Meet the Mets
The Mets and Zack Wheeler stayed competitive with the Reds throughout the night, but the Mets failed to convert some chances, and Edwin Diaz was finally fallible, giving up a home run in the ninth to doom the Mets in the opening game of the series.
Noah Syndergaard’s numbers suggest there’s a light at the end of the tunnel for him this season.
Jeurys Familia was one of the bright spots in Monday’s game.
Yoenis Cespedes played catch this week, in an encouraging sign.
It’s not just deGrom and Syndergaard, aces have been struggling around the league this spring.
The Edwin Diaz three-out rule might not be as ironclad as it seemed.
Around the National League East
The Nationals sent Trevor Rosenthal down to extended spring training.
Around Major League Baseball
Home runs continue to be hit at a record-breaking pace in MLB this season.
The Atlantic League played their first game with the no-shift rule in effect.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.
The fifth episode of From Complex to Queens came out.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Reds series.