Meet the Mets
The Mets played the Braves in a doubleheader in Atlanta and the bad news came first as Seth Lugo blew two late inning leads and the Mets lost 4-3 in what may have been their most infuriating game of the season. Luckily there was good news too, as the Mets won the second half of the doubleheader thanks to some impressive offense, salvaging what would have been a very depressing day with an 8-5 victory at SunTrust Park.
The Mets sent Wilmer Flores and A.J. Ramos to the DL, replacing them with Hansel Robles and Phillip Evans.
Devin Mesoraco credits hitting coach Pat Roessler for his improvements at the plate.
Jacob deGrom is, unsurprisingly, not happy with the Mets losing so much.
Tim Britton doesn’t think Mickey Callaway’s strategy in Monday’s doubleheader was terribly sound.
Around the National League East
The Braves had to place Ronald Acuna Jr. on the DL with a mild ACL sprain.
Around Major League Baseball
It was part of a bad day for the Pirates, who also saw David Freese and Joey Cora nearly get into a fight in the dugout.
Foley’s Pub in NYC has named a hamburger in honor of Joe Maddon’s foundation, and will donate proceeds from its sales to the charity.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Nicholas Schreiber previewed the Mets/Braves series.
Matt Varvaro was back with another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Chris McShane argued that the Mets need to try using Jerry Blevins in lower-leverage spots until he regains his form.
This Date in Mets History
Bud Harrelson took over as the Mets’ manager on this date in 1990, ending the Davey Johnson era.