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Chris Bassitt had a tough outing on the mound and the Mets were down 3-0 before ever coming to the plate in the first inning. Carlos Rodón started opposite Bassitt and did a good job keeping the Mets off the board. Late in the game the Mets had their opportunities but two baserunning mistakes by Starling Marte and a nice play by Wilmer Flores dashed any hopes of a comeback.
With manager Buck Showalter out after undergoing a medical procedure, the Mets went with a manager by committee for their game against the Giants.
Pete Alonso and Francisco Lindor are two players who wear their hearts on their sleeve and their love of the game has brought the two closer together.
Lindor has gotten off to a hot start this season which is night and day from how his 2021 season started.
When the Mets were down two outfielders this early in the season, Jeff McNeil filled in admirably when their depth got tested.
The Mets outfield was restored when Mark Canha returned from the COVID list before the game.
Taijuan Walker threw three innings in a rehab start and allowed one hit and struck out seven.
Around the National League East
Despite getting a gem from Sandy Alcantara, the Marlins were shut out by the Cardinals.
Josh Bell exited the game early with swelling in his knee and will be sent for a MRI.
Around Major League Baseball
Jose Altuve was placed on the injured list with a hamstring strain.
The Rangers turned a triple play in the first inning against the Mariners.
Pitchers are throwing harder this season so what is behind this new velocity spike?
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own the Mets start to the season and the new sensory nook at Citi Field were discussed.
This Date in Mets History
Happy Birthday Jesse Orosco!