Your Wednesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets opened up their series against the Braves on Tuesday with a come from behind victory, winning 4-3. Tylor Megill got the start, and overall was solid, allowing three runs in five innings. After Charlie Morton moved through the Mets’ lineup with ease in the first six innings, they awoke in the top of the seventh against Morton. After a Dominic Smith single and Kevin Pillar walk, James McCann came to the plate and hit a game tying three-run homer over the left centerfield wall. That was the end of Morton’s night, as A.J. Minter came on in relief. Jose Peraza then hit a one-out ground rule double off Minter, which set the stage for Francisco Lindor to drive home the eventual game winner with a RBI single. After being given the lead, the Mets bullpen of Trevor May, Seth Lugo, and Edwin Diaz was nearly perfect as they secured the Mets victory.
The Mets DFA’d Jerad Eickhoff on Tuesday and called up pitcher Thomas Szapucki.
Marcus Stroman is expected to be off the bereavement list to face the Yankees this weekend following the passing of his grandmother.
J.D. Davis and Jonathan Villar should not be too far behind Nido and Familia in starting rehab assignments themselves.
Luis Rojas is not worried about the Mets’ offensive struggles and believes the lineup will return to form.
Jacob deGrom spoke about why it’s very unlikely that he’ll pitch in this years All-Star game.
deGrom also showed that he has a flair for wrestling while on the field in Atlanta prior to the game.
Andrew McCutchen and Joey Gallo are among the players that could be potential trade targets for the Mets come July.
Tim Healey looked at why Edwin Diaz is such a different pitcher when he is in a non-save situation.
Around the National League East
The Marlins sent outfielder Corey Dickerson and reliever Adam Cimber to the Blue Jays in exchange for Joe Panik.
The Phillies then beat the Marlins 4-3, despite another game where their bullpen struggled.
Around Major League Baseball
Germán Márquez carried a no-hit bid into the top of the ninth inning against the Pirates, but then lost it on the first batter he faced in the ninth.
Shohei Ohtani was at it again on Tuesday night, hitting two home runs against the Yankees.
Trevor Bauer is reportedly under investigation by Pasadena police for alleged assault.
Hector Santiago of the Mariners has been suspended ten games for having a foreign substance on his glove. Santiago will appeal the suspension.
The family of the late Tyler Skaggs filed a civil suit naming the Angels and two former employees.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Vasilis Drimalitis previewed the series with the Braves.
Allison McCague brought us the Mets player meters for pitchers!
You can listen to the newest episode of the UnforMETable podcast here.
Steve Sypa handed out player of the week honors for week eight for the Mets minor leagues.
This Date in Mets History
On this date in 1962, Sandy Koufax no-hit the Mets for his first no-hitter of his career.