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Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Wilmer Flores, who delivered a two-run homer Wednesday, reacts to the postgame news that Neil Walker will opt for season-ending surgery to repair a herniated disk.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Neil Walker will opt for surgery, Terry Collins said. He will address the media Thursday. His season is over. Collins said the outcome is unexpected.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said he met with the players for 30 seconds after the game to thank them for hanging in there through summer adversity.

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Johnson's late double gives Mets a win over Marlins (0:41)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mets have made a trade. They have sold Triple-A catcher Nevin Ashley to the Texas Rangers. Kevin Plawecki is being called up to the Mets as the third catcher, so Ashley's season was nearly complete.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

With his save on Wednesday against the Marlins, Jeurys Familia has set a franchise record for saves in a single season. He now has 44, one ahead of his total last year as well as Armando Benitez in 2001.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Bartolo Colon and Ichiro Suzuki are a combined 86 years, 48 days old. Their matchup Wednesday is the oldest batter-pitcher matchup since Jamie Moyer faced Henry Blanco and John McDonald on May 16, 2012, according to the Elias Sports Bureau. Moyer did the heavy lifting. He was 49 years old and in his final MLB season.

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Harrison's game is too limited

John Clayton identifies Damon Harrison as the NFL's most overrated defensive player. Clayton credits his play against the run but wants to see more than that -- especially at Harrison's salary. Most overrated and underrated teams, players (Insider)

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Not buying Janoris Jenkins hype

Matt Bowen doesn't understand why the Giants would make a huge commitment to a cornerback whose game includes some famine along with the glitzy feast. Most overrated and underrated teams, players (Insider)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Marcell Ozuna departed Wednesday's Mets-Marlins game in the fourth inning with a sore left wrist. Jeff Francoeur entered in the Marlins outfield.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Was Wilmer Flores being in the lineup to deliver a two-run homer against debuting Marlins right-hander Jake Esch more luck than shrewd strategy? Manager Terry Collins initially placed Flores at first base on Wednesday because he was 2-for-5 with a homer, two RBIs and a walk in his career against right-hander David Phelps. When Collins learned late that Phelps had been placed on the DL with an oblique strain and Esch had been promoted from Triple-A New Orleans, Collins decided to leave Flores in the lineup, since the Mets did not have a good handle on Esch's strengths anyway. James Loney, not Flores, typically starts at first base against right-handed pitchers. Flores delivered a two-run homer in the second inning to give the Mets a 2-1 lead.

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Which new Yankees will we see Thursday?

With baseball rosters expanding Thursday as the calendar hits September, Rob Refsnyder and Luis Severino are among players the Yankees could bring up.

Lineup: Yankees (68-63) at Royals (69-63)

  • 1. Brett Gardner, LF (L)
  • 2. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF (L)
  • 3. Gary Sanchez, C (R)
  • 4. Mark Teixeira, 1B (S)
  • 5. Didi Gregorius, SS (L)
  • 6. Starlin Castro, 2B (R)
  • 7. Brian McCann, DH (L)
  • 8. Chase Headley, 3B (S)
  • 9. Aaron Hicks, RF (R)
  • SP: Luis Cessa, RHP
  • Daily lineups

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

Mark Teixeira has apparently recovered from his neck woes sufficiently to return to the Yankees lineup after missing two games, but Aaron Judge, who hit his first HR in 15 days in Tuesday's 5-4 Yankees win over the Kansas City Royals, gets a seat on the bench tonight against RHP Ian Kennedy. "Just a day," said manager Joe Girardi. Here's the Yankees lineup: Gardner lf, Ellsbury cf, Sanchez c, Teixeira 1b, Gregorius ss, Castro 2b, McCann DH, Headley 3b, Hicks rf, Cessa p

Wallace Matthews ESPN Staff Writer 

The Yankees made two trades on Wednesday, the day before rosters expand, sending OF Ben Gamel, named International League Player of the Year on Tuesday, to Seattle for a couple on teenage RHPs, Juan De Paula and Jio Orozco. Both pitched in rookie ball this season. The Yankees also announced they had acquired OF Eric Young Jr. from Milwaukee in exchange for cash considerations. Young, a former Met, Colorado Rockie and Atlanta Brave, played in AAA this year and was assigned to the Yankees Scranton/Wilkes-Barre affiliate. But Joe Girardi indicated he is likely to join the Yankees tomorrow when rosters expand to 40.

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Qualifier Harrison stuns 5-seed Raonic at US Open

After having to qualify for the US Open, Ryan Harrison finds himself in the third round of a Grand Slam event for the first time after pulling off a four-set upset of No. 5 seed Milos Raonic.

Jim Bowden ESPN Senior Writer 

Here is the scouting report on Mariners newly acquired outfielder Ben Gamel who the acquired from the Yankees for two minor league pitchers: Solid athlete/baseball player. 24 year old w/ above avg hit, above field, 55 runner w/ 55 arm. More gaps type than HR power. Gets on base, can steal a base and can play all three positions. Fits Mariners team and Safeco Park well. ML ready but was blocked with Yankees behind Brett Gardner. The Yankees get Orozco and De Paula both projection guys w/ good arms.

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Lesiones podrían desviar camino de los Mets

Las lesiones son el enemigo de los Mets de Nueva York en su intento por llegar a la postemporada. Leer

Rich Cimini ESPN Staff Writer 

Three injured Jets waived yesterday -- S Dion Bailey, DE Jake Ceresna and RB Romar Morris -- cleared waivers and go on Jets' IR.

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

The Little League champs from Maine-Endwell (N.Y.) are at Citi Field to be honored before Wednesday's Mets game.

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Do Mets have any shot at the playoffs?

In the aftermath of the trade deadline, the Mets were projected to finish well behind the Nationals in the NL East. Now, that gap has grown, but the wild card remains in play. Should there be any hope for a deep October run among Citi Field's faithful? Updated ZiPS playoff odds (Insider)

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's the full quote from Terry Collins on the state of Neil Walker's herniated disk and the probability of surgery: "The issue is the herniated disk is causing weakness in one of his legs. The weakness is causing numbness in one of his feet," Collins said. "The numbness is keeping him from playing. So we are waiting for the second opinion to find out if surgery is necessary immediately? If not, are we waiting? How long? He's got to get some strength back in his leg in order to play. So, yes, he could play. But do we take him out in the sixth inning? The other night it flared up on him. We end up winning the game, and he said, 'I'm not sure I could have gone extra innings.' That is where we stand right now. Until the second opinion comes back, we are hesitant to put him out there."

Adam Rubin ESPN Staff Writer 

Terry Collins said the Mets are still waiting on the second opinion on Neil Walker's lower back regarding whether he needs surgery. The herniated disk is causing weakness in a leg and numbness in a foot. Collins said the Mets do not want to put Walker in the lineup until the second opinion comes back, which should be soon. "It's been off and on all year," Collins said.

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