Meet the Mets
The Mets (at least briefly) discussed not pitching Max Scherzer in the rain yesterday, had the game started as scheduled.
Buck Showalter and the Mets have a unique pitching strategy for doubleheaders.
Does it seem like balls are flying further during nationally-televised games? Well, Eric Chavez has heard similar theories from players, who think MLB is supplying ‘unjuiced’ balls for big games.
Mike Petriello tried to determine why the Mets score a ton of runs while not hitting the ball hard and listed five reasons as to why this might be the case.
Joel Sherman believes the Mets should add bullpen help well before the trade deadline, as they have clearly emerged as buyers.
Former Met John Stearns is currently in assisted living fighting a difficult disease, and he could use some love from Mets fans. A Facebook page has been set up for fans to share some of their fond memories of the four-time All Star catcher. On a personal note, Stearns is my mother’s all-time favorite Met, and she frequently talks about him, so this is especially sad for me to hear. Sending positive thoughts your way, Bad Dude.
Around the National League East
Following the team’s stunning Friday loss to the Mets in which they blew a six-run lead in the ninth, Bryce Harper held a players-only meeting with his club.
NBA superstar Lebron James praised Ronald Acuña on Twitter after the Braves’ star homered and mimicked James’ celebration.
Atlanta reliever Kirby Yates feels like he will have to prove himself when he returns from his injury.
In that game, newest Marlin Joe Dunand homered in his first major league at-bat. The feat put him just 695 homers behind his uncle, Alex Rodriguez.
Around Major League Baseball
Thomas Harrigan examined the playoff odds for each team, and noted which ones have changed the most since the start of the season.
Chris Sale suffered a setback after his rib cage injury.
The Reds beat the Pirates 9-2 in Game 1 of their doubleheader, giving them just their fourth win of 2022. They lost Game 2 8-5. That drops Cincinnati’s record to 4-23, and Mike Vaccaro sees them potentially challenging the 1962 Mets’ dubious mark.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1961, the name for the new National League baseball franchise was finally revealed in a ceremony at Savoy Hilton. The name Mets was chosen from a list of ten finalists.