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Javy Báez tried to win last night’s game by himself, but a no-good very bad inning from Brad Hand and a late home run from Jazz Chisholm erased that effort as the Mets lost 3-2 to the Marlins in Miami.
It was revealed that J.D. Davis has been playing with tendinitis in his right thumb and a torn ligament in his left hand. Davis went 0-3 with a walk last night.
Jacob deGrom very briefly addressed his elbow condition amongst new info and heightened concern about his injury.
Sandy Alderson plans to relinquish baseball operations in 2022 but will remain in the president role for at least one more season.
The Mets promoted star prospect Ronny Mauricio to double-A Binghamton. Mauricio has played 100 games in single-A Brooklyn this season.
The Mets were hoping for Noah Syndergaard to return for the upcoming series against the Yankees before his COVID diagnosis slowed his return.
Around the National League East
The Braves overcame a game-tying run from the Nationals in the top of the ninth to win 7-6 in ten innings last night in Cobb County.
Negotiations between the Braves and Freddie Freeman continue, with free agency remaining an option for the perennial All-Star.
Marcell Ozuna will enter a supervised program with the intent of having his domestic violence charges dropped within six months.
After last night’s proceedings, the Mets remain 1.5 games behind the Phillies in second place but now sit 5 games behind the Braves for first place in the division.
Around Major League Baseball
Vladimir Guerrero Jr. has an outside but possible shot at earning the AL Triple Crown. He would become the first Triple Crown winner since Miguel Cabrera in 2012.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Brian and Chris analyze poor managerial decisions in the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).
This Date in Mets History
The Mets swept a doubleheader against the Expos on this date in 1969, which allowed them to take first place in their miraculous season.