Go to bed instead – Mets game notes for May 31

Good evening!   It is May 31 and Pete Alonso is back baby.  He has six home runs!

Mets Police reminds you not to chase tonight’s game to 1am.  If you want to watch a little deGrom I understand, but really by 11 just give up on it.  You will thank me when the alarm goes off at 6:30.

RHP Sean Reid Foley, C Patrick Mazeika and OF Khalil Lee were optioned to Triple-A Syracuse yesterday.

OF Cameron Maybin and RHP Sam McWilliams have been designated for assignment.  Maybin finishes his Mets career with one hit I guess.  I didn’t fact check this but sounds right.

INF Pete Alonso (right hand sprain) and OF Kevin Pillar (multiple facial fractures) have been activated from the 10-Day IL.   Pillar tweeted a vulgar version of LGM earlier today so he is now my 24th favorite Met.  (Vulgar Pete is 25 and The Big Zero is 26th, except during doubleheaders when they all move down one spot.)

RHP Seth Lugo (right elbow surgery) has been activated from the 60-Day IL.

OF Mason Williams has been selected to the major league roster and will be active tonight…He will wear #70 as will @mediagoon who has purchased a Mason Williams Mets jersey.

The Mets have played the fewest games in the majors…The Mets have had three games postponed due to COVID-19 safety protocol, one suspended game due to rain, another postponed due to snow and six additional postponements due to rain…The team’s 10 postponements are the most in the majors…The Twins are second with six postponements.

deGrom is off to one of the best starts in major league history, posting a 0.60 WHIP and 0.80 ERA through his first seven outings over 45.0 innings…There have been nearly 8,000 (7,886 to be exact) individual starting pitcher seasons that have begun with at least 45.0 innings through seven starts and deGrom’s 0.60 WHIP is second only to Chris Sale’s 2014 season, when he started out with a very slightly lower 0.596 WHIP in his first seven starts…Only 15 pitchers have had a lower ERA through seven starts (min. 45.0 IP)…The last pitcher with a lower ERA in his first seven starts of a season was Kris Medlen (0.54 ERA in 2012 for Atlanta)…The only Mets pitcher with a better ERA through seven starts is Johan Santana (0.78 ERA in 2009).  Thee years later the Mets would wreck Santana’s career so you could all get Nohan t-shirts in one of the most reckless managing assignments of all time.

ATROCIOUSPete Alonso | INF | .236, 6 HR, 19 RBI, 0 SB