Meet the Mets
In his second career start, the Mets' Jacob deGrom pitched well but made three mistakes. He paid for each of them as the Dodgers launched three home runs and defeated the Amazins 4-3 at Citi Field. Hyun-Jin Ryu baffled the Mets' offense for most of the night until Eric Campbell brought them within one with a two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth. But a botched double play cost the Mets a run, and they fell to the Dodgers for the second straight night.
Maybe you're worried about David Wright's lack of home run fire power, but he isn't.
Travis d'Arnaud is getting closer to returning as he passed his concussion test today.
Frank Viola and Mets' area scout Jim Reeves will relay picks from the team's war room to the podium in next month's First-Year Player Draft.
Yesterday At AA
Steve Sypa covered all of the action down on the Mets' farm from Tuesday's slate of games.
In other Mets' farm news, Rob Castellano took a look at the hottest starts from around the system in his Prospect Hot Sheet for the month of May.
And Huy Nguyen took a look at MLB Advanced Media's in-development player tracking system which showcased some recent Mets action in order to demonstrate the system's power.
Around the NL East
The Marlins pounded the Phillies 14–5 as Nathan Eovaldi threw six solid innings, allowing three runs (two unearned) while walking one and striking out two. Over at Fish Stripes, Scott Gelman looks at Jose Fernandez's admission that he hid elbow pain in his penultimate start.
The Good Phight's John Stolnis breathes a sigh of relief that Cliff Lee's injury isn't as serious as it could have been.
Around the Majors
Baseball America's Ben Badler explains that scouting prospects in the July 2 international market has become more difficult as negotiating tactics have become more aggressive.
In an Albuquerque Isotopes dugout brawl, Miguel Olivo bit off a part of Alex Guerrero's ear.
Jay Jaffe drills down into the above-referenced story about Jose Fernandez's admission that he hid the pain he was experiencing before finally succumbing to a season-ending injury that led to Tommy John surgery.
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