Well, kids, it wasn't pretty. What wasn't pretty, you ask? Only everything on Monday! The Mets got off to a peachy start with news that Noah Syndergaard had been hurt, which led to some postgame tension after Terry Collins mentioned that the injury was of great concern, while Sandy Alderson said he wasn't concerned.
The actual game was about as typical a Mets disaster as could exist in your nightmares. Jacob deGrom looked fantastic again, but the Mets didn't seem interested in scoring runs, and as a result Jose Valverde came in and promptly blew the game. If, for some reason (perhaps temporary insanity?) that you want to relieve this game, the recap parade can be found here: Amazin' Avenue, Newsday, ESPN New York, Daily News, NY Post, New York Times, Star-Ledger, MLB.com
Shortly after the game, the Mets shook things up as they announced Jose Valverde had been cut, and pitching coach Dave Hudgens had been fired. Hudgens took particular offense to his dismissal, suggesting that he's tired of Mets fans booing the home team and that he was happy to get away from the folks in the SNY booth. Both David Wright and Daniel Murphy defended their coach, saying that even though they understood the decision, it's ultimately their fault.
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Coming off Josh Beckett's no-hitter yesterday, Hyun-Jin Ryu flirted with his own history, as he retired the first 21 batters he faced. Todd Frazier broke the perfect game bid up with a double in the 8th.
Jeff Samardzija has finally won a game. The Cubs ace was sporting a 1.48 ERA through 10 starts, but was carrying an 0-4 record. The Cubs outlasted the Giants 8-4 to finally earn the former Notre Dame star a victory.
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