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Jacob deGrom is a wizard and got out of a bases loaded jam when he was clearly not himself, but he needed 45 pitches to do so. He exited after the first which required alot of innings out of the bullpen and for the most part they held until Paul Sewald gave up a three run home run in the sixth. That was too much for the offense to overcome and the Mets limp home after a dreadful road trip.
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The game turned when Paul Sewald was left in to face the lefty despite Jerry Blevins warming in the bullpen, but Mickey Callaway defended the move after the game.
Jacob deGrom was surprised he was pulled after the one inning but the good news is that his health is still ok.
Yoenis Cepedes’s health is a little more uncertain and the Mets are playing with fire knowing the slugger’s injury history. The slugger provided half of the offense for the Mets but one columnist argues that isn’t enough.
The Mets had plenty of baserunners but the slumping offense could never come through with the big hit.
Things have not been smooth lately for Callaway but he is prepared to deal with the drama that comes with managing this team.
Dominic Smith was sent back to Triple-A after the game.
Noah Syndergaard’s start got pushed back after the rain out but he is ready to open the series against the Blue Jays.
Former Met Bud Harrelson is batting Alzheimer’s disease and will be appearing at a conference to have an open discussion about his struggles with the disease.
Around the National League East
Sean Newcomb was spectacular in the Braves’ win over the Marlins.
Jose Urena continues to have extremely bad luck on days he pitches for the Marlins.
Nick Williams was the hero in the Phillies’ win.
Depth piece Mark Reynolds hit two home runs in the Nationals win over the Diamondbacks.
Around Major League Baseball
Brewers prospect Freddy Peralta struck out thirteen Colorado batters at Coors Field in his major league debut.
Adam Wainwright’s return from the disabled list did not go well and a return trip to the DL is likely.
Mariners’ star Robinson Cano suffered a broken hand after being hit by a pitch against the Tigers.
Pitcher Brandon Mann finally made it to the big leagues after spending 17 years in the minors and in Japan.
The Angels won on a walkoff hit after Shohei Ohtani put in another impressive pitching performance.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1972, Willie Mays picked up his first hit as a Met which was a home run against his former team.