Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (15-8) lost to the St. Louis Cardinals (15-9) by a score of 4-3 in 13 innings on Thursday afternoon. Noah Syndergaard went a season-high 7 1/3 innings and held the Cardinals to two runs (one earned), but Robert Gsellman, Jeurys Familia, and Paul Sewald all ran into trouble which helped lead to the Mets’ defeat.
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Jacob deGrom (2-0, 2.53) will look to get the Mets started on the right foot against Clayton Richard (1-2, 5.67 ERA) and the San Diego Padres tonight at Petco Park. First pitch is scheduled for 10:10 pm EDT and the game will be broadcasted on SNY and WOR.
Todd Frazier‘s first cousin unexpectedly passed away as Steve Gelbs mentioned during the Mets’ SNY broadcast on Thursday. Our thoughts and prayers here at MMO are with him and his family during this difficult time.
Jason Vargas will be making his 2018 debut for the Mets tomorrow against the San Diego Padres.
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Boston has approved of a plan that will change the name of Yawkey Way outside Fenway Park according to the Associated Press.
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Miami Marlins right-hander Trevor Richards struck out 10 and outdueled Clayton Kershaw on Wednesday. It was the former substitute teacher and brewery employee’s best MLB start of his rookie season thus far.
Atlanta Braves prospect Ronald Acuna made his much-anticipated big league debut on Wednesday. The debut helped boost TV ratings for the Braves by 33 percent in comparison to the average of all their previous 2018 games according to Tim Tucker of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Jerry Crasnick of ESPN wrote a piece about the Philadelphia Phillies starting to figure out how good they are. The Phillies are 15-9 on the season and a half game behind the Mets for first place after a 1-4 start.
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Michael Mayer took a closer look at Syndergaard’s dominant start yesterday.
Mojo Hill provided recaps for the four Mets minor league affiliates that played on Wednesday.
This Day in Mets History
2004: Mike Piazza hit his 362nd career home run and his 351st as a catcher. That homer tied him with Carlton Fisk for most career home runs by a catcher and it moved him past Joe DiMaggio on the all-time home run list.
2010: David Wright collected his 1,000th career hit in a Mets uniform with a fifth-inning RBI single against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Wright became the eighth Met and quickest Met in franchise history to reach that milestone.
2012: Scott Hairston hit for the cycle in the Mets’ 18-9 loss to the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field. Hairston became the tenth Met in franchise history and the latest to do so.