Meet the Mets
Dansby Swanson did it all for the Braves last night, crushing the Mets with his offense, defense and hustle. Despite a solid start from Matt Harvey, the Mets were simply unable to score much against the Braves, or hold on to a lead. The dagger came in the bottom of the ninth as Swanson stretched a single into double against the flat-footed Mets, and scored the winning run on a Rio Ruiz single.
The Mets will go with a six-man rotation to keep Robert Gsellman as a starter.
Yoenis Cespedes will return to the team today.
Forty years ago this week, the Mets made the most controversial trade in team history.
Neil Walker continues to deal with knee issues.
Thor won’t be back to throwing for quite a while.
The NY Times took a look at the Mets’ decision to not call up Amed Rosario as of yet.
Around the NL East
The Nationals are not close to an extension with Dusty Baker.
Masahiro Tanaka’s next start has been pushed back amid his continuing struggles.
The Cardinals made major changes to their coaching staff and designated Jhonny Peralta for assignment.
Derek Norris’ ex-fiance will meet with MLB next week to discuss his alleged emotional and physical abuse of her.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane argued that Curtis Granderson should start in right field when Yo makes his return.
Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.
There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Braves series.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets have a knack for winning extra-inning games on this date.