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Peterson posts second straight scoreless start

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.


Zamora called, makes MLB debut; Wahl to DL

When Daniel Zamora jogged out of the Mets' bullpen for the first time on Friday, he became the franchise-record-tying 54th player the Mets used this season. Moving another player through their roster turnstile, the Mets called up the left-handed Zamora from Double-A Binghamton earlier Friday for his big league debut.


Matz ineffective vs. Phillies in return from DL

Since the calendar flipped to August, the Mets' rotation has begun to resemble what the team once believed it could be. Jacob deGrom remains Jacob deGrom, one of baseball's best pitchers. Zack Wheeler has developed into a worthy sidekick. Slowly, Noah Syndergaard has returned to form, while Corey Oswalt has emerged as an intriguing rookie. Even Jason Vargas is fresh off one of his best starts of the season.


Wright making progress on comeback trail

With a full series of Florida State League games under his belt in his most recent rehab assignment, New York Mets captain David Wright is making progress, both in his health and on the diamond.


Syndergaard to duel with Philles' ace Nola

The first of two dynamic pitching matchups between the Mets and Phillies will take place on Friday, when Noah Syndergaard faces right-hander Aaron Nola in a 6:05 p.m. ET game at Citizens Bank Park. Arguably one of the National League's three best starters this season, Nola has already beaten the Mets twice this season. The MLB Now crew is also calling an alternative broadcast of the game, as Brian Kenny, Joe Girardi, Jon Heyman and Mike Petriello do a deep stats dive on MLB Network.


Mets score club-record 24 runs in rout of Phils

The Mets, of course, are not this good of an offensive team, because no one is this good of an offensive team.


Mets score club-record 24 runs in rout of Phils

The Mets, of course, are not this good of an offensive team, because no one is this good of an offensive team. Yet the Mets believe they are better -- perhaps significantly better -- than what they showed over the first four and a half months of this season, resting near the bottom of the National League in most major offensive categories. They continued the process of regressing those numbers to the mean with a 24-4 blowout of the Phillies on Thursday, in Game 1 of a doubleheader at Citizens Bank Park.


Nimmo takes pitch off finger; X-rays negative

Brandon Nimmo's career-best on-base streak came to a painful end in the third inning Thursday, when a Ranger Suarez fastball hit him on the left index finger as he tried to check his swing. Striking both Nimmo's finger and the bat, the ball trickled into fair territory, where Maikel Franco turned it into an inning-ending groundout.


Rosario slugs second leadoff HR this week

Before Monday, Amed Rosario had never led off a game with a home run. Now, he's done it twice.


Mets, Asdrubal reunite for 5-game series

Seemingly unchanged save for the red Phillies T-shirt draped across his shoulders, Asdrubal Cabrera on Thursday expressed appreciation for the trade that sent him from New York to Philadelphia on July 27. In an instant, Cabrera went from a fourth-place team to the thick of a pennant race.


Jenrry Mejia returns from suspension in DSL

Jenrry Mejia returned to the mound Thursday, pitching for the Dominican Summer League Mets2 in his first appearance in an MLB-affiliated league since 2015. Mejia was reinstated from his permanent suspension under Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program last month when his appeal was approved.


This Met is an NL East game-changer

Here is a player on each NL East team with a game-changing tool -- one that could help decide which teams do and do not make the postseason.


“Writers on Writing” Radio Show: Interview with Imbolo Mbue

“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Featured Guest: Imbolo Mbue
Sunday, August 19, 2018
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Listen at wmec.mec.cuny.edu

About the Program
Dr. Brenda M. Greene talks with Imbolo Mbue, author of Behold the Dreamers. Mbue’s debut novel is about an immigrant couple from Cameroon who move to Harlem and strive to make a new life for themselves just as the American economy is upended by the recent recession. Dr. Greene and Mbue discuss the motivation for writing the novel, the themes of immigration, global financial crisis, relationships in the book, highlights of the novel, and Mbue’s writing process.

About the Author
In 1998, Imbolo Mbue moved to the United States from Limbe, Cameroon. She holds a BS from Rutgers University and an MA from Columbia University and has published fiction in Threepenny Review. She lives with her husband and two children in Manhattan. Behold the Dreamers is her first novel and was named one of the “Best Debut Fiction of 2016” by Kirkus Reviews and among The New York Times’ “100 Notable Books of 2016.”


Nimmo goes 5-for-5, falls homer short of cycle

If Brandon Nimmo was going to hit for the cycle Wednesday, the opportunity presented itself in his fifth plate appearance, when Sean Gilmartin looped a 78-mph slider into the strike zone. Already 4-for-4 on the night, Nimmo fouled it off, then reached base one pitch later when Gilmartin hit him with a fastball.


Alonso hits 30th homer for 51s

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Wednesday.


Plawecki's slam caps 9-run 6th in Mets' rout

The Mets' offense broke out for 19 hits against the Orioles at Camden Yards. Brandon Nimmo's RBI triple -- one of his five hits in the game -- was New York's third three-bagger of the night, part of a nine-run sixth inning capped by a Kevin Plawecki grand slam. The O's nearly kept pace in the hit column with 12, including a long two-run homer by Jonathan Villar, but the Mets added five walks and two hit-by-pitches to keep the line moving on the basepaths in a runaway win.


Frazier, Mets excited to meet LLWS players

What Todd Frazier remembers most from the Little League World Series are the players he met, the relationships he forged -- and, of course, the ping-pong matches.


Every 30-30 season, ranked by club

The marvel of the 30-30 club is predicated on the rare combination of speed and power it takes to swipe 30 bases and bash 30 homers in the same season.


Mets-Phillies G1 will be on Facebook today

Facebook's digital-only live stream will continue Thursday, when the Mets take on the rival Phillies in the first leg of a doubleheader at Philadelphia's Citizens Bank Park. The National League East matchup is one of 25 streaming broadcasts in 2018 as part of MLB's partnership with Facebook.


Woods-Richardson extends scoreless streak

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.


Best August trade in Mets history

While the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline rightfully garners the lion's share of attention when it comes to each year's trade season, there have been numerous deals struck during the month of August that have been impactful down the stretch and in subsequent years. Here's a look at the best August trade each team has ever made.


Vargas' solid 6-inning start not enough for Mets

From their vantage point in the third-base dugout, the Mets watched Jason Vargas deliver two- and four-seam fastballs down in the strike zone, dumping in a liberal number of changeups and curves. He worked quickly, buzzing through the Orioles' lineup without much issue.


Surging Wheeler continues strong run vs. O's

Zack Wheeler will try to continue the best run of his career when he returns to the mound for the two-game series finale vs. the Orioles at Camden Yards on Wednesday. Wheeler, who is 5-0 with a 2.22 ERA over his last eight starts, will oppose another former blue-chip prospect, right-hander Dylan Bundy, in the 7:05 p.m. ET game.


Bruce begins rehab assignment, will play 1B

Sidelined since June 18 due to a sore right hip, Mets outfielder Jay Bruce began a Minor League rehab assignment Tuesday with Class A Advanced St. Lucie, batting third and playing right field.


New Student Boot Camp

New Student Boot Camp

August 20, August 22  |  5:30pm  |  Room 708  |  RSVP

 

The Office of Student Services is hosting two New Student Boot Camps comprising several 45 minute presentations (including a 15 minute Q&A at the end of each session) on various topics to help incoming students successfully transition into grad school. The Boot Camps will be held in the 7th floor auditorium. Light snacks will be provided.

We will also live stream both Boot Camps for those who can’t make it.

