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The Mets obliterated the Nationals 13-5. If you can believe it, they were actually down 3-0 in this game, but they scored two in the first, four in the second, and three apiece in the third and fourth innings to propel them to an easy victory. Starling Marte hit a home run, as did Nick Plummer—his second in three at-bats—and Pete Alonso. Marte, Plummer, and Francisco Lindor each recorded three hits in the win.
The 33 wins through 50 games is the third most in franchise history, behind their 35 wins in 1986 and their 34 wins in 1988.
The injuries have piled up, but their division lead keeps growing, which has the Mets comfortable dealing with those injuries.
When asked about falling behind 3-0 last night, Marte said, “sometimes we like being down... just so we can come back.”
Marte has stayed red hot since returning from a personal loss.
For last night’s game, the club cautiously returned Jeff McNeil to the lineup as their DH.
Alonso, who homered again last night, shows no signs of slowing down.
Luis Guillorme, who collected another multi-hit game in the leadoff spot as Brandon Nimmo recovers from his injury, is finding newfound success with increased playing time.
Speaking of Nimmo, he tested his injured wrist yesterday and decided to rest it another day, though he appears close to a return.
Drew Smith hopes to be back as soon as tonight’s game after suffering a dislocated pinky.
Travis Jankowski got two screws in his hand, but that won’t change the way he plays the game.
Tylor Megill is hoping to throw live BP today as makes his way back from biceps tendinitis.
Lindor has caught something in recent days. No, it’s nothing serious (well, depending on who you ask). It’s just a case of Rangers’ fever, and the shortstop has got it bad.
Lindor is hopping aboard the New York Rangers’ bandwagon (and as a die-hard Rangers fan, we welcome you, Francisco!)
After just 33 days on the job, Acereros de Monclova (of the Mexican League) fired Mickey Callaway as their manager.
Around the National League East
The Nationals may have lost, but their social media team at least found some humor in getting blown out.
The Phillies’ frustration mounts by the day as Joe Girardi’s job security is coming into question on a daily basis.
Around Major League Baseball
Buster Olney discussed the biggest surprises and letdowns on Memorial Day.
Tommy John says he is lucky to be alive as he fights his way back from a near-death scare.
The Guardians toppled the Royals 7-3.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
I previewed the Mets’ series against the Nationals, which kicked off last night.
On Episode 170 of From Complex to Queens, the crew looked at the roster moves being made in preparation for the FCL season.
This Date in Mets History
After playing both ends of a doubleheader and 19 total innings for Triple-A Buffalo, Ed Kranepool was told around 1:00am on May 31 that he would be called up to play both ends of a doubleheader for the Mets, which he did on this date in 1964. The Mets lost the first game in the customary 9 innings, with Kranepool picking up a hit and scoring a run, while the second game went significantly longer. The Mets ended up losing in the 23rd frame, and Kranepool played the entire game, collecting three hits in 10 at-bats to complete his marathon day of baseball that won’t soon be replicated.