Meet the Mets
The Mets were off yesterday following their brutal series against the Marlins. With the bullpen suffering, help could be on the way as two Mets take their first steps toward a return.
Jeurys Familia, whose suspension is nearing its end, pitched in a minor league game and was extremely effective.
Seth Lugo will begin a throwing program today, with the hope of avoiding surgery.
Down in the minors, Dom Smith impressed, hitting a walk-off two-run homer to win the game for the Las Vegas 51s.
Zack Wheeler says he’s mentally back to form, but his body’s still playing catch-up.
Around the NL East
In some bad news for the A’s, Marcus Semien will undergo wrist surgery and miss at least six weeks.
Rich Hill continues to battle his unbeatable blister.
Ken Rosenthal had some interesting takes on whether ties should be allowed in baseball and why the Marlins have been shifting so much this season.
If Luis Tiant is inducted into the Hall of Fame posthumously, he doesn’t want his family to attend the ceremony.
Yesterday at AA
Matt Varvaro brought you another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Daniel Convery delivered the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
Nolan Ryan tossed his first career shutout for the Mets on this date in 1970.