Meet the Mets
For the second day in a row, Jeurys Familia blew a save and earned a loss as the Mets fell 2-1 to the Rockies on Thursday. Amassing 10 hits, New York squandered multiple opportunities to build on their one-run lead, including a bases-loaded, no-outs situation in the bottom of the seventh. Jacob deGrom struck out six in seven shutout innings.
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The Mets are still discussing a deal with the Brewers that revolves around catcher Jonathan Lucroy. NJ.com wondered if the backstop could be this year’s Yoenis Cespedes.
To counter that optimism: Sports Illustrated’s Jon Tayler wrote the Mets have too many issues to address at the deadline for New York to return to the World Series.
The team is likely sending Juan Lagares to the disabled list to deal with his injured thumb. They’re recalling Brandon Nimmo in his stead.
Mike Piazza doesn’t regret any of his hairstyles—not even his frosted tips: "I mean, look, that was the ‘90s man."
It seems that at least once a year, a fantastic article is written about the greatness of the Mets’ broadcast teams. Here’s one from BP Mets.
Around the NL East
The Phillies pounded Braves starter Matt Wisler in a 7-5 win. Check out recaps from Talking Chop and The Good Phight.
In a battle of teams ahead of the Mets in the Wild Card standings, the Cardinals topped the Marlins 5-4.
Tanner Roark dominated the Giants for seven innings as the Nationals won 4-2.
Around the Majors
Speaking of the Giants, they acquired versatile, speedy infielder Eduardo Nunez from the Twins.
As if they weren’t stacked enough, the Cubs are looking to land A’s outfielder Josh Reddick.
Grant Brisbee ranked baseball’s “mystery teams” as we hurdle toward the trade deadline.
Yesterday at AA
Mets fans will probably be seeing a lot more of Alejandro De Aza, because Yoenis Cespedes’s quad is acting up again.
Chris McShane covered the team’s renewed interest in Lucroy.
This Date in Mets History
Back in 2004, reserve outfielder Eric Valent hit for the cycle against the Montreal Expos.
In 1996, the Mets traded Jeff Kent and Jose Vizcaino for Alvaro Espinoza and the dried-up husk of Carlos Baerga.