Meet the Mets
It's a good day to be a Mets fan, as Matt Harvey was great against the Yankees yesterday afternoon and the Mets won 8-2. If you haven't been following along, Jim Breuer is making great videos after each Mets game this year and posting them to Facebook. With the win, the mets are 14-4 on the season and have a 4.5 game lead atop the National League East.
David Wright's return can't come soon enough, but Eric Campbell has played very well in his stint filling in for the captain, as the Post points outs. The 28-year-old has an .833 OPS in 40 plate appearances, which is quite good by the standards of baseball in 2015.
Marc Carig highlights Michael Cuddyer's takeout slide at second base to break up a double play and allow the Mets to score four runs in one inning yesterday afternoon. In the early going, it's been pretty apparent that Cuddyer is very good at those types of slides.
Greg Prince went shopping and tried on the first place Mets at Faith and Fear in Flushing.
Around the National League East
As the Mets play their crosstown rivals, the rest of the NL East teams are playing each other. The Nationals lost to the Marlins and have lost four in a row. The Braves snapped a losing streak of their own by beating the Phillies.
Around Major League Baseball
Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright left the team's game after batting in the fifth inning because of an injury. Ken Rosenthal says this morning that while Wainwright has not yet undergone an MRI, the expectation is that he will miss the rest of the season with an Achilles injury.
Ken Davidoff writes that CC Sabathia's poor outing gives credence to the Yankees' worst fears. The lefty has a 5.96 ERA through four starts this season.
The Texas Rangers are still close to finalizing a trade to bring Josh Hamilton back from the Angels.
Former Mets minor leaguer Allan Dykstra, who made his major league debut with the Rays recently, has been designated for assignment. Dykstra hit a home run and took some walks, as he often did in his minor league career, but struggled overall at the plate.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
David Wright continues to make progress in his comeback from a strained hamstring.
Hansel Robles looked very good in his major league debut on Friday night.
This date in Mets history
April 26 is the day that Keith Hernandez drove in the 1,000th run of his major league career.