Meet the Mets
The Mets played two games yesterday against the Yankees and they even managed to win one of them! Though they battered the noticeably less sticky Cole and Chapman in their 10-5 win in game one, Nestor Cortes and Chad Green’s indeterminate level of stick were too much to handle in their 4-2 loss in the nightcap.
Jacob deGrom made the National League All Star Team as the Mets’ sole representative, but he will not be participating in the actual game.
During yesterday’s doubleheader, reliever Nick Tropeano was activated and served as the 27th man.
The Mets have their eyes on some old, familiar Ass. Asdrubal Cabrera, that is.
Around the National League East
Starting pitcher Max Fried actually ended up hitting the walkoff single for Atlanta in their back-and-forth 8-7 win over the Marlins.
Three Washington Nationals will be traveling to Colorado during the all star break as reserves for the National League squad.
Joining Ronald Acuña and Freddie Freeman who were already selected as starters, Ozzie Albies will be heading to Colorado.
Trevor Rogers will be the Marlins’ sole representative at the All Star Game.
For Philly, Former Met Zack Wheeler and Former Future Met J.T. Realmuto will represent the Phillies.
The Nationals’ racing presidents met the United States’ active president.
Around Major League Baseball
The approval of the Canadian federal government is the only thing that stands between the Toronto Blue Jays and a return to the Rogers Centre.
CJ Abrams’, the Padres’ top 10 prospect, will miss the rest of the 2021 season after fracturing his tibia and spraining his MCL in collision.
Buster Posey’s thumb getting bonked took him out of Sunday’s game, but the man who will start the All Star Game only has a contusion.
I don’t ask for much, but please look at this picture of Patriotic Daniel Vogelbach in Pittsburgh.
With his 31st home run of the season, Shohei Ohtani tied Hideki Matsui’s record for most home runs in a season by a Japanese-born player.
Oh and also he became the first player in baseball history to be selected to the All Star Game as both a hitter and a pitcher.
The Mariners delivered a critically important public safety announcement to the fans in Seattle.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1962, the Mets signed Cleon Jones for the massive sum of $1,000.