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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.