Meet the Mets
It was a tale of two teams as the Mets took on the Braves in a doubleheader. Game 1 delivered a performance evocative of so many Mets losses in 2017, a blowout fueled by late inning runs scored on a hapless bullpen. Game 2 delivered something different, a team that came out strong, looked like it was about to blow it all late, but held on for the win.
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Terry Collins, assuming his contract is not renewed, will likely be replaced by a familiar face.
Tomas Nido got his first MLB start in the first game of the doubleheader.
Attendance was up over 12% across the Florida State League this year, likely due mainly to Tim Tebow.
Here’s NJ.com’s Mets minor league award winners from this past season.
Around the NL East
Yesterday was the one year anniversary of Jose Fernandez’s death.
Bryce Harper’s return has been delayed by the flu.
Aaron Judge broke Mark McGwire’s old rookie home run record.
Bruce Maxwell stood by his decision to take a knee during the national anthem.
Eduardo Nunez re-aggravated his knee injury.
Addison Russell brought a fan some new nachos after he spilled the fan’s original nachos while diving into the stands.
Minor league baseball attendance was the 5th best in history this year.
Do baseball owners stink at their jobs?
Yesterday at AA
Matt Varvaro had your Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Braves series.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets became the first NYC baseball team to draw 3 million fans in a season on this date in 1987.