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Marcus Stroman takes the ball for a Sunday matinee.

Welcome to August, Mets fans! And welcome to New York, Javier Báez!

El Mago made his Mets debut on Saturday night and announced his arrival with a bang, hitting a two-run home run in his first game in Queens.

The Mets came back and won the game 5-4 and look to start the new month with a win against the Reds.

Marcus Stroman gets the ball as the Mets look to win a two in a row.

Game Info

Cincinnati Reds (55-40) @ New York Mets (55-48)
Sunday, August 1, 2021 — 1:10 PM EDT
Radio: WCBS 880, WQBU 92.7

Pitching Matchup

Reds: Vladimir Gutierrez (5-3, 4.75 ERA)
Mets: Marcus Stroman (7-9, 2.63 ERA)


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Tab has written about MLB, the NHL and the NFL for more than a decade for publications including The Fourth Period, Bleacher Report and La Vida Baseball. He is the author of two books about the Chicago Blackhawks and has been credentialed for the MLB All-Star Game and postseason and multiple Stanley Cup Finals. He is the co-host of the Line Drive Radio podcast.