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The Mets were blown out 13-1 by the Braves in the first game of their four-game series last night. Carlos Carrasco struggled in the second, serving up homers to William Contreras and Eddie Rosario, as well as another run later in the frame before rain interrupted proceedings. Following a 55-minute delay, Carrasco finished up the second inning but left with an injury that was later described as left side tightness. The Braves put up two more in the fourth and eight in the sixth off a combination of Adonis Medina and Mychal Givens. Jeff McNeil was one of the lone bright spots for New York, collecting four of the team’s seven hits.
Darin Ruf was the unsung hero of last night’s debacle, pitching two innings of scoreless relief to save the bullpen from further use. In the process, he became the first Mets position player to toss two scoreless innings of relief in a game.
Prior to the game, the team placed Luis Guillorme on the IL with a left groin strain, and he will miss 4-6 weeks. Meanwhile, Tomás Nido was placed on the IL with an undisclosed illness. Catcher Michael Perez was recalled from Triple-A, as was infield Deven Marrero.
The team originally kept the door open for bringing up Bretty Baty to take Guillorme’s spot. However, that was not the case, and Anthony DiComo discussed why Baty and Mark Vientos were not called upon
Even after a rough night, the Mets’ shine in New York is unmistakable and apparent..
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Tim Britton brought us the latest This Week in Mets.
The Mets released outfielder Johneshwy Fargas.
Steve Cohen would love to see a casino built near Citi Field, but there are plenty of hurdles that could kill that dream before it even begins.
Around the National League East
Around Major League Baseball
MLB announced this year’s postseason schedule, which goes into November and eliminates some travel days.
A women-led grounds crew will make history at the LLSWS.
Fernando Tatis Sr. sees his son’s suspension for something ‘so insignificant’ as a loss for ‘all of baseball’.
The stage is set for a Tuesday showdown between the top two AL Cy Young contenders: Justin Verlander and Dylan Cease.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
I previewed the team’s series against Atlanta, which kicked off last night.
On Episode 183 of From Complex to Queens, the crew discussed draftee debuts and late-season contributions.