Meet the Mets
He still struggled with his control and his secondary offerings, but Zack Wheeler gave Mets fans another glimpse of his possible future with seven one-run innings against the Giants as New York completed a three-game road sweep in San Francisco for the first time since 1994. You can follow along with #MetsTwitter over at The Daily Stache or check out Mark Simon's very happy 'Met'rics from the series.
Marlon Byrd hit another home run for the Metropolitans, as he continues to inflate his trade value come July 31st (or thereabouts). Jay Jaffe takes a look at what the power-hitting outfielder might fetch in return.
Apparently Scott Atchison is done hustling Port St. Lucie natives at shuffleboard and will rejoin the Mets after the all-star break.
Yesterday at AA
Eric Simon brought you the GIF of the game, which really kind of had to be Keith stealing Howie's book.
Rob Castellano checked in down on the farm with his monthly Prospect Performance Meter.
David Moseder looked back at the best game in Subway Series history.
Around the NL East
Cliff Lee struggled with the long ball as the Nationals got one back against Philadelphia. The Phillies are on the cup of the playoff race now, so Crashburn Alley looks at whether the team should make some moves for a playoff push. Meanwhile in Washington, Mike Rizzo got chatty about pitching prospects Matt Purke and Lucas Giolito.
Here's all of Wednesday's action in one handy dandy scoreboard.
And finally, while I am generally opposed to all oral histories everywhere, this one is kind of amazing. Bonus points for the awesome Joe Morgan quote tucked in there.