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Zack Wheeler allowed just one run in six innings, and the Mets scored four unearned runs, two of which came on an Anthony Recker homer off of Mat Latos. It was all enough for New York to defeat the Reds 4-3 and take the series win.
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Zack Wheeler used his good stuff to escape trouble during the victory.
Before the game, the Mets announced that Bobby Abreu and Gonzalez Germen were being promoted to the major league roster. Terry Collins said that Noah Syndergaard is not being promoted.
Collins also said that Rafael Montero will be flown to New York to make a spot start against the Rockies on Wednesday in order to give the rest of the rotation a break.
Ken Rosenthal is reporting that the Mets' front office isn't sure whether or not it wants Terry Collins back in 2015. The skipper is said to push the club's young pitchers too hard, but Sandy Alderson isn't opposed to an extension. Even if Collins is not replaced, it's possible that one or more of his coaches is axed instead. I suppose that puts Dan Warthen on the hot seat.
According to Carlos Delgado, the Mets' late-season collapses of 2007 and 2008 were indeed "devastating."
Around the NL East
A pair of Adam LaRoche home runs lifted the Nationals to a 3-2 win over the Phillies.
Brad Hand and the Miami bullpen became the latest combination of things to shutout the Braves.
Around the Majors
The Yankees held a ceremony at Yankee Stadium to thank Derek Jeter for his 20 years of mostly terrific play.
Good news out of Boston: In an interview regarding the twilight of his career, David Ortiz says he doesn't see himself going on a "farewell tour" the way Jeter and Mariano Rivera have the past two seasons.
Sports on Earth remembers a time when Jeter was underrated.
David DeJesus hit a very strange inside-the-park home run during Tampa Bay's 7-5 loss to Baltimore.
During the win for the Orioles, Nelson Cruz collected a single, a triple, and a pair of home runs while driving in all seven of Baltimore's runs.
Carlos Carrasco, one of the players traded from Philadelphia to Cleveland in exchange for Cliff Lee in 2009, might turn out to be a late bloomer himself.
Yesterday at AA
On this date in 1993, the Mets were no-hit by Darryl Kile at the Astrodome.