Meet the Mets
Wrapping up three games of baseball that will not be featured in the next Tom Emanski video, the Mets took the rubber game of their set with the Brewers, 2-1. Jeremy Hefner continues to be a revelation on the mound, while Josh Satin made the most of his not-a-platoon-per-Terry-Collins platoon with Ike Davis. Is there anything Josh Satin can't do? Well, besides slide properly. HAIL!
Greg Prince gets to recap another Mets win over at Faith and Fear. He too has noticed that Hefner is kind of good, which is better than the alternative most days.
Very important work is being done over at The Daily Stache. Very important work.
And in case you missed it, yesterday morning the Matt Harvey Body Issue photos leaked to the Daily News. I am inspired to do like a million squats, you guys.
Yesterday at AA
Brock Mahan looked back at the last All-Star Game in the borough of Queens, featuring Keith Hernandez's first spring training roommate.
Around the NL East
The Phillies took two of three from the Braves, saving their season probably. Ruben Amaro should totally go out and trade Jesse Biddle of Makiel Franco for a middle reliever now, because Phily is only one piece away from making a playoff run. Go for it, Ruben!
Over at Crashburn Alley, Bill Baer identifies the point where things started to go horribly wrong for the Phillies. Nothing a blockbuster deadline deal can't fix, Ruben.
This headline pretty much speaks for itself.
Talking Chop thinks that the All-Star voting was fair to the Braves. But Freddie Freeman's going to win like eleven batting titles. I have no strong feelings on the Puig vs. Freeman thing, because I have no strong feelings on the All-Star Game. I did order a Puig Destroyer shirt though, so Puig it is.
The Marlins finally dropped a series. No seriously, those words are all in the right order in that last sentence. The Cards eeked out a 3-2 win as Jose Fernandez struggled with his control. Giancarlo Stanton is not helping things at the moment either.
Manny Machado, #rig
And it looks like Ricky Nolasco will make his Dodger debut Tuesday.