Meet the Mets
Things fall apart, as the saying goes, and so too did the Mets last night. In what looked like a promising development, the Mets had taken a 1-0 lead over the Cardinals during the fifth inning. Zack Wheeler was cruising along comfortably enough, though control issues in the top of the fifth portended the trouble that was to come. In the sixth inning the Mets simply fell to pieces, surrendering six runs. Despite adding a couple of their own in the bottom of the inning, the Mets never got closer, and a disappointing Yoenis Cespedes double play ended the game.
Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey have resumed throwing.
Hansel Robles made his return for the Mets. He wasn’t very good.
The Mets have no shortage of teams looking to trade for Addison Reed.
Matt Harvey took some of the blame for his current injury.
Around the NL East
The Braves had earlier activated Sean Rodriguez after he spent the past five months sidelined.
The Braves may send Dansby Swanson back to the minors if he continues to struggle.
The Marlins placed Martin Prado on the DL after he sprained his knee.
Before their games, the Astros held a mock funeral for Carlos Beltran’s glove, since he’s exclusively been a DH since May.
Yankees first basemen Greg Bird needs foot surgery and is likely done for the season.
Pitcher Stacy Piagno picked up a win for the Sonoma Stompers on Saturday, becoming only the third woman since 1950 to earn a victory in a men’s professional league.
Michael Pineda will officially undergo Tommy John surgery today.
Yesterday at AA
Matt Varvaro delivered another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Cardinals series.
This Date in Mets History
Several of the events that led to the eventual founding of the Mets occurred on July 18th. Also, happy birthday to Joe Torre!