Meet the Mets
After sweeping the Nationals, the Mets showed their resolve by taking the first game of their series against the Marlins on short rest. Noah Syndergaard kept the score low through six innings before the Mets’ bullpen came in and shut down the Marlins for the night. With the win, the Mets moved to 8-1 on the season, tied for their record best start.
Former Mets executives have thrown cold water on the idea that Alex Rodriguez was ever close to signing with the team at the turn of the millennium.
Jason Vargas was in the Mets’ clubhouse in Miami, but he isn’t capable of fielding his position yet.
James Wagner is impressed by the Mets’ hot streak.
Is the math in the Mets’ favor this season? They do play a lot of bad teams.
Yoenis Cespedes and Todd Frazier are this season’s best new odd couple.
The Syracuse Chiefs are already testing out selling some Mets gear at their stadium.
Who knew Dan Rather was a Mets fan?
Around the National League East
The Marlins have had low attendance all season, but the attendance for their game against the Mets was abysmal.
Around Major League Baseball
Torey Lovullo says he’s sorry for the way he acted during the Yadier Molina incident.
JC Ramirez will likely need Tommy John surgery.
Felipe Rivero has somewhat bizarrely changed his last name to Vazquez.
Pete Rogers ranked the fantasy baseball value of every player from The Sandlot, in honor of the film’s 25th anniversary.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Steve Sypa delivered a daily prospect report.
Robert Wolff previewed the Mets/Marlins series.
Aaron Yorke did some analysis of the Mets’ victory over the Nationals.
This Date in Mets History
Tommie Agee hit the most towering home run in Shea Stadium history on this date in 1969.