Meet the Mets
Yoenis Cespedes is ready to play again after an injury scare on Wednesday night. Not so much for Wilmer Flores and Juan Uribe, however. And Steven Matz's back is threatening his spot on the postseason roster. Could Bartolo Colon be on standby for the game four start?
If Matz must miss the Division Series, the Mets have discussed the possibility of using a three man rotation featuring Jacob deGrom twice, Noah Syndergaard twice, and Matt Harvey once.
Hansel Robles will appeal his suspension, pushing his potential timeout into the 2016 season.
If you didn't know, the members of the band Yo La Tengo are all Mets fans and they went to a game together in August.
Speaking of biased, Yankees play by play man and "7th place in the ratings" talk show host Michael Kay said Mets fans can "choke on their own bile". The comment came after Mets fans corrected him on Twitter when he insinuated Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard weren't power pitchers. We'll have to take you at your word, numero seven.
Sandy Alderson's dry sense of humor is as present as ever.
This is a great piece remembering the 1973 division clinching victory.
Around the NL East
Jon Heyman reported the Nationals will let Matt Williams go at the end of the season but keep GM Mike Rizzo.
The Braves shut out the Cardinals 4-0 behind Julio Teheran. Meanwhile, Paco Rodriguez had Tommy John surgery and will miss all of 2016. In related news, I had no clue the Braves acquired Paco Rodriguez in the Alex Wood trade.
Around the Majors
September success really doesn't matter for teams entering the postseason.
Is baseball out of touch for shaming a group of female fans who were taking selfies in the crowd a few days ago?
This Date In Mets History
Todd Zeile's last career at bat ended in a home run in 2004. Jeez, that was a sad year.
Yesterday At AA
Check out the AA community Mets playoff roster.
Joe Sokolowski has the best Mets quotes from the past week.
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