Meet the Mets
Jason Vargas was superb against the Giants and pitched his first complete game as a Met. Not only was it a complete game but he shut out the Giants to even up the series. The offense backed him up with power supplied by Michael Conforto, Amed Rosario, and Adeiny Hechavarria. Hechavarria entered the game after Cano exited with quad tightness which was the only sour note on an otherwise great night at Citi Field.
Amed Rosario had the biggest blast of the night and the young shortstop thinks a change in approach has helped him hit for more power.
But no matter what it might be time to cut ties with the manager (paywall alert).
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
Halladay wasn’t the only relative of a former major leaguer drafted. There were plenty of others who have ties to the major leagues including Jack Leiter the son of Al Leiter.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 10 of A Pod of their Own, the Mets’ terrible week and the lack of variety in women’s apparel in sports were topics of discussion.
This Date in Mets History
After floundering a bit and coaches getting fired, the 1999 Mets put on a show on national television against Rodger Clemens and the Yankees. Mike Piazza led the way against Clemens with a double and a two-run home run. The Mets saved their season and went on an incredible run that eventually led them to the playoffs.