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The second half of the season began last night with the opening game in a three-game series against the Dodgers. The Mets, unfortunately, looked just as helpless as they did for most of the first half, as Justin Verlander walked a whopping six batters in a disappointing outing and the offense mustered up only a leadoff double off the bat of Brandon Nimmo. The end result was a 6-0 defeat.
José Quintana is finally ready to make his Mets debut soon, as the veteran lefty starter has been activated from the injured list.
The Mets signed a couple of their top draft picks and hosted them at Citi Field last night.
Max Scherzer has dealt with some neck stiffness recently, but he should be good to start tomorrow.
The Mets cannot afford any further complications in their rotation.
Anthony DiComo reviewed the unfortunate first half for the Mets.
With the second half underway, the Mets are quickly running out of time to turn their season around.
Around the National League East
Philadelphia placed Christian Pache on the injured list and have promoted prospect Johan Rohas as a replacement.
A quality start from Sandy Alcántara wasn’t enough for the Marlins, who fell to the Orioles 5-2.
Miami will likely be without Matt Barnes for the rest of the season, as the veteran reliever is set to undergo hip surgery.
The Nationals were losing 1-0 to the Cardinals in the third when the rain came, and the game was ultimately suspended.
Around Major League Baseball
ESPN provided their second half preview for all thirty MLB teams.
The possibility does exist that Shohei Ohtani could be on the trade market at the deadline.
Shane Bieber will not make his next scheduled start due to forearm soreness which requires an MRI.
The Cardinals have shown interest in a potential Logan Gilbert trade with the Mariners.
Nelson Cruz’s career may not be over just yet, as the Blues Jays might be interested in the veteran slugger.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the first series of the second half.
This Date in Mets History
Ron Darling’s lengthy Mets tenure came to an end with a trade to the Montreal Expos on this date in 1991.