By John Schweibacher
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The New York Mets may have only one consultant on the 2017 All-Star Recreation on Tuesday night time at Marlins Park in Miami: outfielder Michael Conforto, who’s one among 23 first-time All-Stars at this yr’s Midsummer Basic.
Conforto, at 24 years and four months previous, would develop into the sixth-youngest Mets place participant to seem in his first All-Star recreation. The one ones who have been youthful:
• Darry Strawberry, 1984 (22 years, four months)
• Ron Hunt, 1964 (23 years, four months)
• David Wright, 2006 (23 years, 6 months)
• Jose Reyes, 2007 (24 years, 1 month)
• Lee Mazzilli, 1979 (24 years, three months)
Ed Kranepool, at age 20 and seven months, was chosen for the 1965 NL All-Star workforce, however didn’t play within the recreation.
Conforto would additionally turn out to be the third-youngest Met to have appeared in each the World Collection and the All-Star Recreation.
Solely Dwight Gooden — who was 19 years previous when he made his first Midsummer Basic look in 1984 and was 21 when the Mets reached the Fall Basic — and Sid Fernandez, who had simply turned 24 earlier than showing within the 1986 World Collection following up his All-Star outing earlier that season — have been youthful than Conforto with each achievements underneath their belts.
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The Mets reached the All-Star break after dropping two of three to the Cardinals this previous weekend, dropping the rubber recreation of the collection in St. Louis, 6-zero, on Sunday afternoon as Lance Lynn and two relievers mixed on a 3-hit shutout.
In response to Baseball-Reference.com, it was simply the fourth time the Mets have been held scoreless on three or fewer hits in a street recreation towards the Cardinals in membership historical past, and the primary in almost forty years:
• 7/9/17: Cardinals 6, Mets zero (Lynn, Rosenthal and Brebbia, three hits)
• eight/17/seventy seven: Cardinals 2, Mets zero (Bob Forsch, 2 hits)
• 6/22/seventy six: Cardinals three, Mets zero (John Denny, three hits)
• 9/5/sixty five: Cardinals three, Mets zero (Bob Gibson, 2-hits)
On Saturday, the Mets misplaced the center recreation of the collection towards the Cardinals, four-1, Saturday as rookie shortstop Paul DeJong went four-for-four with a house run, three doubles and two RBIs within the St. Louis win.
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DeJong, who went…