Meet the Mets
It was a strange night in Arizona — a game played with no third base umpires, and it looked like the Mets were doomed to blow another early lead. By some great miracle though, after going down 4-3 late in the game, the Mets scored two runs in the eighth inning, on wacky plays, to regain the lead and walk away with a 5-4 win.
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Seth Lugo returned to the Mets on Friday.
Nelson Figueroa was fired from SNY after allegedly showing up to work in “state not fit to work.”
The Dodgers were not happy with the Mets insinuations that they were stealing signs.
Robinson Cano had a “great day” rehabbing and is expected to be back with the Mets soon.
Anthony DiComo took a look at the Mets’ farm system prior to the draft.
The Mets are attempting to get Wilson Ramos and Jacob deGrom back on the same page.
Doc Gooden shared some nice stories with Wayne Randazzo and Steve Gelbs on their podcast.
Edwin Diaz’s struggles are a big problem for the Mets says Kevin Kernan.
Around the National League East
The Tigers blew out the Braves.
The Phillies had no more luck against the Dodgers than the Mets did.
The Reds took down the Nationals after jumping all over Patrick Corbin.
Around Major League Baseball
There were more home runs hit during May this year than in any other month in MLB history.
Josh Bell had the most total bases in a month since Willie Mays in 1958.
Craig Calcaterra says “paying attention to the game” isn’t going to stop people from getting hit by foul balls.
Joe Maddon criticized the umpires following the Cubs’ loss on Friday.
A strange series of events on Twitter lead to an unexpected visit to the announcing booth by one family of Diamondbacks fans.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report.
Josh Satin stopped by this week at Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation.
Steve Sypa ran down some potential pitchers and potential position players the Mets could draft this year.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Diamondbacks series.
Chris McShane took a look at the Fan Pulse, which showed Mets fans having rising confidence in the team this week.
This Date in Mets History
This is the 7th anniversary of Johan Santana’s no-hitter, the first (and only) in Mets history.