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Taijuan Walker committed one of the most bone-headed blunders in recent Mets memory, but the Metsies crawled back from a 6-0 deficit on their way to a 7-6 victory in the Pittsburgh finale, so who cares?!
I have to mention that Jacob deGrom’s fifth injury of the season will send him to the 10-day IL for the second time this year. Sorry, I don’t make the news, I just report it.
If you are like deGrom and find yourself looking for a silver lining, at least his elbow is structurally sound.
With deGrom sidelined, Jerad Eickhoff will take the mound for the Mets tonight in their first meeting with the Reds.
The New York Post reported that amid a shortage of workers, the Mets have been busing workers from Philadelphia to fill those vacant spots.
Around the National League East
The Nationals played a game and a half yesterday, losing in the delayed matchup against the Padres 10-4, but taking the second game of the day 8-7 thanks to an Alcides Escobar walk off.
Before being demoted to AAA, A.J. Minter found time to blow a save and take the loss in the Braves’ 7-5 contest against Tampa Bay.
The Philadelphia Phillies also played in multiple games on Sunday, walking off the Marlins on a J.T. Realmuto homer in the 4-2 early game before Zack Wheeler and company brought them to another win, this time 7-4 against Miami.
Following an awkward landing on a dive, a tearful Jazz Chisholm exited Miami’s second game of the afternoon with a shoulder injury.
Surgery on a torn labrum will sideline the Phillies’ Scott Kingery until camp breaks next Spring.
Griffin Conine, the current minor league home run king and forever son of Jeff, has been promoted to the Marlins’ AA affiliate in Pensacola.
Going into the trade deadline, nobody on Miami’s roster is explicitly untouchable.
Around Major League Baseball
Count Rob Manfred among those who want more teams to break through the 85% vaccination threshold.
If you want to laugh at someone that isn’t on the Mets for being dumb, Kole Calhoun got himself doubled up at first base after forgetting to run following a tumble en route to the bag.
A hamstring injury is going to keep Dodgers infielder Gavin Lux sidelined for at least a few days, if not more.
After weeks of being smacked around, Matt Harvey finally had a good start, going six scoreless innings against the Royals.
Even though it is very very very unlikely that he will be playing in this upcoming series, Mike Trout tweeted out that he is traveling with the team to Oakland.
A hamstring injury will most likely end the season of Darren O’Day according to Aaron Boone.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1986, a quartet of Mets challenged some of Houston’s finest to five rounds in the octagon...or at least a fight on the sidewalk.