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Major League Baseball tabbed lefty hurler Steven Matz as May's NL Rookie of the Month. The 25-year-old went 4-0 in five starts with a 1.83 ERA. He struck out 31 and walked four, holding opponents to a .180 average.
From trades to internal promotions, the Mets have plenty of options in replacing David Wright during his extended stay on the DL.
The league ruled the Dodgers won't be punished for the mini laser light show they put on during their weekend trip to Citi Field.
Zack Wheeler, who underwent Tommy John surgery in May 2015, will join his teammates when the Mets sojourn in Miami to play the Marlins. Wheeler will likely throw a side session in front of the coaching staff.
Some digging by BP Mets revealed that, as of late, Terry Collins rarely subs out his starting catchers. Since 2013, only the Rockies, Phillies, and Braves have made fewer in-game catcher changes.
Josh Lewin, in his fifth season as the Mets' radio play-by-play announcer, was hired as the radio voice of UCLA football and men's basketball. In the fall, he'll start his 12th season as the San Diego Chargers' radio guy.
Around the NL East
Madison Bumgarner held the Braves scoreless through his 7.2 innings as the Giants blanked the Braves, 6-0.
Christian Yelich hit a walk-off double in the 12th inning to lead the Marlins to a 4-3 victory over the Pirates.
The Phillies fell to Chase Anderson and the Brewers 4-1, their seventh consecutive loss.
Familiar grinning face and Nationals second baseman Daniel Murphy was named the NL Player of the Month. He hit .416/.424/.673 in May.
Around the Majors
Dodgers teen phenom Jose Urias got shelled by the Cubs in his second career start, relinquishing six runs (five earned) to baseball's best offense.
Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts extended his hitting streak to 26 games, but Boston fell to the Orioles, 12-7.
Who wants to see Eduardo Nunez hit the Twins' first ever inside-the-park homer to leadoff a game?
Big league pitchers have learned not to give Pirates third baseman Jung Ho Kang a heater to hit. According to Jeff Sullivan, Kang has seen the lowest rate of fastballs in baseball this season.
Yesterday at AA
Steve Sypa dropped a bunch of draft content on Thursday, including a primer for the 2016 draft and profiles for two potential Mets targets: third baseman Will Craig and righty pitcher Zack Burdi.
Aaron Yorke shared the sad news about Wright's trip to the DL.
MLB.com's Jonathan Mayo joined Amazin' Avenue Audio to talk about the upcoming draft and Sandy Alderson's past drafts.
This Date in Mets History
In 1980, the Mets drafted what one scout described as "a power hitter who runs like a deer and has a better than average arm"—Darryl Strawberry.