Good morning Mets fans! The New York Mets (63-76) had off on a Thursday for the tenth and final time of the season yesterday. The team starts a seven-game homestand after coming back from a 5-4 roadtrip.
Latest Mets News
The Mets play the Philadelphia Phillies (73-66) tonight at 7:10 p.m. EDT. Steven Matz (5-11, 4.20 ERA), who is coming off two excellent starts, will face off against Cy Young Award contender Aaron Nola (15-4, 2.23 ERA). The game can be heard on 710 WOR and watched on SNY.
Dominic Smith will play for the Toros del Este of the Dominican Winter League this offseason.
Latest MLB News
Four doctors told Yahoo Sports! that Shohei Ohtani will be able to play as a full-time hitter next season as he recovers from Tommy John surgery. The fact that he is a left-handed hitter and right-handed thrower helps make it possible.
The Mobile Baybears (the Los Angeles Angels’ Double-A affiliate) will be renamed the Rocket City Trash Pandas after they relocate to Madison, Alabama in 2020 according to AL.com.
Matt Shepard and Kirk Gibson took over for Detroit Tigers’ play-by-play announcer Mario Impemba and analyst Rod Allen on Wednesday after the latter two were involved in a physical altercation with one another the day prior according to The Athletic.
Latest NL East News
Despite a late-season sell-off, the Washington Nationals will not manage to get under the competitive balance tax threshold according to Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post.
Laurence Leavy (AKA Marlins Man) will be signing a one-day contract with the Miami Marlins as he ends his season-long feud with the team per Andy Slater of Slater Scoops.
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Sheridan also continued his “3 Up, 3 Down” series after the Mets took two of three from the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Jack Hendon broke down Wheeler’s quality start from Wednesday.
Michael Mayer discussed the recent dynamic duo forming in the Mets’ middle infield.
John Bernhardt wrote a personal experience about warming up to the new minor league extra innings rule.
This Day in Mets History
1973: The second game of the Mets’ and Montreal Expos’ doubleheader was delayed for 11 minutes to prevent injuries because the setting sun over the rim of the ballpark made it impossible for the first baseman to see the ball being thrown from certain positions on the field.