Meet the Mets
It was Seinfeld Night at Citi Field, and after Jerry Seinfeld himself threw out the first pitch, everything went downhill. Jacob deGrom gave up an early home run, before settling down and pitching seven solid innings. He left with the game tied 2-2. As has happened so many times this season, the bullpen then proceeded to throw away the game, giving up five runs in the ninth inning.
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George Willis says the Mets’ once bright future isn’t looking so rosy.
Edwin Diaz might not be closing anymore.
Jeff McNeil was both thrilled and grossed-out by his stint as a judge at the Nathan’s hot dog eating contest.
The Mets have shown interest in reliever Joe Jimenez.
Around the National League East
The Braves squeaked by the Marlins thanks to a walk-off single.
Odubel Herrera has been suspended for the rest of the season by MLB after an investigation into a domestic violence incident. Herrera has accepted the suspension and will enter a treatment program
The Nationals lost to the Royals in extra innings.
Around Major League Baseball
MLB will honor CC Sabathia at the All-Star game next week.
The Tigers have given GM Al Avila an extension as they work to rebuild their team.
An earthquake rocked Dodger stadium during the Dodgers and Padres game on Friday night. Eric Lauer stayed calm and collected on the mound, and actually pitched right through the tremors.
Veteran Rays players are not thrilled with plans to have the team split time in Montreal, even though they’re likely to be gone by the time it happens.
Christian Yelich actually got the cops called on him while practicing for the home run derby, when one of his dingers hit a boat and broke its window in Pittsburgh.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the Mets/Phillies series.
Thomas Henderson handled Daily Prospect Report duties.
This Date in Mets History
“Hot” Rod Kanehl hit the first grand slam in Mets history on this date in 1962.