Meet the Mets
It took them a while, but the Mets managed to pull out a win over the Phillies in extra innings despite some shaky pitching all around. Noah Syndergaard had what was arguably his worst outing since 2017, giving up five runs in five innings. The bullpen was slightly better, with the notable exception of Jeurys Familia, who continued his early season struggles. Still, the Mets’ bats kept them in the game, and some nifty base-running by Juan Lagares helped them bring home the win.
Prior to the game, the Mets recalled Drew Gagnon and sent Luis Guillorme down to Syracuse.
Michael Drago looked at how the eminent return of Todd Frazier might affect the Mets’ roster.
The Post strongly questioned Mickey Callaway’s decision not to bring out Edwin Diaz for a four-out save. The Athletic also took a look at why the Mets are choosing to use Diaz so conservatively. And Tim Britton shared Mickey Callaway’s thoughts on the subject.
Robinson Cano wore some special cleats to honor Jackie Robinson.
Is Pete Alonso the next great MLB slugger?
Around the National League East
The Phillies were forced to send reliever David Robertson to the DL with a sore elbow.
Around Major League Baseball
Rob Whalen quit baseball because of his mental health issues. His story offers a disheartening look at the way some teams deal with mental health crises.
Meet the British baseball fan who’s aiming to attend 162 games this season.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa handled Daily Prospect Report duties.
From Complex to Queens dropped its third episode.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Phillies series.
Linda Surovich sang the praises of Pete Alonso.
This Date in Mets History
Shea Stadium was christened on this date in 1964.