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After the Mets lost yesterday, they demoted Rafael Montero back to Las Vegas and promoted lefty reliever Jack Leathersich.

Dillon Gee is pace of play's greatest ally as the Mets played their quickest game since 2011 on Monday.

David Wright's rehab from his hamstring injury is continuing, while Bobby Parnell is looking to restart his own.

Noah Syndergaard was excellent on Monday but there's one issue that he could work on fixing.

Kevin Plawecki is a big leaguer whether he's ready or not.

What is second base prospect Dilson Herrera's ceiling?

Around the NL East

Severino Gonzalez got rocked as the Phillies fell 11-5 to the Cardinals. Domonic Brown is on the way back and The Good Phight checked in on his old Twitter handle, which has been taken over by a Russian mystic.

A wild one in Atlanta that included a comeback from a 9-1 deficit ended with Dan Uggla launching a 3-run go-ahead home run against his former team in the 9th, as the Nationals outslugged the Braves 13-12.

Are the Braves committed to playing second baseman Jace Peterson or is Alberto Callaspo going to continue stealing his at bats?

Jarrod Saltalamacchia is drawing interest on the trade market.

Around the Majors

An MRI revealed a forearm strain that will send Yankees' ace Masahiro Tanaka to the DL.

Jed Lowrie is out until after the All-Star break with a torn thumb ligament.

The Orioles will play today in front of an empty house at Camden Yards due to the riots in Baltimore.

In a scary scene, Archie Bradley took a line drive measured at 115 MPH off the bat to the face last night. Best wishes for Bradley in his recovery.

Former Diamondbacks manager and big leaguer Kirk Gibson was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's Disease.

Yesterday At AA

Should the Mets use Jeurys Familia in higher leverage situations?

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