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IT HAS HAPPENED. Rafael Montero threw five-and-one-third-innings for the first win of his major league career. Dilson Herrera scored both runs, first on a two-out triple in the second by Eric Young, then on a sac fly by Juan Lagares in the seventh.
Of course, that wasn't the biggest headline of the day. That's because former Mets head of marketing and ticket sales Leigh Castergine has sued the Wilpons for wrongful termination, who allegedly fired her because she was unmarried and pregnant.
Here's Newsday's David Lennon's reaction to the Castergine lawsuit, as he chalks the Wilpons' alleged actions up as yet another misstep by the organization. Also, here's reaction from the team and the league.
On the field, the Mets are still in the wild card hunt, if ever so slightly.
Could Zack Wheeler or Jacob deGrom get a little extra time off between starts in favor of Montero getting another one? It's possible.
Travis d'Arnaud was rewarded with the cleanup spot last night in place of Lucas Duda, who was off.
With his 25th save of the year last night, Jenrry Mejia set a historic milestone.
The B-Mets defeated Richmond 5-1, leaving them a game away from winning the Eastern League title.
Around the NL East
The Pirates defeated the Phillies 6-3 last night, while the Braves avoided a sweep against the Nationals, the Mets' next opponent, with a 6-4 victory. The Marlins fell to the Brewers 4-1 as the Crew salvaged the final match of a three-game set.
Around the Majors
Adam Dunn is a good player. Adan Dunn, however, has never been to the postseason, but that could change in 2014.
Andrew McCutchen did this last night.
Injury news: McCutchen's Pirates teammate, Pedro Alvarez, is apparently done for the season with a "stress reaction" in his foot, while Boston's Dustin Pedroia will have hand surgery, shelving him for the rest of 2014.
Yesterday at AA
A look back at Doc Gooden's tremendous 1984 season.
Greg and Jeffrey crank up another edition of the podcast.
Despite the reports swirling around, it appears Sandy isn't intentionally blocking Wally Backman from a shot at being the Mets' next manager, if he were to make the move away from Terry Collins.
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