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The Mets won a thriller last night in Flushing, as they came back from a run down in the eleventh inning to beat the Blue Jays, 4-3. Lucas Duda dunked a ball to left field, which beat the Blue Jays shift and scored Michael Cuddyer. Wilmer Flores put the bow on the win, by singling to center and bringing Duda home.
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The Mets designated Dillon Gee for assignment yesterday, after he turned in another poor performance on Sunday.
Sandy Alderson said that it's likely David Wright will be back around the All-Star break.
Kevin Kernan says that the Mets showed they're serious by trying to make room for Steven Matz.
John Harper opined that it's time for Steven Matz in Queens.
Michael Salfino crunched some numbers, and found that the Mets veteran pitchers do better on longer rest.
R.A. Dickey admitted that he hasn't been the same since leaving the Mets.
Around the NL East
The Yankees and Marlins got strong performances from Masahiro Tanaka and Tom Koehler, respectively, but it was the Marlins who got the better of the Yankees, 1-0.
The Rays waxed the Nationals, as they scored six runs off of Gio Gonzalez, en route to a 6-1 win.
The Red Sox continued their skid, as they were beaten by the Braves 4-2 at Fenway Park.
Matt Wieters crushed a three-run home run, as the Orioles downed the Phillies 4-1.
Around the Majors
Owen Watson says it's time for Pablo Sandoval to ditch switch-hitting.
The Rays are using some unique metrics in evaluating their pitchers.
The Padres fired manager Bud Black yesterday, because they felt the team was underachieving.
Jose Fernandez will be back with the Marlins on or around July 2.
Joe Posnanski says that the Royals fans who are stuffing the ballot box are doing the right thing.
Ben Lindbergh writes that the strike zone changing in the ninth inning of a no-hitter has become normal.
Yesterday at AA
Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.
Steven Jacobetz continued to look at Dwight Gooden's incredible 1985 season.
Alex Nelson profiled draft picks Joe Shaw, P.J. Conlon, and Vinny Siena.
Justin Birnbaum tries to find where Kevin Plaweck's at-bats will come from, now that Travis d'Arnaud is back.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series against the Blue Jays.
Steve Schreiber talked to our friends at Bluebird Banter about the Jays.
Jose Reyes and R.A. Dickey were back in Queens last night.
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