Meet the Mets
As you may have heard, the Mets dropped yesterday's game to the Phillies 9-2 after leading for six innings. If you're feeling the need to read more about the ugly game, you can do so in the New York Daily News, New York Times, or Wall Street Journal.
The loss shows the Mets are far from a perfect team, says Jeff Bradley of the Star Ledger.
Andy Martino of the Daily News thinks the Mets' biggest need at the trade deadline is a right-handed bat, and he's has quotations from Anonymous Player to support his cause. Anonymous Player is also not a fan of the idea of bringing back Francisco Rodriguez.
Ted Berg spoke to Jenrry Mejia, and there's video.
Brian Joura says control has been a major factor in Jon Niese's excellent stretch.
Around the NL East
Ryan Howard hit a home run in a rehab game and will rejoin the Phillies sooner than later.
Giancarlo Stanton might miss more than a gme or two with a nagging knee injury
If you're on Twitter, you will appreciate this: Buster Olney blocked Jon Heyman.
Yu Darvish's final start of the first half of the season will be skipped.