Meet the Mets
Aaron Nola proved too much for the Mets, who let Jacob deGrom down even when he wasn’t pitching. The Mets could muster only one run against Nola, before adding another after he left the game. The Phillies, on the other hand, got to Noah Syndergaard early, with Asdrubal Cabrera doing damage to his old team. The final score was 4-2.
Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, New York Times, Post, Daily News, Newsday, MLB.com, Bergen County Record.
Brandon Nimmo has avoided a trip to the DL in a rare bit of good luck for the Mets. Bobby Wahl wasn’t so lucky, however. The Mets called up Daniel Zamora to take his spot.
The Mets have apparently spoken to several teams about Jerry Blevins.
FiveThirtyEight ran a piece on how Jacob deGrom is breaking the Cy Young Award formula.
Matt Ehalt took a look at who deGrom’s competitors for the award are.
Around the National League East
Jose Urena is appealing his suspension for intentionally hitting Ronald Acuna Jr.
Jeremy Hellickson is heading to the DL, in another blow to the Nationals’ thinning pitching depth.
Around Major League Baseball
Trevor Bauer may not pitch again this season after suffering a stress fracture in his leg.
In the more evidence that hitting batters is not good for baseball department, the Reds had to place Joey Votto on the DL after he was slow to recover from being hit by a pitch earlier this month.
Rafael Devers got off the DL and now he’s right back on it.
The Cubs tied an MLB record by turning seven double plays in their game against the Pirates on Friday night.
Dusty Baker gave a lengthy interview to The Athletic about baseball, racism, and collusion.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
There was a new episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio.
Chris McShane argued that the Mets should call up Peter Alonso already.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
Tommie Agee was inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame on this date in 2002.