Meet the Mets
The Mets beat the Twins again on Saturday night, as Yoenis Cespedes tied the game in the eighth with a single and Curtis Granderson tied it with a home run in the eleventh and won it with another home run in the twelfth.
Lucas Duda was activated from the disabled list yesterday but didn’t appear in the extra-inning affair. Today, he’s starting at first base and batting seventh. He had been expected to first appear as a pinch hitter.
The Mets lost Jacob deGrom to injury yesterday, but Steven Matz threw a bullpen yesterday and is working on a potential return.
If you wanted to read a declaration about why the Mets’ season is doomed—in slideshow form—because of deGrom’s injury, you only have yourself to blame for clicking this link.
Around the Wild Card
The Giants’ bullpen blew yet another lead as the team lost to the Cardinals last night. That puts the Mets in the first Wild Card spot in the National League by means of a tiebreaker advantage over the Giants and leaves the Cardinals two games back of both the Mets and Giants in the standings.
Around Major League Baseball
Lest you think the Mets are the only team that suffers injuries, Carlos Carrasco is done for the season with a broken hand.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets played the final game at the Polo Grounds on this date in 1963.