The Mets Game is On YouTube Only Game Notes for May 2

MLB not only plays weekday afternoon games, they air them places nobody wants them to be.

Today’s game will be aired exclusively via YouTube…Fans will be able to access the broadcast for free from any device, including the free YouTube app on smart TVs, simply by tuning into MLB’s YouTube channel, or for YouTube TV members, on a dedicated channel via the app.  Or…hear me out….don’t bother with the game at all and look up the score later.

Today is Harvey Day in some parts of the world.  I know you’re like, but he just pitched terribly on Saturday, why would the Orioles throw him on short rest?  That’s how bad the Orioles are.  SOMEONE has to pitch, and we’re gonna lose 110 games anyway so why not torture Matt Harvey.   That’s a night game and I will of course have the recap for you.

Keith Hernandez, who in the past said he would read the newspaper and then listen to Mike Francesa to prepare for games, says Pete Alonso looks locked in!  So it must be true.

Let’s check the numbers here in June.  Pete Alonso has hit safely in both games since returning from the 10-Day IL…He is 3-8 with two runs, a home run, four RBi and a walk…Alonso is batting .260/.351/.468 with four home runs against right-handed pitchers this year.  That’s all nice spin but LET’S LOOK AT THE NUMBERS HERE IN JUNE

Pete Alonso | INF | .244, 7 HR, 23 RBI, 0 SB

Today, all teams will honor the life and legacy of Lou Gehrig…Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig joins fellow Baseball Legends Jackie Robinson and Roberto Clemente as the only players whose legacies are celebrated annually with dedicated, league-wide days…Today was specifically chosen as the date for Lou Gehrig Day as it marks when Gehrig became the Yankees starting first baseman, thus cementing the start of his incredible streak of consecutive games played, as well as the day he passed from complications of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), otherwise known as Lou Gehrig’s disease…A special collection of activities has been coordinated by Major League Baseball, its clubs and the Lou Gehrig Day Committee to celebrate the inaugural “Lou Gehrig Day”…These efforts include special moments at major league ballparks and a series of fundraising efforts aimed at supporting charitable organizations, notably the Expanded Access Protocol (EAP) program at the Sean M. Healey and AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital (Healey Center for ALS)…In addition, the Mets will wear a special patch on their sleeve as well as wristbands to help raise awareness for ALS.

I am still convinced the 1936 Mets would have given Gehrig a ten year deal.

Dominic Smith is 6-15 with two runs, two doubles, a home run, four RBI, two walks and a .1.207 OPS over his last five games…He is batting .287/.370/.379 with 10 runs, six extra-base hits, 11 RBI, 10 walks and a .749 in 26 games since the start of May…He is batting .297/.349/.405 against left-handed pitchers this year but he did oversleep that one time years ago.