Yesterday, the Mets defeated the Brewers by a score of 6-5, winning their ninth consecutive game. Todd Frazier went deep twice in support of Steven Matz, who pitched 5 1/3 effective innings. Despite some trouble in the later innings, the bullpen held the lead and Jeurys Familia closed out the game, showcasing a nasty splitter.
It was a difficult day to be a Mets catcher yesterday. Travis d’Arnaud elected to undergo Tommy John Surgery in order to fix his torn UCL in his right elbow. He’ll miss the remainder of the season to recover from the procedure. A secondary test revealed that Kevin Plawecki has a hairline fracture in his right hand and will miss the next 2-3 weeks.
The Mets made a series of roster moves yesterday to compensate for the injuries. Brandon Nimmo and Jose Lobaton were both called up while Jacob Rhame was sent back down to Las Vegas. d’Arnaud was placed on the 60-day DL to provide an open roster spot for Lobaton. Johnny Monell was signed to a minor-league deal to provide some extra catching depth.
The Blue Jays placed All-Star third baseman Josh Donaldson in the 10-Day DL with a shoulder injury.
MLB announced the repercussions from the Padres-Rockies brawl: Nolan Arenado received a five-game suspension, Luis Perdomo got a five-game ban, Gerardo Parra got three games, and Buddy Baumann was given a one-game ban.
Bruce Maxwell, who was charged with disorderly conduct this offseason, pleaded guilty and will receive probation.
Bob Nightengale of USA Todaydiscovered that MLB’s new rules have cut mound visits in half.
The Rangers inked Yovani Gallardo to a minor-league contract.
Gerrit Cole was the first-ever starting pitcher to record 14 strikeouts in 93 pitches or less.
The Marlins made some history yesterday, becoming the first-ever team to a have three-run sacrifice fly.
The Nationals lost their third straight game, which extended the Mets NL East lead to a staggering six games.
Dilip Sridhardescribed how the increased usage of breaking balls could be a contributor to the Mets hot start.
John Sheridanforecasts the Nationals difficult schedule.
Tom Seaver made his MLB debut 51 years ago today.
Nolan Ryan recorded his first career win against the Astros on this date 50 years ago.
John Franco saved his 400th game on this date in 1999, becoming the second closer to achieve that feat.
Published at Sat, 14 Apr 2018 10:00:36 +0000