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The Phillies shut out the Mets 5-0, as Marcus Stroman had a four spot dropped on him in the fourth inning. But the Mets couldn’t manage to score against Drew Smyly or the Phillies bullpen. Notably, Jed Lowrie had his very first at-bat as a Met, in which he struck out swinging as a pinch hitter. However, the Mets bullpen was spotless, pitching five scoreless innings of relief.
The Mets officially activated Jed Lowrie ahead of yesterday’s game.
Former Mets prospect Anthony Kay made his major league debut for the Blue Jays. After the game he said, “I feel like when I was in Syracuse with the Mets they were trying to change too many things because I had a couple rough starts. Once I got traded... [Toronto] told me to just do my thing.”
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Michael Pineda has been suspended for 60 games by Major League Baseball for violating the Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program. The suspension was reduced from 80 games via appeal. He will not be eligible for the postseason.
Joel Sherman is in favor of rosters shrinking in September rather than expanding.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Ken Lavin brought us the Daily Prospect Report.
Vasilis Drimalitis covered Jed Lowrie’s activation from the injured list.
This Date in Mets History
If last night was bad, at least the Mets weren’t no-hit like they were on this date in 1993.