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The day after the best player to ever wear their uniform passed away, the Mets came from behind to defeat the Yankees in extra innings. J.D. Davis tied the game at 7-7 with a solo shot off of Aroldis Chapman in the bottom of the ninth. Edwin Diaz pitched a second scoreless top of the tenth to keep the game tied, and Pete Alonso hit a majestic two-run homer in the bottom of the tenth to give the Mets a 9-7 victory over their crosstown rivals.
The Mets honored Tom Seaver in a number of different ways during last night’s game, including covering their knees with dirt before the game in an ode to the Franchise’s drop-and-drive delivery, displaying vintage Shea Stadium era scoreboard graphics, and wearing a special uniform patch.
The Mets also announced that the Mets’ Tom Seaver statue will be unveiled in early 2021.
Marc Carig discussed the impact the Franchise had on the history of the Mets franchise for the Athletic, Joel Sherman of the New York Post discussed the impact Seaver had on kids of the 70s, David Schoenfield of ESPN discussed how Seaver’s presence transformed the team, and Tyler Kepler of the New York Times discussed how Seaver’s senses made him great.
The Mets have a few decisions to make about Jacob deGrom.
Steven Matz was named the Mets’ 2020 Roberto Clemente Award nominee.
Around the National League East
Despite the loss, Trea Turner hit an inside-the-park-home run last night.
The Miami Herald discussed Griffin Conine could follow in his father’s footsteps as the next “Mr. Marlin.”
Around Major League Baseball
2020’s shortened schedule has led to some extremely wild stats.
Minor League Baseball will never be the same after September 30th.
Major League Baseball released this year’s Roberto Clemente Award nominees.
George Lombard of the Dodgers discussed how he found his social justice voice through his mother.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Lukas Vlahos deconstructed the 2009 draft.
Christian Romo reviewed Seaver’s top ten career games.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1985, Gary Carter played his first game as a Met.
Also, on this date in 1968, Mike Piazza was born.