Friday, May 24, 2019

Mets Sign Veteran Outfielder Matt Kemp

Matt Kemp.

The Mets have signed three-time All-Star outfielder Matt Kemp to a minor league contract pending a physical, adding depth to their roster. He will report to Port St. Lucie, FL.

Six Red Bulls Called In For International Duty

Aaron Long. Provided by Red Bulls.

The Red Bulls have six players who have received call-ups from their respective national teams - Aaron Long, Kyle Duncan, Kemar Lawrence, Kaku, Derrick Etienne Jr., and Michael Amir Murillo. Red Bulls II defender Jordan Scarlett also received a call-up to Jamaica's preliminary Gold Cup roster.

Five of the Red Bulls will be on their way to Gold Cup camps, while Kaku will be a part of Paraguay's Copa America roster.

Mets Sign Ervin Santana To Provide Pitching Depth

Ervin Santana. 

The Mets announced on Friday morning that they signed veteran right-handed pitcher Ervin Santana to a minor league contract pending a physical.

Santana, who has been an All-Star twice, with the Angels in 2008 and Twins in 2017, will be reporting to the Mets complex in Port St. Lucie, FL.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Gomez's Glory With Mets Long Time Coming

Carlos Gomez. @Mets.

Mets outfielder Carlos Gomez has provided just the spark the Mets needed, and was a huge part of their sweep of the Washington Nationals, including his game-winning home run on Thursday.

The Mets were trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the eighth when Gomez launched a bomb to left-center field for a three-run homer to give the Mets a 6-4 lead, which would be the final.

"Living in the moment" Mets Complete Sweep Of Nats

Carlos Gomez celebrating on his way back to the dugout.

The Mets completed their sweep of the Washington Nationals on Thursday afternoon with a 6-4 win capped by Carlos Gomez's three-run home run in the eighth inning.

This was the Mets' third straight come-from-behind victory, and they are now nearly back at .500, at 24-25. 

Yankees Place CC On IL; Cortes, Jr. Called Back

CC Sabathia.

On Thursday morning, the Yankees placed LHP CC Sabathia on the 10-day injured list with right knee inflammation.

This comes after Sabathia battled through five innings in a 7-5 win against the Orioles for his 249th career win, one short of a major milestone to keep building his Hall of Fame case. Earlier this season, Sabathia earned his 3,000th strikeout.

Music: Marvin Gaye's "You're The Man"

By Lloyd Carroll - Special To Brooklyn Digest

This past April marked what would have been the 80th birthday of one of Motown Records’ greatest talents, Marvin Gaye. Sadly it also represented the 35th anniversary of his senseless death as his father shot him in what appears to have been a domestic dispute.