Monday, August 20
5:30-6:15pm – Matt Paczkowski – Course selection and program planning
6:15-7:00pm – Kristen Cribbs – Ethics/IRB training
7:00-7:45pm – Marita LaMonica – Field Practicum placement

Wednesday, August 22
5:30-6:15pm – Melissa Lozano – Insurance Navigators
6:15-7:00pm – Marita LaMonica – Field Practicum placement
7:00-7:45pm – Kristen Cribbs – Ethics/IRB training

 

Mets launch five home runs in Bronx

Earlier this season, following a particularly unnerving Jacob deGrom loss, Mets third baseman Todd Frazier apologized for the team's lack of offensive support. Monday, after he and his teammates broke out for a season-high five home runs in an 8-5 win over the Yankees, Frazier called deGrom an "angel, basically, for what we put him through."


In race for Cy Young, deGrom K's 12 Yanks in W

Jacob deGrom allowed three runs (two earned) and fanned 12 Yankees over 6 2/3 innings while Amed Rosario, Jose Bautista, Todd Frazier, Brandon Nimmo and Michael Conforto went yard as the Mets split their season series with their crosstown rivals on Monday night at Yankee Stadium.


In race for Cy Young, deGrom K's 12 Yanks in W

As Jacob deGrom rumbles into the final stretch of his best season ever, his manager knows "he's probably going to experience something that he's never experienced before." A pitching coach during both of Corey Kluber's American League Cy Young Award seasons in Cleveland, Mickey Callaway recalls the shift in Kluber's demeanor during his final half-dozen starts those years. He figures deGrom, similarly, "is going to be in a race for something else and it's going to mean a lot to him."


Mets launch five home runs in Bronx

Struggling to support Jacob deGrom for most of this season, the Mets continued their recent surge behind him Monday with five homers in an 8-5 win over the Yankees at Yankee Stadium.


Vargas gets call in opener vs. Orioles

Jason Vargas will return to the mound when the Mets continue their 10-day, 11-game, four-city road trip Tuesday with the first of two games in Baltimore. Vargas recorded just one out during his last start in a rain-shortened game at Citi Field; he'll look for significantly more length when he opposes right-hander Andrew Cashner in the 7:05 p.m. ET opener at Camden Yards.


Rosario launches first career leadoff homer

Struggling to support Jacob deGrom for most of this season, the Mets continued their recent surge behind him in the first inning Monday at Yankee Stadium.


Guillorme optioned to get regular playing time

Wavering on how best to deploy Luis Guillorme, the Mets on Monday optioned the 23-year-old infielder to Triple-A Las Vegas, and called up utilityman Jack Reinheimer. The team also swapped a fresh reliever into its bullpen, recalling right-hander Tim Peterson and optioning Jacob Rhame.


Sing Handel’s Messiah with the QC Choral Society

The Queens College Choral Society is accepting new members for its 78th annual concert season in 2018-2019, featuring Handel’s beloved Messiah (December 2018); Mozart’s Mass in C Minor (May 2019); and Brahms’s Schicksalslied (May 2019).

The Society welcomes people of all ages and backgrounds to share the joys of choral singing in a friendly atmosphere.
Through its affiliation with the Aaron Copland School of Music, the Society offers students, faculty, and staff of Queens College, as well as members of the surrounding community, the opportunity to learn and perform choral masterpieces from all musical eras. Faculty, staff and students from any CUNY college are invited to audition!

Auditions consist of basic singing skills (no preparation necessary) and will take place on the following dates in rm. 246 of the Music Building at Queens College:

August 20th, 6-8:30pm
August 29th, 6-7:15pm
September 5th, 6-7:15pm
September 12th, 6-7:15pm

To schedule an audition or for further information, contact our Music Director, Prof. James John, at 718-997-3818 or jmsjhn@aol.com.

For more information visit www.qcchoralsociety.org.

Email address for information requests: jmsjhn@aol.com


Intro to Blackboard (At the Vertical Campus Rm. 8-140)

This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate
assistants, and staff with little or no prior Blackboard experience. 
Learn the basics of Blackboard including:

  • Accessing the software
  • Uploading content to your Blackboard course
  • Customizing the Blackboard Interface
  • Understanding the Communication Features
  • Working with the course Control Panel
  • Learning where to go for help

Yes, Peter Alonso homered again

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Sunday.


Each team's jersey number likely to be retired next

Which active players might end up with their jerseys retired? Who potentially has that immortality in their future? We take a look at the most likely active player to someday have his number retired for every team.


Thor handles Fish as Mets earn series win

Noah Syndergaard stayed undefeated in his career vs. Miami thanks to seven quality innings of three-run ball. Syndergaard struck out seven and Jose Reyes and Michael Conforto homered to help net the Mets' first road series win since late April. Bryan Holaday had two RBI singles for the Marlins, and leadoff man Rafael Ortega pestered the ace with two singles and two steals. Seth Lugo recorded his first career save.


Wright plays 3rd for 5 innings in rehab game

David Wright took his most significant step in his attempted comeback from injuries that have sidelined him for the better part of more than two years on Sunday, as the 35-year-old third baseman began a rehab assignment with Class A Advanced St. Lucie. Wright went 0-for-3 and played third for five innings in a road game against Clearwater.


deGrom to duel Severino in Bronx makeup

After a slight shift in the rotation, tonight's 7:05 ET contest against the Yankees is now far more significant than just a makeup game for the Mets. Jacob deGrom will take the ball in the Bronx, toeing the rubber opposite right-hander Luis Severino -- a must-see marquee pitching matchup in the 2018 Subway Series finale.


Great Turnout Highlights First-Ever CUNY Wheelchair Basketball Clinic at Hostos

BRONX, N.Y. (Aug. 12, 2018) - On Saturday, the City University of New York Athletic Conference teamed up with the prestigious Ryan Martin Foundation for its inaugural CUNY Wheelchair Basketball Clinic, held at the Swamp at Hostos Community College in the Bronx.


Mets, Peterson spins a gem for St. Lucie

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.


Mets fall in extras after Oswalt goes 6 strong

After Saturday's 4-3 loss in 11 innings to the Marlins, starter Corey Oswalt stood at his locker, ready to address the media. With rumblings of a six-man rotation and an opportunity for a longer stint in the Major Leagues undoubtedly on the rookie's mind, Oswalt couldn't have been more humble.


Syndergaard out to stay unbeaten vs. Marlins

Noah Syndergaard starts the finale of New York's three-game set with the Marlins. First pitch is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. ET Sunday. Syndergaard is a perfect 4-0 against Miami in six career starts with a 1.62 ERA (seven earned runs in 39 IP). At Marlins Park, the right-hander is 3-0. Miami counters with southpaw Wei-Yin Chen.


David Wright to play in Class A game Sunday

David Wright is finally returning to the field. The Mets announced on Saturday that their longtime third baseman will begin a Minor League rehab assignment on Sunday with Class A Advanced St. Lucie.


Kilome fans 10 for Binghamton

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.


Kilome fans 10 for Binghamton

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.


Wheeler's streak ends as Mets thump Fish

Zack Wheeler allowed four hits, including a two-run homer to Miguel Rojas that ended the right-hander's scoreless-innings streak, as the Mets opened their four-city road trip with a win. Austin Jackson stayed hot, collecting three hits to bring his slash line to .438/.486/.688 since joining New York on July 27. Rafael Ortega, who scored on Rojas' home run, appeared in his first big league game since 2016 after being called up because of the Justin Bour trade. Wheeler struck out eight and won his fifth consecutive start.


