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Mets Morning News: Rain, rain, go away!

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

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St. Louis Cardinals v New York Mets Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

Meet the Mets

A stormy night in the Tri-State Area led to a washout of Monday night’s game between the Mets and Cardinals. The teams will play a doubleheader today starting at 4:10 PM.

Choose your recap: Rain, Rain, Rain, Rain.

The Mets still hope to acquire bullpen help before the trade deadline.

Michael Conforto made a pretty excellent catch in center field on Sunday.

Neil Walker is taking a little break while trying to snap out of a slump that’s seen him go 4-for-45 since July 4.

Wondering why Mike Piazza was so thankful to Reggie Smith during his Hall of Fame speech? Here’s the story behind their relationship.

It’s Mike Piazza weekend at Citi Field starting Friday, with special giveaways at each game. On Saturday, Piazza’s #31 will be retired by the Mets.

David Wright welcomed his daughter, Olivia Shea Wright, into the world over the weekend.

Noah Syndergaard says he wasn’t responsible for lightning striking the Empire State Building.

Around the National League East

It hasn’t been Freddie Freeman’s year. The Braves first baseman had a cancerous mole removed recently, and he apparently played much of the year with a cracked rib.

The Marlins were blanked by the Phillies and have now gone 19 innings without scoring a run.

Will the Nationals try to deal Yankees reliever Andrew Miller after Aroldis Chapman was traded to the Cubs?

Around MLB

Chris Sale apologized to his teammates and fans for cutting up the White Sox’ throwback Jerseys rather than pitch in one, but he continued to insist the team put business before winning.

Joe Maddon may not use Aroldis Champman exclusively as a closer for the Cubs.

Prince Fielder will likely miss the rest of the season to undergo neck surgery.

The Blue Jays have activated Jose Bautista from the disabled list.

The Yankees have benched Alex Rodriguez.

Yesterday at AA

Chris McShane wrote up the bullpen trade rumors.

Steve Sypa profiled Mets draftees Jeremy Wolf, Eric Villanueva, and Dariel Rivera.

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Cardinals series.

Steve Schreiber covered Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame speech.

Matt Varvaro had the Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1963 the Mets lost their 20th game in a row on July 26, so never complain about this season again.