Meet the Mets
The Mets narrowed down the prospective managerial candidates and have begun the first round of interviews.
Robin Ventura’s name has been linked to the managerial vacancy and he received an endorsement from Todd Frazier.
Around the National League East
Despite all the drama surrounding Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals defeated the Cubs to force a Game 5. The Nationals will be hosting that game, but fans taking mass transit to the game could face a problem since the Nationals won’t pay to keep extra trains running.
Around Major League Baseball
The Cubs’ bullpen has been a major problem in the series against the Nationals.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane wrote about Robert Gsellman’s disappointing season.
Steve Sypa reviewed the Columbia Fireflies’ season.
This Date in Mets History
Quite a few memorable games, both good and bad, happened on this date.
In 1969, the New York Mets played their first World Series game in franchise history. Jerry Koosman came one out shy of pitching a complete game in the 2-1 win.
In 1988, the Mets ran into the unbeatable Orel Hershiser in Game 7 of the NLCS. The Mets lost 6-0 to the Dodgers and their playoff run that year was over.
The Mets would pick up a win in 2000 in Game 2 of the NLCS against the Cardinals on this date. Jay Payton knocked in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth in the 6-5 win.
In 2006, Carlos Beltran was the hero, for that day, when his two-run home run gave the Mets the win over the Cardinals.
Finally, in 2015 Citi Field hosted its first ever playoff game with Matt Harvey on the mound against the Dodgers. Despite getting down early, the Mets rallied on the way to a 13-7 victory, punctuated by Yoenis Cespedes’s massive home run.