Meet the Mets
The Mets were looking for a series split with Atlanta and turned to Tylor Megill to make his major league debut on the mound. He was solid for over four innings and made one mistake to Ender Inciarte that put the Braves on the board. Fortunately he had a five-run lead to work with, thanks in large part to the return of Michael Conforto to the lineup. Conforto doubled in his first at-bat off the disabled list and overall had a great day at the plate. The offense as a whole finally woke up out of its doldrums and with a short bullpen Edwin Díaz nailed down the final five outs to give the Mets the victory.
Megill is just the latest Met to step up but their depth is what has saved them so far this season.
The Mets got some good news on Marcus Stroman whose MRI revealed nothing concerning and he is looking to avoid the injured list.
Jonathan Villar did not play but got a positive injury update whereas Tomas Nido headed to the IL after getting struck on the wrist with a pitch.
Pete Alonso announced that he will be heading to Colorado to defend his Home Run Derby crown but he will have a new pitcher throwing to him this time.
Around the National League East
Ronald Acuña Jr. was scratched in the series finale with lower back tightness.
Starter Kyle Wright struggled on the mound for the Braves in the loss to the Mets.
The Marlins will most likely be sellers at the deadline and have a few pieces that they could trade away.
Miami’s offense continued to struggle in their 3-1 loss to the Blue Jays.
Washington finished off their sweep of the Phillies with a wild win in Philly.
The Nationals continued to discuss the standoff with Joe Girardi and the sticky situation from the previous game.
Around Major League Baseball
Despite multiple players disrobing on the field, Rob Manfred thinks the pine tar pat downs have been going well.
With the trade deadline about a month away, which teams will be all in and which teams will post the for sale sign on their front lawns?
The Angels and Giants played a game for the ages that San Francisco eventually won 9-3 in thirteen innings.
With all of the issues facing Major League Baseball right now, the last thing they can afford is a work stoppage but at this point it feels inevitable (paywall alert).
Jeopardy champ James Holzhauer chatted with The Athletic about his love of the Cubs and potentially working in baseball.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 90 of A Pod of Their Own the mounting injuries and the sputtering offense were discussed as well as the ridiculousness of the sticky substance inspections.
Chris McShane helped us get to know pitcher Tylor Megill.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1975, Jerry Koosman won his 100th game in a Mets uniform with a 5-1 win over the Cardinals.