Meet The Mets
Amed Rosario finally made his major league debut, but the Rockies defeated the Mets 5-4 on a walk-off single from Nolan Arenado. Steven Matz pitched five strong innings, but he unraveled in the sixth after allowing a three-run home run to Arenado. A spiked ball from Charlie Blackmon allowed the Mets to tie the game in the seventh, and a home run from Jay Bruce gave them a temporary lead. The now Addison Reed-less bullpen allowed two more runs to give Colorado the 5-4 win.
Despite all this excitement, manager Terry Collins has made clear that Rosario won’t play every day.
With the non-waiver trade deadline come and gone, there is a still a chance the team can move some of their veteran pieces like Jay Bruce or Curtis Granderson.
As Rosario made his debut, and with first baseman Dominic Smith waiting in the wings, Newsday looked back at how former top prospects fared in their first major league games.
Ethan Sears of the New York Post profiles newly acquired prospect Jamie Callahan. Callahan will report to Triple-A Las Vegas.
Around the NL East
With the Phillies set to induct Pete Rose into their wall of fame on August 12th, it came to light yesterday that he was accused of statutory rape in a defamation suit court document. David Rosen with The Good Phight makes a great case as to why the Phils should rescind their planned honor.
Max Scherzer hit his first career home run last night, but soon after, he left the game with a neck injury.
In the wake of Adrian Beltre’s historic 3,000th hit, Doug Gottlieb gave an ugly take on Beltre’s surge of production, PEDs, and Beltre’s Dominican heritage. Yahoo’s Jeff Passan debated Gottlieb on his show.
Jon Lester hit his first major league home run and recorded his 2,000th strike out last night against the Diamondbacks.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets-Rockies series.
Steve Sypa introduced you to your shortstop of the future.