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After a lengthy rain delay the Mets and Marlins finally played ball. The second game in the doubleheader was cancelled but Zack Wheeler took to the hill in the game they did play and was nearly untouchable. He pitched eight shutout innings and received plenty of support from his offense. Jeff McNeil and Amed Rosario led the offensive charge, but Jay Bruce put an exclamation point on the night when he hit a grand slam to help give the Mets an easy victory.
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A doubleheader was originally scheduled for Wednesday, but after a five-and-a-half hour rain delay it was rescheduled for today.
Jeff McNeil had another multi-hit game and he credited Jay Bruce with helping him find success.
The Mets had no issue scoring runs for Zack Wheeler but for the most part there is definitely something up with Citi Field and the lack of offense.
An announcement about David Wright’s future is expected soon and all signs are pointing to a return for the captain. A return is certainly fantastic news but way the situation was handled revealed just how bad things with the Wilpons have gotten.
Jacob deGrom is still in the thick of the Cy Young hunt as the season is winding down, and the Mets’ last Cy Young winner is rooting for him.
There is a rising star within Major League Baseball that would be a good hire for the Mets to save them from themselves.
Longtime head of PR Jay Horwitz was named Vice President of Alumni Relations and many Mets alumni were on hand to wish him well in his new position.
Peter Alonso was also on hand at Citi Field as one of the Sterling Award winners but he handled the disappointment of not getting called up well.
It has been a tough year for Mickey Callaway but he has chosen to see the positives in it.
Around the National League East
The Braves completed the sweep of the Giants with a 2-1 win in San Francisco.
Lewis Brinson has looked much better since his return from the DL and it seems the adjustments he made are paying off for him.
The Phillies lost yet again and their season seems to be sinking along with Aaron Nola’s Cy Young chances.
Stephen Strasburg was dominant in the Nationals win over the Phillies.
Around Major League Baseball
The Athletics’ offense exploded against the Orioles and Oakland is now just one game behind the first Wild Card spot.
Yu Darvish underwent arthroscopic surgery on his elbow but is expected to be ready for spring training.
After being swept by the Braves, the Giants now have an 11-game losing streak going.
After being demoted to the bullpen, Felix Hernandez reportedly nearly quit baseball before he was talked out of it.
DJ LeMahieu hit his first career walk-off home run to lift the Rockies over the Diamondbacks.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa reviewed the Rumble Ponies’ 2018 season.
Lukas Vlahos wrote about the Sterling Award winners.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1997, the Mets were down 6-0 in the ninth inning against the Expos. After cutting it to 6-2, Carl Everett hit a grand slam to tie up the game. The game went to extras and Bernard Gilkey won it with a three-run home run in the eleventh.