Meet the Mets
It did not look good for the Mets when they were down 5-0 early and starter Chris Flexen was out after three innings, but the offense stormed back behind the power bats of Jay Bruce and Curtis Granderson. Asdrubal Cabrera and Michael Conforto both had multi-hit games at the top of the lineup, and Amed Rosario picked up his first RBI with a triple in the fifth.
The bullpen had to do some heavy lifting after Flexen was out early and they stopped the Rockies’ in their tracks. Chasen Bradford picked up his first win and the recently-acquired AJ Ramos had a much better outing than his first attempt with the Mets.
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Chris Flexen struggled in the third inning, but it was a blister issue that forced him from the game.
Amed Rosario is the shortstop of the future, and he is learning all he can from Jose Reyes.
Rosarios’s speed brings an element to the Mets they had been sorely lacking, and on the defensive side of the ball he has all the tools to become a standout at his position.
Fangraphs projects how well the young shortstop will fare in his first seasons in the big leagues.
Rosario finally received his call-up to the majors, and now Dominic Smith patiently waits for the day he gets the same call.
Asdrubal Cabrera knows he is no longer the shortstop on the team and the Mets might consider bringing him back next season.
According to Assistant GM John Ricco, David Wright is in Port St. Lucie and doing “light baseball activities” with the hope of returning this season.
Jeurys Familia is also progressing as he works his way back from a blood clot in his arm.
Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey are a bit further away, but some other injured Mets could return soon.
David Peterson, the Mets’ 2017 first round draft pick, will make his debut with the Brooklyn Cyclones on Friday.
Around the NL East
Injuries have forced the Braves to shuffle players around their infield. Atlanta defeated the streaking Dodgers 5-3.
Marlins’ starter Vance Worley threw a gem against the Washington Nationals.
The Phillies will no longer be honoring Pete Rose after some serious allegations surfaced about the former ballplayer. The Phillies were shut out by the Angels 7-0.
A.J. Cole had to make a spot start for the Nationals and did not fare very well. Reliever Enny Romero could be headed to the DL after he experienced forearm tightness against the Marlins.
Around the Majors
The Diamondbacks could be forced from Phoenix by Major League Baseball if they don’t make much-needed repairs to their stadium.
There are players that could still be on the move this August, with some big names that could possibly help contending teams.
The Indians placed reliever Andrew Miller on the DL with patellar tendinitis.
If the Yankees sign the two biggest free agents on the market in 2018, there would be complications for the club down the line.
Dallas Keuchel suffered his first loss in nearly a year when the Astros fell to the Rays 3-0.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane attempted to make sense of Steven Matz’s recent struggles.
This Date in Mets History
Bob Murphy, the voice of the Mets since their inception, passed away on this date in 2004.