Meet the Mets
The Mets trotted out Rafael Montero to start last night. It did not go well, as expected. Three innings and a dash of ineffective Josh Smoker later, and the Mets found themselves down 7-1 when they came up to bat in the fourth inning. If they’d given up at that point, few would have been surprised. There was no quit in these Mets, however, as the spirit of ‘69 crept into them and they clawed their way back from the brink with a five-run seventh inning. When all was said and done, the Mets found themselves the winners of an 8-7 affair.
The Mets placed Travis d’Arnaud on the 10-day DL and officially called-up Rafael Montero before the game.
After the game, T.J. Rivera was given a crown to wear as the player of the game. The Mets took a picture and tweeted it out. Something extremely NSFW was hiding in the background of the photo. Hilarity ensued.
Lucas Duda looks to be moving closer to his return.
The Mets players, particularly Hansel Robles, miss Bartolo Colon as much as the fans do.
Around the NL East
MLB is looking into whether guidelines are needed about how teams deal with racist abuse from fans.
Chris Sale is unlikely to be suspended for throwing at Manny Machado, according to reports.
Adrian Gonzalez has quietly been something of a latter-day Cal Ripken as he’s headed to the DL for the first time in his 14-year career.
Dexter Fowler’s shoulder injury may be more severe than initially suspected.
Why a league full of healthy aces might not be as good as you’d think.
Yesterday at AA
Joe Sokolowksi was back with “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
It’s Willie Mays’s birthday today.