The Mets will wrap up a disappointing 10-game homestand this weekend with a 3-game series against Atlanta. (At least we can make fun of Dan Uggla and his .175 batting average & .557 OPS.) Even though it’s the weekend, all three contests are night games. Fans attending Saturday’s 7:10 p.m. game will receive a free Mets cap; those attending Sunday night’s 8:07 p.m. game will receive a replica batting helmet.
The Trenton Thunder are also home for the weekend with a three-game series against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. Tonight’s and Saturday’s games start at 7:05 p.m; Sunday’s game is a 1:05 p.m. afternoon contest. The first 1,500 fans at tonight’s game will get a free Thunder baseball cap. The first 1,500 kids will get a Thunder logo baseball on Sunday. Saturday’s game includes a post-game fireworks display. Yankees’ top pitching prospect Dellin Betances was scheduled to start tomorrow night’s game.
The Lakewood Blue Claws are on the road, but they’ll return home on Thursday to play the West Virginia Power.
The Newark Bears continue their series with the New York Federals tonight at 5:35 p.m. If you’re planning to attend Saturday’s game, I’d suggest calling the team to confirm the start time – I’ve got a pocket schedule that says 1:05 p.m., but the team’s website says 6:35 p.m. Sunday’s game will begin at 1:05 p.m. The five-game series concludes Monday with an 11:05 a.m. start.
The New Jersey Jackals host the Rockland Boulders this weekend, with a 7:05 p.m. start tonight, a 6:35 p.m. game on Saturday, a 2:05 p.m. Sunday afternoon start and a 7:05 p.m. game on Monday. There will be fireworks after Saturday night’s game.
The Jackals will visit Newark on Tuesday at 5:35 p.m. and Wednesday at 11:05 a.m. They will host the Bears for the final game of the series, at 7:05 p.m. on Thursday.
The Somerset Patriots are on the road this week, but the Camden Riversharks will host the Bridgeport Bluefish and the Road Warriors. The Sharks host the Fish at 7:05 p.m. tonight, 5:35 p.m. Saturday and 1:05 p.m. Sunday. The series with the Road Warriors begins with an 11:05 a.m. game on Tuesday. Wednesday’s and Thursday’s games begin at 7:05 p.m.
Former Blue Jays, Dodgers & Mets outfielder Shawn Green is doing a book tour to promote “The Way of Baseball: Finding Stillness at 95 mph” On Monday, June 6th, Green will speak about his book and sign copies at at Book Revue in Huntington, N.Y. On Tuesday, June 7th, he’ll move on to Bookends in Ridgewood. He’s scheduled to wrap up the East Coast stops at the Bryant Park Reading Room – 42nd Street Side. New York on Wednesday, June 8 at 12:30 p.m. Book signings are usually limited to copies purchased from the host store.
Former Somerset Patriots pitching coach & 1976 NL Rookie of the Year John “The Count” Montefusco will be signing autographs at the Raritan Police Department’s Bike Rodeo on Saturday.
There will be a sports card show at the Deptford Mall Firday, Saturday and Sunday. The Garfield Boys Club will host one on Sunday and the weekly Parsippany PAL show is on Tuesday. For more details on these or other upcoming card shows, visit the Beckett Card Show Calendar.