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  • Pete Alonso Reaches 40 Homers

    New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso provided much of the offense for the team Tuesday, hitting a three-run home run in a 6-4 loss to the Miami Marlins. This brings the reigning National League Player of the Week's total for the year to 40 home runs. He also has a major-league leading 131 RBI. Alonso has had an excellent season at the plate, producing an .872 OPS, scoring 91 runs, and adding five swiped bags in 661 plate appearances. He won't approach his 53 homer total that he produced in his rookie 2019, but Alonso has proven that he's one of the most formidable power hitters in the league.

    Sep 27 · Source via Mets Pete Alonso
  • Carlos Carrasco Roughed Up Tuesday

    New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco could not come through in a big start Tuesday, allowing four runs on six hits and a walk in three innings to the lowly Miami Marlins. Carrasco struck out two batters. He also took the loss, dropping his season record to 15-7. This is the fourth start in his last six that Carrasco couldn't go more than four innings. He has a decent 3.95 ERA and 1.32 WHIP with 149 strikeouts in 148 innings this season, but that won't be much solace to fantasy managers and Mets fans.

    Sep 27 · Source via Mets Carlos Carrasco
  • Darin Ruf Isn't In Tuesday's Lineup

    New York Mets outfielder and first baseman Darin Ruf isn't in the team's lineup on Tuesday night for a matchup with the Miami Marlins and right-handed starting pitcher Pablo Lopez. The veteran is batting .204 this season with a .307 on-base percentage, 11 home runs, and a pair of stolen bases in 388 plate appearances. He'll head to the bench with the Mets opting to start Mark Canha, Brandon Nimmo, and Tyler Naquin from left to right against the Marlins and Lopez. Pete Alonso is back at first base for New York on Tuesday after starting Sunday's game at designated hitter.

    Sep 27 · Source via Mets Darin Ruf
  • Jose Butto Strikes Out 11 Batters

    New York Mets pitching prospect Jose Butto joined the team on a mere $5,000 signing bonus back in 2017. The right-hander from Venezuela sits in the mid-90s with his fastball but has an even better changeup that sets up his heater quite nicely. He has boasted good control and has the makings of a mid-rotation staple as soon as 2023. For what it's worth, the 24-year-old did make one big-league appearance this year, surrendering seven runs and two homers through just four innings. Butto fared much better at Triple-A this past week. His last outing came on Wednesday when he tossed seven innings of scoreless baseball. His final line included two hits, one walk, and a whopping 11 strikeouts.

    Sep 26 · Source via Mets Jose Butto prospects
  • Starling Marte Undergoes CT Scan On Sunday

    New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte (finger) underwent a CT scan Sunday, which showed improved healing in the non-displaced fracture of his right middle finger. He will continue baseball activities as "tolerated." The CT scan brought positive news, and Marte hopes to rejoin the team sometime this weekend. Marte will need to ramp up his baseball activities to improve his chances of being activated from the injured list. The 33-year-old is slashing .292/.347/.468 with 16 home runs, 63 RBI, 76 runs scored, and 18 stolen bases in 466 at-bats in 2022. Fantasy managers should continue to stash Marte in all league formats.

    Sep 26 · Source via Mets Starling Marte
  • Brandon Nimmo Not In The Lineup On Saturday

    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quad) is not in the lineup on Saturday vs. the Oakland Athletics. Nimmo appears to just be getting the day off even though he did tweak his left quad on Wednesday against the Brewers. He has appeared in games since then so Saturday just looks to be a day of maintenance for the on-base machine. There's a strong chance that he returns to the Mets' lineup on Sunday. In the meantime, former Athletic Mark Canha will be starting in center field in Nimmo's absence.

    Sep 24 · Source via Mets Brandon Nimmo
  • Brandon Nimmo Returns For Mets Friday

    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quadriceps) is back in center field and batting leadoff on Friday against the Oakland Athletics and left-hander Cole Irvin. Nimmo won't end up missing much time after he left the game early on Wednesday with left quadriceps tightness, and he's back in the starting lineup after Thursday's off day. The 29-year-old left-handed hitter should be returned to starting lineups in single-year formats on Friday. Against lefty pitchers, Nimmo has been solid, hitting .262 (49-for-187) with five of his 14 home runs against them. In the month of September, he's gone 18-for-72 (.250) with two home runs, 12 RBI, 14 runs scored and three stolen bases in 20 games played.

