Meet the Mets
With one complete and utter meltdown of an inning by Twins’ pitching, the Mets defeated Minnesota to split the series. The Mets sent eleven men to the plate in the fifth, with six reaching on walks and Brandon Nimmo reaching after getting hit by a pitch. They scored six runs in the inning with only two hits. They tacked on another three runs in the seventh and despite an attempted comeback by Minnesota, the Mets were able to hang on for the victory.
Noah Syndergaard gave the Mets what they desperately needed with a solid performance against the Twins.
The fifth inning was a bizarre meltdown by the Twins’ pitching but the Mets were all too happy to take advantage.
Pete Alonso did not hit a home run in the game, but so far in the season he looks like a budding star for the Mets.
Once again the offense was not the problem but the pitching needs to catch up to how the rest of the team is performing.
With a seeming lack of communication last year, the team now holds a meeting before the start of every series to make sure everyone is on the same page.
In need of some fresh arms in the bullpen, the Mets recalled Corey Oswalt from Syracuse and sent Tim Peterson down.
It’s been a long road back from Tommy John for Travis d’Arnaud and he is happy to be with the team despite being a backup (paywall alert).
Jed Lowrie’s progress from his injury has been slow but he doesn’t want to rush back and make it worse.
The Mets have a tough schedule coming up and they need to prove they belong with the National League’s top teams.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
Vlad Guerrero Jr. is on his way to Triple-A which brings him a step closer to the majors.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On the second episode of A Pod of Their Own Dallas Keuchel and a problematic sign at Wrigley Field were discussed.
Allison McCague wrote about Oswalt being recalled.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1962, the Mets played their first game in franchise history which ended up being an 11-4 loss to the Cardinals.