The Mets beat the Giants in a thriller last night, as Jacob deGrom took a no-hitter into the seventh inning. Jake Peavy was working on a perfect game for San Francisco, too, before the Mets broke through for four runs in the bottom of the seventh. With that, the Mets are 53-57 on the season but just six games behind the Giants and Brewers in the Wild Card race.
Is David Wright still hurt? Given his production lately, that doesn't sound unreasonable.
The Star-Ledger takes a look at Juan Lagares's increased selectivity at the plate.
Will we soon be calling the days on which deGrom pitches deGrom Day?
The Mets are considering calling up Matt den Dekker, who has been hitting very well in Vegas lately, this month. Outfielders Bobby Abreu and Chris Young seem the most likely to be replaced if they do.
Steven Matz is having quite a year in the Mets' minor league system, and he credits his success this year to his curveball. And speaking of crediting minor league success to something, Las Vegas middle infielder Matt Reynolds has worked hard to get as far as he has this year.
Noah Syndergaard might not get a major league call-up this year, says Terry Collins, who cites advice he's gotten from other managers about not trusting young players in important ballgames.
A Mets fan fell over left field fence at the Party City Deck before last night's game.
Jay Jaffe took a look at some players who could still be traded before the waiver trade deadline, and Bartolo Colon is appropriately on the list.
Around the National League East
The Phillies were beaten pretty handily by the Nationals. The Marlins won in extra innings against the Reds, but that's not a terrible thing for the Mets, as they're on the heels of both of those teams in the Wild Card race. And speaking of extra-inning games, the Braves lost one last night.
Around Major League Baseball
CJ Nitkowski proposes a solution to baseball's awkward home plate collision rule.
Jim Thome, who had a great career, has officially retired.
Beyond the Box Score looks at Red Sox youngster Mookie Betts.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Let the good times roll.
What's wrong with David Wright?
This Date in Mets History: August 3 has been a day of big home runs for the Mets over the years.