Growing @MLB by playing on Thursday at 1pm Mets-Nats game notes

Weekday day games are insane.  Leaving the RSN’s without primetime programming two days out of the 4 main weeknights EVERY WEEK is insane.

RHP Jake Reed has been recalled from Triple-A Syracuse…He will wear #72.

RHP Stephen Nogosek has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse.

RHP Taijuan Walker (0-0, 4.91) vs. RHP Joan Adon (1-5, 6.99)

LAST TIME OUT: Walker Allowed seven runs (six earned) in 4.0 innings on May 5 against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park…The seven runs were the most Walker had allowed in an outing since September 15, 2020 against the Yankees as a member of the Blue Jays…Walker’s first three starts of the season came against the Phillies.

Vulgar Pete Alonso has reached base safely in each 24 of hist lats 25 games at Nationals Park…He owns a .436 OBP in that span…Overall, he is a .359 (42-117) with 20 runs, eight doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 26 RBI and 13 walks with a 1.129 OPS in 31 career games in D.C…His .701 career slugging percentage and a 1.129 career OPS at Nationals Park are the highest marks ever by any player at the stadium (home or visitor, minimum 100 PA)…His.354 career average ranks second all-time at Nationals Park, trailing Placido Polanco (.359)…Courtesy Sportsradar.

Better Call Tylor Mets Game Notes

The Mets have a SEVEN game lead.  Cy Young Candidate Saul Goodman Tylor Megill pitches tonight.

RHP Tylor Megill (4-1, 2.43) vs. RHP Aaron Sanchez (1-2, 8.56)

The Mets are a season-high 11 games above .500…That matches their high-water mark on paper from 2021 (36-25), although the club was never actually more than 10 games over .500 at any point last year…A win in a suspended game from April 11, 2021 was completed in August and retroactively boosted the team’s record…The last time the Mets were 11 or more games above .500 entering play was when they were 13 games above .500 on October 1, 2016 (87-74)…The Mets own a 7.0 game lead in the division…It is their largest division lead since they were 9.5 games ahead on September 27, 2015.

Pete Alonso recorded his 12th career multi-homer game in the second contest of the doubleheader on Sunday…His 12 multi-homer games as a Met are tied for seventh in franchise history….Next up are two better players, Dave Kingman and Lucas Duda who are tied at fifth with 16 apiece…Overall, he has hit 113 career home runs, which puts him in sole possession of 13th on the team’s all-time list…Ed Kranepool (118) is next, followed by Edgardo Alfonzo (120).

Today is one of the two weeknights (Mon-Thurs) where MLB provides programming.  Tomorrow is another inexplicable day game. The day game will allow the Mets to make the day and half journey from Washington DC to Queens (the Mets travel on horseback)

The day game also allows the Nationals to….have the evening off?  They are home Friday.

Jacob deGrom to 60 Day IL but he’s totally fine really

Hey it sure was cool when Jacob deGrom threw 100 last spring, and then again against those minor leaguers.  If only someone could have warned them how stupid that was.

The New York Mets claimed LHP Locke St. John off waivers from the Cubs earlier today…St. John, 29, appeared in one game with the Cubs this season before he was designated for assignment on May 3…The former 13th-overall pick in the 2017 First-Year Player Draft appeared in seven games with the Texas Rangers in 2019 posting a 5.40 ERA (four earned runs/6.2 innings).

In addition, RHP Jacob deGrom has been transferred to the 60-Day IL.  I like how the Mets threw in the “in addition” as if it’s an after thought of all the Locke St. John excitement.

This will keep JDG out until after the All Star Break, but hey the Mets have a 6 game lead so I say keep him out until whatever day he has to be back to be on the post-season roster.  All we need are like 7 starts out of him.  (Hmmm…does the math for real….2 in the NLDS, 2 in the NLCS, 2 in the WS…throw in one more for good measure…yep 7.)

The Mets play a rare weeknight 7pm game (I am sick of MLB not having baseball on two of the four weeknights Mon-Thurs).

RHP Carlos Carrasco (2-1, 3.30) vs. LHP Patrick Corbin (0-5, 7.16)

 

 

Mets Clubhouse Cap

 

This is just ugly….it reminds me of Superman but like a totally uncool Superman that hasn’t won the World Series since the 1980s.

It also comes in Somehow Even Worse Blue