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The Mets put up 13 runs last night as they bashed the Giants 13-3. In the victory, David Peterson tossed six innings of two-run ball, Pete Alonso hit another home, and Francisco Lindor collected his 500th career run batted in. It was also Buck Showalter’s birthday, so this was a nice gift for him. David Wright was also there and signing autographs for fans.
Jake Reed was sent down to make room on the roster for yesterday’s starter.
With Joey Cora away from the club to address a family matter, Glenn Sherlock is serving as third base coach and Dick Scott has returned to the club to act as bench coach in the interim.
Given his recent success at the plate and in the field, Tim Healey argued that Luis Guillorme has earned a more frequent role with the Mets.
Original Met Joe Pignatano has passed away at the age of 92. He played for the Mets in 1962 and also served as the club’s bullpen coach from 1968 until 1981.
Now is the perfect time for Thomas Szapucki to cement himself in the team’s future plans, according to Danny Abriano.
Could Aaron Judge be a Met one day? One MLB Insider seems to think they will be one of his suitors.
Around the National League East
Philadelphia went on to defeat the Braves 7-3.
In the loss, Tucker Davidson had a rough outing for Atlanta.
Around Major League Baseball
Check out MLB Pipeline’s updated Top 100 prospects.
CBS shared their updated Power Rankings.
R.J. Anderson graded all MLB 30 teams through 40 games.
Daryn Perry provided his latest MLB Star Power Index.
FiveThirtyEight examined five breakthrough stars that are most likely for real.
Weill Leitch looked at eight teams with deceiving records.
Tyler Kepner paid tribute to Roger Angell, calling the writer “the best there ever was”.
Trevor Bauer’s hearing began yesterday as he appeals his 324-game suspension.
Steven Matz exited his last start after just four pitches. Now, the left-hander has landed on the injured list with a left shoulder impingement. The Cardinals also placed Dylan Carlson on the IL with a left hamstring strain and optioned Angel Rondón to Triple-A.
St. Louis also learned that Alex Reyes will require surgery to address the pain in his throwing shoulder and will likely miss the remainder of the 2022 season.
Anaheim Mayor Harry Sidhu has resigned following a corruption probe related to his role in the Anaheim Stadium land sale.
Did you know that every MLB rosin bag comes from the same San Francisco craftsman’s workshop? Well, they do.
The Cleveland Guardians reigned in the red-hot Astros 6-1.
The Padres put up a run in the tenth to walk off Milwaukee 3-2.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
I previewed the team’s three-game series against the Giants, which began yesterday.
Episode 169 of From Complex to Queens featured a discussion on some of the college pitchers drafted last year.
This Date In Mets History
Tom Seaver and the Mets won a marathon game against Tommy John and the Dodgers in L.A. on this date in 1973. The game went 19 innings, lasted 5 hours and 43 minutes, and resulted in a 7-3 victory for the Amazins.