Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (37-54) were defeated by the Washington Nationals (47-46) by a score of 5-4 on Thursday night at Citi Field. Although Steven Matz (4-7, 3.38 ERA) provided the Mets with a quality start and the team’s offense hit a combined three home runs, a critical two-run homer by Bryce Harper in the seventh inning put the game away.
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The Mets continue their series against the Nationals tonight at 7:10 p.m. EDT. Noah Syndergaard (4-1, 3.06 ERA) will return from the disabled list and pitch for the first time since May 25. He’ll be facing off against Tanner Roark (3-11, 4.76 ERA). The game can watched on SNY and heard on 710 WOR.
Right-handed reliever Chris Beck cleared waivers and was outrighted to Las Vegas.
Jon Heyman of Fan Cred Sports ranked the 29 best starting pitchers available or somewhat available ahead of the trading deadline. Four of top 12 are Jacob deGrom, Syndergaard, Matz and Zack Wheeler, respectively.
Howie Kussoy of the New York Post sat down with Brooklyn Cyclones bench coach Rich Donnelly who opened up about some intense family tragedies.
Emma Span of The Athletic wrote a story about bullpen blunders over the years. In it she shared a story about Casey Stengel wanting one of his two players named Bob Miller to warm up one day during the dreadful 1962 season. When asked which one, he said, “Surprise me.”
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Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic wrote about a few things including why the Oakland Athletics should be buyers at the trading deadline, the Colorado Rockies’ turnaround and Mike Scioscia‘s unclear future with the Los Angeles Angels.
Topps extended its exclusive trading card license with MLB through 2025 according Eric Fisher of the SportsBusiness Journal. The company has held these rights since 2010.
MLB and KBO have agreed to a revised version of the posting system in place for baseball players in Korea to move from the KBO to MLB. The agreement will be effective until Oct. 31, 2021.
Latest NL East News
The Miami Marlins released a statement about suspending their relationship and promotions with the Papa John’s brand.
Matt Powers of Talking Chop discussed the different candidates the Atlanta Braves could draft with ninth overall pick in the 2019 MLB Draft.
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Sheridan continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series following the Mets four-game set with the Phillies.
This Day in Mets History
1977: The lights at Shea Stadium went off due to a city-wide blackout. Before the game was suspended, Mets players amused the crowd by driving their cars onto the field.