Meet the Mets
The newly acquired Wilmer Font got the start of the Mets and was solid in his debut. He gave up only two runs but once again it was the offense who struggled. Tomas Nido hit his first home run of the year, but when he came up with an opportunity to tie the game in the ninth he did not come through. He ended the game and the Mets ended their road trip with a 1-5 record.
With the team floundering Mickey Callaway could find himself on the hotseat sooner rather than later.
The team is bad right now but there are signs that they could be coming out of it soon.
Mets prospects in Double-A tossed a combined no-hitter against Harrisburg,
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There has been an uptick in hit batsmen this year and one possible explanation is that more breaking balls are being thrown (paywall alert).
Texas slugger Joey Gallo became the first person in major league history to hit 100 home runs before hitting 100 singles.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague took a look at how the juiced balls could be negatively impacting Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom.
Steve Sypa listed the Mets Minor League Players of the Week.
The Amazin’ Avenue community came up with its own list of the top 30 prospects in the organization.
On episode 6 of A Pod of Their Own, baseball’s domestic violence problem was discussed at length.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1984, it was not a player or manager who got ejected from the game, but instead two cameraman got tossed. The umpire ejected the pair after they were caught showing replays to third base coach Bobby Valentine and pitcher Mike Torrez.