Meet The Mets
Oh say can you see ...any possible way for this season to turn around? The Mets suffered their third consecutive loss—the second to the Nationals—in a laughable 11-4 effort. Seth Lugo had the start and allowed six runs over five innings. Daniel Murphy’s offensive fireworks against the Mets continued, hitting 4-for-5 with 5 RBI. The bullpen, staying true to form, allowed five runs through the remainder of the game. The offense did produce three home runs, including a two-run jack from Jay Bruce, but it wasn’t enough to stop the fireworks from lighting up the sky in Washington.
On the heels of Yoenis Cespedes’s exit during Monday’s game, James Wagner outlined the Mets’ efforts to keep him healthy, hydrated, and on the field.
The Nationals have certainly made it clear that the Mets need to strongly consider being sellers at the deadline.
Around The NL East
Marcus Stroman is angry at the league for a supposed ‘blister epidemic’. Stay woke, everyone.
Will Leitch outlined the best presidential named major leaguers.
With eyes on expanding their reach across the pond, former MLB and cricket players put on a home run derby at London’s Wembley Stadium. Former Mets Cliff Floyd and Shawn Green were in attendance.
ESPN’s Tim Keown detailed Pirates pitcher James Taillon’s recovery from cancer.
This Day in Mets History
For the meager sum of $1000, a 19 year old Cleon Jones was signed on this date in 1962.