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The Mets lost a close one to the Blue Jays by a score of 3-2 in Buffalo. Seth Lugo was solid early, but struggled in the middle innings, ultimately surrendering three runs over 5 1⁄3 innings after Chasen Shreve allowed an inherited runner to score. This time the Mets, known for coming from behind, could not muster a comeback, as their struggles to hit with men on base continued. Ultimately, the game ended with Amed Rosario getting picked off first base; he was initially ruled safe, but the call was overturned upon replay review.
Steven Matz has rejoined the team and will likely be activated from the injured list soon, according to Luis Rojas.
David Peterson, Robinson Cano, or Wilson Ramos getting hot at the right time could carry the Mets to the playoffs, writes Deesha Thosar of the New York Daily News.
Jake Marisnick left last night’s game with a tight right hamstring. He missed about a month of the season due to a left hamstring strain.
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It’s possible both Max Fried and Cole Hamels could be off the injured list in time for the Braves’ series against the Mets next weekend.
Dave Martinez called Sean Doolittle’s oblique strain “significant,” meaning he is likely out for the season.
J.T. Realmuto exited yesterday’s game in the eighth inning due to “hip discomfort.” Spencer Howard also had to leave early due to shoulder stiffness, in what ultimately was a costly victory for the Phillies, injuries-wise.
Zack Wheeler played catch yesterday and it was confirmed that he will miss tomorrow’s start. He will likely pitch against the Mets instead.
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The Cardinals and the Brock family placed a wreath at Lou Brock’s statue outside of Busch Stadium this afternoon to honor the Cardinals legend. “On behalf of the Brock family, we want to extend our appreciation for all the prayers you’ve sent our way,” Brock’s daughter, Wanda, said during the memorial service. “And for all the love and adoration you have for our father that you’ve shown for so many wonderful years.”
A’s third baseman Matt Chapman will undergo season-ending surgery on Monday.
This Date in Mets History
On September 13, 2015, the Mets came back from a three-run deficit with two out and nobody on in the ninth inning, thanks to a Daniel Murphy three-run homer that prompted Gary Cohen to exclaim, “You’ve got to be kidding me! This team just doesn’t know how to lose!” Similarly, Howie Rose said, “Holy smokes! You’ve got to be kidding! Unbelievable! Who writes this stuff?” They went on to win the game in the tenth to complete a four-game sweep of the Braves in Atlanta and win their seventh straight. Remember when the Mets were good? That was fun.