Meet the Mets
Zack Wheeler made his return to the Mets on Friday, and pitched a decent game, even though he ran into some trouble in the sixth inning and had to be pulled. The Mets offense did its job though, and the usual suspects, Pete Alonso and Jeff McNeil, helped provide some much needed firepower along with Wilson Ramos and Todd Frazier. The Mets walked away with a 6-3 win over the Pirates.
Sources say the Mets are dead set on trading Noah Syndergaard before the deadline.
Tim Britton of The Athletic looked at whether there are any deals for Syndergaard out there that might realistically make the Mets better.
Jeff McNeil really wants a new puppy.
Wally Backman told the NY Post he plans to confront Doc Gooden, who he still speaks to regularly, about his drug abuse.
Do you remember the Mercury Mets?
Around the National League East
Andre Dawson and Tony Perez may boycott Derek Jeter’s Hall of Fame induction when he’s almost undoubtedly elected next year.
Max Scherzer appears to have a mild muscle strain, and may need some more rest.
Around Major League Baseball
The Twins became the fastest team to record 200 home runs in a season. They needed only 103 games to do it, blowing away the previous record of 122.
Brian Cashman says the Yankees are likely to stay with their rotation because the price of pitching on the trade market is too high.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Pirates series.
Joe Sokolowski was back with another edition of “This Week in Mets Quotes.”
Allison McCague says the Mets are looking to trade Syndergaard for all the wrong reasons.
Thomas Henderson handled the Daily Prospect Report duties.
This Date in Mets History
Gary Carter finally made it into the Hall of Fame on this date in 2003.