Good morning, folks! The Mets will play in a double header today after a five-and a-half hour rain delay caused the yesterday’s double header to be cancelled.
The Mets wiped out the Marlins 13-0 last night thanks to another great performance from Zack Wheeler and big days from Jeff McNeil, Dominic Smith, Jay Bruce, and Amed Rosario. Wheeler had a shot at a shutout after eight innings of 89 dominant pitches.
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The Mets officially announced Jay Horwitz will become the team’s Director of Alumni Relations. Among those in attendance for the announcement were former GMs, Sandy Alderson, Omar Minaya, and Steve Phillips. Former managers, Terry Collins, was also there, as well as players such as David Wright, Dwight Gooden, Darryl Strawberry, and Edgardo Alfonzo. Former manager and Hall of Famer, Joe Torre was also there.
The Mets announced their Sterling Award winners. This recognized the top performers at each level of the Mets system. They also named Justin Dunn their top pitcher and Peter Alonso as their top hitter. Alonso addressed the media on not being called up by the Mets.
Joel Sherman has an outside the box pick to lead the Mets.
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Matt Gelb of the Athletic writes about what to expect from the Phillies last stretch of games.
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