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Zack Wheeler and the Mets seemed to be on their way to a series victory until Jeurys Familia entered. Familia and Anthony Swarzak allowed the Pirates to take the lead in the ninth and it goes down as yet another loss where the starter deserved a different outcome.
Zack Wheeler looked good on the mound and it might be due to a mechanical change that has helped him find extra velocity (paywall alert).
Despite things going awry, Mickey Callaway defended his bullpen usage after the loss.
Tim Peterson was the only one out of the bullpen who looked good in the loss, and he continues to impress every time he is called upon.
Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo traded places in the outfield and it appears that Conforto will see less time in center going forward.
One of the interim GMs, John Ricco, met with the press and announced that the Mets will be sellers at the deadline. After working with Sandy Alderson for eight years it might be time to give the general manager position to Ricco.
First-round pick Jarred Kelenic got his first taste of New York.
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The amount of women working in baseball has seen significant growth but there is still plenty of work to be done, especially in the upper levels.
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In 1994, Doc Gooden received a 60-day suspension after testing positive for cocaine which effectively ended his Mets career.