Meet the Mets
The Padres blew out the Mets 12-2 on Saturday night. In his 2018 debut, Jason Vargas lasted just 3.2 innings while giving up nine runs. Seth Lugo followed in relief of Vargas and gave up three more runs in 2.1 innings. The lone offense on the night for the Mets came in the sixth inning off a Yoenis Cespedes two-run homer. The Mets will play the rubber game of the series today at 4:10.
Jeurys Familia being called upon to pitch last night in a blow out was curious, but it appears he will be leaving the team for a few days following the death of his father-in-law.
Sandy Alderson said the Mets will monitor the market for a catcher.
Jay Bruce playing some games at first-base could begin as soon as next week.
Chris Flexen is trying to find his way back to the big league club.
Robert Gsellman thinks his hobby of playing video games used to negatively impact his pitching.
Keith Hernandez shared a nice anecdote about the tie he was wearing on Saturday.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
For some players, a golf swing and a baseball swing is connected.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
The latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio came out!
Kory Powell delivered the daily farm report.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1984 John Franco picked up his first ever big league save. Twelve years later, he picked up his 300th, becoming the first ever lefty to hit the mark.
Happy 60th birthday to the the man Mets’ fans have been listening to since 1989, Gary Cohen!