Meet the Mets
The losing streak is snapped at five. A seven-run inning helped carry the Mets to a comfortable 8-1 win over the Marlins. They’ll be back at it for the rubber match this afternoon.
Despite the series of salary dumps, don’t necessarily expect the team to be big players in the upcoming free agent chase.
With all the veterans out the door, 24-year-old Michael Conforto has suddenly become a “veteran leader” in the Mets clubhouse.
Rafael Montero has been a bright spot in a mostly dark season. His new approach of pounding the strike zone has been a big reason why.
One of the baby Mets making an audition the rest of the season is Dominic Smith. He sat down for a lengthy Q&A with the New York Post.
Around the NL East
Mets legend Ty Kelly hit a decisive grand slam in a shootout against the Giants in San Francisco.
Around the Majors
Mike Trout entered the record books (which he’s sure to do plenty more times) after hitting his 25th home run of the season.
Aaron Judge is still very good, but he’s also set a rather dubious strikeout mark.
Meanwhile in Yankee land, Aroldis Chapman has officially played himself out of the closer role.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
In tribute to Curtis Granderson, Chris McShane checked out his ten most impressive games in the orange and blue.
This Date in Mets History
August 20 is a date of milestones for the Mets. Dwight Gooden notched his 200th strikeout of the season in 1986, the second straight year he reached that plateau. Three years later, Howard Johnson joined the 30-30 club for the second time in his career.