Meet the Mets
The Mets were down 3-1, had two outs in the ninth, Jose Reyes at the plate, and improbably they still won the ballgame! The Diamondbacks’ defense failed them which allowed Jose Bautista to double home Jose Reyes. Brandon Nimmo then gave the Mets the lead with an absolute blast and Asdrubal Cabrera added another for good measure. Despite a slip-up by Dominic Smith, Robert Gsellman closed the door to give the Mets a feel-good win.
Zack Wheeler had one bad inning but overall was solid against Arizona.
Nimmo and Wheeler first met in the low minors as top prospects and now both are producing at the major league level.
With an assist by Alex Avila, who fielded Reyes’s bunt hit in fair territory when it was clearly rolling foul, Jose Reyes finally felt like he contributed to the team.
For the second straight game Robert Gsellman took a ride in the bullpen cart and was highly complimentary of the experience.
Before the game, Jeurys Familia was activated from the disabled list and Jacob Rhame was sent to Triple-A.
Prospect Jeff McNeil is finally showing signs of potential after suffering multiple injuries at the start of his career.
Around the National League East
Julio Teheran enjoyed a successful return to the mound after a stint on the disabled list. He was dominant for the Braves who defeated the Padres 4-1. Kurt Suzuki had to exit the game after he was hit in the head with a backswing.
Around Major League Baseball
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane covered the Familia activation.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2012, R.A. Dickey threw his second straight one-hitter to defeat the Orioles 5-0.