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Travis d'Arnaud #15 of the New York Mets can't hold onto the ball as Bryce Harper #34 of the Washington Nationals slides safely home in the seventh inning during their game on April 3, 2013 at Citi Field. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Outclassed And Embarrassed — Again: Mets Get Swept By Nationals

Tanner Roark recovered from a shaky first inning as an emergency starter in place of ailing Jordan Zimmermann, and the Washington Nationals rallied past the New York Mets 8-2 Thursday for an opening three-game sweep.

04/03/2014

Mets reliever John Lannan reacts as Anthony Rendon of the Nationals rounds third in the 10th inning during Opening Day on March 31, 2014 at Citi Field. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Coleman: Still 90 And Counting After Mets’ Bullpen Blows Opening Day

And I picked this team to win 84 games. Who am I kidding? Probably myself.

04/01/2014

Matt Harvey (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Harvey To Visit Dr. Andrews Before Deciding On Reconstructive Surgery

Mets fireballer Matt Harvey plans to visit Dr. James Andrews before deciding whether he will have reconstructive surgery on his ailing right elbow.

09/10/2013

Scott Rice (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Schwei: Scott Rice’s Amazing Durability And More Mets Notes

Scott Rice begins the week having appeared in 72 games, the most in the major leagues. Rice is the 7th left-handed pitcher in Mets’ history to appear in 70 or more games in a season.

09/02/2013

Terry Collins #10 of the New York Mets is ejected after arguing with first-base umpire Jerry Layne #24 in the tenth inning against the Atlanta Braves. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Mets Looking Forward To Expanded Replay Following Controversial Loss

“It’s tough,” Niese said. “Obviously (if) we were playing next year we wouldn’t be in that situation. That’s the beauty of replay and how necessary it is. It is what it is. (Layne) made the call, and we just got to get over it and come back after the off-day.”

08/22/2013

Dan Warthen #59 of the New York Mets talks with Matt Harvey #33 during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins. (Photo by Steve Mitchell/Getty Images)

Palladino: Not Much To Hang Your Hat On — Mets’ Glass Is Mostly Empty

Sweep the Yanks four games home and home and then get swept in three by the horrendous, last-place, worst-team-in-baseball Marlins. Kind of makes it seem that the silly Subway Series was played in 1948 and not last week, doesn’t it?

06/03/2013

The Mets’ Shaun Marcum pitches against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium on May 15, 2013 in St. Louis, Mo. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)

Ankiel Hits Clutch Homer, But Mets Fail To Capitalize In Loss To Cardinals

Rookie Shelby Miller followed up his nearly perfect one-hitter with 5 2-3 scoreless innings and the Cardinals scored the go-ahead run in the seventh on a wild pitch in a 4-2 victory over the New York Mets on Wednesday night.

05/16/2013

John Buck #44 of the New York Mets celebrates with Jonathon Niese #49 after scoring on a Ruben Tejada #11 (not pictured) RBI double. (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Stellar Start From Niese, Balanced Offensive Attack Propel Mets Past Padres

Nothing about the New York Mets on Monday resembled the second half of last season. Then again, opening day has often been their biggest highlight of the year.

04/01/2013

David Wright (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

Sight For Sore Eyes: David Wright Appears In 1st Big League Game In 2 Weeks

The Mets’ captain made his first appearance in a big league game since sustaining a rib injury during the World Baseball Classic, going 0-for-3 and playing five innings for New York in a 7-2 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.

03/29/2013

Jeremy Hefner (Photo by Denis Poroy/Getty Images)

Coleman: Which Mets Pitcher Will Get Hurt Next? ; Wright, Murphy Inching Closer

When the hard comebacker off the bat of Carlos Beltran (of course it was him) smashed off the right elbow of Mets pitcher Jeremy Hefner on Tuesday afternoon, you just had to laugh — to keep from crying.

03/27/2013

Shaun Marcum (credit: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)

Coleman: Luckily For Mets, Marcum Injury Doesn’t Appear Serious

While Mets have had their share of injuries during spring training, but Shaun Marcum’s right shoulder doesn’t appear to be a major issue.

03/21/2013

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.

03/01/2013

Johan Santana (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)

Coleman: Don’t Expect To See Johan Santana On Opening Day

“Delayed somewhat” means being pushed back to the March 10-15 range, which makes it highly doubtful that Santana could get enough work in to be ready by April 1.

02/22/2013