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The Mets picked up where they left off with their rain suspended game from the previous day. Rich Hill got the nod instead of Drew Smith and was a little shaky in his three innings of work. He gave up three runs which meant the Mets had to play catch up multiple times. Thankfully the offense woke up and big days by J.D. Davis, Brandon Nimmo, and Pete Alonso led the way. However it was Brandon Drury who picked up the game winning hit and Edwin Diaz easily shut the door on a much-needed victory.
The team was prepared to play a Game 2 but storms rolled in so they will instead play a doubleheader for the final two games of the series.
Hill wasn’t originally scheduled to pitch when the game resumed after the rainout, but he asked to pitch and wasn’t pleased with the results he got.
The Mets have looked terrible this past week, but occasionally they show that they can be so much more.
Francisco Lindor took batting practice for the first time since he landed on the IL with a strained oblique.
Players were not happy with interim general manager Zack Scott’s press conference where he blamed them and took no responsibility for the team’s current position.
Scott talked a big game for someone who is still technically an interim general manager, and the Mets will have to decide what direction to take with their front office after the season.
The team has reportedly signed outfielder Josh Reddick to a minor league deal.
Around the National League East
The Braves activated old friend Travis d’Arnaud off the injured list and designated Kevan Smith for assignment. Ozzie Albies hit a walk-off home run in extra innings to secure a win for Atlanta over the Reds.
Lewis Brinson continued his hot hitting and helped lead the Marlins to victory over the Padres by a score of 7-0.
Around Major League Baseball
The baseball world will turn its attention to the first ever Field of Dreams Game which will be played in the cornfields of Iowa.
When the White Sox take the field, they will be without their ace in Carlos Rondon who was originally slated to start the game. He was placed on the injured list with arm soreness but the team does not think it is a long-term injury.
Mike Trout has not appeared in a game since May 17 when he went on the IL with a calf strain, but the Angels are not prepared to shut him down for the season just yet.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 97 of A Pod of Their Own, the Mets’ current slump, Zack Scott’s press conference, and baseball’s potential partnership with Barstool were all discussed.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2000, Benny Agbayani lost track of how many outs there were and gave a ball to a fan while the go-ahead run scored. After taking the ball back Agbayani gave the fan a different ball later in the game and Todd Zeile salvaged the win with a RBI double.