Meet the Mets
Coming off an awful road trip, the Mets desperately needed a change of direction at home. Luckily for them, the Marlins exist. This one was over quick, after the Mets scored eight runs in the first inning, going on to win 11-2 in a much-needed blowout.
Mickey Callaway and Brodie Van Wagenen were summoned to meet with Jeff Wilpon prior to Friday’s game.
The Mets are banning backpacks at Citi Field starting May 20th.
Ed Kranepool has made an excellent recovery following a kidney transplant.
Todd Frazier’s confidence hasn’t suffered despite his poor hitting this season.
Paul Lo Duca claims that Billy Wagner bribed umpire Joe West when they were both on the Mets by letting him use his ‘57 Chevy so he could get more strike calls. However, there is apparently evidence that Lo Duca’s claims may not be true.
Pete Alonso has been hitting home runs off relievers at an incredibly high rate.
Steven Matz will throw off the mound today, in hopes of getting back to the Mets soon.
Around the National League East
The Marlins are sending their team, including the executives, to Spanish classes.
Around Major League Baseball
The fan who caught Albert Pujols’ 2,000th career RBI has changed his mind and says he’ll give the ball to Pujols or the Hall of Fame and wants no money for it.
Mike Trout hit a home run for one of his youngest super-fans.
K-Pop band BTS are apparently big fans of Scott Boras after he helped one of their members score baseball tickets to see Hyun-Jin Ryu pitch.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Nathan Gismot pondered the reasons why Mets fans wait for a dynasty that may never come.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Marlins series.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets traded for Willie Mays on this date in 1972.