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The story was the same in yesterday's Mets game – decent enough starting pitching, no offense, bullpen allowed some runs, LOLMets defense, even some umpire mistakes. You know the script but if you'd like to read more, check out the recaps below.
Sandy Alderson spoke to season ticket holders before yesterday's game and his message: be patient. Alderson said that the Mets expect to make significant acquisitions to the big league team in the next six months after neglecting the major league team for most of the last three seasons. Good to hear, now it actually has to happen.
David Wright tied a career best, reaching base in nine consecutive plate appearances. He nearly made it ten straight but his long drive to left center field was caught by Alfonso Soriano about two feet from the top of the fence. Still, Wright says nobody on the team is having any fun.
At The Shea Faithful, Jon Presser writes about Shaun Marcum, the best 0-8 pitcher in baseball. The disparity between his ERA and FIP really is incredible. I do think he's been a bit more hittable this year due to decreased velocity but the Mets' defense certainly hasn't done him any favors.
Down in Triple-A, Rafael Montero's first start as an actual member of the Vegas rotation went pretty well. Montero allowed five runs and took a no decision but four of those runs came from four errors, three of them by shortstop Brandon Hicks. He threw 70 of 100 pitches for strikes which is nuts.
The Brooklyn Cyclones released their preliminary roster yesterday. Notable names include SS Gavin Cecchini, C Tomas Nido, 2B L.J. Mazzilli. There should be a few additions in the coming days as more draft picks sign and get assigned to teams.
Yesterday At AA
Daniel Convery exhibited some grission in our Daily Farm Report yesterday.
Brock Mahan relives the Midnight Massacre in This Date in Mets History for June 15.