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Burn the tape of this one. What started out as a promising game when Francisco Lindor hit his first home run in a Mets uniform, quickly turned into an ugly mess that barely resembled the game of baseball. A crucial error by J.D. Davis opened the floodgates on David Peterson, but that was the opening act with more errors and more runs to come. The team had as many runs as errors and the bullpen combination of Robert Gsellman and Trevor Hildenberger put the game completely out of reach. At least Pete Alonso hit a bomb out of the stadium.
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The offense did not matter too much in this one since they got down big, but hitting coach Chili Davis still believes the offense will come.
Davis was at least right about Lindor who had a big night at the plate and is hopefully back on track.
J.D. Davis’s bat again proved valuable but his error started the disaster after he had gotten a vote of confidence from his manager before the game.
The uneven start to the year led to them taking batting practice for the first time in over a week before the game.
Former Mets hitting coach Tom Robson, passed away at the age 75.
Around the National League East
Ian Anderson was great against the Yankees and helped lead the Braves to a 4-1 win.
Trevor Rogers shut down the Orioles in the Marlins’ 3-0 victory.
The Phillies secured a walk-off victory over the Giants in a game where their bullpen struggled.
Max Scherzer was brilliant in the Nationals 1-0 win over the Cardinals.
Around Major League Baseball
Padres starter Dinelson Lamet returned to the mound for his first start of the year but he unfortunately exited early with right forearm tightness.
The Oakland Athletics remained the league’s hottest team when they won their eleventh game in a row in dramatic fashion over the Twins.
Minnesota placed infielder JT Riddle on the COVID list but according to manager Rocco Baldelli he did not test positive.
Bo Bichette hit a home run out of Fenway that landed near a building where his parents first met.
The Astros extended catcher Martin Maldonado with a one-year deal worth $5 million.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane believes the Mets offense will be just fine despite their struggles.
Fellow Amazin’ Avenue writer Grace Carbone stopped by A Pod of Their Own to discuss the Mets, baseball movies, and the Oscars.
This Date in Mets History
Jacob deGrom came close against the Rockies, but on this date in 1970 Tom Seaver struck out ten consecutive Padres and fanned a total of nineteen in the Mets victory.