• Mets stand pat as Trade Deadline passes
  • The Mets did not trade away Bartolo Colon. They did not deal Daniel Murphy. And no, they did not pool their bluest chips together to acquire Troy Tulowitzki.

  • Reliever Familia steps up in batter's box
  • Jeurys Familia hasn't batted regularly since 2012, when he was a starter in the Minors, but when his turn was up in a five-run seventh inning during a 11-2 Mets win, he delivered his second hit of the season and his first career RBI.

  • Mets rout Phillies with hit parade, five-run inning
  • The Mets team that routed the Phillies at Citi Field on Wednesday afternoon, 11-2, hardly resembled the one that scuffled for much of May and June. Daniel Murphy and Lucas Duda homered and the offense put together five runs in the seventh.

  • Collins expecting to see 'similar faces' after Deadline
  • Count manager Terry Collins among those not anticipating sweeping changes before Thursday's non-waiver Trade Deadline. Two days after general manager Sandy Alderson said the Mets are "unlikely" to make any moves prior to the Deadline, Collins said he plans to continue focusing on "who we have and what we have" -- and nothing else.

  • Mets cooled off by Hamels in loss to Phillies
  • Within a split second of the ball leaving Chase Utley's bat, it was clear this was not going to resemble the type of game the Mets have grown accustomed to playing in recent weeks. Utley's grand slam sped out of Citi Field on a line on Tuesday night, landing halfway up the second deck in right and sending Cole Hamels and the Phillies to a 6-0 victory over the Mets.

  • Mets to help group's effort to restore landmark
  • Salmaan Khan and Matthew Silva co-founded "People for the Pavilion," an advocacy group looking to preserve and develop the landmark New York State Pavilion, and the Mets thought highly enough of the group's endeavor to reach out and help.

  • Duda out of starting lineup against lefty Hamels
  • If Lucas Duda -- who was out of Tuesday's lineup against Phillies lefty Cole Hamels -- wants to complete his transformation from middling prospect to everyday stalwart, he will need to prove he can hit left-handed pitching.

  • Mets give Flores start at shortstop vs. Phillies
  • Wilmer Flores received another start at shortstop on Tuesday, his third in six games since the Mets recalled him from Triple-A Las Vegas. But that does not mean Flores is about to receive regular playing time over Ruben Tejada, who has also started three games since being hit in the head with a pitch last week.

  • Lessons from military translate well into baseball
  • Mets general manager Sandy Alderson has a lengthy resume filled with experiences that have helped shape his career as a baseball executive. Among them is his time spent in the military.

  • Mets continue surge toward .500, rout Phillies
  • These days, each win carries with it implications. The Mets are relevant again, or at least relatively relevant, sitting four games under .500 after Monday's 7-1 dismantling of the Phillies at Citi Field. They are demonstrating obvious growth on a daily basis. They are -- dare it be said -- thriving.

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