Meet the Mets
The offense was again futile in yet another Mets loss as the free fall continues. They scored only one earned run while the defense also did not help matters. The defense failed Taijuan Walker who was pulled early in favor of Aaron Loup who gave up the go-ahead hit. The Giants defense tried to give the game back to the Mets, but the Mets being the Mets failed to capitalize on the opportunity.
After the Loup move backfired, the fans at Citi Field let Luis Rojas know they disagreed with that decision.
One of the few positives about this team right now is that both Jacob deGrom and Noah Syndergaard will be throwing baseballs again soon.
This embarrassing free fall has shown just how much the Mets have missed their ace.
They have also missed Francisco Lindor who can maybe salvage some excitement for the team as they approach the final month of the season.
Provided he is healthy, deGrom will be an integral piece of the rotation next year but the rotation as a whole is one big question mark.
ESPN’s documentary on the 1986 Mets is set to debut on September 15 and it takes a close look at the team both on and off the field.
Around the National League East
The Braves stand alone atop the NL East standings and it was quite a climb for them to get there.
The Marlins managed a 4-3 walk-off win against the Nationals.
Despite getting good pitching, the Nationals fell to the Marlins.
Around Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball released its playoff schedule which could stretch into November.
The Orioles finally ended their 19-game losing streak with a win over Shohei Ohtani and the Angels.
Yadier Molina announced that he will retire after the 2022 season.
Miguel Cabrera is the latest player to join the 500 Home Run Club, but who could be the next players to join him?
Miguel Sanó hit a monstrous home run that went well beyond the Green Monster in Fenway.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague took a look at how the pitchers fared in her player meter.
On Episode 99 of A Pod of Their Own, the recent swoon, number retirement, and Trevor Bauer were all discussed.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets promoted Bobby Valentine to manage the big league club on this date in 1996. Valentine was managing the Triple-A team and got called up to replace Dallas Green after he was fired.