Meet the Mets
It was rough sailing, but thanks to key plays from Francisco Lindor and clutch outings from Trevor May and Edwin Díaz, the Mets completed their sweep of the Marlins by winning 4-3 last night in Queens.
Miguel Rojas and Jonathan Villar both hit home runs on the first pitch each of their teams saw, and according to the Elias Sports Bureau that is the first time that phenomenon has happened since at least 1985, the first year of reliable pitch-by-pitch data.
This was officially the Mets' fourth win in a row despite winning their last five games because of the quirks of finishing suspended games from April.
A lot is on the line for Alderson in the final month of the season, writes David Lennon.
The Mets claimed Brad Hand off of waivers from the Blue Jays, who designated the lefty for assignment earlier this week.
James McCann is aiming to return to the team for the weekend series in D.C.
The Mets are one of seven major league teams to have not hit the 85% vaccination threshold for tier-1 employees.
Around the National League East
The Nationals released Starlin Castro immediately after his 30-day domestic violence suspension ended yesterday.
The Phillies are also amongst the seven teams who have not hit the 85% vaccination threshold for tier-1 employees.
Fish Stripes analyzed the sub-par living conditions amongst players in the Marlins minor-league affiliates.
After yesterday’s proceedings, the Mets remain three games behind the Phillies in second place and five games behind the Braves in first place in the division.
Around Major League Baseball
The A’s pulled off an 8-6 win against the Tigers last night in Detroit, much in part to an early three-run home run from Mets legend Jed Lowrie.
MLB proposed a package that included a universal free agency age (29.5 years) and a $100 million payroll floor. The players union responded negatively to the proposal.
Jerad Kelenic isn’t doing so hot, and Fangraphs analyzed why that might be.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Brian and Chris broke down a roller coaster of a week in the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Show).