Meet the Mets
The Mets pounced on Dodgers starter Rich Hill early, tagging him for three solo home runs—from Michael Conforto, Wilmer Flores, and Curtis Granderson—in the bottom of the first. But they wouldn’t score again until adding a Rene Rivera solo shot in the ninth, leaving the door open for a Los Angeles comeback that saw the road team score seven over the final four frames for a 7-4 victory.
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Jay Bruce is all too familiar with the trading block. In an interview, he detailed what it’s like to play while your team is trying to flip you for assets.
Speaking of veteran outfielders on the trading block, Terry Collins offered a glowing review of Granderson’s professionalism.
David Peterson, the southpaw the Mets selected in the first round of the 2017 draft, visited Citi Field and met several members of the major league club.
Thanks mostly to Tim Tebow, the St. Lucie Mets set a club record for attendance.
Around the NL East
Mike Foltynewicz struck out a career-high 11 to lead the Braves to a 7-2 victory over the Marlins. Check out recaps from Talking Chop and Fish Stripes.
The Phillies suffered an ugly defeat at the hands of the Rockies.
Bryce Harper crushed a homer and gunned a man down at third in the Nationals’ 7-4 win over the Cubs.
Around the Majors
The Brewers’ Travis Shaw got hit in the neck with a throw while building on his career high in steals.
Once considered the team’s future ace, the Orioles are moving Chris Tillman to the bullpen.
The Athletics’ Matt Joyce was suspended for two games for directing a homophobic slur at a fan.
Yesterday at AA
A pair of veteran Mets outfielders cleared waivers and can be traded again: Curtis Granderson and Jay Bruce.
This Date in Mets History
In 2003, the Mets traded closer Armando Benitez to the Yankees. Three weeks later, they traded him to the Mariners.