Mets’ Tylor Megill to the IL with right biceps inflamation

Sources from within the Mets organization tell Mets Police RHP Tylor Megill has been placed on the 15-day IL, retroactive to May 12, with right biceps inflammation. He will undergo an MRI today and the organization will provide an update when more information is available.

RHP Colin Holderman has been selected from Triple-A Syracuse…He will wear #35.

RHP Trevor May has been transferred to the 60-Day IL.

Hopefully Mr. Megill is better soon and in the meantime can enjoy is 5/9ths of the no-hitter t-shirt

Pete Alonso is totally awesome Mets game notes vs. Mariners

LHP Robbie Ray (3-3, 4.22) vs. RHP Carlos Carrasco (3-1, 3.19)

The Mets improved to 11-1 in the game following a loss…The Mets have lost back-to-back games only once this season (April 10-11).

The Mets have played 35 games.  If they play

IRON PETE: Pete Alonso has played 405 games in his career out of a possible 419 games (97 percent) since he joined the major leagues in 2019…Alonso has played in all 35 games this season…He missed one game his rookie season in 2019, three games in 2020 and 10 games when he was on IL in 2021…His 405 games since he made his big league debut ranks fifth in the majors.

In 13 games this month, Pete Alonso is batting .313 (15-48) with nine runs, three doubles, four home runs, 12 RBI, seven walks, a .400 OBP, a .625 SLG and a 1.025 OPS…Starling Marte has hit .347 (17-49) with eight runs, five doubles, a triple, a home run, five RBI, a walk, a .360 OBP, .551 SLG and a .911 OPS in 12 games in May…Brandon Nimmo has .341 (15-44) with nine runs, two doubles, two RBI, eight walks and a .453 OBP in 12 games this month.

How to stop watching the Mets and be perfectly happy

This is another in a long time of posts that won’t be popular.

It started with Saturday nights. At some point I decided I wanted to do other things than watch the Mets. So I made a loose no Saturday night rule. If I felt like breaking it, it was not a blood oath, but most Saturday nights including tonight I don’t put the Mets on

Then there were the Sunday games. I used to sit in the yard and listen to the games. Then the WOR years came along and my choices were to deal with the wah-wah sound they would use on their broadcasts (this was a dull almost metallic noise to mask the silence so the ratings devices would pick up that you were listening) or the other choice was the MLB App with super loud commercials. I complained, I begged, I pleased – neither side did anything so I swore off the radio (forever)

This year my kick is that it’s insane that out of the four weeknights (Mon-Thurs) the Mets usually are off/day game. So that leaves two nights a week to watch the Mets, if I happen to be home.

Last night Scherzer was pitching. I have enjoyed his starts. But the Mets chose to market the Black Edge jerseys for their blackout and I didn’t want to look at it. So I played video games (baseball!) and watched some “TV”. I had a nice night

What all this adds up to is that even though the Mets have put together a good product, even though the Mets are 6 or 7 games up, I don’t care.

Should I nuke my Saturday night and watch a four hour game? No thanks.

Tomorrow should I bother with the radio? Nope it’s dead to me.

Next up is Mon-We’d normal tv starts so I can watch some games. But then a day game and a west coast swing so it’s back to the Invisible Mets

I understand that they have to play west coast games but here’s the thing – that’s baseball’s problem, not mine. I just won’t watch. I will do other things. Just like I do on Friday, Saturday and Sunday and two weeknights a week. I’ve broken the habit and I don’t miss it.

Concurrently, MLB expanded the playoffs. So we are hockey now. Gone is worrying about if the Mets can be top 7, I already know they will be playing in October, so I feel like I can just pop in and out (like hockey) and then start paying attention in the fall like the supposed big time Mets fan comedians do.

So what do I want from you Mets?

Nothing.

And that’s the thing. I just don’t care. You jacked the tickets and priced me out of Opening Day 2016 so I hope your new fans that discovered the team in 2015 stand by you.

All the damage to the sport was done in the 2010s. It’s like climate change. The warnings were there, you didn’t care. Now you reap what you sow.

Mets, I might watch, but I probably won’t, and I don’t care.

Do you?

Mets’ James McCann out for 6 weeks with a fractured hamate whatever that is

Welcome….to the IL.

Sources inside the Mets organization tell me that James McCann underwent an x-ray this morning that revealed a fracture of his left hamate. He will undergo surgery, and the typical timeline for recovery from this injury is approximately six weeks. He has been placed on the 10-Day IL.

Catcher Patrick Mazeika has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse…He will wear #4.

Mets Blacked Out in my house game notes for May 13 vs. Mariners

I choose not to watch the Mets tonight as they will be dressed like a softball team to appeal to the Pete Alonso fans.

LHP Marco Gonzales (1-4, 3.91) vs. RHP Max Scherzer (4-1, 2.92)

Ice Cold Max Scherzer gets the start. Max suffered his first loss since May 30, 2021 on May 8 at Philadelphia in game one of a doubleheader…Allowed three runs on a season-high 10 hits in 6.0 innings with seven strikeouts…Half of the 10 hits he allowed had an exit velocity below 80 mph and nine of the 10 hits were singles…Ended an unbeaten streak of 24 starts, tied with three others for the sixth-longest such streak in modern MLB history…Had won his previous 15 decisions, a career-best winning streak…It was the first time his team lost one of his starts since July 8, 2021, ending a run of 18 consecutive team wins in his appearance

Travis Jankowski is batting .321 (9-28) with nine runs scored, an RBI, four walks, three steals with a .406 OBP in this season…He has gone 9-27 (.333) with a .419 OBP in nine starts this year…The Mets are 8-1 in those games.

LHP Marco Gonzales (1-4, 3.91) vs. RHP Max Scherzer (4-1, 2.92)

The Mets will get last licks tonight because they are the home team.  Someone explain to Gary Cohen what last licks is.

Tomorrow is a 7pm game on Channel 11 which will annoy @ceetar who can’t figure out how to stream those games.  Sunday is 1:40 (thanks Peacock) on SNY.    I’m finding Friday, Saturday and Sunday are great times to NOT watch baseball.  And don’t act like you’re not the same – twitter is a ghost town.