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One day after suffering an absolutely devastating loss, the Mets showed some surprising resilience and bounced back nicely to take the series from Washington. Home runs from Juan Lagares, Robinson Cano, and Pete Alonso gave the team a lead even this bullpen would not relinquish. Jeurys Familia stumbled but Luis Avilan, Seth Lugo, and Justin Wilson easily shut to door for the team to walk away with a series win.
Before the game, the team held a meeting and it was pitching coach Phil Regan who lightened the mood.
Pete Alonso hit his forty-fifth home run in the victory to give him the lead in all of baseball in that category.
Wilson Ramos’s hit streak came to an end at twenty-six games which is tied for second in franchise history.
Robinson Cano enjoyed a successful return to the lineup and with Cano back it gives the team more options and flexibility with their bench.
The game was broadcast on YouTube and the Mets were without a familiar voice providing commentary since SNY would not allow Ron Darling to be a part of it.
Despite the bullpen taking yet another win away from him, Jacob deGrom still has a chance to win his second straight Cy Young.
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Thankfully it seems like George Springer will be okay after he crashed into the outfield wall and was forced to exit Tuesday’s game.
Jeremy Jeffress had a tough year which led to Milwaukee letting him go, but several teams are interested in signing him for the stretch run.
Michael Lorenzen had quite a day against the Phillies and replicated a feat that hadn’t been done since 1921 by Babe Ruth.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 20 of A Pod of Their Own, Brandon Nimmo and Robinson Cano’s returns were discussed and an update was given for the #Dollars4Dingers fundraiser.