The Mets held a meeting Friday with manager Mickey Callaway, general manger Brodie van Wagenen and chief operating officer Jeff Wilpon. Sometimes meetings are just for show, a sign players and managers care even if they can’t figure it out on the field. Other times they work like a charm, and that seemed to be the case here, as the Mets exploded for eight runs in the first inning in an 11-2 rout of the Miami Marlins. Elsewhere, the Rays lost a red-hot starting pitcher.
It’s hard to say a meeting of the manager and executives caused Amed Rosario to hit a grand slam, but hey, whatever works, right?
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) May 11, 2019
Tyler Glasnow, a steal from a trade with the Pirates last year, has become one of two Rays aces, along with Blake Snell. But now Tampa Bay will be without Glasnow for about 4-6 weeks.
— Mat Germain (@Mat_Germain_) May 11, 2019
The Mariners’ Felix Hernandez doesn’t pitch much like King Felix anymore, but he joined some royalty Saturday morning with his 2,500th strikeout.
With that punchout, Félix Hernández becomes the 36th pitcher in Major League history with at least 2,500 career strikeouts.
— Seattle Mariners (@Mariners) May 11, 2019
And speaking of milestones, the Angels’ Albert Pujols may end up getting his 2,000th-RBI home run ball after all.
Fan changes mind, plans to give 2,000th RBI ⚾ to Albert Pujols.
— Yahoo Sports MLB (@MLByahoosports) May 11, 2019
And now to end on an incredibly cool note: The Angels’ Mike Trout made a child fan’s wish come true Friday night, a couple of different times.
.@MikeTrout‘s biggest fan asked for a homer …
Trout delivered. pic.twitter.com/wx1w0bylgc
— MLB (@MLB) May 11, 2019
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