Meet The Mets
Despite late comeback heroics from Amed Rosario, the Mets lost the second game of the Subway Series, 5-4. Jacob deGrom had the start and had a less than stellar outing, allowing five runs over seven and a third innings. Dominic Smith had his first career home run, a two run shot in the seventh. Never to be outdone, Amed Rosario had a two run homer against Aroldis Chapman in the ninth, but was able to secure the save and send the series back to Flushing.
Our year long national nightmare is over, as Fernando Salas has officially been DFA’d.
A trio of pitchers are on the comeback trail. Noah Syndergaard threw 20 pitches in the bullpen yesterday. Jeurys Familia is pitching in the Gulf Coast League. Matt Harvey will make another start with the Brooklyn Cyclones tonight.
Travis Sawchik deep dives into the silver lining that is the Mets lone bright spot, Michael Conforto.
The Mets paid $1.7 million of Neil Walker’s remaining salary, saving them $3 million.
Seth Lugo was placed on the disabled list with a shoulder impingement. Robert Gsellman returns and takes his place on the roster, and starts tonight at home.
The Mets acquired outfielder Travis Snider from the Texas Rangers for cash, and also inked a minor league contract with RHP Neil Wagner. Both will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Around the NL East
Shots fired from Tiger’s second baseman Ian Kinsler, who suggested that umpire Angel Hernandez should re-evaluate his career.
Joey Votto reached base twice in his 20th consecutive game, and is just one shy of reaching Ted Williams record.
Yesterday at AA
Luke Vlahos had your daily prospect report.
This Date In Mets History
The Mets defeated the Cubs 23-10 on this date in 1987. Darryl Strawberry went 4-for-5 with a homer run, a triple, two doubles, a walk, and a steal.