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With an opportunity dangling in front of them against the team just ahead of them in the Wild Card standings, the Mets fell flat, getting shut out by Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals 7-0. Rich Hill did enough to keep the game close, but Yennsy Díaz imploded in the ninth inning, which turned the game into a laugher.
During last night’s game, first base umpire Junior Valentine was struck in the side of the face with an errant throw by Edmundo Sosa, but luckily was able to remain in the game after being seen by the trainer.
According to reporting from Andy Martino of SNY, Mets brass had a discussion yesterday about whether to raise the issue of the Yankees whistling from the dugout with MLB. The Yankees continue to adamantly insist that Wandy Peralta was whistling in an attempt to liven up the team and that there was no cheating or sign stealing going on. Regardless of whether they buy that story, the Mets seem to at least concede that the whistling was limited to Peralta and he was acting on his own. Ultimately, the Mets decided not to ask MLB to look into it.
Tomás Nido rejoined the Mets yesterday and will likely be activated from the injured list today.
Noah Syndergaard threw off a mound today and will be facing live batters in a couple of days, per Luis Rojas.
Meanwhile, Jacob deGrom threw at 90 feet yesterday and is scheduled to throw off a mound for the first time this week.
Proof of vaccination will now be required for everyone over 12 years of age to dine at indoor restaurants at Citi Field.
Edwin Díaz’s former pitching coach, Mel Stottlemyre Jr., thinks that pitching in New York may have had a negative impact on Díaz.
Howie Rose took to Twitter to thank the Mets community for their well wishes for his recovery.
“Ticket Home,” a new E60 from ESPN, tells the story of Barry Rosen, a former hostage during the Iran hostage crisis, who helped reconnect with his family once returning to the U.S. through going to Mets games, thanks to the lifetime pass MLB gave Rosen and all of the other former hostages. It debuts debuts tonight at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN+.
Around the National League East
Sandy Alcantara took a no-hitter into the seventh inning in the Marlins’ 3-0 victory over the Nationals.
Around Major League Baseball
The Yankees have moved Gleyber Torres off shortstop to second base.
Max Scherzer was chosen as the National League Player of the Week.
The Padres placed Chris Paddack on the injured list with right elbow inflammation.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Steve Sypa brought us the Daily Prospect Report.
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed this week’s series with the Cardinals.
This Date in Mets History
Cleon Jones made his major league debut on this date in 1963.