Meet the Mets
My phone died at bowling during the seventh inning of the Mets game last night. So imagine my surprise when the first thing that popped up while I charged it on the car ride home was a video notification from At-Bat simply saying "Satin's walk-off single." HAIL!
But it wasn't all fun and games and pies last night, as shortstop Ruben Tejada suffered a season-ending injury, breaking his leg after an awkward collision with Andrew Brown on a pop-up. The Mets announced this morning that Wilfredo Tovar will be called up to give the Mets some depth up the middle for the last two weeks of the season.
Looks like Zack Wheeler will get two more starts for the Mets this year, which means you probably have one more shot to catch him at Citi Field.
The Mets other young pitching star, Matt Harvey (remember him), had a bit of a rough day yesterday. Hope you got all your Qualcomm jokes in during the twenty-minute period when they were actually funny. Frankly, Matt Harvey can change his name to Qualcomm Qualcomm as long as he keeps doing this.
Also no longer funny: The constantly shifting payroll target for 2014.
And Baseball America named Rafael Montero and Wilmer Flores as the Mets pitcher and player of the year. No real quibbles here, good balance of performance and prospect status. Over at Mets Minor League Blog Toby Hyde takes a look at Montero's case versus Syndergaard's.
Yesterday at AA
We released Amazin' Avenue Audio Episode 35 yesterday, featuring Matthew Callan talking September swoons, his new book, and the best prospects in Mets history.
Around the NL East
Here's all of yesterday's action in one handy dandy scoreboard. Of particular note: The AL Wild Card race is getting a bit bonkers. Worth noting that leaving a LHP in to face Desmond Jennings (and presumably Zobrist) in a high-leverage spot should probably be a fireable offense.
Billy Hamilton is fast. Yup, faster than that.
Eno Sarris chatted with Mike Trout about WAR, because Eno has the awesomest job.
And Beyond the Box Score creates a Best Supporting Actor award for baseball.