Meet the Mets
No Mets baseball yesterday, as the Mets and Twins were wintry mixed out. The game will be made up in August, at which time it will still be a bad idea to play outdoor baseball in Minnesota. The Mets are in Colorado tonight for a game that probably won't get played either. Good times.
Before we bid adieu to the Twins, Mark Simon has the 'Met'rics for the Mets' two-game sweep.
If given the lack of Mets action, you are jonesing for some baseball, take a drive up to Binghamton perhaps. Luis Mateo will make a spot start for Cory Mazzoni tonight against the Portland Sea Dogs.
Cory Mazzoni is going to miss one start with Binghamton because of arm soreness, which is creating the spot start opportunity for Mateo.— Adam Rubin (@AdamRubinESPN) April 15, 2013
Mazzoni was sitting just over from me the last couple days charting, so I'm not surprised his arm was sore. I could barely feel my joints on the walk back to the car, but then again, this is far from a finely tuned athletic body.
We have more pitching prospect fun as well. Michael Baron was at Noah Syndergaard's start for St. Lucie this weekend and filed a report on it at Metsblog. And Amazin' Avenue Audio guest Chris Blessing wrote about Steven Matz at Bullpen Banter.
Yesterday at AA
Brock Mahan looked back on a very busy day in Mets history.
Around the NL East
The Braves completed a three game sweep of the Nationals, running their major-league-best record to 11-1. Danny Espinosa is still not impressed. Clearly someone went to the Miguel Batista school for postgame interviews.
Roy Halladay looked like Roy Halladay yesterday. Of course, pitching against the Marlins will do that for you. Meanwhile, Cole Hamels was amused by Jose Fernandez's jacket issues on Saturday. Well, we do know that Hamels knows how to put on a jacket.