Meet the Mets
The All-Star break appears to have been manna from heaven for the Mets offense. They pummeled Rockies pitching for the second consecutive night, while Seth Lugo was solid on the mound and even contributed a home run of his own. The Mets go for the sweep this afternoon.
It wasn’t all smiles though. Yoenis Cespedes had to leave early with what looks like another leg injury.
If Cespedes is out for a while, the Mets will have to hope T.J. Rivera stays hot. He extended his hitting streak to ten games.
Another Mets infielder who had been a weak link in the lineup all season is finally starting the come alive.
Despite the good stretch from Jose Reyes, it doesn’t appear it will cause a shakeup at the top of the lineup, at least for now.
One might think Rivera and Reyes are the reason super prospect Amed Rosario is still in the minors, but he might also be staying down to keep clear of another Mets infielder.
Meanwhile, for the Mets’ newest stud prospect, it’s been quite a journey.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Meanwhile, they’re reportedly considering a reunion with Pablo Sandoval.
Yasiel Puig wasn’t pleased with some inside pitching courtesy of the Marlins.
Turns out this Zack Cozart and donkey thing is really happening.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Ryan Almodovar caught us up with all the action in the Mets minor leagues.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets’ best on-field performance on this date came eleven years ago, when Carlos Beltran and Cliff Floyd hit grand slams in the same inning for a win over the Cubs in Chicago. July 16, 1997 also marked the start of the Steve Phillips era (and what a glorious era it was).