Meet the Mets
It wasn’t a sweep, but it sure felt like it. The Mets left fifteen runners on base and went 1-6 with the bases loaded as they dropped the series finale against the Marlins 4-2 in Miami.
If there’s any solace in the loss, it’s seeing Rich Hill’s best performance so far in orange and blue.
Edwin Diaz’s wife Nashaly gave birth to the couple’s first son Sebastián. He’s very cute!
The Dave Jauss week may be over, but the complimentary articles continue to flow, this one courtesy of The Athletic.
Pete Alonso played stellar baseball in July, and he examines what has made him such an effective second-half hitter.
Jeurys Familia is once again entering games with “Danza Kuduro” as his soundtrack, which makes me nostalgic in a few ways.
Around the National League East
The no-good Nationals blew a ninth-inning lead as the Phillies got a game closer to first place with a 7-6 win in D.C.
The Braves also gained a game on the Mets and pushed their win streak to three with an 8-4 win over the Cardinals in St. Louis.
After yesterday’s proceedings, the Mets now hold a half-game lead over the Phillies and a two-game lead over the Braves in the division.
Around Major League Baseball
MLB and MLBPA agreed to extend Trevor Bauer’s leave to August 13th.
The Orioles claimed Jorge Mateo off of waivers from the Padres.
Yadier Molina and the Cardinals have entered extension talks. Molina is 39 years old and has caught over 2,000 games for St. Louis.
The city of Cleveland has agreed to house their professional baseball team at Progressive Field for an additional 15 seasons. To celebrate, the Indians dropped a 3-0 game to the Blue Jays in Toronto yesterday.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Brian continued the difficult work of analyzing two key players of the Mets roster.
This Date in Mets History
The Mets fired Yogi Berra, released George Foster, and traded Armando Benitez on this date in 1975, 1986, and 2003, respectively.