6-man rotation possible when Matz returns

Could a six-man rotation be in the works for the Mets? Manager Mickey Callaway says it's something that's being heavily considered.


Oswalt gets call against Marlins

Rookie Corey Oswalt (1-2, 5.13 ERA) takes the ball in the second game of the Mets' series against the Marlins on Saturday at 7:10 p.m. ET at Marlins Park. In his last start in Miami, on June 29, the right-hander lasted just 2 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on six hits. Oswalt goes up against Miami's Dan Straily (4-5, 4.35).


The coolest Topps baseball card every year

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Alonso homers, reaches 100 RBIs in Minors

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.


Mets' nicknames for Players' Weekend

For the second consecutive year, Major Leaguers will put their personalities and passions on the field when Players' Weekend takes center stage during all games from Friday, Aug. 24, through Sunday, Aug. 26


The best MLB Players' Weekend nicknames

From Papa Frita to Pico de Gallo.


Intro to Blackboard (At the Vertical Campus, Room 6-155)

This hands-on session is designed for instructors, graduate
assistants, and staff with little or no prior Blackboard experience. 
Learn the basics of Blackboard including:

  • Accessing the software
  • Uploading content to your Blackboard course
  • Customizing the Blackboard Interface
  • Understanding the Communication Features
  • Working with the course Control Panel
  • Learning where to go for help

How deGrom compares to unlucky ERA champs

Jacob deGrom has the best ERA in the Major Leagues, but a losing record. How does his season compare to other ERA leaders through MLB history? Here are the 10 lowest win totals by a qualified starter who led his league in ERA.


deGrom lowers ERA to 1.77 with 10-K gem

Jacob deGrom fanned 10 over 6 stellar frames to lower his MLB-best ERA to 1.77, while Brandon Nimmo and Austin Jackson contributed three hits and three RBIs apiece as the Mets blanked the Reds, 8-0, in Wednesday afternoon's rubber game at Citi Field.


Red-hot Wheeler tabbed for opener in Miami

Following an off-day Thursday, Zack Wheeler will open a three-game set Friday in Miami, kicking off an unusual 10-day, 11-game, five-city road trip for the Mets. Wheeler, who has not allowed a run in 17 consecutive innings, will oppose right-hander Jose Urena in the 7:10 p.m. ET opener at Marlins Park.


Biggest surprise of season: deGrom's record

This isn't about what we expected to happen. This is about the things that have surprised or stood out. Some of it is players. Some of it is teams. All in all, it's a reminder that baseball seasons never play out the way we think, and that's the beauty of the thing.


Alonso homers in big game for Las Vegas

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.


Rain delay forces Mets to go to 'pen early in loss

Mets starter Jason Vargas recorded one out and did not return after a rain delay of more than an hour, forcing New York to use five relievers in their 6-1 loss to the Reds on Tuesday. Jose Bautista ended an 0-for-23 stretch with an RBI single in the second for the Mets.


Matz (forearm) will not come off DL when eligible

Steven Matz, who hoped to skip only one start after sustaining a flexor-pronator strain in his left forearm, will instead miss multiple. The Mets have scheduled Corey Oswalt to make another start Saturday against the Marlins, ensuring that Matz will not come off the disabled list when eligible.


Empty Promises: A Forum on For-Profit Colleges and Their Impact on Students, Public Colleges and Resources in NYC

BMCC, LaGuardia Community Community and The Century Foundation are co-sponsoring a forum led by Letitia James, Public Advocate for the City of New York.
The forum, Empty Promises, will examine for-profit colleges and their impact on students, public colleges and resources in New York City.


Pintando: Colors of Education, at the Lehman College College Art Gallery

The Lehman College Art Gallery, the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks and the Consulate General of Mexico in New York Present  

Pintando: Colors of Education
Masterpieces by renowned 20th-century Mexican artists


On view August 13 – September 22, 2018


For Immediate Release

Reception:  Thursday, September 6, 6:00- 8:30pm  

Lehman College Art Gallery, the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks and the Institute for Mexicans Abroad through the Consulate General of Mexico in New York present Pintando: Colors of Education, which features more than three dozen paintings by renowned 20th-century painters based in Mexico. The exhibition, curated by Laura H. Bazán of the Mexican National Commission of Public Textbooks, includes artists, such as Manuel Felguérez, Leonora Carrington and Jorge González Camarena.

The paintings, widely recognized as treasures of Mexican heritage, were commissioned by The National Commission of Public Textbooks to illustrate the covers of books used in Mexico’s schools.  This special six-week presentation in New York City is the final stop in the United States on an international tour that included showings at the main libraries in Chicago and Los Angeles. The exhibition travels to Colombia, Bogota this fall.

The paintings in Pintando were created between 1960-62 and 1987-88 and present Mexico by depicting its national heroes who led their country’s social movements and struggle for independence. The paintings also show Mexico through landscapes of its countryside and with allegory and symbols that depict the mother country in images that embody civic virtues. The artists, who belonged to the Mexican art movements El Muralismo and La Ruptura, were deeply committed to education and proud of their country.

A related program series, sponsored by the Jamie Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at the City University of New York, based at Lehman College features Mexican and Mexican-American visual artists on September Tuesdays at 1 pm at the Lehman College Art Gallery, Fine Arts Building, 250 Bedford Park Blvd. West.  The programs are free and open to the public.

September 4 – Andrea Arroyo
Women in Mexican Textbooks

Women have played an important role, both as artists and as muses in many works in the exhibition. Arroyo will


McNeil stays hot as Mets, Thor hold off Reds

Jeff McNeil continued his red-hot start to his rookie season, slugging a homer among three hits to help lead the Mets over the Reds. Wilmer Flores celebrated his 27th birthday by going 3-for-4, and his second RBI single chased Cincinnati starter Homer Bailey after 3 1/3 innings. Mets starter Noah Syndergaard cruised through six scoreless, but he couldn't escape the seventh, when Jose Peraza and Eugenio Suarez notched RBI singles in a four-run frame.


Red-hot deGrom on mound in rubber match

One of the National League Cy Young Award favorites despite a 5-7 record, Jacob deGrom (1.85 ERA) will look to bolster his credentials when he squares off against right-hander Robert Stephenson, making his first start of the season, in a 12:10 p.m. ET Wednesday matinee. deGrom has been particularly effective in day games, with a career 1.99 ERA in those outings.


Vargas seeks solid step forward vs. Reds

Jason Vargas has made two starts since coming off the disabled list, posting a 6.75 ERA in those outings. The owner of an 8.23 ERA overall this season, Vargas will look for more significant progress when he returns to the mound Tuesday in a 7:10 p.m. ET game against the Reds. Right-hander Sal Romano will start for Cincinnati.


Harvey looks back, regrets 'mistakes' in NY

Matt Harvey returned to Citi Field on Monday for the first time since being traded to the Reds. Prior to the game, he reflected on the highs and lows of his five-plus seasons with the Mets.


