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31-40, 4th in NL East

BBTN: Hinch On Shifts, Puig & Dyson Buck Unwritten Rules

Before a conversation between Jessica Mendoza and Astros manager A.J. Hinch about defensive shifts, Buster Olney and Jerry Crasnick discuss the Matt Adams conundrum in Atlanta, the Mets' displeasure with Yasiel Puig and more. Plus, Bob Kendrick, President of the Negro Leagues Museum talks about the importance of the partnership between the museum, MLB & the MLBPA.

Puig hits contentious HR in Dodgers' sixth straight win (1:04)
Puig on HR trot: Mets players were giving me advice (1:13)
Puig caught up in the moment after home run (0:56)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Well, baseball survived Yasiel Puig's 32.1-second home run trot as the Dodgers beat the Mets 8-2. The Dodgers have clocked 12 home runs in the first three games of the series, already tied for third-most homers the Mets have allowed in a series in franchise history. It's up to Steven Matz stop the bleeding on Thursday.

Grandal powers two deep balls (0:48)
Mets take exception to Puig's home run trot (0:42)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Yasiel Puig breaks open the game with a towering, three-run moon shot of a home run to left-center, standing at home plate to admire his work. In related news: the Mets are playing a bad game of baseball.

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mets load the bases with nobody out against Rich Hill in the fourth inning on a walk, single and error, but Hill responds with strikeouts of Jose Reyes, Gavin Cecchini and pitcher Tyler Pill to escape the jam. Game tied 1-1.

Granderson gets Mets going with solo homer (0:15)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

The Dodgers re-signed Rich Hill, hoping he could be their No. 2 starter behind Clayton Kershaw, but he's had blister problems and has lost the feel and command of his curveball. He's been a little better tonight, allowing a Curtis Granderson home run through three innings, but at least hasn't walked anyone and has twice fanned Yoenis Cespedes.


Marly Rivera ESPN Writer 

José Reyes trying to mix things up! ¡"La Melaza" se tiñó el cabello de rubio para intentar cambiar las cosas!

Granderson opens game with homer (0:27)
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Longtime Mets groundskeeper Flynn dies at 79

Pete Flynn, a popular groundskeeper for the New York Mets who spent five decades manicuring baseball diamonds from the Polo Grounds to Citi Field, died on Wednesday. He was 79.

ESPN Stats and Information  

Before Max Scherzer today, the last pitcher to take the loss in a game he had 10 or more strikeouts and allowed zero earned runs was Matt Harvey on Oct. 3, 2015 (second game of a doubleheader). What's special about that date? Harvey's start (six innings, one unearned run, 11 strikeouts) was opposite Scherzer in Scherzer's no-hitter, his second of the 2015 season.

ESPN Stats & Info

Can Mets salvage final game of series?

New York has struggled on the mound and at the plate in its first two games against the Dodgers this series. Not only have the Mets batted under .200, but they'll be going up against Rich Hill on Wednesday, who has been very consistent on the mound this season

William Weinbaum ESPN 

On 6/21/64, the Phillies' Jim Bunning pitched MLB's first perfect regular season game in 42 years. In 53 years since the Hall of Famer's 6-0 Shea Stadium win, there have been 16 perfectos (of 23 ever) -- the last in 2012, when there were three. Bunning, who died last month, beat the Mets' Tracy Stallard, who as a Red Sox gave up Roger Maris's 61st homer 10/1/61.

Seager feasts on Mets pitching with three homers (0:39)
Seager hits his third homer of the game (0:17)

David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer 

Corey Seager to baseball fans: "Hey, I'm still good, too!" He just launched his third home run off the game, his second career three-homer game, and is now 4-for-4 with a double thrown in for good measure. He'll get at least one more at-bat to go for a fourth homer.

Team Stats

  • Pitching
  • Batting
Earned Run Average5.0528th
Quality Starts29Tied-19th
Batting Average.24721st
On Base Percentage.32020th
Slugging Percentage.43711th

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