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TGIJ Applesauce - Carlos Beltran will be OK, Martinez homers, worst Met month in a while, another 10 run rally

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Thank God it's July. June saw the Mets put together their worst month since Art Howe in 2003 (9-18). And it gets better. Expect David Wright and Gary Sheffield to sit today against Yovani Gallardo this afternoon. Does it even matter what the Phillies are doing anymore? Even 2nd place doesn't look so secure anymore.

Meet the Mets

Let's start with the good news. Carlos Beltran's trip to Vail, Colorado was a positive one and there's a chance he can come back soon after the All-Star break. In the meantime, last night's centerfielder hit his first career home run. It was a bomb.

Mets Geek puts together an off-the-beaten path list of trade possibilities.

Johan was not happy last night.

Looks like there are some Buffalo players that will fit right in with the big league squad.

Remember Dillon Gee?

The Mets will all take the same bus this morning to Miller Park. Individualism! That's what has been killing this team.

Faith and Fear recaps this season. Not for the faint of heart.

This jpg made me smile at least.

The Met defense has taken a huge step back this year.

Mets Police uncovers some gems in the Met Store.

Around the NL East

Hanley Ramirez has a new blog. It has been added to my Google Reader. I'm expecting big things.

Cameron Maybin is hitting well in the triple-A.

The Marlins took their second straight from the Nationals, winning 7-5 in 7 innings. Hanley and Dunn both homered.

Lastings Milledge time "in" Washington has come to an end. Milledge and Hanrahan to Pittsburgh for Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett.

Fresh off his suspension for steroids, JC Romero may be charged with battery after his altercation with a Tampa fan.

Fortunately for the Mets, the Braves knocked off the Phillies in extras thanks to Martin Prado

The Braves are 7-0 when Jeff Francouer wears his turkey underwear.

Around MLB

Hey Omar, Jeff Suppan and Bill Hall are available on Ebay.

Nine years after the Mets scored 10 runs in the bottom of the 8th against the Braves, the Orioles posted the biggest comeback in team history against John Smoltz and the Red Sox. Baltimore came back from a 10-1 deficit to knock off Boston 11-10, scoring 5 in the 7th and 5 in the 8th.

Dan Haren blasted his first career home run and got the W as Arizona beat the Reds.

Joba Chamberlain proves how useless Win/Loss statistics are.