• 'Dead arm' a dead issue: Harvey's heater lively
  • In an attempt to silence the alarms and call off the hounds before Friday's 4-3 loss to the Marlins, Mets general manager Sandy Alderson amended a description of the scary-sounding term that ace Matt Harvey has spent the last week semi-diagnosed and maybe unfairly labeled with -- "dead arm."

  • Mets put pieces in place, can't complete comeback
  • Even in the last days of a month that's seen his club's offense slow, then sputter, then stall, Terry Collins thought the Mets had a chance in Friday night's 4-3 loss to the Marlins. With Daniel Murphy standing on second base, a one-run deficit and two outs to play with, the manager was confident.

  • Rally falls short as Mets can't pick up Harvey
  • Matt Harvey's arm certainly isn't dead, but the righty may be in a bit of a slump. Harvey was throwing in the upper 90s after dealing with a bout of "dead arm" following his last start, and he struck out 11 over eight innings Friday night. But one bad pitch to Justin Bour was enough to hand Harvey his second straight loss as the Marlins topped the Mets, 4-3, at Citi Field.

  • Fridays with Harvey are required viewing
  • The 20-6 home record the Mets carried after sweeping the Phillies might have influenced some folks to show up. But the chance to see Matt Harvey on a Friday night seemingly was as seductive as Ms. Sue Ann Nivens at her Saturday night best.

  • Niese tries to reverse trend, even set with Fish
  • Saturday's Mets-Marlins matchup at Citi Field features two starting pitchers on opposite trajectories. New York left-hander Jon Niese has struggled recently, giving up 16 runs in his last three starts. He'll face Miami right-hander Tom Koehler, who's allowed just three runs in his last 13 innings.

  • deGrom gives toddler first haircut for charity
  • This year, the Mets donated a haircut from right-hander Jacob deGrom, easily recognizable by his shoulder-length brown hair. Jeff Lax was the highest bidder, and he handed control of his youngest son's first haircut to the 2014 National League Rookie of the Year.

  • d'Arnaud suffers setback unrelated to finger
  • The Mets hoped Travis d'Arnaud would need just two games at Class A Advanced St. Lucie before continuing his rehab for his fractured right pinky finger at Triple-A Las Vegas. But d'Arnaud is staying in St. Lucie indefinitely after suffering a bone bruise in his right wrist Thursday during his second rehab game.

  • Conforto promoted to Double-A Binghamton
  • The Mets continued their aggressive handling of last year's first-round Draft pick, outfielder Michael Conforto, promoting him Friday to Double-A Binghamton.

  • Hall of Famers, legends top list of Draft reps
  • Two members of the 500 Home Run Club -- Ken Griffey Jr. and Mike Schmidt -- and 20 other former All-Stars will headline the list of team representatives on the floor at MLB Network's Studio 42 when the 2015 MLB Draft gets underway on June 8.

  • MLB.TV unveils new media player, price drop
  • Major League Baseball Advanced Media is introducing its new Web-based media player (version 5.0), for those who currently subscribe or those who sign up now for MLB.TV Premium ($114.99 a year or $24.99 a month) or regular MLB.TV ($94.99/$19.99). You'll notice the difference right away as the HD media player has an in-page layout, so it all happens in your browser with no need for an additional download.

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