Meet the Mets
The Mets continued their recent stretch of bad baseball against one of the worst teams in the league. The Mets’ bats were alive in the first game and stagnant in the second while the pitching was bad throughout. They had a chance to win Game 1 but Adam Ottavino gave up the lead in the eighth after the Mets had battled back to take the lead. In Game 2 Max Scherzer was awful from the start, the bats were cold, and they never had a chance to win. It was their first doubleheader sweep since 2020.
Joey Lucchesi pitched game one and was pulled after four innings so he could potentially pitch in the finale against the Rockies.
Justin Verlander is looking forward to making his first start as a Met against his former team in Detroit.
Carlos Carrasco will soon head out on a rehab assignment and could be back later this month.
Around the National League East
The Marlins placed Garrett Cooper on the IL and recalled Peyton Burdick from Triple-A.
The Nationals took down the Cubs behind a strong start by Jake Irvin.
Around Major League Baseball
For the first time, two women coaches will be facing off against each other when their two teams meet in High-A.
Shohei Ohtani is now only the second player in major league history to strikeout 500 batters and hit 100 home runs.
The Cardinals fell to the Angels to lose their fifth straight and drop their record to 10-21.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1962, Don Zimmer snapped and 0-for-34 slump to start the season by doubling off Dallas Green in a 6-5 loss to the Phillies.