Mets to play doubleheader on Sunday in Philly, a special Mother’s Day note, and a PSA
The Mets have not yet announced their pitching plans or roster move for the doubleheader
What’s Up with the Mets? ⚾️
The Mets and Phillies were rained out for a second straight day on Saturday - they will play a straight doubleheader today at Citizens Bank Park
The Mets and Phillies will make Friday’s game up as part of a doubleheader on August 20
Roster Moves 📰
The Mets claimed INF Gosuke Katoh off waivers from the Blue Jays on Saturday - he was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse
Today’s Game 🗓
Match-up: Mets (19-9) @ Phillies (11-15)
Where: Citizens Bank Park — Philadelphia, PA
Starters: RHP Max Scherzer (4-0, 2.61 ERA) vs TBA
Where to Watch: SNY
When: 12:35 PM EDT
Starters: RHP Chris Bassitt (3-2, 2.61 ERA) vs TBA
Where to Watch: SNY
A tribute to the mothers in my life 📝
With the Mets having been rained out two days in a row, I will be the first to admit I didn’t know what I was going to write in our newsletter this morning.
It’s been cold, rainy and windy for the better part of 48 hours in New York (and Philadelphia), and to make matters worse, woke up to the disappointment of both of my birdhouses in the front yard having been destroyed by either the weather, a creature, or both.
So, I am already annoyed on what should be a very positive day. After all, it’s Mother’s Day, a day we are supposed to express our love and appreciation to our mothers and wives.
So, instead of wrangling some baseball story together when there really is none to tell this morning thanks to this absurd amount of rain (which not only cost the Mets and Yankees this weekend, but also the softball teams I manage in Dobbs Ferry in our local little league), I’ll put the birdhouse destruction behind me (thank goodness, no birds were nesting in them) and discuss just that.
First off, to my wife who I love to call my CEO. That is because she is a far better, braver, bolder person than I am and she is far more capable of making the big decisions than I am about pretty much anything, whether it’s the right way (versus my way) of making my morning protein smoothie, or how I should be managing what seems to be the millions of pills I need to take over the course of the day just to keep my engine running. She knows when I’ve reached my limits, she knows when I have a higher ceiling in my endeavors, and she makes sure I max out every single inning of my life.
And for that, I am grateful.
She is a wonderful mother who instinctively knows how to guide the children through any labyrinth they face whether it’s on a softball diamond, a classroom or with any curveball or slider they face over the course of their day.
And for all of those things, she deserves the happiest of Mother’s Day. I will certainly do my best to make this day exactly what she wants it to be, even if it means just sitting around and relaxing.
And of course there’s my mother. My mother loves her children and grandchildren (and her dog) and really her entire family more than she loves anything in this world, perhaps to a fault.
Because she will stop at nothing to ensure they have the best and the most she can give and offer, even if it means she has to lose her own ballgame or ballgames. She taught me through the years the most important thing we can offer as parents is the absolute best we can give, even if it means we have to give up something ourselves.
She was there at all of the baseball games for me and field hockey games for my sister, she made sure my sister and I had the best upbringings we could have, she was there to drop us off at school and pick us up (except for this one time when we had to take the bus, and the two of us got into a fist fight in the back), and in between fought the fights worth fighting to make sure all of that was a reality for us.
So, to my wife Natalie and my mother Marilyn, Happy Mother’s Day! Enjoy the day! We won’t bother you!
Our local baseball/softball park in Dobbs Ferry, New York - Memorial Park - is in desperate need of field renovation. Even the lightest of rain showers renders the field unusable for extended periods of time due to poor drainage.
It’s so bad that even on a good day, other teams prefer to avoid Memorial Park altogether due to the rocky dirt and uneven grass.
The Little League is looking to raise $30,000 this month in an effort to get the renovation on the schedule and to begin work in August, which would close it entirely for the Fall season but have it ready for the kids on opening day, 2023.
It’s a chance for the Mets community to contribute to the game we all love in a way that benefits our youth, that which will be the future of baseball and softball in this country.
There are many convenient and flexible ways to donate:
Venmo: to @wkelly9
Zelle: to firstname.lastname@example.org
Personal check: mailed to Dobbs Ferry Little League, PO Box 277, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
Employer matching: to donate via a corporate matching program like Benevity, search for “Dobbs Ferry Youth Baseball League, Inc.” or "Dobbs Ferry Youth Little League" and follow the on-screen instructions to make your donation. Don't forget to request a match!
Thank you so much in advance for your support!
Down on the Farm 🌾
Mike Montgomery (LHP, Triple-A): 5.2 IP, 4 ER
Brett Baty (3B, No. 2 Prospect, Double-A): 2-for-4, RBI, R
Alex Ramirez (OF, No. 6 Prospect, Single-A): 3-for-4, 2B, HR, 3 RBI, 2 R
Around the League 🚩
Future hall of Famer Miguel Cabrera reached another milestone with his 600th double n Saturday - he is now one of three players in MLB history to have 3000+ hits, 600+ doubles and 500+ home runs (Hank Aaron, Albert Pujols are the others)
Twins OF Byron Buxton experienced hip tightness during Saturday’s game against the A’s
Twins SS Carlos Correa’s thumb x-rays came back negative
The Giants held a special ceremony in honor of Buster Posey at Oracle Park on Saturday - he retired after the 2021 season
The Red Sox signed RHP Carlos Martínez to a minor league contract