Mets game notes for a 1pm start on a Monday? Is MLB insane?

Dominic Smith is batting .326/.410/.697 with 14 runs, 12 doubles, seven home runs, 25 RBI, 11 walks and a 1.106 OPS…He leads the Mets with seven home runs, 12 doubles and 25 RBI…He is tied for second in the majors in doubles, tied for fifth in the NL and tied for 15th in RBI, tied for fourth in the NL and tied for seventh in the majors in extra-base hits…He has 19 extra-base hits in 89 at-bats this season and sports a 1.106 OPS…Smith hit 11 home runs in 177 at-bats last year…He set a career- high with 12 doubles…His previous high was 11 doubles in 143 at-bats in 2018…He hit 10 doubles in 177 at-bats last season…Dom recorded 25 RBI in 2019 and a career- high 26 RBI in 167 at-bats in 2017.

TOTAL DOM-INATION: Smith is now a qualified hitter…His 1.106 OPS ranks third in the majors as does his .697 SLG…He ranks seventh in the majors with a .326 batting average.

Pete Alonso | INF | .220, 6 HR, 18 RBI, 0 SB



Can you name the 28 Mets? How big are rosters 28?  Who even knows who is on the Mets or how many Mets there are.

RHP Drew Smith has been optioned to the team’s Alternate Training Site.

RHP Hunter Strickland has been selected from the team’s Alternate Training Site.

Fortunately, my friends the Mets have sent along this handy chart in case you and your friends want to play “is this guy on the Mets or not?”

Today, MLB has foolishly scheduled a 1pm game when people have to work.

It is also the trade dealing.  Hopefully nobody gets foolish and mortgages the future so they can chase the 8 seed for a lottery ticket’s chance at winning the World Series at a neutral site in front of zero fans.  Don’t do it.

Today, Jacob deGrom is slated to make his fourth straight start against the Marlins…It marks the first time that a major league pitcher has faced the same opponent in four consecutive starts since Freddie Fitzsimmons did so for the New York Giants against the Cincinnati Reds from July 30 – August 13, 1929… Fitzsimmons went 2-2 in that span with a 1.09 ERA (four earned runs/33.0 innings)… deGrom is 1-0 with a 1.50 ERA (three earned runs/18.0 innings) in his previous three starts against the Marlins (August 9-26)…Courtesy of Elias.