Meet the Mets
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.
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.
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
Around the Majors
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
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.