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Mets Win, NY’s Walking Dead & Local Renaissance

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Flushing, NY – In a game where I only stayed for six innings at Citi Field, Mets RHP Zack Wheeler won his fourth consecutive game. He out-pitched his Braves counterpart Kevin Gausman and led the New York Mets to a 3-0 shutout victory over the Altanta Braves.

As of late, I’ve been asked about New York’s Walking Dead. By no means am I referring to the New York Mets. Despite their season being jinxed, at least the Amazins’ have continued to play their games. I’m talking about the New York Daily News. Following their recent layoffs, I have a tough time believing that they’re still New York’s Hometown Newspaper.

Jobs were lost, quality of coverage has changed, and if Ray Barone was real and employed by the Daily News, who knows the options he’ll have to explore? What has remained the same is the sweat of the local publications who continue to provide you the news. While local publications, both paper and online remain, the Daily News recent changes could be the spark that ignites a local renaissance. Local is the new Hardcore…

Despite not having the readership and budget like a publication such as the Daily News, it’s the local publications who have continued to stand firm and weather the ongoing changes in media coverage. For the first time in a long time, these small publications can declare themselves to be be more of a hometown newspaper than the Daily News.

In our case, the best way for us at Latino Sports to prove how hometown we are is to continue to cover games in person. It’s something we’ve been doing for decades and while we are small in size and budget, we have a credentialed and veteran staff who is able to provide you the authentic coverage and photos you’ve enjoyed. Maybe not on a daily basis but at least you know that when it’s covered, it’s because we’re usually there.

Game Summary: Saturday, August 4, 2018

  • FINAL SCORE: Mets 3 (45-63) vs. Braves 0 (59-48)
  • WINNING PITCHER: Zack Wheeler (6-6; 7.0IP, 3H, 0R, 0ER, 1BB, 9SO, 0HR)
  • LOSING PITCHER: Kevin Gausman (5-9; 5.0IP, 6H, 3R, 3ER, 2BB, 2SO, 0HR)
  • SAVE: Robert Gsellman (6)
  • HOME RUNS (Mets): None
  • HOME RUNS (Braves): None
  • ATTENDANCE: 36,946
  • TIME: 2:41

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