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On a night that the Mets broke one epic losing streak, Jacob deGrom once against found himself robbed of a win by the deadened bats of his teammates. Despite pitching six innings and giving up only one run, deGrom exited the Mets’ contest with the Dodgers with the score tied 1-1. It wasn’t until the ninth inning, where Brandon Nimmo pulled through with a clutch home run, that the Mets grabbed the lead, too late for deGrom to benefit. So the Mets snapped their two year losing streak against the Dodgers, but deGrom remains a deeply unfair 8-8 with a 1.68 ERA.
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Jacob deGrom did manage to enter the record books alongside Doc Gooden with Monday’s start though.
Michael Conforto is happy with his progress a year after his surgery, though he strives to do better.
Jose Reyes is resigned to the fact that his career may be drawing to a close.
Jay Bruce intends to seek out Keith Hernandez’s advice about playing first base.
The Mets are planning to get “creative” with David Wright’s rehab.
Around the National League East
The Braves lost to the Red Sox.
The Nationals came from behind to beat the Cardinals in extra innings.
Around Major League Baseball
Joey Votto traded his jersey for a fan’s “Votto for President” t-shirt.
Craig Calcaterra took the time to remember Marvin Miller on Labor Day.
Wil Myers has apologized for comments critical of manager Andy Green that he made on a Fortnite stream.
Baseball is on pace for its lowest league batting average since the early 1970’s.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Allison McCague had player performance meters for pitchers and position players.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Dodgers series.
This Date in Mets History
Happy birthday to Mike Piazza, who turns 50 today!