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2016 Schedule
63-63, 3rd in NL East
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1hAdam Rubin

Morning Briefing: Season on the brink ... again

The Mets' season may hinge on Seth Lugo as the right-hander takes the mound against the Cardinals, who have a 3 1/2 game lead in the wild-card race.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets will promote Sean Gilmartin from Triple-A Las Vegas to have a fresh arm on Thursday. Erik Goeddel is returning to the Pacific Coast League.

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Cardinals rough up deGrom in 8-1 win (0:48)
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Bruce doesn't consider calf injury 'serious' (0:53)
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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce says his calf injury stems from fouling a ball off the leg in San Francisco. He hopes to play Thursday, but regardless does not believe the injury is serious.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jacob deGrom said he's at a loss for why his pitches are too frequently going down the middle and hittable. He insisted he does not have fatigue and would not benefit from getting skipped.

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Piscotty makes deGrom pay for hanging the pitch (0:24)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins expects another roster move to bring up a bullpen arm. He does not expect a move as far as an outfielder because Jay Bruce's injury is just a bruise.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said Jay Bruce's calf "knotted up" when he took right field in the first inning. The leg tightened after his double and was swollen. Meanwhile, Yoenis Cespedes twisted his right ankle during the game. As for Jacob deGrom's recent struggles, Collins said: "At this stage of the season the first thing you look at is fatigue."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

How big of a rut has Jacob deGrom fallen into? His outing Wednesday marked the first time in franchise history that a Mets pitcher allowed a dozen hits in consecutive appearances, and the first time in deGrom's career he has allowed double-digit hits in consecutive starts. DeGrom was charged with five runs on 12 hits in 4 2/3 innings against the Cardinals.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

With the Marlins acquiring Jeff Francoeur, it's worth noting this about the Mets: Team officials are not expecting to make any acquisitions the remainder of this month. They did put in a claim on a reliever earlier this month, but did not win the claim. You may recall the Mets acquired Addison Reed in August 2015.

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Is Bartolo Colon a Hall of Famer?

Hall of Fame voters are tough on electing starting pitchers -- and the different way starters are used today doesn't exactly clear things up. With a Cy Young and 48.7 WAR to his name, could Colon make the cut? Schoenfield: Future standards for HOF pitchers

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce departed Wednesday's game against the Cardinals in the second inning with a cramp in the right calf, the Mets announced. He was replaced by Alejandro De Aza.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jay Bruce departed Wednesday's game in the top of the second inning with the escort of a trainer. Bruce had legged out a double and was removed for a pinch runner later in the frame. The Mets did not immediately announce the nature of the injury.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jonathon Niese will undergo arthroscopic surgery at the Hospital for Special Surgery in Manhattan on Thursday to repair a meniscus tear in his left knee. Dr. Struan Coleman will perform the procedure.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said his intention is to remain with the Mets for the full three years, but that has not been resolved and he'll leave it to his agents at the end of the season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said he may have appeared gimpy during Tuesday's game because of a heel issue that comes and goes ever since his days in Cuba. His quadriceps is fine, he said.

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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Yoenis Cespedes said his intention is to remain with the Mets for the full three years, but that has not been resolved and he'll leave it to his agents at the end of the season.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Jon Niese is expected to have surgery for his left knee injury, according to Terry Collins. Niese landed on the disabled list. Robert Gsellman will start on Sunday against the Phillies.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins confirmed that Neil Walker will remain on paternity leave for the entire Cardinals series. Walker plans to rejoin the Mets on Friday at Citi Field. He welcomed a newborn daughter on Tuesday morning in Pittsburgh.

Team Stats

  • Batting
  • Pitching
Runs47729th
Batting Average.23929th
On Base Percentage.30827th
Slugging Percentage.40617th
Earned Run Average3.653rd
Quality Starts72Tied-4th
WHIP1.278th
BAA.25714th

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