CHICAGO – Trade Noah Sindergaard at your own risk, but does Edwin Diaz really apply?
These messages to the front office of the Mets were delivered by none other than the pitchers themselves, in the form of a dominant start from the first and another blast rescues from the second on the eve of Wednesday at 4pm trading time.
At least that was where the goals were: Jeff McNeill and Michael Conforto fired homes that allowed their team to escape the Guaranteed Field with a five-fifth victory, 5-2 over the White Sox in 11 innings.  McNeill hit a double shot against left Joel Osic before Conforto struck a monstrous blast that gave the Mets a margin of victory. The five-game winning streak is the longest this season for the Mets and has drawn them within five cubes of the second-place NL Cup game.
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Called to defend the lead 2-1 in the ninth, Diaz fell apart, retaining his fifth shot with 28 chances this season. Diaz got into trouble by taking Ryan Gains, who led off the inning and struck Jim McCann with one, before the wild pitch (originally run by Tomasz Nido's last ball) moved the finishing run to third. Tim Anderson hit an airplane fly that made it 2-2.
In a perfect world, the Bullets will hold the group together and try to escape into the National League's second wild card with a potentially elite rotation involving Zach Wheeler. But the reality check is a five-game deficit in a crowded race and Wheeler is an upcoming free agent, albeit a candidate, for a qualifying offer.
So giving Wheeler may be the best option for a club that needs the pieces to compete in 2020. However, the Met has not abandoned this season and is allowed to dream after acquiring this week at Marcus Stroman of the Blue Jays.
"Obviously it's a great rotation, and it's a rotation that can get you some pretty big runs, so I was thinking," said manager Mickey Calloway.
The Meters killed Wheeler, Sindergard and Diaz, but according to club sources, Wheeler has attracted interest from the Astros, Rays and his hometown of Braves.
So real was Wheeler's ability to trade that club employees scratch Erwin. Santana from his planned start for Triple-A Syracuse on Tuesday to secure for Wheels opens if Mets also sent harold Harold Kaufman to join the club here to prepare for the trade announcement Wheeler returned from the injury list on Friday after missing two starts after an All-Star break with fatigue in his right shoulder, but the bullets remained confident they could achieve a stable return for the right.
Stroman, long The Islander is expected to join the team on Wednesday and make his Metz debut in Pittsburgh over the weekend.
An unsuccessful run was scored against Syndergaard in the sixth moment, when Tod Fraser misled Abreu's attack with two outs. Yolmer Sanchez and Larry Garcia stole a base in the inning.
Syndergaard did not allow a hit until the fifth when Goynes hit a double. But Syndergaard recorded three straight outs, two with a break to keep the Mets ahead 2-0.
The Mets extended their lead in the top of the inning after a single by Pete Alonso and a mistake from right-back Leury Garcia allowed Conforto to reach third. Robinson Kano followed RBI ground.
Nido brought the Mets first game with a place in the second, which followed consecutive singles by Frazier and Amed Rosario.