Meet the Mets
shove [ shuv ]
1. move something with force: to push somebody or something along or forward with force
2. push somebody or something roughly: to push somebody or something in a rude or careless way
3. push: a strong push
The Mets invite Atlanta in for four this week. If they sweep, they will only be six back in the division, just sayin'. But if you want to bask in the Phillies series win a little while longer (and why wouldn't you?), Mark Simon has some Met'rics for your perusal.
Greg Prince sits in front of the same people at baseball games that I do apparently. Also, I enjoyed this piece immensely.
Justin Turner is expected to rejoin the Mets this week, perhaps as soon as tonight. Gonzalez Germen would have been the obvious choice to be optioned a week ago, but the rookie reliever has impressed in his brief stint with the big club.
Yesterday at AA
Brock Mahan celebrated David Wright's debut, which was nine years ago yesterday. In other news, the inexorable march of time continues, and you are getting old.
Around the NL East
As we enter the dog days of summer, Rob Neyer looks at the most appealing matchups for the Fall Classic.
And finally, Jose Reyes got hit in the junk with a baseball.