Nanoscience Seminar: Iva Pashkuleva

  • Glycans as multifunctional building blocks for biomaterials.
  • Iva Pashkuleva, University of Minho, Portugal
  • Glycans together with proteins are key element of the extracellular and pericellular environment where they determine the physical characteristics of tissues and modulate the biological functions of cells. Beside their multiple bioactivities, glycans have been overlooked as building blocks for supramolecular systems targeting biomedical applications. Their scanty use is mainly due to (i) the complex chemistry: multistep modification methods are usually required to tailor glycans to a certain system and these modifications often affect their bioactivity and (ii) involvement of multivalent weak biointeractions that are difficult to quantify.
  • The talk will focus on several recent strategies designed in our lab to overcome the above-mentioned difficulties and to develop glycan-based supramolecular systems of different complexity and for different biomedical applications. The engagement of distinct processes such as interfacial complexation, polyelectrolyte complexation, and self-assembly in the fabrication of glycan-based hydrogels, fibers of different length scales and nanoparticles will be discussed. It will be demonstrated that the sulfation of glycans associated with their intrinsic negative charge is of main importance in these approaches because most of the developed nanosystems are based on electrostatic or specific multivalent interactions. The application of the developed systems in different bioscenarios will be also presented – protein delivery systems, platforms for stem cell differentiation and artificial mimics of extracellular matrix are some of the examples that will be addressed.

Who will still be with the Mets in 2025?

Thus, this week at The Thirty, we flash forward seven years, to 2025, and attempt to predict, for each MLB team, the player most likely to still be playing for their current team in that season.


Bullpen falters as Mets fall to Braves in extras

After dropping two straight in Washington last week, the Mets returned home to lose three of four against the Braves at Citi Field this weekend. Nick Markakis homered to give Atlanta the series capper in the 10th inning Sunday, sending the Mets to a 5-4 defeat.


Mets turn to Syndergaard to open set vs. Reds

Noah Syndergaard's quest for consistency will continue when the Mets welcome the Reds to Citi Field on Monday for the first of three games. Syndergaard will take on right-hander Homer Bailey in the 7:10 p.m. ET opener of a series lacking the maximum drama: the Mets will not face Matt Harvey in the three-game set.


Shoulder inflammation sends Swarzak to DL

Anthony Swarzak's disjointed season continued Sunday with another trip to the disabled list, knocking the Mets reliever out for at least the next 10 days.


3 Mets sluggers among Saturday's top prospects

A pair of Marlins prospects took center stage on Saturday, as Nick Neidert dominated on the mound for Double-A Jacksonville while Isan Diaz enjoyed a big night at the plate for Triple-A New Orleans.


He's a keeper: Wheeler fans 9, stifles Braves

Zack Wheeler delivered seven excellent innings with nine strikeouts and held Atlanta to three hits after the Mets decided to keep the ascendant right-hander at the non-waiver Trade Deadline. Rookie infielder Jeff McNeil paced New York's offense with four hits, and the Mets handed Deadline acquisition Kevin Gausman -- who allowed three runs over five-plus innings -- a loss in his Braves debut.


No knob, no problem: McNeil swears by odd bat

Clustered in a rack on one end of the Mets' dugout, different players' bats are typically identifiable only by the numbers stuck to their knobs and the names on the barrels. But one group of bats, belonging to Jeff McNeil, stands out.


Oswalt subs for Matz in finale vs. Braves

Corey Oswalt will replace Steven Matz in the rotation for Sunday's 1:10 p.m. ET series finale against the Braves after Matz was placed on the disabled list with a mild left flexor-pronator strain. Oswalt has made several spot starts for the Mets this season, and he earned his first Major League win in his most recent start against the Padres on July 25. Atlanta will throw right-hander Julio Teheran, who owns a 2.33 ERA in 23 career games (22 starts) against the Mets.


Alonso goes yard for Vegas

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.


Mets unable to end drought for deGrom

In dropping a 2-1 contest Friday night to the Braves at Citi Field, Jacob deGrom fell to 0-2 against Atlanta in five starts despite a 1.09 ERA in those outings.


Wheeler rolling into matchup with Braves

Zack Wheeler made himself a Trade Deadline target by posting a 2.56 ERA in his final six starts before July 31. Now that the Mets have decided to keep him around, Wheeler will look to keep his momentum going tonight in a 7:10 ET game against the Braves. He will oppose right-hander Kevin Gausman, who is making his Braves debut after a trade from the Orioles.


Matz expected to miss 1 start; Oswalt recalled

Without much reason to push Steven Matz through a bout of forearm discomfort, the Mets on Friday made the obvious move, placing Matz on the disabled list with a flexor-pronator strain. They expect him to miss only one start.


Woods-Richardson throws three scoreless

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Thursday.


deGrom eyes return to win column vs. Braves

Forget double-digit wins; Mets ace Jacob deGrom (5-6, 1.82 ERA) just wants to have a winning record. He will try to even things out when the Mets and Braves continue a four-game series tonight with a 7:10 ET game at Citi Field. deGrom will start opposite right-hander Anibal Sanchez (5-3, 3.00).


Bullpen shows promise after Vargas stung early

Another short outing from Jason Vargas on Thursday -- this one was more his defense's fault than his own -- at least gave the Mets a chance to take an extended look at their bullpen. Earlier Thursday, the Mets called up hard-throwing Bobby Wahl, who will vie for high-leverage opportunities alongside Drew Smith, Tyler Bashlor and other youngsters.


Matz avoids forearm scare, but not DL stint

The Mets have avoided the worst with pitcher Steven Matz, whose MRI on Thursday revealed no structural damage in his left arm. Regardless, Matz will miss at least his next start and was added to the disabled list Friday.


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by attending a campus tour on Tues., August 21 from 1pm-2pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Thurs., August 23 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 28 from 1pm-2pm

Wed., August 29 from 1pm-2pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by attending a campus tour on Wed., August 15 from 2pm-3pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Tues., August 21 from 1pm-2pm

 

Thurs., August 23 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 28 from 1pm-2pm

Wed., August 29 from 1pm-2pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by attending a campus tour on Tues., August 14 from 2pm-3pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Wed., August 15 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., August 21 from 1pm-2pm

Thurs., August 23 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 28 from 1pm-2pm

Wed., August 29 from 1pm-2pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by attending a campus tour on Thurs., August 9 from 1pm-2pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Tues., August 14 from 2pm-3pm

Wed., August 15 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., August 21 from 1pm-2pm

Thurs., August 23 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 28 from 1pm-2pm

Wed., August 29 from 1pm-2pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student by attending a campus tour on Wed., August 8 from 1pm-2pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Thurs., August 9 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 14 from 2pm-3pm

Wed., August 15 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., August 21 from 1pm-2pm

Thurs., August 23 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 28 from 1pm-2pm

Wed., August 29 from 1pm-2pm


KCC Campus Tour

Learn more about becoming a Kingsborough Community College student at a campus tour on Tues., August 7 from 2pm-3pm.

Register here for a tour of the 70-acre campus.  Our advisors will be on hand to answer questions and guide you through the application process.

To sign up: www1.kingsborough.edu/regform/ctrform.php

 

ADDITIONAL TOUR TIMES:

Wed., August 8 from 1pm-2pm

Thurs., August 9 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 14 from 2pm-3pm

Wed., August 15 from 2pm-3pm

Tues., August 21 from 1pm-2pm

Thurs., August 23 from 1pm-2pm

Tues., August 28 from 1pm-2pm

Wed., August 29 from 1pm-2pm


Photonics Seminar: Andrew J. Musser

  • Manipulating matter with strong coupling: harvesting triplet excitons in organic exciton microcavities.
  • Andrew J. Musser, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Sheffield.
  • Exciton-polaritons are quasiparticles with mixed photon and exciton character that demonstrate rich quantum phenomena, novel optoelectronic devices and the potential to modify chemical properties of materials. Organic semiconductors are of current interest for their room-temperature polariton formation. However, within organic optoelectronic devices, it is often the ‘dark’ spin-1 triplet excitons that dominate operation. These triplets have been largely ignored in treatments of polariton physics. Here we demonstrate polariton population from the triplet manifold via triplet-triplet annihilation, leading to polariton emission that is longer-lived (>μs) even than exciton emission in bare films. This enhancement arises from spin-2 triplet-pair states, formed by singlet fission or triplet-triplet annihilation, feeding the polariton. This is possible due to state mixing, which–in the strong coupling regime–leads to sharing of photonic character with states that are formally non-emissive. Such ‘photonic sharing’ offers the enticing possibility of harvesting or manipulating even states that are formally dark.

