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The Mets beat the Phillies on Tuesday night behind a second straight strong pitching performance from Tylor Megill. Megill pitched 5.1 scoreless innings, striking out five batters, while the Mets offense was powered by a Brandon Nimmo solo home run and a Francisco Lindor RBI single. The Mets will play the rubber game of the series this afternoon in Philadelphia with Max Scherzer on the mound.
Manager Buck Showalter said Walker will need a rehab start before rejoining the rotation.
Seth Lugo’s bullpen meltdown on Monday night is not a sign of things to come for the rest of the season.
Tom Seaver’s grandsons will throw out the first pitches at Friday’s home opener against the Diamondbacks.
Tylor Megill has his sights on hitting 100 on the radar gun after touching 99 in his first start.
Buck Showalter cancelled the Mets voluntary workout at Citi Field on Thursday, and the team will have a complete off day.
Around the National League East
The Braves selected the contract of Jackson Stephens and DFA’d Jacob Webb.
Dee Strange-Gordon hit Travis d’Arnaud with a pitch at the end of the blowout, and d’Arnaud had some fun with it.
The Angels topped the Marlins 4-3.
Around Major League Baseball
Alyssa Nakken made history last night, becoming the first woman ever to coach on the field during an MLB game.
Brett Phillips hit a home run for a young Rays fan who is battling cancer, and was emotional in his postgame interview.
Cincinnati Reds president Phil Castellini apologized for his remarks to fans where he said “be careful what you ask for” after being questioned why fans should have faith in his ownership.
The new CBA was supposed to help fix tanking it baseball, Jesse Rogers looks at why it hasn’t.
Albert Pujols hit his first home run back in a Cardinals uniform.
Paul O’Neill called the Yankees’ game on Monday from home as he is unvaccinated, and has left YES in limbo. Meanwhile, John Smoltz is unvaccinated as well and is no longer with MLB Network.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Michael Drago covered the Taijuan Walker injury news.
This Date in Mets History
Tom Seaver made his major league debut on this date in 1967.