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Mets Morning News: Johnny Baseball scores big against his old organization

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

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

Chris Heston had held the Mets scoreless for much of the evening, but the Mets got to the Giants' bullpen, scoring three runs in the ninth, en route to a 3-0 victory. Jon Niese was stellar, as he only allowed three hits over eight innings.

Choose your recap: Amazin' Avenue,, ESPN New York, Times, Post, Daily News, Star-Ledger, Newsday

Jacob deGrom was named to the National League All-Star team for the first time in his career. Jeurys Familia will head to the Final Five vote, so make sure you #VoteFamilia.

Marc Carig writes that the Mets' offense is desperate for Lucas Duda and Michael Cuddyer to start hitting.

Manny Ramirez was almost a New York Met? So says David Lennon, in this retrospective.

Jenrry Mejia returns from his PED suspension today, in a move that's sure to bolster the Mets' bullpen.

Kevin Kernan has no idea where the next Mets All-Star position player will come from.

Around the NL East

The Dodgers slugged out a 10-7 win over the Phillies, in a game where Jimmy Rollins put the Dodgers ahead in the seventh.

The Braves jumped on the Brewers early, and never looked back, as they posted a 5-3 win.

Eugenio Suarez went deep in the eighth inning to put the Reds up 3-2 on the Nationals. Cincinnati would never relinquish that lead.

Bryce Harper won't be participating in the Home Run Derby.

Around the Majors

The 2015 All-Star Game rosters were announced, featuring two teams with very good pitching.

Eno Sarris details a new pitch that's being worked on.

Clayton Kershaw wasn't selected to the All-Star team, but Ken Rosenthal thinks he should get in over Jeurys Familia.

Some students at the University of Toronto built a knuckleball throwing machine, in honor of R.A. Dickey.

Jesse Groome appears to be a top contender for top player in the 2016 draft.

Yesterday at AA

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

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets' series against the Giants.

Kate Feldman asked if the Mets should make a move for a hitter.

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