Meet the Mets
After getting swept by the Brewers, the Mets rolled into San Diego hoping for a change of pace against the Padres. Instead, the found a connect four of the wrong kind, in a game that saw rookie Chris Paddack shut them out for their fourth straight loss. Jacob deGrom pitched well, giving up just two runs in seven innings of work, but like much of last year, that wasn’t enough for a win.
The Mets made a whole slew of roster moves, precipitated by Jason Vargas heading to the DL.
Vargas isn’t the only Mets starter hurting. Steven Matz is also likely to miss his turn in the rotation due to nerve issues.
Joel Sherman says Brodie Van Wagenen was brought in because he was viewed as a shrewd deal maker, but his moves aren’t looking so shrewd these days.
There appears to be some disagreement between Brandon Nimmo and Mickey Callaway over what’s causing Nimmo’s slump.
Jay Bruce has had a very weird season so far in Seattle. He has 11 home runs and 22 RBIs but is only hitting .183 at the plate.
Around the National League East
Kevin Gausman received a five game suspension for throwing at Jose Urena.
Around Major League Baseball
Several MLB teams have reached out to Jeopardy whiz James Holzhauer to offer him jobs.
A.J. Pollock’s staph infection is apparently very serious, and he will miss at least six more weeks battling it.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa handled the Daily Prospect Report.
From Complex to Queens episode six came out.
Liam Murphy brought the early news that Vargas was likely headed to the DL, something that was confirmed later in the day.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Padres series.
This Date in Mets History
Jordany Valdespin hit a home run for his first major league hit on this date in 2012. Unfortunately, his career was mostly downhill from there.