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WHEELS UP: NEXT STOP, ST. LOUIS

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  • Final Score: Mets 6, D-Backs 2
  • The Mets are 12-5 (.706). The Mets best April was 1986 when they won 13 of 15 (.812).
  • How many adjectives are still available to describe what Tylor Megill has done? His final line Sunday: 6 2/3 IP/2 R/5 hits/7 K. Megill is now 3-0 with a 2.35 ERA in four starts.
  • Leading 2-1 in the seventh, the New York Mets scored a pair of runs when James McCann and Starling Marte are both hit by pitches with the bases loaded.
  • 1-2-3 in your scorecard: The Mets recorded another oddity — a 1-2-3 out when Daulton Varsho lines a pitch back at Seth Lugo, the ball ricochets back to McCann who fires to first for the out.
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CANO NEXT TO 3,000?

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]When Miguel Cabrera recorded his 3,000th career hit on Saturday, it moved Robinson Cano to the top of the list of active players closest to reach the mark. Cano has 2,631 hits, leaving him 369 hits short of the mark. At age 39, most fans we asked don’t feel Cano has enough left in the tank to get to 3,000. As I noted on Friday evening, Cano is on thin ice with the Mets.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_separator el_width=”80″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/2″][vc_column_text]

ALL GOD’S CHILDREN LIKES HITS

[/vc_column_text][vc_column_text]The one thing I have yet to been able to get a handle on is the Buck Showalter press conference. He is honest, but guarded; entertaining, but a anomaly. Showalter educated the media on the official rule when a batted ball hits a runner. “Here’s the rule? Did you know when a ball passes a fielder and hits a runner, it’s live? The ball is live.”

When a reporter asked, then why is it ruled a hit? Showalter said: “Mac (McCann) was the only guy happy about it. You know how much Mac loves hits. I like hits for Mac too. All God’s children like hits.”

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METS FANS TRAVEL WELL

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Hi. My name is John Strubel. Thanks for visiting my website. I write primarily about my passion: baseball. In addition, I occasionally publish posts and podcasts related to sports media, journalism and technology impacting the industry. You can also connect with me on social media @johnstrubel.

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