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Mets Morning News: How are things on de West Coast?

Your Tuesday morning dose of New York Mets and MLB news, notes, and links.

Anthony Gruppuso-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Jacob deGrom was stellar once again last night, as he threw eight scoreless innings, and only allowed two hits against the improved Padres. deGrom flirted with a perfect game through eight innings, and left the game having only faced one more batter than the minimum. Daniel Murphy did most of the damage for the Mets, as he hit a two-run home run, and drove in another run. The Mets started off their West Coast road trip in style, with a 7-0 win.

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Lucas Duda didn't play last night with a sore right knee, after he was hit with a fastball on Sunday.

Terry Collins hopes Travis d'Arnaud will be playing rehab games later this week.

Terry Collins told reporters that Jenrry Mejia is only "10-or-so" days away from returning.

Phil Taylor writes, that on the third anniversary of Johan Santana's no-hitter, Terry Collins is still filled with regret.

Joel Sherman says that, two years after the project began, the Mets are getting the player they hoped for in Wilmer Flores.

Fred Kerber writes that David Wright is helping the Mets, even from afar.

AstroMets broke down this month's minor league stats for the Mets' farm system.

Around the NL East

Alex Wood may have finally gotten himself on track, as he threw eight innings of one-run ball, as the Braves stymied the Diamondbacks 8-1.

Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant both drove in runs with doubles, and Jason Hammel had eleven strikeouts, as the Cubs rolled past the Marlins 5-1.

Around the Majors

In arguably the most anticipated game on Monday, the Yankees torched Felix Hernandez behind a Mark Teixeira home run.

The Marlins are reportedly "not thinking about selling," and have no interest in moving Martin Prado.

Ken Rosenthal thinks that MLB would be better with a split season.

Richard Sandomir suggests that Babe Ruth taking out insurance on his contract set a precedent for players today.

Chris Mitchell at Fangraphs took stock on all of the pitchers that were taken in the first round last year.

MLB is trying to set the Guiness World Record for the largest game of catch at the All-Star Game this year.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the first series of the West Coast swing against the Padres.

Steve Schreiber talked to our friends at Gaslamp Ball about the Mets-Padres series.

Chris McShane broke out the Player Performance Meters for this past week. You can find pitchers here, and position players here.

Chris Gaine writes that Bartolo Colon just might actually be able to hit!

Chris Gaine also celebrated the third anniversary of Johan Santana's no-hitter.

Dan Darbandi presented a case study on some prospects that didn't work out.

Lukas Vlahos took a look at some potential trade targets that could push the Mets into contention.

Kate Feldman looked at some trade targets mentioned by Joel Sherman.

Steven Jacobetz gave us a history lesson on Dwight Gooden's magical 1985 season.

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