Meet the Mets
The Mets came into the final game of this series not having won a series since mid-May. Things looked bleak early on since the offense was getting shut down by Clayton Richard, but they finally broke out in the fifth with big hits by Phillip Evans and Amed Rosario to give the Mets the lead. Jose Bautista added a massive blast in the sixth and the Mets finally walked away with a series win.
Before the game, it was announced that Yoenis Cespedes would have season-ending surgery on his feet.
Even if Cespedes is able to return, the Mets need to plan for his absence (paywall alert).
Cespedes’s teammates miss having his bat in the lineup but they are hopeful for a recovery.
Tim Tebow underwent surgery on his hand and it reportedly went well.
Noah Syndergaard is recovering nicely from hand, foot, and mouth disease and could pitch early next week.
If the Mets were to deal deGrom or Syndergaard, what would a potential deal look like?
The return from the A’s for Jeurys Familia seemed underwhelming at best, but there could be a payoff if the Mets invest wisely.
Asdrubal Cabrera could be the next Met on the move but he picked the wrong time to start slumping.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
With the trade deadline inching closer, the hot stove is warming up. The Red Sox acquired Nathan Eovaldi from the Rays in return for Jalen Beeks, the Diamondbacks acquired pitcher Matt Andriese, and the Rockies are reportedly close to acquiring Seunghwan Oh from the Blue Jays.
The Rays got creative with closer Sergio Romo in their win over the Yankees.
Andre Ethier officially announced his retirement after 12 seasons with the Dodgers.