Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets lost the second game of a three game series in Cincinatti on Tuesday night, 4-3. After Pete Alonso got the Mets started in the top off the first with a solo homer off of Reds’ starter Wade Miley, the Mets injury woes were passed down to Mets starter Robert Stock. Stock pitched just one inning before the Mets once again had to ask their bullpen to work extensively. The bullpen did its job, allowing just three runs when it could’ve been much worse, but the Mets multiple rally attempts came up just short as they lost the game.
Jacob deGrom’s injury was described as “mild” and something the Mets are not overly concerned about by acting GM Zack Scott.
José Peraza is the newest Met to land on the IL with a broken finger.
Carlos Carrasco had a rough rehab start at Triple-A Syracuse, allowing three home runs and five runs in 1.1 innings.
Jerad Eickhoff was DFA’d on Tuesday so the Mets could call up Robert Stock.
Jordan Yamamota has been throwing bullpens in Florida and could begin a rehab assignment soon.
Manager Luis Rojas said the Mets have full trust in Edwin Díaz in the closer role despite his recent struggles.
The Mets are using Luis Guillorme’s three errors from Monday night as a teaching moment.
While on Jon Heyman’s podcast, Zack Scott said the number one goal for the Mets at the deadline is to upgrade their starting pitching.
Around the National League East
The Nationals topped the Marlins 6-3.
Nationals GM Mike Rizzo said the team is proceeding as if Starlin Castro will not return this season amidst Castro’s domestic violence allegation.
Touki Toussaint made his season debut for the Braves as they beat the Padres 2-1.
Around Major League Baseball
Angels’ Shohei Ohtani landed an exclusive memorabilia deal with Fanatics.
The Oakland City Council voted in favor of a nonbinding term sheet for a new ballpark for the Oakland A’s, though it’s unclear if negotiations between the team and city will continue.
Spin rates across baseball are down about 4 percent since MLB started cracking down on pitchers using foreign substances.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 2004, David Wright made his major league debut. He ended up having a pretty good career for the Mets.