A Troublesome Homecoming

Jose Reyes in the Rockies' dugout, before Hawaii and domestic violence limbo.

Jose Reyes in the Rockies’ dugout, before Hawaii and domestic violence limbo.

Having spent much of June reeling somewhat ferociously, the Mets enter a set against the first place Nationals on a small tear of having won four out of six. Two of the four were a sweep of the defending world champion Royals, against whom the Mets lost a 2015 World Series they actually could have won (they won this season’s series against the Royals, 3-1), and they’ve just split a set in Atlanta with the lowly Braves who swept them rather ignominiously at home the previous weekend.

MLB to Reyes, and anyone: We’re not kidding about domestic violence anymore

The Rockies' Reyes---baseball gets serious about domestic violence.

The Rockies’ Reyes—domestic violence drydocks him.

This season has not lacked for plain fun. See Max Scherzer’s 20-strikeout jewel. Trevor Story’s explosive season opening, Jake Arrieta’s second no-hitter.┬áBryce Harper’s continuing excellence and “Make Baseball Fun Again” campaign. The you-thought-we-were-kidding-last-year dominance of the Chicago Cubs. (You’re not seeing things, even when you saw the Cubs destroy the Reds 16-0 while Arrieta worked his wonder.)