Meet the Mets
Getting wins in the Mile High City is proving to be an uphill battle for the Mets. The team lost its second straight in Colorado, and third straight overall, by a final score of 7-4. Logan Verrett struggled mightily, allowing all seven runs and failing to get out of the third inning. The Mets chipped into the Rockies' lead in the later innings, but couldn't complete the comeback.
A missed third strike call against Tony Wolters dug Verrett into a deeper hole. Terry Collins argued, got ejected for his trouble, and blamed the call for costing his team the game.
Verrett had been becoming a spot starter extraordinaire for the Mets, but that came to an end last night.
It's been a struggle lately for David Wright, but the Mets plan to keep him in the two-hole and let him work out of his slump.
According to his coaching staff, recent bad outings by Matt Harvey could have something to do with his arm slot.
Regardless of what happens on Sunday, the Mets will lose their first series since the season's opening homestand, and the Post's Kevin Kernan has decided to push the panic button.
Around the NL East
You might have noticed the "Play Ball" patches on many teams' jerseys so far this weekend. It's all part of a much larger initiative by Major League Baseball to rebuild their young audience.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
Steve Sypa brought you your daily prospect report, featuring a brilliant game from Dilson Herrera.
Today in Mets History
1999 was a special year for the Mets, and journeyman right-hander Pat Mahomes proved to be a crucial part of that. On this date 17 years ago, he picked up his first of eight wins that season in a game against the Phillies.