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After sweeping the Cubs, the Mets continued their offensive resurgence in a come-from-behind win against the Marlins and now find themselves on a five-game winning streak. After an atrocious start by Matt Harvey, who gave up six runs and 11 hits before being chased in the fourth inning, the Mets’ bullpen shut out the Marlins for the rest of the night as the Mets bats came to life.
Yoenis Cespedes continued his hot streak at the plate and was joined by the rest of the team. Every Mets starter got a hit, with the exception of Neil Walker, who drew three walks. The Mets and Marlins continue their series today at 7:10 p.m.
First, the big news: Jose Reyes will be activated and join the Mets today.
Terry Collins wouldn’t promise an All-Star spot for Jeurys Familia but said the Mets’ closer had made a good case for himself.
Doc Gooden and Darryl Strawberry spoke to the New York Times about their struggles to get clean and sober, as detailed in their new 30 for 30 documentary “Doc & Darryl,” which is directed by self-avowed Mets fan Judd Apatow.
Robert De Niro was not happy about his mention in Lenny Dykstra’s new book.
Around the NL East
The Phillies and Braves clashed, and the Phillies came out on top.
The Nationals wasted a strong start from Max Scherzer and lost 1-0 to the Brewers.
Perhaps the Marlins lost to the Mets because they leave a lot of runners on base.
The Cincinnati Reds have fired their pitching coach Mark Riggins.
Ryan Braun was called out during the Nationals/Brewers game for batting out of order.
People continue to be really mad at baseball collector Zack Hample for sneaking into the Fort Bragg game that was off-limits to civilians.
Olympic gymnast Simone Biles threw out a really good first pitch at the Astros game.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Chris McShane examined who should be sent down when the Mets activate Jose Reyes.
Matt Varvaro had the Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.
Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Marlins series.
Lukas Vlahos had the daily prospect report.
This Date in Mets History
Way back in 1962, Mets scout Julian Morgan signed Cleon Jones.