Oh no! My friends the Mets sent me some notes and I don’t like this first one! Prior to today’s game, the Mets placed RHP Michael Wacha on the IL with right shoulder inflammation…C Ali Sánchez has been recalled from the team’s Alternate Training Site…Sánchez is in his second stint with the team, but has yet to appear in a game…When he does, it will be his major league debut.
Now who is gonna pitch?
The Mets notes are fun to read because then you watch the game and realize Keith Hernandez has done just as much work getting ready for the game as I have. Here are some things you may hear today.
Meanwhile, suddenly the Mets are mentioning Vulgar Pete: Pete Alonso is on a four-game hitting streak, batting .333 (5-15) with two runs, a double, a home run, three RBI, three walks, a .444 OBP and a .600 SLG in that span.
That’s all nice Mets but Pete Alonso | INF | .211, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 0 SB
J.D. Davis is on a career-high 12-game hitting streak…He is batting .366 (15-41) with seven runs, a double, three home runs, 11 RBI, five walks, a .438 OBP and a .610 SLG in that span…It is tied for the second longest active streak in the majors…Davis ranked 10th in the NL with a 136 wRC+ (weighted runs created plus) and was 17th in the NL with a .373 wOBA (weighted on-base average) last season.
CONGRATS TO GARY GENTRY : Last week, Gary Gentry was named a part of the 2020 National College Baseball Hall of Fame induction class…Gentry was a member of the 1969 World Series Champion New York Mets, going 13-12 with a 3.43 ERA with 81 walks and 154 strikeouts in 35 starts for the club…The right-handed pitcher earned the win in game three of the World Series, tossing 6.2 scoreless innings, allowing three hits, five walks and struck out four…Gentry was mamed National Player of the Year by The Sporting News in 1967…He struck out 229 batters that year, a NCAA single-season record at the time and a total that remains second only to 2007 College Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Derek Tatsuno…He finished the 1967 season with a nation’s best 17-1 record and a 1.14 ERA