Meet the Mets
Johan Santana is perfectly fine. Nothing to see here, move along.
Ken Davidoff has 78 reasons why the Mets should trade Scott Hairston. (He was shooting for 84)
Sunday Night games always mean a slow Monday Morning for Mets news, so we'll wrap things up with a puff piece on Josh Satin. HAIL!
Around the NL East
Hanley Ramirez got his pound of flesh, and Chris Capuano took a no-hitter into the seventh as the Dodgers blanked the Marlins 5-0. The loss drops the Marlins into the NL East basement. Well, at least they looked good* doing it.
*assuming you are colorblind.
Taking their spot in fourth place in the East is the Phillies of Philadelphia! In what is sure to be a season highlight, the Phils walked off against the Cardinals on a Juan Pierre infield hit. Just the way they drew it up in March.
The Nats eight game winning streak was snapped by the Diamondbacks, but the big news coming out of D.C. is that Stephen Strasburg will not pitch in the playoffs for the Nationals this year. I have a feeling this isn't going to go so well for Mike Rizzo. THERE IS NO BOOK, MIKE!
The Barves probably won't resign Michael Bourn. He would be an intriguing target for the Mets if I thought they were going to give any free agent a big multi-year contract this offseason.
A five-run eighth inning against the Rockies helped the Giants stay one game up on the Dodgers in the NL West. Hunter Pence struck the big blow, a three-run tiebreaking home run. Awkward high fives for everyone!
The Blue Jays won a slugfest to salvage the final game of their series with the Yanks. Also, Rajai Davis did this. On a related note, those new (old) home blues for the Jays are pretty freaking sweet. The Yanks are now just five up on the Rays who beat the Twins in extras. Jeff Keppinger went 2-5 with 2 RBI and has an .822 OPS with the Rays this year. Yep, that Jeff Keppinger.
David Laurila interviews Doug Fister about pitching. Laurila's interviews are must-reads, as I think I have mentioned about fifty times this year.