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In a good bounce back performance, David Peterson shut the Phillies down in his second start of the year. He allowed only one run and looked much improved from his subpar first start of the year. The Mets got to old friend Zack Wheeler in the first to give them the early lead, and then James McCann but the game away late with a two-run home run against the bullpen. The Mets now go for the sweep with Jacob deGrom on the mound, weather permitting of course.
Aaron Loup came out of the bullpen in a crucial situation and delivered in a big way to keep the Phillies off the board and gained a bit of redemption from Opening Day.
Brandon Nimmo was once again on base multiple times out of the leadoff spot and has been driving the offense so far this season.
With deGrom on the mound, the team needs to start capitalizing on their ace’s hard work for his sake as well as their own.
deGrom’s goal is to be remembered as one of the best to ever play the game and to accomplish that he hopes to pitch into his 40s and dominate every step of the way.
The Mets bats are starting to come around a little bit, which hitting coach Chili Davis knew they would.
Throughout the offseason the talk surrounding Michael Conforto was a possible contract extension, but now it is about his bat and he needs to work on getting it back to where he is considered an offensive force once again.
J.D. Davis is back to swinging a bat and should return as soon as he is eligible to come off the injured list.
Luis Rojas knew about Jed Lowrie’s knee needing surgery last season and tried to get him back on the field the best way he could.
Bernie Madoff died in prison at the age of 82. With his death and the Wilpons selling, the shadow he and his Ponzi scheme cast over the organization is finally gone.
Around the National League East
Ronald Acuña Jr. continued his torrid start to the season, but the Braves ultimately fell to the Marlins in extra innings.
Before the game, Atlanta placed Max Fried and Cristian Pache on the injured list.
Starling Marte was a great pickup and has gotten off to a great start with the Marlins but will be a free agent at the end of the season.
Adam Haseley will be away from the Phillies for personal reasons so the team recalled Mickey Moniak to take his place on the roster.
Philadelphia’s bats were once again silent against the Mets.
The Nationals defeated the Cardinals 6-0 to win the series against St. Louis.
Around Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball is experimenting with new rules in the Atlantic League which includes moving the mound back a foot and removing the DH once the starting pitcher is out of the game.
MLB tried to de-juice the baseball but their efforts are having some unintended consequences on the game.
The league will be celebrating the life and legacy of Jackie Robinson and the impact he had both on and off the field.
Brewers righty Corbin Burnes is completely dominating batters so far this season and has started his season by striking out thirty while not walking anyone, a feat that has not been accomplished since 1906.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own, the weird start to the season, the Jed Lowrie saga, and racism on social media were all discussed.
Chris McShane took a deeper look at Taijuan Walker’s early success this season.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1997, the Mets held the first Jackie Robinson Day at Shea Stadium with Rachel Robinson and President Bill Clinton in attendance for the ceremony.