The Washington Nationals received some very terrible news on shortstop Trea Turner. In today's 5-4 loss to the Chicago Cubs, Turner was hit by a pitch in the seventh inning on his right wrist. No timetable has been given, but it looks like Turner will be out awhile.
In a series that hasn't been kind to the Mets, New York was finally able to get a much needed win today. Led by the dominance of Jacob deGrom, the Mets were able to avoid a four game sweep. deGrom was strong at the plate as he connected on his first Major League home run in the third inning. But this wasn't just about his hitting, he pitched a phenomenal game. Going eight strong innings of work and allowing just three hits on one unearned run, deGrom put the Mets in position to win this game. This was one of his best starts of this season simply because of the opponent and their place in the standings.
The offense for New York was also strong as they collected 11 hits today. The line kept moving and that is something the Mets haven't done to often. They're mainly a power hitting lineup, but today they collected hits in bunches to score their runs. Michael Conforto did a great job in the leadoff spot collecting two hits for two runs batted in. He has struggled a bit since having some minor injury issues, but it was good seeing him have some nice at-bats today.
This game was very big for New York. They have fallen well behind in the division standings and a loss would have put them further down in those standings. New York now will head to the west coast to start a series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. With this win New York should have some positive energy heading into a very important road trip.
The New York Mets had one of their most important players return on Saturday afternoon. Yoenis Cespedes played in his first game since April 28th, missing time due to left hamstring injury, Before the game Cespedes admitted to not being 100% after playing in one rehab game.
Cespedes didn't show rust at the plate as he hit a grand slam in the ninth inning. His power gave the Mets a 6-1 lead they wouldn't relinquish. Cespedes went 2-for 5 with 4 RBI's in a very important Mets win.
The New York Mets will get a very big boost in their lineup on Saturday. Yoenis Cespedes is expected to return to the Mets lineup after missing time due to a left hamstring injury that has kept him out of action since April 28th.
In just 18 games this season, Cespedes has six home runs and 10 RBI's. He also had an average of .270 before the injury. His power and ability to get hits will definitely improve the Mets offense, which hasn't been terrible this year.
The Houston Astros Lance McCullers Jr. was dominant through six innings as he allowed no hits on seven strikeouts and two walks. He would lose the no-hitter in the seventh inning on a 1-out triple by Lorenzo Cain.
It was a great pitching game from both Yu Darvish and Zack Wheeler.
Darvish was dominate as he allowed just three hits and three runs. Jay Bruce was the only player that could get to Darvish as he powered home two home runs. Darvish went 7.1 innings with no walks and nine strikeouts.
For Wheeler, this was his best start of he season as he was able to get through a very difficult Rangers lineup. Zack would go seven strong innings allowing six hits on three walks. Sadly Zack couldn't get the win with the bullpen unable to hold on to the lead.
In the end a very questionable error charged to Rougned Odor led to the Mets picking up the leading run in the ninth. Addison Reed would seal the deal in the ninth to pick up his ninth save of the season and a very critical win for the Mets.
The Seattle Mariners made a series of roster moves today including sending INF Jean Segura to the 10-day disabled list with a right ankle sprain. Additionally, the Mariners selected the contracts of RHP Tyler Cloyd and INF Tyler Smith from Triple-A Tacoma.
RHP Casey Lawrence was optioned to Triple-A Tacoma and OF Andrew Aplin was designated for assignment.
RHP Ryan Weber was transferred to the 60-day disabled list to complete the series of moves.