After seven years in New York, the Mets are reportedly expecting manager Terry Collins to retire.
During a game at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday, a Small child was struck in the face by a foul ball by Todd Frazier. The situation was so dire that the game was delayed for four minutes. Frazier took a knee and was sullen for most of the stoppage. The New York Post reported that Matt Holliday was so shaken it drove him to tears. “Knocked out cold,” said Brian Dozier of the Twins who were playing the Yankees. “The blood. … I just hope the kid’s OK.” None of this is new. In fact, earlier this season a small child was hit by an Aaron Judge foul ball in July at Yankee Stadium. New York City Council Member Rafael Espinal who introduced legislation on May 10, 2017 to require NYC ballparks to extend
The standings tell the story of the divergent paths taken this season by the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, the two teams that were expected to battle each other all season for the National League East crown. Washington's Edwin Jackson (5-6, 4.77 ERA in 11 starts with the Nationals) will oppose New York's Robert Gsellman (7-7, 5.22 ERA) in a matchup of right-handers who have experienced different results while being thrust into bigger roles than expected because of injuries to more established members of their respective rotations.