Meet the Mets
Jacob deGrom continued his streak of resurgent brilliance, tossing seven innings and striking out eight in the Mets’ 4-1 victory over the Marlins. He even drove in a run to boot. deGrom was lifted by back-to-back home runs from Pete Alonso and Michael Conforto and Edwin Diaz notched his tenth save of the season.
Jeurys Familia will be ready to go out of the bullpen today, he said yesterday.
The most important thing to Familia’s success moving forward will be limiting his walks, says Mickey Callaway.
Callaway insists that the Mets shying away from their aggressive approach at the plate during their recent offensive drought is mostly mental.
Mickey Callaway saw something different in Michael Conforto during batting practice on Friday and Conforto has been on fire at the plate since.
Around the National League East
Now that we are 40 games into the season, John Harper reevaluates the state of the NL East.
However, in bad pitching news for the Phillies, Vince Velasquez was placed on the injured list with a right forearm strain.
The Nationals signed Gerardo Parra before the start of their series against the Dodgers and he played hero for them tonight, smacking a go-ahead grand slam in the eighth inning and carrying the Nationals to a 5-2 comeback victory in LA.
The Nationals activated Juan Soto from the injured list ahead of last night’s game. He had been dealing with back spasms. He went 1-for-3 with a walk and an RBI in his return.
Around Major League Baseball
Joel Sherman outlines four things he did not see coming at the start of the season, including how badly the Nationals—and most of the rest of the NL East—have struggled.
Tyler Glasnow is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, reports Marc Topkin of the Tampa Bay Times.
Dustin Pedroia was scratched from Portland’s lineup due to “minor knee soreness.”
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Liam Murphy updated us on the latest with the Mets bullpen injuries.
This Date in Mets History
On May 12, 2011, Carlos Beltran became the seventh Met to hit three home runs in a game.