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Jacob deGrom will receive his 2015 Wilson Defensive Pitcher of the Year Award prior to tonight’s game against the Atlanta Braves. DeGrom had a 1.000 fielding percentage last year and has not made an error in his major league career. The Award recognizes the top defensive player at each position by combining traditional defensive stats along with advanced metrics.
Mets left-handed reliever Josh Edgin tossed a scoreless inning for Las Vegas (AAA) last night at El Paso. It was his first Triple-A outing since being promoted from St. Lucie (A+). Edgin is currently on a rehab assignment from his Tommy John operation last March. The 29-year old left hander’s 30-day rehab window expires on Monday, and the Mets will have to decide whether to promote him or option him to the minors. Edgin has allowed one run in 5.1 innings over seven rehabilitation games.
New York hit three home runs in the first inning last night (David Wright, Yoenis Cespedes and Lucas Duda) for the fourth time in team history. It was the first time that feat has been accomplished since April 13, 2006, when Carlos Beltran, Wright and Cliff Floyd when deep in the first inning at Washington. It was just the second time the Mets have hit three first inning homers at home (also: August 15, 1985).
Former Mets and current Atlanta Braves players, Kelly Johnson and Eric O’Flaherty received their NL Championship rings prior to last night’s game at Citi Field. Mets COO Jeff Wilpon and Mets GM Sandy Alderson presented each player with their ring in the Atlanta clubhouse. It was a well deserved gesture for Johnson who helped energize this club to their 2015 postseason run, when he was acquired with Juan Uribe from the Braves last July. Eric O’Flaherty was acquired by the Mets in August from the Oakland Athletics but was not included on the postseason roster.