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In what’s apparently becoming a yearly tradition, the Mets played the Cardinals deep into extra innings at Busch Stadium, falling 4-3 on a Dexter Fowler walk-off single against Paul Sewald. The team squandered Noah Syndergaard’s best start of the season, in which he allowed six hits, no walks, and one earned run in 7.1 innings, striking out seven.
Jose Reyes advised Amed Rosario on how to look past the young shortstop’s costly error that contributed to the Cardinals’ tying the game at 2-2 in the eighth.
According to the Post’s Kevin Kernan, the brutal defeat is something of an inflection point for first-time manager Mickey Callaway.
The Record’s Matt Ehalt argued the team should keep Steven Matz in the rotation despite early struggles.
ESPN’s Travis Sawchik, in a piece offering one key change for each MLB team, argued Brandon Nimmo should be playing every day.
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Fangraphs’ Jeff Sullivan wrote about the challenge of scoring a runner from third with fewer than two outs.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague mounted a defense of beleaguered starter-turned-reliever Matt Harvey.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1965, the Mets promoted coach Yogi Berra to the role of player-coach. He made two appearances behind the plate and collected two hits in nine at-bats before ending his playing career for good.