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The Mets offense got 10 innings to score runs but still only managed one in their extra inning loss to the Marlins. They were shut down by Sandy Alcantara with the only run coming off the bat of Michael Conforto for a solo home run. The pitching kept it close but the Marlins walked it off in the tenth after Luis Rojas elected to pitch to the Marlin’s hottest hitter with Edwin Diaz on the mound.
Luis Rojas gambled with his closer against the Marlins’ hottest hitter and got burned.
With yet another tally in the loss column the Mets are running out of time to get back into the playoff race.
Aaron Loup was again stellar in his inning of work as he remains one of the league’s best relievers and he hopes to be a Met again next season.
After battling a sore hand for most of the season, serving in a bench role has helped J.D. Davis be productive even when he is not 100%,
David Wright will most likely not make it to Cooperstown, so is Pete Alonso the Mets next hope to make it to the Hall of Fame?
Around the National League East
The Braves’ offense sputtered against the Nationals’ bullpen in their 4-2 loss.
Despite picking up a walk-win the story of the game was Sandy Alcantara for the Marlins who was nearly untouchable.
Zach Eflin will undergo knee surgery which will ended his 2021 season and could impact next season as well.
After starter Sean Nolin threw at Freddie Freeman twice and got ejected from the game, the Nationals’ bullpen pitched well for over eight innings to pick up the win against the Braves.
Around Major League Baseball
The Hall of Fame induction ceremonies were finally held in Cooperstown, NY where Marlins owner Derek Jeter and Rockies’ legend Larry Walker were enshrined into the Hall of Fame.
Marvin Miller forever changed baseball as his time as the head of the union and was posthumously inducted against his wishes.
It took awhile to get there, but Ted Simmons finally made it to Cooperstown.
The Rays signed GM Erik Neander to an extension and gave him the title of president of baseball operations.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Allison McCague took a look at how the pitchers fared last week in her player meter.
On Episode 101 of A Pod of Their Own the current Metsing was discussed as well as the latest on Trevor Bauer.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2015, Yoenis Cespedes and the Mets finished off a sweep of the Nationals in Washington to give them a seven game lead in the division.