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Mets Morning News: Mets lose again, Yoenis Cespedes to the disabled list

The Mets lost badly to the Yankees, but were hit with an even bigger loss after the game.

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Meet the Mets

The Mets started off well enough, but things quickly fell apart en route to a 9-5 loss to the Yankees. Curtis Granderson led off the game with a home run, and the Mets added one more in the first. Steven Matz then promptly gave up three runs to give away the lead. Despite multiple threats, the Mets left eight runners on base and were never able to get back in front. The series finishes up tonight in the Bronx.

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Yoenis Cespedes was finally placed on the disabled list with a quadriceps injury. He first suffered the injury on July 8, and it has lingered ever since.

Hansel Robles got into an argument with Mark Teixeira on the field. It turned out the reason was Robles believed Teixeira was trying to steal signs.

Lucas Duda suffered a setback in his recovery from a back injury. He has stopped all baseball activities, and could remain out of action for the remainder of the season.

Jose Reyes has been dispatched to Port St. Lucie to continue rehabbing his hamstring injury. He is expected to rejoin the Mets once he is eligible to return from the disabled list.

Juan Lagares underwent thumb surgery to repair a torn ligament. His timetable to return is around eight weeks.

Travis d’Arnaud is relieved to have the speculation surrounding him being possibly traded come to an end.

David Roseboom was profiled in ESPN New York’s Farm Report. The 2014 draft pick is having a strong season out of Double-A Binghamton’s bullpen.

At BP Mets, Seth Rubin analyzed the Mets defensive shifting tendencies.

Around the NL East

The Nationals completed a sweep of the Diamondbacks with 8-3 win. Max Scherzer allowed all three of Arizona’s runs, but also struck out 11 over eight innings. Trea Turner and Daniel Murphy hit home runs.

The Marlins lost to the Cubs 5-4. Tom Koehler allowed just one run over six innings, but the Cubs manged three runs in the ninth inning to steal the win. Christian Yelich had three hits, including a home run.

The Phillies beat the Giants 5-4. Philadelphia rallied from being down four runs in the seventh and eighth innings. They then won the game in the 12th on a Maikel Franco single.

The Phillies placed pitcher Aaron Nola on the disabled list with a strained elbow. After a great start, Nola has a 9.82 ERA over his last eight starts.

The Braves defeated the Pirates 8-4. Former Mets prospect Rob Whalen got the win in his first career major league start, but gave up four runs and walked four in the process.

Around MLB

Andrew McCutchen was benched again, and will not play today either. The former MVP is mired in a season-long slump, hitting just .241/.311/.408.

Angels starter Nick Tropeano will undergo Tommy John surgery. He had a 3.56 ERA over 68.1 innings before being diagnosed with a torn UCL.

Charlie Tilson will miss the remainder of the season with a torn hamstring. He was acquired by the White Sox at the deadline from the Cardinals, and was promptly called up to the majors. He was injured after two at-bats.

At The Ringer, Michael Baumann discussed what appears to be the end of the Dodgers and Yasiel Puig’s relationship.

Ted Berg ranked every MLB contender in terms of their potential playoff pitching rotations. At the top of the list is the Nationals, with the Mets coming in fourth.

Yesterday at AA

Jason Mast wrote about Alejandro De Aza’s strong month of July at the plate. Small sample size notwithstanding, De Aza has been hitting .353 since July 5.

This Date in Mets History

In 1982, Joel Youngblood became the first player to record a hit for two teams on the same day. After recording a hit with the Mets, he was traded to the Expos. He arrived in time to record another hit for Montreal against the Phillies.