Meet the Mets
He still struggled with his control and his secondary offerings, but Zack Wheeler gave Mets fans another glimpse of his possible future with seven one-run innings against the Giants as New York completed a three-game road sweep in San Francisco for the first time since 1994. You can follow along with #MetsTwitter over at The Daily Stache or check out Mark Simon's very happy 'Met'rics from the series.
Marlon Byrd hit another home run for the Metropolitans, as he continues to inflate his trade value come July 31st (or thereabouts). Jay Jaffe takes a look at what the power-hitting outfielder might fetch in return.
Some off-day reading for you all: Greg Prince compares Zack Wheeler to Megan Draper, and Toby Hyde reminds us to stop worrying so much about Brandon Nimmo's current slump.
Apparently Scott Atchison is done hustling Port St. Lucie natives at shuffleboard and will rejoin the Mets after the all-star break.
Is Anthony Recker played football going to be the new Kirk Nieuwenhuis played football?
Yesterday at AA
Eric Simon brought you the GIF of the game, which really kind of had to be Keith stealing Howie's book.
Rob Castellano checked in down on the farm with his monthly Prospect Performance Meter.
David Moseder looked back at the best game in Subway Series history.
And Chris McShane profiled new rotation member Carlos Torres and checked in on Matt Harvey's nineteenth start of the season.
Around the NL East
The Marlins avoided a sweep at the hands of the first-place Braves, check out recaps of all the action at Fish Stripes and Talking Chop.
Cliff Lee struggled with the long ball as the Nationals got one back against Philadelphia. The Phillies are on the cup of the playoff race now, so Crashburn Alley looks at whether the team should make some moves for a playoff push. Meanwhile in Washington, Mike Rizzo got chatty about pitching prospects Matt Purke and Lucas Giolito.
Here's all of Wednesday's action in one handy dandy scoreboard.
The Yankees will have a familiar name penciled into the lineup soon.
The Torlanta connection continues to keep Steve Delabar and Freddie Freeman atop the All-Star final vote. Voting closes today. Don't blame me, I voted for Puig.
Rob Neyer looks at how unusual it is for a World Series champ to go from first to worst.
The Cubs finally inked #2 overall pick Kris Bryant for the 6.7 million dollar slot.
And finally, while I am generally opposed to all oral histories everywhere, this one is kind of amazing. Bonus points for the awesome Joe Morgan quote tucked in there.