How will Mets move forward post-Deadline?

One of the wildest non-waiver Trade Deadlines in recent memory has passed, and it's hard to find a team that doesn't look at least a little different than it did a month ago. More moves could certainly follow once players pass through waivers, but with July 31 in the rearview, most clubs are pretty well settled for the run to the finish.


Thor goes 7 in return, but Mets fall in DC

Noah Syndergaard's return from hand, foot and mouth disease, a viral condition that cost him one start, was not without its issues. But Syndergaard recovered well enough to hold the Nationals to three runs in seven innings Wednesday at Nationals Park.


Every team's moves up to the Trade Deadline

Players, front office executives, reporters and fans all alike can settle back -- the non-waiver Trade Deadline has come and gone.


Admissions and Financial Aid Information Session and Tour

Information sessions for prospective BMCC students will be held August 7, 9 and 13.


Mets upended in historic loss to Nationals

The Mets' 25-4 loss to the Nationals on Tuesday was the most lopsided defeat in franchise history.


Syndergaard back from DL to face Nats

Sidelined since June 20 with hand, foot and mouth disease, Noah Syndergaard (6-1, 2.89 ERA) will return from an 11-day stay on the disabled list to start the Mets' series finale Wednesday at Nationals Park. Syndergaard will oppose a former teammate, left-hander Tommy Milone (0-0, 5.40), in the 12:05 p.m. ET game.


Wilmer exits game with dizziness, dehydration

During a nightmare first inning for the Mets on Tuesday, infielder Wilmer Flores left their game against the Nationals due to dizziness and dehydration.


Mets quieter than expected at Deadline

With a pair of impactful deals in the New York Mets' recent past, the non-waiver Trade Deadline came and went Tuesday with little commotion.


Inbox: Wheeler a trade chip or part of future?

Has Zack Wheeler pitched his way off the trade block? Who else is a candidate to be dealt before the Deadline? Beat reporter Anthony DiComo answers those questions and more in the latest Inbox.


Vientos makes Pipeline Team of the Week

MLB Pipeline's Prospect Team of the Week honors the best performances from the previous seven days. Any Minor Leaguer currently on an organization Top 30 Prospects list on our Prospect Watch is eligible.


Wheeler dominates, plates lone run in win

Zack Wheeler showcased a little bit of everything on Sunday, striking out seven over six scoreless innings and driving in the lone run of the game in the Mets' win over the Pirates at PNC Park. Joe Musgrove threw seven strong innings of his own, but Wheeler's two-out double into the right-field corner proved to be the difference as New York earned a series split vs. Pittsburgh.


Mets fielding trade offers for Wheeler

The Mets have already unloaded a pair of expiring contracts this month, sending Jeurys Familia to Oakland and Asdrubal Cabrera to Philadelphia.


Matz showcases stuff vs. division-rival Nats

Steven Matz will take the mound on Tuesday as the Mets end their road trip with a quick two-game set against Washington at Nationals Park at 7:05 p.m ET. He ended a three-game losing skid last time out, tying his career-high strikeout total with nine over six innings in a win over the Pirates on Thursday. Tanner Roark will start for the Nats.


19-year-old Gimenez perfect at plate for Ponies

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Saturday.


Run support missing in deGrom's quality start

Despite entering Saturday with the best ERA in Major League Baseball, Jacob deGrom had recorded just two wins since the start of May. The lack of run support that has plagued deGrom for much of the past two months continued against the Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday night.


Frazier begins rehab; Syndergaard nears return

Infield depth appears to be on the way for the Mets as third baseman Todd Frazier, who landed on the 10-day disabled list on July 9, began his rehab assignment with Class A Advanced St. Lucie on Saturday.


Wheeler to face Pirates for second time

Right-hander Zack Wheeler is set to start the four-game series finale against the Pirates at PNC Park on Sunday at 1:35 p.m. ET. Wheeler earned a no-decision in his start against Pittsburgh on June 27 despite throwing seven scoreless innings. Right-hander Joe Musgrove will be on the mound for the Pirates.


Vientos does it all for Kingsport

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Friday.


Conforto hits 3-run homer, but Mets fall in 9th

The Mets have expressed the desire to place young pitchers in high-leverage situations over the remainder of the season in an effort to allow more room for growth. They put that into practice against the Pirates on Friday when they handed rookie right-hander Tim Peterson the ball with the score tied in the ninth inning.


Mets land Phils prospect Kilome for Cabrera

The Mets traded veteran infielder Asdrubal Cabrera to the Phillies on Friday for Double-A right-hander Franklyn Kilome.


Phillies land Asdrubal Cabrera from Mets

The Phillies are acquiring versatile infielder Asdrubal Cabrera from the Mets, a source confirms to MLB.com. The Mets receive Double-A right-hander Franklyn Kilome, the Phillies' No. 10 prospect via MLB Pipeline. The teams have not commented.


deGrom, MLB's ERA leader, to face Pirates

The Mets will send Jacob deGrom to the mound to start against the Pirates at PNC Park on Saturday at 7:05 p.m. ET. He's strung together 12 consecutive quality starts and enters with a 1.71 ERA, the lowest mark among qualified Major League starters this season. Right-hander Trevor Williams will start for the Pirates.


Mets sign Austin Jackson, designate den Dekker

The Mets inked veteran outfielder Austin Jackson on Friday and designated Matt den Dekker for assignment.


Mets activate Vargas (calf), option Oswalt

Following Thursday night's 12-6 win over the Pirates, the Mets announced they optioned right-hander Corey Oswalt to Triple-A Las Vegas to make room for left-hander Jason Vargas, who will return from the disabled list to start against the Pirates on Friday.


Trade candidate Cabrera (HR, 4 RBIs) lifts Mets

Trade candidate Asdrubal Cabrera broke out of his second-half slump, going 3-for-5 with a home run and a season-high four RBIs in the Mets' 12-6 win over the Pirates at PNC Park. The victory gives New York its first three-game winning streak since June 16-18. Mets starter Steven Matz tied his career-high strikeout total with nine. He allowed four runs over six innings. Pirates stater Nick Kingham was hit hard, allowing six runs in three-plus innings.


Gimenez among 4 Mets prospects in Top 100

MLB Pipeline revealed its midseason re-ranking of the overall and club Top Prospects lists, and shortstop Andres Gimenez led a group of four Mets that cracked the Top 100 overall prospects.


Vargas to return from DL to face Pirates

Left-hander Jason Vargas will make his return from the disabled list to start against the Pirates at PNC Park at 7:05 p.m. ET on Friday. It will be the southpaw's first start since June 19 due to a strained right calf injury. Right-hander Ivan Nova will get the start for the Pirates.


Brewers could be targeting Wheeler in trade

The Brewers nearly traded for Zack Wheeler three years ago. They appear to be interested in the Mets right-hander yet again. The two sides have discussed a deal involving Wheeler, sources told MLB.com's Jon Paul Morosi on Thursday morning, with Morosi noting that no deal is close at the moment.


