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The Mets picked up their 11th shutout victory of the year as they blanked the Marlins 6-0 on a Monday getaway day. David Peterson, who is expecting the birth of his first child any moment now, tossed 5.1 shutout frames to pick up the victory. Brandon Nimmo broke an 0-for-11 slump with a three-hit game, while Eduardo Escobar snapped an 0-for-23 skid with a two-run single in the bottom of the eighth. During the game, J.D. Davis was hit by a pitch, becoming the 50th Met to be hit by a pitch this season.
The lone negative from the win was Jeff McNeil exiting the game with right hamstring tightness after scoring on a wild pitch. Buck Showalter revealed that McNeil is day-to-day during his post game press conference.
David Lennon thinks the resourceful Mets can get by even if McNeil is injured.
Prior to yesterday’s game, the team recalled Dominic Smith while placing Seth Lugo on the paternity list.
During the game, the club officially inked outfielder Ender Inciarte to a minor league deal.
In some positive injury news, Max Scherzer will start for the Binghamton Rumble Ponies tonight. He will toss to battery mate James McCann, who is also rehabbing in Double-A.
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In current NL All Star roster projections, the Mets are being upstaged by another NL contender.
Gosuke Katoh, who was designated for assignment to make room for Tommy Hunter, cleared waivers and was outrighted to Syracuse.
Around the National League East
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Around Major League Baseball
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Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On Episode 168 of From Complex to Queens, the crew discussed pleasant surprises and bitter disappointments in the lower minors.
This Date in Mets History
Jim Bunning tossed a perfect game against the Mets on Father’s Day 1964.