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Once again, the weather gods decided to inflict their wrath upon the Mets’ schedule, as yesterday’s series opener against the Braves was postponed to later this year due to rain.
Taijuan Walker was scheduled to start last night and will now get the nod in today’s game. It is currently unclear whether Jacob deGrom or David Peterson will start tomorrow.
Luis Rojas provided injury updates for both Pete Alonso and Albert Almora, both of whom are getting closer and closer to returning.
The Mets’ defensive shifting has been a huge boon for the team this season and points to the major impact that investing in off-the-field personnel can have.
Noah Sydergaard tweeted about his injury setback, and he managed to avoid attacking Richard Staff in the process.
Jeurys Familia and Edwin Diaz have been two of the biggest pieces of the stellar Mets bullpen.
Jonathan Villar has played an unexpectedly large role for the team this season.
Thomas Szapucki’s stint with the Mets did not last long, as the lefty prospect got optioned right back down after serving as the 27th man for Thursday’s doubleheader.
The ballpark for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies now has a new name: Mirabito Stadium.
Around the National League East
The Nationals also had to postpone their game last night due to rain. They will play a doubleheader today.
Josh Bell has recently turned it around after a rough beginning to his Nationals career.
Brian Snitker had to walk back comments stating that Mike Soroka was definitively done for the 2021 season. The Braves starting pitcher will apparently be re-evaluated in two weeks following surgery on his Achilles earlier this month.
The writers for each of the NL East teams over at The Athletic came together to discuss the utter clusterfork that the division has been up to this point.
Around Major League Baseball
The majority of MLB teams have now reached the 85% threshold of vaccinations amongst primary personnel. Alas, the Mets seemingly are still not one of those teams.
Pirates first baseman Will Craig discussed his memorable defensive miscue in which he failed to step on first base with two outs on a ground ball hit by Javier Baez.
A number of players have been able to turn their seasons around after slow starts.
Gio Urshela decided to take first base on ball three last night, and both the umpires and the opposing team were completely fine with it.
New Era was set to introduce a new line of baseball hats until people on social media made fun of them.
Moneyball author Michael Lewis tragically lost his 19-year-old daughter to a car accident this past week.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane announced the triumphant return of Puppy Avenue!
Joe Sokolowski provided the latest installment of This Week in Mets Quotes.
This Date in Mets History
Bud Harrelson managed his first game with the Mets after replacing Davey Johnson on this date in 1990.