2016 ScheduleAll times ET

2016 Schedule
63-62, 3rd in NL East
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Cespedes makes fantastic catch at the wall (0:17)
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Mets top Cardinals for third straight win (1:09)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Erik Goeddel is returning to the Mets from Triple-A Las Vegas. Jon Niese is headed to the disabled list with the left knee injury.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Niese is headed to the doctor in New York on Wednesday. He is expected to land on the DL. He felt a pop in his knee and shooting pain down his left leg. He originally suffered the injury in June with Pittsburgh. Niese is unsure whether surgery will be required until Wednesday's exam.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Gsellman reacts after earning the win in relief in his major league debut after Jon Niese abruptly departed with a knee injury.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he is unaware of any new discomfort with Yoenis Cespedes' right leg despite the appearance on TV of Cespedes having some difficulty.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says Robert Gsellman would be the logical choice to start Sunday against the Phillies, especially if Jon Niese lands on the disabled list because of his left knee discomfort.

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Flores has Mets up early with three-run home run (0:19)
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Ruggiano destroys baseball for Tuesday's longest homer (0:21)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins expressed concern pregame about the status of Jon Niese's left knee. Well, Niese lasted only four batters -- allowing three to reach -- before departing with an escort from trainer Ray Ramirez on Tuesday at Busch Stadium. It matched the shortest start of Niese's career. He also lasted only one out at Texas on July 4, 2014, when he was struck in the lower back by a line drive. Robert Gsellman replaced Niese on Tuesday. It is Gsellman's MLB debut. The Mets chose not to use Monday's off day to skip Niese's start because of Steven Matz's shoulder issue and a determination Jacob deGrom could use extra rest.

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Mark Saxon ESPN Staff Writer 

The New York Mets come into this series in St. Louis trying to get more squarely in the wild-card race. They are 4 1/2 games behind the Cardinals for the second spot. Cardinals manager Mike Matheny isn't counting them out just yet.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins says Jon Niese's left knee remains an issue. Robert Gsellman would step in if Niese has to depart Tuesday's game early.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Steven Matz (shoulder) is expected to return to the rotation next Tuesday, Terry Collins said. Seth Lugo starts for Matz on Thursday against the Cardinals. The Mets backdated Matz's DL stint, so he is eligible the next time his turn comes up.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Neil Walker's wife Niki gave birth to the couple's first child, daughter Nora Vail, at 3:06 a.m. Tuesday in Pittsburgh. She weighed seven pounds, three ounces. Walker indicated he expects to rejoin the team on Friday. T.J. Rivera has joined the Mets while Walker is on paternity leave.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Robert Gsellman reacts to getting promoted to the majors. He initially will work as a reliever.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Cardinals lineup for Tuesday's 8:15 p.m. ET series opener against the Mets at Busch Stadium. Pham, LF Piscotty, RF Carpenter, 2B Moss, 1B Molina, C Peralta, 3B Gyorko, SS Grichuk, CF Garcia, LHP

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here is the Mets lineup for Tuesday's 8:15 p.m. ET series opener against the Cardinals at Busch Stadium. Reyes, 3B Cabrera, SS Cespedes, LF Flores, 1B Bruce, RF TJ Rivera, 2B Ruggiano, CF D'Arnaud, C Niese, LHP

AP Photo/Seth Wenig

Is Steven Matz's injury a concern?

With David Wright and Matt Harvey out for the season, the Mets' drama revolves around Matz, who was sent to the DL with a left shoulder strain on Sunday. If Matz is gone for an extended period of time, it could hurt the already-dwindling playoff hopes of the defending NL champs. Crasnick: Injury questions for contenders

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Noah Syndergaard pitching for Team USA?

As long as his arm remains in one piece, Syndergaard would form a dynamic rotation along with Clayton Kershaw and Madison Bumgarner. If the best U.S. players were allowed to participate, the 23-year-old would surely make the cut. 2020 U.S. Olympic dream team

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Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs46929th
Batting Average.23929th
On Base Percentage.30827th
Slugging Percentage.40719th
Earned Run Average3.613rd
Quality Starts724th
WHIP1.268th
BAA.25513th

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