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The Mets beat the Padres for the second straight day, this time by a score of 4-1, thanks to an early home run by Francisco Lindor and a fantastic outing from Marcus Stroman. Lindor put the Mets on the board with a two-run shot in the first inning. The Mets added to their lead with a fielder’s choice in the sixth and a monster solo homer by Jonathan Villar in the eighth. Meanwhile, Stroman shut out the Padres through six, with their only run coming on a solo homer by Fernando Tatis Jr. off Stroman in the seventh. Aaron Loup entered the game in relief of Stroman and recorded the final two outs of the seventh, Seth Lugo pitched a scoreless eighth, and Edwin Díaz tossed a 1-2-3 ninth to secure the victory and earn his twelfth save of the season.
After Jacob deGrom’s injury scare on Friday night, yesterday it was revealed that his MRI came back clean. He played catch at Citi Field before yesterday’s game and felt good. The goal is still for him to make his next start.
“I think he’ll be the best to ever do it, once it’s all said and done,” Marcus Stroman said about deGrom.
“For this kind of injury, it’s taking time,” Carlos Carrasco said of his hamstring injury rehab, in which he has experienced multiple setbacks. “I almost was ready to come back and then it happened again. Since it happened the third time, I’m just taking it easy right now. I’ve been doing everything they’ve asked me to do, and I think we’re in a good spot right now.”
Francisco Lindor partnered with artist Glen Infante and New Balance to create his own artwork in celebration of his Puerto Rican heritage.
Lindor did something interesting in yesterday’s game. After a fan threw Fernando Tatis Jr.’s home run ball back onto the field, Lindor picked it up and tossed it right back into the outfield crowd.
Around the National League East
The Nationals made some roster moves prior to yesterday’s doubleheader, including activating Erick Fedde from the injured list and selecting the contract of Jefry Rodriguez.
The Marlins beat the Braves 4-2, as righty Zach Thompson earned his first big league win.
Around Major League Baseball
Joel Sherman takes a look at potential trades for the Yankees and how GM Brian Cashman might approach the deadline.
The Yankees activated Zack Britton from the injured list yesterday.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Ken Lavin brought us the Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2012, R.A. Dickey nearly threw a no-hitter against the Rays.