Yoenis Cespedes helped to hang a Mets jersey with Jose Fernandez's name and number (16) in the Mets dugout as a tribute to his Cuban countryman. Fernandez, 24, was killed in a boating accident early Sunday. The Mets also held a moment of silence for Fernandez before the national anthem. "Jeff Wilpon came to me and Asdrubal Cabrera with the idea, he had the jersey made," Cespedes told reporters after the game. "He came and spoke to us in the trainer's room before the game and I decided that I wanted to be the one to go out there and put it up, just to let everyone know how much this loss meant to us. ... I can tell you that we're going to take the jersey with us and we'll be putting it up again."
The Cardinals got shellacked 15-2 by the Reds, one of baseball’s worst teams, last night. In so doing they fell a half game behind the Giants for the second Wild Card. Rick Hummel of the St. Louis Post Dispatch wrote about last night’s game. What struck him was the reaction from the crowd at Busch Stadium: And the fans, in a rare moment of pique, let the Cardinals hear about it, first booing and then erupting in a Bronx cheer when the final out of a seven-run fourth was recorded. They booed a little more later on and then many of them beat the traffic, with some of them at least leaving with a Grateful Dead T-shirt, a special theme night promotion . . . The paid crowd to witness the carnage was
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