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A Pod of Their Own, Episode 162: Rock bottom or still falling?

This week, we talk about the beleaguered Mets pitching staff, what the team can do to turn things around, Matt Harvey’s retirement, and more.

Welcome back to A Pod of Their Own, an all-women led Home Run Applesauce podcast where we talk all things Mets, social justice issues in baseball, and normalize female voices in the sports podcasting space.

This week, we begin by discussing the terrible, no good, very bad week of Mets baseball, especially the pitching staff performing historically poorly. We also talk about Max Scherzer potentially pitching through an injury and Brett Baty and Francisco Álvarez providing a silver lining by coming into their own.

We also reflect on Matt Harvey’s retirement and cover the Mets releasing Khalil Lee.

In our baseball segment this week, we talk about the Angels continuing to be bad at media relations and the other LA baseball team’s secret baseball academy in Uganda. We also note the happy occasion of two female coaches facing off against each other in High-A for the first time.

Finally, we wrap things up with Walk-off Wins, where each of us talks about what’s making us happy this week, baseball-related or otherwise.

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