Meet the Mets
So having been without power since Saturday Night, I have no idea what has been going on in the world of baseball. Let's find out together, shall we?
Still no Mets game to report on as we bask in the glow of our one-game sweep of the Braves. But today baseball resumes as the Mets take on the Marlins, starting with a doubleheader today. R.A. Dickey and Dillon Gee take the bump for the Metropolitans. Reyes should be back in the starting line-up today, but don't expect to see him play every game.
Colin McHugh talks about his experience pitching at Fenway last week. McHugh will be heading to the Arizona Fall League soon to try and pitch his way onto the 40-man for next year.
Having profiled Brandon Nimmo, Andy McCullough takes a look at another top Mets prospect, one Matt Harvey. In other prospect news, 15th round pick Philip Evans and 1st round pick Brandon Nimmo will finish out the year in Kingsport. So far, so good.
Roosevelt Avenue Rant debates Mike Pelfrey vs. Chris Capuano.Around the NL East
Actual baseball! The Nationals lost in 14 to the Reds, as Joey Votto took care of business with a walk-off shot. Davey Johnson elected to take a half day, though, getting ejected in the third inning for arguing a HBP call.
When they weren't getting swept by the Mets, Atlanta has been on a tear in August.
Ian Kennedy now leads the NL in wins. I eagerly await the Ian Kennedy for Cy Young article in Arizona Republic News. The victory put the Diamondbacks four games up on the Giants, who lost in extras to Houston. The Brian Wilson less pen couldn't get the job done in the tenth or the eleventh. You can't #blamebeltran, though, as Carlos went 2-5, and did this.
David Price K'd 14 as Tampa Bay blanked Toronto. Desmond Jennings added two home runs to the effort and has been on an absolute tear since being called up. That might have been one piece fo frugality that cost the Rays big time. Remember Sam Fuld?
The Rangers came back on Jered Weaver to get the win and extend their lead in the West to 3 games. Endy Chavez had a big two-run pinch hit single during the rally. I suppose I am obligated to root for the Rangers in the playoffs, yes?
The Brewers continue to roll over the Central, completing a sweep of the Cubs. And look, Zack Greinke's ERA keeps slowly moving towards his FIP! He also stole a base, while John Axford picked up his 40th save.
John Sickels prospect of the day is Eric Surkamp, whose name had floated around in Beltran trade rumors. Man, that seems like many moons ago now.
California defeated Japan to win the Litlle League World Series. ESPN now will find some other event they can cheaply produce, not pay the participants, and make a ton of money off of. Wait, what's that you say?
Finally, Notgraphs has a very important poll for you.