Meet the Mets
The Mets fell to the Nationals by a 10-3 score. The less I say about this game and David Peterson’s poor performance, the better.
Buck Showalter and Peterson explained the lefty’s struggles.
Despite stealing a base in yesterday’s game, Marte has experienced a steep decline in his foot speed, to the point that he’s ranked as a below-average runner this season.
Carlos Carrasco could be back on the Citi Field mound on Friday or on Saturday.
Mike Vasil has had a terrific season for Double-A Binghamton. Eric Samulski explores whether he could be an option for the big league rotation at some point this season.
Jay Horwitz shared the story of his greatest public relations failure, writing about Howard Johnson and his elusive sponsorship deal.
Around the National League East
The Braves blanked the Rangers 12-0.
Around Major League Baseball
A surprise team joined the top five of MLB’s most recent Power Rankings.
Sam Dykstra updated his list of Top 100 MLB Prospects.
It’s early in the season, but there are plenty of milestones that could be met this year.
The Pitch Clock may be resulting in more injuries for pitchers.
Catch up on the latest edition of The Windup, The Athletic’s Free Daily Newsletter.
Trevor Bauer was pulled from his latest start after just two innings after allowing seven earned runs. I am anti-Bauer and take plenty of pleasure in reporting this.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Christian Romo dug deeper into Justin Verlander’s general disdain for first innings over his career.
On Episode 222 of From Complex to Queens, the crew examines the bad performances by the minor league affiliates’ bullpens this week.
This Date in Mets History
Darryl Strawberry hit the first home run of his major league career on this date in 1983. His 252 long balls remain a franchise record.