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The Mets had a comeback victory against the Rockies on Sunday, as Neil Walker hit a three-run home run in the seventh to turn a 4-3 deceit into a 6-4 lead. It was a big day for the suddenly-hot Walker, who had also driven in their first run of the game. With a two-run lead to protect, Jeurys Familia put his recent struggles behind him and nailed down the save without any trouble. Despite getting a much-needed victory, the Mets also suffered a loss when Asdrubal Cabarera had to come out of the game with a leg injury.
Cabrera was diagnosed with a strained patellar tendon after the game.
Addison Reed once again had a strong eighth inning on Sunday. He is quietly having a fantastic season as the setup man for Jeurys Familia.
Can another dramatic, late-inning home run on July 31 spark a struggling Mets team?
If they are going to go on a 2015-like streak, they are going to need help.
Yoenis Cespedes led the charge after the deadline last year, but this year he is plagued by a nagging quad injury.
A trade for a Cuban slugger at the deadline does not seem likely this year since the Mets are uninterested in Yasiel Puig.
This trade deadline has been tough on Travis d’Arnaud, whose name had been linked to a Jonathan Lucroy trade.
Tyler Clippard is once again be heading to New York, but this time he is going back to the Yankees.
The Yankees are up next for the Mets, and both teams have question marks as the Subway Series kicks into gear. Despite that, the series still is an exciting event, and the timing is a bit fortuitous for the Mets since the Yankees traded away some valuable pieces.
Around the NL East
The two newest members of the Marlins both made headlines. Colin Rea was placed on the 15-day DL and will undergo a MRI on Monday. Andrew Cashner, on the other hand, was solid in his Marlins debut as they went on to beat the Cardinals 5-4.
Several Phillies are candidates to be traded as the deadline approaches.
The Nationals dropped the final game of their series against the Giants after Matt Cain held them hitless through five innings.
Around the Majors
There was a flurry of action one day before the trade deadline. The Orioles traded for Wade Miley from the Mariners, the Cardinals acquired Zach Duke from the White Sox, and the Yankees traded away Andrew Miller to the Indians, but there are plenty of other storylines to keep an eye on.
The Royals’ dynamic closer Wade Davis was placed on the DL with a flexor strain.
The Orioles are back in first after they defeated the Blue Jays in extra innings.
Padres first baseman Wil Myers pulled off a steal of home against the Reds on Sunday.
The Rockies’ pitching staff is actually pretty good.
Yesterday at Amazin Avenue
Aaron Yorke updated the Jay Bruce trade rumors.
Karl Capen covered Jonathan Lucroy vetoing the trade to Cleveland.
Steve Sypa caught up on all the action in the minors with the Mets Daily Prospect Report.
This Date in Mets History
In 1989, the Mets traded Mookie Wilson to Toronto for Jeff Musselman.