Kinda like it.
Kinda like it.
So you’re saying there’s a chance?
The Mets brought their bats with them to St. Louis on Monday, mixing a record-breaking moonshot with some small ball to beat the Cardinals, 7-4, in the opening game of the series. Robert Gsellman picked up his first major league win along the way, thinning the Cards’ lead to just 3.5 games for the second Wild Card slot.
Maybe it’s still too soon to talk postseason, but there’s something building in the Mets clubhouse. Yoenis Céspedes has looked like his old self since returning from the disabled list. Asdrúbal Cabrera is showing the defensive range scouts said he no longer had. To put the cherry on top, the pitching staff has weathered the indefinite loss of Steven Matz, who landed on the disabled list last week citing shoulder tightness.
A series win in St. Louis would be a huge momentum swing heading into the upcoming homestand against the Phillies, Marlins and Nationals. And for fans hoping to catch the action in Flushing beginning this weekend, Mets tickets are going for bargain rates on the secondary market.
The Phillies will be in town for three games between Friday and Sunday. As it stands now, MLB tickets on Razorgator across the three-games series start from as low as $8. The weekend affair will see Bartolo Colón and Noah Syndergaard each take the hill for the Mets, who have each pitched masterfully over the last two weeks. Free Shirt Friday, a Matt Harvey bobblehead and a Steven Matz Lunch Bag will be on the promotional docket this weekend. Jon Niese was slated to pitch the final game of the series on Sunday but is expected to be replaced by Gsellman after suffering a knee injury Tuesday night.
The Marlins currently sit just 1.5 games behind the Cardinals for the second Wild Card spot, so their visit to Citi Field at the beginning of next week will be a big one. The four-game stint will be the final time the Marlins come to Queens during the regular season, and fans looking for tickets can find them starting from just $5 throughout the week. Citi Field parking is also available for the cheapest rates on ParkWhiz.com for fans driving to the game.
Ok, we’ve had some time to let it sink in – the Nationals are winning the NL East this season. Even with their huge divisional lead, though, their last trip to Queens in the regular season will be an important series to attend. Tickets for the three-game affair from September 2-4 start from $9 on the secondary market.
The next two weeks will define the season for the Metropolitans. If they can continue their winning ways, there’s every reason to believe that playoff baseball will make its way to Flushing come October.
— New York Mets (@Mets) August 23, 2016
Oh the humanity! I have uncovered The Curse Of Free Shirt Friday!!! Basically, if the Mets offer you to be on a shirt SAY NO.
Let’s take a look…
First, let’s celebrate a pennant as we head toward ANOTHER pennant, right? This jinxed the thing out of the box.
Then, the shirts celebrated the Fab Four. Raise your arm if you’re not hurt. Also notice Colon is NOT on the shirt!!!
Quick name two 1986 Mets. Right…and now they are fighting with each other!
7 and 6 in August!
Um….I got nothing.
Hey wait my shtick is totally falling apart here…
Hey what happened to the curse….
Ah here it is…DL stint!
If someone offers you $30 million….
Could be Division Elimination day!
And whatever this is. All catchers beware!
And if you’d made it this far, go back and read my original snarky Free Shirt Friday Preview like I just did because it’s quite hilarious.
I don’t know what to make of all this. I know what I believe to be true. We all have our own beliefs.
Dwight Gooden, at an autograph signing on Long Island tonight, says that, despite concern for him, he is fine pic.twitter.com/cMpbsexLfN
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) August 23, 2016
Developer Michael Meldman allowed Harvey and his other guests to tour models of the 33 suites available for members next summer.
Thanks to our old pal @mediagoon for sending this into the Matt Harvey News Desk.