Here’s what happened in Mets Land on Tuesday in case you missed it…
– The streak is over, but Pete Alonso remained red hot in Chicago, launching a 434-foot solo home run to center field for his 18th dinger of the season and fifth in seven games. After the game, the Polar Bear talked about feeling good at the plate and having fun playing at the historic Wrigley Field.
– However, it was a rough day for a starting pitcher Taylor Megill who could not make it out of the fourth inning, allowing six runs (four earned) in the 7-2 defeat to the Cubs. After a shaky outing, the right-hander will just look to “turn the page and get ready for the next one.”
– With the Mets’ crowded catcher battery, SNY’s Andy Martino reported rookie Francisco Alvarez has many strong supporters in the clubhouse and on the veteran pitching staff.
– On the field Tuesday, Gary Sanchez did not help his case. On defense, which is not his strong suit, he allowed a passed ball and misplayed a pop-out in foul territory. And on offense, his bread and butter, he went 0-for-3 with a strikeout.
– Connor Rogers and Joe DeMayo were joined by SNY’s Steve Gelbs on The Mets Pod to talk about the catcher situation and why Alvarez should stay in the big leagues, calling games in the SNY booth, and the “Baby Mets.”
– Could the White Sox be a potential trade deadline partner for the Mets? That was the discussion from Mets Off Day Live. The gang also analyzed the recent success of starters Justin Verlander, Max Scherzer and Kodai Sengawho will pitch tonight at Wrigley.
– SNY contributor Joe DeMayo got a scout reporting on Mets pitching prospect Mike Vasil and how he is putting it all together during the 2023 season
– Down at Triple-A Syracuse, Ronny Mauricio delivered his 22nd multi-hit game of the season and it was confirmed that Team Locastro will need to undergo surgery to repair a sprained right thumb.
– The Baseball Night in NY gang debated whether the Mets or Yankees had the better “vibe” going for them at the moment.