Meet the Mets
Kyle Kendrick shut down the Mets' offense and Dillon Gee pitched well until things imploded in the 6th inning, as the Mets fell to the Phillies 4-0 yesterday. Also, home plate umpire Brian O'Nora left the game after getting sick, presumably from swallowing his chew. Yes, that's considered a highlight. At least this game was mostly quick and painless.
Shaun Marcum makes his Mets debut today and he'll face off against Jonathan Pettibone, making his second big league start. Game time is at 1:05 PM on Fox. In order to make room for Marcum on the roster, the Mets demoted lefty Josh Edgin down to Double-A Binghamton.
Mike Newman of Fangraphs has video and info on Dominican righties Gabriel Ynoa and Rainy Lara, both of whom are with Savannah right now.
Zack Wheeler is still struggling with command issues in AAA Las Vegas. He'll figure it out eventually. An NL executive says he wouldn't give up even one of Wheeler or Travis d'Arnaud in exchange for Giancarlo Stanton. Okay, that's kind of crazy.
Yesterday At AA
I previewed this weekend's series with help from The Good Phight.
Brock Mahan looks back at April 26th in Mets history.
Greg Karam has yesterday's Daily Farm System report.
Around the NL East
Jordan Zimmermann tossed a complete game, as the Nationals defeated the Reds 1-0. As a result, new Nationals sideline reporter (and former SNY personality) Julie Alexandria got hit with Gatorade for the second day in a row.
Around the Majors
Biogenesis used forged prescription forms to get PEDs for its clients.
At FanGraphs, Dave Cameron looks into the protection theory by focusing on Zone% by batting order position.
Scientists have created a baseball playing robot. Just as long as it doesn't gain the ability to develop emotions, I think we're okay.