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The Mets erased three Rockies leads during their matchup on Thursday afternoon, but hopes of a comeback victory were dashed when reliever Hansel Robles fell apart in the ninth inning for a 5-4 walk-off defeat.
After pitching a perfect eighth, Robles hit Jonathan Lucroy with a pitch to open the bottom of the ninth. Following a sacrifice, Robles walked the next three batters, forcing in the winning run on a full-count pitch to Nolan Arenado that sailed well above the head of Travis d’Arnaud.
With a pair of triples, Amed Rosario’s speed took center stage in his first major league series.
The star shortstop prospect is being prepped by teammates for his first game in front of the Citi Field faithful.
With an incoming injection of youth on the infield, the Times’ James Wagner argues the Mets could pick up Asdrubal Cabrera’s $8.5 million option to retain the versatile veteran for another season.
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Yesterday at AA
David Wright has resumed light baseball activities, like hitting off a tee, fielding grounders, and playing catch.
This Date in Mets History
In 1982, Joel Youngblood smacked a two-run single against the Cubs. At the end of the frame, he was told he’d been traded and was sent packing to the Montreal Expos. He arrived that same day, and got another hit in his first at-bat with his new team. He’s still the only player in MLB history to collect a hit for two different teams on the same day—never mind that both came against Hall of Fame pitchers (Fergie Jenkins and Steve Carlton) in consecutive plate appearances.