Meet the Mets
The Mets rolled into Boston to take on MLB’s best team, and promptly rolled over the Red Sox. In a game that more closely resembled the Boston massacre than a competition, the Mets looked unstoppable, chasing multiple Red Sox pitchers from the game as they put up eight runs. On the other side of things, Noah Syndergaard looked like his old self, pitching seven scoreless innings before Jerry Blevins and Tyler Bashlor relieved him to finish up the shutout.
Tom Hallion, the umpire who blocked Todd Frazier’s home run celebration, may be in trouble with the league.
Kevin Kernan says that Hallion’s behavior is part of a troubling trend in which umpires have been moving too far into the foreground of games.
Mickey Callaway says David Wright may get some pinch hit appearances before September 29th.
Ticket prices for the Mets game on the 29th have gone through the roof.
Wright will also be collecting a pretty penny from his investment in Vitaminwater after he retires.
The New York Times ran a profile of Mets executive Jay Horwitz.
Deadspin says David Wright has a silver lining as his baseball career ends — he gets to leave the Mets.
Mets announcer Josh Lewin is trying to raise awareness about mental health.
Tim Britton presented the inside story of how the Mets scouted and found deGrom in the first place.
Around the National League East
Dave Martinez was mad at the umpires after the game, and made his frustration known.
Around Major League Baseball
Gregory Polanco will miss 7-9 months of playing time after undergoing shoulder surgery.
Tossing a baseball to a fan isn’t as easy as it used to be.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Red Sox series.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Steve Sypa took a look back at the St. Lucie Mets’ 2018 season.
This Date in Mets History
Today has traditionally been Banner Day for the Mets when they play at home.