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The Mets quest to take the rubber game from the Phillies was pretty much doomed from the start when David Peterson had an awful start to his season. The Mets were down 4-0 after the first inning and it was all downhill from there. Michael Conforto had a horrid day at the plate and the bullpen once again couldn’t be trusted to get outs. The good news is they can try again as they come home for the first time this season.
While the Mets certainly looked bad to start the season there is no reason to sound the alarm just yet.
This series was a big sad trombone after the excitement of the offseason but hopefully they can turn it around quickly.
The Mets now return home where there will be fans in the stands for the first time since 2019.
Taijuan Walker is looking forward to being on the mound to welcome back the fans during the home opener in what should be an exciting day.
While the Mets got good news on J.D. Davis’s injury, he still is disappointed he will be forced to miss the opener after getting hit on the hand.
The Mets and Nationals will make up their postponed games as part of a doubleheader on June 19 and then they will meet again on June 28 which was a mutual off day for both teams.
It probably doesn’t need to be said anymore while at the same it really needs to be said. Jacob deGrom deserves better.
Both Bobby Valentine and Joe Torre will be executive producers on a documentary about the return of baseball after the horrific September 11 attacks.
Around the National League East
Unfortunately for the Braves it was not all good news. Mike Soroka will be shut down for two weeks with shoulder inflammation which pushes his return a bit further into the season.
The Marlins were crushed by the Cardinals who completed a sweep of the Fish.
The Phillies teed off on Mets pitching to take the series in the finale.
Around Major League Baseball
Cleveland starter Logan Allen makes sure to call home after every start to speak to his older brother who has inspired him during his journey to the big leagues.
There is a new generation of ballplayers in the league who might end the “unwritten rules” of baseball once and for all.
Akil Baddoo’s incredible start to the season continued for the Tigers when he hit both a RBI triple and threw out a runner at second. This came after he started his career by recording a grand slam and a walk-off hit in the first games of the season.
George Springer suffered a setback as he was trying to return from the oblique injury that landed him on the IL to start the season.
Ketel Marte suffered a leg injury and had to be removed from the game in Arizona’s loss to the Rockies.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane broke down Jacob deGrom’s first start and his heavy fastball usage.
On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own. Francisco Lindor’s extension, vaccine refusal, and the All-Star Game were all discussed.
This Date in Mets History
We remember the late Gary Carter who would’ve turned 67 today.