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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.
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.
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.
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
Jose Urena continues to have extremely bad luck on days he pitches for the Marlins.
Around Major League Baseball
Adam Wainwright’s return from the disabled list did not go well and a return trip to the DL is likely.
Pitcher Brandon Mann finally made it to the big leagues after spending 17 years in the minors and in Japan.
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.