Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets went on the road and opened a four-game series with the Arizona Diamondbacks on Thursday as Jason Vargas (2-5, 7.39 ERA) faced off against Matt Koch (5-3, 4.09 ERA). Despite three home runs, the Mets lost the opener in part to struggles in the bullpen by Jerry Blevins, Paul Sewald and Jacob Rhame.
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The Mets continue their series with the Diamondbacks tonight at Chase Field. Seth Lugo (2-1, 1.77 ERA) will start for the third time this season after going a combined 10 scoreless innings the last two times. He’ll face Zack Godley (6-5, 4.97 ERA) with first pitch scheduled for 9:40 p.m. EDT. The game can be watched on SNY and heard on 710 WOR.
Rob Manfred said the viral video of Terry Collins arguing with umpires has been scrubbed from the internet per Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal. The reason is due to a collective bargaining agreement with the umpires which stated that interactions involving microphoned umpires wouldn’t be made public.
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Jamey Newberg of The Athletic wrote a story on Texas Rangers fourth-round pick Mason Englert and his parents.
Tom Verducci of Sports Illustrated posed a solution to fix the problem of too many strikeouts in baseball.
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Ted Lerner stepped down as principal owner of the Washington Nationals and his son Mark Lerner assumed the role according to Jared Diamond of The Wall Street Journal.
Vince Velasquez went 6 2/3 no-hit innings on Thursday in the Philadelphia Phillies’ 9-3 win over the Colorado Rockies.
The Miami Marlins fell to the San Francisco Giants by a score of 6-3 in a 16-inning marathon on Thursday in Miami.
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Sheridan continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series after the Mets were swept in two games by the Braves.
Michael Mayer wrote about the Brooklyn Cyclones’ preliminary roster which was released today.
Tim Ryder laid out how deGrom’s excellent 2018 campaign is being wasted.
This Day in Mets History
1977: The Mets traded Tom Seaver to the Cincinnati Reds for Pat Zachry, Doug Flynn, Steve Henderson and Dan Norman. The Mets also traded Dave Kingman to the California Angels for Bobby Valentine and Paul Siebert.