Meet the Mets
The Mets fell to the Diamondbacks 3-2 for their ninth loss in 11 games. Adding injury to insult, Michael Conforto left the game with a shoulder injury and could be out for the season (more on this later). Yoenis Cespedes was an offensive bright spot, hitting 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, and two walks. Robbie Ray struck out nine Mets in five innings, surrendering one run in his first game since taking a line drive off the head.
Before losing the game and Conforto, the Mets announced they’d be shutting Zack Wheeler down for the remainder of the season.
Jeurys Familia is back from the DL, but with A.J. Ramos on a roll (since a rough Mets debut, he’s posted an ERA of 2.25 and held opponents to a .111 batting average), will the Mets give Familia his closing job back?
According to FanRag Sports, Terry Collins won’t be the Mets’ manager next season.
The Mets explained some of the nicknames they’ll be rocking on their jerseys for Players Weekend.
Speaking of nicknames, Dom Smith has already collected three from teammates in his short time in the majors: Big Diesel, Big Ticket, and, in a nod to Frank Thomas, Medium Hurt.
Around the NL East
Despite yet another Rhys Hoskins home run, the Marlins managed to edge the Phillies 9-8 on Thursday behind huge days from Giancarlo Stanton, Christian Yelich, and Marcell Ozuna. Check out recaps from Fish Stripes and the Good Phight.
Around the Majors
Speaking of the Dodgers, Grant Brisbee wrote about Rich Hill’s heartbreaking nearly perfect game.
Yesterday at AA
As promised, here’s more on Conforto’s shoulder injury.