Mets Morning Information: Mets fail to finish sweep, transfer on to DC
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After winning the first three games of the series, the Mets failed to put down runs against Kyle Hendricks and the Cubs, and a first two-run inning from Javier Baez in front of Marcus Stroman (who otherwise excelled in seven innings of work) was enough, to condemn the Amazins to a 2-0 defeat. The team is now preparing to begin a series of four games against the Nationals.
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Once again, the Mets got some preliminary good news on Jacob deGrom’s health.
Despite the optimism deGrom and the Mets expressed, letting the ace pitcher make its next scheduled start can still be a risk.
The Mets will get some offensive reinforcements soon as Luis Rojas expects Jeff McNeil to be back on the team either on Sunday or Monday.
Pete Alonso is back on Instagram and his first post revealed the illusory Donnie Stevenson.
The Mets pitched yesterday, signing independent league pitcher Connor Gray on a minor league deal.
All about the National League East
Charlie Morton pitched 7.2 shutout innings and led the Braves to a much-needed 4-0 win in their series opener against the Cardinals.
The Nationals have been hot lately and they have to keep going if they are to save their 2021 season.
The Good Phight expressed concern about Bryce Harper’s agonizing injuries and how they could affect his performance during the remainder of his long deal with the Phillies.
Fish Stripes has put together a full list of NL East players currently on the injured list and it’s an impressive roster.
All about Major League Baseball
The league has decided to relax restrictions on all fully vaccinated players and coaches.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: The Diamondbacks got lost on the road again.
The Astros put third baseman Alex Bregman on the 10-day IL after injuring his quad while leaking a floor ball on Wednesday night.
The Rays made a rare inter-division trade, acquiring first baseman Mike Ford from the Yankees for financial reasons and a player to be named later.
Speaking of the Yankees, they did a pretty unusual triple play last night.
MLB.com considered which prospects in the farm system could profile each team as future lead-off hitters.
While Ammer is usually bad, there have been a few solid ones so far this year.
Yesterday on Amazin ‘Avenue
Chris McShane and Brian Salvatore had a chat with drummer and huge Mets fan Josh Eppard on the latest installment of Amazin ‘Avenue.
Brian also provided updates on the closely watched sweepstakes from -illar of the day.
That date in Mets history
In perhaps his most impressive performance of his Cy Young season, RA Dickey threw his second one-hitter in a row on that date in 2012.