Meet the Mets
The Mets dropped their fifth game in a row last night as they fell to the Orioles 2-1. The Mets managed only three hits against Alex Cobb and company while Jason Vargas settled down after a first inning which looked like he was bound for another rough outing. The Mets will play the second and final game of the series this afternoon as Zack Wheeler takes the mound.
Todd Frazier and Anthony Swarzak returned from the disabled list yesterday as Gerson Bautista was optioned to Triple-A and Buddy Bauman was DFA’d.
David Lennon thinks there’s no end in sight for the Mets ineptitude.
Yoenis Cespedes’ eventual return to the Mets will have a large impact on playing time for many different players.
Brandon Nimmo is starting to find his power.
Jay Bruce’s struggles have no obvious explanation.
Kevin Kernan thinks it’s time for the Mets to change how they bat.
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Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
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