PHILADELPHIA — Citi Field’s new address will become official later this week.
The Mets and the city will honor Hall of Famer Tom Seaver on Thursday by changing the ballpark’s address to 41 Seaver Way, the club announced Monday. The street between Northern Blvd., and Roosevelt Ave. from that point will be known as Seaver Way.
Plans were unveiled during spring training for the club to honor Seaver, who has been diagnosed with dementia and is retired from public life. Jerry Koosman, Cleon Jones and Ron Swoboda, who were Seaver’s teammates on the 1969 World Series winning team, are expected to attend the dedication along with members of the Seaver family and Mets COO Jeff Wilpon.
This weekend the Mets will celebrate the 50th anniversary of their first World Series winning team with festivities at Citi Field.
Pete Alonso was named National League Player of the Week after slashing .417/.548/1.042 with four homers and seven RBIs over seven games. The last Mets position player to be recognized with the award was Asdrubal Cabrera for the week of Aug. 29, 2016. In a big week, Alonso broke Darryl Strawberry’s franchise rookie record for homers in a season that had stood since 1983. Alonso entered play with 27 homers, one more than Strawberry hit as a rookie.
Noah Syndergaard is scheduled to pitch a rehab game for Single-A Brooklyn at Aberdeen on Tuesday. The right-hander will miss a second start for the Mets in his return from a low-grade strain in his right hamstring.
Jeurys Familia threw a bullpen session before the Mets’ 13-7 loss to the Phillies and said he felt “good.” The struggling right-hander was placed on the IL last week with a flare-up in his right shoulder, which was diagnosed with a Bennett lesion earlier in the season.
The Mets were tied for fourth in the majors and third in the NL with 443 ¹/₃ innings pitched from their starters entering play. The team’s starting pitchers had thrown at least six innings in 20 of their last 25 games dating to May 28. Overall, Mets starters had thrown at least six innings in 46 of the team’s 78 games, which was tied for third in MLB.
Jeff McNeil’s s five straight multi-hit games for the second time in his career. The second-year super-utilityman recorded six straight games with multiple hits from April 12-17.
Published at Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:20:40 +0000