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Your Saturday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets began a three-game series against the Blue Jays in Buffalo last night with Jacob deGrom on the mound. For the second straight start, the offense performed the unusual task of giving the ace plenty of run support, as the team scored a whopping 18 runs (buoyed by a 10-run fourth inning) en route to an 18-1 victory.
With the shortened season entering its final stretch, what has to happen in these last few weeks in order for the Mets to make the postseason?
Todd Zeile—who was a member of the Mets in 2001 when the 9/11 attacks occurred—discussed his experiences and relief efforts in the wake of that tragic day.
Around the National League East
The Phillies and Marlins played a doubleheader yesterday. Aaron Nola threw a 7-inning complete game shutout in Philadelphia’s 11-0 win in the first game, while Miami scored five runs off the Phillies relievers in a bullpenning game to win 5-3 in game two.
Around Major League Baseball
A positive COVID test was reported in the Giants organization, leading to the cancellation of the first two games in their series against the Padres as the league conducts additional testing and contract tracing.
The league is finalizing plans to hold the postseason in a bubble to try to prevent COVID outbreaks.
Karleigh Webb wrote for Beyond the Box Score about how baseball could be an agent for social change.
Minor League Baseball still doesn’t have a clear sense of exactly what’s in store for them in 2021 and beyond.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Joe Sokolowski compiled the most memorable quotes from and about Tom Seaver as we continue to mourn the passing of the Mets legend.