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The Mets won in regulation! Crazy, right? Well you won't believe how they got there. First, Matt den Dekker managed to rob a Ryan Howard homer to straight-away center, then the Mets broke their bases loaded skid with a Wilmer Flores double. Flores followed that up with his second career home run, which happened to be a game-breaking grand slam. All that, combined with an excellent start from Bartolo Colon, led to an 11-2 victory over
Sauron's Army the Phillies.
If you'd like to relieve the many fantastic moments of this contest, you can find the recap parade here: Amazin' Avenue, Newsday, New York Times, Daily News, NY Post, Star-Ledger, MLB.com, ESPN New York.
Juan Lagares was officially placed on the DL, meaning Matt den Dekker will likely be staying for a while.
Adam Rubin asks "are the Mets for real?" Well the answer is sure to be...unsurprising.
Gonzalez Germen continues to rehab, after fighting off an infection.
Terry Collins, who stated in the postgame that his club is exhausted, suggested that David Wright and Daniel Murphy will get days off soon.
Greg Prince reminds us that Mr. Met is, in fact, the best.
Eno Sarris writes that we can learn from Bartolo Colon and other two-pitch pitchers.
Around the NL East
Around the Majors
Joe Lemire investigates the myth of the first pitch strike.
Cee Angi wrote a terrific longform on the legendary Vin Scully.
Rotographs gives us their monthly catcher's rankings.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane breaks down some remarks on how the Mets are changing the way relievers are used.
Pack Bringley revealed the thirtieth best Met of all time, Jerry Grote.
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