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After defeating the Nationals on Thursday night, it looked like the Mets might actually have a shot of heading into the All-Star break with the division lead. This morning those hopes seem like a cruel joke.
Last night the Mets lost Noah Syndergaard, they lost Yoenis Cespedes, and then they lost to the Nationals. Now the Mets will have to play out the series with the Nationals without arguably their two best players. It also means both players will miss the All-Star Game. This all came after the news that Matt Harvey’s sad, slow train-wreck of a season had come to a (perhaps merciful) end as he’d be undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery. Lady luck has not shined upon the Mets much this year.
As stated above, Matt Harvey is done for the season. He will be having surgery to fix a case of Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS). What is TOS? Ketul Shah has the explanation.
Logan Verrett looks to have one last chance to convince the Mets that he should get Matt Harvey’s spot in the rotation.
Wil Myers may need to find a new Airbnb client, since Syndergaard is injured.
Cespedes and Syndergaard may not be playing in the All-Star Game, but Bartolo Colon, the ageless wonder, will be there!
The Brooklyn Cyclones will be holding Full House Night tonight. The Uncle Jesse bobblehead doesn’t look much like John Stamos, though.
Around the NL East
By beating the Mets, Stephen Strasburg became the first National League pitcher to start a season 12-0 since Rube Marquard did it back in 1912, aka the year the Titanic sank.
The Phillies managed to swipe international prospect Simon Muzziotti from the Red Sox, after MLB determined the Sox had violated bonus pool rules to sign the 17-year-old Venezuelan last year.
The Braves slugged it out with the other Sox, and came away the victors.
The Marlins took down the Reds.
Coco Crisp has been suspended for tossing his bat in the direction of an umpire. Crisp isn’t appealing the suspension.
Rangers third baseman Joey Gallo posted a tribute to slain police officer Patrick Zamarripa, who was killed in the shootout in Dallas on Thursday night. Gallo and Nomar Mazara had met Zamarripa on the street a couple of months ago, chatted, and taken a photo together.
The Red Sox have acquired Brad Ziegler from the Diamondbacks.
The White Sox have become the first team since 1979 to turn three triple plays in a season.
California State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon was acting governor for the day yesterday and decided to officially declare it Vin Scully Day in the State of California.
Yesterday at Amazin’ Avenue
Daniel Convery had the prospect report.
I brought you a visitor’s guide to Cashman Field, home of the Las Vegas 51s.
Eric Simon delivered the bad news about Matt Harvey.
You should really check out Ketul Shaw’s breakdown of what Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is.
This Date in Mets History
Back in 1969 Jimmy Qualls ruined Tom Seaver’s bid for a perfect game in the ninth inning.