Meet the Mets
The Mets flew into Miami and got right back on track following two tough losses to the White Sox, beating the Marlins 6-2 at Marlins Park. Noah Syndergaard had an off-night—if by an off-night you mean that he wasn't utterly dominant and was just mostly dominant. He pitched seven strong innings giving up two runs, and striking out nine.
The Mets' offense came back to life a little with three home runs. Even new first baseman James Loney got in on the action with a two-run shot in the seventh that marked his 100th career home run. The Mets and Marlins continue their series today with Bartolo Colon taking the mound for the Mets.
The big news today was the shelving of David Wright for six-to-eight weeks with a herniated disk in his neck. Wright was sent to the DL and will be traveling to California on Monday to consult with the same spinal surgeon who treated his spinal stenosis last year.
The Mets dropped Michael Conforto to the fifth spot in the lineup after he hit only .169 in the month of May.
The Mets are now aiming for Zack Wheeler to make his return after the All-Star break.
Around the NL East
The Marlins bizarrely broke the very sad news of Muhammad Ali's death.
Around the Majors
Tom Brady was long ago drafter by the Montreal Expos. Today he imagined what his rookie card might have looked like.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
There was a lot going on at AA yesterday!
There was a new episode of Amazin' Avenue Audio, which includes Chris McShane's chat with Jonathan Mayo of MLB.com.
Timothy Finnegan analyzed the Mets' Statcast numbers through May.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Marlins series.
Noel Purcell covered the news that Steven Matz was named NL Rookie of the Month for May.
Daniel Convery had the Mets Daily Prospect Report.