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The Mets' offense continued to re-emerge from its slumber, connecting for 13 hits—five for extra bases—in a 5-2 win over the Brewers. Bartolo Colon confounded Milwaukee, scattering eight hits over seven innings, striking out two, walking none, and surrendering one run.
Neil Walker took a ground ball that left the bat of Hernan Perez at 107 MPH straight off the chest in the seventh inning. He stayed in but was removed for pinch hitter Matt Reynolds in the eighth. Walker said team doctors didn't see a need for x-rays, but he's day-to-day.
With Steven Matz establishing himself as one of the game's best lefties, the Mets went back to the well of Long Island pitchers on the first day of the MLB draft. With their first two picks, the team selected Justin Dunn, who hales from Freeport, at No. 19, and Anthony Kay, who attended Matz's alma mater Ward Melville, at No. 31. (More on the draft below.)
With the Mets in Milwaukee, where Jim Henderson first appeared in the majors as a 29-year-old rookie in 2012, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel profiled the relief pitcher, who became a Brewers fan favorite.
BP Mets remembered defensive whiz (and little else) Rey Ordonez.
The Mets' duo of Howie Rose and Josh Lewin came in third in Fangraphs' ranking of baseball's best radio broadcasts.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Grant Brisbee dug deep into hypothetical alternate histories of MLB draft picks. It's awesome.
Yesterday at AA
Amazin' Avenue Audio welcomed Mike Vorkunov of BP Mets and more to talk speed in baseball.
This Date in Mets History
In 2010, Jonathon Niese pitched the best game of his career, a one-hit shutout of the Padres in a 3-0 win. Niese retired the first 21 batters he faced.