Good morning Mets fans! The Mets head to Atlanta today for a doubleheader with the Braves. The first game is scheduled for 1:10 PM EST as Jacob deGrom (4-0 1.54 ERA) looks to continue his dominance as he faces off against Max Fried (0-2 6.00 ERA). The second game is scheduled for 7:10 PM EST and the Mets starter has yet to be announced.
Yesterday, the Mets (25-24) lost to the Milwaukee Brewers (34-20) by a score of 8-7 as the bullpen blew the lead again, which allowed the Mets to drop three of the four games in Milwaukee.
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Tim Britton of The Athletic reports that in addition to Phillip Evans, the Mets will be sending Kevin Plawecki, Hansel Robles, and Gerson Bautista to Atlanta with the team, all of them being options for activation.
Yesterday, The Las Vegas 51s teamed up with Make A Wish to help grant Max’s wish to be a New York Mets baseball player come true.
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Mike Vasil, No. 25 on MLBPipeline’s Top 200 Draft prospects list, has withdrawn his name from consideration for the Draft and attend the University of Virginia.
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Braves young OF Ronald Acuña Jr. left yesterday’s game due to knee and lower back pain.
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Finkelstein also mentions how Wilmer Flores has been seizing the opportunity and hitting against right handed pitching.
Over on MetsMinors, Jack Ramsey discusses Mets RHP prospect Christian James’ impressive full season debut.
This Day in Mets History
1989: With runners on second and third, no outs, and the Mets and Dodgers tied at 3-3 in the 12th inning, home plate umpire Bob Davidson calls a balk against Roger McDowell which scores the winning run in the Chavez Ravine contest.
Birthday’s: Bobby Gene Smith, Mike DiFelice turns 50, Ryota Igarashi turns 40.