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Meet the Mets

Once again, the Mets did not play baseball yesterday, as the series opener against the Rockies was postponed due to inclement weather. The two teams will play a doubleheader today.

Katie Strang and Brittany Ghiroli of The Athletic published an article that painted a damning picture of the Mets’ tolerance of sexual harassment amongst its employees over the past few years.

David Roth of The Defector took Sandy Alderson to task for his responsibility in allowing this culture of harassment to continue and for his response to yesterday’s article.

Jake Odorizzi suggested that he came close to signing with the Mets this offseason before the team’s front office shuffle.

The Mets have signed former Yankees top prospect Mason Williams to a minor league contract.

Around the National League East

Kyle Wright hit a whopping four batters in 4.2 innings against the Cubs, but he was able to limit the damage while the Braves bats put up five runs en route to a 5-2 victory.

The injury bug has seemingly hit Atlanta, with Drew Smyly being placed on the IL and both Ender Inciarte and Ozzie Albies being forced to leave yesterday’s game early.

Zach Eflin pitched seven solid innings and J.T. Realmuto hit a homer to lead the Phillies to a 9-2 win over the Cardinals.

After the Nationals and Arizona were held scoreless for the majority of the game, Kyle Schwarber hit a walk-off solo bomb in the bottom of the ninth to win the game for Washington.

One of Max Scherzer’s strikeouts last night put him past Cy Young on the all-time strikeouts list.

Starling Marte hit a clutch 3-run homer in the bottom of the eighth inning, and the Marlins were able to hold on for a 4-1 win against the Giants.

Around Major League Baseball

After just two years in his post, Tim Mead is stepping down as the president of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

2021 marks the fortieth anniversary of Fernando Valenzuela’s remarkable rookie season with the Dodgers.

Jimmy Rollins offered his thoughts on the game’s struggles to appeal to Black audiences.

Cody Bellinger will be out for longer than expected for Los Angeles, as the former MVP has a hairline fracture in his left fibula.

Johnny Cueto is taking a trip to the IL due to a grade 1 lat strain.

In better injury news, Fernando Tatis Jr. was activated from the injured list last night and played against the Dodgers.

Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue

Chris McShane, Brian Salvatore, and Thomas Henderson chatted about the few games the Mets have actually been able to play thus far this season in the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).

Joe Sokolowski provided the most interesting Mets-related quotes from the past seven days in the latest installment of This Week in Mets Quotes.

Richard Staff hit 10,000 Twitter followers last night, and a few friends wanted to congratulate him. Tragically, those friends did not include his wife.

This Date in Mets History

The Mets played their first game in Shea Stadium against the Pirates on this date in 1964.