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Mets Morning News: Thor shines in Futures Game, Travis swears that he didn't swear

Your Monday morning dose of New York Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.


Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom pitched seven strong innings, and the Mets offense banged out 14 hits to defeat the Marlins 9-1. The victory capped off a sweep of Miami as well as an 8-2 homestand.

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After the game, Terry Collins said deGrom would stay in the rotation after the All-Star break, at least until the right-hander starts to "run out of gas a little bit."

David Wright took a cortisone shot in his injured shoulder. The captain is already starting to look better at the plate since he sat out for a week, so hopefully the shot combined with the All-Star break will help Wright's shoulder feel even better.

Jon Niese threw a bullpen session on Sunday morning and remains on track to start against Seattle on July 21.

Travis d'Arnaud says he was not swearing in this GIF from Saturday's Mets win. He was merely calling out to home plate umpire Alfonso Marquez.

The Daily News talked to Matt Harvey about how he's become more mature during the rehab process.

Noah Syndergaard has big plans for next season.

Around the NL East

Braves second baseman Dan Uggla has been suspended for one game. The punishment is reportedly being handed down because he arrived at the park just one hour prior to Atlanta's game on Saturday.

Tommy La Stella reminded everyone why the Uggla suspension isn't big news when he drove in three runs with a double during Atlanta's 10-7 win over the Cubs.

Meanwhile, the Nationals smashed the Phillies 10-3 on Sunday to head into the break one game ahead of the Braves in the loss column.

The Phils are in last place, but they should get a big boost after the break, when Cliff Lee is expected to return to the rotation.

Around the Majors

Rangers prospect Joey Gallo socked a two-run home run in the sixth inning of the Futures Game on Sunday afternoon to pace the U.S. Futures to a 3-2 win over the World Futures. Mets pitching prospect Noah Syndergaard pitched a scoreless ninth to pick up the save, while catching prospect Kevin Plawecki went 0-for-2 while driving in a run with a ground ball. MVP honors went to Gallo.

The blast by Gallo in the Futures Game was nearly as impressive as the one he hit in batting practice.

Buster Posey and Madison Bumgarner became the first battery mates to hit grand slams in the same game during the Giants' 8-4 win over Arizona.

Tim Hudson, Tyler Clippard, Alfredo Simon, and Huston Street were all named to the NL All-Star team to replace pitchers who started games on Sunday.

Despite a recent slump, the Brewers are still a solid bet to win the NL Central this season.

Yesterday at AA

On this date in 1970, Tom Seaver started the All-Star Game and pitched three shutout innings in a 5-4 National League win.