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Noah Syndergaard gave up four runs on twelve hits, but the Mets’ bats broke free at Citi Field, as the Mets bested the Phillies 10-5. Tomas Nido drove in the first three runs with a bases clearing double and Jeff McNeil went 3-for-5 with a triple and two runs scored. Syndregaard exited the game when he was hit in the ribs in the seventh inning, but still earned his eleventh win of the year.
The Mets activated Anthony Swarzak from the disabled list ahead of last night’s game.
“That it’s a week into September and deGrom’s 28 starts have yielded only eight victories illustrates simultaneously the folly of wins and the Mets’ ineptitude,” writes Jeff Passan about Jacob deGrom’s Cy Young campaign.
David Wright played in his first simulated game at Citi Field yesterday, hitting a home run off Tim Peterson. After the game, ever the model citizen, Wright insisted, “The last thing that I want to portray is that there is some sort of rift between the Mets and me.” He is due to meet with ownership next week to discuss where he stands.
Around the National League East
The Mets may have helped Jacob deGrom out against Aaron Nola, but Max Scherzer shined again for the Nats. After Friday’s game was postponed due to rain, the Nationals and Cubs were forced to play a double header the did not conclude until 1:00am because of more rain delays. Scherzer tossed a complete game to earn his seventeenth victory of the season in game one and Bryce Harper’s late-inning two-run homer led the Nationals to a comeback victory in game two.
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Bartolo Colon isn’t ready to hang it up yet. He wants to continue pitching in 2019 at age 46. Your move, Mets.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Jonathan Maseng looked back on the five best moments and five worst moments of the Las Vegas 51s franchise.
Jack McLoone covered the news about the Mets’ catching situation.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1969, the Mets clinched their first winning record in franchise history, partially thanks to THE franchise.