Meet the Mets
It was a lather, rinse, repeat performance for the Mets on Sunday. The bats again sputtered against Cardinal pitching, but this time it was Lance Lynn that breezed through the Mets’ lineup. Steven Matz had a tough start on the mound, and Paul DeJong continued his torrid hitting when he added another home run to his already impressive numbers this series. The game was a fitting end to an underwhelming first half.
Amed Rosario appeared in the Futures Game and believes he is ready for whenever he gets the call to the majors.
Prospect Tomas Nido also played in the Futures Game and did well in his two plate appearances.
Both Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey could resume throwing shortly after the All-Star break but there is still no timetable for their return.
Despite Addison Reed’s successful season, there might not be much of a market for him as the trade deadline approaches.
Around the NL East
The Nationals defeated the Braves but pitcher Joe Ross exited the game early with some triceps tenderness.
Around the Majors
This Date in Mets History
In 2007 the Mets had quite a few representatives in the All-Star Game. David Wright, Jose Reyes, and Carlos Beltran went 5-for-10 at the plate, but Billy Wagner doomed the National League when he gave up a two-run home run to Victor Martinez.
In 1999, the Mets pulled out a memorable win against one of the most dominant closers in the game. With two outs in the ninth, pinch-hitter Matt Franco hit a walk-off single against Mariano Rivera to give the Mets a 9-8 win over the Yankees.