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The New York Mets had a well-earned day off yesterday after getting off to a 10-1 start to the season for the first time in franchise history.
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The Mets are back at it today as they return to Queens to play the Milwaukee Brewers at 7:10 p.m.
Steven Matz (0-1, 3.00 ERA) gets the nod for the Mets looking to build off his last start against the Washington Nationals and Zach Davies (0-1, 5.40 ERA) starts for the Brewers looking to rebound after his last outing against the St. Louis Cardinals.
Tim Heiman, radio voice of the Rumble Ponies, made a comparison between the temperature and attendance of Binghamton’s first homestand.
He mentioned that the average starting temperature was 37.5 degrees during this year’s first homestand and they drew an average of 1,995 fans per game. However, the last time the average starting temperature for the first homestand was below 40 degrees, (which was in 2016 when it was 39.5 degrees) the average fans per game were 1,173. This may lead one to infer that Tim Tebow will once again draw crowds where he plays.
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Matt Breen of Philly.com writes about why the Philadelphia Phillies are seeing so many pitches this season.
Many teams are eying Luisangel Acuna from the international free agent market and while the Atlanta Braves may have had interest, they have been barred from pursuing him after their international free agency scandal last year.
The Miami Marlins’ Double-A affiliate, the Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp, attracted more of a crowd than the big league club on Wednesday (6,960 fans in comparison to 6,150 fans).
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Mathew Brownstein interviewed Russell A. Carleton who wrote The Shift: The Next Evolution in Baseball Thinking.
John Sheridan gave his three ups and three downs after the Mets swept the Marlins.
Sheridan also analyzed Mets prospects whose stocks have recently risen.
Teddy Klein wrote about Baseball America’s positive coverage of the Mets international free agent class.
This Day in Mets History
1962: The Mets played their first-ever home game at the Polo Grounds. They fell to the Pittsburgh Pirates by a score of 4-3 in front of a crowd of 12,447 people.
1967: Tom Seaver made his major league debut in the Mets’ 3-2 victory over the Pirates in front of a crowd of 5,005 people. His final numbers for the game were 5 1/3 innings pitched, six hits, four walks, two runs and eight strikeouts.