The Mets host the NL East-leading Braves and the AL Central-leading Tigers this week. The Mets are 6 and 7 so far this season against Atlanta, going 3 and 4 in the games played at Citi Field.
Wilmer Flores capped the Mets’ Sunday night victory in Arizona with a ninth inning home run.
Hefner says he has been dealing with a sore elbow all season but it had worsened recently.
John Ricco said before Monday night’s game in San Francisco that Jonathon Niese has been cleared to start throwing again. Shaun Marcum, however, had his right hand examined by a specialist in St. Louis and will miss his next scheduled start Saturday.
Mets starter Jonathon Niese is scheduled to undergo a follow-up MRI on his left shoulder.
Scott Feldman allowed two hits in seven innings and Starlin Castro hit a two-run double to left in the Cubs’ three-run eighth inning and Chicago beat the New York Mets 5-2 on Saturday.
Niese was examined Thursday and diagnosed with shoulder tendinitis. While the left-hander is 3-5 with a 4.40 ERA in 11 starts, Niese allowed one run in seven innings against the Yankees on Monday.
Niese tied a career high by allowing eight runs, and walked more batters than he struck out for the fourth time in eight starts this season.
Jon Niese gave up seven earned runs in four innings pitched as the Braves blasted the Mets on Sunday.
Rain has forced the Braves to postpone their game Saturday against the Mets. A makeup date has yet to be determined.
Philadelphia took all three games at Citi Field. The sinking Mets have now lost four straight.
X-rays were negative and Niese left with a bruise. The Mets said he was day to day. “We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” Niese said. “But I should be able to throw a bullpen and make my next start.”
Mark Ellis lined two home runs and hit a hard grounder that sent Mets starter Jonathon Niese limping off for X-rays, leading the Los Angeles Dodgers over New York 7-2 Tuesday night.
John Buck kept up his powerful start with a grand slam, his fourth home run in the last four games, and the New York Mets beat the Minnesota Twins 16-5 as snowflakes fell at Target Field on Friday night.
John Buck drove in four RBIs and was at the center of an rare home plate call as the Mets defeated the Marlins 7-3 on Saturday.