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Yesterday was a day ending with a y, which means that the Mets game was postponed.
There is now scheduled to be a doubleheader on Sunday, and the Mets adjusted their probable pitchers.
Prior to the game that was not to be, the Mets made a flurry of roster decisions as numerous players came off the injured list.
In addition to those moves, the Mets expect to get Jonathan Villar back from the injured list imminently as well.
On a less positive note, the Mets will not have David Peterson taking the mound for them for some amount of time.
One of the other additions the Mets made yesterday: adding a minor league pitcher.
For the second time this season, Jacob deGrom has won the National League Pitcher of the Month award.
Luis Rojas was asked about the team’s pursuit of Trevor Bauer in the offseason, and he successfully pivoted to a more positive focus.
The Mets may be looking for some help at third base, with Josh Donaldson one name to keep an eye on.
Dennis Young of the Daily News asked an important question: why has Steve Cohen not improved the organization’s treatment of minor league players?
Steve Cohen challenged Mets fans to play GM on Twitter, and Mets fans responded.
Newsday discussed the friendship between Francisco Lindor and Gio Urshela.
Around the National League East
The Phillie Phanatic had some fun with Fernando Tatis Jr.
Jean Segura opened up about some of the struggles he’s endured over the past few seasons.
The Braves scored one run against the Marlins in an emotionally volatile first inning, and that was all that was needed to secure a 1-0 victory.
In that first inning, Pablo Lopez got ejected for hitting Ronald Acuna Jr., and Don Mattingly (who would also get ejected) was not pleased.
In potentially devastating news for the Nationals, Kyle Schwarber had to leave the game coming up lame while running to first, and the team does not yet know the severity of the issue.
The Nats may soon have themselves a veteran addition in the form of shortstop Alcides Escobar.
Around Major League Baseball
USA Today reported that the police investigation into Bauer’s actions may be larger than expected.
Shohei Ohtani continued to do ridiculous things on the baseball field.
The roster for the USA Baseball team in the Olympics was officially announced.
C.C. Sabathia’s son is attempting to forge a path in baseball for himself.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Joe Sokolowski provided the latest edition of This Week in Mets Quotes, with many of this week’s focus being placed on the team’s anemic offense.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the first round of the Subway Series.
This Date in Mets History
Alex Ochoa hit for the cycle in a victory against the Phillies on this date in 1996.