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On a wild and wet night at Citi Field, the Mets’ bats came to life and rained down five homers upon the Cubs. No Met was happier than Jacob deGrom, who finally received some run support and walked away with the win. The game also included Brandon Nimmo’s first major league home run, which came in the fourth inning and helped the rookie collect three RBI’s on the evening.
Folk hero Bartolo Colon takes the mound tonight at 7:15 p.m. as he looks to lower his already-impressive 2.86 ERA.
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If David Wright returns, it likely won’t be until 2017. He also shared his views on Jose Reyes’s return and offered both praise and criticism of his former teammate.
The Mets hadn’t hit five home runs in a home game since the year 2000 before doing it last night.
Juan Lagares will be returning to action sometime this weekend.
It’s my duty to tell you that it was Bobby Bonilla day yesterday.
Around the NL East
The Marlins and Braves played twelve innings last night before the fish won. The odd part: the winning run was driven-in by pinch-hitting-pitcher Jose Fernandez.
The Nationals showed them both up and took fourteen innings to beat the Reds.
The Phillies actually won at home for once, ending their near month-long drought.
The Indians’ win streak is now fourteen games. It took them nineteen innings to extend it.
Angels pitcher Andrew Heaney will have Tommy John surgery and is likely sidelined until 2018, a bad break for both Heaney and the team.
David Ortiz got his 2,000th hit as a member of the Red Sox, and he also took sole possession of 19th place on the career home runs list in a true milestone game.
Johnny Bench says that Joe Morgan has found a bone marrow donor. Morgan, who is battling an undisclosed illness, appeared at last year’s all-star game looking noticeably gaunt and using a cane.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Joe Sokolowski had his weekly collection of Mets quotes.
Daniel Convery wrote the daily update on Mets prospects.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets won a fourteen-inning game during their championship season in 1969.