"It's Father's Day today at Shea, so to all you fathers out there, Happy Birthday." —Ralph Kiner
Meets the Mets
The Mets were beaten yesterday afternoon by the lowly San Diego Padres, whose starting pitcher Jesse Hahn—as you may have heard—was once high school teammates with Matt Harvey. Zack Wheeler gave up four runs in five innings, and the Mets got just two hits and wasted the opportunities they had with men on base. It all felt pretty familiar. But they'll go for the series victory against San Diego this afternoon, which would be their first series victory since completing their five-game visit to Philadelphia at the beginning of June. Somehow they're still just five-and-a-half games out of first place in the National League East.
Ignore the blogosphere and Twitter, says Sandy Alderson.
David Lennon says Mets fans are paying BMW prices for a Ford Fiesta.
About these Mets, Greg Prince says, well, "what can I tell ya?"
Around the NL East
The Nationals lost to the Cardinals thanks to a big Matt Adams home run. And the Marlins lost, too, to the Pirates. But the division avoided a clean sweep, as the Phillies won and Jimmy Rollins broke the franchise's all-time record for hits. JR2.235K.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Alex Nelson continued his excellent series of scouting reports on the Mets' draftees.
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