The Mets (80-73, 14.0 GB in NL East, 3.5 GB for second Wild Card) continue their three-game series against the Reds (72-82, 15.0 GB in NL Central, 12.0 GB for second Wild Card) Saturday at 4:10 p.m. from Great American Ballpark in Cincinnati.
Here's what happened Friday, in case you missed it....
After five scoreless innings, the Mets drew first blood in the sixth and added seven runs through the next three frames to take the 8-1 opener against the Reds >> Read more
Among the runs, Pete Alonso inched closer to the rookie home run record with his 50th home run of the season >> Read more
Jacob deGrom's seven-inning shutout of the Reds was the Mets ace's latest case for an NL Cy Young repeat >> Read more
DeGrom, however, remains clear about what he would much rather prefer over individual awards -- his team's success >> Read more
Regardless of what happens with the Wild Card, what more needs to happen for deGrom to add another Cy Young? >> Read more
If deGrom pulls out his second Cy Young in as many years, he and Rooke of the Year frontrunner Alonso would make for a historic Mets duo >> Read more
As the regular season nears its end, the production of these four players could dictate what Brodie Van Wagenen does in the offseason >> Read more
Beyond the big leagues, top Mets prospect Francisco Alvarez is now among Baseball America's top 100 players in the minors >> Read more
Also on the Mets' farm, Mark Vientos -- the organization's Hitting Prospect of the Year -- has turned heads with his development >> Read more
Mets legend Ed Kranepool discussed life after baseball, from travel work to his 2019 kidney transplant >> Read more