Meet the Mets
The Mets beat the Giants with a walk-off win that moved them back into first place. Curtis Granderson got things going when he was hit by a pitch and advanced to second on a passed ball. After being moved to third by a ground out by Juan Lagares, Lucas Duda was intentionally walked. Michael Cuddyer then drove in Granderson to give the Mets the victory.
Bobby Parnell and Dilson Herrera were both activated from the disabled list before last night's game. As corresponding moves, Dillon Gee was placed on the bereavement list, and Ruben Tejada was placed on paternity leave.
Daniel Murphy is set to begin a rehab stint tomorrow starting in extended spring training. He is reportedly on track with his rehab from an injured quad.
Sandy Alderson insisted that the Mets had not quickly abandoned the six-man rotation because it never was a hard six-man rotation. Instead, he described it as a more fluid situation that allowed for conserving innings, rather than locking pitchers into throwing every sixth day.
Matt Harvey is working with Dan Warthen to correct issues from his recent starts. He has been landing too soon on his front foot, resulting in his arm being out of position. This has caused him to "push" the ball, rather than throw it.
Around the NL East
The Nationals lost to the Brewers 6-5. Tanner Roark started and was largely ineffective, allowing five runs over six-and-two-thirds innings. Ryan Zimmerman also landed on the disabled list with plantar fasciitis.
The Phillies were off yesterday.
Around Major League Baseball
After signing a minor league contract with the Cubs, Rafael Soriano has begun throwing at their Dominican Republic academy. Joe Maddon does not expect him to be up with the big league club until after the All-Star break.
Tonya Carpenter, the fan who was hit in the head with a broken bat at Fenway Park, has been upgraded to good condition.
Ben Lindbergh investigated what is behind the bumper crop of elite prospect debuts this season. One major reason he cited, is more competition for playoff spots which accelerated the timetables teams have for promoting prospects in order to win now.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane profiled Robert Gsellman as a prospect on the rise. The pitcher was recently promoted to Double-A Binghamton after a great start to his season with High-A St. Lucie.
Before being activated for last night's game, Bobbby Parnell struggled in his minor league rehab stint, writes Chris Gaine.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2009, Luis Castillo had perhaps his lowest moment as a part of the Mets. Leading by one in the ninth inning with two outs, Alex Rodriguez popped up to Castillo who then dropped the ball. Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira were both able to score, giving the Yankees the victory.