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A pair of games in Houston did not got according to plan for the Mets. Matt Harvey was shellacked in his return from the disabled list, and the team couldn’t hold a 1-0 lead in the second game against the Astros. The two teams will go at it one more time this afternoon.
Matt Harvey made the shortest start of his career, but he’s still optimistic about making his way back to being a top-end starter.
Meanwhile, another Mets starter was back on the mound for the first time in months.
The news is grim for all-star Michael Conforto, who’ll have surgery on his dislocated shoulder.
The team will also be without Wilmer Flores, who probably broke his nose fouling a ball off his face.
Flores and several other Mets, however, had personal reasons for pitching in the help with relief efforts in Texas.
Norichika Aoki is a newly-minted Met. The team signed him and the slap-hitting outfielder got his first action in the second half of the double-header.
Gavin Cecchini and Astros outfielder George Springer shared a strange but touching moment in last night’s game.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
The two games yesterday were a much bigger deal for the Astros and the city of Houston, still languishing from the damage left by Hurricane Harvey.
A domestic violence suspension will keep Rays catcher Derek Norris out for the rest of the year.
This Date in Mets History
A big day for three home run games in the history of the Mets. 52 years ago today, “Gentleman Jim” Hickman became the first Amazin’ to hit three home runs in a game. 20 years later, Gary Carter also did it for the Mets.