Seth Lugo impressed in his first start of the season, but the Mets couldn’t touch Cubs starter Jose Quintana in a 5-1 defeat. Lugo tossed four innings of shutout ball on a limit of 65 pitches. But five Mets relievers combined to surrender five runs over the final five frames. Quintana spun six strikeouts in as many innings, giving up just three hits and a pair of walks. Brandon Nimmo accounted for the Mets’ offense, launching a 409-foot solo shot in the eighth.
Sandy Alderson sounded almost as frustrated by the team’s mounting injuries as Mets fans are.
At least one achey Met is making strides on the comeback trail: Todd Frazier started at third base for the Las Vegas 51s on Thursday in a rehab assignment.
As BP Mets noted, the team has received little to no production from some of their more expensive assets.
David Wright threw on the field strictly with a sidearm motion before last night’s loss. It’s believed to be the first time he’s thrown since September 2017.
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Clayton Kershaw gave the Phillies a glimpse of how he might pitch when he’s 45. Despite not topping 90 mph with his fastball, he was still pretty damn dominant, allowing one run over five frames before being lifted due to a pitch limit. The Phillies won 2-1.
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Matt Davidson’s dramatic turnaround at the dish has a ton to do with improved pitch recognition.
James Paxton put together his sterling May by deploying his fastball up in the zone and throwing his curveball for strikes.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane previewed the team’s four-game home set against the Cubs.
The Mets are armed with the sixth pick in the upcoming draft, so Steve Sypa broke down which players have been selected sixth overall.
This Date in Mets History
On this date six years ago, Johan Santana threw the first, and still only, no-hitter in franchise history.