Meet the Mets
One day after getting blown out, the Mets returned the favor to the Padres. The offense exploded against the San Diego bullpen with everyone in the lineup getting in on the action. Adrian Gonzalez did the most damage with a double and a home run, but overall it was hard to find someone who had a bad day at the plate. Zack Wheeler was solid on the mound after a shaky first inning.
The Mets now come home to take on the streaking Braves and their young phenoms.
It was mostly a good day for the Mets but there was some concern when Yoenis Cespedes came out of the game after injuring his thumb. Cespedes isn’t too concerned and he doesn’t expect to miss more than a couple of games.
With Steven Matz experiencing some back stiffness, the Mets are going to play it safe and skip his start on Tuesday.
Jay Bruce might start seeing time at first base, they are just waiting for the team to face several right handed pitchers in a row.
So far this season Matt Harvey hasn’t had any pitches working for him and command of those pitches may never return.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
Manager Dave Roberts benched Cody Bellinger after he wasn’t pleased with the first baseman’s hustle.
Diamondbacks’ starter Robbie Ray strained his oblique in his start against the Nationals and had to leave the game.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Matthew Mackenzie wrote about Steven Matz’s start being pushed back.
Joshua Tessler covered Yoenis Cespedes’s departure from the game.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2002, Al Leiter achieved something that had never been done before. He became the first pitcher to defeat all thirty teams in the major leagues when he took down the Diamondbacks in a 10-1 win.