Meet the Mets
The Mets returned home and enjoyed an off day before they welcome the Phillies to Citi Field for a three-game series this weekend.
Two wonderful profiles of our beloved Polar Bear were published by The Athletic (paywall alert) and Sports Illustrated. Both highlight Alonso’s dedication to the game but also the joy he gets playing it.
Taking taekwondo as a child might’ve helped the young slugger develop his skills at first base.
Wilson Ramos’s hit streak finally came to an end but it was still a pretty incredible feat for the catcher.
Noah Syndergaard was spotted in the city enjoying his new scooter that was a gift from Robinson Cano.
Jed Lowrie helped lift the Cyclones to a win over the Renegades and could be back with the big league club soon.
There are a few potential Hall of Fame players playing the game right now, and Jacob deGrom is one of them.
Around the National League East
Stephen Strasburg was outdueled by Max Fried in the Nationals’ loss to the Braves. Strasburg could opt out of his contract and become a free agent after the season and it seems like he is leaning in that direction.
Around Major League Baseball
Craig Kimbrel will be placed on the injured list with elbow inflammation in his right elbow.
Mike Trout hit his forty-fifth home run which ties him with Pete Alonso for the league lead.
The Cubs hammered the Brewes in a 10-5 win.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Oscar Sullivan took a look at Wilson Ramos’s hit streak.
On Episode 21 of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show), Brian and Chris try to make sense of the meltdown against the Nationals and if the season ended that day.
A Pod of Their Own finalized the details of the meetup scheduled for September 21.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2006, the confounding Oliver Perez pitched a complete game shutout against the Atlanta Braves.