Meet the Mets
One bad inning from Michael Wacha doomed the Mets last night, as the offense continued to flounder in key situations, resulting in a 4-3 loss to the 7-1 Marlins.
The Mets did get some welcome news prior to the game, as Robert Gsellman was activated from the injured list. Daniel Zamora was optioned to the team’s Alternate Site in a corresponding move.
Dominic Smith got the Mets one of their runs with an impressive homer, but he also failed in a big spot later in the game.
Don’t look now, but the bullpen has been surprisingly effective in recent days.
Pete Alonso discussed his long history of overcoming bullies and doubters on the path to becoming a star.
The velocity increase that Jacob deGrom has demonstrated in recent years is without precedence.
The Mets may not have seen the last of Ryan Cordell, as the outfielder cleared waivers and has been outrighted to Brooklyn.
Around the National League East
The Braves did suffer a blow to their bullpen yesterday, as reliever Chris Martin was placed on the IL due to an esophageal constriction.
Around Major League Baseball
Certain teams have already more or less secured their place in the postseason after getting off to hot starts.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa looked back on former Mets minor league pitcher Greg Peavey.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2008, two Mets pitching legends—Oliver Perez and Aaron Heilman—combined to throw a two-hit shutout against the Florida Marlins.