Meet the Mets
The Mets lost to the Indians yesterday, as Matt Harvey took a perfect game into the fifth inning and wound up giving up five runs before his start ended in the sixth. It's still the middle of April, but the Mets are now 5.0 games back of the Nationals after Washington's 9-1 start to begin the year.
Jacob deGrom's newborn son is doing better this morning, according to Terry Collins. Here's hoping everything continues to go well for the deGrom family.
In deGrom's absence, Logan Verrett will make another start. The Mets are hoping he can replicate his excellent performance from his last start in deGrom's spot in the rotation.
David Wright gets a scheduled day off in the series finale this afternoon. He played in each of the Mets' previous six games, and he has hit .273/.429/.364 to start the season, both things that are fairly promising.
Around the National League East
The Nationals won their seventh straight game as the beat up on the Phillies. That had Philadelphia fans decidedly less than thrilled. And Dusty Baker talked about trying to get to know Nationals ace Max Scherzer.
Around Major League Baseball
Lone Star Ball has a great piece on Adrian Beltre, the beloved third baseman who just agreed to a two-year extension with the Texas Rangers.
This date in Mets history
The Mets played their first game at Shea Stadium on this date in 1964.