Mets outfielder Alejandro De Aza went 2 for 4 with a home run and a career-high five RBIs in a 10-6 win over the Cardinals on Thursday at Busch Stadium. De Aza hit a two-run single in the fourth inning to give the Mets a 3-0 lead, then blew the game open one inning later with a three-run home run off Adam Wainwright (9-8) to make it 7-0. "Anything that can help the team win, it feels great," De Aza said after the game. "It's fun to do that now, and every time you can. Every time you hit a home run, it's fun." De Aza's second multi-hit game of the month helped the Mets draw within 3 1/2 games of the Cardinals for the second Wils Card spot with 35 games to play. "This and every game is important,"
Taiwan Tourism Bureau and the New York Mets will host the 12th annual Taiwan Heritage Day on Sunday, August 28 at Citi Field when the Mets host the Philadelphia Phillies at 1:10 p.m. Pre-game performances start at noon in the Mets plaza as free Taiwanese souvenirs and traditional snacks will be given out next to the stage. People can also experience Taiwanese folkgame at Taiwan's booth near the main entrance. The Chun-Qing Choir, made up of retirees who dedicate their efforts to promote the Taiwanese cultural performing arts, tour around the world and have also performed in schools, hospitals, nursing homes and correction centers throughout Taiwan. Taiwanese mascot "Oh Bear" will appear and
Marlins Park has been around since 2012, but coming into Thursday’s action, the ballpark hadn’t seen any player rob a home run. Royals outfielder Jarrod Dyson changed that in Thursday night’s series finale in Miami. Christian Yelich smoked a 1-2 slider that Edinson Volquez left up in the zone, hitting what looked like a solo home run to straightaway center field. Dyson gave chase, timed his leap, and snagged the ball in spectacular fashion to save a run on Volquez’s behalf. The Statcast numbers are pretty impressive: Indeed, Dyson’s snag is the first home run robbery at Marlins Park, according to ESPN Stats & Info.