The Mets and Nationals both lost yesterday, therefore the Mets retained a 6.5 game lead in the division and had their magic number reduced to 6. Here are some links and notes from around MLB:
Yogi Berra passed away yesterday at age 90. The New York Times has a fantastic article on him.
It’s Fans Scouting Report time! Take some time to evaluate the fielding of Mets players on this season (or any other team you follow regularly). Read Tom Tango’s blurb first, then evaluate as much as you believe you can.
Offense has returned, per Jeff Sullivan of Fangraphs. Explaining it, though, is a tough task.
- B/R: Travis d’Arnaud, already one of MLB’s elite catchers
- Rotographs: Yoenis Cespedes upends the Status Quo
- Statliners: Michael Conforto just another successful rookie
- ESPN: Who deserves the NL Cy Young award?
- FiveThirtyEight: Trout or Donaldson for MVP?
- ESPN: Reliever Wade Davis takes over the closer’s role from Greg Holland in Kansas City
- ESPN: Tigers reliever Bruce Rondon sent home due to effort level
- Blogs on rebuilding the Milwaukee Brewers: