Meet the Mets
The Mets beat the Pirates 5-3 yesterday afternoon. They scored five runs early, Jon Niese gave up two in the fourth and one in the fifth, though things could have gone considerably worse if he hadn't gotten out of a bases-loaded jam. And Jeurys Familia threw two perfect innings on only twelve pitches before Jenrry Mejia finished the game with an eight-pitch ninth.
Bartolo Colon gets the start today as the team looks for a split in its four-game series in PIttsburgh.
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Yesterday was Jeurys Familia Day in the papers. Marc Carig, Mike Vorkunov, and Kristie Ackert all had stories about the young relief pitcher's dominance.
David Lennon takes a look at some players who might be on the trading block over the next month, and a few Mets are included: Bartolo Colon, Daniel Murphy, and Dillon Gee. TRAID?
Around the National League East
Unfortunately, the Braves and Nationals each swept a doubleheader yesterday. The Nationals beat the Cubs twice, but the Braves were kind enough to beat the Phillies twice, at least.
The Marlins lost by one run in fourteen innings yesterday—hey, that sounds familiar!
Bryce Harper hit three home run in a minor league game and could rejoin the Nationals tomorrow.
The Marlins activated Christian Yelich from the disabled list and optioned Jake Marisnick to make room for him on their roster.
Around Major League Baseball
Mike Napoli hit a big home run to lead the Red Sox to victory over the Yankees.
Brandon McCarthy thinks he'll be traded by the Diamondbacks this year. Unfortunately, Brandon McCarthy does not play shortstop.