Mets avoid sweep and the home run that healed a city for a night…
It took until the ninth but the Mets squeaked out the victory thanks to another clutch hit from DJ Stewart
What’s Up with the Mets? ⚾️
The Mets managed to avoid a sweep at the hands of the Twins with a 2-0 victory over Minnesota (Box)
Tylor Megill only gave up two hits in five innings but he walked four and struck out two
Phil Bickford, Trevor Gott, Brooks Raley, and Adam Ottavino all pitched an inning each in relief of Megill and all managed to get the job done. Only Gott and Ottavino gave up hits in their appearances
DJ Stewart was the hero when he drove in two with a double in the ninth
Francisco Lindor set the stage for the inning when he led off with a double. He went 1-for-3 for the day
The baby Mets had a tough day at the plate. The combination of Francisco Alvarez, Ronny Mauricio, Brett Baty, and Mark Vientos went 1-for-12 with five strikeouts. The lone hit came from Alvarez who was then removed from the game after getting hit by a pitch on the wrist
Prospect Watch 🔎
⬆️ SS Jett Williams (No. 3 prospect) promoted to Double-A Binghamton
INF Luisangel Acuña (No. 1 prospect, Double-A): 1-for-5, run scored
OF Drew Gilbert (No. 2 prospect, Double-A): 1-for-4, 2 R, BB
C Kevin Parada (No. 5 prospect, Double-A): 2-for-5, RBI, run scored
Today’s Game 🗓
Match-up: Mets (65-77) vs. Diamondbacks (75-69)
Where: Citi Field — Flushing, NY
Starting pitchers: RHP José Quintana (2-5, 3.00 ERA) vs. RHP Zach Davies (2-5, 6.81 ERA)
When: 7:10 PM EDT
Where to Watch: SNY
Never Forget… 🇺🇸
Today, the country pauses to remember the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001.
It has been twenty-two years since that day when so many innocent people lost their lives after simply going to work on a beautiful, late summer day.
Even though two decades have passed, it remains our duty to never forget.
Never forget those who were lost.
Never forget those still grieving the loss of a loved one.
And never forget those who are still suffering from the effects of that day.
Baseball can be taken for granted. It is played almost every day for 162 days of the year. It’s an ordinary, tattered comfort blanket where it doesn’t matter what condition it is in, all that matters is that it is there.
Ten days after the attacks on September 21, 2001, while the city was still in shock from the attack at the World Trade Center, the Mets and Braves played a baseball game at Shea Stadium. But on that day, this ordinary act of playing a baseball game became itself extraordinary. It was a brief respite for three hours that allowed New Yorkers to smile and to cheer.
Mike Piazza’s home run will forever be tied to that day but the late Rusty Staub’s charity, the New York Police and Fire Widows’ and Children’s Benefit Fund, did great work in the years following the tragedy. It was originally founded in 1985 but the need exponentially grew after 2001 when over 300 first responders lost their lives. Through Staub’s tireless efforts, his organization was able to raise money to help the families and host them for a picnic at Shea every year. After Staub’s death, the Mets were presented with a sapling from the Survivor Tree that was found at Ground Zero after the terrorist attacks in recognition of Staub and his organization’s efforts following September 11.
Both a baseball game and a tiny sapling represent life continuing on after unimaginable grief, loss, and pain.
Life goes on but we must never forget.
Around the League 🚩
Yankees young rookie Jasson Domínguez was diagnosed with a UCL tear and will undergo Tommy John surgery
The Brewers no-hit the Yankees into the eleventh inning but it was the Bronx Bombers who came out on top after walking it off in the thirteenth
The Angels are reportedly open to trading superstar Mike Trout if he requests a trade
The Braves became the first team to clinch a playoff spot with their win over the Pirates
Astros Kyle Tucker hit two triples in one inning in Houston’s 12-2 win over the Padres. He became only the second player since 1961 to hit two triples in a single inning