Jordany Valdespin

Mets right-hander Shaun Marcum, third from the left, hands the ball to manager Terry Collins during the fifth inning against the Pirates at Citi Field on May 10, 2013. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Marcum Fails To Get Out Of The 5th Inning, Pirates Handle Mets

Garrett Jones hit a three-run homer – a call that was correctly overturned by baseball’s beleaguered umpires – and Wandy Rodriguez pitched the Pittsburgh Pirates to a 7-3 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.


David Wright (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)

Schwei: Game-Tying Homers, Pinch-Hit Blasts, Walk-Off Losses And More Mets Notes

The Mets went 2-3 on last week’s road trip, losing two of three to the Marlins and splitting their rain-shortened two-game set in Atlanta.


The Mets’ John Buck gets a high-five at home plate after hitting a two-run home run in the first inning against the Braves on May 3, 2013 at Turner Field in Atlanta. (Photo by Butch Dill/Getty Images)

Wright Home Run In 9th Sets Stage For Mets’ Win Over Braves In 10

David Wright hit the tying home run in the ninth inning off closer Craig Kimbrel and the New York Mets scored twice in the 10th to rally for a 7-5 victory over the Atlanta Braves on Friday night.


Andrew Brown (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Mets Call Up Andrew Brown, Send Collin Cowgill To Triple-A Las Vegas

The Mets selected the contract of outfielder Andrew Brown from Triple-A Las Vegas on Friday and sent down Collin Cowgill to take his spot.


Ike Davis (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Hitting, Not Pitching, Is Biggest Problem For Mets

Outside of Jon Niese and Matt Harvey, the Mets are clearly not a reliable lot. Especially on offense.


The Mets’ Matt Harvey delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Dodgers on April 24, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Wright In 9th Sets Stage For Valdespin Walk-Off Slam In 10th, Mets Rock Dodgers

Jordany Valdespin hit a grand slam in the 10th inning and the New York Mets rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 7-3 Wednesday night to save early sensation Matt Harvey from his first loss of the season.


The Mets’ Lucas Duda misses a ball hit by Miami’s Justin Ruggiano during the seventh inning on April 5, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Mets Waste 6 Strong From Hefner, Come Apart In 7th In Loss To Marlins

Alex Sanabia won for the first time in more than two years and the Miami Marlins gave Mike Redmond his first victory as a major league manager, beating the New York Mets 7-5 Friday night.


Brian Cashman (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images) and Sandy Alderson (Photo by Jason Szenes/Getty Images)

Kallet: Mets, Yankees’ Active Rosters Will Be Neck-And-Neck On Opening Day

It’s a question that seemed unthinkable during the winter months and at the start of spring training: which team will have more talent on April 1?


Jordany Valdespin (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Terry Collins: As Of Now, Hot-Hitting Jordany Valdespin Is The Mets’ Leadoff Hitter

“Right now, the way Valdespin has been swinging the bat in that spot, we’re leaning towards him,” Collins told WFAN host Mike Francesa on Wednesday. “As of right now, that’s what we’re looking at.”


Brennan Boesch (Photo by David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Yankees, Mets Among Teams Interested In Outfielder Brennan Boesch

The Yankees and Mets are among teams that are interested in outfielder Brennan Boesch, according to insider Jon Heyman.


Jordany Valdespin (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

‘Very Scared’ Jordany Valdespin Learns Lesson, Vows To Wear Cup

Valdespin has learned his lesson — and it was a painful, painful lesson indeed.


Jordany Valdespin (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Palladino: Fun Times Aplenty In Spring Training For Mets, Yankees

It has already been an interesting week at Mets and Yankees camp. Who knows what the next few days will bring?


Jordany Valdespin (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Jordany Valdespin Picks Wrong Day To Forgo Cup, Takes Fastball To Nether Region

After tweeting “No body cant stop me (sic),” Valdespin was indeed stopped — by a Justin Verlander fastball to the you-know-what. And he wasn’t wearing a cup.


Collin McHugh (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Marcum ‘On The Mark’ As Mets Shut Out Cardinals

Shaun Marcum is making quite an impression this spring as the Mets shut out the Cardinals.


Terry Collins (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Coleman: Rafael Montero, Cory Mazzoni Among Young Pitchers Impressing For Mets

Montero is not the only young arm drawing raves. Cory Mazzoni, the Mets’ second-round pick in 2011 out of North Carolina State, has started camp with five scoreless innings while allowing just one hit, no walks and three strikeouts.