Your Sunday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.
Meet the Mets
The Mets took an early lead against the Dodgers on a Juan Lagares three-run home run, but Jacob deGrom went on to give up five runs. The Mets eventually lost 7-4, and David Wright had a rough night at the plate.
It sounds like the Mets won't promote Noah Syndergaard when rosters expand in September. And Rafael Montero, who was recently sent back to Vegas after two starts and a relief appearance, will resume pitching as a starting pitcher there.
Newsday profiles 2014 Mets draftee Brad Wieck, a left-handed pitcher who has spent the season with the Brooklyn Cyclones.
Curtis Granderson has been a vocal and visible supporter of Chicago's Jackie Robinson West Little League team in the Mets' clubhouse as the Little League World Series continues.
Around the National League East
The Braves were shut out by the Reds last night, and there are some rumblings that general manager Frank Wren and manager Fredi Gonzalez might be on the hot seat if Atlanta fails to make the playoffs. The Braves currently sit one game back of the second Wild Card spot in the National League.
The Marlins made some noise in that Wild Card race recently, but they lost to the lowly Rockies last night and are four games back of the second Wild Card spot at the moment.
The Phillies lost, too.
Around Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball might be making some changes to its internet blackout policies, which would be a step in the right direction, at least.
The Twins poured on twelve runs against the Tigers in the first game of a doubleheader yesterday—after scoring twenty against them on Friday night—and gave Detroit a run for its money in the nightcap. The Tigers are a game back of the second Wild Card spot in the American League this morning.
Yesterday at Amazin' Avenue
The Mets placed Bartolo Colon on revocable trade waivers, and given his contract—which pays him $11 million next season—it'll be interesting to what team, if any, puts in a claim on him. There are a few contenders who could use him down the stretch and potentially in the playoffs.
Bobby Parnell could step back in as closer when he returns next year, assuming the team tenders him a contract in his final year of arbitration.
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