Meet the Mets
It wasn’t looking great for the Mets for the majority of the game. David Peterson struggled in his first start back from the paternity list and was pulled after giving up three runs to the Reds in less than four innings of work. After his exit the bullpen stopped the bleeding and kept the Mets in it until the ninth when they were finally able to tie the game. They then broke out in the tenth to finally pull ahead capped off by Brandon Nimmo’s three-run home run. Edwin Díaz made quick work of Cincinnati in the bottom of the inning and the Mets walked away with a series win.
Jacob deGrom lit up the radar gun in his first rehab start but pitching coach Jeremy Hefner isn’t concerned about him overthrowing the ball.
It has been a full year since deGrom was last seen on the mound in the majors and it has been a long road back for the ace.
Chris Bassitt is set to return from the COVID list on Friday with Max Scherzer is getting pushed to Monday against the Braves.
Keith Hernandez’s brother will be there for his retirement ceremony as he has had a big impact on Keith’s career.
Buck Showalter is pleased with how the first half of the season has gone and enjoys managing this group of players.
The Mets will be renaming their mailroom in honor of Tod Tillotson who was a member of the deaf community and passed away last year.
Around the National League East
The Braves shut out the Cardinals in their 3-0 win.
The Marlins were no match for Shohei Ohtani in their 5-2 loss against the Angels.
With their 3-2 win over Philadelphia, the Nationals stopped their six-game losing streak.
Around Major League Baseball
The Tigers have not gotten any updates from Eduardo Rodriguez after they placed him on the restricted list three weeks ago due to a personal matter.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
On the latest episode of A Pod of Their Own Max Scherzer’s return and the 30th anniversary of A League of Their Own were discussed.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1964, Shea Stadium was the host of the All-Star Game where the National League won a 7-4 thriller.