Meet the Mets
The Mets put on a home run show against the Yankees, delivering again for Jacob deGrom, who picked up a win despite giving up more runs than usual. Everyone got in on the action, with Frazier, Bautista, Rosario, Nimmo, and Conforto all hitting home runs, and Jeff McNeil driving in two runs. Lugo made things interesting in the 8th by giving up a pair of runs, but the Mets held on to take the win.
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The Mets sent Luis Guillorme back to the minors. His roster spot was taken by reliever Jack Reinheimer.
David Wright, who finally played in a rehab game, knows this is probably his last chance to make it back to the majors.
Jacob deGrom has Mickey Callaway’s vote for the Cy Young Award.
Austin Jackson is impressed by what he’s seen in Michael Conforto.
Does Jacob deGrom need more wins to get the Cy Young?
Pat Roessler hasn’t been very successful teaching the Mets how to hit, but he did help many of the Yankees on the team’s current roster when they were prospects.
Around the National League East
The Nationals blew yet another late lead and suffered yet another walk-off loss.
The Braves’ announcers have been a mess the past couple of days. First there was Joe Simpson’s prejudiced remark about Juan Soto, and then Jeff Francoeur made the head-spinning remark that home runs are rally killers.
Citizens Bank Park has been neck in neck with the Great American Ballpark this season for the title of baseball’s biggest bandbox.
The Braves won both games of a doubleheader against the Marlins in dominant fashion, with Ronald Acuna Jr. hitting home runs to open both games.
Around Major League Baseball
Leonys Martin is apparently suffering from a mysterious bacterial infection that nearly killed him.
Kenley Jansen may need another heart surgery.
David Bote’s unconventional life story is something well worth reading about.
A baseball signed by the members of the very first Hall of Fame class set a record at auction.
David Bote isn’t the only one with a compelling life story. The Athletic ran a piece on Dee Gordon’s traumatic childhood.
Fangraphs handicapped the Cy Young race.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Matt Varvaro checked in with his very last Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler. We’ll miss him here at AA!
Robert Wolff handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Allison McCague brought you player performance meters for pitchers and position players.
Linda Surovich looked back at Jacob deGrom’s 23rd start of the season.
This Date in Mets History
Pedro Martinez nearly threw a no-hitter for the Mets on this date in 2005, before the Mets blew the game, as they sometimes do.