi Field. Follow live

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13hAdam Rubin

Mets' Mejia suspended 162 games for PEDs

New York Mets right-hander Jenrry Mejia has been suspended 162 games without pay after testing positive for performance-enhancing substances, his second PED-related suspension.

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Jenrry Mejia suspended 162 games

The Mets reliever already served an 80-game suspension earlier this season for a PED violation. According to MLB, Mejia tested positive for Stanozolol and Boldenone.

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14hAdam Rubin

New Mets reliever Clippard calls Nats 'beatable'

Tyler Clippard spent seven seasons with the Nationals before getting traded to the A's in January. Now with the rival Mets, Clippard is not prepared to anoint the Nats division champs just yet.

Clippard on Nats: 'They're beatable'

New Mets reliever Tyler Clippard isn't ready to crown the Nats division champs just yet: "There's no perfect team in baseball right now. Everybody can go on skids. ... Obviously they've battled the injury bug this year. I think they're getting a couple of guys back today (Jayson Werth and Ryan Zimmerman). But you never know."

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Mets should make Gomez next acquisition

ESPN Insider Jim Bowden says the New York Mets would cap a successful trade run by getting OF Carlos Gomez from the Milwaukee Brewers along with LHP Neal Cotts. Deadline deals Bowden would like to see

2015 Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs35330th
Batting Average.23629th
On Base Percentage.30027th
Slugging Percentage.36229th
Earned Run Average3.233rd
Quality Starts652nd
WHIP1.171st
BAA.2394th

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