July 8th, 2018

2018 Triple-A All-Star Week Preview

As is usual every year, I’m making my annual trip to Columbus, Ohio to see the Triple-A All-Stars in person.

This is my eighth annual all-star game, and it’s a trip I’d like to make (god willing) for the remainder of my lifetime.

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I’ve been doing this since 2011 in Salt Lake City, and have done trips to Buffalo, New York City, Durham, Omaha, Charlotte, Tacoma and I’m now looking forward to the week in Columbus.

Representing our Mets (well, Las Veags) in the Triple-A All-Star Game is outfielder Zach Borenstein, after Ty Kelly and Jeff McNeil backed out at the last moment.

You can follow along the coverage all week long on Twitter @NikoMetsPlus, and here on the blog.


Jacob deGrom Selected for 2nd Career All-Star Game

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This is not a surprise.

Jacob deGrom was selected to join the National League’s best as the lone Mets representative for the Major League Baseball All-Star Game, next Tuesday in Washington D.C.

deGrom has an NL-leading 1.79 ERA alongside his 5-4 record, 0.99 WHIP, and 142 strikeouts in 115 1/3 innings this season.

The real surprise today was the lack of Brandon Nimmo on either the reserves or the final vote. Of course, he could still make the team as a replacement player, but one would assume the guy that is currently second in OPS in the National League would at least make the final vote.