Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (52-68) split a doubleheader with the Philadelphia Phillies (67-54) on Thursday at Citizens Bank Park. In the first game of the doubleheader Corey Oswalt (2-2, 5.16 ERA) picked up the win thanks in part to a franchise-record 24 runs scored by the Mets. In the second game, Steven Matz (5-10, 4.60 ERA) took the loss after giving up six runs (four earned) in two innings in his first start off the disabled list.
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Noah Syndergaard (8-2, 3.22 ERA) will toe the rubber tonight against Aaron Nola (13-3, 2.28 ERA) who has been one of the best pitchers in baseball this season. The game is scheduled to begin at 6:05 p.m. EDT and will be broadcast on SNY and 710 WOR.
Bobby Wahl has experienced an uptick in velocity coming off thoracic outlet surgery as mentioned by Mike Puma in a Baseball America article. That is extremely rare considering many pitchers struggle to even come back from the surgery at all.
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Eno Sarris of The Athletic made a case to why the stolen base should make a comeback.
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Pat Reddington of Federal Baseball wrote about the state of the Washington Nationals who entered Thursday’s game nine games behind the Atlanta Braves for first place before picking up a game last night.
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Mark Healey wrote a piece that touched on a few things including old school baseball and the importance of developing talent in the minors.
John Sheridan continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series following the Mets’ two-game set with the Baltimore Orioles.
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