    Sep 23 · Source via Mets Brandon Nimmo
  • Brandon Nimmo To Undergo MRI On Thursday

    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quad) will undergo an MRI on Thursday. The left-handed outfielder was pulled from Wednesday's game due to a quad issue. The team took Nimmo out of the game in the first inning as a precaution. The Mets are downplaying the severity of the injury, but want to get an MRI done as a precaution. Fantasy managers should get more information after the results come back after Thursday's exam.

    Sep 21 · Source via Mets Brandon Nimmo
  • Brandon Nimmo Hoping He Won't Miss Much Time

    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quadriceps) said he thinks he caught his quadriceps injury on Wednesday early enough to avoid a major issue. Nimmo is hopeful that he won't need to miss much time, if any. The 29-year-old singled and a stole a base in the first inning on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers before being pulled with left quadriceps tightness. With a scheduled off day on Thursday, he could return on Friday for the start of a series against the Oakland Athletics. Nimmo has been strong for the Mets and his fantasy managers in 2022, hitting .263/.359/.417 with 14 round-trippers, 56 RBI, 93 runs scored and two stolen bases in his 544 at-bats.

    Sep 21 · Source via Mets Brandon Nimmo
  • Starling Marte Hoping To Return Next Weekend

    New York Mets outfielder Starling Marte (finger) hopes to attempt to hit and throw again as early as Wednesday, and he's optimistic that he can return at least in time for the team's big three-game series against the Atlanta Braves next weekend. Marte is recovering from a fractured right middle finger. He tried to do baseball activities last week, but his finger was still too sore. The Mets would love to get the 33-year-old veteran back as they attempt to lock up the National League East division heading into the postseason. Marte had been productive across the board in his first season with the Mets before his injury, hitting .292/.347/.468 with an .814 OPS, 16 home runs, 63 RBI, 76 runs scored and 18 stolen bases in 466 at-bats.

    Sep 21 · Source via Mets Starling Marte
  • Brandon Nimmo Injures Quad Wednesday

    New York Mets outfielder Brandon Nimmo (quadriceps) left the game early on Wednesday against the Milwaukee Brewers with left quadriceps tightness. Nimmo went 1-for-1 and stole a base in the first inning before leaving the game, so perhaps he injured his leg on his stolen base. Until we know more on the severity of his injury, consider him day-to-day. The 29-year-old entered the day with a .263/.359/.417 slash line, 14 home runs, a league-leading seven triples, 56 RBI, 93 runs scored and two stolen bases in 633 plate appearances and 141 games. The Mets surely don't want to lose their regular leadoff hitter and center fielder as they attempt to win the National League East division in the final two weeks of the regular season.

    Sep 21 · Source via Mets Brandon Nimmo
  • Edwin Diaz Earns 31st Save Of Season Tuesday

    New York Mets closer Edwin Diaz earned a four-out save in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Brewers. Diaz came in to pitch up by two with two outs in the eighth inning and a runner on first. He got the final out of the inning on a strikeout and then delivered a 1-2-3 ninth inning with two more strikeouts. Diaz has been one of fantasy's top closers once again this season, converting 31 of 34 save opportunities with a stellar 1.40 ERA and 17.07 K/9 rate. While some of fantasy's premier closers have faltered this season, Diaz will remain a top option for the rest of this season and in the 2023 season as well.

    Sep 21 · Source via Mets Edwin Diaz closers
  • Pete Alonso Hits 37th Homer Of Season Tuesday

    New York Mets first baseman Pete Alonso went 1-for-4 with a three-run home run and two strikeouts in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Brewers. Alonso crushed a seventh-inning Brad Boxberger offspeed pitch to straightaway center field for his 37th HR of the season. The Polar Bear has brought the power once again this season, slashing .267/.346/.511 with 121 RBI and five stolen bases. He should continue to be one of fantasy baseball's better sources of HR, R, and RBI for the rest of the season.

