Meet the Mets
Every eighth-inning run counted in the Mets win over the Angels. The rally helped stretch out a 7-2 lead over the Halos, which made new acquisition Neil Ramirez’s dud of a debut much more tolerable. The Angels eventually made it 7-5, but Addison Reed shut it down for the save. The Mets will have a chance at the sweep Sunday afternoon.
Jose Reyes collected his 2,000th career hit, then tacked on hits number 2,001 and 2,002 just to be sure.
It was also a milestone night for Terry Collins, who had never planned to be with the Mets this long in the first place.
Collins had to play some mind games in the ninth inning. He says he considered giving Mike Trout the Barry Bonds treatment.
Zack Wheeler turned another great start, which is leading some to argue his innings limit ought to be reconsidered.
It was nearly ruined by an adventurous night from the bullpen, but they eventually got the job done.
Rene Rivera continues to swing a hot bat, and he may have earned himself the starting catcher job.
The other red hot Mets hitter says it’s way too early to give up on the season.
With Conforto crushing baseballs and Yoenis Cespedes nearly back in action, it looks like the struggling Curtis Granderson may be the one left out of the mix.
Around the NL East
The loss was Washington’s fourth straight, knocking them all the way back to a five-game division lead.
Around the Majors
Reacquaint yourself with Aaron Judge: destroyer of baseballs.
For the third time already this season, young Blue Jay hurler Aaron Sanchez is headed back to the disabled list.
Legendary Dodger manager Tommy Lasorda has been hospitalized.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos delivered the Daily Prospect Report, featuring a nice day of work from Binghamton’s Tomas Nido.
We also had a special contribution from Matthew Callan looking back at Todd Pratt’s NLDS home run and how amazingly improbable it was.
This Date in Mets History
If the past is any indication, either Tommy Milone will have a great game today or a pair of future Mets are going at it in college. On this date 12 years ago, the one and only Dae-Sung Koo outdueled Randy Johnson, and even got the game-winning hit off the Big Unit. This is also the 36th anniversary of an unforgettable collegiate clash between Ron Darling and Frank Viola.