Here’s what happened on this day in New York Mets history:
1973: New York Mets released Jerry May.
1988: Sid Fernandez pitches seven shutout innings, striking out 12 and giving up four hits in a 3-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. It was the second straight day the Mets shutout the Pirates.
2001: New York Mets traded Rick Reed to the Minnesota Twins for Matt Lawton.
2010: David Wright hit two long home runs and Jose Reyes added three hits but it wasn’t enough as the Arizona Diamondbacks outhit the Mets 9-6. Raul Valdes relieved Mike Pelfrey with two outs in the sixth inning and the Mets leading 5-4. Valdes threw 14 pitches, allowing four runs (two home runs) and four hits. The loss extended the Mets losing streak to 0-39 when trailing after eight innings.