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The Mets followed up a big win with a big loss at a soggy Citi Field. After a brief rain delay Zack Wheeler completely fell apart and departed after giving up five runs. A.J. Ramos and Buddy Baumann were also ineffective and the Blue Jays poured it on. The offensive futility continued against lefties as starter J.A. Happ shut them down for seven innings. The only run they managed to score was a home run in the ninth inning by Brandon Nimmo.
Before the game, the Mets finally placed Yoenis Cespedes on the disabled list with a right hip strain.
Unfortunately, Juan Lagares might be joining him after he sprained his toe running into the centerfield wall.
With Zack Wheeler’s poor performance the rotation is once again in shambles and it might be time to admit their rotation is not what they thought it was.
Wheeler is still trying to learn a splitter to make up for ineffective secondary pitches (paywall alert).
Ok so the game was bad and things look bleak right now, but the team still managed to have some fun in the clubhouse before the game.
Curtis Granderson enjoyed a nice series at the plate as a visitor but he also appreciated the welcome he received by his former team. Granderson overall is having a good season with Toronto after considering retirement in 2017.
Keith Hernandez said in a radio interview that he tried to help Matt Harvey during his struggles but it did not work out.
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Blake Swihart’s agent has requested that the Red Sox trade his client so he can get playing time elsewhere.
The sample size is still small but the humidor appears to be working in Arizona.
For some reason Sports Illustrated ran a cover story redemption piece on prospect Luke Heimlich who plead guilty to molesting his six-year-old niece. Heimlich’s situation is another example of professional teams not running simple background checks for people in their organization.
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Vasilis Drimalitis wrote up the Cespedes injury news.
This Date in Mets History
Both Steve Trachsel and Mike Pelfrey set regrettable records on this date. In 2001, Trachsel set a new team record for most home runs allowed in one inning. Then in 2009, Pelfrey became the first pitcher in 15 years to balk three times in one game.