Meet the Mets
The Mets flew down to Miami knowing that they couldn’t afford to drop games to the Marlins after a bad series in Chicago. Jose Reyes and James Loney came through in a big way to help start things off right in Florida as the Mets picked up a 5-3 victory over the Marlins.
Reyes, who came into the game with an unimpressive .213 average, went 3-for-5, scored twice, stole a base, and knocked in a run. It was a revelation of a night for Reyes, dampened only by a fielding error.
While Reyes was the sparkplug, Loney sealed the deal with a two-run homer in the ninth that put the Mets ahead for good. The victory pulled the Mets within a half a game of second place.
When Jeurys Familia closed out the game, he notched his 50th straight save, becoming only the fourth player in major league history to do so.
Want to know when Zack Wheeler will be back? No one knows.
It’s unlikely we’ll see Yoenis Cespedes in center field again this season.
A number of scouts were spotted at the B-Mets’ games this week as the trade market heats up. The Mets are apparently hesitant to deal any top level talent though, and are more likely to deal for a reliever this year than a star like Cespedes.
Around the NL East
The Braves lost to the Rockies and also lost starter Julio Teheran to injury.
The Nationals are continuing to have a dreadful time on the West Coast, falling to the Padres 5-3.
Zach Eflin tossed a shutout for the Phillies as they beat the Pirates.
Brandon Crawford, he of the golden glove, had a night to forget for the Giants as he racked up three errors as the Giants lost to the Yankees.
Alex Rodriguez apparently had a ‘positive’ meeting with Hal Steinbrenner amid rumors that the Yankees are considering releasing him.
The Diamondbacks are considering firing manager Chip Hale according to Ken Rosenthal.
There’s a decent chance Ichiro could collect his 3,000th MLB hit against the Mets, as he’s only four away from the magic number.
Juan Uribe had to leave the Indians game last night after taking a pitch to the head. Luckily his batting helmet absorbed most of the blow and Uribe is expected to be fine.
The Cardinals beat the Dodgers in 16 innings thanks to a homer from Matt Adams.
Yesterday at AA
Jason Mast reported on the possibility of the Rochester Red Wings becoming the Mets’ new Triple-A affiliate.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Marlins series.
Jason Mast covered the latest trade rumors surrounding the Mets.
Steve Schreiber looked back at the last year of Mets baseball.
Daniel Convery had the Mets Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
Eight years ago Jose Reyes was doing exactly what he did last night, helping lead the Mets to victory.