Meet the Mets
Despite 6.1 effective innings from Zack Wheeler, the Mets fell 2-1 to the Brewers in a game that featured a wild fourth inning that saw Terry Collins get ejected after a bat boy collided with Wilmer Flores during a routine pop up in foul territory. Wheeler walked only one batter and utilized three double plays to dance around 10 hits. For the second game in a row, the Mets mustered just one late run, this time on an eighth-inning home run from Flores.
After Wheeler’s performance, Collins proclaimed the fireballer “is back.”
In mascot news, Mr. Met’s Wednesday-night middle finger was instigated by heckles about the ball-headed supporter’s mother.
Michael Conforto is hitting .167 through his last seven contests, but he refuses to call the dry spell a “slump.”
According to FanRag’s Jon Heyman, Terry Collins’ seat is the second hottest among major league managers, behind that of Boston’s John Farrell.
Around the NL East
Federal Baseball’s Patrick Reddington believes Ryan Zimmerman deserves to make his second All-Star team.
Around the Majors
Yesterday at AA
Milo Taibi covered Mr. Met’s middle finger gaffe and the team’s ensuing apology.
After his typically ugly April, Curtis Granderson turned things around in a big way in May.
This Date in Mets History
In 1994, the Mets drafted Paul Wilson with the first overall pick. A headliner of “Generation K,” Wilson was regarded as a can’t-miss prospect—who wound up missing, badly.