• Right-hander Lugo brought up from Triple-A
  • The Mets called up right-handed pitching prospect Seth Lugo from Triple-A Las Vegas on Thursday and optioned left-hander Sean Gilmartin.

  • Last chance to cast your All-Star vote
  • Help pick who will be in the lineups in San Diego on July 12. Cast your Esurance MLB All-Star Ballot up to 5 times in any 24-hour period.

  • Mets' late push comes up short vs. Nats
  • Max Scherzer delivered a dominant performance, holding the Mets to two hits across 7 1/3 shutout innings, and Daniel Murphy hit two home runs to guide the Nationals to a 4-2 victory Wednesday night at Nationals Park to complete a three-game sweep.

  • Becerra, Urena among top prospect performers Wednesday
  • Josh Bell's body of work made it clear he deserved to be named to the International League All-Star team, but the No. 44 overall prospect still took Wednesday's game as an opportunity to cement his place on the squad.

  • Mets searching for answers after sweep
  • One of the most-hyped Mets season in history already peeling back at the edges, manager Terry Collins paused and sighed when asked about the must-win nature of Wednesday's series finale at Nationals Park. The Mets entered the night losers of three straight, two of those against the arch-rival Nats. Additional series loomed against the Cubs, Marlins and Nationals, playoff threats all, making a still-young season seem a little bit older.

  • Hit in 57 games, win $5.6 million
  • Joe DiMaggio amassed a 56-game hitting streak 75 years ago. Top that in Beat the Streak, and $5.6 million is yours.

  • 2016 Draft: Signing and bonus tracker
  • Stay up to date on all the 2016 Draft signings as they happen with MLB Pipeline's signing and bonus tracker -- a complete breakdown of which picks from the first 10 rounds have agreed to terms, along with their reported bonuses and starting assignments.

  • Granderson scratched with sore right calf
  • Optimism turned to realism about an hour before game time Wednesday at Nationals Park, where the Mets scratched outfielder Curtis Granderson from the starting lineup due to a sore right calf. Granderson had departed Tuesday's game after a fourth-inning rain delay for the same reason.

  • Matz takes the ball vs. Cubs in NLCS rematch
  • Thursday will be the first time the Cubs and Mets have played each other since the National League Championship Series last October. In the series opener -- which is both an MLB Network Showcase Game and an MLB Plus game -- all eyes will be on Mets starter Steven Matz. Chicago counters with veteran John Lackey.

  • Thor, Matz dealing with elbow spurs, still in rotation
  • Though the Mets confirmed on Tuesday that pitchers Steven Matz and Noah Syndergaard are both suffering from bone spurs in the backs of their pitching elbows, the spurs are different enough to warrant divergent methods of management.

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