Meet the Mets
Apparently the Mets have an offense now? They scored eight runs yesterday in an 8-5 victory over the A's and are off today before a weekend set against the Dodgers begins tomorrow night.
Bad news: Jon Niese is 2-4 with a 4.96 ERA since coming off the disabled list. Good news: he's never lost to the Dodgers.
Bartolo Colon will return from the bereavement list on Sunday following the loss of his mother.
Jenrry Mejia wasn't available to close yesterday's game because of a stiff back.
Around the NL East
The Braves' winning streak ended at five, as a miscue in the outfield by Justin Upton led to a Gaby Sanchez walk-off sac fly to give the Pirates a 3-2 win. In Talking Chop's words, the Braves went full Barves.
Around the Majors
A big blow to the AL West-leading Angels: Garrett Richards suffered a left knee injury covering first, and early indications are that it's quite serious.
Here's Part II (5-1) of the 10 most underrated players in the game from Grant Brisbee. Spoiler alert: no Mets.
Yesterday At Amazin' Avenue
Jeff Paternostro reports on three young pitchers doing their thing with the Cyclones.
Here are some names that might be available for the Mets on the waiver wire.
How do Mets fans and non-Mets fans view Terry Collins and Sandy Alderson?
Get to know the 330 rule, which you probably didn't know existed until Adam Rubin tweeted about it yesterday.
Dana Eveland got a cortisone shot in his elbow yesterday and is shelved until at least tomorrow.
Curtis Granderson has really struggled this year.
And Jeffrey and Chris are back with the latest episode of the podcast.
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