Meet the Mets
The Dodgers rolled into town and destroyed the Mets. In a game that featured one of Jacob deGrom’s least inspiring outings of the year, some terrible relief pitching, and a distinct lack of offense, perhaps the lone bright spots were Amed Rosario stealing his first base during his Citi Field debut and deGrom doing the same. Beyond that, the game was all Dodgers. Yu Darvish threw seven shutout innings, and the Dodgers scored six runs on a hapless Mets team that ended up drawing a donut, and losing to LA 6-0.
Matt Harvey will throw a bullpen session on Sunday, a sign that his return is likely near.
Dominic Smith is ready for his big league debut, which may come later this month.
Jay Bruce reportedly cleared waivers yesterday.
Hansel Robles is getting an MRI after experiencing numbness in his right fingers.
L&B Spumoni Gardens won the Brooklyn Cyclones’ “Brooklyn Slices Bracket Challenge,” which I guess is fair since people have literally murdered each other trying to get the secret recipe to their pizza sauce.
Around the NL East
Justin Verlander cleared revocable waivers, and could now be traded, though it remains unlikely.
Kyle Freeland left the Rockies game against the Phillies in the first inning with a groin strain.
Yesterday at AA
Lukas Vlahos brought you the Daily Prospect Report.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Dodgers series.
A new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio dropped with special guest, ESPN’s Aaron Boone.
Chris McShane recapped Aaron Boone’s thoughts on the Mets/Dodgers series in a separate post.
This Date in Mets History
It’s John Olerud’s birthday. Also, back in 1980, Mets second baseman Doug Flynn tied a record by hitting three triples in a game.