Meet the Mets
The Mets lost to the Diamondbacks again last night, scoring just one run in the process. The Diamondbacks scored just two runs, as Bartolo Colon and three Mets relievers pitched well. That guarantees that the Mets will have had a losing road trip overall, but if the team can win today, it will have been a 3-4 trip, which would not be the worst thing to ever happen to the Mets out west.
The six-man rotation is already a thing of the past, if it ever really was a thing at all. That means Dillon Gee will pitch out of the bullpen, something that's seemed like an inevitability since spring training. Gee is not happy. We repeat: Gee is not happy.
David Lennon looks at some of the infielders who might be available in trade to help the Mets.
Shortstop Wilmer Flores was out of the Mets' lineup last night with general fatigue.
Gee might not be in the Mets' rotation right now, but it sounds like Steven Matz could be sooner than later.
Around the National League East
Good news, everyone: The Nationals lost to the Cubs yesterday afternoon. That leaves the Mets a half-game back of first place in the division, though the Cubs figure to be Wild Card contenders this year.
The Braves won, however, and they might matter in the division race so long as the top of the division is mediocre.
The Phillies lost, which is always nice to hear but almost feels irrelevant.
And last but not least, the Marlins were beaten by the Rockies.
Around Major League Baseball
You probably already saw Pat Venditte's major league debut, but here it is just in case you missed it.
Grant Brisbee writes and ode to the center field hill in the Astros' ballpark, which is in its final season.
This date in Mets history
On this date in Mets history, the Mets drafted some guy named Harvery.