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Though they may be shorthanded, the Mets just keep finding ways to win, a feat they proved once again Tuesday night. Using only pitchers from the bullpen, the team was able to escape with a win over the Braves, 4-3. The Mets got on the board first thanks to a two-run homer from Jonathan Villar, and later added a run from a Pete Alonso sacrifice fly which scored Francisco Lindor. After Miguel Castro and Tommy Hunter put up zeros across the board, Robert Gsellman and Trevor May allowed a pair of solo homers to Austin Riley and Freddie Freeman, which made it 3-2 Mets. The Braves were then able to tie the game in the bottom of the eighth inning thanks to a lucky hit for Marcell Ozuna, scoring Ehire Adrianza. Then, with two outs in the top of the ninth, Tomas Nido continued his recent hot streak, sending a go-ahead solo shot over the left centerfield wall, giving the Mets the 4-3 lead. Edwin Diaz then came on in the bottom of the inning and pitched a perfect 1-2-3 inning to secure the victory for the Mets.
After being hit in the face by a pitch on Monday night, Kevin Pillar was placed on the injured list with multiple fractures in his nose, and Wilfredo Tovar was called up to replace Pillar.
Pillar spoke with the media before Tuesday’s game, and said for the most part he felt normal, and that he was definitely feeling lucky the injury was not any worse.
The injury epidemic in the Mets organization has reached the minor leagues as 2020 first round pick Pete Crow-Armstrong will undergo shoulder surgery on his non-throwing arm.
Seth Lugo barley broke a sweat in his first rehab outing in Port St. Lucie, pitching a perfect first inning on just four pitches.
After leaving his start early on Monday night, Taijaun Walker’s MRI came back clean and manager Luis Rojas said Walker was feeling “good”.
Jacob deGrom threw a bullpen on Tuesday, and the next step now is to see how deGrom is feeling today before penciling him in for a start this weekend.
J.D. Davis is one step closer to returning from the IL, as he started his rehab assignment with the Syracuse Mets last night.
David Lennon writes that while we had heard how tough Kevin Pillar was when he signed with the Mets, he’s proving that toughness now.
Around the National League East
The Marlins might’ve lost, but the legend of Jazz Chisholm continues to grow as he hit yet another home run off a pitch that came in at over 100 mph.
Patrick Corbin got the start for the Nationals and Starlin Castro hit a solo homer, but the Nationals still fell to the Cubs 6-3.
Around Major League Baseball
There was yet another no-hitter last night, as Spencer Turnbull of the Tigers no-hit the Mariners. It is the second time this season the Mariners have been no-hit.
The best player in baseball, Mike Trout, was placed on the injured list and will be out 6-8 weeks with a strained calf.
The Giants claimed now former Met Trevor Hildenberger off of waivers.
Come 2022, there will be a six-part documentary on Derek Jeter on ESPN.
Ken Rosenthal looks at how an independent league team rebranded themselves as the Kansas City Monarchs.
Shohei Ohtani continues to be must-see TV, as he hit his 14th home run of the season on Tuesday night.
White Sox manager Tony La Russa proved that he is anti-fun on Tuesday when he said he was upset with Yermin Mercedes for swinging and homering on a 3-0 count in a blowout win in Monday nights Twins-White Sox game.
In last nights Twins-White Sox game, Miguel Sanó hit three home runs.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Aveneue
Brian Bannister is the latest player to be featured on the UnforMETable podcast.
Chris McShane looked at how the Mets could utilize their bullpen prior to Tuesday nights game.
With the second week of the minor league season in the books, Steve Sypa handed out player of the week awards within the Mets farm system.