Meet the Mets
Jacob deGrom gave up four home runs, and the Mets still managed to win. It sounds like a lie, but it’s true. The Mets rolled into St. Louis for their final series before the All-Star break and managed to pull out a 6-5 win over the Cardinals despite a relatively down night from deGrom.
Michael Conforto will likely be activated today, and expects to be ready for the All-Star Game.
The Mets agreed to terms with their top draft pick, David Peterson.
Zack Wheeler will be getting the start against the Cardinals today, despite his struggles.
Las Vegas 51s pitcher Beck Wheeler once thought he’d never walk again.
Chris Flexen had a very good outing for the Rumble Ponies.
Around the NL East
The Braves couldn’t follow up their trolling with a win though, and lost to the Nationals by a score of 5-4.
The Marlins are the only team in baseball with a team barber, and ESPN ran a story on him.
The Indians/Tigers game had another major moment when current Tiger Victor Martinez collected career hit number 2,000 against his former team. Martinez collected his first hit back in 2002 as a member of the Tribe.
Reds pitcher Brandon Finnegan, who was already on the DL, fell off a boat and was forced to undergo surgery after dislocating his shoulder. He’ll miss four to six months.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Cardinals series.
Joe Sokolowski brought you another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Daniel Convery handled the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
Bobby Jones made a memorable All-Star debut as a Met on this date twenty years ago, striking out Ken Griffey Jr. and Mark McGuire while pitching a scoreless eighth inning.