Midseason re-rank of Mets' Top 30 Prospects

The prospect landscape is always changing, and in our effort to provide the latest and most up-to-date lay of that land, MLB Pipeline is proud to present its annual midseason re-ranking of all of its top prospects lists. Every list -- from the Top 100 to the Top 10 by position to all 30 team Top 30 lists -- has been given a makeover to reflect performances, both good and bad, and to fold in 2018 draftees as well as 2018-19 international signing period additions.


Midseason re-rank of Mets' Top 30 Prospects

The prospect landscape is always changing, and in our effort to provide the latest and most up-to-date lay of that land, MLB Pipeline is proud to present its annual midseason re-ranking of all of its top prospects lists. Every list -- from the Top 100 to the Top 10 by position to all 30 team Top 30 lists -- has been given a makeover to reflect performances, both good and bad, and to fold in 2018 draftees as well as 2018-19 international signing period additions.


Who is -- and isn't -- untouchable in the NL East

The approach of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline gives all teams -- contenders, pretenders and wait-for-next-summers -- a chance to step back and take stock of their entire organizations. Clubs on the rise, like the Braves, must determine how wide open their window of contention is. Clubs struggling, like the Mets, must pick and choose which pieces they want to commit to for the future.


{“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with Gloria J. Browne-Marshall

“Writers on Writing” Radio Show with
Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director
Featured Guest: Gloria J. Browne-Marshall
 

Sunday, August 5, 2018
7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Medgar Evers College, CUNY
WNYE 91.5 FM
Listen at wmec.mec.cuny.edu

ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Dr. Brenda Greene talks with professor and writer Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, whose recent book, The Voting Rights War: The NAACP and the Ongoing Struggle for Justice, tells of the courageous struggle to achieve voting equality through more than one hundred years of work by the NAACP at the Supreme Court.

Dr. Greene and Browne-Marshall discuss what the statement from the foreword from Rev. Dr. C T Vivian, “A democracy takes work, especially now” means in 2016.  They also discuss the birth of the NAACP, the obstacles faced by Blacks who were disenfranchised, key figures who were instrumental in advocating for Voter Registration and next steps, given the results of the election we just had.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is associate professor of constitutional law at John Jay College (CUNY) and a civil rights attorney. She is the author of Race, Law, and American Society. Browne-Marshall is an award-winning legal correspondent and a playwright. A member of the National Press Club, her weekly columns on the U.S. Supreme Court are syndicated nationwide. She has provided commentary for BBC, CNN, CBS, NPR, C-SPAN, and more.

Browne-Marshall was a visiting lecturer at Vassar College in the Africana Studies program. Prior to academia, she was a civil rights attorney for the Southern Poverty Law Center, Community Legal Services of Philadelphia, and then the NAACP Legal Defense Fund. She speaks nationally and internationally about racial justice and gender equality under law.

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the author of articles and the books The U.S. Constitution: An African American Context and Race, Law, and American Society: 1607 to Present (Routledge), a seminal book on race-based laws in the areas of education, voting rights, property rights, criminal justice, civil liberties, the military, and internationalism.  Her forthcoming book is titled She Took Justice: The Powerful Rise of Black Women in America, 1619–2010.  She is an award-winning syndicated columnist and the U.S. Supreme Court correspondent for AANIC (African-American News & Information Consortium). Her nonprofit organization The Law and Policy Group Inc. bridges the gap between laws, policies, and the people governed by them. The L&PG publishes the only ongoing report on the state of Black women in America.

Gloria J. Browne-Marshall is the recipient of many awards, including the NAACP Ethel Lawrence Trailblazer Award, Association of Black Women Attorney’s Service Award, the New York County Lawyers’ Ida B. Wells Award for work on gender and race issues, the Woman of Excellence in Law Award from Wiley College (Texas), and the Community Action Award from Black Star News.


Mets' win-now mentality pays off vs. Padres

With infield prospect Jeff McNeil out of the starting lineup and starter Corey Oswalt gone from the game after just 62 pitches, the Mets succeeded in rallying for a win over the Padres on Wednesday afternoon at Citi Field. Jose Bautista hit a two-run homer and Amed Rosario connected for a two-RBI single in the win. Austin Hedges and Freddy Galvis went deep for San Diego.


BREAKING: Cespedes to undergo heel surgery

Yoenis Cespedes, who has played in fewer than half of the Mets' games since signing a four-year, $110 million contract after the 2016 season, is about to miss a significant chunk of the future. Cespedes will undergo surgery to repair a chronic heel problem that has plagued him for the past 15 years, the Mets announced on Wednesday.


Matz hoping to turn it around vs. Pirates

The Mets head to Pittsburgh to begin a four-game series on Thursday at PNC Park, with Steven Matz starting the 7:05 p.m. ET opener for New York. Matz is 0-3 in his past three starts. Mets infield prospect Jeff McNeil should get his first chance in the starting lineup, and he will face Pirates right-hander Nick Kingham.


Toffey hits first homer for Binghamton

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Tuesday.


McNeil debuts, records first MLB knock

Jeff McNeil is finally being rewarded for his standout summer. The Mets plan to call McNeil up from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Tuesday's game against the Padres at Citi Field, according to a source, as part of a flurry of roster moves.


Wheeler aces Deadline audition in Mets' win

Zack Wheeler went seven innings in a 6-3 win over the Padres on Tuesday at Citi Field, allowing just two earned runs and striking out three. After he gave up the only two runs he allowed in the third frame, Wheeler then retired the next 12 batters he faced. Wil Myers knocked in all three Padres runs -- two on a controversial play -- but San Diego couldn't overcome the six runs allowed by starter Eric Lauer.


Mets vendor tries to catch foul with beer tray

And it wound up in the hands of a young fan.


4th out? Run scores, runner nabbed on odd play

Technically, the Padres won their third-inning challenge on Tuesday night at Citi Field. It certainly didn't feel that way.


Oswalt continues terrific rookie run

Corey Oswalt will take the place of Noah Syndergaard in the rotation for Wednesday's tilt against the Padres at 12:10 p.m. ET at Citi Field. Syndergaard was placed on the 10-day DL with hand, foot and mouth disease on Sunday. Oswalt will appear in his sixth game with the Mets this year and has gone 0-2 with a 6.11 ERA in four starts. Clayton Richard will start for San Diego.


Cespedes placed on DL with pain in heels

The return of Yoenis Cespedes, whom the Mets hoped might put a positive spin on their sour season, has instead devolved into a week-long blur of doctor appointments and X-ray readings. The Mets on Tuesday placed Cespedes -- who has played in less than half of their games since signing a four-year, $110-million contract after the 2016 season -- on the disabled list due to pain in both heels.


Yoenis Cespedes headed to disabled list

Yoenis Cespedes, who has played in less than half of the Mets' games since signing a four-year, $110 million contract after the 2016 season, will reportedly go on the 10-day disabled list on Tuesday as he copes with a chronic heel problem that has plagued him for the past 15 years.


“Dúchas: The Drive Within”

“Dúchas: The Drive Within”, a celebration of Irish, Irish-American and Irish-inspired art and artists will be on view in the Queens College Art Center (Rosenthal Library, 6th Floor) from August 1 through September 7, 2018. This exhibit is co-curated by Amanda Nocera (QC Art Center), James McCaul (one of the featured artists) and Eileen Sprague (Acting Director, Irish Studies).

There will be an opening reception with traditional music, an author reading and light refreshments on Saturday, August 4 from 1-4 pm and a closing reception on Thursday, September 6 from 5:30-7:30 pm. For more information, go to https://www.qcartcenter.org.

