Meet the Mets
It wasn't quite the eight home run game of last August, but the Mets played long ball to rout the Phillies 11-1 at Citizens Bank Park last night. Curtis Granderson, Michael Conforto, Yoenis Cespedes, Lucas Duda, and Neil Walker all went deep, helping Logan Verrett, who threw six scoreless innings, obtain his first victory of the season.
Juan Lagares made an incredible catch to rob Maikel Franco of a home run in the eighth innings. The Gold Glove Award winner claimed to be playing at 100 percent after injury concerns last season. "I feel strong...I feel like I can make those catches again."
Having slugged six home runs in the early season, Neil Walker is on pace to break Edgardo Alfonzo's team record for most home runs by a second baseman.
The Noah Syndergaard trade with Toronto already ranks among the best in franchise history, according to John Harper of the Daily News.
Around the NL East
Vince Velasquez looked human against the Mets, surrendering a pair of home runs over 4.1 innings.
After losing nine straight to open the season, the Braves have now won four in a row.
Around the Majors
Trevor Story "isn’t going to keep hitting balls in this range at the same rate he has been so far," writes Dave Cameron of FanGraphs. The Rockies shortstop has hit eight home runs through 13 games to start his rookie campaign.
Hector Oliveira, who was arrested for alleged domestic violence, has had his paid administrative leave extended by two weeks while Major League Baseball continues their investigation. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constituiton, Olivera may be on "shaky footing" with the Braves, regardless of the investigation's results.
ESPN baseball analyst Curt Schilling continues sharing hateful memes on his Facebook page; this time writing a blog post to defend his actions.
Yesterday at AA
David Wright's two home run game at Citizens Bank Park prompted Aaron Yorke to analyze Wright's ceiling for 2016.
Steve Schreiber guided us through Week 2 of This Week In SNY.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1967, Tom Seaver earned the first of his 311 career wins. Happy birthday to Sean Green, Jason Roach, and Masato Yoshii!