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Meet the Mets

It was shades of 2018 all over again for Jacob deGrom and the Mets. deGrom looked like deGrom and pitched seven scoreless innings but the offense could not score a single run against the Reds. It remained a scoreless game until the ninth when Jose Iglesias took Edwin Diaz deep to give Cincinnati the victory.

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Jacob deGrom looked more like himself on the mound, but it was a quick mound visit that perhaps showed the confident Jake of old (paywall alert).

Robinson Cano returned to the lineup after getting hit on the hand and seemed to be fine in the field and at the plate.

Before the game Jeurys Familia was placed on the IL but the timing of it does not make the Mets look good.

With Familia now unavailable there are still free agents the Mets could sign to help replace him.

Jeff McNeil finished April second in the league in average and is showing no signs of slowing down.

Pete Alonso also had a breakout month and is considered the position player rookie of the month (paywall alert).

Both Alonso and McNeil are standouts on the field and the two have a close friendship both on the field and online.

Robinson Cano and Luis Rojas visited a high school in the Bronx to help inspire students who are immigrants to the country.

Around the National League East

Max Fried and the Braves took down the Padres by a score of 5-1.

Caleb Smith was fantastic for the Marlins in their win over the Indians.

The Phillies rallied late to defeat the Tigers 7-3. Bryce Harper has been struggling in Philadelphia and understands the fans’ ire.

The Nationals lost their third straight game and have now lost nine of their last twelve.

Around Major League Baseball

Indians ace Corey Kluber broke his forearm on a line drive that struck him at 102 mph off the bat.

A.J. Pollock will undergo surgery to remove metal in his elbow from a previous operation.

Mike Trout had another typical Mike Trout month and his career WAR continues to pass Hall of Famers.

Now that Vlad Guerrero Jr. has finally graduated to the majors, who is the new number one prospect in baseball?

Nolan Arenado and the Rockies’ offense broke out against the Brewers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

On Episode 5 of A Pod of Their Own, Kellyanne joins Allison and Linda to discuss the Mets’ catching situation and the book Infinite Baseball.

In the latest poll taken, Mets’ fans confidence is dropping in Mickey Callaway and the team.

This Date in Mets History

On this date in 1988, David Cone pitched his first career shut out against the Braves.