Hours: M-TH, 9:00am – 7:00pm; F, 9:00am – 5:00pm, while classes are in session


Mets call up hot-hitting McNeil from Vegas

Jeff McNeil is finally being rewarded for his standout summer. The Mets plan to call McNeil up from Triple-A Las Vegas prior to Tuesday's game against the Padres at Citi Field, according to a source, as part of a flurry of roster moves.


Mets calling up hot-hitting McNeil from Vegas

The Mets hope that breakout prospect Jeff McNeil can provide a spark, as they will call up the infielder ahead of Tuesday night's game against the Padres at Citi Field.


Kay spins a gem for St. Lucie

Here's MLB Pipeline's roundup of the top prospect performances in the Minor Leagues on Monday.


Shaky defense spoils another deGrom gem

Not every scout at Citi Field on Monday was there to watch Jacob deGrom, eight days out from the non-waiver Trade Deadline, but over the game's first hour or so, they would have had a hard time ignoring him. Through four shutout innings, deGrom threw six balls and 31 strikes, facing the minimum and proving, in no uncertain terms, why he remains a dream acquisition for any contender with a pulse.


Wheeler takes mound as trade rumors swirl

Perhaps more likely than deGrom to be traded this month is Zack Wheeler, whose strong two-month run has boosted his value higher than it has been in years. With many of the the same scouts who watched deGrom in attendance, Wheeler will take on left-hander Eric Lauer in a 7:10 p.m. ET game on Tuesday against the Padres at Citi Field.


The best player on Mets acquired by trade

This week at The Thirty, in honor of the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, we look at the best player on each current roster to have been acquired via trade.


Tebow likely done for '18 with broken right hand

Tim Tebow's dream of playing in the big leagues will likely have to wait at least until next season. Tebow broke the hamate bone in his right hand last week, a source confirmed, and will undergo surgery on Tuesday.


Alonso stays hot with third homer in 4 games

Danny Jansen hit a pair of early home runs to back a strong effort on the mound by Sean Reid-Foley as Triple-A Buffalo held on to defeat Durham, 5-3.


deGrom bumped to series opener vs. Padres

After having his scheduled start vs. the Yankees rained out on Sunday, Jacob deGrom will get the nod in Monday's 7:10 p.m. ET series opener against rookie lefty Eric Lauer and the Padres. deGrom last pitched in the All-Star Game on Tuesday, so he'll be working on an extra day of rest. That may prove valuable, as the NL Cy young Award contender's superlative first half ended with consecutive outings in which he went eight innings, allowing a total of one run in those starts.


Subway finale rainout makes schedule tougher

The Mets' rubber game with the Yankees will have to wait three weeks. With rain showers peppering the tri-state area on Sunday night, the teams postponed their series finale at Yankee Stadium. They plan to make it up Aug. 13 at 7:05 p.m. ET.


'No disconnect' between Mets and Cespedes

Defending the Mets' handling of Yoenis Cespedes as he battles potentially career-altering heel issues, Mets assistant general manager John Ricco on Sunday called surgery "a last-resort thing" and a "fairly radical" treatment that may not be necessary for the team's star outfielder.


Viral illness sends Syndergaard to DL

The Mets are putting right-hander Noah Syndergaard on the 10-day disabled list with Hand, Foot and Mouth Disease (Coxsackie viral infection).


Tebow hits DL with right hand discomfort

Outfielder Tim Tebow was placed on the 7-day disabled list on Saturday by Binghamton, the Mets' Double-A affiliate, with discomfort in his right hand. It marks the first trip to the disabled list for the 30-year-old outfielder during his season-plus in professional baseball.


Mets' 9th-inning charge falls short vs. Yankees

As Yoenis Cespedes rested, the Mets struggled throughout a 7-6 loss Saturday to the Yankees, which exposed their lack of position-player depth.


Mets deal Familia for 2 prospects, int'l cash

The Mets' process of selling off veteran parts officially began on Saturday. The team finalized a trade to send reliever Jeurys Familia to the A's for two prospects, third baseman Will Toffey and reliever Bobby Wahl, plus $1 million in international slot money.


Conforto stays hot with solo homer off Gray

Fresh off their Subway Series-opening win to begin the second half, the Mets jumped out ahead again Saturday afternoon at Yankee Stadium.


deGrom duels Tanaka in Subway Series finale

Fresh off his second career All-Star appearance, Jacob deGrom will open his second half in a Sunday Night Baseball matchup with Masahiro Tanaka at Yankee Stadium. deGrom will put his National League-leading 1.68 ERA on the line in the 8:05 ET game, facing a Yankees offense that ranks top two in the Majors in home runs, OPS and runs per game.


Cespedes sits; Mets monitor lingering heel issue

A day after Yoenis Cespedes returned to the Mets following a nine-and-a-half-week absence, homered, then revealed that he is battling heel issues that may require major surgery to fix, Cespedes was out of the Mets' lineup Saturday against the Yankees. Manager Mickey Callaway, who said he was unaware of Cespedes' comments regarding his heels, painted the issue as one of general soreness.


Oswalt optioned with Vargas nearing return

Rather than allow Corey Oswalt to remain in the rotation after closing the first half with three consecutive strong starts, the Mets optioned the right-hander to Triple-A Las Vegas and recalled reliever Drew Smith.


Source: Mets working to trade Familia

The A's are working toward finalizing a trade with the Mets that would further strengthen their sturdy bullpen. Sources indicated to MLB.com on Friday evening that right-hander Jeurys Familia could soon be Oakland-bound.


Yo returns with HR; Thor exits with 'dead arm'

Yoenis Cespedes homered in his second at-bat after missing nearly 10 weeks on the DL, and the Mets held on to secure a win for Noah Syndergaard, who worked five innings before exiting with arm fatigue. Seth Lugo and Robert Gsellman each worked two frames to hold off the Yankees as trade rumors swirled around closer Jeurys Familia. After the game, the Yanks optioned starter Domingo German to Triple-A following the rookie's outing of just 3 2/3 innings.


Cespedes almost loses necklace on a play

I can still hear you saying you would never break the chain.


Yo homers vs. Yanks in 1st game since May

It took just two at-bats for Yoenis Cespedes to show the Mets what they had been missing for much of this season.


Familia drawing interest on trade market

With 11 days to go until the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline, activity is picking up in the Mets' front office. Assistant general manager John Ricco described the scene Friday as "a lot of phone calls, a lot of people checking in" on the club's impending free agents -- a group highlighted by closer Jeurys Familia.


Cespedes returns from DL to face Yankees

After more than nine weeks and multiple setbacks, Yoenis Cespedes' stay on the disabled list has come to an end. The Mets activated Cespedes on Friday and planned to insert him in their lineup against the Yankees tonight as their designated hitter.


Matz squares off with Gray in Subway Series

Steven Matz will take the mound today when the Mets return to Yankee Stadium for a 1:05 p.m. ET matinee. Matz, who posted a 2.91 ERA in his final 13 first-half starts, will oppose Yankees right-hander Sonny Gray. Yoenis Cespedes should DH again for the Mets after returning from the DL in the series opener with a home run.