    Sep 21 · Source via Mets Pete Alonso
  • Francisco Lindor Hits Go-Ahead Grand Slam Tuesday

    New York Mets shortstop Francisco Lindor had a huge game at the plate in Tuesday's 7-5 win over the Brewers. Lindor went 2-for-3 with a single, a seventh-inning go-ahead grand slam, and a walk. The 28-year-old has put together a nice bounce-back season, slashing .271/.345/.453 with 25 home runs, 99 RBI, and 16 stolen bases. Hopefully, he can finish out the season strong for fantasy managers and instill even more confidence heading into the 2023 season.

    Sep 21 · Source via Mets Francisco Lindor
  • Max Scherzer Earns 200th Career Win Monday

    New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer had an eventful start back from the injured list in Monday's 7-2 win over the Brewers. Scherzer pitched 6 perfect innings with nine strikeouts on 68 pitches, earning his 10th win of the season and 200th of his career. Further, this win clinched a playoff spot for the Mets. It was encouraging for the Mets and fantasy managers to see the 38-year-old pitch so well after missing time with an oblique injury. The veteran has been stellar once again this season with a 2.15 ERA and 10.91 K/9 rate over 21 starts. Scherzer's next start should be a great matchup at the Athletics.

    Sep 20 · Source via Mets Max Scherzer
  • Max Scherzer Activated And Starting Monday

    The New York Mets activated right-hander Max Scherzer (oblique) from the 15-day injured list on Monday. The Mets also activated right-hander Tylor Megill (shoulder) from the injured list and optioned right-hander Stephen Nogosek and left-hander Alex Claudio to Triple-A Syracuse in corresponding moves. Scherzer is starting on Monday against the Milwaukee Brewers. The 38-year-old ace struck out seven in just 3 2/3 innings in his minor league rehab start for Syracuse last Wednesday, but he threw only 59 pitches, so he could be slightly limited from a pitch-count perspective in his return to New York's rotation on Monday. However, it's still hard to recommend benching the three-time Cy Young winner in fantasy.

    Sep 19 · Source via Mets Max Scherzer
  • Carlos Carrasco Collects 11 Strikeouts In Win

    New York Mets starting pitcher Carlos Carrasco was superb on Thursday as he struck out 11 batters in his club's 7-1 win over the Pirates. The veteran allowed one run on four hits while walking a pair in the 104-pitch effort as he took his record to 15-6 on the season. Carrasco retired the last eight batters he faced with his only hiccup on the scoreboard coming off a Michael Chavis RBI double in the second inning. He now holds a serviceable 3.70 ERA and 1.29 WHIP with 143 K through 141 IP in his bounce back season as he sets his sights on the Brewers in his next matchup.

    Sep 16 · Source via Mets Carlos Carrasco
  • Max Scherzer To Make Rehab Start On Wednesday

    New York Mets starting pitcher Max Scherzer (oblique) will make a minor league rehab start for Triple-A Syracuse on Wednesday, according to the team. The three-time Cy Young winner missed his last scheduled start due to discomfort in his left oblique after being sidelined more than a month earlier this year with a left oblique injury. Barring any setbacks in his outing on Wednesday, the 38-year-old right-hander should return to the Mets starting rotation next week. When healthy, Scherzer continues to be lights-out, going 9-4 with a 2.26 ERA in 20 starts in his first season with the Mets in 2022. When he returns next week, he'll be a must-start for fantasy managers, likely against the Milwaukee Brewers.

    Sep 14 · Source via Mets Max Scherzer
  • Jacob deGrom Strikes Out 10, Takes Loss Tuesday

    New York Mets starting pitcher Jacob deGrom pitched well but took the loss in Tuesday's 4-1 game against the Cubs. deGrom pitched 6 innings, allowing three runs on four hits (including a solo home run) and no walks with 10 strikeouts. The veteran has been exactly what fantasy managers had hoped for since his return from the injured list, compiling an excellent 2.01 ERA with a 13.32 K/9 rate in eight starts. His next start should be a great matchup at home against the Pirates.

    Sep 14 · Source via Mets Jacob deGrom
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