Meet the Mets
The Mets were attempting to take the series from the first place Braves, but instead they lost yet again due to sloppy pitching and defense. Steven Matz gave up a pair of home runs and the bullpen again put the game to rest by not keeping the Braves in check. The offense couldn’t come up with the big hit and even had a runner thrown out at home. Just another bad game played in Atlanta by a not-good-enough team who finds itself in fourth place.
The differences between the Braves and Mets were on full display in the final game of the series.
Stephen Nogosek finally made his major league debut with his family in attendance.
Ruben Tejada has been performing well for Syracuse, and he added to his good year with a cycle against Charlotte.
Gary Cohen chatted with The Athletic about his career so far and what it took to get him here (paywall alert).
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
It is now being reported that David Ortiz might have been a case of mistaken identity the night he was shot.
The ridiculous umpire post about Manny Machado was not a good look for the union (paywall alert).
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 12 of A Pod of Their Own, the Mets’ bullpen and online harassment was discussed.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets were flying high on this date in 2006. They hit four home runs in a win over the Reds to put them 9.5 games ahead of the Phillies. Perhaps the most surprising blast came off the bat of Steve Trachsel, his only one of the season.