“Writers on Writing” Radio Show: Interview with Jacqueline Woodson

Writers on Writing

Tune in this Week

Sunday, July 22, 2018

“Writers on Writing” Radio Show

With Dr. Brenda M. Greene, Executive Director of

The Center for Black Literature at Medgar Evers College, CUNY

WNYE 91.5 FM

Sundays, 7 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Listen at http://wmec.mec.cuny.edu/

 

About the Program

Dr. Brenda M. Greene talks with National Book Award-winning author Jacqueline Woodson, whose latest book is “Another Brooklyn.” Dr. Greene and Woodson will discuss a range of issues, including Woodson’s latest book, themes in her books, young adult and children’s literature, social responsibility of the writer, the need for more diverse books and the need for teachers to promote books by writers of color in their classrooms and to specify to students the nature of such books.

 

About the Author

Jacqueline Woodson’s book Another Brooklyn is her first adult novel in 20 years and is nominated for the 2016 National Book Awards. Woodson is the 2014 National Book Award winner for her New York Times best-selling memoir Brown Girl Dreaming, which was also a recipient of the Coretta Scott King Award, a Newbery Honor Award, the NAACP Image Award, and the Sibert Honor Award. Woodson was recently named the Young People’s Poet Laureate by the Poetry Foundation. She is the author of more than two dozen award-winning books for young adults, middle-graders and children; among her many accolades, she is a four-time Newbery Honor winner, a three-time National Book Award finalist, and a two-time Coretta Scott King Award winner.


Cespedes to return from DL tonight

After more than nine weeks and multiple setbacks, Yoenis Cespedes' stay on the disabled list is about to come to an end. The Mets plan to activate Cespedes on Friday and insert him in their lineup against the Yankees as their designated hitter, according to a source. The team has not confirmed the impending move.


Train like a New York City police officer with these at-home workout moves

 

(Amy Robach/Good Morning America)- New York City police officers have to be at the top of their game physically and they’re not doing it by eating doughnuts in a neighborhood diner.

One New York Police Department (NYPD) officer has made it his mission to break the stereotype of out-of-shape cops eating doughnuts.

Officer Mike Counihan, 33, hosts group fitness classes for cops in New York City. They do a workout that you can do at home, too.

“A lot of the workouts are calisthenics and body weight workouts which don’t require equipment and can be done at home, especially for those who have limited time for working out,” he told “Good Morning America.”

“It is things that anyone can realistically be asked to do in their daily lives without having to be first responders,” Officer Counihan said.

Read more on the tips from Good Morning America [HERE]. See an example below:

Lateral hops

Lateral hops develop core and leg strength, which are the foundation of your fitness goals, according to Counihan. Aim for 30-seconds and build up to one-minute rounds.

 

Here’s some tips from the NYPD on how to stay mentally and physically fit:


The post Train like a New York City police officer with these at-home workout moves appeared first on NYPD News.


How Deadline is shaping up for Mets

As the Nationals enter the second half attempting to live up to expectations and defend their National League East crown, they are looking up at the Phillies, who want to make a significant acquisition, and the Braves, who have the prospect currency necessary to make a big deal before the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline.


CSI's Wojciechowska Tabbed as CUNYAC Nominee for NCAA Woman of the Year Award

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jul. 19, 2018) - It's been quite an extraordinary year for College of Staten Island senior swimmer Ewa Wojciechowska.


Cespedes plays first, hits HR in rehab game

Mets slugger Yoenis Cespedes hit a three-run home run and played first base for the first time as a professional player on Wednesday as he participated in his second Minor League rehab game with the Rookie-level GCL Mets.


Mets in seller's position entering second half

It is an understatement to say the Mets did not expect to be in this spot. Heading into the season, the Mets were confident they would be a contender and likely a buyer at the July 31 non-waiver Trade Deadline. Instead, the club has tumbled to one of the Majors' worst records, as injuries have again wreaked havoc on its season.


CUNYAC and NAC to Partner for NCAA Baseball Tournament Automatic Qualifier

FLUSHING, N.Y. (Jul. 18, 2018) - The City University of New York Athletic Conference and North Atlantic Conference have come to an agreement to align their respective baseball championships, with the winner of the conference playoff receiving an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Championship, beginning with the 2019 season.


On record-setting night, AL outslugs NL

The ball wasn't flying out of Nationals Park quite as frequently as it did during Bryce Harper's heroic hometown homer binge a night earlier, but it was flying all the same in a dinger-driven, record-breaking 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday night.


On record-setting night, AL outslugs NL

The ball wasn't flying out of Nationals Park quite as frequently as it did during Bryce Harper's heroic hometown homer binge a night earlier, but it was flying all the same in a dinger-driven, record-breaking 89th All-Star Game presented by Mastercard on Tuesday night.


deGrom's bid for perfect inning thwarted by Trout

Jacob deGrom was one strike away from collecting the second perfect inning of his All-Star career. Then, Mike Trout happened.


LIVE on FOX: deGrom on hill for NL All-Stars

Jacob deGrom will represent the Mets tonight on FOX at Nationals Park for the MLB All-Star Game presented by Mastercard. Baseball's ERA leader will be the second pitcher to take the mound for the NL as it looks to topple the American League.


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Our team is the face of tennis for over 700,000 tennis fanatics.

Fast-paced, exciting team environment and an unforgettable experience! (Pay starting at $13.00 an hour with opportunity for overtime)
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Saturday, August 25 – Saturday, September 8 Over two weeks of work available w/ 12-hour/day schedules including overtime!To be considered register online at www.amerivents.com click on Talent Registration (Top-Right) and submit your profile.


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Our team is the face of tennis for over 700,000 tennis fanatics.

Fast-paced, exciting team environment and an unforgettable experience! (Pay starting at $13.00 an hour with opportunity for overtime)
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Our team is the face of tennis for over 700,000 tennis fanatics.

Fast-paced, exciting team environment and an unforgettable experience! (Pay starting at $13.00 an hour with opportunity for overtime)
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Our team is the face of tennis for over 700,000 tennis fanatics.

Fast-paced, exciting team environment and an unforgettable experience! (Pay starting at $13.00 an hour with opportunity for overtime)
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Baruch, CSI Swimming Teams Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Distinction

FLUSHING, N.Y. - After succeeding in the pool and in the classroom, the Baruch College and College of Staten Island men's and women's swimming and diving programs were named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America list for the Spring 2018 semester.


deGrom discusses future in advance of ASG

A celebration of Jacob deGrom's present turned into an examination of his future on Monday, when deGrom's agent suggested that the Mets should either sign him to a long-term contract extension, or trade him.


“Through A Feminine Lens” on Display at Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos

“Through A Feminine Lens” is a Bronx-based photography and mixed media exhibit that explores motherhood, immigrant perspectives, equity and race. It is co-curated by Juanita Lanzo and Kimberly Rose and will be on display at the Longwood Art Gallery at Hostos through Aug. 8.

This exhibition is made possible with funding from National Endowment for the Arts, NYC Department of Cultural Affairs, NYS Council on the Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Lambent Foundation Fund of Tides Foundation, Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Hostos Center for the Arts “&” Culture, Bronx Tourism Council, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., NYC Council Members Andrew Cohen, Andy King, Melissa Mark-Viverito and James Vacca and the Bronx Delegation of the City Council.

Watch News 12 Bronx’s coverage of the exhibit here: http://bronx.news12.com/story/38627824/exhibit-features-work-of-female-bronx-photographers


Alonso shows the kind of power you can't fake

The SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game is often the most interesting part of All-Star weekend, and not just because we get to see the best talent in the Minor Leagues all in one spot. It's because for many of these players, it's the first time we get them in front of the Statcast tracking cameras, and therefore the first time we can see if the data matches the prodigious scouting reports. For a handful of the future stars we saw on Sunday, the answer is yes -- in some cases loudly so.