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The Mets split a doubleheader with the Nationals, winning the first game 11-0 behind Jenrry Mejia and Daniel Murphy. Unfortunately, they dropped the nightcap 2-1. Matt Harvey was excellent but the Mets' offense was...not.
Dillon Gee takes the hill this afternoon as he'll face off against Dan Haren for the Nats. First pitch is at 3:05 PM and you can catch the action on Fox.
Mejia was fantastic in his first big league start of the season, which is a really nice thing to see from a guy who was once so highly thought of. The Mets will keep Mejia on the roster by demoting Kirk Nieuwenhuis to Triple-A Las Vegas. Mejia will continue starting as the Mets move to a 6-man rotation. With Kirk down, Juan Lagares will get the everyday job in center field.
Justin Turner left the nightcap with a charley horse in his shoulder and leg after colliding with Andrew Brown in left field early on in the game.
Travis d'Arnaud and Lucas Duda played full games with the GCL Mets yesterday.
Want to know the real reason why Zack Wheeler is predictable? It's not that he's tipping his pitches, says Sam Miller.
Is a run at the NL East title still possible? Maybe. Well, maybe not. But MAYBE!
Yesterday At AA
Jeff Paternostro has a prospect spotlight of Binghamton outfield prospect Cesar Puello.
Aaron Yorke has our series preview with the Nationals.
Joe Sokolowski provides us with the week in Mets quotes.
Greg Karam has our Daily Farm Report.
Brock Mahan looked back at July 26 in Mets history.
Around the NL East
The Phillies lost to the Tigers 2-1 last night as they continue to slide and on top of that, Cliff Lee was scratched from his start today due to neck stiffness. Well, at least they signed Cuban righty Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez to a $50 million contract.
Around the Majors
Ryan Braun lied to a lot of people and one of them was Aaron Rodgers, who said he'd bet a year of salary that Braun was clean. Oops.
Pirates' closer Jason Grilli is likely to be out 4-8 weeks with a forearm injury.
Here's something cool: Topps will begin adding WAR to the back of its baseball cards.
Barret Loux was taken a pick before Matt Harvey in the 2010 MLB draft. He's still in the minor leagues. This draft thing certainly isn't an exact science.
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