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For better or worse (mostly worse), this is tied for the second-longest win streak the Mets have had all season. Last night’s fourth consecutive win came thanks to a solid start from Rafael Montero, some excellent work form the bullpen, and a couple of timely hits. The Amazins will go for a sweep against the Reds this aftertoon.
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Rafael Montero pitched another nice game, and has earned himself a discussion about his role in next year’s starting rotation.
Kevin Plawecki was another big contributor, and he’s finally starting to find his footing against big league pitchers.
Newest Met Phillip Evans had a pretty wild journey to Citi Field.
Noah Syndergaard is getting ready to throw a simulated game at his home stadium.
Amed Rosario pinch ran in this game, but it’s been a slow return to the lineup for the Mets’ super prospect.
The win streak is nice, but it doesn’t help the Mets’ future draft position.
Around the NL East
The Braves walked off as winners against the Marlins.
But they gave up a home run to Giancarlo Stanton, who’s inching closer to the elusive 60 home run plateau.
The Nationals’ winning streak was snapped by the Phillies due to some suspect pitching from Edwin Jackson.
It was a good win for Philadelphia, though, powered by Rhys Hoskins (who else?)
Around the Majors
The Indians’ remarkable win streak is up to 17. And the Dodgers’ remarkable losing streak is up to nine (I guess they’re not the best team ever).
The NL Central race is tightening up yet again.
Jose Abreu isn’t the first player you think of for a cycle candidate, but he legged a triple out to make it happen.
The Blue Jays announced the season is over for second baseman Devon Travis.
The Yankees signed an elite shortstop prospect.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Injuries were the hot topic on the most recent edition of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.
This Date in Mets History
September 10 is when the miracle truly took shape. On this date 48 years ago, the 1969 Mets officially leapfrogged into first place when they swept a double-header against the Expos.