Meet the Mets
Looking for an explanation to the team’s early-season success? Look no further than Brandon Nimmo.
Ben Clemens wonders if Pete Alonso is the greatest home run hitter of all time.
David Cone defended Max Scherzer after performing a rosin test.
Rob Piersall implores you not to panic about Francisco Álvarez and Brett Baty’s struggles.
Álvarez and the Mets are still trying to figure it out, writes Tim Healey.
The Mets shared a touching story about a friendship between David Wright and Alban, a superfan who was fighting for his life two years ago after suffering a month-long coma.
Tim Britton examines how the Mets played their way to a winning road trip on This Week in Mets.
Around the National League East
The Braves throttled the Marlins 11-0. Spencer Strider struck out 13 and carried a no-hitter into the eighth inning. He also struck out at least nine for the ninth consecutive start, breaking Atlanta’s franchise record, previously held by John Smoltz.
Mark Bowman looks at what’s next for Marcell Ozuna.
Atlanta agreed to a minor league deal with Daniel Robertson.
Around Major League Baseball
The MLB Power Rankings for the week are here.
Michael Bauman of Fangraphs wonders if sending players to the WBC messes them up.
Cole Jacobsen picks five series to watch this week, including Mets vs. Braves.
Anthony Castrovince looks at how steals are up across the league, especially with some teams more than others.
The Rays improved to 14-0 at home with an 8-3 win over the Astros. In the victory, Wander Franco made an incredible bare-handed catch. Tampa Bay became the first team this year to reach the 20-win plateau.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Episode 219 of From Complex to Queens focuses on April sample sizes, and reasons not to overreact to both good and bad performances at this early juncture of the season.
David Capobianco took a stroll down memory lane with Matt Harvey’s fifth start of the 2013 season in his ten-year retrospective.
This Date in Mets History
David Wright surpassed Darryl Strawberry to become the team’s all-time RBI leader on this date in 2012. Wright still holds the mark at 970. Pete Alonso is 12th with 403 runs batted in.