Meet the Mets
Dillon Gee worked a quality start, Anthony Recker hit a huge three-run homer, and the Mets hung on to beat the Phillies 6-5 on Sunday afternoon. After the series win over Philadelphia, our boys headed down to Miami to start a three-game set with the Marlins today.
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Today is roster expansion day! Infielder Josh Satin and right-handed pitcher Erik Goeddel are on their way to the majors. As are catcher Juan Centeno and left-handed pitcher Dario Alvarez.
The team also announced some minor league promotions just in time for the Triple-A and Double-A playoffs.
Meanwhile, Josh Edgin (bone spurs) and Daisuke Matsuzaka (elbow) did not make the trip down to Florida and will be examined by doctors this week.
The Toronto Star has a story about how former Mets ace Frank Viola has helped in the development of future Mets ace Noah Syndergaard.
Around the NL East
Alex Wood struck out 12 Marlins in eight innings to lead Atlanta to a 1-0 win.
Bryce Harper hit two home runs, but Dustin Ackley hit one really clutch home run to help Seattle avoid a sweep at the hands of the Nationals.
The Marlins sent Triple-A reliever Chaz Roe to the Yankees in exchange for cash considerations.
Around the Majors
Sunday was the last day that major league players could be traded and still participate in the postseason for their new teams. One of those players, Adam Dunn, says he plans to retire after this season. He was just traded from the White Sox to the Athletics and could make the playoffs for the first time in his career next month.
Derek Jeter has been receiving lavish retirement gifts all season long. On Sunday, the Blue Jays gave him a luxurious vacation to the Canadian Rockies, the beauty of which I can attest to.
Unfortunately for the Bombers, that was the last gift they would receive from Toronto yesterday. The Jays defeated the Yanks 4-3 with Jose Bautista hitting his fifth home run in as many games.
The Brewers bolstered their bullpen by adding Jonathan Broxton from Cincinnati in exchange for a pair of players to be named later.
If you think David Wright has been tough to watch this year, consider that his slump is nothing compared to what Jay Bruce has gone though this season at age 27.
A 50-inning baseball game was played in a Japanese high school tournament. Both starting pitchers threw all 50 innings.
Yesterday at AA
Michael Avallone broke down the struggles with consistency that Juan Lagares has had at the plate in 2014.
On this date in 1975, Tom Seaver struck out 10 Pirates to become the first pitcher in major league history to whiff at least 200 batters in eight straight seasons.