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The Mets bested the Royals 4-1 in what started off as a pitching duel between Jacob deGrom and Jakob Junis. The game was tied at one until the seventh inning, when the Mets took the lead on a two-run single by Pete Alonso. Justin Wilson and Seth Lugo each contributed a scoreless inning in relief to seal the victory for the Mets. Alonso and Juan Lagares each collected three hits in the win.
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Pete Alonso was able to overcome his costly error to deliver an RBI hit that put the Mets ahead in last night’s game.
Prior to the game, the Mets placed Robert Gsellman on the 10-day injured list with biceps soreness. Walker Lockett has been recalled from Triple-A to take his roster spot.
J.D. Davis, however, will not be heading to the injured list and was available as a pinch hitter in last night’s game.
Pete Alonso said of Fernando Tatis Jr.’s back injury, “That’s really tough to see.”
Between Edwin Diaz’s struggles and opposing teams being able to gather scouting reports, hitters are able to enter the batter’s box with confidence while facing him, writes Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News.
Mets pitching prospect Kevin Smith is having a good year in the minor leagues.
Around the National League East
The Nationals and Brewers took part in a wild 14 inning contest, in which the Nationals came back four separate times, but ultimately lost 15-14.
Zach Eflin made his return to the rotation and was shaky, as the Phillies fell to the Padres 5-3.
David Robertson will undergo Tommy John surgery and will miss the entire 2020 season.
Jake Arrieta will also undergo surgery to address a bone spur in his elbow. He will miss the remainder of the season, but should be ready for spring training in 2020.
The Braves bested the Dodgers 4-3 thanks to back-to-back homers by Josh Donaldson and Adam Duvall.
The Braves have learned Ender Inciarte will miss 4-6 weeks, which would make him out for the rest of the regular season and questionable for the postseason. However, both Dansby Swanson and Austin Riley could be activated before the end of the month.
The Marlins suffered a lopsided 11-4 loss to the Rockies, but Garrett Cooper had a good day at the plate.
Around Major League Baseball
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled in favor of minor league players, saying that the players could proceed as a class action lawsuit to seek wages beyond the minimum.
Dodgers pitcher Julio Urias will receive a 20-game suspension under MLB’s Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Policy. He has already served five games.
Chris Sale felt stiff on Wednesday and the Red Sox are now seeking a second opinion on his condition. Sale was not made available to the media for comment.
Things got testy in last night’s Rangers/Twins contest.
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This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2002, the Mets inducted Tommie Agee into the Mets Hall of Fame.