Meet the Mets
For the second time in three years, you can blame a Mets home loss to the Padres on thunderstorms. This time around, it meant skipping Jacob deGrom’s scheduled start to Rafael Montero could dig a big hole that the offense couldn’t quite climb out of. The Mets move on to Pittsburgh after a pedestrian .500 home stand.
The Mets took the ball out of deGrom’s hands at the last minute because of the weather. It’s not the first time something like this has happened this season, but results indicate it may need to be the last.
Montero’s performance, as they’ve all been this season, was poor. Don’t expect that to mean he’ll get cut any time soon.
The Mets activated Asdrubal Cabrera, sending down Kevin Plawecki to make room for him on the roster.
Future Mets injuries may be more of a puzzle for reporters since the team now plans to be less forthcoming with information about them.
Not as though the unit has been lights out, but the bullpen is getting some much-needed help from where they’d least expect it.
As Travis d’Arnaud gets back in action, his role with the team is much less clear.
Tom Seaver has some advice for all of today’s power pitchers.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
An old baseball axiom says speed on the basepaths slows down the game. That might go for speed on the radar gun too.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chis McShane asks a very simple question with a rather complex answer.
James Schapiro explained why he’s a Mets fan, and a lot of us solemnly nodded along as we red it.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets may be in a rough patch, but fans can always hearken back to happier times. Like this date six years ago, when the team’s owners who were on financially perilous ground agreed to a deal to sell a minority share. Only to have it all fall apart in the end. And then as it turns out, that prospective minority owner was also on financially perilous ground. (Did this help? We just want you to be happy.)