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Mets Morning News: deGrom dominates the Rockies, Mets expand division lead

Your Thursday morning dose of Mets and Major League Baseball news, notes, and links.

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Meet the Mets

The Mets shut out the Rockies behind seven dominant innings from Jacob deGrom. Juan Uribe and Michael Cuddyer both drove in runs in the fourth inning, while Yoenis Cespedes hit his first home run with the Mets in the eighth inning.

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During last night's SNY broadcast, a parakeet was spotted in the stadium. Mets Twitter unsurprisingly ran with it.

Due to his status and tenure in the league, Juan Uribe became an instant leader in the Mets clubhouse.

Mark Simon wrote about the distinct nature of Yoenis Cespedes' home runs. They tend to be low line drives that get out of the park quickly, and last night's was no exception.

Noah Syndergaard spoke with Fangraphs regarding the development of his curve. The velocity of the pitch has fluctuated, which was attributed to his tinkering with a slider, but an increased spin rate has resulted in plenty of swings and misses.

Outfield prospect Brandon Nimmo also spoke with Fangraphs about his approach at the plate. Nimmo explained that he is not necessarily trying to hit home runs, rather he is looking for a pitch that he can square up for a line drive.

Around the NL East

The Nationals were blanked by Clayton Kershaw and the Dodgers by a score of 3-0. The loss dropped them to three-and-a-half games behind the Mets.

The Braves fell to the Rays 9-6. Despite holding a lead, the Braves' bullpen collapsed, ultimately allowing six runs in the last three innings.

The Phillies beat the Diamondbacks 7-6. Aaron Nola went five innings while allowing four runs. Jeff Francoeur contributed two hits.

The Marlins pounded the Red Sox 14-6. Dee Gordon and J.T. Realmuto both hit home runs for Miami.

Around MLB

Mariners' starter Hisashi Iwakuma threw a no-hitter against the Orioles. In what was the fourth no-hitter of the season across MLB, Iwakuma walked three and struck out seven.

The Blue Jays remained the hottest team in baseball with their 10th straight win, which pushed them ahead of the Yankees for first place in the AL East. This time, they pounded out 10 runs against the Athletics.

Justin Turner revealed that he is dealing with MRSA, a staph infection. He has been sidelined since the end of July.

Three-time All-Star shortstop Starlin Castro has been moved to second base. Rookie Addison Russell is now officially the shortstop going forward.

Miguel Cabrera is set to come off the disabled list and rejoin the Tigers Friday. He has been out with a calf injury since July 3.

This Date in Mets History

In 2010, R.A. Dickey threw his first one-hitter as a part of the Mets, this one against the Phillies. The only hit was a single by opposing pitcher Cole Hamels.