Meet the Mets
The Nationals don’t have the world’s greatest bullpen, and to beat them, you generally need to chase their starter from the field. Max Scherzer was in no mood to leave early last night though, and the Mets lost 7-2 as Scherzer pitched eight innings of dominant baseball. The Mets, who had gained some ground on the Nationals, now find themselves 10.5 games out of first after losing two straight to their division rivals.
Brand Nimmo and Matt Reynolds were called up to fill the roster spots of Matt Harvey and Juan Lagares.
Rafael Montero might be rewarded with a spot start next week following his strong showing in Thursday’s game.
The Mets made a few minor league roster moves.
The Mets released Desmond Jennings. Jennings had been with the Las Vegas 51s and wasn’t hitting well.
Around the NL East
The Braves paid their top draft pick, Kyle Wright, the highest signing bonus doled out since 2011—a cool $7 million.
The Nationals signed Edwin Jackson to try and help bolster their bullpen.
The Cubs placed Ben Zobrist on the 10-day DL with wrist inflammation.
MLB has somehow still not ruled on Hunter Strickland’s appeal of his suspension from the Bryce Harper fight that took place nearly three weeks ago.
Yesterday at AA
Joe Sokolowski brought you another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
The controversial late-night firing of Willie Randolph took place on this date back in 2008.