Meet the Mets
The Mets took the second game of a three game set against the Rays on Tuesday night. Seth Lugo got the start, pitching into the seventh inning, allowing two runs, one of which was earned, while striking out seven. At the plate, Pete Alonso broke out of a slump, going 2-3 with a home run and driving in three runs. Edwin Diaz got the save, securing the win for the Mets.
Jacob deGrom, who is always brilliant, had more opportunities squandered by the Mets this season writes Tim Britton.
The Cy Young race deGrom finds himself in the middle of is a cluster of pitchers who all have a shot at the award.
Joel Sherman asked numerous scouts and executives if they would rather have Pete Alonso or Dominic Smith.
A key piece the Mets may have been missing this season was the presence of hitting coach Chili Davis.
The Athletic debated whether they would want 1971 Tom Seaver of 1972 Steve Carlton.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
Tim Kurkjian wrote about how people in baseball navigated a season like we’ve never seen before and why it hasn’t been as fun.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
In case you missed it, David Wright joined Amazin’ Avenue in Conversation to talk about his time as a Met and his upcoming book The Captain: A Memoir which will come out next month.
Chris McShane took a look at where Jacob deGrom stands in the NL Cy Young race.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1969, the Miracle Mets lowered their magic number to one.