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There is not much left to say at this point. The offense was putrid and the only hit through eight innings was by Zack Wheeler. Todd Frazier’s heroics in the ninth gave them a brief lead but Edwin Diaz blew it and then some to allow the Phillies to complete the sweep. It topped off a complete embarrassment of a road trip in all facets of the organization and they now limp home to take on the first place Braves.
Mike Francesa happened to be on air when the walk-off occurred and he completely lost his mind on his show.
Lost in the mess was the performance of Zack Wheeler who put together another quality start.
Wheeler has had a bit of an up-and-down season, but he could be the best pitcher on the market come the trade deadline (paywall alert).
Brodie Van Wagenen’s big trade to start his tenure as GM is looking worse and worse.
Now that the Mets are floundering, Van Wagenen has some decisions to make as the trade deadline approaches.
Pete Alonso had a rare tough day at the plate, but overall it seems he has made the necessary adjustments to thrive at the big league level.
Jason Vargas’s tirade against the media isn’t sitting well with Mets’ higher-ups and could lead to a quick departure for the lefty.
Howie Rose has been the voice of the Mets for over two decades, but he has been a fan for even longer than that and is a wellspring of interesting stories from their history (paywall alert).
It was a bittersweet day for the members from the 1969 Championship team who were in attendance, and missed those whose absence was acutely felt.
It has been 50 years since that season so what are the Miracle Mets up to now?
Around the National League East
The Phillies came back with a victory against the Mets.
The Nationals powered themselves to victory over the Marlins. Despite their recent play, Washington is facing a reality where their contention window is rapidly closing and they will have some decisions to make regarding their future.
Around Major League Baseball
There is still some debate around protective netting in baseball parks, but foul balls can do serious damage and cause serious harm to those who are hit.
More and more people are speaking out about the way children are signed in the international market system.
The home run surge this year has reached a point of ridiculousness and MLB needs to restore the balance instead of diluting player’s achievements.
The All-Star starters were announced and many deserving players were named to both rosters.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Brian and Chris tried to make sense of the latest Mets debacle.
Jarrett Seidler discussed Pete Alonso’s evolution from his early days in the minors.
Robert Wolff wrote about the Mets’ plans to build a Seaver statue at Citi Field.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1994, Dwight Gooden received a suspension for a drug violation which effectively ended his Mets career.