Meet the Mets
The last series was a bit of a letdown for the Mets, but there are many reasons why fans should still feel confident about this team going forward, writes Anthony DiComo
Both Daryl Strawberry and Doc Gooden have agreed to attend Old Timers Day on August 27th at Citi Field. Doc has agreed to pitch, though Straw will have to sit out the game due to back and knee issues.
Colin Holderman has emerged as a potential late-inning option.
Around the National League East
The Nationals beat the Rockies 7-3 yesterday in D.C., giving Patrick Corbin his first win of the season.
Sean Doolittle reached his tenth year of MLB service yesterday. Congrats!
Aaron Nola pitched 8.1 stellar innings as the Phillies beat the Braves 4-1 yesterday in Cobb County.
After yesterday’s proceedings, the Mets remain in first place with a 7.5 game lead over the Braves and Phillies in the division.
Around Major League Baseball
MLB will allow teams to carry 14 pitchers on their rosters until June 20th. A limit of 13 pitchers was set to apply first on May 2nd and then on May 30th before being pushed back once again.
Josh Donaldson released a statement apologizing to Tim Anderson and Jackie Robinson’s family for his remarks aimed at Anderson.
For his part, Anderson revealed some enlightening info about Donaldson in a discussion with Bomani Jones.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Brian and Chris wallow, but not for too long, on the latest episode of Amazin’ Avenue Audio (The Podcast).
This Date in Mets History
Happy birthday Terry Collins! Tom Hallion famously didn’t gave him a shot a day after his 67th birthday, but Collins turns 73 today.