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.
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
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
Around Major League Baseball
MLB will honor CC Sabathia at the All-Star game next week.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
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.