Meet the Mets
It was a strange night in Queens as the Nationals and Mets fielded a set of lineups that featured only three men who started on Opening Day. One of those men, Daniel Murphy, merely pinch-hit. It was a testament to how banged-up both teams have been all year, and to the diverging fortunes of the franchises, which cause the Mets to jettison most of their opening day starters in trades. Still, a win is a win, and the continued heroics of Nori Aoki have at least provided Mets fans with some respite at the end of the long season.
Sandy Alderson won’t talk about Terry Collins’ fate until after the season.
Noah Syndergaard and Matt Harvey with be co-starters on Saturday, with Syndergaard pitching the first inning and Harvey taking over in the second. Many columnists do not think this is the world’s wisest idea.
The Mets are bringing an augmented reality experience to Citi Field.
Tomas Nido is hoping to send generators to help his family in Puerto Rico following the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.
Around the NL East
Todd Frazier spoke with the father of the young girl who was hit by a foul ball off Frazier’s bat.
Yesterday at AA
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Nationals series.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
This Date in Mets History
The Miracle Mets were on the verge of sealing their miracle on this date in 1969.