Noah Syndergaard's battle over his catchers won't hurt the Mets, but . . .
Pete Alonso defying baseball government for a 9/11 tribute ennobles him and should shame it, at once.
Winning a day after Tuesday night's disaster just doesn't feel that encouraging, somehow.
Their bullpen tried to hang the Nats in the top of the ninth Tuesday. The Mets bullpen stopped the hanging in the bottom.
The nervy Indians trolled the Mets as fringe contenders. The nervier Mets swept the Tribe.
Taking the first of three critical against their equals for post All-Star heat.
Remembering the stout Original Mets lefthander and Casey Stengel favourite.