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4/15/2014 | Granderson pays tribute to Robinson on cleats

Curtis Granderson proudly showed off the pair of cleats he had custom made for Tuesday's Jackie Robinson Day celebration at Chase Field -- black with white trim and the words "Thank You Jackie" printed on the back.

4/15/2014 | Lagares to 15-day DL; Granderson day to day

The Mets placed Juan Lagares on the disabled list Tuesday, a day after he strained his right hamstring running out a ground ball. To take Lagares' spot, the Mets recalled outfielder Kirk Nieuwenhuis from Triple-A Las Vegas.

4/14/2014 | Granderson, Lagares depart with injuries

Five innings after crashing into Chase Field's right-field wall, a banged-up Curtis Granderson left Monday's game against the D-backs. X-rays on Granderson's left rib cage, left forearm and left knee all came back negative. Moments later, Juan Lagares departed with a strained right hamstring after grounding into a fielder's choice.

4/14/2014 | Mejia, Arroyo look to keep ball in the yard

Consider it a minor miracle that despite the 10 runs between them, neither the Mets nor D-backs homered in Monday's series opener. The teams entered this week having given up the first- and second-most home runs of any club in the Majors. Tuesday's starters, right-handers Bronson Arroyo and Jenrry Mejia, have given up a combined five home runs in 20 1/3 innings this season.

4/14/2014 | Mets' Triple-A starting pitchers on a roll

The Mets' Triple-A pitchers continue knocking on the Major League door. One day after Daisuke Matsuzaka carried a no-hitter into the sixth inning for Triple-A Las Vegas, Rafael Montero did likewise in a win over Fresno.

4/14/2014 | Duda's four hits, Wheeler's solid start carry Mets

On a night when the Mets lost two outfielders due to injury, Lucas Duda and Zack Wheeler did all they could to ensure it wouldn't matter. Wheeler delivered a quality start and Duda rapped out four hits Monday for the Mets, who escaped with a 7-3 win over the D-backs despite losing Curtis Granderson and Juan Lagares to injuries.

4/13/2014 | Collmenter looks to give D-backs a shot in the arm

Both Zack Wheeler and Josh Collmenter will look to return to familiar form when the Mets take on the D-backs in the first game of the three-game series on Monday in Phoenix.

4/13/2014 | Chavez, Santiago seek first wins in AL West clash

A's starter Jesse Chavez and Angels left-hander Hector Santiago are crucial to their teams' rebuilt rotations early in 2014. And when the American League West rivals meet Monday night at 7:05 p.m. PT at Angel Stadium to start a three-game series, both will be pitching for their first wins of the season.

4/13/2014 | Colon surrenders back-to-back-to-back homers in first

The Angels spent Sunday blasting New York's staff veteran, Bartolo Colon, for nine runs in a 14-2 loss, undoing much of the good work the Mets had accomplished earlier in the week.

4/13/2014 | Wright, Murphy ejected in seventh

David Wright and Daniel Murphy were both ejected in the seventh inning for arguing with home-plate umpire Toby Basner.

4/13/2014 | Mets take much-needed break from batting practice

No batting practice Sunday morning for the Mets. No need for it. After playing 24 innings in their first two games at Angel Stadium, stepping to the plate a total of 98 times as a team, the Mets were more interested in a morning of much-needed rest.

4/13/2014 | Granderson says youth need to learn about pioneers

Granderson bemoaned the fact that he never seemed to hear as much about Aaron growing up as he did Babe Ruth. But Major League Baseball has worked hard in recent years to increase its popularity among black youths, and Tuesday's Jackie Robinson Day is an annual reminder of that.

4/13/2014 | Mets roll back prices for Shea's anniversary

The Mets will celebrate Shea Stadium's 50th anniversary by rolling back ticket prices for their April 18-20 games against the Braves at Citi Field. A limited number of promenade outfield and promenade reserved tickets are be available for the 1964 box seat price of $3.50, at

4/13/2014 | Veteran hurlers square off for Mets, Angels

A member of the Angels from 2004-07 and the A's from 2012-13, Bartolo Colon will return to one of his many old homes for Sunday's rubber match between the Mets and Angels. Colon will start opposite Angels left-hander C.J. Wilson, who has spent his entire 10-year career in the American League West.

4/13/2014 | Recker's HR gives Mets 13-inning win over Angels

Anthony Recker hit a tiebreaking homer in the 13th inning Saturday to lead the Mets to a 7-6 win over the Angels.

4/12/2014 | Tejada, d'Arnaud get a breather against Angels

After manning shortstop for every inning of the Mets' first 10 games, Ruben Tejada gave way to Omar Quintanilla for the first time this season on Saturday night against the Angels. Catcher Travis d'Arnaud also took a routine day of rest, with Anthony Recker replacing him in the lineup.

4/12/2014 | Relief corps limited after heavy usage

The Mets entered Saturday night's contest against the Angels in Anaheim with a depleted bullpen after relying heavily on the relief corps this week.

4/11/2014 | Overworked bullpen stings Mets in wild finish

With the bases loaded in the 11th, Mets reliever Jeurys Familia -- working in his third inning -- hit Hank Conger with a pitch to drop a 5-4 decision in the series opener at Angel Stadium on Friday night.

4/11/2014 | Weaver, Niese looking to round into form

When Angels ace Jered Weaver and Mets southpaw Jon Niese hook up on Saturday night in the middle game of an Interleague series at Angel Stadium, they'll be looking to lock into a groove that can carry them for months.

4/11/2014 | Satin, Brown joining lineup against Angels' lefties

With the Angels sending left-handers Tyler Skaggs and C.J. WIlson to the mound this weekend, Mets manager Terry Collins said it's an opportunity for Josh Satin and Andrew Brown to see at-bats.

4/11/2014 | Niese's pitch count elevated for second start

Left-hander Jon Niese will have an expanded pitch count in his start Saturday against the Angels. "It will probably be around 105 pitches," manager Terry Collins said.

4/11/2014 | Collins reflects on tenure in Anaheim

Mets manager Terry Collins returned Friday to the ballpark where he guided the Angels from 1997-99 -- his last Major League managerial job before he was hired by New York in 2011. "It's been a long time," he said. "It was a great place."

4/11/2014 | C. Young moving rehab work up to Triple-A

Mets outfielder Chris Young (right groin) went 2-for-5 Friday in extended Spring Training game at Port St. Lucie, Fla., then headed to Triple-A Las Vegas for rehab games.

4/10/2014 | Davis gets another start at first base in finale

Ike Davis got the start over Lucas Duda at first base in the Mets' series finale against the Braves on Thursday night. Duda, who homered twice in New York's 4-3 win against Cincinnati on April 4, is batting .105 (2-for-19) otherwise.

4/10/2014 | Surging Lagares in lineup after banging shoulder

Mets center fielder Juan Lagares is "fine" after banging his right shoulder against the outfield wall while making a spectacular leaping catch on Wednesday. The great catch robbed Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman of an extra-base hit.

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