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The Mets hit into five double plays on Thursday afternoon, including three started by Nolan Arenado, and a late-game comeback fell short as the squad fell 6-4 to the Rockies. Steven Matz got touched up early, surrendering a three-run shot to Arenado before recording an out, then giving up a two-run double to the third baseman in the second. But the lefty settled in, getting the next 12 outs without letting another opponent cross the plate. Todd Frazier, Michael Conforto, Kevin Plawecki, and Dom Smith, who subbed in for Matz, collected two hits apiece. The Mets closed their road trip with a 3-7 record.
As the Mets venture home, they’ll be joined by two new faces from Triple-A: righty reliever Drew Smith and outfielder Kevin Kaczmarski.
The Mets find themselves 10 games below .500 because of a talent deficiency, according to the Post’s Kevin Kernan.
Brandon Nimmo never hit more than 11 home runs in a season in the minors. Now he’s got 12 in 63 games and is considering an appearance in the Home Run Derby.
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Ichiro pulled a Bobby Valentine at Yankee Stadium on Thursday night, donning a fake mustache in an effort to remain in the dugout.
Fangraphs identified the eight pitchers who’ve seen the most dramatic increases in velocity over the course of the season.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Remember Robert Carson? The lefty reliever spent parts of two seasons in the Mets bullpen. He’s now in his fourth season in the Atlantic League.
The Amazin’ Avenue Audio crew did their best to remain optimistic amid the Mets’ mounting failures.
This Date in Mets History
On this day in 1987, Hall of Fame lefty Tom Seaver called it a career following an attempt to pitch for the Mets that season.