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Mets Morning News: Perlman fiddles while Mets crash and burn after a busy trade deadline

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Meet the Mets

The Mets’ bullpen blew another lead, and the Mets lost 6-5 in extra innings to the Yankees last night after taking a lead into the late innings. After a mediocre start by Logan Verrett that saw the Yankees score three runs in five innings to take an early lead, the newly-called-up Matt Reynolds crushed a three-run home run to give the Mets a lead in the sixth. It didn’t last.

Jerry Blevins and Addison Reed blew the lead in the eighth, and after the game went to extra innings, Seth Lugo gave up a run in relief and the Mets lost.

Choose your recap: Amazin’ Avenue short and long, NY Post, Daily News, ESPN,, Newsday,, Bergen County Record, NY Times.

Renowned violinist and Mets fan Itzhak Perlman played the national anthem before the game.

Because no one can be on the Mets this year without getting injured, Justin Ruggiano strained his hamstring running to first base in last night’s game.

The big trade news of the day was that the Mets acquired RBI machine and redundant lefty corner outfielder Jay Bruce from the Reds for Dilson Herrera and Max Wotell.

The Mets also traded Antonio Bastardo for Jon Niese. This is awkward because Niese was pretty salty on his way out of town last year.

Terry Collins is not exactly sure how he’ll handle the outfield now that he has a million lefty corner outfielders and one hobbled Yoenis Cespedes.

In honor of the Subway Series, here’s a list of some of the best players who played for both the Mets and the Yankees. Ricky Henderson might want to have a word with the author.

The Mets will have a chance to use Yoenis Cespedes as a DH during their upcoming games in American League ballparks.

Jonathan Lucroy, who had been pursued by the Mets on the trade market, ended up being dealt to the Texas Rangers.

Zack Wheeler is finally facing batters again.

Around the NL East

The Braves didn’t manage to move any of their valuable assets at the trade deadline.

The Nationals hammered the Diamondbacks to the tune of fourteen runs in a blowout.

The Marlins took the injured Colin Rea to the Padres’ customer service counter and returned him, but they were apparently too late to use their refund to buy another starter and now face a playoff run without enough pitching.

The Phillies were boring.

Around MLB

There were a remarkable eighteen deals on deadline day.

The Yankees traded former Mets star Carlos Beltran to the Rangers.

The Cubs continued to hoard relief pitchers by acquiring Joe Smith.

Yasiel Puig may have played his last game as a Dodger. The team is expected to send him to the minors after being unable to deal him at the deadline.

Danny Duffy struck out 16 in an epic start for the Royals.

The Indians’ Chris Gimenez had some harsh words for Jonathan Lucroy after Lucroy vetoed his trade to the team.

Yesterday at AA

Aaron Yorke previewed the Mets/Yankees series.

Both Nathan Gismot and Matt Varvaro had reflections on Mike Piazza’s Hall of Fame enshrinement.

Ketul Shah offered some medical analysis of recent Mets injuries.

Matt Varvaro had another Monday Morning Mets Mind Boggler.

Lukas Vlahos handled the Mets Daily Prospect Report.

This Date in Mets History

Back in 1973, Cleon Jones became the first Met to collect 1,000 hits playing for the club.