Meet the Mets
Following a memorable Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the Mets fell flat in a 2-1 loss to the Blue Jays. The Mets actually led in the game on a Daniel Vogelbach double in the second, which scored Starling Marte for the game’s first run. Toronto ended up tying it in the sixth, and going ahead in the ninth on a Vladimir Guerrero Jr. double off David Robertson. The offense went 0-for-11 with runners in scoring position and left nine on base.
The team’s quiet bats have put a magnifying glass on every other detail, writes Anthony DiComo.
Bill Ladson explores the unique path of each Mets Hall of Fame inductee.
The moment was not lost on Al Leiter, who talked about growing up a Mets fan in New Jersey.
Andrew Tredinnick recaps what was said at the induction ceremony.
Thomas Harrigan identifies the Mets as one of seven underperforming teams in MLB right now, and discusses how they can turn it around.
Around the National League East
Spencer Strider and Ronald Acuña Jr. formed a winning tandem for Atlanta in the victory.
Sam Peebles wonders what is wrong with Ozzie Albies, who is having a down year for Atlanta.
Luis Arraez went 5-for-5, drove in five of the team’s runs, and raised his average to .390 in the process.
Around Major League Baseball
Mark Feinsand identifies nine players who could benefit from a change of scenery.
The performance prompted Manny Randhawa to ask: Is 2023 Judge even better than 2022 Judge?
This Date in Mets History
Dave Kingman homered three times in a rout of the Dodgers on this date in 1976.